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Where's My Cow?

Knitting
March 2011
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch/stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18, and 18-24 months

‘Where’s My Cow?’ is a cute baby romper themed around the work of the brilliant British author, Terry Pratchett. In his Discworld novels ‘Where’s My Cow?’ is the title of a childrens’ picture book, the focus of many happy hours spent between Sam Vimes and his baby son, also called Sam Vimes!

Initially I am releasing this pattern in free weekly parts at my blog for a KAL in my Ravelry group. Please note that at the end of April the relevant documents will be deleted from my blog and I will publish the complete pattern for sale. You are most welcome to join the KAL, which you can find here.

The romper is knitted bottom up, with some elements knitted in the round. It features contrast colour arm and leg edgings, integral piping (a simple technique), and a duplicate stitch motif. There is a buttoned opening at the crotch for easy access to nappies/diapers and a buttoned opening at the back neck.

The project requires the following amounts of sportweight/light DK yarn:

Newborn:
Main colour: 280 metres / 310 yards
Contrast colour: 40 metres / 50 yards

3 - 6 months
Main colour: 330 metres / 370 yards
Contrast colour: 40 metres / 50 yards

6 - 12 months
Main colour: 390 metres / 430 yards
Contrast colour: 40 metres / 50 yards

12 - 18 months
Main colour: 450 metres / 500 yards
Contrast colour: 50 metres / 60 yards

18 months - 24 months
Main colour: 490 metres / 540 yards
Contrast colour: 50 metres / 60 yards

For the embroidery you will need the following colours in an equivalent yarn weight to the main project (same amounts for all sizes):
Brown or black: 10 metres / 11 yards
Cream or white: 11 metres / 13 yards

You will also need 9(11:11:14:14) 12mm / half inch buttons.

Technical editor: Karen Butler