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Newborn Vertebrae

October 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
newborn....37.5cm chest (approx 3-4.1kg/7-9lb birthweight)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

newborn vertebrae is a frontless cardy to keep your little one’s back and arms warm.

This free version is written to fit a chest circumference of approximately 37.5cm (newborn….7-9lb birthweight) with 4ply/fingering weight yarn.

Newborn Vertebrae is seamlessly 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 completed, and ribbed edging worked.
To knit this pattern you will need to be able to knit flat, pick up stitches, then work small diameter circular knitting to complete the sleeves (magic loop or utilising DPNs)

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Wondering about the pattern name?
The human spine bones are more correctly known as vertebrae….which is precisely where this wee cardy covers!*