Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Ribbed Cardigan

Another busy crafty week has gone by and progress has been made on all my projects except the granny sampler.  We have started the sewing up process this week, not one of my favourite tasks and I have to say it has got me puzzled a little, I am still trying to figure how to join all these different sized squares together, I know it has been explained but it will take a while for the penny to drop, so amidst all these musings and wonderings making this little cardigan has given me great pleasure, something simple sweet and straight forward, don't you just love it.  

Another design from Little Crochet by Linda Permann, it's made in one colour in the book
but I wanted to add more colour to it and I love the colour combination of pale teal and lilac. I have made the largest size 12 to 18 months but it is easy to make a larger version just by increasing the size of the squares or using thicker yarn and hook, then all you need to do is make the skirt wide enough to stitch onto the bodice, so versatile, I will have to make more of these to send to Loving hands and maybe one for my granny drawer too :)


  1. So soft colors and so romantic... Yes so good.. I like the cardigan so much..:))
    Best wishes...

  2. So sweet! I love how the arms have a little flair to them.
    You always make beautiful things! Great job. Shari!

  3. Ohhhh, Linda! I LOVE it! And those colors! Yummmmmm! What a beautiful piece of work. I keep flirting with the idea of purchasing that book...I need to tell Santa I want it for Christmas! I'm drooling over this one!

  4. Beautiful!! It has a fairy tale look. I am your latest follower.
    Love from India.

  5. Hi Linda,

    I found your blog and I love your works. So I decided to be your new follower. I don't want to miss anything of your wonderful works.

    Best wishes

  6. I love the colour combination too - it really makes the garment special!

  7. LOVE! You make some really pretty things, Linda. You inspire me. XOXO

  8. Hi Linda

    More than lovely its gorgeous!!! Very much like the ribbed effect and the combination of colours.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  9. Incredible. Love the color combination. So soft and cozy.

  10. Thank you for all your lovely comments ladies, I love to read them :)

  11. This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  12. I saw your baby sweater on iCrochet. It is lovely! We are having a baby themed link party over at TwoLuLa (http://twolula2.blogspot.com/2012/10/baby-love-link-party.html). Would you add a link to your sweet sweater and share your creativity with us? Please feel free to add links to other baby items you have made. The more the merrier!


  13. This is darling! Love the colors! Is this pattern available?

  14. I wonder if this can be translated to an adult version? Am attempting this now. :-)

  15. Love if.from where I can get the pattern?

    1. It's from the book Little crochet by Linda Permann.


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