Barley Twist Cardigan by Vikki Bird
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Barley Twist Cardigan

Knitting
October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
186 - 798 yards (170 - 730 m)
3 months to 12 years
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The Barley Twist cardigan is my take on a traditional raglan children’s cardigan. Sometimes I want to knit something simple, but with little details that maintain my interest as a knitter: the Barley Twist cardigan ticks those boxes. The raglan lines feature cabled details, and the A-line shape stops the body being endless stocking stitch! The cardigan is named for the cables along the raglan lines.

The yoke of the cardigan is knitted back and forth in reverse stocking stitch with a cable detail along the raglan lines, then the sleeve stitches are held and the body knitted back and forth. The body includes increases to create a gentle A-line shape, and the buttonholes and button-bands are knitted at the same time as the body and yoke. Once the body is complete, the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles, and the sleeves are knitted in the round. Instructions are given for both long and short-sleeved options.

The samples shown is knitted using MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino Aran 100% merino wool; 80 m (87 yds) per 50 g ball in the colourway Ochre (240) in the 4 years size.

Sizes
3 months (6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years//4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years, 12 years), to fit chest sizes 40.5 cm 16.25 inm 17.25 in, 45.5 cm 18.25 in, 48 cm 19.25 in, 53 cm 21.25 in//58.5 cm 23.5 in, 63.5 cm 25.5 in, 67 cm 26.75 in, 71 cm 28.5 in, 76 cm 30.5 in)

Tension
18 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4 in) in stocking stitch after wet blocking on a 5 mm (US 8) circular needle, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Materials
Short-sleeved version: 170 (205, 210, 250, 270//320, 345, 405, 465, 535) m 185 (220, 230, 270, 295//350, 375, 440, 510, 585) yds aran weight yarn
Long-sleeved version: 220 (260, 285, 325, 355//435, 480, 555, 640, 730) m 240 (285, 310, 355, 385//470, 525, 605, 695, 795) yds aran weight yarn
6 (7, 7, 8, 8//9, 9, 10, 11, 12) buttons, 13 mm ½ in in diameter

Tools
5 mm (US 8) circular needle, 80 cm 32 in
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 80 cm 32 in
5 mm (US 8) DPNs
4.5 mm (US 7) DPNs
10 stitch markers
2 lengths of waste yarn
Cable needle

Difficulty:
Intermediate (knitting in the round, simple cables, simple shaping)

Pattern Style: Cardigan pattern is written using abbreviations (all abbreviations are given). Cable portion is included in both chart and written formats.

A single-size (0-6 months) version of this pattern was originally published in Issue 65 of Knit Now. There is an erratum for this version, which can be found at http://bakedaywednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/errata-bar...