Little Garden by Armenuhi Khachatryan

Little Garden

August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
175 - 270 yards (160 - 247 m)
0-6m, 6-12m, 1-2yrs
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This baby sweater was inspired by the blooming gardens in the spring. I love all four seasons, but I do believe spring is the prettiest time of year, when the weather is just warming up and the world is awakening from a deep sleep. Sunshine, flowers and smiles!

A combination of Seed stitch and Moss stitch are used in this pattern. These stitches were chosen for their relevance in a garden. They are also both simple stitches which produce great texture. The color yellow was used in the sample to mimic the sunshine and warmth that fills us during the months of spring. The embroidered flowers complete this pattern with added cuteness, making this the perfect hand knit item in your baby’s spring/summer wardrobe!

Needle: 16” long size 3mm/US 2.5 circular needles or size to obtain gauge. Longer needles can be used if using the magic loop method.
Yarns used: King Cole Bamboo Cotton (50% cotton, 50% bamboo; 252yds/ 230m per 3.5oz/ 100g skein/ball). Sample uses color 637/Safron.
Yardage: Approx 175 215, 270 yards or 160 200, 250 meters
Gauge: 25 sts/36 rows = 4 inches square in moss stitch using 3mm/US 2.5 needles.
Other Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holder and tapestry needle for weaving in the ends. An embroidery needle (preferably a milliners needle) and small amounts of different colors of yarn for the embroidery, similar in weight or thinner than the main yarn.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.