Briki

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
355 - 919 yards (325 - 840 m)
6mo (12mo, 2yr, 3yr) {4yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}
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Briki is a simple pullover for kids with kangaroo pockets. It is worked seamlessly from the top down. The shaped neckline and short collar is comfortable to wear and functional to keep warm. It is a good project to use up those not quite a sweater’s worth of yarn.

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

MATERIALS

YARN

Worsted weight

Shown here: Madelinetosh Vintage (100% merino wool; 182 m/200 yds, 113 g / 4 oz skein; color Fathom (MC): 2 (2, 2, 2) {2*, 3, 3, 3*} skein(s); color Citrus (CC): 1 (1, 1, 1) {1*, 2, 2, 2} skein(s))

Note: The Madelinetosh Vintage usually comes in generous skeins. Sizes marked with an asterisk includes less than 10% allowance, you should have enough yardage given the geneous skein size. However, get an extra skein if you prefer to stay on the safe side.

Yardage requirement:

MC: 205 (265, 285, 325) {365, 405, 495, 565} m / 225 (290, 310, 355) {400, 445, 540, 620} yds, including 10% allowance

CC: 120 (145, 160, 175) {195, 215, 235, 275} m / 130 (160, 175, 190) {215, 235, 255, 300} yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle, 80 cm / 32 inches or longer; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

4.5 mm / US 7 needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle of length 40 cm / 16 inches (for neckband)

NOTIONS

1 removable marker or scrap yarn; 4 stitch markers; crochet hook (for provisional cast-on); safety pin; yarn needle; waste yarn

GAUGE

18 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.

SIZES

6mo (12mo, 2yr, 3yr) {4yr, 6yr, 8yr, 10yr}

Shown in size 4yr, modeled on a 4-year-old of height 108 cm / 3 feet 5.5
inches.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference: 51 (58, 62, 66.5) {71, 75.5, 82, 84.5} cm / 20 (22.75, 24.5, 26.25) {28, 29.75, 32.25, 33.25} inches

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

REQUIRED SKILLS

Decreases, i-cord, increases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, provisional cast-on