What is your favorite flavor of ice cream during the Summer? Vanilla with multicolor sprinkles? Mint with chocolate sprinkles? Plain chocolate? Show it off in this super fun perfect for Summer t-shirt! Made with Knit Picks Comfy Sport, it is not only knit with a lightweight cotton yarn, it is soft, comfy, and machine washable too! The ice cream intarsia chart is a blast to knit and wear, and the bows on the back offer some flirtiness and flair. Adorn the bows with your favorite buttons and your back will be the talk of the town.
This top is knit as one piece back and forth from the bottom up, and calls for a circular needle to accommodate all of the stitches. The ice cream chart requires approximately 14 yards of each color for the cone and ice cream. I used Comfy Sport for the main color and CotLin for the Ice Cream and Cone. The sprinkles can be made using scrap pieces of yarn, I used Patons Grace in Lotus, Wildberry, Orchid, Sunkissed, Lemon Lime, and Aquifer! The Ice Cream chart is 27 sts wide and 68 rows high. You could use another chart of a similar size if you wish, this unicorn would work and be quite fun! 😉
The bows on the back are added after the top is knit, and the pattern has instructions for knitting bow centers (shown on purple version) or using buttons (shown on teal version). Enjoy!
Price: $6.00 This pattern is part of the Boardwalk Beauties Collection, a collection of 5 patterns for $16!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Sport (550-800 yards)
Recommended Yarn: Knit Picks “Comfy Sport” (shown in Lady Slipper and Marlin), Knit Picks “CotLin” for Ice Cream Cone (shown in Dove and Creme Brule), assorted colors of scrap yarn for sprinkles
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm) 16″ and 32″ circular needle, US 4 (3.5mm) 32″ circular needle
Sizes: XS-XL (to fit a 30-44″ bust)
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers
Gauge: 22 sts and 31 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch on larger needle
Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern. If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library! You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.
Customer Projects and Reviews:
“First I have to say, Lauren is the absolute best! She answered my questions quickly and really helped me when I had a problem understanding the pattern (which was really easy to understand, I don’t know why I didn’t! :D) I love that I can wear the top in 2 ways, with a normal neckline or pull it down a little at the sides!” -Franny (FrannyCrafts on Ravelry)
“Just finished tonight and LOVE my new sweater. Great pattern, easy to read and follow. I’ve gotten non-stop compliments on it and wore it twice this week already. Once to work with a black pencil skirt and out to the movies with my jeans.” -Stephanie (Raiyn on Ravelry)
“I enjoyed knitting this top.” -Tamah (tbear10 on Ravelry)