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Unraveling Eft


One design that came about as the miniaturization of an adult pattern is Eft. I had yarn left over from a top I'd created for myself a few months before and no yarn budget, so I decided to see if there was enough to make a little matching linen tunic for my daughter.

There was. A wonderful thing about linen is that it thrives on being machine washed and dried (which is a requirement I have for children's clothing), and I made this loose enough that she wore it layered all spring and then on its own through the humid Southern summer. It held up amazingly well and ended up being a staple until colder weather forced us to put it away, and her autumn growth spurt rendered it too small.

Find the pattern here on Ravelry, and get it free through the end of the month with code write31days - and check back tomorrow for the story behind Flight Song.


This is day eleven of my series 31 Days of Unraveling Designs - check here for intro and post list!

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