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Chloe is a lovely versatile design that can give so many different looks from the one pattern, and without any complicated calculations, just by changing the yarn and needle sizes. Choose long or short sleeves, variegated or plain yarn and matching or contrasting bandings and you can achieve many different garments. Because of the construction of Chloe, it can also be made longer and worn as a dress or shorter and made into a bolero style jacket. Looks good buttoned up as a tunic over jeans or as a cardigan over a cotton summer frock. The pretty lace pattern isn't too lacy and is very simple to work without being boring. A softly curled cuff and slightly flared hem add a stylish touch that means it is also flattering and a pleasure to wear.
Sizes given are for the two examples pictured. Can be made larger by using Aran/worsted Weight Yarn with 6.00mm needles, or smaller with 3 ply/Fingering Weight Yarn and 3.00mm needles, a swatch test is advised.
Small Size Approx age: 2-5yrs (positive ease for youngest, more fitted for older)
Centre Back Length: (neckline to hem), approx 15.5 inches/39.5cms
Chest Circumference: approx 22 inches/ 56cms
Sleeve Length (long): (under arm to edge of cuff), approx 11 inches/28cms. Easily adjusted to fit.
Upper Arm Circumference: approx 9 inches/23cms
Gauge: 24sts and 34 rows = 4 inches/10cms square over stocking stitch.
Large Size Approx age: 6-9yrs (positive ease for youngest, more fitted for older)
Centre Back Length: (neckline to hem), approx 20 inches/51cms
Chest Circumference: approx 30 inches/76cms
Sleeve Length (short): (under arm to edge of band), approx 3 inches/7.5cms. Easily adjusted to fit.
Upper arm Circumference: approx 10 inches/25.5cms
Gauge: 18sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cms square over stocking stitch.
The main body of Chloe is made from the top down in rows, working the fronts and back together at the same time. This allows the length to be adjusted to any size you require. The sleeves are then knitted in the round onto the body of the jacket, using the magic circle method. Because the sleeves are worked from shoulder to cuff, they can again be made to custom fit.
Stitches are picked up along the fronts individually, and the button and buttonhole band are worked in rows. More stitches are picked up around the neckline and also worked in rows with the addition of one more buttonhole at the front. Loose ends are woven in and buttons are attached. (This is the only sewing required.)
Approx 150g/490 yards of 4ply yarn.
(Example made in Baby Wool by Ice Yarns in Light Pink.)
4.00mm circular needle.
8 x Buttons.
Approximately 200g/600 yards of DK/Light Worsted Weight Yarn
(Example made in Fab Yarn by Patons, shade 02085.)
Small amount of Aran/Worsted Weight Yarn for bands
(Example used Favorite by Ice Yarns in Yellow.)
5.00mm Circular needle.
8 x Buttons.
Large eyed wool needle for sewing in ends.
Lengths of contrasting spare yarn to use as stitch markers and stitch holders.
Please do contact me if you have any questions...
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I am a self taught designer with many (many!) years of knitting and crocheting experience. Extremely keen to promote the beautiful island where I am lucky enough to reside and absolutely LOVE all things textural.
Have only just begun my journey into the world of commerce but lots more patterns are in development and I really look forward to sharing them with you soon.