Small sized

Mode Moderne is such an easy knit, and I like working stripes and playing with the color combinations so much that I couldn’t resist making a small version for my daughter. I’d make a baby version as well, except cowl necks plus babies is a pretty big no-no!

This small version is knit in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, in the colorways Georgetown and Logwood, respectively. I only had one skein of the Rustic Fingering, and though each skein is a very generous 475 yards, I was anxious about running out, so I made my smallish 9 year old daughter a size 7/8 instead of the size 10 that I think would work better and leave more room to grow. That said, I think it turned out really cute and she LOVES it, and has been wearing it near constantly, even though it’s been much warmer than I think is ideal for wearing wool.

I’m currently working on a small collection of last minute gifts that I hope to release all at once, probably early November. Petite Mode shouldn’t take too long to write up, either, and will be sized from 2 to 10, only because once you get up to size 12, we’re in the range of sizes I wrote for the original adult pattern. I’ll offer them as a bundle, too, in case you want to do matching mother/daughter outfits. I need to get a photo of my sister, my daughter, and me, all in our stripey sweaters!

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