Alastair Cardigan

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Sizes: 3 month (6 month, 9 month, 12 month) (18 month, 2 toddler, 3 toddler) (4 toddler, 5 years, 6 years) (8 years, 10 years, 12 years) (14 years, 16 years) to fit an actual chest measurement of 16” (17”, 18”, 19”) (20”, 21”, 22”) (23”, 24”, 25”) (26.5”, 28”, 30”) (31.5”, 32.5”)/40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5) (51, 53.5, 56) (58.5, 61, 63.5) (67.5, 71, 76) (80, 82.5) cm.

This pattern is designed with positive ease so there is room to grow. See the measurements on the Blocking Schematic (page 8) for finished measurements.

Yarn: 275 (300, 325, 350) (400, 450, 500) (550, 600, 650) (725, 800, 875) (950, 1025) yard/ 250 (275, 300, 325) (365, 415, 450) (500, 550, 600) (660, 730, 800) (870, 950) meters of DK weight yarn.

Sample shown in Marianated Yarns Playtime DK colorway Morning Mist. I highly recommend a machine washable yarn like Playtime for kid’s sweaters! It’ll save you such a hassle when you wash it.

Needles: Size US 6/4 mm and size US 5/3.75 mm circular needles with a long, 40”/100 cm cable, or size needed to obtain gauge and one size smaller.

Gauge: 22 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Notions: Waste yarn (for provisional cast on), 10 stitch markers (4 plain markers of one color, 6 locking markers of another color), 3 – 12 medium-sized (.75”/2 cm) buttons, blocking mat, blocking wires (optional), t-pins, and tapestry needle.

Techniques: Crochet Chain Provisional Cast On, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, cabling, chart reading, wrap and turn, and make one increases.

Pattern Notes: A cardigan is a perfect thing to knit for a child. It works up fast with DK weight yarn. The simple cabling looks really impressive, but is pretty easy to work if you’re familiar with cabling techniques. The shawl collar adds a little extra visual interest and is easy to work in simple ribbing. This unisex pattern uses traditional, top-down Raglan shaping, so it is very approachable.

 

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