Katie Snowflake by Justine Turner

Katie Snowflake

November 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern (charted and written instructions)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
623 - 1126 yards (570 - 1030 m)
4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 years
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Katie Snowflake is the first of my new designs for children, I’m so excited to be designing for this age group, and listening as the kids I meet tell me what kind of knits they would like to wear.

Katie Snowflake is designed as a fun layering piece for girls aged 4 to 12. Two sets of front fastening options and hood options are included in the pattern. One version buttons up and other fastens with a zipper (a photo tutorial for zipper insertion is included in the pattern)

The lace pattern is designed to be easy to remember and read, and adds visual impact. The lace instructions are charted AND written.

I have worked one version is a hand painted yarn, and one in plain coloured yarn and the lace pattern still manages to define itself no matter which yarn is used.

Child chest
58-62 (63-66, 67-70, 71-73) cm

Finished chest
63 (71, 79, 87) cm

Yarn DK weight of your choice, I used Skeinz vintage DK and Malabrigo Rios
570 (700, 880, 1030) metres
624 (765, 963, 1127) yards

Buttons / zipper 7 ( 8, 9, 10)
2.5cm /1 in buttons OR 36 (40, 45, 50) cm/14 (15.5, 17.5, 19.5)“ open ended zipper
(Slightly shorter is fine)

Needles 1 each x 3.25 mm / US3 and 4 mm / US6 circular needles
1 set 3.25 mm double pointed needles.
(Or size required to achieve correct gauge)

Accessories darning needle, scrap yarn in contrast colour, 4 st holders (or strong scrap yarn)

This pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.