Little Monarch

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Without a doubt, monarchs are the most iconic butterfly in the United States. They are most famous for their annual migration, which takes place each spring and late summer/fall. Some journey as far as 3,000 miles/ 4,828 kilometers to their winter homes in the south!

This children’s pullover design features a stranded colorwork yoke using light fingering or fingering weight yarn. The construction is entirely top down and in round. The third color specks in the butterfly wings of the chart can be worked with three-color stranded colorwork or with duplicate stitch. It can also be omitted by knitting with MC instead, or worked with beads as shown in the pictures.

The monarch motifs represent an attempt to capture these magnificent butterflies in flight, perhaps on their migratory trek across the continent.

Description

SIZING

The ages listed below are intended to be a guide only. If possible, obtain the chest measurement of your subject to determine the size. Intended to fit with 1.5-2 in / 3.75-5 cm of positive ease in the chest.

Preemie (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months) (18-24 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years) (5 years, 6 years, 7 years, 8 years, 10 years)

Intended to fit chest circumference of 13 (16.5, 17.25, 17.75, 18.25, 19) (20, 21, 21.75, 23) (23.75, 25, 25.75, 26.75, 28.25) inches / 32.5 (41, 43, 44.5, 45.5, 47.5) (50, 52.5, 54.5, 57.5) (59.5, 62.5, 64.5, 67, 70.5) cm

Finished chest circumference: 14.75 (18.25, 19, 19.5, 20, 21) (21.75, 22.75, 23.5, 24.5) (25.5, 26.75, 27.5, 28.5, 30.25) inches / 37 (45.5, 47.5, 49, 50, 52.5) (54.5, 57, 59, 61.5) (64, 67, 69, 71.5, 75.5) cm

BLOCKED GAUGE

Colorwork 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4 in/10 cm

Stockinette 26 sts and 38 rnds = 4 in/10 cm

NOTIONS

1 unique BOR marker, scrap yarn for sleeves and darning needle for weaving in ends

Optional: Scrap yarn for CC2 and/or 32 (36, 40, 40, 40, 44) (44, 44, 48, 96) (96, 104, 104, 104, 112) size 6 seed beads and steel crochet hook US size 14/10 (0.75 mm) for using beads in lieu of CC2 (It is recommended to include beads in your gauge swatch to make sure you like the look.)

NEEDLES

Ribbing Size US 2/2.75 mm circulars, 12 in/30 cm or 16 in/40 cm, DPNs or 32 in/80 cm for magic loop for neckband; 16 in/40 cm or longer for hem and cuffs; DPNs or small circumference circulars if not using magic loop for cuffs

Main Size US 4/3.5 mm circulars, 12 in/30 cm or 16 in/40; DPNs or small circumference circulars if not using magic loop for sleeves

Optional Size US 3/3.25 mm circulars, 12-16 in/30-40 cm to maintain stockinette gauge, if needed

YARN

The Farmer’s Daughter Soka’pii (100% MT & WY Rambouillet 248 yards/227 meters per 50 g skein, light fingering) or any light fingering or fingering weight yarn. Yardage for either yarn weight is provided below. Soka’pii is a subtle thick and thin single that is amazingly soft and cloudlike.

YARDAGE

Light fingering:

MC

242 (330, 359, 397, 426, 454) (491, 529, 580, 639) (692, 755, 813, 882, 1003) yards / 221 (301, 328, 363, 389, 415) (449, 484, 530, 584) (633, 690, 743, 807, 917) meters

CC

63 (92, 100, 113, 116, 121) (127, 133, 144, 169) (183, 201, 216, 219, 242) yards / 58 (84, 91, 103, 106, 111) (116, 122, 132, 155) (167, 184, 198, 200, 221) meters

Fingering:

MC

194 (264, 287, 318, 341, 363) (393, 423, 464, 511) (554, 604, 650, 706, 802) yards / 177 (241, 262, 291, 312, 332) (359, 387, 424, 467) (507, 552, 594, 646, 733) meters

CC

50 (74, 80, 90, 93, 97) (102, 106, 115, 135) (146, 161, 183, 175, 194) yards / 46 (68, 73, 82, 85, 89) (93, 97, 105, 123) (134, 147, 167, 160, 177) meters