Yes, it’s time for some woolly nonsense again. I had a certain little person in mind when starting out on this cardigan and although it arrived several weeks after her second birthday, she was very gracious and forgiving.
The pattern was Sirdar 1402 and the recommended yarn was Snuggly DK but I chose Woodlander DK from a Yorkshire-based supplier, James C. Brett, because of its lovely tones and shades.
It is 80 per cent acrylic and 20 per cent wool so it can be washed at 30 degrees. I added the purse/bag as we all know how little girls love their handbags… and what else would a girl keep in her purse but her favourite teddy!
Ava’s mum has kindly sent me this picture, with permission to post it. I think you will agree that little Ava is adorable.
A special note to a particular blogger who resides in a small apartment: just so you know, I am working on a pastel painting … 🙂
Such a adorable little thing! Brilliant!
What a great little cardigan! Love the colours and the variety of stitches. It looks very professional Patsy, even if you are modest about your skills!
It really was very simple and straight-forward! It’s lovely to see something you’ve made come to life, so to speak, and Ava wears it beautifully. 🙂
What a beautifully knitted jumper for a beautiful little girl. She will love wearing it while carrying her matching purse.
Thank you from me and thank you from Ava!
I am excited about your news at the end for Jots – you do know she is moving – can’t wait for the name change. 😉
Name change? Is she changing her blog? P
Well if she is moving, maybe it will become Jots from a Palace, jots from the semi-detached…..?????? Or Jots from another small apartment???
Oh I get you now! Sorry, I’m being a bit slow.🐢
Can you let me have the pattern this summer as I would love to knit it
If you would like it sooner, I can post a copy to you if you want to email me your address?
Oh my that wee lady is just adorable! Lovely colour & pattern you choose. Last knitting I did was leg warmers for little people….I’ve not the patience for anything substantial. Well done patsy! 🙂
She’s a little sweetheart 💕 Thanks Mizz W!
Oh! I am so jealous of your talent. I did, start a sweater for my son once… By the time I “almost” finished it, well, he was 10 years older….
Guess I’ll stick to my dishcloths….
Dale, if it’s any consolation, this is one of the few garments that I have ever actually finished!
… oh doesn’t little Ava look a treat wearing your hand knitted with love cardigan P ! I know I’ve said before … *envious of your yarn skills 😉
Poppy, the truth is I’m a terrible knitter. This was just luck!
that’s gorgeous Patsy, what little girl wouldn’t be happy with it, she looks adorable, Frances
Thanks Frances. BTW, the pastel painting I mentioned at the end of the post is your picture. I made a start last week but I’m not very well at the moment but will hopefully get back to it. P
Patsy sorry you are not feel well I hope you will be better soon, I look forward to seeing a photo of the finish pastel, Frances
Thanks Frances. P
thats lovely, I love the new types of wool that are self striping.
Thanks Joan, I do too as it seems to make the knitting go faster – a bit like cars with stripes really. 🙂
Joan, I forgot to say that our mutually favourite shop, Vibes & Scribes, stocks this yarn. P
Thanks Patsy, will take a look next time I am in town.
Oh…you clever Girl!! I am so envious of your knitting talent. Scares me to think that if (and only if) I took the time to sit down and focus I might (just might but probably not even then) be almost to par with your “wooly” talent!! Hmmmmm…..
Will be looking forward to that pastel….
Take on your day Sweet-Tea….thinking of you.
From your friend who lives (and is moving) to another small apartment! xox
I’m hoping that it hasn’t fallen apart in the wash…:)
How exciting moving apartment! Best of luck with the move. Px