Hundreds

from PEKAPEKA design studio

Hundreds Pattern

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Knitting: Hundreds
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

100s & 1000s are highlights of a childhood growing up in New Zealand. The wee colourful balls are sprinkled all over sweet treats, and invoke excitement in kids, countrywide.
As an adult, I am lucky enough to have a South African partner; one with a fluent slang tongue.
Hundreds is also a SA slang word heard frequently in our house, meaning 'good' or 'fine'.

This free pattern is written for 8ply/DK weight yarn, and to fit a newborn babe 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an approximate chest circumference of 37.5cm.

CONSTRUCTION
This pattern has you cast on at the neckline, and work flat utilising raglan increases and perform basic colourwork, until you reach the required chest size. From here the arm stitches are put on to waste yarn (or a stitch holder), and the body finished, working the garter stitch button band as you go. Once the body is completed, the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles and worked in the round to the required length.
The sleeves are a tapered fit.
The colourwork is CHARTED ONLY (however it is very simple, and intuitive for those not confident with charts)

SKILLS REQUIRED
knitting small circumferences in the round
long tail cast on
simple stranded colourwork
working top down raglan construction
If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.

MATERIALS
Augustbird White Gum Wool 8ply (236m/100g)
1 skein main colour, plus up to 20m contrast colour

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Gauge:

22sts/10cm on 4.0mm needles
in stocking stitch

Suggested yarn:

220 meters of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Augustbird