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basic kid

Knitting
July 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
525 - 1250 yards (480 - 1143 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years
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Basic kid is a basic pullover and cardigan pattern for sizes 2 - 14 year olds (for smaller sizes see basic baby pattern) with edging in a contrasting color, for a bit of interesting detail. This is a straight forward, easy-to-knit pattern, perfect for a first sweater or to use as the base for adding your own texture or color! Timeless, this is a pattern that every mother and grandmother should own.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest (approx 2”/ 5cm positive ease)
23 ½ (25 ¼, 27 ½, 29 ¼, 30, 32 ½, 34)”/
59.5 (64, 70, 74.5, 76, 82.5, 86.5)cm
Length
14 ½ (15 ½, 17, 18, 20, 22 ½, 24)”/
37 (39.5, 43, 45.5, 51, 57, 61)cm

YARN

  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Madelinetosh Tosh DK 100% superwash merino; 225 yds/ skein or
  • Approx 525 (625, 725, 800, 950, 1125, 1250)yds/ 475 (757, 675, 725, 875, 1025, 1150)m light worsted weight yarn PLUS approx 10 yds/ 25m for Edge color

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

  • Size 6 US/ 4mm needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • For pullover, size 6 US/ 4mm don
  • 5 (5, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7) buttons for cardigan 3/8”/ 12mm diameter or desired size

GAUGE
20 sts and 30 rows = 4”/ 10cm in St st.
Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Front(s), back and sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up, blocked and then seamed. Stitches are picked up along neckline and collar is worked.

SKILLS/ TECHNIQUES
Long-tail CO, inc, dec, BO, pick up and knit sts