Knits for Little Scamps – volume 1
2 (4) 6 (8) 10 years
Chest, dress: 19¾ (25¼) 27½ (29¼) 30¾ in.
Total length: 20¾ (23¼) 25¼ (29¼) 31½ in.
Width, hem: 30 (35¾) 35¾ (41¾) 41¾ in.
In charted pattern on a 3 mm (US2.5) circular needle
28 sts and 32 rows = 4 x 4 in.
Arwetta Classic by Filcolana
(80% merino, 20% nylon; 230 yards pr. 50 g)
3 mm (US2.5) + 2,5 mm (US 1.5)
Knits for Little Scamps is created in collaboration with my kids. They have been both creative patterns and huge sources of inspiration.
Elskling is a collaboration between me and my daughter Nova. She started the ball rolling, when she asked me to knit her a dress. I said I would, but only if she promised to actually wear it when it was done.
She thought about that for a few seconds and then she agreed, but only if I made it purple and purple with flowers on.
My Nova definitely has her set opinions about some things (as does her mother), but this turned out to be the beginning of a lovely design process.
We looked at lots of different flower charts and patterns and negotiated about the colors. I has to convince about the color of the contrasting edges, but not about the striped sleeves.
Nova and I are both quite proud of and happy about the result.