Birdie by Emma Galati
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Birdie

Knitting
August 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches = 4 inches
in linen stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25)" chest
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Inspired by my daughter’s current favourite word, ‘Birdie!’ this classic jumper is for children 18 months to 6 years old. Birdie is dressy enough for family photos, but comfortable and sturdy enough to run and jump in all day. A linen stitch bodice provides coverage and structure over a high empire waist, and a lace pattern inspired by feathers creates a drapey, stretchy skirt. The cluster-stitch hem is a perfect finishing touch. This versatile autumn layering piece is knit in the round from the top down in two colours of Knit Picks Comfy Sport, an affordable cotton-acrylic blend that wears and washes well. The straps are sewn from just a scrap of cotton fabric.

(From pattern description)

Difficulty: Easy - Intermediate. Requires a small amount of very basic machine or hand sewing.