Saturday, December 6, 2014

FO: Blue Sky and Rainbows Tallulah

Once again I am lagging behind but I did want to share this gorgeous wee cardy I made for Miss M as a test knit recently.  It's the Tallulah by Sezza Knits and it's a fab wee pattern.
A while ago Miss M asked for a light blue cardy and not long after the tester call came out for this pattern.  After a friend very generously offered to dye some yarn for me (as I couldn't find any I liked) I knew I was going to love the result.
Tallulah is a fabulous wee cropped cardy perfect for over summer dresses.  It is knit in DK weight yarn and can be made with short or long sleeves.  I love the touch of feminine lace on the sleeves and the long fitted ribbed section through the body (in fact mine isn't quite as long as it should be due to knitting while watching tele and not paying attention, oops).  The cardy is knitted top down and in the round with the sleeves worked via the contiguous method to give a set in sleeve rather than a raglan construction.  I've done this a few times now and I love the result.  This pattern covers sizes nb to 10y and I made a straight size 3 for Miss M and it only took 150g (approx 300m) of yarn, so it's also really economical. :-)  I also let her choose the buttons and love how happy the wee rainbow love hearts are.

See it's sweet isn't it?  A perfect wee cardy for any wee girl :-)


  1. I really like that knit top Alison...did you find the sleeves easy enough to do? Might have to add it to my knitting projects I think

  2. Yes the contiguous method isn't any harder than a raglan, and the instructions are very clear. You should give it a go. M wore this again a couple of days ago for the first time in ages and I fell in love with it all over again.