Mud Puddles by Kelly van Niekerk

Mud Puddles

by Kelly van Niekerk
July 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
16 sizes: 35cm - 72.5cm chest circumference (premature baby - 10 years))
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As we grew up, my cousins and I spent every school holidays at our grandparents house, on a giant dairy farm.
Our days consisted of either helping in the garden and cooking for the troops with Nana, or out milking and herding cows, and repairing fences with Pop.
Whether you opted for time spent around the house, or to be out and about on the hills, there was always plenty of opportunity to get good and grubby!
My nana insisted our cousins and I wear an overshirt while working, to ensure we could be clean and ready for eating simply by washing our hands and removing the dirty garment.

Mud Puddles is a simply styled over-tee, written in 16 sizes (to cover all bodies from a brand new spilly baby to a pre-teen adventurer!), and 2 yarn weights. The pattern sees you casting on at the neckline, and working down with raglan increases. The sleeves have a slight ‘puff’ to them (for a hint of girliness….directions are included for altering your sleeves for greater ‘puff’), and the square neckline features a raglan buttonband detail.
The sleeves are finished while you work the chest area, so once you cast off you simply need to sew in your ends and your knit is finished!