Nouveau patron : Litla Blóm
Hello and happy holidays to you all! I’m writing to you today to announce the release of my new knitting pattern : the Litla Blóm sweater!
You’ve probably seen it, but I’m a big fan of the fair-isle technique, and for quite a while! Before I could knit, I always dreamt about beautiful Icelandic sweaters, wondering if one day I could have one. And in the end, it wasn’t so hard ! After knitting a few fair-isle patterns, I wanted to create a knitting pattern with a pretty fair-isle yoke and I’m glad to present it today!Litla Blóm means ‘little flower’ in Icelandic, so you can find a traditional Icelandic flower pattern on this pattern. The fair-isle is only on the yoke (ie the top of the sweater), with a border. This is the only tricky part of this pattern, but oh so addictive! The sweater has a bottom-up construction, meaning that it knits from bottom to top. As mentioned in my article on fair-isle, it is the traditional construction for this kind of sweaters because the decreases fit more easily in the chart compared to increases. You start by knitting the body, then the sleeves apart, and finally join the whole together to knit the top of the sweater and the neckline. Finishes are made with ribbing 1/1.
In addition to the instructions of the sweater, you can find in the pattern tips and links to videos on how to knit fair-isle.The recommended gauge is 21 stitches x 28 rows for 10cm, in DK weight yarn, with usually 4mm needles (or another size depending on your gauge). The white version was knitted entirely in Lima yarn from Drops, while the burgundy version was knitted with different types of yarn : shepherd’s wool worsted for the body, Lima for the bottom, and Berroco Vintage for the flowers. As you can see in the pictures in this article, this pattern allows you to play with the colours, and you have the choice to use one, two or even 3 contrasting colours.
It is available in the following sizes : 6 months (1, 2) 4, 6, 8 years, in English and French as usual. In these photos, my daughter wears the size 2 years old : it is still a little big because she is just starting to wear size 2 years, but it will be perfect to last all winter. You can of course adapt the lengths of the sleeves and the body according to the measurements of your child.
Here are some versions of the testers :
As usual, you can find this pattern on Ravelry! And good news, for the launch of the pattern, I offer -20% with the code “litlablom” until January 2nd. I hope you will enjoy this pattern!