Friday, February 19, 2010

Anahera - a knitting pattern for a young girl's tunic

This pattern is now available to purchase and download using Paypal and the Ravelry Store.  You don't need to be a Ravelry member to use the pattern store, just click on the "buy now" button below and you will be re-directed to Paypal.
A little bit dustbowl chic and a little bit Belles of St Trinians, Anahera was inspired by my collection of old knitting magazines, and the tunics and gymslips schoolgirls wore from the 1920s though to the 1960s. I wanted to knit something my daughter would actually choose to wear, a top short enough for cartwheels and tree climbing, but long enough to wear modestly over tights or leggings. Slightly puffed sleeves provide sun protection and a girly touch without frilliness, and neat little pockets are perfect for Thing Seekers to store their treasures.

Knit in the round from the bottom up, Anahera is a simple knit with a few interesting details to keep you awake. There are pleats formed two ways, concealed pockets and gently puffed cap sleeves, with plenty of “TV knitting” in the middle.

Pattern is for sizes 4, 6, and 8 years and requires approx 200-300g of dk (8ply) or light worsted weight yarn.  Pattern is NZ $5.00

1 comment:

  1. I tried to buy it yesterday but my payment status is "unclaimed" - is it waiting for you?

    Not that there's any hurry... I've got lots to do before I can knit this :P