Skills required: casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working a simple cable pattern (written instructions) binding off.
Construction: This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down. Stitches for the cap sleeves are bound off, then the fronts and back of the cardigan are worked flat, then joined again and worked in one piece to the hemline. A simple cable pattern follows the raglan lines and continues into the body, gradually flaring out. The button bands are worked as you go.
This charming cap-sleeved, swingy cardigan is the perfect timeless piece to add to any little girl's summertime wardrobe, or as an extra layer in the Fall. Lovely over a crisp white dress, it is also comfortable enough to be paired with everyday play clothes.
The cables and seed stitch create a sophisticated, rich texture that is designed to showcase yarns with great stitch definition.
The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for 5.25 Euros.
Sizes available: 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo)
To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm.
Garment chest at underarms: 17.25 (18.25, 19.5, 20.5 // 22.25, 25.25, 26.75, 27.5) inches or 44 (46.5, 49.5, 52 // 56.5, 64, 68, 70) cm.
Approximately 200 (225, 250, 275 // 300, 350, 425, 475) yards or 183 (206, 229, 251 // 274, 320, 389, 434) meters of worsted weight yarn.
18 sts x 26 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch using larger needle, after blocking
18 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in seed stitch using larger needle, after blocking
Please adjust your needle size if needed to achieve gauge.
- US 8 or 5mm needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge).
- US 7 or .4.5mm needle (or one size smaller than above)
- one cable needle.
- 8 stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- 2 stitch holders or pieces of scrap yarn for sleeves
- four 5/8-inch or 1.5cm buttons (or more if desired)