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Olives Ribbed Tights

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Olive’s Ribbed Tights are a pair of staple tights that are essential during your baby’s first year. They are worked in the round from the top down using 1 strand of Merino, Cotton Merino or Pure Silk. You start working the drawstring channel, shape the back with short rows next, and then continue with working each leg separately. The heel is a so-called afterthought heel – the heel stitches are knit onto a spare piece of yarn and then picked back up and the heel completed after the rest of the foot is finished. An i-cord drawstring is inserted into the drawstring channel, or alternatively, replaced by a 1 cm [½”] wide elastic.

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Sizes: 1-3 (6, 9-12) months
Finished measurements: Length from waistband to heel: approx. 39 (44, 49) cm [15¼ (17¼, 19¼)]”; Leg length from crotch to heel: approx. 21 (25, 29) cm [8¼ (9¾, 11½)]”; Waist circumference: approx. 33 (39, 42) cm [13 (15¼, 16½)]”. Note: The fabric is very elastic due to the ribbing and will stretch to fit
Yarn: Knitting for Olive Merino, Cotton Merino or Pure Silk (250 m [273 yd] / 50 g [1.8 oz]), fingering-weight yarn, 1 (2, 2) ball(s). Sample is in Merino in Soft Rose colorway
Needles: 2.5 mm / US1.5 circular or double-pointed needles and 2 double-pointed needles size 3 mm / US2.5, or in size to obtain gauge
Gauge (after blocking): 33 sts and 46 rows = 10 cm [4”] in 3x2 rib pattern with 2.5 mm / US1.5 needles