September 20, 2012

more matchy boys sweaters

Pattern: Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates
Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash colour #1960 (teal) and Knitpicks Swish worsted in 'Cobblestone Heather' (grey)

My Mom has a wonderful friend she's known for about 43 years, who lives in Tasmania. She's visiting at the moment and she's a knitter. It's been a bit of a tradition the past few years that she and I exchange knitterly sorts of things, so I made these for her two grandsons. It's going into summer in their part of the world, but I hope I made them big enough they can use them on chillier days now and again when it cools down in 6 months.

This pattern was fun and good for the cable fix I was craving. I'm not crazy about knitting patterns twice, especially in such quick succession, but I didn't mind this one at all.

Has anyone read this book? I'm reading it right now (thanks to this thread on Ravelry) and it has a lot of food for thought about how our approach to clothing has shifted dramatically just in the past few decades.

Now that much of my non-work life is filled with family activities again I needed new 'waiting time' reading material. Also very happy for fingerless mitt and sweater weather.


  1. chris -- saw these on ravelry and was hoping you'd blog them soon -- so absolutely sweet. love these!

  2. Gorgeous sweaters Chris!! How sweet of you to make these up for a dear friend. You know they will be cherished. :)

  3. They're so adorable! And what a perfect shade of teal.

  4. Damn those sweaters are cute. What did that take you, like five minutes?

  5. what great sweaters, and I love the pattern name. It is cold and rainy here today - would be perfect to cuddle up in one of those