2.17.2009

It's Watermelon Season!




....well in sweater land anyway!

I am now finished with the Watermelon sweater and I love it! 
I am so happy that I made the 2T size for my daughter. It fits perfectly!!!

I will be getting this pattern sized and it will be available for purchase shortly.

My little one has been visiting Grandma and Grandpa all day so I have been feverishly working on the finishing details.

If you notice from the above pictures I've had some difficulty deciding whether to go with a ribbon tie closure or a button and loop closure.

I think that I will offer both options in the pattern. 

If you notice, I show the sweater with a more froo-froo dressed up ribbon and then with a plainer ribbon for a more casual style. I chose the green striped one for the photo because it resembles watermelon rind. How fitting. I especially love the hand dyed silk ribbon. It makes the sweater look so feminine and lovely. I think that the ribbon tie closure option  looks a bit too babyish for the 2T size. But however it would look so precious on the sizes for smaller babies. Since my 3 year old is now a "big kid" Ive decided to go with a button and loop closure and keep the eyelet row as just a nice added detail.

I will be sharing modeled shots of Watermelon soon!


24 comments:

angelknits said...

What a GORGEOUS cardigan! It looks beautiful....delicious....yummy...and I love it! So creative of you! I especially love the hand-embroidery "seeds"! So cute!
Good job and keep it up!!!
p.s. I can't wait to see your daughter to model the cardigan and shall we call her Ms. Watermelon?

skinner studio said...

WoW Alana, it's beautiful! I LOVE IT!! And really wish I had a girl for this one!!

SO, so, super cute! You are awesome!!

SweetDreams said...

What a beauty!!! I can't get over how cute this sweater is! What a great idea - you did a wonderful job!

knitaholic said...

Oh, my gosh! I love this sweater! It is very creative. I am definitely going to buy this pattern when you post it. I can't wait to try it out.

sue said...

it is absolutely gorgeous. I love both ribbons on it.

frillbow said...

This is a real stunner!

Arianwen said...

Very pretty just the thing for a little girl she will love it! I can't believe you are lucky enough to be able to buy yarn in such amazing colours. It is that from the shop where you work?

amy said...

that sweater is gorgeous! oh my goodness!

Poethead said...

This is so adorable! You're such a creative designer! Will you offer the pattern in a size 6?? I hope! I can make it look appropriate for a six-year-old, I think. What do you think?

bettina said...

the sweater is so delicious.... my mouth is watering just thinking of it on a future recipient. Your items are always wonderful

Preita said...

This is so incredibly cute! I really love it. I wish my SIL wouldn't destroy handknits so I could knit this for my neice. :(

(Also, sorry for my absense, I totally thought you were on my google reader, guess not! I was wondering why you "weren't blogging" DOH!)

danceNknit said...

love it, love it, love it

I'll have to keep my eye out for some yarn that would work for that. I probably won't find any until I have my own kids, year away...

igi said...

Wow! beautiful!

Robin said...

Oh I love it! That is beautiful!

Kim said...

I love the sweater, especially how the seeds look randomly placed, and the watercolor ribbon tie.

cici said...

oh my goodness. this is gorgeous. I just found you on itunes. Thank you.

I Speak Film said...

This is adorable! I'll be the first in line to purchase the pattern. Supercute. Superyummy.

AudKnits said...

What a clever design!

Gingerbread said...

This is a wonderful cardigan, I just love bright colours. Julie.C

Seona said...

Wow this is stunning - just beautiful!!

dianelaces said...

How very sweet! I wish I had a little girl to knit for. And I love the little mouse.

Tinkie said...

This is uber-creative! The playful concept is exactly what I would expect from you, my friend!

gkgirl said...

i love this...
i would totally wear this.

knittyteacher said...

perfectly wonderful!!!