Baby Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk

Baby Vertebrae

November 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
189 - 315 yards (173 - 288 m)
newborn (37.5cm chest) to 2years (52.5cm chest)
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Baby Vertebrae is a frontless cardy to keep your little one’s back and arms warm.

Baby Vertebrae is the comprehensive version of the free Newborn Vertebrae pattern. It is written for 3 yarn weights (4ply/fingering weight, 8ply/dk weight, and 10ply/light worsted weight), and to fit from birth (37.5cm chest) to 2years (52.5cm).

The pattern is seamlessly knit utilising the top down raglan shaping method.
To knit this pattern you will need to be able to knit flat, pick up stitches, then work small diameter circular knitting to complete the sleeves (magic loop or utilising DPNs)

Why choose a frontless cardy?
If you have ever been mama to a bub with reflux, a spilly babe, or even a messy eating 1year old, you will understand how frustrating it is to keep washing the dirty fronts of cardigans and sweaters.
The Baby Vertebrae is also excellent for baby wearing, and getting in some skin to skin cuddles with your newborn.

Yarn requirements:
Please select yarns which are soft for wear against baby’s delicate skin. This pattern is suitable for use with plant or animal fibres
4ply/fingering weight yarn
37.5cm 75g ~ 40cm 80g ~ 42.5cm 85g ~ 45cm 90g ~ 47.5cm 95g ~ 50cm 100g ~ 52.5cm 110g
8ply/dk weight yarn
37.5cm 80g ~ 40cm 100g ~ 42.5cm 110g ~ 45cm 120g ~ 47.5cm 130g ~ 50cm 140g ~ 52.5cm 150g
10ply/light worsted weight yarn
37.5cm 90g ~ 40cm 100g ~ 42.5cm 110g ~ 45cm 120g ~ 47.5cm 130g ~ 50cm 140g ~ 52.5cm 150g