Croí Cardi

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I have a cute little child’s cardigan in Issue 59 of Knit Now. The Cardigan is knit with Baby Roster yarns and is knitted flat from the top down with a stranded ombré heart motif across the yoke. The cardigan starts with an i-cord cast-on in a contrasting colour, before increasing across the yoke and then working the heart motif. Stitches for the sleeves are set aside on stitch holders before continuing with the body. An i-cord button band is picked up and knitted along the front edges and the i-cord cast-off continues along the bottom edge of the cardigan in a contrasting colour. Cute and complementary buttons finish the cardigan.

croi cardi

© Practical Publishing

The cardigan is sized from newborn right up to 5 years of age.

And it even made the cover! (just, but hey it counts!)




Bladhm Shrug

My Bladhm Shrug pattern was published in Knit Now, Issue 58, March 2016
Inspired by the Irish version of the Bell X1 song Flame.
This dainty, fiery shrug is knit using Yarn Stories Fine Merino 4ply yarn, it works up very quickly for a pretty cober up for a spring dress.
The shrug is knitted from cuff to cuff, starting with a twisted rib before increasing needle size to work lace. The first sleeve
is knitted in the round before working the centre back flat before rejoining and working the final sleeve in the round. The front edging is picked up along the opening and worked in the round.



Photos from Practical Publishing, Knit Now, Issue 58


fáinne geal an lae cropped cardigan pattern

Here is the pattern for fainne gheal on lae This pattern is for a seven almost eight year old.


Unfortunately, this cardigan pattern is  for only one size. As I am not a professional knitting designer, I don’t have the time to write and test the pattern in other sizes. Maybe at a later date, I might try to do!  And as I am not a professional, there maybe mistakes in the pattern, please contact me if you spot any or have any difficulty understanding my instructions. Go raibh mile maith agat! Continue reading