5.01.2009

Spring Garden Tee





Announcing the completion of my new design project! The Spring Garden Tee!
I just love it! It is so feminine and girly!
Here are some more shots of it that wouldn't fit into my photo collage.





What I strive to offer with all of the patterns that I put up is a nice size range. Just like the Watermelon pattern and also the Playful Stripes pattern, the Spring Garden Tee is sized from 3 months- size 6. Just perfect for daughters or granddaughters of different ages.


Also this pattern, like the others, offers simple construction. The Spring Garden Tee is worked in one piece from the top down with no seaming whatsoever! I think that the instructions are easy to understand and this project works up fast. This top could easily be knit up in only one weeks time!


Nice Sleeve Closeup


Here is some more pattern information for those who are interested in knitting this design:



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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 17 [18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25] inches (0 inches of positive ease)

Length: approx 10 [10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16] inches after blocking

MATERIALS
Rowan Calmer [80% Cotton. 20% Polyester Fibre; 175 yd/160m per 50g skein; color: #482; 2 [2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3] skeins or approx 270 [285, 300, 315, 330, 350, 370, 390, 420] yds of any dk weight yarn.


1# 16” US #6/4mm circular needle for smaller sizes
1# 24” US #6/4mm circular needle for larger sizes
1# 16” US #5/3.75mm circular needle for neck and sleeve edging.


(You may need to use US #5/3.75mm double pointed needles for smaller sizes).
2 pieces of scrap yarn to serve as stitch holders
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers

GAUGE
24 sts/36 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles



I love how this pattern takes no more than 3 skeins of Rowan Calmer to knit! Rowan Calmer is one of my new favorite yarns. Its so soft and springy and easy to work with. The softness of the cotton blend is ideal for sensitive baby skin.


I hope that you enjoy knitting this pattern as much as I did! Remember that if you ever have any questions or problems with any of the patterns that I offer, I am always here to help.


Please also email me if you are a yarn shop owner and are interested in carrying this or any of the NeverNotKnitting patterns. Contact me at nevernotknitting@gmail.com for wholesale pricing information.


This pattern is now available in French. Click here to purchase the translated pattern!




23 comments:

Julie said...

That little girl of yours just keeps getting cuter and cuter! Love the sweater - will add it to my to-do list for darling granddaughter. Thanks!

Allegra said...

the tee is adorable and all of the photos are fantastic! congrats!

Giulia said...

Aw! Your daughter looks like a little flower fairy! Your photos are always gorgeous.

Gingerbread said...

Modeled beautifully as always,and the garden tee is really lovely. I am sure your pattern will do well. best wishes, Julie.C

Poethead said...

This is the perfect little top for her. It's so soft and sweet, just like she is! She so cute. Thank you for another great pattern. I can't wait to make it.

AudKnits said...

What a darling top! Congratulations on another fantastic design.

SweetDreams said...

Honestly now - between the gorgeous sweater, the gorgeous photography, and the beyond cute little model... I am speechless! Perfect in every way!

knittinwolf said...

Totally adorable....Ava is beautiful! What a great color on her too! So proud of you!:)

Jane said...

This top is so adorable. I wish I had a little girl to knit it for. Your pictures, as well as your little daughter, are lovely.

B said...

You have such a beautiful daughter - I know you are so proud of her. What a great model and the pink is just perfect for her skintone. Thank you for the wonderful picture set.

sue said...

The pattern is very sweet. Your beautiful daughter is the perfect model too, just gorgeous.

knitaholic said...

I love this top. It looks so cute on your daughter! I think I will have to knit this for my daughter. I don't think this will make her itch! :)

ABOUT ROSIE BEAUCOUP said...

The top is such a lovely alternative to a regular little t-shirt in the summer. And the model is simply beautiful.

Clovermillie said...

So tempting! I might just have to knit this one too.

Michelle said...

Simple adorable! Yet another of your patterns to add to my queue for my niece! (your daughter is adorable too!

Muriel said...

it 's simply beautifull!!!

ahousefullofboys said...

How do you do the purlwise longtail cast on in the middle of the sleeve ruffle section. I am working on this patter and am stalled at this point?

Alana said...

To reply to "ahousefullofboys" :

Im so sorry about that! I realized after the fact that I made an error in the pattern there. What I meant to say is to use the "purl on" cast on method. If you dont know how to do that one, you can just use the backwards loop method. The main thing to worry about is getting those sts cast on, not so much about which method you use. I like the "purl on" method because it looks nice and neat. But anything will work.

Sorry again about that. I have since corrected the pattern, if you send me your email address Ill be happy to send you the revised copy.

Thanks!

Alana
nevernotknitting@gmail.com

vielka said...

This is adorable! I can't wait to knit one up for my nieces. And your SweetGirl is just too cute to boot! Thanks for making this available for us!

Prairie Girl said...

Your daughter has beautiful blue eyes!

I'm currently working on your Watermelon cardigan for my 1 1/2 year old, but will certainly add this to my to-do list. Looks like another great pattern :)

falk_K said...

love this! Perfect sleeve detail :)

CuteStuffInside said...

It's beautiful!

S.W.A.K.

Kate said...

I was gifted your pattern and have enjoyed turning out a lovely tee for my daughter in SWTC's Bamboo yarn.