Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Retro Cardi for Girls

Little Miss SockPixie and I had a wonderful time together this morning, taking pictures of the Retro Cardi for Girls.



As she was putting the cardi on, I found myself giving her the same kind advice my mother had given me. As I was buttoning the cardi, I told her she should always leave a couple buttons open at the neck to show how beautiful it was , and leave the last button at the bottom edge of the cardi open to emphasize the gracefulness of her waist.



Growing up in France, I learned to love the timeless beauty of simple lines, of an understated lace panel, a shoulder, a perfect button, of simple knits.



The sweater is done, but I still have work. The pattern now needs to be sized and edited before I can offer it as a pdf.

14 comments:

Rose said...

The sweater is beautiful, as is your daughter, although she still looks a little "peaked" as we say in the south. Hope she's feeling better.

Maria said...

Simply beautiful!

SusanB-knits said...

Beautiful sweater, beautiful model! I can't wait to make this one for my granddaughter.

monikita said...

She looks so beautiful in her new cardi! Both of your creations, daughter and sweater, are gorgeous. I hope Little Miss Sockpixie is feeling better.

grammynan said...

I totally love the photo AND the sweater. The color is perfect for spring. Looking forward to seeing the sizes available.

A said...

What a beautiful series of photographs! The cardi looks wonderful, and little Miss SockPixie looks simply lovely!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making such beautiful photographs of Little Miss Sockpixie. ~Mr. Sockpixie

Monika said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful sweater! I wish I had a little girl to knit this for!

toni in florida said...

Simply lovely!

Nathalie said...

I am speechless. The sweater, the model, and the picture are incerdibly beautiful!

Colleen said...

Both your projects, the finished and the unfinished, are beautiful...but the unfinished one is, of course, the most beautiful ;-)

But I can copy the sweater, not the child (I have 4 of my own unfinished!)

She's such a great model, too!

SockPixie said...

Thank you all. Little Miss SockPixie and I are very touched by your comments.

Monique said...

This came out very pretty! Your pictures are superb!

Monique said...

Your project has just been featured on my blog!
http://stitchesandstrings.blogspot.com/2010/03/seeing-green.html