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My First Mink
Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Festive Fur
Pattern Number: 50587
Take her to the Nutcracker Suite this year in this dreamy jacket that will be any little girl's fantasy.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Finished Chest 30 (34, 38)" [76 (86.5, 96.5) cm] Length 14 (15, 16) inches [35.5 (38, 40.5) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN: Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White Bright, true white
Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 39.92
Alternative Quantity: (10,12)
Note: (A)

320-124 Fun Fur Yarn: Champagne Light beige
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 19.96
Alternative Quantity: (5,6)
Note: (B)

570-150 Festive Fur Yarn: Silver Shimmering silver
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Yarn Bobbins
GAUGE:
8 sts + 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Seed st with 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B held tog. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from *.
Row 2 Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
Coat is worked with 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B held together for 3 strands total.

For "pelt line" detail, 1 strand of C is added for 4 strands total.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Wind 60" [152.5 cm] of C on each of 4 bobbins and set aside.

With 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B held tog, cast on 30 (34, 38) sts.
Row 1 (RS) Working in Seed st, work 4 (6, 8) sts, *join 1 strand of C on bobbin and p 1 with 4 strands held tog, drop C and work 6 sts; rep from * to last 5 (7, 9) sts, join 1 strand of C on bobbin and p 1 with 4 strands held tog, drop C and work 4 (6, 8) sts.
Row 2 Working in Seed st, work 4 (6, 8) sts, *k 1 with 4 strands held tog, drop C and work 6 sts; rep from * to last 5 (7, 9) sts, k 1 with 4 strands held tog, drop C and work 4 (6, 8) sts.

There are 4 "pelt lines" made by adding 1 strand of C.
Continue as established until piece measures 13 (14, 15)" [33 (35.5, 38) cm] from beg; end with a WS row.



Shape Shoulders
Bind off 9 (10, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 12 (14, 16) sts.
Next Row K2tog, bind off to last 2 sts, k2tog, and bind off.




LEFT FRONT
Wind 60" [152.5 cm] of C on 1 (2, 2) bobbin(s) and set aside.

With 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B, cast on 6 (8, 10) sts.
Row 1 (RS) Working in Seed st, work 5 sts, join 1 strand C on bobbin and p 1 with 4 strands held tog, drop C and work to end, cast on 2 sts - 8 (10, 12) sts.
Row 2 (WS) Work 2 (4, 6) sts, k 1 with 4 strands held tog, drop C and work 5 sts.
Continue as established, casting on 2 sts at end of next 2 RS rows and adding "pelt lines" of C every 7th st from previous "pelt line" - 12 (14, 16) sts.
Continue as established, casting on 1 st at end of next 2 RS rows - 14 (16, 18) sts.
Work even until piece measures 9" [23 cm] from beg; end with a RS row.



Shape Neck
Next Row (WS) Bind off 2 sts at neck edge, work to end of row.
Next Row (RS) Work even in pattern as established.

Rep last 2 rows until 10 (10, 12) sts remain, then bind off 1 (0, 1) st(s) at beg of next WS row - 9 (10, 11) sts.

Work even until piece measures 14 (15, 16)" [35.5 (38, 40.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off all sts.




RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES
With 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B, cast on 19 (21, 21) sts.

Work in Seed st for 5 rows.

Join 1 strand C and work 1 row with 4 strands held tog, increasing 1 st at beg and end of row - 21 (23, 23) sts.

Drop C and work 5 rows even.

Rep last 6 rows 4 more times - 29 (31, 31) sts.

Work even until piece measures 12 (14, 15)" [30.5 (35.5, 38) cm] from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING
With C, sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Optional Edging With RS facing, join 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B to bottom of Right Front.

With crochet hook, slip st up Right Front, across Back Neck and down Left Front.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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