Little Wren by Heidi Atwood-Reeves
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Little Wren

Knitting
March 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
410 - 720 yards (375 - 658 m)
2 yrs, 3 yrs, 4-5 yrs, 6-7 yrs, 8-9 yrs, 10 yrs
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A thin line of trees divided my elementary school playground from Wren Park, where an unkempt baseball diamond promised unruly games of kickball and tag, and almost nonexistent adult supervision. At recess, circling the school playground, we hatched schemes to escape to Wren Park for the afternoon, where we would shirk math class and reading group and pretend it was summer again.

Little Wren, with its relaxed shape and easy eyelet color block, is inspired by this favorite elementary school haunt. It’s just a bit girly, but it’s not going to get in the way of tree climbing and wading through overgrown fields.

Construction
Knit seamlessly and from the top down, Little Wren uses the contiguous method of shoulder shaping developed by Susie
Meyers. The sweater is worked in sport weight yarn at a slightly looser gauge, and features a deep scoop neck and cropped sleeves. Worn alone, it’s a great option for warmer spring days, but it’s also great for layering. The sweater is finished with folded hems on the body and sleeves, and the neck is finished with applied icord.

Sizes

2yrs(3yrs, 4yrs, 6yrs, 8yrs, 10yrs)
Finished Chest Measurements: 24(251⁄2, 271⁄4, 283⁄4, 301⁄2,32) inches; 61(65, 69, 73, 77.5, 81.5) cm

Materials

325(365,400,450,485,525) yards; 297(334,411,443,480) meters for MC, and
85(100,125,145,170,195)yards; 78(91,114,133,155,178) meters for CC Imperial Yarn Tracie Too (100% Columbia
wool, 395 yards/ 100 grams)
US size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” (61 cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 5 (3.75 mm) dpns
US size 6 (4.00 mm) dpns
Stitch markers (6)
Waste yarn
Yarn needle

Notes

This pattern calls for lifted increases (see link for tutorial), but you can substitute the increase method with which you are most comfortable.

Lifted Increase