A while ago I knitted this lovely boy’s hooded cardigan for my friend’s little boy, using this very versatile Sirdar pattern. The pattern has four designs for ages 0 – 6 years, and is suitable for boys or girls. I prefer, where possible to knit with natural fibres so I swapped the suggested yarn of Sirdar Snuggly DK and chose instead King Cole Merino Blend DK. Being fairly new to knitting and swapping one yarn in a pattern for another, I didn’t think to check the difference in length between the two yarns, and so ended up using 6 balls of the King Cole in comparison to the 4 suggested…
Whilst my hand is still in a cast (see twitter pic) and my knitting speed has been seriously thwarted, I’ve found myself lusting after all those patterns that are just out of my grasp (literally!!). One such pattern which caught my eye is this gorgeous tartan scarf from Wool and The Gang. Knit in their luxurious 100% Peruvian yarn, Crazy Sexy Wool, the Tartan Lula Hoop (fabulous name!) can be bought from their website ready made, or as a pattern. Once the cast if off I will DEFINITELY be giving this tartan wonder a go!