Caius by Kino Knits
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Caius

Knitting
March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 700 yards (229 - 640 m)
3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6
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I love classic, squishy sweaters on children – but it can be hard to find on that looks equally great on boys and girls. Caius is a raglan sweater knit in the round from the bottom up and features a dynamic center panel that looks great in a variety of yarns. Caius is designed for the littlest littles up to age 6 and has a wide neck opening so that bundling up your little sweetheart will be tear-free for everyone.

Choose a size with a chest measurement that is LARGER than the child’s actual chest - kids grow!

Size - Sweater Chest Measurement - Worsted yarn requirements (includes 15% buffer):
3 months - 16”/41 cm - 250 yards/230 m
6 months - 17”/43 cm - 275 yards/250 m
12 months - 18”/46 cm - 300 yards/275 m
18 months - 19”/48 cm - 350 yards/320 m
2 - 21”/53 cm - 400 yards/365 m
4 - 23”/58 cm - 550 yards/500 m
6 - 25”/64 cm - 700 yards/640 m

Tools:

  • 4.5-mm (US size 7) needles for knitting in the round (both large body and small sleeve circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Similar needles one size smaller for the neckband.
  • 8 stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn for the underarms
  • Tapestry needle

Blocked Gauge:
20 stitches and 30 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette with larger needles

Difficulty:
Intermediate. Skills include knitting in the round, increases, decreases.