First few corrections to Finnish version:
HUOMAUTUS SUOMENKIELISESTÄ OHJEESTA:
Ohjeen kohdassa "Etu- ja takakappaleet" toisen kappaleen lopussa on ilmaistu epäselvästi miten kerroksen lopussa luodut silmukat tulee neuloa. Eli ne neulotaan nurjalla 1 n, 1 o, 2 n, 1 o ja oikealla 1 n, 2 o, 1 n, 1 o.
Samoin kaavioiden selityksissä on virhe, toinen palmikonkierto pitäisi olla "Siirrä 2s apupuikolle työn eteen, neulo 2n. Neulo apupuikon silmukat oikein".
Here is Menninkäinen in English. Thanks to Tuulia!
Menninkäinen Overall (EN)
Schoeller & Stahl Limbo (100% wool; 50 g=125 m / 1.75 oz=139 yds), 300 g (6
balls) Green (4471)
21 sts and 33 rows in stockinette st = 10 cm/ 4"
Set of DPN's and a circular needle #5 (3.5 mm). Metallic needles
Zipper 40 cm/ 16"
Needle and sewing thread
For a child 90 cm (34") tall.
Finished overall: circumference 54 cm (21,5"), sleeve inside 24 cm (9,5"),
leg inside 31 cm (12,5"), upper body
length from neck to crotch 50 cm (20").
Cast on 40 sts. Knit 9 rows in k1, p1 ribbing, purl 1 row and knit 10 rows
in p1, k1 ribbing.
Fold the ribbing and attach by knitting the cast-on edge together with live
stitches: pick up the next st on cast-on
edge and knit (or purl, depending on your ribbing) it together with the next
st on the needle. On the next row, *k2,
make 1 new stitch*, repeat *-* to end (=60 sts).
Knit 4 rows and begin increases. Increase 1 stitch after the first stitch
and before the last stitch on the row by
picking up the strand between stitches on the row below, and knit to the
back of it.
Increase on every 5th row (knit 4 rows between increases) 15 times total
until you have 90 sts. When the leg is 31cm/
12,5" long, cast off 6 sts in the beginning and at the end of the row (12
sts cast off). On the next two rows, cast off
3 sts at both ends of row (12 sts cast off). On the last row, cast off 4 sts
on both ends. Leave the remaining sts on
Knit the second leg as the first. On the last row (WS), cast on (Using
backloop method) 7 sts between legs, to the
front of the overall and join both legs onto a circular needle.
Front and Back
The body of the overall is knit back and forth.
With the 7 sts you cast on between the legs, knit rib bands for the zipper
as follows: k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1. Knit
the rest of the row in stockinette stitch. At the end of the row, cast on 5
sts using the backloop method. On the next
row, knit these 5 sts as p1, k1, p2, k1. On the next RS row, knit these 5
sts as p1, k2, p1, k1.
Continue as set, until the body is 31 cm/12,5" from the crotch, end with a
RS row. Knit 29 sts (knit the rib band as
set), cast off 14 sts for the armhole, knit 47 sts, cast off 14 sts for the
second armhole and knit to the end of row.
Knit both sleeves as follows.
Cast on 30 sts, knit and attach the ribbing as in the legs.
On the next row, k1, make 1 new st by picking up the strand between sts on
row below and knit to the back of it,
*k2, make 1*, repeat *-* two times, k1, p1, make make 1 new st by picking up
the strand between sts on row below
and purl to the back of it, *p2, make 1 purl stitch*, repeat *-* 3 times,
k4, *make 1 purl stitch, p2*, repeat *-*
3 times, make 1 purl stitch, p1, k1, *make 1 (knit) stitch, k2*, repeat *-*
2 times, make 1 knit stitch, k1 (=44 sts).
Begin knitting chart I on row 2, knit the remaining sts on rows in
stockinette stitch. Knit increases on sleeves as
in legs, after the first stitch and before the last stitch on row. Knit
increases 6 times on every 4th row and then
6 times on every 7th row.
When the sleeve measures 24 cm/9,5", end with row 9 on chart I, cast off 7
sts at the end and in the beginning of the
row for the armhole. Leave the sts on holder.
Join the sleeves together with the body on the circular needle. Continue the
rib bands on the edges of the front pieces
of body as before. Continue knitting on row 11 in chart I.
Begin decreases for raglan sleeves on row 13 of chart I: decrease on every
raglan seam by knitting 2 sts together and
knitting 2 sts together through the backloop. Knit the decreases on every
other row, 13 times total. When you have knitted
chart I 1,5 times (end with row 16), continue to chart II.
Continue knitting the rib bands as before. Knit chart II once. Continue
knitting the bands as before, but knit the rest
of the row in k1, p1 ribbing. After 4 rows of ribbing, make a buttonhole in
the right front of body: k1, p1, k1, k2tog,
make 2 new sts using the backloop method, k2tog tbl. Knit to end as set
After 9 rows of ribbing, cast off 7 sts in the beginning of row (the rib
band), knit to end as set. On the next row,
cast off the 5 sts of the rib band, and purl to end. On the next row,
continue in p1, k1 ribbing to end. Knit a total
of 8 rows in ribbing.
Fold the ribbing to the WS and attach by knitting in p1, k1 ribbing: pick up
the first st on of the ribbing to the LH
needle and knit it together with the next st. Pass the previous st over this
new st. Remember to cast off loosely.
Sew the crotch and armhole seams and weave in ends. Sew the zipper so that
the right rib band is on top of the zipper,
covering it entirely, and the left rib band will be left under the zipper.
Sew the button to the left front.
Block the overall gently. It might be useful to open and gently stretch the
cables in sleeves while the overall is
Note: empty square in chart = no st
purl in RS, knit in WS
knit in RS, purl in WS
slip 2 sts to a cable needle to the back of work, k2, purl the sts on the
slip 2 sts to a cable needle to the front of work, p2, knit the sts on the
slip 2 sts to a cable needle to the back of work, k2, knit the sts on the
slip 2 sts to a cable needle to the front of work, k2, knit the sts on the
pick up the strand between sts on row below, and knit to the back of it.
Knit to the front the next st, do not slip
off the LH needle, knit to the back of it, and once more to the front of and
and slip it off the LH needle. pick up
the strand between sts on row below, and knit to the back of it.
slip 1, k 4 together, and pass the slipped st over