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Beez

Knitting
June 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
262 - 711 yards (240 - 650 m)
6mo (1yr, 2yr, 3yr, 4yr) {5yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}
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Beez is a year-round layering garment for babies and kids. The round neck and bright color stripes give it a more contemporary look than the classic v-neck vest.

It is worked from the bottom up in the round up to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately. Measurements are provided in both centimeters and inches.

MATERIALS

YARN

DK weight

Yardage requirement:

• Main color (MC): 140 (170, 200, 215, 235) {250, 260, 320, 365} m / 155 (185, 220, 235, 255) {275, 285, 350, 400} yds, including 10% allowance

• Contrasting color (CC): 100 (130, 140, 155, 170) {185, 195, 240, 285} m / 110 (140, 155, 170, 185) {200, 215, 260, 310} yds, including 10% allowance

Shown here:

• MC : Wollmeise Merino DK (100% Merino; 428 m / 468 yds; 200 g / 7 oz skein; color Lemon): 1 skein

• CC : Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Cashmere; 116 m / 127 yds; 50 g / 1.76 oz; color Skipper #276): 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) {2, 2, 3, 3} skeins

NEEDLES

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle of length 60 cm / 24 inches or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle of length 50 cm / 20 inches or longer, for hem.

3.25 mm / US 3 needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for armhole and neck edgings.

NOTIONS

Stitch markers; yarn needle

SIZES

6mo (1yr, 2yr, 3yr, 4yr) {5yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}

Shown in size 5yr, modeled on a 5 year old of height 110 cm / 3 feet 6 inches.

Kids come in all sizes. Choose size based on the desired finished chest circumference and adjust length as needed.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished chest circumference: 48.5 (54, 59, 61.5, 64.5) {67, 68.5, 74, 76.5} cm / 19.25 (21.25, 23.25, 24.25, 25.25) {26.25, 27, 29, 30.25} inches

GAUGE

23 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Decreases, increases, picking up stitches, short rows