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Lush Cardigans : Little and Big

April 13, 2018

It’s spring. The daffodils are out! Cheery (and local and cheap!), daffodils were my wedding flowers, so they hold a happy place in my heart. Here in the UK it’s been a cold and slow-to-start springtime, and still hasn’t warmed to my satisfaction (although extended opportunities for the wear of sweaters and woolly socks is an upside!).


When springtime comes, I tend to explode with ideas for lace, and I love to knit in bright bright colours! This one is no exception, although I’ve had to rein in my lace loving side.  We are deep in the depths of completing a new colourwork collection, which is VERY exciting, but also requires so very much knit, knit, knit, think, think, think, work, work, work. I did recently manage to fit in something lacy for a spring wedding… here’s a tiny sneak peek!


Are you knitting lace this springtime? Fancy an adorable sweater for you, or a matching set for you and a little one? I designed Lush before I was even THINKING of babies, but when I began to think about little ones, I knit a teeny tiny version of the jumper in anticipation.


Some years later I was able to get the obligatory Mum & Daughter shots of me and Neve in matching sweaters! For all the designs that Alexa and I have published, most of which are sized from baby to big, we really haven’t made very many matching jumpers for us and our kids!


Neve’s Lush cardigan is made in Sweet Fiber Merino Twist DK in ‘something blue’ and mine is in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘favourite aunty’. They’ve both been favourite items for both Neve and I to wear!



What are your favourite lacy spring knits? Are you a shawl knitter? Perhaps a lacy sweater?

More lacy knits from TCK:

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 17, 2018 6:13 am

    I must get over my fear of button bands because your sweater fits you beautifully!!

  2. knitternicky permalink
    April 17, 2018 1:30 am

    I’m currently knitting Lush again! The second for my granddaughter who has outgrown the one I made her last year. I’ve also just finished one for a granddaughter on the way. She is due in 12 weeks and they’re my first matching knits for them, though they’ll be cousins not sisters.

  3. Bindy permalink
    April 16, 2018 12:38 pm

    Yay, very happy to see more of Lush. I have bought the wool to knit myself a Lush and my hubby and kids will present it to me for my birthday in a month, near the end of our Australian autumn. I’m hoping to make good knitting progress over winter and be able to wear it lots in our late winter and spring. Hopefully my 8 year old daughter will like the pattern and want a matchy knit too. There can’t be all that many more years until the thought of owning the same piece of clothing as Mum will go out of favour for a while ;-) .

  4. April 15, 2018 9:20 am

    I’m also desperate for some sunshine. I’m not knitting lace but I have moved onto a very springish (I know, not a real word) pink called Sweet Pea.
    Your cardigans look so pretty!

  5. Elizabeth Ann permalink
    April 14, 2018 7:27 am

    I wish I could knit lace ! The color of that pink yarn! So gorgeous!

  6. April 13, 2018 5:55 pm

    I love your knitting. What pattern are you using? The speckled yarn looks delicious in that lace.

  7. April 13, 2018 2:58 pm

    I love the lush cardigan, I need to make a bigger one for my daughter. I’m also planning lace socks for me in either peach or green from the wys florist range.

  8. April 13, 2018 12:51 pm

    Downunder we’re breaking heat records for autumn; but, typically for Victoria, they cover the teperature spectrum in the course of any day. A pox on climate change !
    I love Neve’s dimple ! – and your matchiing cardis are a delight. :)

  9. April 13, 2018 10:15 am


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