Valentino is an overall for a small child, knitted bottom-up and with a zipper in the front. It has no sleeves or feet. At the end of the pattern there is an image with measurements of the garment, making it possible to finish the garment even with another gauge. Instructions for making sleeves are included.
(The sizes in cm and inches are the actual height of the child.)
Size 70 cm/27.5 in is for a child of age 6 to 8 months.
Size 80 cm/31.5 in is for a child of age 12 to 16 months.
Size 90 cm/35.5 in is for a child of age 24 to 27 months.
Yarn weight: Fingering
29 stitches and 39 rows per 10 cm in stockinette stitch.
Amount of different colours needed:
Size 70 cm: 140 g main colour and 30 g contrast colour.
Size 80 cm: 160 g main colour and 35 g contrast colour.
Size 90 cm: 245 g main colour and 40 g contrast colour.
Needles: 2.5 mm (US 1 1/2) or any to obtain the gauge. Use 3.5 mm (US 4) needles to cast on. You’ll need either a circular needle at least 80 cm long or DPN’s for the legs and armhole ribbing. You’ll need either a circular needle or long straight needles for the body.
Additional materials and tools needed:
30 cm (12 in) zipper for the smallest size, 35 cm (14 in) zipper for the medium size and a 40 cm (16 in) zipper for the largest size, Mouliné cotton thread, darning needle, two stitch markers, some waste yarn.