The inspiration: what would a little girl wear for a summer evening picnic in Monet's gardens in Giverney? This cropped swing cardigan has modernized details that evoke the lacy collars, simple lines, and Swiss dot fabric from the 1900's. The pattern includes child sizes 2-10 and is knit seamlessly from the top down with collar stitches picked up and knit at the end.
19.5 sts / 30 rows = 4" / 10cm in Eyelet stitch in Yarn A
21 sts / 31 rows = 4" / 10cm in St st in Yarn B
Like a magpie, I'm easily distracted - by pretty yarn. When I couldn't find the patterns I wanted to knit for my son and daughter, I started designing them. I currently live near Seattle, WA with my great kids and Navy husband, but we're frequently on the move. I design under the name The Magpie Knitter.