Another new series of blog posts! Hooray! A wee chat about shop samples, what we made them from and where you can find the pattern.
I actually knit this up way back in March, but as usually happens, it's been in want of buttons ever since. What is it with buttons that are such a stumbling block on the way to finishing? They always, always get me. Anyway, it now has buttons, and is about the most adorable jersey ever.
The only reason I knit this was because I needed an excuse to knit with Road to China Light, and I'm a bit over knitting hats and scarves for shop samples. It is a luxury yarn and I made the yarn choice not expecting anyone else to follow suit. Alpaca, silk, cashmere and camel makes for an amazing fabric but perhaps not the best idea for a toddler. Having said that, after all the work put into making it, this would come under heirloom knitting for sure.
There is about zero surprise in the colours I went for, either. Topaz and Grey Pearl.
Anders is a really simple pattern and great for trying our fair isle knitting if you haven't had a go yet. If you don't want to commit to a high end yarn, something like Cascade 220 Superwash Sport would be absolutely perfect for this project.
Pattern: Anders by Soren Kerr
Size made: 12-18 months
Needle size: 3.75mm and 4mm
Shop sample: in Grand Arcade, Willis St
We can sell you this pattern in-store as a pdf, if you fancy it.