Normandie by Gabrielle Danskknit

Normandie

Knitting
December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 - 1100 yards (229 - 1006 m)
0-6 months (1, 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) years old
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I started this project on June 6th 2014, 70 years after D-Day in Normandy, France.
My dad being an historian, he would tell us lots of stories about the World Wars. When I was young, I was always trying to picture the life of the children during these events.
Nowadays, I wonder what would have I knitted if I had a little boy at that time. This is what I pictured him wearing, in 1944, looking at the sky and counting the planes.

Normandie: Knitted with worsted yarn, this unisex pullover is a timeless sweater.
The V-neck collar (no short rows) is a nice and easy addition.
It’s worked top-down (raglan sleeves) and the collar is added at the end.

Pattern is written for 1 colour but can easily be customized. Ideas are provided in the instructions.
Pattern is written with twisted ribs (best look for 1 colour), but can be knitted in P1/K1 ribs or P2/K1 ribs (ideas provided in the instructions).

Sizing
The pullover comes in 8 sizes :
0-6 months (1, 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12) years old
Blocked Garment Measurements
Chest Size: About 18.5 (20, 22.5, 24, 26.5, 28, 30.5, 32) inches
Your size’s choice should be based on finished chest measurements as you can shorten/lengthen body and sleeves length if needed. Age label is just there to give a reference.

Materials
• 250 (325, 400, 450, 575, 650, 930, 1100) yards of worsted weight yarn or any other yarn that gives gauge
• 16’’ circular needle and double pointed needles (DPNs) US # 7 (4.5 mm) or any size required to obtain the stockinette stitch gauge
• 16’’ circular needle and double pointed needles (DPNs) US # 6 (4 mm) or one size smaller than the bigger ones
• Other : stitch markers, stitch holders

This pattern has been tested.