The cardigan is completely seamless (maybe apart from attaching the pockets) worked from bottom to top. Sleeve caps are shaped using short rows, as well as the pockets.
It is a perfect cardigan for all knitters who wish to destash, you just need to pick at least 3 colorways in the same DK weight (or sport - depending on the way you knit) and watch it grow on your needles. Yarn choices may be numerous, from cotton to wool. It will look great in three colors, stripes, or in verigated yarn. It’s up to you!
What’s more you can freely choose what kind of Beetle you wish to make. Warm and comfy Beetle with long sleeves to keep your kiddo warm at kindergarten or on a walk on chilly fall evening, or cotton short-sleeved cardi to protect your child from wind during long walks by the sea in the summer. You can even skip the hood. :-) The pattern has detailed descriptions for 4 versions: with long sleeves, short sleeves, with a hood or a collar.
12 months (2, 4, 6, 8 years) - instructions are given in size 12 months - other sizes are in the brackets.
To fit chest: 48.5 (53, 56, 61, 66) cm / 19 (21, 22, 24, 26)”.
Chest width: 50 (54, 58, 64, 69) cm / 20 (21.5, 23.25, 25.5, 27.5)”.
any DK weight yarn in 3 colorways
The pattern is available as a single PDF download and part of the collection of 3 designs of seamless sweaters.
In May 2013 all “Bugs” were revised - they have better sizing and clearer instructions now.
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