Several baby gifts were needed for many friends’ new arrivals. I used some yarn from a friends stash to knit up 2 watermelon hats and matching leg warmers. I came across H&M onsies on sale in similar colours (dark & light green stripes, and Pink). How could I resist adding a watermelon to the onsie and including it in the gift (especially since our friends had recently moved to Saskatchewan- home of the (in)famous fan accessory worn CFL roughrider fans –a watermelon helmet.)? I only took a picture of the one set.
divide across 3 DPNs
join ends place marker
k3 p3 rib, for 2.5 cm
increase by 3 sts spaced evenly (81): k 25, kbf* 3 times
knit stocking stitch for 3 cm slip last stitch before marker, slip marker
then begin white
k 4 rounds St st
slip last stitch before marker, slip marker
begin watermelon yarn
knit St st until 8 cm not including rib. (10.5 cm including rib)
rnd 1 of decrease: k9 pm* 9times
rnd 2 : k8 ktog* 9 times
rnd 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17: knit
rnd 4 : k7 k2tog* 9 times
rnd 6 : k6 k2tog* 9 times
rnd 8 : k5 k2tog* 9 times
rnd 10 : k4 k2tog* 9 times
rnd 12 : k3 k2tog* 9 times
rnd 14 : k2 k2tog* 9 times
rnd 16 : k1 k2tog* 9 times
rnd 18: k2tog* 9 times
thread 15 cm tail through remaining stitches.
weave in ends
Legwarmers were improvised based on an baby ankle size of about 4” to upper leg/thigh size of 6” with some stretch.
A 1yr old is more like 6″ at the ankle and 8″ above the knee.
total length 8”
I spaced the increases evenly up the length and across the rounds.
c/o and increases determined by gauge (1”=8sts):
c/o 36 in GREEN
join and place marker
1” (8rnds) of k3p3 rib
in next rnd knit every stitch.
in next rnd increase by 4 sts evenly across rnd: k8 increase by 1, 4 times (40sts)
knit every round for 1.25” (10rnds)St st
in next rnd increase by 4 sts evenly across rnd: k9 increase by 1, 4 times (44sts)
knit 2 more rounds to marker,
slip marker then slip next stitch
Switch to WHITE
knit .5” (5rnds) St st
in next rnd
stitch to marker, slip marker, slip next st after marker,
Switch to watermelon PINK
knit .5″ (5 rnd) St st
In next round increase by 4 sts evenly across rnd: k10 increase by 1, 4 times (48sts)
knit 1.5” St st in next rnd knit to marker,
slip marker, slip next st after marker,
Switch to WHITE
knit 1 round
then increase by 4 sts evenly across rnd: k11 increase by 1, 4 times (52sts)
knit .5″, St st (to equal previous white stripe)
in next rnd knit to marker,
slip marker, slip next st after marker, add green knit
1” St st then increase by 4 sts evenly across rnd: k11 increase by 1, 4 times (56sts)
knit .5″ St st then increase by 4 sts evenly across rnd: k12 increase by 1, 4 times (60sts)
k3p3 rib for 1″ tuse stretchy cast off
Stretchy bind off:
move stiches across needle as usual, but before moving second stitch do a YO- however it is a
Reverse Yarn over (from back to front) to maintain pattern
knit the knit stitches then bind off yarn over AND knit stitch by passing 1st & YO over 2nd stitch to bind off.
For purls: regular yarn over (front to back) then move yarn over and 1st purled stitch over 2nd purled stitch.