I’ve finished the sweetest Ziggy jumper for my little Z boy! I’ve loved this pattern called Ziggy by the lovely Georgie Hallam of Tikki Knits since the moment I saw it so added it to my ever-growing Ravelry list in the hope to make it one day.
Deciding what yarn to use was one of the hardest choices. This is some delicious Madelinetosh – Tosh DK in Oceana which is the most magnificent colour. Very hard to photograph the true colour of this yarn however believe me it is even more beautiful in person! This is a 100% super wash merino wool in a DK weight and was an absolute joy to knit with. I’ve only ever used Madelinetosh once before and now I know what everyone raves about, it’s just a pity getting hold of some is like finding hen’s teeth!
Like I have said before I always like to challenge myself in my knitting journey and learn something new with each project made. This was my first time making a bottom up raglan sleeve jumper, my first hood, biggest lot of cables and I also learnt kitchener stitch. I can’t rave about Georgie’s patterns enough. Such clear and detailed instructions and the way her garments are put together is pure magic.
The seamless construction of this jumper and especially the way the hood is finished off is genius. I loved the look of the hood so wanted to make this version however if you’re not into hoods there is a version with a collar as well.
There is actually a whole range of Ziggy patterns featuring this gorgeous zig zag cable. and they include a beanie, vest, skirt and leg warmers. You can purchase the whole zig-zag e-book for $18 USD which is what I did so I can knit some more projects with this fun cable.
The zig zag cable knits up quite quickly and was easy enough to do it without using a cable needle which saves time.
I love the little knitted rolled hems on this pattern and it gives a lovely rim to the hood too. We had a fun day testing out his new jumper at the beach park and it really got a work out on the flying fox and climbing frame. He loved it and found it easy and comfortable to move and play in.
It always seems easy to find great patterns for girls however boys seem a bit harder so I think this pattern is a real gem. Of course you can make it for girls too, it just looks so sweet on him. Don’t you agree?