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Carabe Kid

Knitting
June 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch worked flat
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 800 yards (411 - 732 m)
12m (2y, 4y)[6y, 8y, 10y].
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Carabe Kid is a seamless striped cardigan knit from the top down.
The design uses the contiguous method of shaping set-in sleeves developed by Susie M.
It’s perfect for stashbusting and completely unisex!

It’s a kiddy version of Carabe.

Sizes
12m (2y, 4y)6y, 8y, 10y.
Finished chest (buttoned): 49.5 (56, 61.5)67, 71.5, 76 cm/ 19.75 (22, 24.5)26.75, 28.5, 30.25”.
The cardigan is intended to be worn with about 2.5-5 cm / 1-2” of positive ease. When you choose a size do not rely solely on age but measure your child’s chest and choose the size about 2.5-5 cm / 1-2” larger than the actual chest measurement.

Yarn
Any DK weight yarn in two colors (MC and CC). Sample was made in Rozetti First Class (which is now discontinued).
Approximate yardage:
Size 12m 2y 4y 6y 8y 10y
CC (meters) 85 105 125 145 165 185
CC (yards) 95 115 135 160 180 205
MC (meters) 335 420 485 575 650 740
MC (yards) 365 460 530 625 710 810
Recommended yarns: Madelinetosh DK Twist, Malabrigo Rastita, Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK, Colour Adventures Dia Merino DK or any other DK yarn, which gives you the correct gauge.

Needles
3.5 mm / US #4 circular needle (60 cm / 24” long) and dpns.
4.0 mm / US #6 circular needle (60 cm / 24” long) and dpns.

Other
4 (5, 5) 6, 7, 7 buttons (about 2 cm / 0.75” in diameter), interlocking stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders / scrap yarn.

Gauge
22 sts and 30 rows in 10 cm / 4” over St st worked flat with larger needles.
Take time to save time - check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

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