Little Nelson

Guernsey sweaters had been designed and produced for the Guernsey fishermen, but their warmth and quality was soon realized by the British Royal Navy.  It is said that Admiral Lord Nelson ordered the guernsey to be a part of the Royal Navy uniform, knit in a deep, dark blue.  That shade soon became known as navy blue.

Little Nelson boasts traditional guernsey patterns and cables and is worked in the round for speed.  Perfect for casual wear and school uniforms alike.  Advanced beginners can learn from the techinques used and experienced knitters, too, will not tire of the handsome details.  You’ll be surprised at just how quick and gratifying this project can be!

I’m so please with the results, I hope you like it, too!  The pattern will be available for purchase soon, on Ravelry (Editing to say the pattern is now available HERE!!!).  The price is $5.00

Sized for children’s 4/5 (15″ in length, and a 27″ chest, after washing), directions are given for altering the pattern to fit larger and smaller children.

Yarn:  Rowan Denim (100% cotton, 101 yds per 50 g ball, color shown Nashville), 5 balls

Needles:  US 5 24″ circular needle and 16″ circular or dpns.

Notions:  2 stitch markers, yarn needle, cable needle, stitch holders


*Pattern also available through my Etsy shop.


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