A while back, I accidentally felted my 4-year-old daughter’s favorite sweater, her Little Hiker’s Cardigan. I know, I know, I should definitely know better. It had gotten balled up in a pile of muddy clothes, and being a distracted mom, I tossed them all in the washing machine without sorting through them. At the time V was wearing that cardi at least 3-4 times a week, so I felt terrible about it, and went on about it for a bit on instagram.
The very sweet Karin from The Periwinkle Sheep offered to send me some yarn to knit miss V a replacement, and after it arrived, V proclaimed that she wanted the same sweater, but the kind you pullover your head, and she didn’t want any pockets. So, here it is, a pattern for V’s new sweater, the Little Hiker’s Pullover.
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This sweater is knit from the top down with round yoke and raglan shaping. The yarn is discontinued, but any bulky/chunky yarn with a recommended gauge of 3 sts an inch will do. There are yardage estimates for all of the sizes (Children’s 2-12). I recommend using Malabrigo Chunky for a hand-dyed look, or Quince and Co Puffin, for a beautiful solid. Either way, this will fly off the needles.
In 2011, I knit what would become a favorite sweater of mine. Agnes, in cozy Quince and Co Puffin is a classic top-down raglan pullover with a little something extra…contrast-lined pockets! At 3 sts an inch, it flies off the needles. The original Agnes pattern is available here: Agnes
So, I finally knit what I had considered for years, a cardigan version. It features the similar construction, still has those pockets, with just a bit more length in the body. This yarn is so warm that this piece makes a great outerwear layer on a chilly fall day. The Agnes Cardigan is now on Ravelry and is $2 off (no code needed) until 9/15: Agnes Cardigan
When your handknit loving 3-year-old asks you to knit her a sweater, how can you say no?
My daughter V spotted some dark blue Berroco Remix in my tiny stash and requested a “blue sweater with a little bit of buttons”, so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to design a new sweater for babies and small children. The Pines Cardigan is knit from the bottom up with just 2 tiny underarm seams, and is sized from newborn to a children’s size 6. It, and the other patterns in my Ravelry store, is 40% off (no code needed) until February 12th.
Comment #13, Jennifer was the winner! We’re always looking to make small changes to become more environmentally friendly around here. Things like metal straws, reusable snack bags, and adding a curbside compost service are just some of the small changes we’ve made. This year, I’m …