The new issue of The Knitter is out and I’ve got a design in it – hurrah!
Toasted Teacake (Rav link) is a top down raglan cardigan in sizes from age 2 to age 9. It’s a double knitted garment, so it’s completely reversible – two tops for the price of one! It’s also a great way to practise double knitting if you’ve not tried it before, as it’s not a huge project. It’s knitted in Lang Golf, but if you don’t have this at your local yarn shop then Rowan Cotton Glace would be a perfect substitute. Both are available in a wide variety of lovely colours. There are some other amazing designs in The Knitter this month, although I would say that I guess :D…
Double knitting doesn’t just give you reversible fabric. You can use the technique to make two at a time socks – one inside the other. How clever is that? Here’s a great Knitty tutorial which explains two at a time socks really well.
And if you’re in the mood for a Toasted Teacake or perhaps a Sherbert Fountain, then do check out amazing retro sweetshop Treasure Island Sweets, who gave me the idea for the name.