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Toddler outfit: sweater, hat, and scarf

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack 7
Wool brand: Pingouin Confortable Fin
Yarn quantity: Sweater: 3-5 (50g) balls; Scarf and Hat: 2 balls in each of 2 colours
Sizes: 21-24½ inch chest [3 sizes];
stated as 1 - 2 years

Wool weight: 4 ply
Needle size: 3mm, and 2¾mm,
Tension (10x10cm): 28sts x 50 rows over Fisherman rib pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This is a lovely French design illustrated in bright colours - all of which was such a departure from conventional baby wear for us British in the 1980s. It's very simple but effective - the stitch is a mock Fisherman's rib where the "knit 1 below" rib is alternated with a plain knit row (so half the effort!). Note the tension of 50 rows to 10cm which is the effect of the Fisherman's rib "shrinking" the length compared with a stocking stitch 4 ply.