Cove Cardigan

I do love a good cardigan for Button, and this certainly fits the bill!

It’s a super little pattern that is easy to knit, but you have that lovely lacy button ‘band’ at the front that gives it a certain lift.

The yarn is starting to pill slightly due to wear. I really must get the pill shaver on it soon. But I’d rather that than the garment languish in the drawer unworn!

This yarn is the perfect match for a pair of cotton trousers and print top that we bought from Next last summer.  I’m really hoping she doesn’t outgrow them too quickly as they’re so cute.  I think we’ll get away with the trousers looking adorably cropped, and the top will still be modest enough for her to get this spring out of the ensemble.

This ‘gathering’ is a simple technique but gives the overall garment a bit of shape and some interest to an otherwise plain back.

The 3/4 sleeves are perfect for spring and give a nice proportion.

I have no hesitation in recommending this pattern.  It’s well written and easy to follow, an enjoyable knit that doesn’t need you to concentrate too hard, but the lace front detail takes the edge off the plain stocking stitch.

In fact, I like it so much I made a second version for Button’s school friend, who admired it when it was worn on a playdate!

Project details

Pattern:                             Cove Cardigan by The Velvet Acorn Designs

Pattern cost:                     $6.60

Yarn:                                 Cascade 220

Colourway:                      Smoke Blue and Dusty Rose

Purchased at:                  Loop London (No longer stocked by Loop)

Yarn cost:                         £5.99 per ball from Wool Warehouse


10 Responses to Cove Cardigan

  1. Absolutely gorgeous and look how miss Button is growing into such a young lady!

  2. Anne W says:

    That’s so cute! Kinda wish mine were that young still, so I could dress them in cardis like this. 🙂

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      She’s hitting that awkward stage between being a little girl that dresses up and being a big girl that’s all about fashion.

      Thankful that I can sew and knit for her and have a little bit of control over her dressing appropriately.

  3. K-Line says:

    She looks great in this! What a lovely cardi. Quite elegant!

  4. Tialys says:

    I love that button band – what a great feature. Both your versions are lovely.

  5. Kim says:

    Very pretty Evie. Button looks gorgeous 😃

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