Thistle by Lili Comme Tout is a little french style pullover perfect for a little boy. And I happened to have exactly the suggested amount of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in a dark blue that I’d picked up at This is Knit when they discontinued it last year (I’m still a little upset about that).  I also happen to have a little boy 😉

The problem with little boy knits is getting a photo on the boy when it’s done.  Toddlers are objects in constant motion, and blur is hard to avoid.  I have found a bit of a trick, and that’s to ask him to show me something. Usually, something on him…

Thistle sweater‘Where’s your belly?’

But that one doesn’t show all the buttons.  There’s another one on the bottom band.

thistle nose‘Where’s your nose?’ (There’s the button! A bit blurrier though)

You can see it’s a bit big on him, but that’s how toddler clothes should be.  I also haven’t blocked it yet, I expect the shoulders will sit better and it will get longer when that’s done.  One thing that impressed me with this pattern is the transition between garter stitch and stocking stitch. By doing one extra garter ridge slightly farther out, it doesn’t have that usual roll that always cause me grief. I’m going to use this myself in the future.  A great little sweater that will be cuddly and warm on him for cold spring days and well into next winter.

One thought on “Thistle

  1. It is absolutely beautiful. Well done. I am thinking of knitting this for one of my little boys so I found your page from Ravelry. Good inspiration. Thanks.

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