Monday, 10 November 2014

All Seasons Cardy

I've recently completed another test knit for Kelly Brooker.

All Seasons Cardy is a very cuteshort sleeved cardy with a little bit of lace. The pattern was originally released quite a while ago but has been revised to include more sizes and yarn weights! It's written in 3 yarn weights (fingering, DK and worsted) and 16 sizes (newborn to 10 years) so a wonderful pattern as to be expected from Kelly. 

I had this vision of the pattern being knit in a darker yarn with some bright buttons adding a pop of colour so I used DROPS Big Fabel in grey and for the pop of colour I used some blue spotted fabric from my stash to cover some self cover buttons.

All told the 52.5 cm size took 172 g (258 m) of yarn and I'm really quite pleased with how the buttons turned out and contrast with the grey.

With Christmas around the corner I have some gift crafting on my mind and I will be back soon with some of that. 

As the weather has turned decidedly chilly here I have also some knit designs floating around in my head if I could only find the time to knit up a sample (which will double as a Christmas gift or two!). All going well I will write them up and have the ready for testing in the next couple of weeks. If anyone is interested in testing let me know! One is for a hat (DK or Aran) for a range of sizes baby to adult, the other for a chunky weight cowl.

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