Get your little one ready for summer with a whimsical summer classic that is simple and fun to work. This halter top is worked in one piece from the bottom up with no seaming! This pattern can easily be adapted into a plain child's summer top by simply knitting it in one color! Haltermelon originally was published in Petite Purls online magazine. Due to its popularity, the pattern has been re-released in extended sizes 3Mo-6yrs!
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cotton Stria by Manos del Uruguay (100% Peruvian Cotton; 50g/116yds): 2 (2, 3) Skeins MC, 1 Skein CC + scrap of black yarn for seeds. This yarn has been discontinued. Please select from the following yarns.
ALTERNATE YARN: Organic Cotton Worsted by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Certified Organic Cotton; 100g/150yds): 1 (2, 2) Skeins Main Color (MC), 1 Skein Contrasting Color (CC), & 10 yds black yarn for Solid Colors; 2 (2, 3) Skeins MC, 1 Skein CC + 10 yds black in Multis. Try Gherkin, Lotus & Ink or Pickle, Punch and Ink for varigated combinations to most closely match original. PRE-ORDER available for all colors. Please choose 1 or 2 colors (Ink mini skein will be added to 2 color orders) Please note that Multis are 100 yds, not 150 yds.
ALTERNATE YARN: Handknit Cotton by Rowan (100% Cotton; 50g/93yds): 3 (4, 4) Skeins MC, 1 Skeins CC (all sizes), 10 yds black yarn. Try Raspberry, Gooseberry and Black for a solid color combination.
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm 16" & 24" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch holder, Stitch Markers, One medium button, tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
GAUGE: 20 sts & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles
SIZE: 3/6/9/12MO ( 2T/3T/4T, 5/6) with 1" negative ease for a fitted bodice
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Chest- 15.5 (16.5, 17.25, 18.5, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)" Length- 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11)"
YARDAGE: 348-464 yds
Images courtesy of Alana Dakos/Never Not Knitting & NNK Press