The Secret Garden Sweater by Kristin Nicholas
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The Secret Garden Sweater

Knitting
April 2001
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1235 - 1425 yards (1129 - 1303 m)
28, 30, 32 inches (71, 76, 81.5 cm)

Sizes
28, 30, 32 inches (71, 76, 81.5 cm)

Yarn Information
High yardage requirements due to accent color yarns for embroidery

#2272 Gobelin Green - 380 (380, 475) yards / 347(347, 434 meters

#2260 Kani teal - 380 (380, 475) yards / 347(347, 434 meters

#2255 Marco Polo maroon - 95 yards / 97 meters

#2226 Persian Purple - 95 yards / 97 meters

#2266 Myriad of marigold - 95 yards / 97 meters

#2235 Frond green - 95 yards / 97 meters

#2268 Casbah red - 95 yards / 97 meters

Accessories
Matching hat pattern in same issue

From the pattern
Kristin Nicholas used unexpected colors and freeform embroidery in organic shapes to create a whimsical gardenlike “picture” on this simple little girl’s sweater. Kristin was thinking of the embroidery traditions of India when she created this sweater, and in a subtle way it seems connected to Mary Lennox, the orphan in the childhood classic The Secret Garden (when her parents die, Mary is removed from her home in exotic India to the cold moors of England, then renews her spirit by brining a long-forgotten garden back to life).