3.01.2009

Watermelons For Sale!





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.



SIZES
3 months [6mos, 9mos, 12mos, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] (shown in size 2)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
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


MATERIALS
[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
Stitch Holders
Safety pin markers
One medium button for button loop closure or 1.5 yards of ribbon for ribbon tie closure
Tapestry needle
GAUGE
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.)






14 comments:

Julie said...

That is soooo cute. Thanks for the pattern! I love your little one's adorable little face, and those sweet pigtails.

angelknits said...

Your daughter looks adorable in the Watermelon sweater! Beautiful design and gorgeous details....love the ribbon and the seeds!
Congratulations on publishing your own pattern!!!

cici said...

Thank you so much. I can't wait to make it..thanks for the pattern♥

Carla said...

I love the sweater- ( bought the pattern) I guess if I won the yarn I would choose the cornflower or garnet!

the dipe squad said...

This is so adorable! I am a beginning knitter with HUGE aspirations, so of course I bought this pattern right away! This will be my first sweater. I think I'll try a solid one first, but I'm so excited to cast on!

Megan said...

This is such a cute pattern!

Gingerbread said...

This is a perfect fit and looks lovely on your daughter, great colours thank you for sharing. best wishes julie.C

Poethead said...

I have been checking every day to see if you had the pattern finished. The sweater is adorable. You have a perfect model for your creations!! Your daughter is adorable. I love her! Thank you for another great pattern!

Molly, the BeanQueen said...

The sweater is really cute. I only have grandsons - and not little anymore, :~(, boo-hoo - so it will not be in my que. I really like the "seeds" - a clever idea!
drMolly

Amanda N said...

This cardigan is gorgeous and your daughter looks fabulous in it. My daughter has blonde curly hair and I know she would love this. I will show her the photo and may just have to make it. Well done.

Oh, and if I win your contest I would love garnet.

Prairie Girl said...

I absolutely love it! Will come back and make this for my daughter for spring/summer.

dogquilter said...

What a wonderful pattern!!

mom made said...

I just found your blog and I could look at it all day long. This pattern is beyond adorable!

Bernadette said...

What a sweet pattern! Such a creative design. Makes me wish for a little girl of my own to knit it for!!! (I have 2 teenage boys, LOL!!)