I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest ...
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: http://www.knitandtravelandsuch.blogspot.com/.
I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.
What could be cuter than a sweet cardigan - for a boy or a girl - decorated with bright colored jelly beans?
These simple stitches combine to give an interesting architectural look to the sweater, while being easy enough for a novice knitter. Great introduction to stranded colorwork (Fair Isle).
The sweater is playful and sweet.
Garter stitch cuffs are designed to be turned up if sleeves are too long; the child can grow into it.
The body is in stockinette stitch and the yoke is a simple ribbed pattern.
Note: Sweater in photo is size 4, on a 2 year old child.
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch