Nellie is available in the Kelbourne Woolens Baby Collection and also as an individual PDF download.
Nellie is worked in one piece from the bottom up. After the legs are joined and the body is established, stitches are bound off for the front and you will finish working back and forth. Sleeves are worked in the round and then joined for the raglan yoke. Once the yoke is complete, stitches are then picked up to work the buttonbands.
YARN: The Fibre Co. Organik (70% organic merino, 15% baby alpaca, 15% silk; 98 yds/50 gm skein): cumulus (MC), 4 (4, 5, 6) skeins, crater lake (CC1), arctic tundra (CC2), 1 skein each.
GAUGE: 19 sts + 25 rnds = 4” (10 cm) on larger ndls in St st, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - 24” US 7 (3.25 mm) circular and set dpns + 1 - 16” US 5 (3.5 mm) circular and set dpns.
NOTIONS: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 8 (10, 13, 14) - 1/2” buttons.
SIZE: To fit NB-6 (6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months.
SKILLS: Increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches.
Note: Organik has sadly been discontinued. The Fibre Co. Cumbria, Canopy Worsted, or Terra are all wonderful substitutes.
• For a tutorial on perfectly picked up stitches, visit our tips and tricks here.