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!