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Justine Turner on craftsy.com
Auckland, New Zealand.

I love designing knitwear for babies and older kids too, I'm inspired by the world around me, whether it's the green bush covered hills where I live, or the bright city lights and sparkling harbor. I ...

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Katie Snowflake

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Katie Snowflake
Katie Snowflake
Katie Snowflake
Katie Snowflake

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on and off
  • Simple lace knitting
  • Decrease sts
  • Pick up sts

Pattern Description:

Katie Snowflake is designed as a fun layering piece for girls aged 4 to 12. Two sets of front fastening options and hood options are included in the pattern. One version buttons up and other fastens with a zipper (a photo tutorial for zipper insertion is included in the pattern)

The lace pattern is designed to be easy to remember and read, and adds visual impact. The lace instructions are charted AND written.

I have worked one version is a hand painted yarn, and one in plain coloured yarn and the lace pattern still manages to define itself no matter which yarn is used.


Gauge 20sts x 28 rows over 10cm/4 x 4 in lace pattern using larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 years
  • Child chest 58-62 (63-66, 67-70, 71-73) cm
  • Finished chest 63 (71, 79, 87) cm


  • Needles 1 each x 3.25 mm / US3 and 4 mm / US6 circular needles 1 set 3.25 mm double pointed needles. (Or size required to achieve correct gauge)
  • Accessories darning needle, scrap yarn in contrast colour, 4 st holders (or strong scrap yarn)
  • Yarn DK weight of your choice, I used Skeinz vintage DK and Malabrigo Rios 570 (700, 880, 1030) metres 624 (765, 963, 1127) yards

You Will Also Need:

  • Buttons / zipper 7 ( 8, 9, 10) 2.5cm /1 in buttons OR 36 (40, 45, 50) cm/14 (15.5, 17.5, 19.5)" open ended zipper (Slightly shorter is fine)