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“A Springtime Garden Stroll”

As soon as the gardens start blooming (or maybe yours already is blooming, lucky you) Gracie will be ready for a leisurely garden stroll with Theodora Bear to keep her company.

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Gracie’s floral print dress is made from the same print, but in the warm colorway, as Lucy’s here.  The roses on this print are in mauve-y shades and blush pink.  The green is a lovely shade, and the background is a very light warm off white.  There are tiny bits of straw colored blossoms which go nicely with the ecru English cotton Cluny lace used on the skirt.

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I used two strands of baby alpaca/silk lace weight yarn to knit the sweater.  The natural color and blush pink are very close in value, but still create a subtle marled effect.  The sleeves are a true 3/4 length which I don’t think I’ve made before.  Scattered rose bouquets and motifs are embroidered on the front of the sweater.  It looks equally cute either buttoned or unbuttoned.

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Theodora bear sits perfectly in Gracie’s wicker basket of blossoms.  She has been embellished with a teeny tiny hand made bow and a “Made with Love” heart charm.

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Gracie’s delicate headband has been crocheted with pink bamboo and tiny pearls, and is decorated with a hand made bow.  The bow on the headband and the bow on the skirt visually line up with each other.

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“A Springtime Garden Stroll” made for Kaye Wiggs MSDs will be available tonight (Monday, March 27, 2017) at 7:00 pm CST, cindyricedesigns.com.

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FYI, Lucy’s “A Whisper of Spring” ensemble is still available on my website, cindyricedesigns.com

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

My Newest Pattern!

Yes, I did it!  I put my most requested sweater for the Little Darlings in pattern form.  And it’s ready for you to knit away on.  Now, your Little Darling can have a closetful of her very own “light as a feather” cardigans.

When I was taking commissions this was the sweater everyone wanted.  It is knit with mohair/silk lace weight yarn, and is as “light as a feather”.  It is oh, so pretty, and is still one of my favorites as well.

My pattern gives you a total of nine different variations.  You can choose three sweater lengths:  cropped, mid, longer (for a slightly dropped waist bodice).  There are three different sleeve lengths:  short, elbow, long.  The pattern includes some shaping in the body so that the sweater covers the beginning bit of a gathered skirt.  It looks equally nice unbuttoned or buttoned.

The neckline edging and hemlines are all in garter stitch.  Like my previous patterns, the entire sweater is knit in one piece with very minimal finishing.

Here are just a few past photos of sweaters I’ve made using this pattern.  Please note that some of them have ribbed edgings.

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Long sleeve-cropped length

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Long sleeve-mid length

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Short sleeve-longest length

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Elbow sleeve-longest length

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Elbow sleeve-longest length

If you’d like to see more examples (I’ve made LOTS!) of sweaters made with this pattern head on over to my Little Darlings Flickr album.

The sweater pattern is available for sale on my website, cindyricedesigns.com.  If you’d like more information on this doll’s measurements and supplies needed for this pattern, that is also on the pattern sales page.

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I wish you all a very lovely day!  The sun is rising!  It looks like we’re in for the fourth straight day with some sunshine.  Yay!!!  It’s glorious!  (I won’t mention the temperature, it’s COLD today.)

Thank you for visiting!  Bye for now!