the sophisticate cardigan

I am so excited to announce the release of an original flax & twine sweater design: the sophisticate cardigan (sizes 5, 7 and 9) AND at the same time host my first give-away.  Please leave a comment below if you’d like to win a copy of this pattern and why.  I will select the winner at random and announce it on Monday, September 19th.  This is fun!  
When my daughter turned five and a half something shifted – she went from flaunting pink tutus to demanding a little black dress.  I call her the six-year-old sophisticate. This sweet fitted cardigan, with grown-up, ¾-length sleeves, was just what that little black dress asked for and is versatile enough to wear with her favorite jeans.
It has a sweet running stitch detail along the fronts and sleeve.  One of my test knitters even added embroidery to it as well – adorable. You can find this sweater pattern for sale on Ravelry and in my Etsy Shop.  

hope some of you will make it for the sweet little lady in your life.  Link to photos in the comments if you do.  Happy knitting.
I get my hand cast off on Wednesday.  I’m not sure how long it will take for my poor broken hand to get back to knitting form, but hopefully quickly!  I miss it dearly!

**If you email me at flaxandtwine(at)gmail(dot)com, I’d be happy to send you the pattern. Others, I’m going to start a KAL to knit the sweater – you need only buy the pattern. Leave me or email me your ravelry name if you are interested!
xo Anne
  1. Helene

    I’d love to win a copy of this pattern because I just love cardigans, and this one looks so tailored and pretty.

  2. Kristin

    This would be just what I need to get back knitting and give my sewing machine a rest! My little girl could certainly use a new sweater for fall. k_hofferberth(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Tallulah

    I’d love to win a copy because I hope my three-year old will soon grow out of her pink princess phase ;), and if she doesn’t, I can still knit it in an aubergine colour that we both would like. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. beki

    Congratulations! The cardi is beautiful! I especially love the stitch detailing.

  5. Sweet! I could see both my girls loving that! Of course I’ll have to find someone to knit it for me.
    Wishing for even fast healing.

  6. Jeanette

    This is probably the first sweater/cardigan I have ever seen that I would really Love to have!
    However I am way past my formative years – LOL! I know very little about knitting but I’m wondering if there is a possibility of making this in an adult size?

  7. anne

    Jeanette, Thank you for your comment! You are not the first person that has asked for this in grown-up size. It is definitely on my list of things to do. I will surely post it here when it gets done :).

  8. Oh, I would love to knit this cardigan for my daughter (and myself). Lovely, Anne!

  9. Allegra

    Yay Anne! Love the design and the pictures!

  10. Jennie

    Oooh! I have never knitted something as big as a cardigan, but I love the look of this one. I’ve got a niece who is very fashionable, and would love it.

  11. becky

    I love that the pattern doesn’t scream frilly and everything that is supposed to be girly. It would be my first attempt at a sweater of any kind!

  12. anne

    For all of you whom this would be the first sweater, it is a great place to start! The pattern includes easy to knit pieces and easy-to-follow directions.

  13. Melinda

    This sweater is so sweet. My 6 year old has been asking for a cardi.

  14. Louise

    I have a six year old granddaughter just asking for another cardi. This one is perfect.

  15. Rach

    Very lovely. Simple yet feminine. I think it would be a good first knit sweater for me.

  16. kari

    i would love to win a copy. this is so cute and ive never made a sweater before

  17. Anonymous

    I would love to knit this pattern. It is elegant and classic. I wanted to test it but the size I really wanted was already taken and the 9 did not fit my 9yr old model.

    from: maritere on ravelry

  18. Andrea

    Lovely! My nieces would love this. Thanks for the chance!

  19. Anonymous

    I love the contrast in the border. I am thinking… a grey sweater with pink highlights, for my daughter, who still likes wearing her tutu…


  20. anne

    I’m happy to announce that Melinda is the winner! I announced in a post on Monday. Melinda, If you email me at flaxandtwine(at)gmail(dot)com, I’d be happy to send you the pattern. Others, I’m going to start a KAL to knit the sweater – just for the price of the pattern. Leave me or email me your ravelry name if you are interested!
    xo Anne

  21. this cardigan is so cute in this lovely girl!!

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