Tag Archives: Children

A New Version of Thorgal

24 Dec

I’ve just finished making another version of Thorgal for my eldest son. My prototype was for his younger brother and I’d promised to make him one too. It’s hot off the needles (so still unblocked). We tried to do a little photo shoot but the boys were a little bit too excited. His brother is also wearing his, so we have matching tops 😉


Thorgal, a Children Top

23 Sep

My latest design, Thorgal, was just released in the Fall 2011 Edition of Petite Purls. The pattern is available on the Petite Purls site for free, make sure to also check the rest of the edition, lots of cute patterns!

Picture by Brandy Fortune

Thorgal is inspired by the traditional yoke sweaters but I wanted to make a more modern looking version with texture while following the traditional construction. The name of the sweater comes from the Norse god Thor, as a reference to the Nordic origin of yoke sweaters.

As a mother of boys, I find that there are many more fun knitting patterns for girls than for boys. This is why I wanted the design to be suitable for both boys and girls and I think the color choice will allow to make it boy-ish or girly, as desired.

2 years 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years, 12 years
Shown in size 2 and 8 years

Recommended needle size
US #8/5 mm circular needle and dpns for sleeves (optional) or size needles needed to obtain gauge

1 stitch marker
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

17 sts and 25 rnds = 4 inches in St st

See more projects in Ravelry:

Picture by Brandy Fortune


30 Jun

Logan, my eldest, has lost not only his first tooth, but two at once! He is super proud! He is almost 6 1/2 and was eagerly waiting for this milestones. Here is the proud boy ❤

Connor’s German Socks

27 May

I just finished a very simple pair of socks for my 4-year old son Connor. They are made using Regia Nations, the Germany colour. Knit top down with a short row heel with 48 stitches.

Introducing My New Pattern: Candy Toes

20 Apr

My Candy Toes pattern is now published on Ravelry.

Edited: this pattern is now available in French too
Modèle désormais disponible en français !

I designed these socks for those who are not keen on Fair-Isle knitting, so that they can enjoy colour-work anyway. Thanks to the slipped stitches, only one colour is ever worked on a particular row, making them particularly easy and quick to knit.

Really, believe me, they ARE easy!

Pattern costs: $1.99

More details on the pattern are available on Ravelry:

Size 1: Children M/L – Circ: 13.5 cm/5.3”
Size 2: Women S/M – Circ: 18 cm/7”
Size 3: Women L/Men S – Circ: 20.25 cm/8”
Size 4: Men M/L – Circ: 22.5 cm/9”

A Photo Shoot for Spring Has Sprung Hat

11 Apr

Today, I finally had a decent photo shoot for this pattern. Thanks to two lovely children, Marta and Kelvin, who played along and let me take lots of pictures of them wearing the hats.

Here are our best shots, aren’t they cute?!

Pattern can be found here and costs EUR 2.50

Textured Socks Up for Testing

22 Mar

A quick edit, these are now published, details here.

I just finished writing the pattern for these socks, I still haven’t found an appropriate name so, for now, they will go by “Textured Socks”.

They do not require any fair-isle, the colour-work is achieved by slipped stitches.

If you are interested in testing this pattern, check here.

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