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!



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

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


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

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.

Work same as back.

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



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.

10:41 AM  
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