Dinger by Leeana Gardiner


September 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch, worked flat
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 414 yards (201 - 379 m)
Newborn [6mths, 1yr, 2yrs, 4yrs, 6yrs]
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Since the release of the original Ding and it’s matching Beanie (in fingering weight), I have had many requests for one in an aran weight. This option includes sizing up to 6 years!

Ding has been one of my most popular designs since it’s release in 2014. Ding came about from one of those light bulb moments, you know the ones that just pop into your head, hence the name. This simple yet charming baby cardigan is composed primarily of stocking stitch with a sweet eyelet border. The curved edges of the fronts adds a unique touch to the typical baby cardigan with the overlap and eyelets allowing you to place buttons wherever you like, or not at all. Striping the stocking stitch of the body is another decorative option.

Newborn (6mths, 1yr, 2yrs, 4yrs, 6yrs)

Yarn: aran weight yarn (10ply)
Approximate Yardage: 201 (223, 234, 286, 331, 379) metres or 220 (243, 256, 313, 362, 414) yards
Needles: 4mm or US 6 circular needles

20 stitches and 30 rows over 10cm or 4”

Skill Level
Beginner/Intermediate - you will need a basic understanding of picking up stitches, working in the round and some lacework (yarn overs, etc)

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