Belle Bébé by Linda Wilgus

Belle Bébé

October 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
225 - 450 yards (206 - 411 m)
3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 4T, 6
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Belle Bébé is a chunky shrug for all the sweet little belles in your life. It features a wide ruffled rib edge and collar, as well as large bell sleeves with a simple lace rib pattern around the edges, creating a romantic look. The shrug is worked from the top down with raglan increases, so there’s no seaming, and comes in sizes 3 months through 6T. Two crochet ties or pieces of ribbon close the shrug at the front. Knit in a soft chunky wool or wool-blend yarn, this shrug is great for wearing outdoors in the Fall or during the cooler days in early Spring, and can be worn inside in the heart of the winter in colder climates. The little girl you knit this for is sure to feel warm and comfy in this!

The size shown in the photos is the 18 months size. Noortje modeled this size when she was only 15.5 months old, but she is quite big for her age and also still has a tiny bit more growing to do until the shrug fits her perfectly.

SIZE: 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 4T, 6T (shrug shown in size 18 months).

MEASUREMENTS: Back (across): 10 (10.6, 11.3, 12, 12.6, 13.3, 14, 14.6) inches, length (from shoulders): 7.4 (8, 8.2, 8.6, 9.2, 9.6, 10.2, 10.8) inches.

GAUGE: 12 st/20 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10cm) in stockinette stitch

MATERIALS: Chunky weight wool blend or 100% wool yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed above for shrug pictured, 1 US #8/5mm circular needle of 29in (74cm) or longer or size needed to obtain gauge, 1 set(s) US #8/5mm double-point needles, 4 stitch markers and 2 stitch holders (or scrap yarn to use as stitch holders), 1 crochet hook size H-8/5mm and approx. 6-8 yd of yarn to use for crocheted tie closure, 1 darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE SHRUG PICTURED: Classic Elite Duchess 40% Merino, 28% Viscose, 10% Cashmere, 7% Angora, 15% Nylon; 75 yds/69m per 50g skein; color: magenta; 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins.