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Changing Guards at Buckingham Palace

Knitting
June 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 years
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This adorable little boys sleeveless pullover has full instructions for both knitting in the round or knitting flat in two pieces. It is knitted from the bottom up and the little soldiers are knitted in combined fair isle and intarsia techniques. The v neck is closed with a button fastening to make it easier to get in and out of.

Full written instructions are provided alongside a chart for the soldiers themselves.

THIS PATTERN IS ALSO PART OF THE CORONATION KNITS EBOOK COLLECTION .

THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN PRINT FORMAT FROM MY WEBSITE.

Yarn and pattern also available as a kit from my online shop

Materials Required:
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper weight 100% Shetland wool (115m / 125yds per 25g ball)
4 (5, 7) balls shade 14 (blue) – MC
1 (1, 1) ball shade 1403 (red) – CC1
1 (1, 1) ball shade 01A (white) – CC2
1 (1, 1) ball shade 005 (black) – CC3
1 pair 2.75mm (US #2) needles
1 pair 3.25mm (US #3) needles
– or –
1 2.75mm (US #2) circular needle (60cm)
1 3.25mm (US #3) circular needle (60cm)
A set of 3.25mm (US #3) double pointed needles (DPNs) or 1 3.25mm (US #3) circular needle (40cm long)
Waste yarn
Stitch markers
Spare needles
1 button
3mm crochet hook