Knit a 'Little Pixie' coat
Here's how to make this adorable hooded pixie coat, suitable for boys and girls. Pattern by Sublime
You will need
1 pair of 4mm (UK8 - USA6) Knitting Needles for the main knitting (or the size required to give the correct tension). 1 pair of 3 1/4mm (UK10 - USA3) Knitting Needles for the neck edging (or a needle 2 sizes smaller than you use for the main knitting). 2 Stitch Holders. 3 [3:4:4] Buttons.
Please take a little time now to knit a stocking stitch tension square. Using 4mm needles cast on 22 stitches and work 28 rows in stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl). This should now measure 10cm, (4in) square.
cm centimetres, dec decrease(ing), dk double knitting, g grammes, in inch(es), inc increase(ing), k knit, mm millimetres, 0 no rows, p purl, patt pattern, st(s) stitch(es), tog together.
K2tog insert the right hand needle through the 2nd and 1st stitches on the left hand needle and knit them together to form a single stitch.
P2tog insert the right hand needle purlways through the 1st and 2nd stitches on the left hand needle and purl them together to form a single stitch.
Patt2tog if 2nd stitch on left hand needle is to be 'knit' then k2tog if its to be 'purl' then p2tog.
Yfwd bring yarn to front between needles then take yarn over the top of the right hand needle to form a single stitch.
Circle the size you wish to make
Regularly measure the width of the back as you knit (see measurement chart).
Using your main needles cast on 49 [55:61:67] sts.
1st Row. (this will be the right side of work - rs) Knit.
2nd Row. Purl.
Continue in stocking stitch until back measures 22 [26:30:36]cm, (8 3/4 [10 1/4:11 3/4:14]in), finishing after a purl row so that the right side of work faces you for the beginning of the shoulder shaping.