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Wild Campfire

January 30, 2014

IMG_6665This project has been in the works for….a while. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I cast this sweater on the day before Jones was born, the day after Pacific Knits went to print. It was a wild couple of weeks and I just had to cast something on for my new wee babe. Well, it’s about 18 months later, the sweater certainly won’t fit Jones, but I did it!

Our original Campfire sweater is knit in a rather subdued palette, beige and browns for a really classic look. It’s a sweater I imagined being passed down in timeless colours and a simple fair isle motif. Once Pacific Knits was finished though, I had a wild craving for crazy colours!


Wild Campfire Project Details:

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sport, 2 skeins in Grasshopper, 1 in Chamomile, and 1 in Cousteau

Needles: US #4 / 3.5mm and US #6/ 4mm needles

Pattern: Campfire by Alexa Ludeman

Size: 0-6 months


One of my favorite things about this sweater has to be the collar. I’m a sucker for a shawl collar and this one is so squishy and lovely. The 2×2 rib and increased stitches create a nice drape to the collar that makes it cozy.


So I’ve pulled out one of my long lost UFO’s, how about you? What projects are lurking in the back of your closet?

More fair isle from Tin Can Knits:

4 Comments leave one →
  1. kelly permalink
    February 4, 2014 9:18 am

    you asked how many UFO’s lurking in the back of my closets??? you can include totes, project bags and shelves to the list of where these UFO’s are lurking… the UFO’s range from just weaving in the ends to ones that have just been CO. I am so glad to know that I am not alone in the UFO world…. tee hee

  2. February 2, 2014 7:22 am

    I love you color combo ! Kid knitting, sigh. I like making baby sweaters, but the window is sooooo small for success.

  3. January 30, 2014 10:21 pm


  4. January 30, 2014 5:12 pm

    it’s lovely! :)

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