New one by Elizabeth Felgate

New one

Knitting
July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
241 - 667 yards (220 - 610 m)
Newborn: 40cm/15 ¾ in 3 months: 45cm/ 17 in 6 months: 48cm/ 18 ¾ 12 months: 50.5cm/ 20 in 18 months: 53cm/ 21 in
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New one is a knit to welcome new members of the family! And ideal for those who want a simple garment for a first try at sweater knitting. A super-easy super-quick knit for gift giving or preparing your own layette. Pair a plain yarn with a variegated, striped or speckled yarn for a bright and cheerful welcome for your new addition.

Sizes (chest size):

Sizes are finished garment chest sizes and should feature approx. 10% positive ease on actual chest sizes:
Newborn: 40cm/15 ¾ in
3 months: 45cm/ 17 in
6 months: 48cm/ 18 ¾
12 months: 50.5cm/ 20 in
18 months: 53cm/ 21 in

Needles:
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge. A needle one size smaller for sleeve cuff if desired.

Gauge:
24 stitches to 10 cm/4 inches over stockinette using main working needle. Row gauge is not critical as all key vertical measurements are given in cm/in.

I used:
Colour A: Baby Classic DK by Rico design (colourway 55)
Colour B: Baby Classic DK Print by Rico design (colourway 4)

Newborn:
Newborn: A: 1 ball, 150m/180yds
B: 1 ball 70m/75yds
3 months: A: 2 balls, 290m/315yds
B: 1 ball, 110m/120yds
6 months: A: 2 balls, 310m/340yds
B: 1 ball, 120m/130yds
12 months: A: 3 balls, 370m/405yds
B: 1 ball 145m/155yds
18 months: A: 3 balls. 440m/465yds
B: 2 balls. 170m/185yds

Always allow extra yarn

Notions
Waste yarn, stitch markers. You may find it useful to hold sts on spare cables with end stoppers, but waste yarn or stitch holders are options.

A single button or fastener of your choice for the neck slit

Construction and techniques
Bottom up and seamless in the round. At the neck shaping the yoke is worked back and forth to create an extra opening to be buttoned up. My sample has a very simple crochet loop button hole and crochet edge to the neck slit (link to tutorial provided), but this is optional and you can create a knitted or other button hole/fastening arrangement if you prefer.

Skills:
knit & purl (in the round)
increasing and decreasing
small amount of grafting for underarms (instructions and links to tutorials provided).