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Ruby Goes Retro

Knitting
January 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Brioche pat.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
501 - 835 yards (458 - 764 m)
Child's 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

This hip brioche-stitch toddler coat is made with Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) yarn. The color choice of turquoise(ish) and vibrant red(ish) gives this piece page-popping appeal.

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 22 (23 1/2, 26 1/2, 28, 29) inches (very loose fit)
Length: 12 (12 1/2, 14, 15 1/2, 17) inches

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn* (167 yds/ 3 oz per ball): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) balls turquoise(ish) #0017 (MC) and 1 ball red(ish) #0015 (CC) (for tie)
  • Size 8 (5mm) 18-inch or longer circular and set of double-point needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Size H/8 (5mm) or I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch holder
  • 5 (5, 7, 7, 7) 1/2-inch buttons
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Contrasting-color bias tape (optional)

Sample project was completed with Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) (70% acrylic/30% wool) from Caron International.