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Knit4Pie
12-13-2007, 09:59 PM
I hope I explain this properly. My 3-yr old takes ballet, and the scoop neck of her leotard leaves a good portion of her throat/top of her chest bare. She complains that she is cold by the end of her lesson.

The shrugs/boleros I have seen so far all seem to leave the throat area pretty bare, which would be pointless. Does anyone have a suggestion (or maybe a pattern I've missed)? A pattern for thinner wool would also be great, but I'll take what I can get!

Jan in CA
12-13-2007, 11:49 PM
Ohhhhh I think THIS would be adorable and I love their patterns!
http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=KPS_275&Category_Code=KPS_K

This one could be adjusted..longer sleeves, higher neck maybe?
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/70320AD.html

This one is cute, too. The neck is a little low, but I think you can just CO less and make it higher and make it shorter to accommodate the leotard.
http://www.thegarterbelt.com/ms_tater.html

Knit4Pie
12-14-2007, 12:05 AM
I missed that one in Lion Brand...I thought I looked at them all. I actually like another one in your last link...I'm not to good at altering patterns, but the Daisy Cardigan looks easier to me. Could be wrong, but I figure I'll go with my intuition!

If anyone has other suggestions, I won't be starting until January, and maybe I'll make her 3 or 4 all different LOL

Jan in CA
12-14-2007, 12:42 PM
.I'm not to good at altering patterns, but the Daisy Cardigan looks easier to me. Could be wrong, but I figure I'll go with my intuition!


Tater's Cotton Cardi? That one has sizes 2/4/6 so you shouldn't need to alter much if at all. It's a seamless pattern so it should be very easy. You could make it shorter like a little shrug and it would be perfect and adorable!

I'm not sure about your reference to Daisy Cardigan.. the only Daisy one I know is on Knitty from Yarn Harlot. That is an infant cardi and would need altering.

Knit4Pie
12-14-2007, 03:30 PM
There's a Daisy Cardigan on a link on the same page as the Tater Cardi. It is knit from the top down, so I could just stop at the length I want (I suppose). It is also seamless. Here is the link, although it is also on the page you posted above

http://www.thegarterbelt.com/ms_daisy.html

Jan in CA
12-14-2007, 04:24 PM
Oh I see! Well, both are knit from the top down and come in a range of sizes so you can take your pick. Both are very cute. ;)