Friday, August 17, 2007

Pattern: Avita

A simple camisole created for a gorgeous little girl. It has very little seaming (always a crowd pleaser) and easy textured pattern to follow. The straps can be made longer or shorter, depending on your preference.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern. My little "niece" Ava certainly loves it!

This is my first time creating a pattern, so please
send me notes and corrections if you see anything. If any of you make this I would love to see some pictures!

Avita

Difficulty
Easy

Sizes
To fit ages
6-9 (9-12:12-24) mths

Materials
2 (3:4) Skeins Karabella Vintage Cotton (or similar weight yarn)
Pair of US 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles


Gauge

30 sts and 40 rows = 4 inch in st st

Textured Pattern
Row 1: knit

Row 2: purl
Row 3: k1 *k2tog*repeat from *k1
Row 4: p1*k1 m1 by lifting strand betweens two stitches* repeat from * p1

Back
Cast on 64 (68:74) stitches. Work in textured pattern for three pattern repeats.

Switch to st st.
Work in st st until work measures 6 (6.5:7.75) inches from CO edge ending with ws row.

Shape armholes
BO 4 (4:5) sts at beg of next 2 rows

Decrease one st at each end of next and 3 (4:4) foll alt rows. 48 (50:54) sts.
Starting on the rs continue in textured pattern.

When work measures 10 (11:12.5) in from CO edge place 8 sts on holder.

Make straps
BO next 32 (34:38) sts, leaving 8 sts on needle.

Work these 8 sts until strap measures 7.5 (7.75:8) in.
BO 8 sts.
Take the 8 sts from the holder and work other strap in same manner.

Front
Work same as back.

Finishing
Seam sides together until you reach armhole decreases. Weave in ends.

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31 Comments:

Blogger Rebecca said...

How utterly adorable!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous kim said...

That baby is too cute! And I love that top, especially in that gorgeous red. Great pattern!!

11:11 AM  
Blogger Betty said...

Seriously cute!

12:00 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

Too cute, Paloma. A great entrance into the world of knitting design. :D

3:25 PM  
Blogger ms. pea said...

Fabulous! Great model, too.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Does this pattern come in a large (Extra)?

6:00 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

Wow, I'm impressed, Paloma. Beautiful pattern, posting, and a gorgeous baby!

6:25 PM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

I'm very impressed by it's gorgeous simplicity. Congrats!!

7:13 PM  
Blogger knitannie said...

Thanks for the pattern. It looks adorable.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

Your niece is adorable. So is the top! =)

4:49 AM  
Blogger fluffbuff said...

What a perfect top for your little niece! Great pictures, too. :)

2:38 PM  
Blogger knitfriendly said...

She is so cute! Great job! Also, come check out my latest blog post - I nominated you. :)

7:49 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

Congratulations on your first pattern!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

That is lovely, and she looks gorgeous in that colour. Well done! PS I have nominated you for an award on my blog!

12:32 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

So, so, SO cute! Nice work on the design -- although I think the model has something to do with this top's irresistibility, too.

1:53 PM  
Blogger alejandra said...

Qué bombonaza!!!! Hermoso el diseño!!!

6:13 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Wow, what a great pattern! Thanks for sharing it with us.

7:54 AM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

So cute, and a great pattern! I love that berry shade on babies, too. :)

9:23 AM  
Blogger Ulli said...

love, love, love! i will definitely knit this one for my girl.
thanks for sharing

3:11 PM  
Blogger Virtuous said...

Love it! And so will be doing it next season! :o)

6:04 PM  
Blogger Eliza said...

I love this pattern and I actually started one last night as a gift for a friend whose baby is due in July. Anyway, I think I'm doing something wrong-- my texture doesn't look like anything but a row of purl. :( Do you have any tricks or references for the texture pattern? I can't figure out what the matter is. (I'm ElizaB on Ravelry if you want to contact me.)

8:07 AM  
Blogger Melany said...

The tank is adorable, but I have to admit that anything would look adorable on that little girl. What a beautiful baby!

Love the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

1:52 PM  
Blogger angos said...

i love this little top.
great for the summer.
i think i knit one for my little girl.

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