lillebrors cardigan

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the September cardigan has been in use almost daily since it was finished a couple of months ago. It is the kind of garment I do not understand how we managed without for so long, warm, cosy and best of all - with a perfect fit in a yarn that seems to be softer and prettier the more it is worn. So I had to cast on for a little brother cardigan, too. This time I chose a dusty turquoise, combined with dark brown wooden buttons. cocoa break
... perfect for hot chocolate drinking, stories by the fire, chilly mornings and other November things ...

pattern: my own
yarn: PT2
thermos in the bottom photo is from Blafre


autumn anemones, walks in crisp air, poppy seeds -
papa rusk has a new hat;

Pattern: Norwegian Star Earflap Hat as a starting point
Yarn: 100% wool


House is full of autumn flowers and little projects. Floors are cold and I am knitting scrapsocks.

Pattern: by heart
Yarn: wool leftovers


our pumpkin

Lillebror is checking our pumpkin in new squirrelhat.

Pattern: My own, but the squirrels are from old, traditional Norwegian knitting
Yarn: thin alpaca from Du store alpakka and some leftover angora


the September cardigan

The September cardigan is knit in a simple structure pattern that makes it extra warm and a bit stretchy so it grows with the child. It has a long, narrow fit and extra length to the arms. The wood buttons are perfect with the almost rustic look of this mossy green, soft wool cardigan.
Taking a walk in crisp air, seeing apples ripe and ready, hugging an oak - the September cardigan is perfect for such things.
Hat in thin, natural wool from Nøstebarn, blue vest knit by my mother, and these pants.

Pattern: My own
Yarn: PT2


The first pile of pants for this season is inspired by the deep, rich colours of early autumn; dark, ripening berries, purple garden flowers, grass, leaves, harvest and greens - the moment before everything turns golden.

The pants are very simple with elastic waist and ankles. I usually make three at the time of these, using different fabric qualities depending on season and intended use. They have a great fit and the simplicity of the pattern makes it perfect for sewing for fast growing little ones.
This little pile is for Storebror, my 4 year old. The fabrics are a purple babycord in 100% cotton, a dark lime coloured one in the same quality, and a charcoal woolmix recycled from my old pants that I got paint on. Purple is his favourite colour. He is happy.
Pattern: Elsebeth Gynter Børnetøj du selv kan sy