Twigs and Willows

April 28, 2013

I recently finished two sweaters for my pre-teen granddaughter, Annie.  First up is Twigs and Willows from Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos.  My granddaughter looks adorable in this plus she loves it.  Alana did a great job designing this little cardi, knit flat and seamed with just a tiny bit of waist shaping.  The lovely and simple details such as the bas relief leaves on the yoke and the deep ribbing are just the sort of thing I look for in a pattern...I like a tiny bit of detail, not much, simple is best.  I've reviewed Botanical Knits on this site and shared with you how much I love it.  This is why.  I will be making a Twigs and Willows for myself soon.  It was a quick, fun and simple pattern to make and turned out so darned cute.

Knit with Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic Aran in color Bluebell.  Excellent yarn of 50/50 wool cotton blend that on US 6, knit for me as a light worsted at 20 stitches per 4 inches.  Very soft and easy to knit with excellent stitch definition, plus appreciate that it's organic.  I loved this yarn in DK weight and sorry to see that both aran and DK have been discontinued.  Annie loved the feel of the sweater next to her skin and didn't take it off until bedtime.

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  1. Your cardigan looks beautiful, really suits your girl. Beautifully knitted.

  2. So pretty! I really love the deep ribbing as well as the little bit of texture at the yoke. Lucky Annie!

  3. So lovely Kristen - and gorgeous colour!

  4. It's beautiful! The color is stunning! I love the large waist band! I think I want one :)

  5. That sweater looks fantastic on her! Love the colour, and the fit is perfection.

  6. Gosh, that's pretty!!!!! The color is just astoundingly beautiful!!! I love that kind of button, too!

  7. Beautiful cardigan on a darling girl. Your knitting is always beautiful, and Annie is certainly growing up!

  8. I love that sweater. Annie looks adorable. I'm wondering if I should try that pattern.


  9. Kristen, it is stunning! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features this morning at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see you again at the blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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