Conifer by Ella Austin


June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
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I have also designed an adult cardigan that uses the same colourwork motif, Spruce.

Knit from the top down in one piece, Conifer is perfect for all precious little ones!

To fit age
0-3 3-6 6-12 12-18 months
Shown in size 3-6 months

Casting on, knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, stranded colourwork, working from a chart, casting off, picking up sts

28 sts and 40 rows to 10cm 4in over st st using 3mm needles, after washing and blocking
28 sts and 28 rows to 10cm 4in over stranded colourwork using 3mm needles, after washing and blocking

Blacker Swan 4ply (100% merino; 175m 190yds per 50g ball)
Yarn A: Pale Maiden 2 (3, 3, 4) x 50g balls
Yarn B: Balsam Bog 1 x 50g ball for all sizes

Needles and Accessories
Always use needle size needed to get correct gauge.
DPNs can be replaced with your preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round.
3mm US 2-3/UK 11 knitting needles
2.75mm US 2/UK 12 circular needles
3mm US 2-3/UK 11 DPNs
2.75mm US 2/UK 12 DPNs
Stitch markers
Waste yarn for holding stitches
6 (6, 6, 7) x 15mm ⅔in buttons