New pattern : the Noisette Cardigan
Hello everyone, I hope you are having a nice week! Only a few days left before the weekend, and I hope that you will be able to enjoy some relaxing time with sewing and knitting.
If I write to you today, it is for two things. First of all, I would like to thank you sincerely for the support you’ve given me regarding the release of my knitting patterns, especially the Dandelion Cardigan. I am very touched and your feedback looks very positive, so I’m very pleased. Thank you all so much! Then, I wanted to introduce you to my new knitting pattern : the Noisette cardigan! I’ve been working on two patterns over the past few weeks : the Dandelion bonnet, released last week, and this new cardigan. And I hope you will like it!
The Noisette cardigan has the same construction as the Dandelion cardigan : it is knitted in bottom-up (from bottom to top). The sleeves are knitted in the round in stockinette stitch, and then attached to the body to knit the raglan decreases that will shape the neckline.
It features a cute popcorn stitch on the front and back, and I chose to make a long I-cord to finish the neckline, that you tie for a very feminine look. But if you don’t like it, you’ll be happy to know that a ribs option is also included to finish the neckline.
Like the Dandelion, this pattern that has been written and revised to be accessible to beginners. It is actually even more simple than the Dandelion. But it also has nice finishes, which will please the advanced knitters.
For the pink version, I chose to try the Rico Design Layette Baby DK yarn, that is superwash. It was knitted in size 2 years for my 22 months old little girl. For a second version in 3 months, I decided to try the Bowland DK yarn from Eden Cottage Yarn, an English hand dyed yarn, and here is the result. As you can see, I decided to make an I-cord also on this version but only along the neckline. This can therefore be another finishing possibility. This pattern is knitted in DK wool, with a gauge of 22 stitches x 32 rows for 10cm. I used 3.5mm circular needles for the body and sleeves (or the size that will match your sample), then 3.25mm for the ribs, and 2.75mm for the I-cord. As for the Dandelion, it is available from size 3 months to 8 years! And here are the versions of some of my testers.
I hope you will like it as much as I do ! You can find it on Ravelry.