A Guest Post from my Partner, Kirsty:
Cardigans are going to be quite a necessity for our autumn boys and I can’t wait to see them in a range of brightly coloured, handmade ones.
Pattern: Basic Raglan Baby Cardigan Sweater by Keya Kuhn
Yarn: Rowan Softknit Cotton in Indigo Blue, Burnt Orange and Marina
Needles: 4 and 4.5mm
This pattern is perfect for those with little to no experience with seamless cardigan construction. It’s straightforward, detailed and easy to follow, and the finished design is both gorgeous and practical. As for the yarn, I don’t usually enjoy working with cotton, but Rowan Softknit is not only lovely and soft but braided too, so it doesn’t tend to split. It’s so easy to work with! Amber chose the colours for this cardigan (and surprised me by bringing them home for me one day), and after knitting it up and seeing the result, I’m definitely hoping to work with this yarn again.
I love buttons, and this was the perfect excuse to use fun ones instead of sensible ones. Goldfish were the perfect finishing touch; the colour scheme is all fish in the ocean to me. I like it enough that I’m contemplating a little set of ocean-themed baby toys in the same colours (if I ever finish the fifty-thousand other projects I have planned first…)