Twisted Pattern Line Twisted Pattern Line - Silly Geese & Ganders Tee - by Mer Stevens
What’s a knitter in the midst of a baby boom to do? Knit practical little sweaters, of course! This sweater duo is designed to take full advantage of the rainbow of easy care fingering-weight yarns. The necks open up so that big baby heads pop through with ease and playtime can resume. The easy knits and purls motif is inspired by the “flying geese” pattern in quilting, and this pattern’s name by my mother’s favorite thing to call a goofy child...
Yarn - 275 [330, 385, 440, 490, 620] yards/251 [302, 352, 402, 448, 567] meters fingering-weight yarn. Blue version shown in Quince & Co. Finch (100% American wool; 221 yards/202 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein), colorway Bird’s Egg. Purple version shown in Quince & Co. Finch, colorway Crocus. Also recommended: HiKoo CoBaSi (55% cotton, 16% bamboo, 8% silk, 21% elastic nylon; 220 yards/201 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein).
Gauge - 28 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles - US #4/3.5mm (or size to get gauge) 16”/40cm circular needle for working in the round AND same size for working small circumferences (either two circulars, one long circular for magic loop, or double points).
Skill level - Intermediate (knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, grafting).
Size/Finished measurements - To fit 3 [6, 12, 18 months, 2, 4 years]. Finished chest measurement 18 [19, 20, 21, 22, 23]”/ 46 [48, 51, 53, 56, 58] cm.