When the Quokka sweater was launched, I was already working on a new pattern… The Dadirri cardigan knitting pattern! I’m so in love with the coin (or blister) stitch, that I absolutely wanted a cardigan for the girls with this technique. I had used it before in a monochrome cardigan for myself, but I had never tried to make a version with two colours.
It took me a couple of days to get a perfect colour combination. In the end I fell in love with the contrast of the rust-orange and the mint blue. By coincidence I had the perfect buttons in my stash!
Finding a matching T-shirt was more difficult. That’s why I decided to make one. Or to be honest: I bought the T-shirt and added the word ‘happy’ to it. To make this word art, I made a braid of the yarn from the cardigan and afterwards I’ve sewn it on the T-shirt… by hand! Yes, it took me more than one our to have a perfect result, but I’m super happy with it. I even made some tutorial pictures that I will share soon.
Now let’s get back to the Dadirri cardigan. If you want to see how the coin stitch works, you can have a look here. I used this video to do my first tests. Actually it’s still a combination of knitting and purling, just in a slightly different way. So don’t let the structure scare you. It’s an easy technique with a stunning result. During the test, I again made a mix of beginners and more advanced knitters and they all succeeded to finish their Dadirri. See what I mean!?
The rust yarn is the super cheap Laura yarn from Veritas. I combined it with a more expensive one from Quince & co bought at Julija’s shop a long time ago.
Just as with the Quokka pattern, this is a custom fit knitting pattern that is calculated from your gauges (stockinette and coin stitch gauge) and the measurements of your kid. For the yarn you can choose a needle size up to about 5,5. A bigger structure is not really beautiful in combination with the model. Especially not for smaller kids.
I will launch this pattern tomorrow or on Thursday! Exciting right! It will be available for kids from 3 months till 14 yo and yes, it’s an unisex pattern again. I will share some pictures of the testers on my new Instagram account to show you the their results. Hope to welcome you tomorrow in my shop!
PS/ Dadirri means ‘deep listing’. Something I’m working on…. It was Luka Bloom that inspired me to pick this name for my pattern.
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I am really really looking forward to seeing tue Pictures of the pattern testers….maybe i should start knitting ? So lovely.
oooh echt een leuke, zeker de combinatie met effen mouwen en rug vind ik tof (of een ander stukje in die steek), het ziet er naar uit dat jij de eerste zal zijn die mij met twee kleuren laat breien ;-)