9.25.2010

Two Tiny Chloe Sweaters




This past week or so has been spent knitting up these two
little samples of my Chloe sweater pattern for girls.
One is for one of my trunk shows and the other is being displayed at a new local yarn shop.

2 Chloes

These three colors of Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn look so sweet and girlish together. Sort of like a lollipop or similar stripey candy. I love all of Spud and Chloe's colorways. Its so fun picking three to go together.

These colors that I chose are named Watermelon, Popsicle, and Ice Cream. 
Hmm.. now that I think about it, I may have picked these colors when I was hungry. 
They do sound delicious don't they?

To make a Chloe sweater you only need 1 skein of each colorway. These two samples are in the 6 month size and I have more than enough to make a third. Granted, this is a small size, but it really doesn't take that much of each color to create this piece. 

I definitely think this sweater would be a great way to use up some partial skeins of worsted weight that you might have lying around.

Lady bug buttons.. so cute.

I picked up some hand painted ladybug buttons for the sweaters and I think that they compliment quite nicely.

It was fun revisiting this design. The last time I knit this is when I designed this little sweater over a year ago. While knitting it I remembered all that I love about it. It is soo quick to make! 
I'm sure you could knit a small size in one day if you really wanted to.

Also I think its a great garment addition for this time of year. I for one live in a climate that is sporadically cold and then scorching hot. It's truly bizarre and you have no idea what to expect day to day.
Additionally, when it is insanely hot during the day it also cools down quite a bit in the evenings.

A little sweater like Chloe is a great layering piece for my daughter. Just a little layer of extra warmth on her tiny body.... Similar to a vest. Only its really cute and girly and looks simply adorable over a little dress.. or tank top. And vests just don't work in that way. You know?
Also Chloe is very simple to take on and off as the weather changes.

2 Chloes. Up close.

Pattern available here.


20 comments:

Maryse said...

So adorable! And practical as you say! Beautiful!

Sherral said...

I had forgotten about that pattern! Wouldn't it be a great Christmas present for my little niece... and I've got about a ton of worsted weight yarn so... yeah. I'm sold!

Maya said...

you take such lovely photos! the sweater is really cute : ) I wish I had someone to knit it for!!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

The colors are so sweet and girly. Thank you for sharing with us!

paws said...

Oh, how I love this pattern! I may have to break down and make a coordinating pair for my AZ girls.

Chasity @ The Intertwined Life said...

WOW - these are beautiful!!

Lucy said...

I love this little cardigan. Your little girl designs make me want to have a daughter.

DrawSleepKnit said...

So cute! They do look like they are made out of candy :)

CU@5 said...

Your little sweaters are so sweet and, yes- delicious! Unfortunately I've got only boys around. Maybe I'll make something for future? I want to have my little girl...
Cheers!

Ally Johnston said...

They are so sweet and look great.

Renee said...

adorable!

Margie said...

Hi, first time visit for me, and I love what you do. The little sweaters are so pretty, and the buttons are the cutest. I love how you present them. Hugs, Margie.

Julie said...

So pretty!! The candy coloured stripes are just perfect.

Katherine said...

Too precious! I'm not into matchy-matchy, but seeing those makes it would be great to make some for two sisters... perhaps you can do both from one skein of each color?

Lindy said...

I agree with Sherral it would great for Christmas. I really like this pattern too, it is very cute.

bluejaye said...

Bought the pattern on monday. Just need to sew underarm and block. I knit big so the size 10 fits my 14 yr old. She is pretty conservative so the sweater is solid olive green. You sure do write great patterns. Thanks.

LaChicVictorianBoutique said...

Hi Alana,

You are awesome!

Love,
Mary

Jane said...

Help with the Chloe little sweater pattern! After the 1st inc. row, I cannot figure how to go on without making it w/ the "puffed sleeves". Maybe I am just dense! It looks like the same directions for the following sleeve rows.
Thanks to anyone who can help me!

knitngreen said...

Adorable! I know a few little girls that would look darling in these!

My Life as a Real House Wife said...

These are so cute! This makes me want to relearn how to knit! I crochet now but have not knited in 15 years! I will have to get one of your paterns and try it out!