As you can see, it fits all three of my girls! And I can't decide who it looks better on (being a fair Mommy at all costs!).
It fits beautifully on my 3-year old (left) and the girly flared fit (A-line, really) is so cute on her!
On my 6-year old (right), it's bracelet-length (but so easily made longer or shorter as, yes. . . drum roll here. . . it's a top-down design!!!!). The fit is shorter on her, but the shape still totally works!!
And then, my-8-year old looks great in it! The same sleeves are more of a 3/4 length on her, and it's more fitted, but that's how she likes it too.
I'm loving this design, as I was able to make something that will truly grow with the child! (And I've got the photos to prove it! Ha ha.)
The design also features 3 heart motifs running down the fronts. Two smaller hearts, then a larger heart adorns the knit-in pockets (which are perfect for little girl's treasures and were added as a response to my 6-year old asking, "Mommy, where are the pockets?"). The back features a pretty lace panel that is simple to work.
Oh - and did I forget to mention that this sample was knit with just 2 hanks of Malabrigo worsted? So, it's incredibly soft, has beautiful color options (this color is called Dusty), and is a wonderful yarn to work with! No "Mommy, this is so itchy!" complaints from these models ;-)
I've not written this one up yet, but it will be ready most likely in March.
*** PDF Pattern Giveaway! Enter to win a copy of the Three Flavor Delight pattern when it gets released! ***
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When this pattern gets released, I'll choose THREE (of course!) winners to each win a copy of this new PDF pattern.
Good luck to all!
*** Winners Announcement! ***
Congrats go to Patricia H. (who placed an order on 2/6/12), Ingrid Lynch, who commented on the blog post 2/6/12, and Elisabeth B. who purchased on 2/20/12. I've emailed the three winners their PDF already.
This pattern is NOW available at: http://www.sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/three-flavor-delight-top-down-cardi.htm.