Little Lady Valentine by Helena Bristow
This big-sister companion to the Baby Valentine Sweater is sure to be the delight of your little lady for years to come. Like its tiny predecessor, the pattern includes instructions for a long-sleeved cardigan or sleeveless version. Knit in Oink Pigments Oink Sport, a durable, washable wool that comes in a wide array of bright and playful colors, or Anzula Ava, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend that comes in over 100 elegant semi-solids.
Children’s size 4 (6, 8, 10, 12)
Shown in Oink Sport in ‘Ladybug Love’ (Size 6, sleeveless, on model); Anzula Ava in ‘Aqua’ (size 8, sleeveless); Oink Sport in ‘Mauvelous Dahling’ (size 10, with sleeves). Model is 5 years old and wears a size 5T in children’s clothing.
In garter stitch, appx 5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch, gently blocked
In lace pattern, appx 24 sts and 40 rows = 5 inches, gently blocked
Sleeveless version: 2 skeins Oink Pigments Sport or Anzula Ava, or appx 350 (375, 425, 475, 550) yds sport weight yarn.
With sleeves: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins Oink Sport or Anzula Ava, or appx 475 (550, 625, 725, 825) yds sport weight yarn.
4 (4, 4, 5, 5) small buttons
US Size 6 straight needles (or circulars) or size needed to get gauge
DPNs (or long circulars for magic loop) in the same size for sleeves (optional)
Crochet hook for provisional cast-on for underarm stitches if making sleeves (optional)