This was my second KAL with the ever patient and wonderful gingergooseberry. This is a quick and easy knit which used up less than two skeins of my stashed Madelinetosh DK. I’ve always thought of my youngest, Angélique, as a bright colour girl and was therefore amazed when she suggested I knit her something in pale pink! I must confess to being a secret lover of pink and found this project more delightful still thanks to this colourway!
The lacework is intuitive with four repeated rows each increasing by two stitches each round except the first which increases by four stitches. There is no body shaping for the child sizes. You just continue knitting in the round until the stocking stitch disappears completely. I will admit I was concerned that the length of the body would be too short but it blocked beautifully and grew to the desire length. The short sleeves are so quick to knit; just a few rows of garter stitch hem and they are finished!
The pictures were taken in a local hotel, overlooking the Loire, run by some friends of ours. There is a stunning and very tall ginko tree in the hotel grounds which sheds the most beautiful yellow leaves.