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flicka Posted - 03/04/2011 : 5:39:39 PM
I have been musing about this question while knitting a bright red sweater for Afghans for Afghans. So far my contributions have been unisex, and in bright colors as requested. This time I added a beaded rib for the ribbing, which I think looks kind of lacy without having "holes". I would just like to think of a little girl getting this sweater, although I can't request that.

Any ideas about what girls like in garments? I figure some of this has got to be universal! The A for A guidelines request no pastels, and no laciness; utilitarian seems to be the rule.

(I don't have any little girls in my life right now, more's the pity.)

flicka
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flicka Posted - 03/07/2011 : 07:29:26 AM
Marjolein, I am going to take that suggestion for waist shaping. You are right, just a bit would make a difference. The current campaign is for children aged 7-16, so I think waist shaping would be appropriate.

Suzanne, I think you can tell I am getting a lot of satisfaction out of this! Thanks for the affirmation.

flicka
marjotse Posted - 03/07/2011 : 02:59:58 AM
How old is the age group. For slightly older girls (6 and above) just a hint of waist shaping makes a sweater much more girlie.... It just needs to be a hint though, they still should be able to run, play and do all that in their sweaters.

Marjolein

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2totangle Posted - 03/06/2011 : 9:25:32 PM
Just wanted to hop in and say what a great thing you're doing. I'm sure any little girl will love what you're making!

Suzanne

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purlthis Posted - 03/05/2011 : 9:25:38 PM
Thistle cables could be cute, too. Another option would be putting a pocket with a special cable on it, as just a little special touch.

Rachel
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As I get older, I prefer to knit. Tracey Ullman
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flicka Posted - 03/05/2011 : 9:22:41 PM
Thanks so much for the suggestions. My sweater OTN is a pullover, and I will definitely add pockets. That is a great idea (for boy or girl). And buttons are a wonderful option for making a sweater a signature item, thanks, Kristina. I will take a look at cable patterns, looking for a special one for my next project. Maybe that sweater with cables along the raglan lines? Thanks, Rachel.

ETA: like this raglan: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/runaround-raglan

flicka
purlthis Posted - 03/05/2011 : 12:21:58 PM
What about a cat or floral cable?

Rachel
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As I get older, I prefer to knit. Tracey Ullman
http://purledthis.blogspot.com/ UPDATED! WITH PICS!
kkknitter Posted - 03/05/2011 : 10:40:56 AM
Pretty buttons would be a nice touch on a plain cardigan, and also make it more "girlie".

Kristina
Mean Mama Posted - 03/05/2011 : 08:33:56 AM
I think a pocket is always a treat for little ones.

-- Mean Mama

“Qui vit sans folie,
N’est pas si sage qu’il le croit.”

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