New PDF: Hearts Cardigan
I’ve been meaning to blog about this pattern for a while but alas, stuff has been happening. I finally got my Hearts Baby/Kids’ Cardigan into shape for release as a PDF in US Terms and I’m so excited.
I love this pattern and it is one that just never took off, so I decided to have it tested by people with kids (models!). I found five willing and super helpful testers through my Ravelry group, and boy did they do a fantastic job helping me seek and destroy the errors. I also added two larger sizes from the original print version, making the available sizes: 6 months, 18 months, 2, 3 and 5 years–of course you will want to measure your kid to be sure, the finished chest measures (20, 22, 24, 25 and 27)” around, respectively.
Here’s Jen’s 2-year-old daughter Lilly wearing her size 2 cardi. So cute!
The cardigan is crocheted from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes, then divided for fronts and back. Sleeves are crocheted separately and sewn in. The awesome thing about the heart design is you only have to work one color at a time (no switching back and forth between colors in the same row) but you’ll have to snag the pattern to learn how. DK weight yarn keeps it light, and you can dig through your scraps for the heart rows if you like–they don’t take much yarn at all. Samples shown in this post use Rowan’s Amy Butler Belle Organic DK, Louisa Harding Aimee and Knit Picks Swish DK.
The pattern is now available in my Craftsy and Ravelry shops. I’m putting it on sale for this week only (through Monday, April 9th at midnight CST) for $5, after which it will return to it’s regular price of $6.50.