Knitting Project: Chasing Sunbeams

A Guest Post from my Partner, Kirsty:

I love it when I can put beautiful yarns and a gorgeous, inspirational book together and make something pretty from it.

I paired these two Quince & Co. Lark yarns [purchased from Loop] with a fabulous pattern from Nikki Van De Car’s ‘What To Knit When You’re Expecting’, and this is what I got:

Pattern: Striped Boatneck Sweater by Nikki Van De Car

Yarn: Quince & Co. Lark in Apricot and Nasturtium

Needles: 5.5mm

What a creative, versatile pattern! I had to make a few modifications to suit my gauge, which was very easy to do. I also opted to add the sleeves by picking up stitches around the armholes so I could knit them straight on; I like to avoid seaming where I can. I love the double moss stitch edgings, they really stand out with this yarn! Quince & Co. Lark is amazing to work with. It’s so soft and the colours are so rich. Amber paired these two together for this jumper; she’s excellent at putting colours together!

‘What To Knit When You’re Expecting’ is packed with other gorgeous patterns that I can’t wait to try, particularly the Baby Cozy, the Hannah Jacket, and the ever-loved Maile Sweater. You can find out more about Nikki Van De Car and her beautiful knitting projects over at her blog, What To Knit When You’re Expecting.



    • August 17, 2014 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m really pleased with it.

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