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.

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