A Basket Full of Posies Children's Sweater

A Basket Full of Posies kids' sweater from TKGA.

A Basket Full of Posies kids' sweater from TKGA.

Cast On Magazine used our Ewe So Sporty merino yarn to create this adorable children's sweater! The feature of the Fall 2017 issue is basket weave and designer Katharine Seaman added a diagonal basket weave border on all the edges of this sweet little sweater. 

A Basket Full of Posies sweater by Katharine Seaman of TKGA.

A Basket Full of Posies sweater by Katharine Seaman of TKGA.

A Basket Full of Posies is the first machine knit sweater pattern using Ewe So Sporty that I have seen. The instructions are written for single bed machines and for knitters on the PASSAP e-6000 and Duomatic. (There's also a hand-knit version here!)

Plus, it sounds like our yarns have the right stuff for knitting with a machine! Katharine makes the point, "Knitting machines tend to be fussier about the yarn that is used than the yarn used for a hand knit. Ewe So Sporty took on the challenge and produced a basket weave design that would have conquered some other yarns."

The adorable flowers are embroidered on after and use several shades of Ewe So Sporty and a variety of stitches and French knots.

A Basket Full of Posies sweater from Cast On Magazine.

A Basket Full of Posies sweater from Cast On Magazine.

Pattern Specs:

Sizes: Children’s 2 (3, 4, 5)

Finished Measurements: Chest: 21 (23, 24, 25)”
Back Neck Length: 13 (14, 15.5, 16.5)”
Sleeve Length from underarm: 8 (9, 10, 12.5)”

DESIGNER NOTES—The length of the garment can easily be adjusted by measuring the child from underarm to desired finished length of garment.

This pattern requires cable crosses that need the extra spring of wool.

Materials: Ewe Ewe Yarns EWE SO SPORTY (50g/1.76oz, 145yds/133m, 100% Merino superwash wool): 4 (4, 5, 5) skeins #50 Pistachio for sweater; 1 skein each #10 Berry, #20 Red Poppy, #05 Cotton Candy, #40 Lemon Chiffon, #60 Teal, #45 Soft Sage for flowers
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
4 (4, 4, 5) 5/8” butterfly shaped buttons

Machine Tools:
2 double prong transfer tools or 1 double prong transfer tool and 1 single prong transfer tool
1×1 Needle Pusher
Crochet Hook
Latch Hook
Double-ended Bodkin

Tension: Main Tension 5.5
Stitch Size 8

Gauge: In St st, 24 sts & 36 rows = 4”/10cm. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Get the pattern + yarn

Find the machine knitting pattern at TKGA.org in Cast On Magazine (membership required).
Find the hand knitting pattern by Katharine Seaman on Ravelry.

Get Ewe So Sporty yarn at a shop near you or here.