I saw this cute pattern for a girl's short-sleeved cardigan a few months ago and have wanted to knit it ever since, but I couldn't remember where I'd seen it. So yesterday I went to my favorite LYS with high hopes that maybe they'd know what I was talking about.
Well, of course "a really cute short-sleeved cardigan pattern" really doesn't narrow it down much, so Ruth at Main Street Yarns & Fibers was kind enough to let me use her computer, and after a while I remembered the chain that led me to the pattern in the first place and I found it! The pattern is called Kina, it's from Kids Tricot, and I found it at Magpie Patterns.
So Ruth helped me pick the softest Pima cotton yarn in the prettiest dark plum, got some needles, and now I'm well on my way to knitting my first cardi! So far, it's been very simple, though I haven't made it to the sleeves yet. Once I'm past those, it'll be smooth sailing I'm sure. To me, this cardigan looks French and so pleasantly retro, all in one sweater.
Gosh, I've missed knitting!