A Cardigan for Mother’s Day


Last summer I decided to knit my mom a cardigan. Having already knit a Mini Rock Rose Cardigan (pattern by schneckenstrick) for my daughter (below), I knew it was a fabulous pattern and thought the adult version would be lovely for my mom.

She agreed! So I set to work knitting a Rock Rose Cardigan (again, pattern by schneckenstrick) for her for Christmas. I helped her select a yarn, and she went with Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Fathom. Blue is a stunner on my mom, and as you can see, this colorway is a gorgeous deep blue. In fact, it is so deep it was difficult to photograph. Sometimes it even felt like I was photographing a black hole.

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Christmas came and went with all the knitting gifts that come with it, including a blanket for my mom, so the completion of her cardigan was put off. It’s a stunning and flawless pattern with a timeless design, and the bobble work maintains interest and focus. Still, it’s a cardigan, so every other row is a purl row, and unfortunately I’m a slow purler. Needless to say, I assigned myself the deadline of Mother’s Day, so here we are. The JHB buttons are almost an identical match, so I am pleased. I can’t wait to hand it over to Mom next Sunday! (As of now she is unaware of my blog, so don’t worry–we’re safe.)