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Framboise

Frogginette Makes Things
Knitting
August 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
215 - 610 yards (197 - 558 m)
0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo // 2-3yo, 3-4yo, 4-5yo, 5-6yo)
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A sweet little top the little girl in your life! As always, this is a fun and fast knit! It also lends itself to many customizations: stripes, longer length for a tunic or a dress, lacy or not-so-lacy look? Let your imagination run wild! I could even see it as a cute winter vest for layering…

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The garment is knit seamlessly from the bottom up. The front and back bottom hems are knit separately, then joined and knit in the round to the armpits. The body and bottom of the button placket are worked in the round, seamlessly, then sleeve and yoke are worked flat. The garment is designed as a top, but the body section can easily be lengthened to make it a tunic or a dress.
The pattern is both fully written and charted, to accommodate personal preference.

Skills Required: casting on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, yarn over, binding off.

Finished garment has chest measurement: 17 (18, 20, 22 // 25, 26, 27, 28) inches or 43 (46, 51, 56 // 63.5, 66, 68.5, 71) cm.

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Yarn Requirements:
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino or similar sport weight yarn
1.5 (2, 2.25, 2.75 // 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5) balls or 215 (265, 310, 370 // 465, 505, 540, 610) yards or 195 (242, 283, 340 // 425, 460, 495, 558) meters.

Needles / Notions:
US 4 / 3.5mm 16” (or 40cm) circular needles, or size needed to get gauge
1 US 4 / 3.5mm double-pointed needle (to work bottom of button placket seamlessly)

  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 1 small stitch holder, safety pin or scrap yarn
  • 1 large stitch holder, scrap yarn, or circular needle
  • 3 (3, 4, 4 // 4, 4, 4, 4) 3/8-inch or 1-cm diameter buttons