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Bláithín (junior)

Knitting
May 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 - 670 yards (274 - 613 m)
1 - 9 years (21" - 30")
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Junior version of the Bláithín design for toddlers and girls.

Bláithín is an Irish name meaning “little flower”

This worsted-weight, soft Donegal child’s cardigan features a colourwork yoke, inset pockets, i-cord edging, and a steeked front opening.

The design of this garment is simple, but some of the techniques involved in making it may be new to some knitters. The pattern includes instructions for all unfamiliar techniques, and additional support is also available on my website in a number of illustrated tutorials. Follow the links to 1) An introduction to Steeks 2) Crocheting and Reinforcement and 3) The Steek Sandwich.

http://katedaviesdesigns.com/tutorials/

Yarn:
Donegal Yarns “Soft Donegal” Merino (100g / 207 yards) in following shades: 5207 (MC); 5236(CC1); 5226(CC2); 5227(CC3).

Sizes
1( 1 year), 2(18mths-2 years), 3(3-4 years), 4(5-6 years), 5(7-8 years), 6(9 years)

Yardage

MC (yds) 300 380 400 460 570 670
CC1 (yds) 30 35 35 35 40 40
CC2 (yds) 30 35 35 35 40 40
CC3 (yds) 10 10 10 10 10 10

Other materials
3 x 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles, 80-100cm (30-40”) long. 1 x 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needle, 60cm (20”) long. Set of 5mm (UK 6/US 8) dpns for working i-cord. (Optional) set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) dpns for working sleeves (or work using long circular needle & magic loop method). Waste yarn in contrasting colour for provisional c/o and holding sts. Strong sock yarn for working crocheted reinforcement. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) crochet hook. Tapestry needle. Dressmaking pins. 5 x 25mm (1”) buttons.