Modification Monday: Tantramar Cardi

Original Pattern: Tantramar Toque

Knitter Extraordinaire: Tanis Lavallee (Ravelry ID, Blog)

Mods: Using the chart from the original hat design, Tanis improvised a child’s steeked cardigan. More details can be found on her project page, here.

What Makes This Awesome: Sometimes playing around with colourwork can be as simple as finding a great design, and putting it on a different type of knit. Tanis used the harts from her Tantramar Toque pattern to create this great graphic design on a zipper front cardigan for her eldest son, and the results are so cozy and fantastic! Doesn’t he look so pleased with his sweater? While not everyone knit sweaters, you can also do the reverse- if you see a great colourwork design on a sweater but prefer to knit accessories, how about using the design on a hat, or a cowl? Or even mittens? Playing with the scale of a stranded design can give it a whole new look, just like this awesome cardigan.


  1. miss agnes   •  

    Tanis is a master knitter, and her children knits are always a success. Another great example!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Agnes,

      I couldn’t agree with you more- she is so inspiring!



  2. Alina   •  

    Love how the knitting charts can be interpreted in so many ways and forms! Such a lovely work by Tanis!

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi Alina -SO true, knitting charts are really just a starting point- so many interesting ways they can be used on other knits!

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