Kirvi Slipover for kids (Test)
January 26, 2021
February 14, 2021

Kirvi Slipover for kids (Test)

Tester project info
Kirvi Slipover by Randi Hjelm
8-9 y.o.
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
7.0 mm
12 stitches and 18 rows
in stockinette on larger needles
Garnstudio DROPS Melody
61 yards in stash
1.3 skeins = 198.9 yards (181.9 meters), 65 grams
February 18, 2020


Size 8-9 years for a bust cfr of a tall 6,5 yo with a bust of 64cm.
Since it’s almost spring I have worked a larger size to be able to use it next autumn/winter, as well.
Gauge and bust cfr came out as planned.
I lengthened it a couple of centimeters working roughly 3 and a half rounds of the lace chart.

Lace is very nice and easy even for a beginner like me. I have worked very little lace charts before.

The written instruction are very useful too and after a couple of rounds I could actually just look at the chart.

My ribbed pattern is a little looser than average so I tend to pick up less stitches than suggested. I picked up 58 at neck and worked 4cm, and 50 sts on the armholes and worked 3cm.

I binded off loosely on body and armholes and on the neck i used on the front half the “simple stretchy bind off” learnt from a VeryPink knits video and on the back a normal loose bind off.

Pattern is clear and well written.

Drops Melody is very similar to the original yarn used for this pattern, but i think I’m going to try a thicker fabric maybe with some chainette yarn as the new drops Wish or Borgo de’ Pazzi Firenze.

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by Garnstudio
71% Alpaca, 25% Wool, 4% Nylon
153 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: January 29, 2021
  • Finished: February 14, 2021
  • Updated: March 1, 2021
  • Progress updates: 6 updates