Mud & Rainbows
A lightweight and loose fitting, cap sleeved summer T-shirt for children aged 6mos-10y. Ideal for using up your left-over sock yarn, the bright, rainbow-striped peplum is worked flat in garter-stitch with a mitred bend. A tube is formed by seaming the ends of this flat piece, from which the main body is picked up and knit in-the-round with additional stitches cast on for the sleeves which have raglan shaping. Minimal purling is required for the rolled neck collar which is worked in short-rows. Neckline is wide and relatively shallow. Rolled cuffs are picked up and worked in an accent colour as a final touch.
Two alternative choices of yarn for hem/ collar and cuff are suggested with weights/ yardage. Pattern is written in full and is rated as moderately easy as it uses central (double) decreases and short-rows.
MC - 1(1; 1; 2; 2; 2; 2) skeins The Knitting Goddess HT 4ply sock yarn (Semi-solid Chocolate)
80% superwash merino/ 20% nylon, 385m(420yards)/ 100g
PLUS either: 1(1; 1; 2; 2; 2; 2)x The Knitting Goddess 4ply sock yarn mini-skein set (Chocolate Rainbow)
75% superwash merino/ 25% nylon, 280m(306yards)/ 70g
CC1 – Red
CC2 - Orange
CC3 - Yellow
CC4 - Green
CC5 - Blue
CC6 - Indigo
CC7 – Violet
or: CC1-7 – 1(1; 1; 1; 2; 2; 2)skeins The Knitting Goddess 4ply sock yarn colour block
75% superwash merino/ 25% nylon, 212m(232yards)/50g
or: CC1/3/5/7 – 2(3; 3; 3; 4; 4; 4)skeins The Knitting Goddess sock yarn mini-skein
75% superwash merino/ 25% nylon, 40m(44yards)/10g
CC2/4/6 - use MC
Yarn quantities are generous to ensure adequate amounts. In one colour requires 75(100; 100; 150; 150; 200; 200)g in total.
3.25mm circular needles (80cm) or as required to achieve tension
4x st markers
2x st holders
27sts x 40rows = 10cm/ 4 inches over St st on 3.25mm needles