Many moons ago when I published the bloom pattern, a wee flash of an idea began to form in my head. All these years it's been residing there as a little spark, a spark that would flicker and grow brighter and bigger and then fade.
Last year, when Susannah told me she had purchased WOOLganics that spark just about burst. It lit up so bright it was like a catherine wheel, it simply could not be ignored anymore. And so I knit this.
Do you recognise it?
Maybe this photo will help you a little bit more..
Yes, it's a cardigan to match the bloom dress.
And I so love it. See this gorgeous wee pink one. That's in a newborn size and is shown over the small bloom dress. How cute is that! And the yarn, well, it's the new WOOLganics 4ply/fingering weight which is all a bit lovely and lush. How much fun I had knitting this!
The bigger yellow one is a 23" and it's knit with size 8 lengths in the 8ply/dk weight.
So yes, the pattern will come in both 4ply/fingering and 8ply/dk sizings from 15-30" chest size and is being released to help celebrate the re-launch of WOOLganics. The pattern is written with WOOLganics yarns in mind but you can substitute.
The only problem is that I'm absolutely stumped for a name for this pattern. I literally have nothing. Zip. Nada. Nothing. Usually, I have an inkling but this time I'm really drawing a blank.
You see, I want the name to tie in with the bloom, but I don't want to call it the bloom cardigan. Blossom seemed like the obvious choice but a fellow Aussie designer has a pattern called the Blossom bolero, so I think that's out. (Check it out by the way, it's a very cute pattern!)
And so I have a pattern without a name. You see my problem.
So I'm throwing it out to you readers.
Give me a name for this sweet cardigan.
A name that compliments and works with bloom.
GOSH! Look how much Lily has grown! This bloom is the largest size, it was a dress on her when the pattern was released.
If I decide to use the name you suggest for this pattern, you will receive not only a free copy of this pattern but also a lovely gift pack of WOOLganics yarn in your colour choice and weight choice so you can knit the pattern. The yarn has been generously donated by WOOLganics.
Suggest away. I have a couple more patterns to come to compliment bloom so I am looking for a bouquet of names and we hope to be able to give away more than one gift pack and choose some future pattern names.
I'll leave the competition open for a week or so. That should take us pretty close to the pattern release date.
Perfect. I'll be more specific with a closing date and add it here when I'm more sure of the release date.
Once a name is suggested, take that entry as belonging to that person, and please do not re-suggest the name.
Now get your thinking caps on!
pssst.... don't forget to pop over to WOOLganics and check out their yarns, their glorious colours. *wink wink* Link in the logo below.
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