Little Sowa by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen
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Little Sowa

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in 2 strands of lace or 1 strand of fingering
US 4 - 3.5 mm
443 - 1121 yards (405 - 1025 m)
2 (4, 6) [8, 10, 12] years
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Do you have a little girl in your life who loves ruffles? Little Sowa is the kids’ version of Sowa, a girly top that is part of the Impulsive Knits collection. Make one for yourself and one for that little girl in your life!
My little 4-year-old model is my niece, who is by no means a girly girl - she’s wild and crazy, just like I am at times. A niece & aunty set is awesome for both of us to climb trees in! ;)

You can either use lace yarn, working the body with double strands and the ruffles with one strand, or a light fingering weight yarn. I have done the latter for the pattern sample, which makes the ruffles slightly heavier. On the grown up version I have used lace weight yarn, which lightens the ruffles a little bit.

Buy Sowa and Little Sowa and get a $2 discount (also counts towards previous purchases). Discount is applied automatically upon checkout.

Size: 2 (4, 6) [8, 10, 12] years. Finished chest measurements: 51.5 (57, 62)[65.5, 69.5, 74.5] cm / 20.5 (22.75, 24.75) [26.25, 27.75, 29.75] inches.

Yarn: Triskelion Emrys Lace BFL (100% Wool; 800m/870yds per 100 g); colorway: Frosti; 1 (1, 1)[2, 2, 2] skeins.
Drops Fabel (75% Wool, 25% Polyamide; 205 m/224yds per 50g); colorway: 100 Off White: 3 (3, 3)[4, 4, 5] skeins.

Needles: Size 3.5 mm/US #4 or size needed for gauge; 40 cm/16 inch circular or longer (though not longer than the desired chest measurement), plus a longer circular needle to work the ruffle.

1 strand of lace: 24 sts and 32 rows over 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch.
2 strands held together or 1 strand of fingering: 21 sts and 34 rows over 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch.

Other: 2 stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle for weaving in ends and seaming bottom hem, crochet hook (size 3.5 mm / E) to finish neckline.