View Full Version : Parasol Baby Cardigan

12-03-2008, 08:29 PM
I designed this sweater as a request from a gal at the bank who said she would like a hand knit sweater for her little girl. All she said was yellow and the rest was up to me. I decided I better design it myself so I could sell it with a clear conscience. ;)

I told the lady I would need measurements and she reported that the baby's arms were 10" long (she was only 4 months old at the time) and had a 19 inch chest. I called to check on the underarm sleeve length again and talked her down to 9". I made them that long but they seem a bit long to me. :lol: I made the body a bit longer than most patterns call for since Mom said she was tall/long.

I got inspired by a stitch called a Parasol in the Harmony Guide and then found, also in the HG, a lace border that complimented the parasol. I developed a scaled down version without the yarn over edge that I made into a collar. Besides the long sleeves, the thing I may have goofed on is the neck line. It may be too big. It's not a bad design but I think it needs a little refining. I think it may have ended up more an 18 month size than a 5 month size but it will fit sometime right? :eyes:

The yarn is Cascade Cherub. The color is pastel yellow a little to a gold.


And the back--


12-03-2008, 08:53 PM
It's absolutely gorgeous! Very nice job on the insets, the lace just sets if off! You've made a beautiful sweater!

12-03-2008, 08:59 PM
Lovely...what a lucky little girl

12-03-2008, 09:56 PM
Oh, how sweet! It's beautiful. You did a wonderful job designing it. I especially love the little parasol in the back. Lucky little girl!

Jan in CA
12-03-2008, 11:33 PM
Oh my..that is just adorable!!:inlove:

12-04-2008, 12:44 AM
Oh Judy Judy Judy! This is absolutely gorgeous! You are really a great designer!!! And knitter! And grammy! :heart:

12-04-2008, 06:32 AM
OMG !! STUNNING ! I Love it . It is so lovely . Well done :)

12-04-2008, 07:59 AM
Incredibly gorgeous!!!! GREAT JOB!

12-04-2008, 09:12 AM
Very pretty design!:thumbsup:

12-04-2008, 09:57 AM
:inlove: soo pretty!! Great job

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12-04-2008, 10:54 AM
That's so darn cute! And I love a little child in bright yellow, they make me think of ducklings.

12-04-2008, 11:53 AM
That is beautiful!! I'm in awe of all you designers out there!

sue in canada
12-04-2008, 01:14 PM
That is beautiful. Fantastic job.

12-04-2008, 01:44 PM
What a beautiful sweater. I love the design and color :)