Niece and nephew knits

wee Chickadee by Ysolda Teague
wee Chickadee by Ysolda Teague
Lancelot by Solenn Couix-Loarer
Lancelot by Solenn Couix-Loarer
My nephew Stellan was born in April, so naturally I’ve been amassing a slew of new-to-me little-person knit patterns. The first sweater I knit him was a Livingston pullover (not pictured), which┬áremains my favourite baby pattern (along with the Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch ‘n Bitch). For the winter, I’ve made him a wee slipped stitch sweater to go along with a wee colourwork cardi for his big sister, Sibella.

The green pullover is Lancelot by Solenn Couix-Loarer and from the notes on the project pages on Ravelry, it appears to have stumped a fair number of knitters. I think the pattern is correct, but the wording could be clearer around the markers. For the placket set up and neck shaping, the marker referred to in row 1 is the start of row marker. Other than that, it was all good and I’m really happy with the result.

Wee Chickadee is one of Ysolda Teague’s patterns, pictured top, and was an absolute joy to knit. The piece is knit flat; no steeking required for the stranded yoke. I used Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper weight, and I love the look of the oatmeal heather against the contrasting colours. And the buttons! My sister gave them to me years ago, and I think they’re the perfect fit. They’re walnut, and were made by the Prairie Knitters at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market in Edmonton, Alberta.

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6 Replies to “Niece and nephew knits”

  1. I am making the Lancelot sweater and am done doing the 12 rows of bottom and did the place marker A and did T for 4 year old. Now it say next rd row knit the grey stitches ont he right of the chart once only. I ‘m making the 4 to 12 year size so do I knit 6 stitches then purl 10 stitches ? Never have done a chart pattern before. I’m taking knitting classes on Monday night and didn’t want to wait until then to start on pattern…… This is cute by the way. Thanks

    1. You would k1 for size 4, then repeat the 12 sts marked by the blue lines in the chart five times, then knit 1. That’s where you place marker B, which marks the beginning of the back. Happy knitting!

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