Mrs Hedgehog Top by Beauxknits Design

Mrs Hedgehog Top

by Beauxknits Design
Knitting
May 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
730 - 980 yards (668 - 896 m)
XS - X4L
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Intro
Mrs. Hedgehog is a basic model sweater, knitted in the round top down. In the upper part the charts of the grass and hedgehogs follow a wedged circled colourwork pattern.
After dividing body and sleeves the tube is plain stockinet. The stitch count has to be adjusted at the hem to meet the multiple (10 sts) of the chart Baby Hedgehogs. Little yarn is needed as the top is knitted cropped and short sleeved. Description of the techniques you need is included. Maybe you like to read my blog post for the inspiration of this new top!

Finished measurements
Bust circumference 74, 88, 99, 112 - 124, 137, 149, 162 (XS, S, M, L) - XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL cm / 29, 35, 39, 44 – 49, 54, 59, 64 (XS, S, M, L) - XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL in.
Neck circumference 40, 46.5, 53, 55 – 58, 60, 63, 65 (XS, S, M, L) - XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL cm / 16, 18, 21, 22 – 23, 24, 25, 26 (XS, S, M, L) XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL in. Length cropped 45 cm / 18 inch – adjustable for all sizes.

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

Yarn
DK, The Periwinkle Sheep, hand-dyed 100% wool superwash merino, 205m/100g (225yds/100g), MC: 615m/675yds (XS, S, M, L) – 820m/896yds XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL shade ‘Any port in a storm’ (deep dark red). CC: 95m/103yds (XS, S, M, L) – 110m/120yds XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL shade ‘First night’ (variegated yarn grey-greenish).

Needles
Circular needles 3.5 mm (4 US) cable sizes 60 cm (24 in), 80 cm (32 in) and DPNs. Circular needles 3.25 mm (3 US) cable sizes 40 cm (16 in), 80 cm (32 in). Or you can use magic loop method, or use 2 circulars avoiding all different cable lengths needed.

Gauge
22 sts x 30 rounds = 10x10 cm (4x4 in) in stockinet stitch after blocking, needles 3.5 mm.
24 sts x 30 rounds = 10x10 cm (4x4 in) in ribbing after blocking, needles 3.25 mm.

Materials
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Happy Hedgehog Knitting!
Antoinette aka Beauxknits