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Cherub

Just Jussi
Knitting
November 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
227 - 904 yards (208 - 827 m)
3, 6, 12, 24 months, 4, 6, 8, 10 years
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Cherub is a sweet sweater for the little angels in your life, from the front it is a plain unassuming crew neck sweater or button up cardigan, but the back is a different story, whether angel, fairy, butterfly or dragon the wings are a delightful surprise!

I have used a yummy NZ made DK weight yarn called “Prism” which is organic wool dyed with conventional dyes into lovely bright colours, however feel free to substitute with any available DK so long as you achieve gauge.

Actual chest measurement (child)
40.5 (43, 48, 50.5, 57.5, 62.5, 66.25, 70) cm
16 (17, 19, 20, 22.75, 24.5, 26, 27.5)”
Yarn: Skeinz “Prism” organic DK 104 metres (113.7 yards) per 50g (1.76 ounce) ball (www.skeinz.com)
2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls main colour (MC)
1 ball contrast colour (CC)
Buttons: (cardigan only) your preference, either just one at the neck, or 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8)
Needles: circular needles 1 x 3.25 mm ( 2 for cardigan) length immaterial as used straight throughout. 1 x 4mm ( 2 for cardigan) (or size to achieve gauge)
Accessories: darning needle, pins for positioning buttons, 2 st markers, 3 st holders or scrap yarn.
Gauge: 22 sts x 26 rows = 10cm over stocking st using larger needles.

The wings are worked in intarsia, which is charted.
This pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.