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Free pattern and memories / Schema gratuito e ricordi

Hello everybody!
I've been away from my blog for quite some time, and I can't say it's been a pleasant couple of weeks. I'm back to share with you the instructions for the baby cardigan I showed you in my latest post.

I made that cardigan for the nephew of one of my Granny's dearest friend. She loved it very much, but unfortunately she couldn't give it to her friend, as my Granny got sick and passed away last week. 
I'm very far from being over it and still can't manage to find some decent words in her memory. 
The best thing that came to my mind is this: I thought I'd share with you the pattern of this item. Granny was an avid knitter and was oh so proud of me when I told her I finally learnt how to knit, so I hope this sharing will make her smile.

Let me know if the instructions are clear enough, and of course if you decide to knit one yourself tell me how it comes out!
Please remember my source:

Ciao a tutte!
Sono stata lontana dal blog per qualche tempo, e non posso dire che quelle passate siano state due belle settimane. Oggi sono qui per condividere con voi le istruzioni per il golfino che vi ho mostrato nel mio ultimo post.

Avevo realizzato quel golfino per la nipotina di una cara amica di mia nonna. Le era piaciuto moltissimo, ma sfortunatamente non è riuscita a darlo alla sua amica, perché mia nonna si è ammalata e la scorsa settimana se ne è andata.
Non l'ho ancora superata e non riesco a trovare delle parole decenti per scrivere qualcosa in suo ricordo.
La cosa migliore che mi è venuta in mente è questa: ho pensato di condividere con voi lo schema di questo golfino. Mia nonna adorava lavorare a maglia ed era così orgogliosa di me quando le ho detto che avevo finalmente imparato, spero che questa condivisione le regali un sorriso.

Ditemi se secondo voi le istruzioni sono chiare, e ovviamente se decidete di fare anche voi questo golfino fatemi sapere come viene!
Vi ricordo la mia ispirazione:


What you need:

100 g wool
3.5 mm needles (US 4)
3 or 3.5 mm hook (US C-E)
Wool needle


23-26 stitches x 48 needles (garter stitch) = 10 cm x 10 cm



Cast 58 stitches on your needles and work in garter stitch for 102 rows. Close and cut the thread.
The back should be about 26.5 cm large and 27 cm long.

Front parts:

For the part without the buttonhole cast 28 stitches and work in garter stitch for 102 rows.
For the part with the buttonhole cast 28 stitches again, work them in garter stitch for 60 rows, or until you reach the point where you’d like to place the button or the ribbon, and make the eyelet you like best. Go on normally for the remaining rows, close and cut the thread.
Each part should be about 12.5 cm large and 27 cm long.


For each sleeve cast 35 stitches and work them in garter stitch for 82 rows. Close and cut the thread.
The sleeves should be about 16 cm large and 20 cm long.

Putting the parts together:

If you, like me, don’t like to sew, you can crochet the parts together with a US single crochet (UK dc) edge, perhaps with a different colored thread, so to get a nice contrasting effect. I used a 3 mm (US D?) hook and a white yarn, but the mixes are endless!
Once you put the parts together you can fix the higher tips of the front parts with a couple of stitches to give them the look of a proper collar, or you can let them free, as you like best.
Add the button or the ribbon you chose, and here’s your baby cardigan!



100 g lana

Ferri 3.5 mm

Uncinetto 3-3.5 mm

Ago da lana


23-26 maglie x 48 ferri (maglia rasata a diritto) = 10 cm x 10 cm



Avviare 58 maglie e lavorare a maglia rasata per 102 ferri. Chiudere il lavoro e tagliare il filo.

La schiena misurerà circa 26.5 cm di larghezza e 27 di altezza.

Parti frontali:

Per la parte senza asola avviare 28 maglie da lavorare a maglia rasata per 102 ferri.

Per la parte con l’asola avviare sempre 28 maglie, lavorarle a maglia rasata per 60 ferri, o fino all’altezza in cui si vuole posizionare il bottone o il nastro per la chiusura, ed eseguire l’asola che si preferisce. Proseguire normalmente, chiudere il lavoro e tagliare il filo.

Ciascuna delle due parti misurerà circa 12.5 cm di larghezza e 27 di altezza.


Per ognuna delle due maniche avviare 35 maglie e lavorarle a maglia rasata per 82 ferri. Chiudere il lavoro e tagliare il filo.

Le maniche misureranno 16 cm di ampiezza e circa 20 di lunghezza.

Per unire:

Per unire le varie parti potete cucirle insieme oppure optare per una serie di maglie basse da eseguire ad uncinetto n° 3 con il filo avanzato dalla lavorazione, oppure, per un effetto più originale, con un filo di colore differente.

Una volta unite le varie parti potete usare un ago da lana per fissare con qualche punto le estremità del colletto in modo che restino ferme nella posizione che desiderate, oppure lasciarle libere, a vostro piacimento.

Aggiungete il bottone o il nastro che avete scelto per la chiusura, ed ecco finito il golfino!


  1. I am glad you are back , Valentina !!!!! Sorry to hear about your dear granny - try to get over it !!! I am sure you miss her so much !!!!!
    Thank you for the pattern !!!!

  2. Vale, mi spiace moltissimo per tua nonna, i nonni sono spesso pietre miliari della nostra esistenza come è ed è stato anche nel mio caso. Anche la mia nonnina adora fare la maglia ed è specializzata in calzini coloratissimi.. un abbraccio!

  3. Oh that's a beautiful and moving tribute to your granny !!! Hugs

  4. Very sorry to hear about your granny. My maternal granny died when I was just 5 but I still remember her.

  5. I have nominated your blog for a Liebster award. The details are on my most recent post. Please don’t feel under any pressure to take part if you’d rather not.

  6. So sorry to hear about your granny, what a lovely tribute. thinking of you at this time

  7. So pleased you were able to share your new found knitting skills with your Granny.
    Thinking of you
    Ali x

  8. I am sorry to hear about your granny's passing! My granddad died last month. Such a hard time. *hugs*
    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

  9. Quanto mi spiace per la tua nonna ! Anche a me la mia manca tanto e lei era una sarta bravissima, ma non ha avuto il tempo di insegnarmi il suo lavoro , forse ero troppo giovane e la vita ci ha spesso tenute lontane , sei fortunata ad aver imparato tanto da lei e credo che nel tempo ne trarrai ancora ispirazione . Ti abbraccio forte !


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