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When I was pregnant with my first child I had a strong desire to make him something by hand. Prior to that I had a background in the arts, but I'd never really learned much about handcrafts. With ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Misselthwaite

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • kfb

Pattern Description:

Misselthwaite is a knitted pinafore inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel, "The Secret Garden".
View A is more streamlined, with a narrower skirt and crisp seed stitch edging. View B features a romantic full skirt with deep pleats, moss stitch edging and optional pockets.

Both views are perfectly adorable over a dress for a look full of old fashioned charm. Or over a shirt with leggings or even jeans for a funky, modern look with a touch of whimsy!


20 stitches and 28 rows over 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years


  • size 7 circular needles
  • view A: 230, 270, 375, 400, 478, 550 yards of heavy worsted weight yarn
  • view B: 250, 300, 450, 560, 680, 720 yards of heavy worsted weight yarn
  • yarn needle
  • 6 buttons
  • stitch markers

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