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What's Your Fancy?

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : What's Your Fancy?
What's Your Fancy?
What's Your Fancy?
What's Your Fancy?
What's Your Fancy?

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round, Kitchener Stitch, embroidery, decreases, whipstitch

Pattern Description:

I asked my daughter what her ideal sweater would be like: "Smooth, and Faaaancy!" she said, with the idea conveyed with a hip shake and waving arms. It turns out "Faaaancy!" meant she wanted pictures on it.

What's Your Fancy is the perfect faaaancy sweater for children who keep changing their mind about what pictures should go on the sweater; embroider it when the knitting is done so they don't have time to change their minds again. For this sweater, the Whole of Outer Space was requested, but you can embroider whatever your little one fancies! Optional picot trim can be modified for those with less frilly tastes.


21sts/35rows = 4"
in/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Pullover is slim-fitting, to fit body chest measurement of 21(23, 25) inches [53(58, 64)] cm. It has been planned to have a wide neck to make it easier for children to pull it over the head.
  • Finished Size: Length- 12.5(13.5, 14.5) inches [31(34, 37) cm] Chest Circumference- 23(25, 27) inches [58 (63.5, 68.5)cm].


  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm): circular needles (20-24"/50-60cm length recommended) and double-pointed needles
  • Cotton/Linen Blend DK Weight yarn, sizes: small-492 yds, medium-615 yds, large-738 yds.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: Yarn needle Waste yarn Stitch Markers- removable and regular

Suggested yarn:

738 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Mirasol Lachiwa



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