Water Lilies by Marjolein Thunnissen

Water Lilies

March 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1200 yards (823 - 1097 m)
4-5 (5-6, 7-8, 9-10) years.
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Last year I had a lot of meetings…and when the going gets tough I do a lot of doodling…. And one of these doodles became this little cardigan. The doodle had some dramatic pleats and I did like that, so I wondered whether I could actually make it into a knit. I knew the yarn to be used had to have drape and it probably would work the best in a fingering weight yarn. Which is of course not a problem since there are so many gorgeous yarns in this weight around. Since there is some contrast between the stockinette and reverse stockinette, I think this works best in a hand-painted yarn. The box-pleat has some unexpected columns that don’t show immediately. Each front panel has a pleat while the back has a central pleat. Since it is mainly stockinette, it is only making the pleats which needs some extra attention.

The pattern is written for sizes 4-5 (5-6, 7-8, 9-10) years with actual measurements at the chest: 68 (72, 76, 80) cm; 26.5 (28, 30, 31.5)”.