Here is Linden playing on the swing in her sweater.
For this design, I wanted a fitted bodice with a fuller skirt. I used a floral motif in the bodice in an orange with the red background of the sweater. My daughter loves color, so I used lots of different colors for the flowers in the skirt. I scattered them all around the bottom using intarsia. I ran out of red, so the sleeves are purple, but put in a red stitch to tie in the sleeves. You see this technique in many Scandinavian sweaters. I finished the sweater with orange attached I-cord all around. The sweater is knitted in cotton dk from Debbie Bliss. I knitted the sweater on a size 7 needle. It is a lovely yarn to knit with and the stitches come out nice and even.
I love this little sweater. I am tempted to knit a version for myself. I think I would change the colors, and I would not put flowers in the skirt, maybe another design but much more subtle.