Almost two years ago, I designed a little woolen jumper for my niece, Lucy, in Brooklyn Tweed Loft. Ada obligingly modeled Winter Garden back in January of 2012. (It doesn’t sound all that long ago, given that this is only 2013, but oh my heart, look how little she was!)
(This expression has endured, I’m happy to say. 100% Ada Lillian right there.)
Close-ups of the Fluted Rib bodice and the colorwork:
I had every intention of getting the pattern done soon after these photos were taken. But the sizing and, oh yes, the growing baby on board scuppered that plan. I’m happy to say I’ve finally righted the ship and Winter Garden is now ready for testing in sizes 12-18 months, 2/3, 4/5, and 6/7. I’ve altered the fit a little so it’s more of a bell skirt than a bubble, and it’s a longer length in the upper sizes. If you’re game for a project at
8 7 sts/” with some techniques that are probably new to you, leave a comment and I’ll be in touch! UPDATE: I’ve got folks willing to be formal testers for all sizes now. Thanks, everyone!
I would love to do the 2 yr size. Just let me know more details on yarn req. so I can pick some up at Rhinebeck.
Maybe if I start with the 18 month size it will be done by the time Margaret is 18 months….
I’d love to give this a try!
It’s lovely! I’ve never done test knitting before, but I’d love to give it a try.
I’m in! 4-5 size preferably.
I have been enamored with this jumper since the first time it showed up on your blog! If you still need test knitters, I’d like to test knit the 4/5 size.
I would love to test this in size 4/5 if you need testers! Gorgeous pattern!
I would love to test knit if you are still in need? I’d be happy to give the 6/7 size a go!
And if you don’t need testers, I’ll be on the look out for the pattern when it becomes available 😉
I would love to test the 2/3 size. I’m kind of new to colorwork…only a handful of two color projects, so it might be interesting to see if I can handle it :).
I would love to be a test knitter for this lovely pattern. I have granddaughters ages 4 years, 18 months, and 5 months — so if you need one of these sizes done, I’m your woman! 😉
Sarah I think I’d like to volunteer for the larger size. I can knit it ahead of time for Alice who is nearly 5. Can we discuss yarn requirements?