Sunday, December 22, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern: Lily's Cardigan

Today, I'd like to share a free pattern for a cute baby cardigan.
I made this cardigan and the beanie last spring for my niece, Lily.
I first made a beanie following "Scalloped Lace Baby Cap by Carrie Griffin", and used the same lace pattern to create the cardigan.
As I knit it, I wrote down some notes to share the pattern someday, and almost a year later, here is the pattern! :)

This pattern makes a cardigan measuring 10" at chest on flat (total 20" circumference). I did not grade the pattern to make other sizes yet, but I will soon update the graded pattern. In the meantime, if you want to make it smaller or bigger, you can still do it by simply using lighter or heavier yarns, and smaller or bigger needles.

Download pattern in PDF format

Yarn: Araucania Ulmo
* I think I used about 1 skein of Ulmo, but I forgot to measure the weight before I mail it. I’ll check the weight if I make the 2nd one.
Needle : 4.5mm circular needle
Gauge: 19sts x 26rows (4”sq in St st), 1 lace repeat: 2 5/8”w x 1 3/4"h
Size: 6~12 month (chest measures 10” flat)

Crest of Wave Chart

CO 109 sts. Knit 1 row.
Follow the “Crest of Wave” chart total 3 times. (total 36 rows)
K1, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. -93sts rem.

Row 1: P20, bind of 5sts, p43, bind off 5sts, P20 – 83 sts rem.
Row2: K20, pm cast on 26sts, pm, k 43, pm, cast on 26sts, pm, k20 – 135sts rem.
Row3: *P to next marker, move marker, k to next marker, move marker; rep from * once more, p to end of row.
Row4: *K to 2sts before next marker, k2tog, move marker, k1, k2tog, k to 3sts before next marker, k2tog, k1, move marker, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row – 127 sts rem.
Row 5 & 6: Rep row3 & 4 – 119sts rem.
Row 7: P all sts.
Row 8: *K to 2sts before next marker, k2tog, move marker, k1, k2tog, k to 3sts before next marker, k2tog, k1, move marker, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row – 111sts rem.
Row 9~22: Rep row7 - 8 seven more times – 55 sts rem.
Row 23: K 1 row.
Row 24: Rep row 8 – 47 sts rem.
Knit 2 rows.
BO all sts.

Wearer’s Right Side Placket
Pick up 46 stitches from wearer’s right side CF Edge.
(WS) Sl1, k to end of row.
(RS) Sl1, k to last 18 sts, * yo, k2tog, k5; rep from * once more, yo, k2tog, k2.
Next 2 rows: Sl1, k to end of row.
BO all sts.

Wearer’s Left Side Placket
Pick up 46 stitches from wearer’s right side CF Edge.
K 5 rows.
BO all sts.

Weave in ends, and sew buttons on.

* Please use this pattern for personal / non-profit use only. You may use this pattern for charity knitting or to make projects for charity fundraising. Please do not post this pattern anywhere else without permission. Thanks.*

Saturday, December 07, 2013


Finally, a new pattern has arrived!
As shown in the previous preview post, it is an Estonian lace inspired tunic, knitted from top to bottom.

The name of the sweater is "Lill" which means a flower in Estonian.
If you look into the body carefully, you will see a flower blossoming. :)
The pattern is a mix of written instructions and charts.
You can get the pattern on my Ravelry page or my Etsy store.

* Click below to buy from my Ravelry store

* See projects made from this pattern

Friday, November 15, 2013

A New Pattern on Its Way...

Hi there!

What a diligent blogger I am, writing a post first time in three years! :P
Finally, there is a new pattern coming on its way.
Actually, I made this sweater about a year and half ago, but couldn't get around to take photos and edit the patterns for such a long time.
I'm excited to share my new design, "Lill". It's an Estonian lace tunic.
The first round of the photos did not show the details of the stitches very well, so I'm going to take a few more pictures over this weekend.
Here are some preview photos...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Finally! Forest Cardi Pattern is Completed! :D

Wow, it feels like forever since I started re-editing it. There has been so many interferences and delays. My husband even tease me saying that that pattern was like a never-ending story.
BUT!! through it all, it's finally done and released on Ravelry!.

Through this editing process, I thought myself Adobe InDesign program and it was worth investing the time. The pattern edited with InDesign looks so much more professional, and the printed charts are so much clearer.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Honey honey~

Yeah! My newest pattern is now out there! (Actually, released last Wednesday)

Ah, I wanted publish this last Dec, but it was delayed so long because of moving and repeated frogging!
Because it is a simple style, the silhouette and the right fit was very important to make it flattering on a female body, but finding the right fit required so many frogging and re-knitting. I sewed hook&I tapes along the front opening, so that I can either close or open as much as I want.
Because the honeycomb stitch creates a thick fabric, it's really warm and comfortable to wear it now.

I used 9 skeins of Knitpicks Cadena that I had in my stash and am happy about the result!
The pattern is on my Etsy shop ( or Ravelry (

Friday, January 01, 2010

Bulky Rose Capes

Happy New Year everybody!

Last December was a really busy month for me, not because of fun parties and celerbrations, but because we had to do an unplanned moving. After that I caught a cold and sick for a while.

I've finished these capes early December but haven't had a time to post it here.
I knitted them with Rowan Big Wool Fusions which have been in my stash for a while.
There are 3 design options for this cape - long / short / long with arm slits.
They are such quick projects and I've been enjoying the compliments wherever I wear them. :D
The sad thing is, nowadays the weather in NY area has been too cold to wear these capes alone.
I'm selling the pattern on my etsy store ( and also on my Ravelry page.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Enchanted Forest

Update on Feb. 8 2010 - This pattern will be available for online purchase in early March 2010. The pattern will be revised for better fitting, various collar options, and better grading. Also it will be re-edited for easier understanding.
If you want to get notified when it’s available, please send me a message or leave under the comment section. Thank you!


It's been a while since I posted anything here.
I've been quite busy starting up a store on Etsy (, and this Forest cardi is the first sample for the store. (also for myself)

I edited the pattern here and there for a better fit and better finishing.
Also this time, I made the collar detachable, and added a sting with pompoms at the end.

The bulkiness makes it very warm even though it’s a cropped cardigan with short sleeves. If I make matching arm warmers, it will be good to go until very late November. :D

Since the yarn is very elastic, I used 8 and 9mm needles this time to make it tighter. I’m very satisfied with the result.