FO: Gingerbread Castle

I’ve wanted to incorporate this into something since I bought the book (1970/71).

It’s from Barbara Walker’s [U]A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns[/U].
The yarn is Naturally Caron SPA, the color is called Green Sheen.
The size 12 month pullover pattern is my own design.
I’m only in the mental stages of making a hat to go with it.

A castle for a baby whose daddy and grandpa build houses.

Oh that is perfect! It’s just adorable!:yay:

Love, Love, Love it !

This is your design? [COLOR=“Red”]Spectacular [/COLOR]…work looks perfect also! :heart:

Happy knitting…:knitting:

The sweater is adorable! The castle pattern is perfect on the pullover. I love the way you added the diagonal design at the top of the ribbing on the sleeves and back – just ties everything together.

I wish my grandchildren would wear pullovers.

Oh WOW and double WOW WOW! This little sweater is incredible! Such a nice design,
and your knitting (and blocking) is impeccable! This is truly inspiring! It’s knitted ART!

Oh, that is so cute! Beautiful work.

Ditto to what everyone else has said!! That is simply adorable!! LOVE the color and your design is awesome!!!

[B][COLOR=Purple]Thanks so much, Betty.
I think that might work very well on the back of a cardi. [/COLOR][/B]

[B][COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]Awww shucks, thanks Dollyce.
My technique is not as good as it once was, but blocking sure helps to “absorb” some of the tension irregularities.[/COLOR][/B]

Lana, that is the most darling baby sweater I have ever seen! :inlove:

It is absolutely beautiful and you did an amazing job on it. I have loved that castle pattern since I first saw it in the Walker book 2 or 3 years ago; I never would have thought to put it on a baby sweater – it’s perfect.

Adorable! :inlove:

OMG, that is just AWESOME!! One of the cutest, most original children’s sweaters I have ever seen!!! :thumbsup:

Beautiful use of the castle! I love the sweater design overall. You did a great job with the execution as well. And green!! This sweater has it all. :heart:

That is such a beautiful work of art!

That is amazing! i have never seen anything like it. :heart:

[B][COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]Thank you.

Oh, hubby chose the color.[/COLOR][/B]

[B][COLOR=DarkOliveGreen]Thanks a bunch.

It took me almost 40 years to finally put that castle on something.

Now I’m thinking I need to knit the cottage that’s in the book. :teehee:

Beautiful! If you can write out and offer this pattern for purchase, it would probably knock your socks off at the amount of sales you receive. Although there may be a copyright on the castle since you did get it from B. Walker’s book. But if you can make this sweater, you casn easily alter the design to make it your own.

Great work and lucky grandchild.

Thank you for the compliments.
I knit [B]really[/B] slow and writing out what I’m doing as I knit would slow me down even more.
Besides I do a lot of “unwritten” things I’d never be able to explain. The continual shoulder/neck bands was a new concept and required ripping out several times before I got the look I wanted.

The castle pattern is 50 stitches wide and 74 rows tall. There must be lots of basic straight top set in sleeve patterns it would fit on.

Oh, it’s for my general contractor’s new baby. Her daddy and grandpa build houses, but I knit a castle for her. lol

Holy Smokes! That’s amazing!!! And adorable to boot!

:notworthy: :passedout: