Willow is a budding punster, God help me, and when we bundle her up after an outing in the snow we tell her we're going to get her all "cozy warm." This is not as fun to her as being a "Cozy Worm," and so she shall be.
In order to keep this Little Worm cozy when outdoors as well as in, I knit her a moebius cowl. It is photographed with bunny and gingersnaps because, sadly, my Little Worm hasn't yet figured out the potential benefits of this cowl and so far refuses to wear it. Maybe I'll pull it out the next time we're out in the cold, so that a Shivering Worm can become a Cozy Worm and still make snow angels.
12-24 months (2-3 years)
--US 9 24-in. circular needle
--Far less than one skein Spud and Chloe Sweater (shown here in Grape Jelly).
--one stitch marker
17 sts X 26 rows = 4 inches
Cast on 60 (64) stitches.
Join to knit in the round, being careful to INSERT a twist.* Place end of round marker
1) Knit 3 rounds.
2) Purl 3 rounds.
3) Knit 5 rounds.
4) Purl 2 rounds.
5) Knit 3 rounds
6) Purl 2 rounds.
Work backwards from (5) to (1), and then cast off all stitches. Weave in ends, and attempt to convince your child that warmth is a good thing.
*After all the times I put a twist in without meaning to, I found it surprisingly difficult to get a twist on purpose, and I kept checking to make sure it was still there.