Quick Projects

45463025_258243924881976_5449926496300826624_nI’ve got so many big projects on the go right now – knitting sweaters for Christmas gifts, working on new designs, and then there’s just all the other stuff, you know, life in general. With all that going on, sometimes it’s nice to knit something small and quick, something that gives you a nice, big payoff for a small amount of work. Hats are perfect for that. I’ve got a lone skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Cardinal that’s crying out to become a beautiful, cabled toque.

It’s November and I think the snow is here to stay. Today I’ll grab a warm blanket, a cup of tea and get to work.

Allison Cardigan

Allison CardiganDesigned for, and named after my beautiful daughter, here is the Allison Cardigan. It’s everything she likes in a sweater – cropped, wide, boxy and in her favorite shade of yellow.

I love everything about this cardigan! It’s so versatile, dress it up or dress it down. You can wear it with a dress or with jeans. It’s also made out of one of my favourite yarns, Briggs & Little Atlantic, a bulky yarn which knits up quickly. I’ve used the Gold colourway, but they have an amazing selection to choose from.

Briggs Little Atlantic – Gold – 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins

Size 10 needles circs, 32”, 16”, 9” and/or dpn’s

Size 9 circular needle, 32”

Stitch markers

Buttons 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7)


15 sts x 22 rows = 4” stockinette on size 10 needles, or whichever size needle gives you the correct gauge.


38” (41”, 44”, 50”, 54.5”, 58.5”)

Sweater is meant to be worn with at least 4” of positive ease. Model is wearing size 38” .