Whale Overall

This overall is knitted from bottom up, in circular and seamless. We start by knitting the front and back tabs, then join to knit in round to armholes. This is knitted in the round “the Portuguese way” which means that we will be knitting from the wrong side of the work, always purling. Front and back are then knitted in rows up to the shoulders. To finish we pick up and knit stitches along the leg openings and knit a garter stitch border. The Whale drawing is formed by alternating between knit and purl stitches.

GAUGE

23 sts and 33 rows (10×10 cm) in stockinette stitch with 3 mm needles.

YARN

2 balls of For Nature Rosários 4, colour 25 (100% organic cotton, 50g/137m).

NEEDLES

2,5 mm and 3 mm.

NOTIONS

1 main marker, 3 additional markers, tapestry needles, waste yarn or stitch holders; three 9 mm buttons and two 11 mm buttons.

SIZE

1/3 months.

MEASURMENTS

21 cm chest circumference.