Audrey's First Day by Elizabeth Smith
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Audrey's First Day

Knitting
September 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
450 - 535 yards (411 - 489 m)
2T (3T, 4T, 5-6 yrs, 6-7 yrs, 7-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)
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Audrey’s First Day is a raglan cardigan, knit in one piece from the top-down. Sleeves are separated at the underarm and sleeve sts are held on scrap yarn while the body is completed. Sleeves are then worked on DPNs from the underarm to the cuff. Front band ribbing is created by picking up and knitting sts along garment edge.
I added a little punch of contrasting color by putting a thin stripe at the bottom of the body and sleeves, above the ribbing. But you can omit the stripes, add more stripes, or be as creative as you’d like!

PATTERN INFORMATION:

Sizes: 2T (3T, 4T, 5-6 yrs, 6-7 yrs, 7-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs)
Size shown: 5-6 yrs

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 24.5 (25.5, 27.5, 28.5, 29.5, 30, 31)”
Length from Bottom to Underarm: 5.75 (6, 6.25, 6.5, 6.75, 7, 7.25)”

Gauge: 16 sts and 25 rows = 4” in St st with larger needle size

Yarn:
Mission Falls 1824 Superwash 100% merino wool; 85 yards/78 meters per 50 gram/1.75 oz. skein
0535: Crocus (MC): 66, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7 skeins
029: Raspberry (CC): 1 skein (or misc. aran weight yarn since you don’t need much for the stripes)

Needles & Other Supplies:
• US 8 24” circular needles (or size needed to get gauge)
• US 8 DPNs (or size needed to get gauge)
• US 7 24” circular needles (or 1 size smaller than needle used to get gauge)
• US 7 DPNs (or 1 size smaller than needle used to get gauge)
• 8 stitch markers
• 3-4 removable stitch markers or safety pins (if the 8 stitch markers referenced above aren’t the removable kind)
• 3-4 buttons, 3/4-7/8 inches in diameter
• Tapestry needle
• Scrap yarn (2 pieces, around 20” in length)