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children's cardigan 27 - laffy taffy

 

 
 

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This is one of my favorite cardigans. The back and fronts are knit from side to side in reverse stockinette stitch one row stripe pattern. The sleeves are knit the usual way, either separate sleeves, starting at the cuff, or picked up sleeves and worked down toward the cuff.

After completing the cardigan, the flowers are worked in cross stitch on waste canvas. Our flowers are worked in pink and a pretty chartreuse green for the leaves. We used the same shade of chartreuse for the garter stitch borders.

Another option is to sew purchased appliqué flowers, or masculine themed appliqués randomly over cardigan. Pattern included for matching hat.

 

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SIZES:
Finished Measurements in Inches
  6 M 1 YR 2 YR 4 YR 6 YR 8 YR 10 YR
CHEST MEASURUMENT 18 20 21 23 25 27 29.5
FINISHED CARDIGAN 20.25 24.5 26.5 28.5 30.75 33 35
LENGTH FROM SHOULDER 10 12 13 14 15 16.5 18
SLEEVE FROM DROP 6.5 7 7.5 9.5 11.5 13 14



YARN USED FOR SAMPLE:
Rowan - Cashsoft dk
57% extra fine merino - 33% acrylic microfibre - 10% cashmere
50 grams—142 yards each

2(2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5) balls color A
2(2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5) balls color B
1 ball CC(contrasting color)

For your cardigan to be the correct size, it is not the brand of yarn that matters, but the GAUGE that is important.

It is best to refer to the yardage to determine how many skeins or balls to purchase.



NEEDLES:
size 2 10 inch straight needles for garter stitch borders
size 4 12 inch double pointed needles-(2 needles); or size needles to obtain the correct gauge



OTHER NOTIONS:
gauge ruler
tapestry needle
5(5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) 5/8 inch buttons,
Charles Craft, Cross Stitch Waste Fabric - 8.5 Count
6 strand embroidery thread for flowers or desired appliqués



GAUGE:
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 4 needles



SKILL LEVEL:
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  Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables    and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and   knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level   shaping and finishing.
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children's cardigan 27 - laffy taffy

 
 

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