Well, it took me several years to write down this baby sweater knitting pattern after knitting it for several children and grandchildren. It’s a classic Fair Isle Icelandic design pullover sweater, but with an easy-on rolled neckline for babies and toddler girls and boys. The style is boxy and the sleeves are hemmed, allowing for more than one season of wear. IMG_0497

The colorwork is really simple and doesn’t use but two colors stranded at any one time. I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca 50/50 Peruvian wool and alpaca. The alpaca provides the softness and the wool provides the body. It’s a beautiful worsted yarn, worked on a US 8 (5mm) circular needle for the most part.

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With its generous boxy shape and neat little hems, it will suit for more than one season. The design allows for sleeves to be turned up the first year and down the next season of wear. Finished measurements unblocked are Chest: 24 in (61.5 cm), Length from nape to hem: 16 in (41 cm), Sleeves from underarm: 10 in (26 cm). So would definitely fit 12 to 24 months and with washing, even longer.

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A baby jumper with classic design, which can be passed down through generations, no matter the flavor. Unisex in every way.

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The “Snowy Day” knitting pattern pdf is four pages with photos and charts. You can purchase it on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, or Loveknitting.  It’s a toddler sweater pattern you will use over and over again for baby gifts. Thanks for reading and happy knitting!

IMG_0513All photos are the sole property of knitnscribble, Sharon Watterson, designer, copyright 2018. Please do not use without permission. Pattern is written for personal use only and is the intellectual property of the designer.

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As a New Year brings hope and promises of good cheer, I’m wishing “Happy New Year” to all on this eve of 2011. To celebrate…a new Wattery Totteries design for a baby owl hat with three baby owls.

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Thought I would update the blog to include several free baby and toddler knitting and crochet patterns that I have recently written about on Examiner.com and InfoBarrel.com as Sharon Watterson, Knitting in Providence. Rarely do I write about anything other than free patterns, so please subscribe, if you haven’t already. Rose bonnet pattern for little girls and Monster face pants or longies for girls and boys. InfoBarrel subjects are varied, but there are many knitting and crochet patterns there, too. (more…)

We’ve always been big watermelon fans…partly because watermelons are so refreshingly tasty in the summertime, and often, a nickname for our Watterson family.

I do remember sitting on my grandmother’s back steps with the rest of my cousins in the summer time, eating watermelon and spitting the seeds in the garden. Granny always “toted one home”, as she called it, on Fridays, after sewing upholstery in the furniture factory. It’s a wonder there wasn’t a watermelon farm growing in Granny’s backyard. Simple pleasures and great memories.

Baby watermelons

Recently, with a new baby in our North Carolina family, I have knit two new watermelon hats, different from the one I made ten years ago for Baby Charlotte, our first grandchild. Free baby watermelons here, a hat pattern (more…)

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