Lorix by Allison Britt
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March 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
273 - 766 yards (250 - 700 m)
6m, 9m, 12m, 18m, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
This pattern is available for AU$6.00 AUD buy it now

Lorix was designed for two little boys in Germany who are very dear to me. I hope it will be just the thing for Autumn and Spring and those cooler Summer days. Choose a feminine palette and it’s terrific for little girls too.

It can be knit with or without a pocket.

Without the pocket, it is suitable for an advanced beginner ready to learn a few new skills. It’s a simple bottom-up construction that’s firstly knitted in the round and then split at the armholes, with the front and back knit back and forth. The short-row shaping and three-needle bind-off at the shoulders are fully explained with links on wrapping and turning. Lastly, stitches are picked up for the armholes, placard and collar.

With the pocket, it’s an intermediate knit. It’s knitted from a provisional cast-on (the pattern explains and links to the fast and easy crochet method), with a clever pocket incorporated into the front (no sewing required) - and don’t those little hands love tucking themselves into it!

Beginner Skills needed:
knitting flat
Familiarity with stocking stitch/stockinette and ribbing

Advanced Beginner Skills needed:
knitting in the round
decreasing – k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2togtbl
Picking up stitches

Intermediate Skills needed (explained in pattern):
Provisional cast-on
Pulling stitches through edging
Three-needle bind-off
Three-needle join

File Size: Approximately 3.3Mb.

Acknowledgments: Many thanks to a very helpful stash of testers from all around the world - marianne, Holmorama, DJdee, GinnyG, maritere, love2knitnpurl, just-me, kamah, sowmyakrishna, froggirl, jelam, gizzi99, sandybags, timici and sandyvar.

SparrowPlay goup here.

Copyright statement: Please respect my copyright and do not duplicate this pattern other than for personal use. Do not steal this pattern by selling it for your own profit or giving copies of it away. I am an independent designer and it took a lot of work to create and write up this pattern.

That said, if you have purchased this pattern, I believe any items you make from it are your own creative work and thus you may dispose of them as you wish – gifts, fundraising, charity knitting, even cottage-selling. I reserve the right to negotiate a different arrangement for any larger scale commercial enterprise.

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