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Summer knitting…. for this winter + an important question for you!

By 04/09/2017Blog

Every summer I knit a lot. Just because I can’t take my sewing machine with me on holiday, I can do this everywhere (also in the car!) and most of all because I love to combine my two passions as much as possible.

This spring I showed you my free Janne dress, but what I noticed is that it’s actually not so practical when the kids are feeling too hot. And since the heating at their school is always working overtime, I wanted to knit a sweater version of this dress.

I bought this stunning Rowan wool at Clara’s wol. It’s a combination of alpaca and merino. Can’t get any better then that, right?

For this new this sweater I moved the kangaroo pockets from the skirt to the sweater and just removed the skirt. Easy as that! This way you get a basic sweater with a pocket that can be used for both boys and girls. Lisa and Nore are in love with their new sweater. I love both the material and the colour. Of course!

It’s a perfect match with this stunning Nani Iro fabric that I bought at Julija’s shop. A left over from this project. 

At the moment I’m looking into the possibilities to launch this pattern but of course I would only develop it when you love the design. What do you think about the idea? Would you be interested to knit your kid a sweater like this? It’s knitted with needles nr 10 ( I used two yarns to get the right thickness) and I finished it in about 6 evenings! A fast project, don’t you think?

Thanks a lot for stopping by and for your honest opinion!


  • Gioia says:

    I was looking exactly for a knitting pattern like this! Is it made with circular needles?

  • Lydia Rickson says:

    I’d love it, although my kids would only wear it if I can do in acrylic because they find wool too itchy! If it works in acrylic then I’d love to try this. Lydia x

    • Compagnie M. says:

      Oh course it would work in Acrylic too. And this wool is so soft! I never buy regular wool but alpaca and merino are so much more comfy to wear and work with than I acryl. I can highly recommend this yarn. M

  • Angela says:

    I love it! I like the sweater itself and that it is a fast project. I really would like to make this for both my boy and my girl!

  • Prachtig! Ik zou dat ook wel zien zitten. Al zal ik dan eerst moeten leren breien *proest*

  • Sylvia says:

    Heel mooi! Te breien op 6 avonden?!? Jij turbo breister, dat lukt mij nooit vrees ik :-))

  • Mangeles vargas says:

    De todas maneras! Se ve muy cómodo y que rápido lo has hecho!
    Saludos desde chile

  • Fee says:

    Knap! Ik ben fan!

  • Bieke says:

    Prachtig! En hier wordt de naaimachine tijdens de zomeravonden vaak vervangen door breinaalden… Laat dat patroontje dus maar komen, samen met nog een paar mooie zomeravonden…

  • Katrien says:

    Ola, dat patroontje wil ik wel. Nu al zin om op zoek te gaan naar een wolletje voor mijn meisjes :)

  • Gratienne Vanwynghene says:

    Ik vind het een prachtig modelletje

  • Anne says:

    I love it!
    Would do it for my boy (who owns 2 Louisa sweaters, because he loves the pocket) as well as my little girl…

  • Vera says:

    I would love to knit it for my boys, but have nearly no experience, all I have knitted to this point were scarfs and easy beanies. So if you can recommend your pattern to beginners I’m absolutely looking forward to it!
    Greetings from Germany!

  • Nicky says:

    Would love to knit that for my girls!

  • Susanne says:

    Love the model of this sweater!
    Would love to knit this for my 3 year old.
    Where can i get the model?

  • Daisy says:

    Super mooi!

  • Ilse Laes says:

    Ik vind het een prachtige trui. Ik wil ze wel breien voor mijn kleindochter van 6 jaar ( wel maat 8 jaar).

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