Another Beautiful Day – book review

This book arrived in our shop just before Christmas and we were immediately inspired by the fantastic collection of little girls cardigans it contains.

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Anyone excitedly planning a wedding, or special occasion, this year can’t fail to find just the thing for any little girl involved. All the designs can be knitted or crocheted for ages 2-13yrs.

All the designs are shown in white yarns such as Cotton dk, Cotton 4ply, Soukie dk with its sequins for extra sparkle and another sparkly yarn Ella dk.





The first design shown in the book is a pretty lacy crochet ballet wrap which can be made with short sleeves or long sleeves. It has been made up here in Wash ‘n’ Wear dk shade 251(long sleeves) and Cotton dk shade 501(short sleeves). It would look great made in Hayfield Baby Sparkle if you would like something shiney.


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Next we come to 2 long sleeved cardigans, one with a lace yoke, the other a cropped, boxey style with knitted flowers appliqued around the bottom edge and cuffs, both are knitted here in snuggly pearls dk.


The short sleeved version has been knitted in sparkly sequined Soukie dk and really shows off how effective the yarn is.


2442shortThis crocheted cardigan has a single button fastening at the neck and again is embellished with dainty flowers around the bottom edge. We can see this being a very useful little cardigan for the summer made up in snuggly 4ply or Cotton 4ply. She can just as easily wear it with a special party dress or use it as a cover-up on the beach!

2439 Make either long or short sleeved.2439 long(2)Looking for a little Bolero? What about this one? Again long or short sleeves. Shown here knitted in Wash ‘n’ Wear, or use Tiny Tots for some added texture, but can be knitted in any of our dk yarns. The Bolero shape is great for providing some extra warmth on a chilly day whilst still showing off that gorgeous dress.


Or, similarly, you could make this lacy cardigan in a shrug style. Again this could double up as a very pretty holiday cover up.2441short2440 long

This simple V-neck cardigan is actually very stylish with it’s raglan sleeves and peplum, it is extremely flattering and looks amazing here in Soukie dk.

2436Finally this 3 tier cardigan is fun and frilly. We would love to see it knitted in the vibrant colours of Hayfield Fiesta.

2437long       2437shortSo if you are looking for a selection of cardigans suitable for all occasions however special you can’t go far wrong. When your little girl is all dressed up and ready to party in her lovingly created knitted or crocheted cardigan it is always going to be a beautiful day.

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