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Topic: wee little kid knits....NOW WITH PATTERN :D  (Read 106753 times)
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GoatHerder
« on: May 04, 2005 02:06:48 PM »

I didn't have enough yarn for a full sweater and my daughter wanted something out of the purple loopy fuzzy yarn. The aforementioned yarn is a grand total of 13.7yrds. yes folks thats the whole skein for $5.99 ( i didn't buy it, it was a gift). not even enough for a scarf....so I made a little girlie shrug.
But its way darn cute and she loves it.



and the back...


Cheesy
a

If there are any questions or unclearities, please don't hesitate to ask or email me.

Childs Shrug

Yarn: Lion Boucle (Lion Brand) Tutti Fruitti 2 skeins

Size 11 needles (and size11 circular cuff needles) or knit to gage:
Gage:14 rows, 10 sts = 4x4”

Cast on 43 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit, inc one st each end (45sts)

Right side: knit across
Wrong side: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat this pattern for 3.5”

Right side: put first 8 sts on holder.

Working only center 29 stitches: (you can place the last 8 sts on a holder if you’d like. I leave them on the needle.)
Knit 1 row.
Next 2 rows bind of 1st 3 sts.
Knit in SS stitch for  2.5”

Next RS row: Knit is SS on the first 5 sts for 1” Bind off stitches.
Bind off center to the last 5 sts. Knit SS on the last 5 sts for 1” bind off stitches.

Front left:
Knit 4 rows in SS
RS row: knit to last 4, K2tog, K2
Keeping in SS, repeat decrease in this manner every other row until 5 sts remain.
Knit SS on these 5 for 5 rows.

Front Right:
Knit 4 rows in SS
RS: K2, K2tog, knit to end
Keeping in SS, repeat decrease in this manner every other row until 5 sts remain.
Knit SS on these 5 for 5 rows.

Sew shoulder seams (these are your only seams).
With circular needles, Pick up  20 sts around arm hole (my daughter has small arms, you may want to pick up a few more stitches if needed).
Place Marker and knit one round.
Knit in SS until sleeve measures 5.5”
K2, K2tog, K to last 4 K2tog, K2.
Knit for 3 more rounds and repeat decrease.
Bind off loosely.

Repeat with other sleeve.

I crocheted the lopi trim onto the shrug. It was approx 13 yds.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005 02:41:59 PM »

Ohhhhh, how cute! The girl looks like a natural posing with it on! That is a VERY small skein. Wow. And expensive for so little. The gift-giver is probably not a knitter themselves, I take it? Beautiful though.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005 07:43:21 PM »

she looks SO cute!  I love her nonchalant model stance... so natural!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005 07:48:31 PM »

Very cute!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2005 06:32:59 AM »

What a nice idea for a small amount of yarn. Does your daughter know how to 'Vogue' yet--because I think she might be ready to learn!
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2005 07:13:38 AM »

Thank you for your compliments. My daughter indeed thinks she is a model. She can even do her own litlle 'cat walk.' SHe's been on stage for dance and vocal competitions so she isn't camera shy. Whenever I take pics she works it...lol.

If anyone is interested I'll post the pattern.

Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005 05:06:22 AM »

I was just going to ask.. I'd love a pattern !!! I can already picture my little girl in one of those, PLUS what a fabulous way to use all these "can't afford to buy more but it's so gorgeous I have to buy one ball" yarns ...!!
It's really lovely ... and nicely worn !!!
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IslandTurtle
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2005 10:54:07 AM »

Oh, I  too would love a pattern. My seven year old sister wants one of these but of all the patterns I see online, I haven't been able to find a child size one.

Thanks for sharing! It is indeed very very cute.  Cheesy

-Wendy
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GoatHerder
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005 12:25:10 PM »

I will definitly post the pattern. I couldn't find any online either, thats why I wrote this one. So being copywritten, I'll post it (because crafters rock) and you can make it, but can't sell anything you make with the pattern. Thanks:D
I'll have it up this weekend.
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IslandTurtle
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2005 12:50:42 PM »

Thank you so much for sharing your design with us  Cheesy

I can't wait to get started on it  Smiley

-Wendy
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