this is my first tfa knit, and i'm sure it won't be my last. and for those of you who aren't aware.. tanis is a canadian gal who has a gift for fibers. seriously. her yarns look sooo yummy, and i just recently had the opportunity to pet shannon's tfa yarns for the summer sweater kal. oh.my.goodness... and not only does tanis have a great selection of hand dyed yarns to choose from.. she writes patterns as well! (not to mention her hubby used to be a chef.. so her recipes that she shares are to die for... )sigh. i want her life ;) haha and if you're looking for another awesome yarn source... please check out her site!
i totally spend much too much time on it.. just drooling ;) gah. so lovely.
i was worried that i wouldn't have enough yarn to complete the project, but i had tonnes left over! i had originally planned to do this in a short sleeved version. no need. i probably could have added a little bit more length if i wanted to, but really... it's just fine the way it is.
soo. the details..
the pattern is called sunnyside by tanis of the lovely tanis fiber arts
i knit the 12-18 month size
used a 3.5 mm needle, and the knit picks stroll tonal in blue violet. only one skein! and leftovers too!
and those buttons! do they ever make the cardi pop!
i opted for the garter hem, because well, i just love the garter stitch. can't help it. but also, with the variegated yarn, and with the lace (instead of cable option) i didn't want to make the cardi seem too busy. you know?
i love how it looks.
and oh my my, does it ever look sweet on the recipient. you can trust me on that one ;)
i definitely recommend this pattern. it's such a sweet knit! and it just brightens any day. (i think, anyways).
have you knit any tanis fiber arts patterns? have you been lucky enough to knit with her yarns? come chat! the sun is out, and the coffee is especially good. xo