Basil Sprout Cardigan by Rachel Brockman

Basil Sprout Cardigan

Knitting
November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in St John's Wort
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.5 mm
400 - 848 yards (366 - 775 m)
12-18 mo (2-4 yr, 4-6 yr, 6-8 yr, 10-12 yr, 14 yr)
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PATTERN NOTES
This little sweater hits that sweet spot in a knitting project – an engaging stitch pattern that isn’t overly difficult, small and portable, and the opportunity to perhaps learn a new technique like crochet! Classic St John’s Wort patterning adorns the fronts and back of this cardigan while the sleeves are plain stockinette. A simple crocheted edging finishes off the lower edge, and it uses only single and double crochet stitches.

Basil Sprout is knit in pieces from the bottom up.

SIZES
12-18 mo (2-4 yr, 4-6 yr, 6-8 yr, 10-12 yr, 14 yr)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 19½ (21¾, 24, 26¼, 28½, 30¾)” buttoned
Length: 12 (12¾, 14, 16, 17½, 19½)”

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Bella Cash Worsted (60% fine superwash merino, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere; 100g/186 yds)
• 221 Seedling (MC) – 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4)
• 220 Concord (CC) – 1 skein, all sizes
Needle: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 6 (4 mm) 24” circular (used to accommodate large number of sts)
Notions: Tapestry needle, removable markers, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) ¾” Katrinkles Bunny Rabbit wooden buttons, US Size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook

GAUGE
21 sts x 27 rows = 4” in St John’s Wort patt with larger ndl
19 sts x 25 rows = 4” in St st with larger ndl
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