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Petal

Knitting
June 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in Main Pattern Chart with size A needle(s), after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
635 - 1140 yards (581 - 1042 m)
25½ (27, 28¼, 29¾, 32¾)" circumference at chest (buttoned); sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
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Pretty Petal begs for a garden party or fancy-dress tea in the dappled shade with some favorite bears. A tracery of twisted stitches and mock cables grows top down from a circular yoke. Botanical lace ornaments the shoulders, hem, and cuffs, and a dainty row of pearly buttons enhances the vintage appeal. Choose a neutral shade to complement any outfit, a soft pastel for girlish charm, or even a bold red to suit a spirited personality. Worked seamlessly in Loft, this delicate beauty is a pleasure to knit and the perfect topper for special occasions.

MATERIALS
635 (750, 825, 995, 1140) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 (3, 3, 4, 5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Blanket Fort

GAUGE
28 stitches & 37 rows/rounds = 4” in Main Pattern Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 24” (or longer) circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size B (for Collar and Button Bands):
One 24” circular needle (or longer), one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
25½ (27, 28¼, 29¾, 32¾)” circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
Intended Ease: approximately + 2-4”
Sample shown is size 6 (28¼”) on child who normally wears size 8

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.