Antonia - Baby tunic by Rita Maassen

Antonia - Baby tunic

Knitting
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
550 - 850 yards (503 - 777 m)
0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24 months and 2 T - 3 T
This pattern is available for €3.90 EUR buy it now

Antonia is a member of my new baby collection “The Taddles”. She’s Anton’s twin sister and therefore she has the same preferences. Only the choice of colors is another with her, and she prefers them being on a small cozy tunic, instead of an ordinary sweater.

The tunic is designed in a simple cut - so even patient beginners can knit it. Of course, the motif in this pattern can be knitted. However, those who prefer to embroider the smaller areas of
color with the duplicate stitch, can have a look to my video. Here I explain the technique of duplicate stitch and
stem stitch for the outlines (in a separate video). The words are German, but the technique is understandable for
all languages. Both are available here.

Sizes:Pattern contains construction notes for sizes 0 - 3 months, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months, 18 - 24
months and 2 T - 3 T

Bust circumferences of sweater: 19”/20”/23”/26”/27”/29” (= 49/53/58/66/70/74 cm)

Gauge: 23 sts and 34 rows = 4” x 4” (10 x 10 cm)

Materials:

I used Drops „Baby Merino” (100% merino wool, yardage 191 yds/50 g); approx 100/100/100/150/150/200 g light pink (# 05), 50/50/50/100/100/100 g heather (# 34), 50 g light lavender (# 37) , some waste yarn of pink (# 07), black (# 21) and white (# 01)

US 2 (3 mm) circular or straight needles (or any size to obtain gauge)

1 small buttons, 11 mm Ø (only for the small sizes up to 12 - 18 months)

1 embroidery needle (if you like to embroider the motif)