Happy Ocean Top Mini by Beauxknits Design

Happy Ocean Top Mini

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
273 - 492 yards (250 - 450 m)
116 - 164
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This is the kid pattern for the Happy Ocean Top. For those who like to ‘mini-me’, an adult version is available here on Ravelry too! The top depicts whale and octopus families and part of the proceeds of this pattern I will donate to Greenpeace. Every little bit helps to support them in saving ocean life for our kids, I hope.

Finished measurements
Bust 60, 71, 72, 81, 84 (116, 122-128, 134-140, 146-152, 158-164) cm /
24, 27.5, 28, 32, 33 (6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-16, 17-18) in.
Neck circumference 26, 28, 30, 32, 35 (116, 122-128, 134-140, 146-152, 158-164) cm/ 10, 11, 12, 12.5, 13.5 (6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-16, 17-18) in.
Length 30, 32, 34, 35, 36 (116, 122-128, 134-140, 146-152, 158-164) cm / 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14 (6-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-16, 17-18) in.

Skill
Intermediate: this pattern involves knitting in the round, stranded colourwork and optional short row techniques.

Yarn
Sport, Walk Bliss, hand-dyed 100% wool superwash merino, ultrafine, 360/100g (393 yds/100g), MC: 200-400m/218-437yds, shade Apollo (greyish light blue).
Sport, Wol met Verve, hand-dyed 80% superwash merino wool, 20% Nylon, 365m/100g (399yds/100g), CC: 50m/54yds Tie Die (deep green blue).
Note: for my sample in the smallest size I used cotton from my waste stash, weight 50gr/100m (50gr/109yds): MC 150m/164yds and CC 38m/54yds.

Needles
Circular needles 3,5 mm (4 US) cable sizes 60 cm (24 in), 80 cm (32 in) and DPNs. Or you can knit with 2 circulars avoiding all different cable lengths needed.

Gauge
25 sts x 40 rounds = 10x10 cm (4x4 in) in stockinet stitch after blocking.

Materials
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Many thanks to Deborah, Flo, Jan, Lori, Patty, Márgret, Simone and Yvonne for their testknits and valuable tips to improve this pattern. You are the best!

Happy Ocean Knitting!
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