Last Friday I released two patterns for little girls.
First up is Eilonwy Junior.
You may notice that it bears a resemblance to my grown up pattern Eilonwy. There are several differences though. As this is for a little girl I went for long sleeves (plus it is still winter!), and an a-line shape rather than fitted. Also while I was working I opted to keep the body in one colour, stripes on the body and sleeves just ended up being too much! Like the original this is knit from the top down with circular yoke shaping. The delicate daisy stitch works especially well for little girls, a feminine detail without being too much. I want to thank Madelinetosh for the wonderful yarn, Tosh DK, it was completely perfect for this project!
The second pattern I released was Thirsty Rose.
This cosy cardigan is a warm enough to be used as a jacket for your little girl. Worked from the top down in one piece, shoulders are shaped using raglan shoulder shaping. There are large garter stitch cross over front panels that fasten with just one button. You can see how this create a lovely folded collar. This cardigan is knit using Donegal Yarns ‘Donegal Soft‘. Right now their website just shows it sold in cones but they should have a new website within a month or so with this yarn available in skeins from Studio Donegal! I’m pretty excited about this as this yarn is just wonderful to work with; rustic and soft, magic combination! In the meantime I believe several Irish yarn shops have it stock; try This Is Knit and The Yarn Room to get your hands on it!
Did you get my newsletter last Friday? I’ve got a 3 for 2 special offer for my 3 little girl patterns as well as a grown-up Eilowny discount…… (want a peek at the newsletter? Check it out!)
Scrumptious Knits KAL
Do you want to join us in March for a KAL? Right now on my ravelry board I’ve got voting started for the first KAL (knit a long) from Scrumptious Knits (scroll down the page). Come place your vote and I’ll have special discounts for all KAL participants!