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!
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