It’s from the Labour of Love book by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard which I got as a gift. It has some really cute and different knitting patterns for little girls. The patterns seem to range in size from age 3 – 8. This design, Elvira Frost flowers only comes in age 3-4. The suggested yarn is Mirasol Sulka which is more expensive than I really want to use for a growing child who likes to eat spaghetti with her hands, especially as I chose to make it in white. So I went for the machine washable King Cole Magnum Chunky at approx £3/ball because I only needed 2 balls.
One thing to note with this pattern: The tension on the ball band of the Mirasol Sulka yarn is 16sts x 20rows using 6mm needles. This pattern is written to a tension of 12sts x 18rows using 6mm needles. I checked the finished measurements and you do need to be getting 12 sts to 10 cm in order to arrive at the correct chest measurements. Using my yarn sub, I had to go up to 8mm needles to get the right tension.
Considering I don’t often knit with such chunky yarn, it was nice to finish a project so fast. I’m sure my little one will get plenty of wear out of this. The short sleeves make it great for warmer weather but it could also be work as a layering piece over a long sleeved tee.