Titi Parisien by Aurélie Colas

Titi Parisien

Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
160 - 320 yards (146 - 293 m)
Newborn to Adult Large, in 6 sizes
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Titi Parisien is inspired by the fictional character of Gavroche, street urchin in the novel ‘Les Misérables’ by Victor Hugo (1862).

Gavroche is the archetype of a titi parisien (= Parisian kid): smart, prankster… Cheeky until he dies, shot while he was collecting cartridges in front of the barricades, while singing:

Je suis tombé par terre / C’est la faute à Voltaire. / Le nez dans le ruisseau / C’est la faute à Rousseau.


Sizing

  • Newborn [Baby: Toddler: Child: Adult Medium: Adult Large]
  • To fit head circumference: 35.5 [40.5: 45.5: 51: 56: 61] cm (14 [16: 18: 20: 22: 24] in)

Yarn

  • Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (100% Shetland wool, 105 m / 115 yds per 25 g)
  • (MC) 1 [1: 2: 2: 2: 3] x 25 g, in Shade #108 Moorit or #107Mogit
  • (CC) 1 x 25 g, in Shade #1160 Scotch Broom

Needles and Notions

  • 3.50 mm (US 4) needles (or size required to achieve gauge) Circular or DPNs (to work small diameters in the round)
  • 3.00 mm (US 2.5) needles Circular or DPNs (to work small diameters in the round)
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • (Optional) Medium/Heavy non-“ironed-on” fabric interfacing

Gauge
24 sts and 36 rows / 10cm (4 in) over stocking stitch in the round, with larger needles.