When I was working on the pattern for Brenda Bunny one of my samples somehow ended up too short for me to be able to use for the final pattern. My mom claimed her, and I promised that I would make her a sweater to wear when I got the pattern finished since the dress doesn’t fit her quite right because of her size (something all of us short people have to deal with sometimes). Yesterday I made good on my promise and made her a tulip sweater. I’m going to share the pattern here for everyone else in case you would like to make one for your own Brenda Bunny. It is constructed top down in the round and involves absolutely no seaming, which is always a plus in my book.
- 50 yards worsted weight yarn in cream (preferably the same yarn you used to make your bunny)
- Scraps of worsted weight yarn in green and pink.
- Set of 5 US 6 4 mm DPN’s
- 4 stitch markers
- Row counter
- 2 stitch holders
- Tapestry needle
- 1 small button
- Sewing needle and thread
22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch
Terms & Abbreviations:
PM = Place marker
SM = Slip marker
KFB = Increase 1 sts by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch
sts = Stitch
K = Knit
P = Purl
YO = Yarn over
K2tog = Decrease 1 sts by knitting the next two sts together
I cord CO 34 sts onto 1 4mm DPN. Work back and forth in rows with 2 DPNs.
Row 1: P7, PM, P2, PM, P15, PM, P2, PM, P8 (34 sts).
Row 2: K7, KFB, SM, [KFB] X 2, SM, KFB, K13, KFB, SM, [KFB] X 2, SM, KFB, K4, YO, K2tog (42 sts).
Row 3: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Row 4: K to the sts before the first marker, KFB, SM, KFB, K to the sts before the next marker, KFB, SM, KFB, K to the sts before the next marker, KFB, SM, KFB, K to the sts before the next marker, KFB, SM, KFB, K to end (50 sts).
Row 5: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Rows 6 & 7: Repeat rows 4 & 5 (58 sts).
Row 8: Repeat row 4 (66 sts).
Distribute the sts onto 3 DPNs and start working in the round.
Rnd 9: Repeat row 4 (74 sts).
Rnd 10: K to the first marker, SM, KFB, K to sts before the next marker, KFB, SM, K to the next marker, SM, KFB, K to sts before the next marker, KFB, SM, K to end (78 sts).
Rnd 11: K to first marker, Place the sts between the 1rst and 2nd markers onto a holder, K to next marker, Place the sts between the 3rd and 4th markers onto a holder, K to end.
Rnds 12-31: K 20 rnds (As I said, the bunny I made this sweater for was a little shorter than normal, so you can add a few extra rows here if you would like a longer sweater).
Rnd 32: Purl
Rnd 33: Knit
Rnd 34: Purl
Rnd 35: Knit
Distribute one set of held sts onto 3 4mm DPNs. Join yarn and knit across these sts, picking up two sts in the underarm (16 sts).
K 4 more rnds.
P 1 rnd.
Repeat for the second arm.
Using scraps of green and pink yarn, add a duplicate stitch flower to the front of the sweater using the chart below. I started the bottom of the flower on the 3rd row up from the garter stitch border but feel free to place it wherever you would like.
Turn the sweater inside out and weave in all yarn ends. Sew a button onto the back of the sweater opposite the buttonhole.
Tulip Sweater Created by Whitney Webster © Whitney Webster May 2015 All Rights Reserved.
This pattern is for your own personal use. This pattern may not be sold, reprinted or distributed without prior authorization. You may however sell finished objects made from this pattern on a small scale. All I ask is that you give me credit as the designer and link back to my site. You must use your own photos of items.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! This sweater will also fit other members of the Curious Critter Collection once I get more designed. Happy Knitting!