The Watermelon sweater pattern is finally finished!
I am really really pleased with how this one turned out. The sweater fits my daughter perfectly!
This is such a whimsical little pattern that is simple and fun to knit. I think that this is a perfect little sweater for a beginning knitter because there is no ribbing, picked up stitches, or seaming! The sweater is knit in one piece from the bottom up.
I also included 2 different closure options for the cardigan. Click here to see pictures of the "ribbon-tie closure" version.
Here is some pattern information for those who might be interested in knitting it.
3 months [6mos, 9mos, 12mos, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] (shown in size 2)
Chest: 18 [19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28] inches
Length: approx 10.5 [11.5, 12, 13, 14, 14.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18] inches after blocking
[MC] Manos Cotton Stria [100% Peruvian Cotton; 116 yd/106m per 50g skein; color: #204; 2 [2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5] skeins[CC] color: #205; 1 skein]Scraps of black yarn (I used Panda Silk sock yarn doubled up in Black)
2# 32-inch US #6/4mm circular needles
1# 24-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle
1# 24-inch US #4/3.50mm circular needle
1 set of US #6/4mm double pointed needles
4 pieces of scrap yarn to hold underarm stitches
Safety pin markers
One medium button for button loop closure or 1.5 yards of ribbon for ribbon tie closure
20 sts/28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles
The Manos Cotton Stria yarn is super soft and so pretty with the slight color variations. I felt that it complimented this design perfectly!
You don't have to make this pattern into a watermelon. If you'd rather, you could knit it using one color which would give it an entirely different look.
I know that this is going to be such a great springtime sweater for my little one. The colors are vibrant for the season and the cotton is ideal for springtime evenings.
(This pattern has been updated into a beautiful new pattern layout August 2010.)