Crochet: Something Finished

Crochet: Something Finished

A new cardi for Lulu

Hello. I feel like the past few weeks have passed in a blur; my days have been full of work, crochet, illness and the everyday dramas such as lost school shoes/jumpers/coats and forgotten appointments/lunches/PE kits - I'm counting down the days till half term already ;)

But amongst the chaos, in that precious hour before finally falling into bed, I've been working on the sweetest cardigan for Lulu...

I bought the pattern for this Fair Isle cardigan last winter from Ball Hank N' Skein on Etsy I fell in love with the grey and yellow version and knew I had to try it. I was finally prompted to make it when I ordered some lovely Artesano Aran (50% Superfine Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Highland Wool) to try. I knew this wool was a bit special and I loved the colours so before another winter came and went I made a start.

I will admit that I don't normally gravitate to clothing patterns (even though I love chunky knits) but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed making this. I mean, I REALLY enjoyed making this - It's made me think about making more clothing, maybe even something for myself!

Crochet Fair Isle Cardigan - Lululoves: Pattern by Ball Hank N' Skein

The pattern was easy to read and simple to make up. For Lulu I made the biggest size (age 4-6 years) which I knew would be (and is) a bit big for her but I felt the expense of the wool warranted an item that would have a few years in it. When I tried it on her as I was making it up she made the comment that it was 'tickly' I know from experience with my sensitive lot that 'tickly' can end up being 'itchy' so I'm happy its bigger as it means she can wear it over several layers - like a wooly jacket. I'm in Love!

It's the perfect cardigan for wandering down the lane...

Crochet Fair Isle Cardigan - Lululoves: Pattern by Ball Hank N' Skein

Crochet Fair Isle Cardigan - Lululoves: Pattern by Ball Hank N' Skein

...searching the hedgerows for blackberries...

Crochet Fair Isle Cardigan - Lululoves: Pattern by Ball Hank N' Skein


...and bossing your brother about.


yes, definitely a good make-your-brother-pick-the-blackberries-while-you-eat-them kind of cardigan!



Gaahh ♥ 

If you enjoy making clothing for your little ones stop by Ball Hank N' Skein's shop - she has some really lovely patterns.

Wishing you all a lovely week.

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (24)

  • Nina


    16 October 2013 at 23:15 |
    Gorgeous cardi and photos.
    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:39 |
      Thank you xx
  • Sarah


    17 October 2013 at 02:52 |
    The photos are stunning!! Love the colors and you did such a nice job on it!!
    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:38 |
      Thank you for producing such a gorgeous pattern xx
  • Casey


    17 October 2013 at 03:01 |
    what a sweet sweater! I love the pink, white and grey combination!
    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:40 |
      Thank you Casey - I love the colour combo too, I nearly added yellow but I'm happy I kept it nice and simple xxx
  • mim


    17 October 2013 at 06:47 |
    A beautiful cardi, it looks so snuggly, and a super cute Lulu too, Perfect xxx
    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:41 |
      Thanks Mim, I think the snuggle factor is its biggest appeal - I'd like one in a me size! Em xx
  • Sarah


    17 October 2013 at 13:12 |
    It's gorgeous, I am off to look at her shop now. Thanks for sharing this.
    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:42 |
      Thank you :) Yes please check out the store such lovely patterns xx
  • Claireabellemakes


    17 October 2013 at 13:13 |
    My heart exploded when I got to the last image!!

    What a lovely make. I like that it's too big for her too, it looks so snuggly. Just your colours too :-)

    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:44 |
      Thanks Claire - yes that was my favourite pic too, a typical Lulu smile - she's trouble for sure! Xx
  • Sarah~Lou


    17 October 2013 at 21:57 |
    Really sweet, and lovely pics x
    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:44 |
      Thank you xx
  • Deb Hickman

    Deb Hickman

    17 October 2013 at 22:50 |
    It is gorgeous!!!!! You don't find many nice crochet patterns for girls clothes that's why I went back to knitting them. I'm off to look at this shop now, thank you for sharing. Deb x
    • Lululoves


      18 October 2013 at 07:45 |
      Yes I agree - I wonder if that's why I've never gravitated too them, I think the tide is turning though :) Em xx
  • Jen


    18 October 2013 at 10:45 |
    this cardigan is amazing!! i absolutely love the colour choice too, i may have to go and buy this pattern also and make some for christmas pressies.
  • Roberta Bortoluzzi

    Roberta Bortoluzzi

    22 October 2013 at 01:40 |
    Oi amiga, adorei todas as novidades do teu blog, também trago novidades no meu blog para ti contar, confira e depois deixe um comentário para eu poder saber o que achastes,abraços from Brasil.
  • Curly Girl Coop

    Curly Girl Coop

    08 November 2013 at 16:39 |
    I love using grey as a base colour! My friends all laugh at me for how much I love grey but this cardi is a great example of how versatile grey is. I love it x
    • Lululoves


      10 November 2013 at 21:57 |
      Laugh!?? I don't understand that - I LOVE grey, grey with yellow, grey with pink, grey with green.... makes me happy. Em xx
  • wendy


    09 November 2013 at 12:09 |
    absolutely gorgeous
  • Mandy


    07 February 2014 at 14:26 |
    Missy bought the pattern and am stuck on the yoke ? Not sure how to do this ? Was hoping u may know it says to dc in dc and in the back bump ? Just curious if that is just the back loop and the bump on the bottom ?
    • Lululoves


      09 February 2014 at 09:39 |
      Hi Mandy - I couldn't say without re reading the pattern, it was quite a while since I made it. you may be better just emailing the designer, they are usually very good when giving support with their patterns. Em xx
  • Mandy


    07 February 2014 at 14:30 |
    Sorry not sure why that said missy first ? :( spell check lol

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