Sweet Blossom: Giveaway and Spring Special

Hello all! long time no type, I do have several finished projects that I am working on getting photos of ( and one of them is even lace!) but for now I have a new pattern finished. Introducing Sweet Blossom, a Ballet Wrap and Legwarmers combination pattern that is just in time for spring! Of course this wrap could be used anytime, and the legwarmers are great for skirt loving little girls with cold legs.


Sweet Blossom is an intermediate to advanced pattern due to an unusual construction which features as little seaming as possible, a neckband that is patterned all the way around the back, and sleeves that are knit sideways using short rows to shape the wrists. The gauge falls somewhere between a thick DK and a thin Worsted, which is a versatile yarn weight and works up quickly for gifting.


The cable pattern has two rows of bobble blossoms that bloom and wind up to the shoulders, then a simple cabled vine around the back of the neck. The bottom band is worked first and then stitches for the main body are picked up and worked from the band creating a seamless join. The second tie band is worked from made stitches on the first band for a strong and flexible seam that will withstand much tugging from little hands.


In honour of Mother's Day I will be giving away a PDF copy of this pattern to a randomly drawn commenter, just leave a comment on this post with a way of contacting you and Hubs the Great will draw a name at 7pm on Mother's Day Sunday May 8th.  Good luck and Happy knitting!

Congratulations to Ruby, poster number 5 and winner of this PDF pattern! Thanks to everyone who commented and remember to get your copy before the 19th!


$4.99 PDF download

Available through Ravelry


And a secure internet payment site


SIZES: 2T, 4T, 6, 8, 10,12


Shown in size 4T

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

WRAP: Chest: 23[25,27,29,30.5,32] inches Length: 12.5[13.75,14,16,16.75,17.75] inches Sleeve length: 9[11,12,13,14,15.5] inches long before blocking, blocking adds at least an inch to length.

LEGWARMERS:

Length: 7.5[8.75,9.5,10.25,11.25,12.25] inches To fit ankle circ: 6.5[6.75,6.75,7.25,7.5,7.5] inches To fit calf circ: 9.25[9.5,11,11.5,12,12] inches

MATERIALS-

Knitpick’s Gloss DK[70% wool/30%silk; 123 yrds/50g]; Colour Guava, 5[6,7,8,8,9] balls for both Wrap and Legwarmers

Approximate yardage for Wrap only: 490[575,650,717,753,858] yards

Approximate yardage for Legwarmers only: 84[106,148,160,182,197] yards

2 US #5/3.75mm circular needles 24 inches long substitute needles if necessary to obtain gauge

1 set US #5/3.75mm double pointed needles, substitute needles if necessary to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders, stitch markers, one snap (optional)

GAUGE

20 sts/24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
 

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