September 22, 2022

Blooming Peerie Cardigan by Caitlin Shepherd

  • A young child in a floral sweater holding a bouquet.
  • Front view of a colorwork cardigan with flower pattern.
  • Close up view of cuff and button band of child's cardigan sweater.
  • Close up view of back shoulder of child's colorwork sweater.
  • A grid with orange, brown, blue, green, pink and gray yarn.
  • A grid with gold, black, green, gray, purple and blue yarn.

I have been a big fan of Caitlin Sheperd of @pluckypigeonknits for so many years. It’s hard to beat her original and creative design, especially when it comes to colorwork sweaters. We’ve talked about collaborating for a long time and finally her first pattern release using my yarn is today!

Blooming Peerie Cardigan is a whimsical wee knit that brings to mind the joy of early spring when coveted blooms reappear in the garden. The deceptively easy colour patterning is accomplished through a clever slipped stitch technique and only two colours per row! Blooming Peerie Cardigan is knit in the round with a raglan yoke, steeked button band, and short rows to shape the neck. The pattern is available on Ravelry.

This little cardigan is knit in my soft and lofty Sanctuary yarn. A fine 100% non-Superwash Merino wool, it has a wonderful bounce to it and lovely next-to-skin softness while still maintaining excellent stitch definition – perfect for children’s colorwork. This fun knit is pure colour happiness in wool form. Caitlin used colors Butt Naked with Prince of Darkness, Taos 2000, Salted Caramel and Mystic but I have nearly 30 colors in stock for you to choose from.