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Haltermelon

Petite Purls, Issue 1 Summer 2009
Never Not Knitting
Knitting
June 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
348 - 464 yards (318 - 424 m)
3 months-size 6
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Haltermelon originally was published in Petite Purls online magazine. The pattern has been released again now in extended sizes and is available for purchase.
New sizes available: 3 mos, 6mos, 9mos, 12mos, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Get your little one ready for Summer with a whimsical summer classic that is simple and fun to work up. This halter top is worked in one piece from the bottom up with no seaming! This pattern can easily be adapted into a plain child’s summer top by simply knitting it using only one color.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 15.5 16.5, 17.25, 18.5, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 inches (One inch of negative ease allowed for a fitted bodice)
Length: approx 6.5 7, 7.5, 8, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11 inches after blocking

MATERIALS
MC Manos Cotton Stria 100% Peruvian Cotton; 116 yd/106m per 50g skein; color: #204; 2 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 skeins
CC color: #205; 1 skein, split into 2 balls
Scraps of black yarn (I used Panda Silk sock yarn doubled up in Black.)
1# 16” US #6/4mm circular needle
And
1# 24” US #6/4mm circular needle (for larger body sizes only)
Stitch holder
One medium button
Tapestry needle