Rory Cardigan

It's been a week, dear readers. Saturday afternoon was my Smithsonian talk, pattern unveiling and lace class. There's something pretty spectacular about teaching in a space full of so much wisdom, talent, grace and beauty. I'll never forget it and was thrilled to be there! The event was well-attended with both familiar and new faces (and a lot of knitting going on).


I've been waiting to introduce the Rory Cardigan until after the Smithsonian event, but I'm pretty excited about this design! A top-down raglan knit in one piece with no seaming and very little finishing, this is sure to be a favorite.


I LOVE Alchemy Yarns (Gina and Austin, the owners, founders and brains behind the operation at Alchemy are amazing hand dyers and good people) and this 100% superwash hand dyed merino combined with this sweet feminine cardi are the perfect combination to usher in fall.


I'm always surprised at the lack of sizing for children's garments, so I'm pleased to offer up this cardi in sizes 12 months to 8 years. With techniques like the picot bind off, reverse stockinette, cables, i-cord, twisted stitches and some simple color changes, this little beauty can be worn all through fall, then brought back out for spring. It looks equally lovely with the wearer in both short and long sleeves, dressed up or casual. Being superwash (a must for a mom knitter!), no need to fret about it getting dirty, just throw it in the wash on cold delicate and air dry.


I had a birthday on Tuesday, August 26th - 34 years old. In honor of this birthday, the Rory Cardi will be 34% off today (Thursday) only.

Download the pattern here. Happy fall!