Every once in a while, you come across a design that you just HAVE to make right away, and I’m sure you’ll understand once you see this super duper cute “t-shirt”, “Fratello”, designed by tiKKI (I’m on a tiKKi-roll right now!). It is simply irresistible!
I just couldn’t wait for the 30cm circular needles to arrive via express post. Once I had swatched and managed to hit gauge (using 3.25mm needles instead of the 4mm suggested), I cast on and knit using the magic loop method, and before I knew it, it was 3am and I really didn’t want to put my knitting down for the night.
In the end, what stopped me from crazily knitting this gorgeous design in one sitting, was the other, even more irresistible “thing”…a certain little bub
“Fratello” is a great design for those of you who love knitting in-the-round (as with most of tiKKi’s designs). The cable pattern is extremely easy to follow. You would definitely need to be willing to knit using dpns or know how to use the magic loop (for the neckline and sleeves).
As for yarn, because this is like a t-shirt, and therefore possibly worn directly on the skin, you should be very careful with what yarn you choose. My personal opinion is that pure wool wouldn’t be suitable for under-1s. I decided that I’d most probably put something underneath the top, but just in case, I chose Debbie Bliss’ Cashmerino DK, which is a blend of Merino, Cashmere and Microfiber It’s lovely to the touch, and blocked really well.
I won’t apologise for the squealing you might experience when you see the following pics. It’s what happens when you put irresistible and mega-irresistible together
I thought I’d show you some other irresistible patterns I’ve come across last year:
Oh and maybe just one more squeal-worthy pic to end this post