During the design process, often an idea comes first and then I seek out the perfect yarn to make the
vision come true. However, sometimes I see the yarn and it sparks a memory or a thought which becomes the design. This time it was the yarn. When I saw the Gnome’s Home colourway by Carle of Nurturing Fibers it made me think of being a child in the forests. While visiting Cape Town as children, we would often walk in the forests around the mountain and explore the magical woods, looking for fairies and gnomes amongst the trees. The world through the eyes of a child is a wonderful place. My aunt had a book about gnomes, and I always imagined that if I looked hard enough I would see their homes or a small sign that they were sharing the forest with us. The magic of a child’s imagination should be guarded and encouraged for as long as possible.
The cardigan is a top-down raglan construction, worked in stocking stitch with a moss stitch edge. The hood is then added to the completed body. The button band is picked up and knitted in moss stitch along the sides and over the hood. Optional pockets can be added as desired.
Please note purchase is for the PDF pattern to knit the Forest Cardigan and not for the finished item!!
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Purchase through PayFast (South Africa) R60