Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker
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Mama Vertebrae

July 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
601 - 1312 yards (550 - 1200 m)
8 sizes: 72.5cm - 107.5cm upper chest circumference
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Mama vertebrae is a casual frontless cardy to keep your back and arms warm.
It is a top down seamless knit, written in 8 sizes (72.5cm to 107.5cm high chest circumference) and 4 yarn weights (Fingering, DK, Light Worsted, and Heavy Worsted or Aran)
The pattern is knit utilising the top down raglan shaping method.
You begin by casting on the stitches at the neckline, and working flat before separating off the sleeves, and continuing down the body. Once the body is complete, the sleeves are finished, and edging worked.

This pattern is the adult interpretation of the Baby Vertebrae and Kiddy Vertebrae patterns

Wondering about the pattern name?
The human spine bones are more correctly known as vertebraeā€¦.which is precisely where this cardy covers!