Babycakes by Laura Aylor


March 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
245 - 490 yards (224 - 448 m)
3 months, (6 months, 12 months, 18 months)
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A tiny cardigan that uses an adaptation of Barbara Walker’s top-down, seamless, simultaneous set-in sleeve method. A great way to try this construction technique if you aren’t ready to commit to an adult sweater. It’s a bit simpler because there’s no need for short-row shaping of the shoulders. If you need any help, feel free to post in the help thread in my group.

A note on yarn weight: Pattern is written at a DK weight gauge. One of the suggested yarns - madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport - knits up nicely at a DK weight even though it’s classified as sport.

Skills required:
• Provisional cast-on
• Picking up stitches
• Increasing
• Decreasing
• Backwards-loop (e-wrap) cast-on

Yardage details - MC (CC):
• 3 months - 190 (55)
• 6 months - 230 (65)
• 12 months - 300 (80)
• 18 months - 380 (100)

The optional crochet trim requires 5-10 additional yards.

Cream and red sample knit in madelinetosh Tosh DK in Fawn and Byzantine. Green and blue sample knit in madelinetosh 80/10/10 Sport in Grove and madelinetosh Tosh Sport in Norway Spruce. Blue and gray sample knit in madelinetosh Tosh Sport in Mare and French Grey.