Pondemonium by Jennifer Small


May 2007
DK / Sport ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in fair isle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1116 yards (1020 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

UPDATE: JBW stopped hosting this pattern on their site, but I’ve created a PDF of the pattern and you can download it for free right here.

NOTE: Rowan Wool Cotton is discontinued, but you could use any DK weight wool that is good for colorwork.

This little Fair Isle pullover is chock full of a kid’s favorite creatures. Inspired by the children’s song “The Little White Duck,” you’ll find ducks, frogs, bugs, and snakes floating in the water, separated by rows of lily pads. The palette is sophisticated Rowan colors, and the sweater is finished with special lily pad elbow patches and “pond ripple” cuffs for maximum cuteness. The fit is loose and comfy, with a tunic style for easy on and off, and a stretchy funnel neck. Featuring a yarn that’s a blend of wool and cotton, it’s the perfect layer for spring weather.

Sizes available 6 12, 18 months
Chest Circumference: 24 25, 26 inches
Body Length: 11.5 13, 14 inches
Sleeve Length: 6 6.5, 7.5 inches

Three full balls are used of the two main colors (two of one and one of the other.

PLEASE NOTE: Based on feedback from those of you making this pattern, the bottom edge is curling a lot for a lot of you! While this might go away with blocking, you might want to try a simple rolled stockinette edge instead. Let it roll as much as it’s going to, then start the chart for the little red snakes.