Bonjour Chicken by Kate Burge and Rachel Price

Bonjour Chicken

February 2014
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3 (6,12) months
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a simple, top-down, raglan sweater with a button placket on one shoulder… You know, for your bobble-headed cutie pie.

The slow color changes of our worsted millspun, Independence, is really highlighted by striping with a solid yarn. We love Cascade Eco Cloud (and Cloud) for its cool chainette texture and soft merino/alpaca blend.

Size options are 3, 6, and 12 months. You’ll also need 3 or 4 buttons. I confess, I didn’t weigh either skein to see how much was left over before the got absorbed into the next projects, but there was a lot left from each. There was enough of Independence remaining to crochet a baby version of Not Your Granny’s Skirt (see our projects page). Sorry to not be more specific, but hey, free pattern!

A word on Independence:

The latest offering from Spincycle Yarns is completely domestic. The sheep are raised in the Midwestern US; the fiber is dyed and milled on the west coast of Washington. Even the tag is designed and made from paper milled in the USA. We support our local economy; that’s how we got our start as a handspinnery and it’s where our hearts lie.

This yarn is a balanced, worsted weight single, with the thick-and-thin texture of a handspun yarn. The color transitions are slow and dramatic. We kettle dye each batch with care and intention, and our collaboration with a nearby fiber mill ensures that our yarn maintains the color artistry of our original handspun product. Unique, luxe, and handmade sustainably in the USA.

100% American wool
200 yards per skein
hand wash, lay flat to dry