Loop London’s Mignon

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There is a new little one headed into our family fairly soon. By all reports, she’s a she. So loads of little she-knitting has been going on.

This is Loop, London‘s Mignon pattern. It’s available for download on Ravelry. I’m sure it’s for sale in the shop also. And if the shop’s on-line presentation is any indication, and its wonderful book JuJu’s Loops, by JuJu Vail and Susan Cropper, if I ever get to London I may just skip the crown jewels and head straight to Loops.

These widening cables are just the cat’s meow!

My Mignon (the French word for “small, pretty, dainty”) is knit in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, a sport weight. I thought the colorway might just be a bit dull and traditional. Instead, it turned out classic, with a vintage feel, great for a summer baby.

I even found the perfect vintage button in my family’s button box. That box is a mix of buttons from my grandmother and my mother. And I’ve supplemented it for many decades.

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My only modifications were to knit the sleeves in the round instead of flat and to add a few rows to the bottom ribbing on the main body of the sweater and the sleeves.

Sweet!

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