Embrace by Claire Walls

Embrace

Knitting
February 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch and colourwork pattern, on larger needle, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
476 - 957 yards (435 - 875 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) [5, 6, 7, 8], approx. 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months) [2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-6 years]
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Embrace is part of our Kids Collection 2021! You can purchase the full collection (which includes a short guide to picking the right size), but we are also making all the designs available as single patterns. This means you can purchase the patterns you are interested in, and with our bundle options, it is easier than ever to pick and mix your favorite designs.

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With its easy to follow shaping and simple colourwork, Embrace is the perfect first cast-on for your little one. Claire designed this sweater to be both beginner and experienced knitter friendly. It is swift and enjoyable to knit with just the right amount of techniques and details to keep you challenged and engaged.

Embrace is knit seamlessly and top down, beginning with a ribbed collar and moving into a little short-row shaping and an increased yoke. Once the yoke has been shaped, a few rows of simple colourwork transition us to the main colour, where you can relax with some soothing stockinette. The body is finished with a little more colourwork and a twisted rib hem. The sleeves are gently shaped and end with a folded cuff in twisted rib, perfect for not only keeping the kids warm, but for a little more space for those growing limbs.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7, 8, approx. 0-3 months (3-6 months,
6-12 months, 12-18 months) 18-24 months, 2-3 years,
3-4 years, 4-6 years

Please note that the neck measurements between sizes
1-4 and 5-8 differ considerably. This is to accommodate
the different proportions of babies to toddlers, and
make the smaller sizes easier to put on.

Finished chest circumference: 41 (44.75, 47.5, 49.5)
54.25, 58, 61, 63.75 cm / 16.5 (18, 19, 19.75) 21.75,
23.25, 24.5, 25.5
” - recommended to be worn with
2-3.75 cm / 0.75-1.5” of positive ease.

Yarn

BC Garn Semilla Melange (100% wool; 175 metres /
191 yards per 50 g)
MC: 350 (380, 405, 430) 495, 570, 655, 720 meters /
383 (416, 443, 470) 541, 623, 716, 787 yards
CC: 85 (85, 95, 100) 115, 125, 140, 155 meters / 93
(93, 104, 109) 126, 137, 153, 170 yards
Sample shown is knit in colourways Aqua (MC) and
Light Grey (CC). Aurin wears a size 4 with 1.5 cm /
0.6” of positive ease.

Needles

4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

4 mm / US 6 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.

Gauge

21 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch and colourwork pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)

23 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 1x1 twisted rib, on smaller needle, after blocking)

Notions

  • Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
  • Darning needle
  • Removable stitch markers (optional)
  • Scrap yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure

Contributors

  • Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Aurin Haferkamp
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Embrace is one of the 8 playful, engaging and relaxing patterns of our Kids Collection.

The full collection is available through our webshop as an e-book - you can also purchase each pattern individually in our webshop and through our Ravelry store.