February 6, 2011

and now for something completely different...

Pattern: from my head
Yarn: Quince and Co. Puffin in 'Parsley', plus a bit of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in brown for the pockets

Something super quick (it took a week) in bulky warm yarn - I've been piling on the sweaters as I leave the house for various cold hockey arenas and this one will work well for that, I think. I love the big collar that can sit open or button up for extra warmth. I also adore these fabulous dark toggle buttons. The yarn from Quince and Co. is wonderful, too. The outdoor photos show the colour best. In my haste during the photo shoot I missed buttoning one button - my sweet 10 yr. old photographer was freezing! (not me, though. I was toasty)

I decided to make pockets on the side 'seam' (there are no seams on this) with the Bliss yarn to match the buttons. The construction is top-down, with set in sleeves made with short rows on the caps.

Fast. Fun. Warm.


  1. Wow, that's absolutely wonderful! Looks like a perfect cardigan for winter!

  2. oh my, chris. i want one. just like this. right now. it is beautiful! and perfect for the weather these days. happy rest of the weekend!

  3. It's adorable! I love the color, the buttons and the shape. Nicely done! Of course, I'll be wanting one, too!

  4. Oh my gosh!!! Chris I love this!! Fantastic design...when is the pattern going to be for sale??

  5. Beautiful! I love the buttoned funnel neck - what a great idea.

  6. Looks super comfortable. Love it! Are you going to publish the pattern?