Posts Tagged ‘cardigan’

Button Up Cardigans

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

If the seasonal shift towards knitting involves more of a need for pint-sized apparel, then you have come to the right place.  Sublime offers up a striking collection of patterns that merge modern and traditional elements together with the latest in a series of booklets for tiny folk, The Nineteenth Little Sublime Hand Knit Book.  In this grouping of eighteen styles for newborn to toddlers, the Sublime design team has chosen bold Autumn hues complimented by paler vintage shades in Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, a smooth natural yarn with a light bouncy handle.  This is a yarn that knits to perfection, with each and every stitch nestling neatly into place.

 

Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK

 

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Pixie Parade- Too cute for words…. this cosy cardigan featured as the cover model for Sublime Book 704 knits up on 4 mm needles with raglan sleeves and a well-fitting hood to keep munchkin-sized ears covered and warm.   Tilly Floss (shown above).

 

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Pumpkin Pizazz- A snappy style for a tiny gentleman who is on the move, whether its out to lunch with the ladies or off to the park for an afternoon playdate.  This itsy-bitsy cardigan is available in sizes 0-3 years and mimics the closures and sleeve tabs found on grown up duffel jackets, complete with a crisp turnback collar.  Cutie Carrot (shown above).

 

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Princess Pretty-  For the next dress up occasion that involves a perfectly-paired cardigan and matching ribbon-tied bonnet, this sweet duo is finished off with a flourish of vintage buttons for decoration.  Didy Dino (shown above).

 

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Cabled Comfort- Your little toddler will be ready for any tumbles or spills in this sporty cardigan  built for ease of movement and playtime durability.  Cutie Carrot (shown above).

 

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Festive Fancy-  This classic yoke design looks instantly refreshed in a vibrant shade of red and accented with contrasting stitch detail.  Little Lobbie and Vanilla (shown above).

Top Ten Cardigans For Spring 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

No matter where you live, a handknit cardigan is indispensable especially when it comes to navigating through the transitional days of early spring.  Wafting in like fresh air through an open window, this season the styles are far more relaxed, with an emphasis on open fronts or simple one-button closures.  Current silhouettes vary from long and lean, to short and cropped, with sleeves that barely sweep the wrist or fall just below the elbow in a demure Grace Kelly kind of way.  Edgings shift away from tradition to show off pretty curves, decorative scallops, and soft draping.  This week we have put together a selection of inspiring designs to knit in our most pleasing array of cotton, linen, silk and easy care blends.

Top Ten Cardigans For Spring 2014-

Katia San Remo

Katia San Remo

Whether it is walking the dog or commuting to the office, this comfy cardigan will get a real wardrobe workout.  Casual yet polished with a wide garter stitch border and roll back collar, plus just enough lacework added to keep it light and airy, this design is knit in San Remo by Katia, a worsted weight yarn gushing with metallic sheen.  Blue Grey (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7005

Sirdar Leaflet #7005

This perfectly proportioned cardigan is ready to ring in spring, knit in a warm poppy shade, featuring rounded edges, a turnback collar punctuated with chic button detail and elbow length sleeves.  Knit in Sirdar’s Simply Recycled Aran, a cotton blend particularly appealing to anyone on the lookout for speedy projects.

 

Katia Brisa

Katia Brisa

Sometimes it is the simplest of pattern stitches that can create the most impact as it is with this fabulous openwork cardigan, capturing the feeling of spring with a flowy edging.  Knit in Brisa, one of our favorite crisp and cool yarns from Katia’s impressive range, a mercerized cotton and viscose boasting a palette of more than thirty shades to choose from.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7001

Sirdar Leaflet #7001

Surf’s up with this flattering longer length cardigan featuring a deep v and tie front detail.  Knit in Raffaela from Sirdar, a nubby cotton blend highlighted with a pearly sheen.  Amalfi and Lido (shown above).

 

Noro Taiyo Sock Cardigan

Noro Taiyo Sock Cardigan

Refreshing last year’s outfits is a breeze with this colour-banded cardigan from Noro Favourites by European designer, Claudia Wersing.  Knit in Taiyo Sock, a fingering weight blend of cotton, wool, silk and nylon available this season in thirty-three colourways.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7086

Sirdar Leaflet #7086

For the winter weary, this boost of colour may just be what the doctor ordered, knit in Sirdar’s newest arrival, Cotton DK, a contemporary cardigan composed of lattice and lace with optional three quarter or cap sleeves.  Look for the popular range of eighteen colours.  Sailor Blue (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7013

Sirdar Leaflet #7013

Flower buds underscore the lower half of this v neck cardigan styled with three-quarter or alternate full length raglan sleeves, a smart well-fitting design in Sirdar’s classic Calico DK, washer and dryer friendly in a combo of cotton and acrylic fibres.  Bay Blue (shown above).

 

Katia Iris

Katia Iris

For a look that is both timeless and elegant go for natural shades of linen, cream and white.  This wispy cardigan has a modern vibe and adds the coolest, lightest layer possible.  Knit in the slinky new Iris by Katia, an innovative blend of linen and metallic polyester in seven shimmery sun-kissed hues.  Stardust (shown above).

 

Debbie Bliss Juliet

Debbie Bliss Juliet

The Chanel Jacket, an iconic style revamped this season by Debbie Bliss in a her latest softly-toned cotton tweed, Juliet.  Look for all twelve shades in stores now including Hyacinth (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7002

Sirdar Leaflet #7002

Conveying a sense of ease, this ‘take anywhere’ cardigan is gentle on the eyes in spring’s must-have lilac shade.  Knit in Raffaela by Sirdar, a textured cotton blend with a subtle twist.  Capri (shown above).