• Wooden Buttons and Cardigan
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    New Buttons From Textile Garden

    Happy bank holiday Monday! Hope you’re all having an amazing weekend in this glorious sunshine! I thought I’d take a break from taming the jungle that is our garden to share with you some amazing buttons from Textile Garden I bought for some knitting I recently completed.

  • Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan - From The Back
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan

    I first saw this Toft Abergeldie Lace Cardigan cardigan on the cover of the Toft Quarterly Winter 2016 magazine and immediately loved it. I’ve eyed up a few lace back cardigans in the past, but I liked this as the lace wasn’t too fussy and different from most lace I have seen.

  • Glacier Cardigan - Knitting The Cardigan
    Cardigan,  Knitting

    Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan

    This Purl Alpaca Glacier Cardigan originally started out as a jumper. I had purchased the beautiful Yarn Stories FineMerino and Baby Alpaca yarn in toffee for Purl Alpaca’s Niobe Jumper, but after a couple of mishaps I had to rethink this plan!

  • Cardigan,  Knitting

    Paloma Cardigan

    A while ago I tweeted about the Paloma Cardigan pattern on Ravely from Thea Coleman. I love this cardigan soooo much, and once I have finished the little people’s animal hats, this will be my next project! I can’t decide on which yarn to use though. The pattern uses O-Wool Legacy Bulky in Desert Blush. This colour is amazing, but I’m slightly worried it’s too close to my natural skin colour, so I’m thinking about using something else. A current contender is Drops Paris in Raspberry. I’m hoping one of the stalls will sell it at The Knitting and Stitching show in October so I can check it out!

  • Cardigan

    A Labour Of Love

    Several months ago I started a black cardigan using Drops Nepal. I chose this Rico Design pattern as I wanted a really plain and simple cardigan. I decided to use Drops Nepal instead of Rico Design Essentials Merino Aran as I’d never knitted with alpaca before and it was a bit cheaper! This was my first attempt at an adult garment and it turned out to be a really big lesson! Soon after I began my first attempt I realised that knitting the cardigan in fisherman’s rib as the pattern wanted would end up with a much bulkier garment than I was after. So about 20 rows in I took…

  • Cardigan,  ForKids

    Boy’s Hooded Cardigan

    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…