The ‘Wynne’ Crop Cardigan.

Crochet, Design

I’m so excited about my brand new crochet design I’m working on; I just have to share its progress and give you a little peek!

As some of you know, I’ve been so busy with the opening of my little workshop studio and wool shop – Granny Purls here in Chepstow South Wales, that I’ve been storing ideas over these past 3 months.  I have been so eager to get on with one of these ideas that I simply had to find the time, steal a moment to myself (or two) and actually do what I love the most!  Which is to sit peacefully and let the design in my head flow through the hook and simply stitch away the hours.  I’m not usually one to pause during my design process and share what’s going on.  But I’ve taken a coffee break and thought it was the ideal opportunity to let you in on the process…

Sometimes as in the case of Wynne; I will simply see a yarn and ideas start to form in my head, imagining first the shape of the garment and style I want to achieve, the time of year I imagine myself wearing it, and the occasions it will be perfect for. When this has formed in my imagination, I then think about the stitch work that will best show off the yarn and style.  As I dream up this new item for my wardrobe, and let it form fully before starting to work on it. I think of a welsh girls name that would be fitting for the finished item.  In this case as soon as I thought of Wynne I knew it fitted what the finished design will be… And I’m so looking forward to sharing Wynne with you. In welsh the name Wynne means ‘fair’.  As I’m imagining styling this beautiful cardigan over a 50’s style tea dress, to waer when there’s that slight summer breeze in the air. I imagine Wynne being a fair lady.

The Wynne Cardigan, is a beautiful fan stitch cropped style design, using Stylecraft’s Jeanie.  Which is a lovely blend of 60% cotton and 40% premium acrylic,  making this a perfect summer evening cardigan.


Be sure to keep a look out for the finished cardigan and pattern release soon!



Crochet, Design, Jodie Rees
The Wynne design in progress…


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