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Stella by Linden Down

Meet Stella, a baby Estelle! For a while now I’ve thought that, or course, Estelle would be pretty cute as a baby sweater and when I came up with calling the baby sweater Stella . . . well, it had to be done!

DSC_0300Stella has a slightly different shape than Estelle, with a more pulled in neckline (although the neck is still wide, mostly because I assume babies don’t like tight collars). The sweater is worked from the top down with a round yoke. The pattern is designed to be worn with two to three inches of positive ease. Stella comes in five sizes: 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months with finished chest measurements of 20 (21, 22, 23, 24)”/ 51 (53.5, 56, 58.5, 61) cm.

DSC_0293I’ve knit Stella in a wonderful fingering weight yarn from Sweet Fiber Yarns called Super Sweet Sock. The yarn is an 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon blend and comes in some lovely colors (I went with Bloom for the sample). The gauge for Stella is 7 sts/ 9 rows per inch in stockinette stitch. You would need approximately 305 (370, 450, 490, 545) yds fingering weight yarn, so 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) if you’re going with Super Sweet Sock.

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