Childhood by Shanalines Designs | While working on my Adulthood design for my husband, my son looked at it and said, “Mom, this design leaves kids out. How about a CHILDHOOD?” Yes, of course! This design is truly the offspring version of my Adulthood design: it is worked in worsted weight acrylic and can be easily laundered in the washer and dryer. The gauge and thickness provide ample wind protection for outdoor play. Just like its Adulthood counterpart, CHILDHOOD is constructed in join-as-you-go garter stitch to create clean lines, and the entire construction is seamless. My son and I worked together on the proportions to create a design well-suited to a day of playground play or a neighborhood hike. It’s no surprise that my son loves his CHILDHOOD, and we hope you like it, too.
Gauge: 17.5 stitches & 35 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch
- Overall height: 13.25” (34 cm)
- Face opening height: 10” (25 cm)
- Bottom circumference: 20” (51 cm) around
- Front Band height: 3.75” (9.5 cm)
- Front Band width: 2.75” (7 cm)
- Center Stripe width: 2.75” (7 cm)
Materials Used: Knitpicks Brava Worsted, 100% Acrylic, 219 yd (200 m) per 100 g
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0 mm) min. length 24″ (60 cm) or size needed to get gauge
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions, Photo Tutorials & Schematic
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Other Details: Techniques - Provisional cast-on, join-as-you-go modular knitting, knit stitch, i-cord bind-off.