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Per multiple requests, I finally had some time during a break from work and was able to finish writing the pattern to add additional sizes.  As some of you know, the original version only had size 4 because I knitted the sweater for my daughter when she was 4 years old.  I had to do some research as usual to learn the different measurements on the parts of a garment and in various child sizes I was adding.  It was quite a project and another invaluable learning experience. 

The numbers in the updated pattern were not tested but written based on the original size 4, and using meticulous math calculations.  I will knit size 8 for my daughter when time permits.  I hope you enjoy it.

Valentine updated version

Finished chest size:  23.5 (25, 26, 28, 30, 32) inches for sizes 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)

Yarn: 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Knit Picks Superwash Swish DK weight (123 yards/50g), or equivalent.

Needle size: 6; circular needles and double point needles.

Gauge: 23 sts x 31 rows = 4 inches.

Notions: Size D (3.25mm) crochet hook, stitch markers, stitch holders, and tapestry needle

Pattern instruction here Valentine updated version and in Ravelry.

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I saw the pattern for this scarf in one of the Lion Brand newsletters that I received through email right before Mother’s day.  I thought, “That’s a nice Mother’s Day gift idea… simple and pretty, perfect first lace project for me too. ”  Before long, I went on Knit Picks to order the yarns for this scarf and a girl’s pullover design I have been sketching in my head.  Well, I don’t know if other people had the same experience with them but I have never had any online company sit on an order for 10 days without shipping it out.  I had to call to get it out of the warehouse.  It really made me worry about their business growth if this were a constant issue as they carry nice products with nice prices and I have enjoyed “seeing” the company grow.

No matter I guess, because we would do our usual Mother’s Day lunch/ dinner anyway and she would just recieve a suprise belated gift later.  Gift giving is not a tradition in our family so she was not expecting it at all.   About an anxious week and a half later,  I jumped on the project after the yarns finally arrived.  I have since been enjoying the soft smooth yarn and the new challenge of ever-changing but easy enough stitches of lace knitting.  Besides the occasional pauses to finish some other projects in progess, the scarf has been “growing” uneventfully, until today, that is.

I won’t get into the nitty-gritty of our entire conversation during her visit this afternoon ( she lives 5 minutes away from me and comes by every 2-3 days) but you can imagine the emotions when I tell you that she left instead of staying for dinner.  I had asked her earlier to stay for dinner because we were having pizza and she likes pizza!  Now the belated Mother’s Day lace scarf will become the making-up-after-mother-daughter-disagreement-on-philosophy-of-life scarf and here’s hoping it won’t happen again for another 3 months.  (Don’t worry, we always carry on the next day like nothing happened.)

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