This is a cute, simple little cardigan pattern that I designed around a few custom colors of Haikoo SimpliWorsted that I created for Craftsy recently.
The yarns are on sale right now, so if you like them, it’s a good time to pick some up. (Click on the link above, and you’ll go right there.)
These self-striping colors are based on the colors that Mazie and Olive love to wear. Mazie loves pink. Any and every shade of pink. I like this colorway, because it has her pink — but also a couple of nice neutrals to tone it down just a little bit. Skacel did such a great job dyeing these, I really love how freeform the stripes are!
Here’s Olive in her sweater, and holding a few skeins of the yarn that I used to make hers:
Olive loves pink, but is more open to wearing other colors as well. She’s a really happy, vibrant little girl, so I designed her colorway to be really bright and fun.
The girls really love their sweaters – and think that it’s so cool that the yarn is really THEIRS.
The pattern is for sale both at Craftsy and on Ravelry.
Sizes: Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8, 10)
Finished chest circumference: 22 (25, 27, 29, 31) inches / 56 (63.5, 68.5, 74, 79) cm
Yarn: 3(4, 4, 5, 6)￼skeins Skacel HiKoo ￼SimpiWorsted • 55%
Merino Superwash 28%
If working with a self- striping colorway, consider purchasing an extra skein to match stripes for sleeves.
Needles: US 10 (6mm) 24” or longer circular needle, US10 (6mm) DPN, Long circ., etc. for sleeves, US 8 (5mm) 24” or longer circular needle, US8 (5mm) DPN, Long circ., etc. for sleeves
Notions: six to ten 3⁄4 to 1” buttons, darning needle, four stitch markers
Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows in 4 inches (10 cm)