Many years experience with my children and now grandchildren have taught me that short sleeved knitted layers are a wonderful thing! Easy on, no cuffs to drag through water and mud, no heavy sleeves to continuously push back, nothing to get in the way of play glorious play!
Neptune is a round necked top, with an easy to memorise, elastic stitch pattern which grows with your child. Neptune will see them through more than a few seasons and is easily passed down to the next sibling. The stitch pattern is both charted and written out in full for both in the round and knitting flat. The pattern has been sample knitted and professionally tech edited.
Please note the model is a 10 month old wearing the 6 month size, it has not been adjusted for length.
Worsted 100% merino wool.
50g = 88 m /96 yds
210 (284, 350, 442, 548, 615) m / 230 (310, 382, 483,
600, 673) yds
I work in the round using the magic loop method. If you
prefer to use a different method please choose your
5 mm (US 8) 100 cm / 40” circular
Or size needed to achieve gauge
One stitch marker
Cable pattern 18 sts x 22 rows to 10cm / 4” after blocking
but in a relaxed state (the swatch and the knitter!)
This top is worked in the round using your preferred
You can make the top longer by knitting more repeats
before you divide for the armholes. Measure the child
from the underarm to the length you wish the garment to
reach, work in pattern for this long before commencing