Steggie

As seen in Knitty

I’ve spent the last few years of my 6-year-old son’s life learning by osmosis all about the geological ages of the earth and their associated fauna. Dinosaurs have evolved into almost every aspect of my life, as their various plastic, rubber, and paper mache representations are slowly forming a sedimentary sequence on the floor of my house.

Steggie was my knitter’s inevitable, perfect for any enthusiast child whether they know a Kentrosaurus from a Tuojiangosaurus, or not.

The spines are created by a simple pattern repeat worked at the edges of an untraditional raglan sleeve.

The color switching is perhaps a little fiddly at first, but rewarding when it comes to sewing the sleeve together as the wrapped yarns make a perfect set-up for grafting.

Yarn weight: Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Needle size: US 7 – 4.5 mm, US 8 – 5.0 mm
Yardage: 847 – 1155 yards (774 – 1056 m)
Sizes available: Child’s S[M, L, XL]