I really want to gush about this pattern from designer, Elena Nodel. She creates the most interesting designs that are great to knit and fun to wear. Since she’s got a little girl of her own, she cleverly incorporates “growing room” in her patterns with the active child in mind. So, the finished sweater is not restrictive in any way for climbing and running and hanging upside down!!
Cinnamon is perfect for the current time of year when it’s too warm for a full size coat with sleeves but you still want your little one to wear something to guard against the chilly breeze. The stitch pattern is continued as you work the raglan increases and the pattern has plenty of hand-holding tips to help you with this.
This pattern is best knit with a springy wool and is something I realized when I was almost done knitting. My yarn choice for this project was less than ideal. I used Spud & Chloë Sweater which is lovely in itself but doesn’t work really well to accentuate the striking feature in this garment which is that collar! (Oops, blurry pic, sorry!)
Oh, and I ran out of yarn before I could finish the collar so I didn’t get the amount of chic I wanted for that detail!!
Another great feature in this design is the floating afterthought pockets. This was a first for me and was fun to execute, including snipping (yikes) the stitches for where you want to add the pockets. Due to my yarn shortage, I used Malabrigo Rios for the pockets in a contrasting navy blue. Worked out nicely since the large buttons I had picked out for Cinnamon where a similar shade.
I think I need to go back and reattach the ribbing on the pockets with a crochet chain because my finishing on those is, well…. meh! I love this finished knit and Kirtana does too 🙂