Hygge – A Cosy Baby Cardigan
Loop’s own pattern range is steadily growing as we have another special pattern to introduce – Hygge. This time something for the little ones in your life, an adorable unisex cardigan with a beautiful textured stitch pattern and a buttoned seam.
**This competition is now closed – Congratulations to Sue Johnston who chose the shade Moonless!***
Make sure to read to the end of the post to find out how you can win a copy of our new pattern and a skein of Jill Draper Hudson in the colour of your choice!
Designed by Vibe Ulrik Sonnegard, you may know her work from one of Loop’s favourites, the gorgeous Labour of Love. A collection of children’s designs, it typifies her style of texture and detail with outfits that retain their functionality and comfort.
The name Hygge harks back to Vibe’s Danish origins and is one of those fascinating words that lacks a direct English translation. It describes a feeling of absolute cosiness and contentment and we think it is a suitable name to suggest the love that a hand knit jumper evokes.
Hygge is worked from the bottom up with the sleeves and body knit separately, then joined to work the yoke in one piece. The clever addition of buttons along the seam from top to bottom also makes it easier to dress wriggly babies!
This new pattern is also an excuse to acquaint you with one of Loop’s newer yarns Hudson, hand dyed by USA based company Jill Draper.
You can see from the beautiful texture of the patterns used in Hygge that this yarn has a great stitch definition. The high twist means strands that are smooth and soft, ensuring no complaints of itchy hand knits from even the most discriminating wool wearers! The feel of this yarn is almost spongy, making a firm knitted fabric that holds up to wear, with the added bonus of being machine washable! One skein makes the size shown which is 0-3 months and two skeins is enough yardage to knit up to the largest size of 18-24 months.
The colours of Hudson range from the soft shade of Cappuccino used in the sample and the subtle neutrals below…
…to bright rainbow hues and jewel tones.
Or these soft sugar tones, perfect for a baby garment.
Hygge’s buttoned seam is also the ultimate way to show off some fun buttons! Tech editor extraordinaire Rachel used the shade Spruce shown earlier, and you may have noticed the Red Riding Hood inspired scene on the buttons. Also available in red, these buttons are ideal for cute knits for children (and maybe some big kids too!)
Perhaps use the contrasting colour of the thread on these stitched buttons as the inspiration for your Hygge?
Or a soft grey with these simple cream buttons, would make a beautiful neutral knit.
These buttons with a cracked check design on one side look equally good on their plain colour underside – and they come in nine colours!
So now you are suitably inspired, the good news is that we are giving away a copy of the pattern and one skein of Hudson in the colour of your choice! To enter, simply comment below letting us know what your favourite shade is in the Hudson (you can browse all the colours here).
Good Luck and Happy Knitting!
This competition has now closed. Keep your eyes peeled for more competitions in the future!