Ode to Pinstriping by Kelly van Niekerk
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Ode to Pinstriping

Knitting
February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch (blocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
208 - 230 yards (190 - 210 m)
1 size: to fit a newborn babe, approximately 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with a chest circumference of 37.5cm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A tribute to the Pinstriping Peter hat pattern, this newborn cardy showcases things we love about men in the 1950s; practicality, pinstripes, and (post war) newborn babies!

This pattern is written for 8ply/DK weight yarn, and to fit a newborn babe 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an approximate chest circumference of 37.5cm.

CONSTRUCTION
Ode to Pinstriping has you cast on at the neckline, and work flat utilising raglan increases, and forming a shallow v-neck until you reach the required chest size. From here the arm stitches are put on to waste yarn (or a stitch holder), and the body finished, working the garter stitch button band as you go. Once the body is completed, the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles and worked in the round with detailing reminiscent of pinstripes.

SKILLS REQUIRED
knitting small circumferences in the round
long tail cast on
simple slip stitch colour work
working top down raglan construction
If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.

Looking for a hat to match?
Try Pinstriping Peter!