October 01, 2021


Good morning friends. We pulled out Carter’s sweaters from last year and no surprise that he has outgrown them all. Time for Grammy to knit in earnest and I have so many cute sweaters and vests planned for the next month, I can’t wait to show them to you. This morning I have a new pattern to share from Lisa Chemery of Frogginette Knits who specializes in children's knitwear patterns. Crozon is sized from 3 mos. to 16 yrs. and knits up quickly in worsted weight yarn. It's a lovely pattern with great details such as short row shaping for raising the back neck and different raglan increase rates to improve fit, plus you will LOVE Lisa's technique for jogless stripes. Crozon is a basic pattern that deserves a spot in your library. So many possibilities, plus I LOVE that she graded so many sizes! I intend to use it many, many times for my grandson and he loves his two new sweaters. I made the size 6 for my 4 year old grandson. When knitting for a child, rather than choosing size by age, instead look at the finished chest measurement. Measure your child's chest, add the amount of positive ease you would like, then choose. I knit both with a tiny bit of growing room, but actually I could have added more, but since is knit top down, it will be easy to add length to cuffs and hems as needed.

For his black and white sweater I used Rowan Cotton Cashmere which is absolutely fabulous to use for children. It knits up beautifully, is very soft and can even be machine washed and dried (not according to the manufacturer, but I've done it with cold gentle wash and low heat tumble dry and it was fine) but of course the fabric will look better longer if hand washed. Cotton Cashmere is a gorgeous yarn comprised of 85%  cotton and 15% cashmere. It has a wonderfully soft suede-like feel when knitting and while wearing. It's a gorgeous yarn. I like this yarn knit at 18 sts. to 20 sts. per 4 inches and can achieve either depending on my needle size.

The multicolored sweater is knit with a main color of off-white Big Bad Wool Weepaca, a high quality yarn made with a 50/50 blend of merino and alpaca. I loved knitting with it. The multi color stripes are scraps of fingering weight yarn held double. Don't forget, doubling fingering weight yarn equals a worsted weight and doubling a lace weight yarn equals a DK weight, but make sure you swatch!

Check out all Lisa's patterns HERE.

Purchase Crozon HERE.

Carter's black/white version HERE.

Carter's multicolored version HERE.

Rowan Cotton Cashmere (I used Charcoal and Linen)

Big Bad Wool Weepaca (color Raw White)

I have a few more finished knits to share as soon as I can get them modeled, 

hopefully next week.

Have a great weekend!

xo Kristen

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  1. Kristen,
    Love seeing Carter modeling your sweaters for him.
    He is a beautiful boy!
    Of course your sweaters are really beautiful too!

    1. Thank you Margie! We looked for you tonight at First Friday but must have missed you. We had Carter in tow and he loved it as much as we did!

  2. Can't believe how he's grown--and he just looks older! Grab those hugs and snuggles while you can! Love the photos. And happy October!!

    1. Thank you! Yes, we are so aware about how fleeting this special time is. All our friends give us the same advice! We have him whenever we can get him!

  3. Carter gets more handsome each blog! I love the sweaters!


    1. Thank you pal. I saw your hubby downtown tonight listening all by his lonesome to a band with a glass of wine in his hand! Everyone else had gone to eat, including you, but he stayed behind to listen to the music. I love that about him! We had Carter so our evening was quite busy what with having to inspect every bear and wiggle to every band!

  4. I’m looking forward to trying the cotton cashmere. Thank you for the recommendation!


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