wee Melia by Ysolda Teague

wee Melia

Knitting
August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
595 - 1060 yards (544 - 969 m)
0-3 [3-6, 6-12, 12-18] months (2, 3, 4) years
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Wee Melia is a cozy and practical jacket that’s also, in red, great fun for dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood. Worked from the top of the hood down and with borders very little finishing is required. The cabled honeycomb pattern adds warmth and structure and is very easy to work efficiently without a cable needle. The single button closure makes life easy when the wearer is trying to wriggle away or is determined to dress herself. The stable border and generous a line would also make adding a zipper if desired a simple matter. And yes, the hood really is almost as long as the body in the smaller sizes!

Yarn
Double knitting (DK) weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
Shown in Green Mountain Spinnery
Cotton Comfort (80% Wool, 20% Cotton, 180yds / 165m, 2.01oz / 57g) in Red 6988.

595[650, 725, 785] (875, 975, 1060) yds / 540[595, 665, 720] (800, 890, 970) m

Needles
US 5 / 3.75mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular.
US 5 / 3.75mm dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.

Notions
Stitch markers, scrap yarn, cable needle, two ½”/ 12mm buttons.

Gauge
22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in st st.
32 sts and 30 rows= 4” / 10 cm in Honeycomb pattern.

Sizing
0-3[3-6, 6-12, 12-18] months (2, 3, 4) years.

Finished chest circumference:
17[18¼, 19¼, 20¼] (22½, 23¼, 24¼)“ / 43[46.5, 49, 51.5] (57, 59, 61.5) cm

Body length to underarm:
8¼[8¾,9 ,10] (10½, 10¾, 11¼)“ / 21[22, 23, 25.5](26.5, 27.5, 28.5)cm

Sleeve length to underarm:
6[6½, 7½, 8½](8½, 9½, 10¾)“ / 15[16.5, 19, 21.5](21.5, 24, 27.5)cm
Shown in size 20¼”/51.5cm (12-18 months)

Helpful links
Technique Thursday - Wrapless short rows
Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle
Technique Thursday - One row buttonholes
Technique Thursday - Crochet provisional cast on