Tiny Terrapin by Sara Gresbach
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Tiny Terrapin

Knitting
December 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch (herringbone)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
200 - 520 yards (183 - 475 m)
Child S (M, L) To fit 1-3y (4-6y, 7-10y) or chest circumference of 19-21 (22-24, 25-28)” / 48-53 (56-61, 64-71) cm
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Named for a decadently sweet little chocolate indulgence from the local candy shop, this cocoon-like shrug is also reminiscent of a turtle’s shell. Like a wearable blanket, your little one can wrap up in it, keep her neck warm, and still have her arms free to play.

The back is worked flat, bottom-up, and then seamed to form sleeves. Stitches are picked up around the entire edge to form a deep, ribbed border. Short rows are incorporated to shape the collar and rounded hem. Finally, stitches are picked up around each sleeve for a neat, garter edging.

Adult version available here: Terrapin

Sizes:
Child S (M, L)
To fit 1-3y (4-6y, 7-10y) or chest circumference of 19-21 (22-24, 25-28)” / 48-53 (56-61, 64-71) cm (Note-age ranges are approximate. For best fit, be sure to measure the intended wearer and choose the desired finished width that best matches.)
Finished measurements:
Total width (which can vary with blocking): 16-19 (20-24, 25-28)” /41-48 (51-61, 64-71) cm
Size Large shown on petite eight-year-old model with 22.5” /57 cm chest.

Materials:
200-260 (260-390, 390-520) yards / 185-240 (240-355, 355-475) m or 2-3 (3-4, 4-5) skeins of Malabrigo Mecha (100% superwash Merino; 130 yards /119 m per 100 grams /3.53 ounces), shown in #877 Queguay.
US #10.5 /6.5 mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
-Long circular needles for working back/body
US #11 /8 mm needles (or one size larger than gauge needles)
-Long circular needles for working ribbing
US #10 /6 mm needles (or one size smaller than gauge needles)
-Double-points, small circular, or long circular for magic loop for working sleeves Stitch markers (2)
Locking markers (2) Tapestry needle