When I bought this yarn from my LYS a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to knit something girly with it.

What better than a little spring cardigan for my 3-year-old daughter, Kirtana.  So, I dug out my Barbara Walker Stitch Dictionary, picked out a stitch pattern I liked and began knitting.  Every time I would pick up this sweater to knit a few rows, Kiki would ask me, “Mama, are you all done?”  That alone was sheer pressure to get this finished and ready for her to wear!

I wet blocked and once, I actually saw her laying on her tummy in front of the sweater touching it every few seconds to see if it was dry! 🙂

My almost 12-year-old son named this sweater “Alouette” because one of our favorite walking paths is along the Alouette River by our house.  I knit this cardi top-down raglan style with the stitch pattern repeated just above the cuffs.

Presenting “Alouette”, a sweet little spring cardigan for the little girl in my life.

Alouette (ravelry link)

Pattern: My own 
Yarn: Tosh DK in “Ms. Taylor” 
Needles: Size US 6 & 7/ 4 & 4.5 mm 

The stitch pattern is fun to knit and gives great texture to this garment.

A bit of sleeve action

Thankfully, Tosh DK is a superwash yarn because this cardigan is going to get lots of wear this spring!

17 thoughts on “Alouette

  1. fridica

    Oh my, I think my heart would have a complete meltdown at that scene of her lying on her tummy waiting for the cardi to dry! 🙂 I think it was well worth the wait though – it’s gorgeous!


  2. Jocelyn

    Ah that explains the missing pattern link in Ravelry. Brilliant woman! Has Kiki not picked up the needles yet? I’m sure she will be an awesomely talented knitter like her mom one day.

    Any chance you can write this up and publish in Rav? *wink wink nudge nudge*


  3. asha

    Brilliant design , I am coming frome ravelry so I did not know it was ur own pattern ,usually u knit from designer’s patterns right !!!So I praised the pattern and here I come and see its ur own 🙂

    I am stunned , its GORGEUS and KIKI is ultraaaaa cute 🙂 the yarn well its all feminine .


  4. Melissa

    Gosh, I love this so, so much. If you ever decide to write up the pattern, I’ll be first in line to buy it!


  5. affiknity

    Oh my God, isn’t she cute! Every time I see Kiki, my heart yearns for a little girl for myself. Sigh.

    What a lovely pattern, Preeti. I love what you have done with the stitch pattern. The cardigan is simple, yet so elegant. Hope to see more such patterns from you.


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