This cardigan is named “Eggplant” for its purple and green colors, but it would be wonderful in a huge variety of color schemes - whatever your little girl desires! Pairs well with tomboy jeans and girly cotton dresses alike. The cardigan is knitted from the bottom up. All edges are trimmed in a contrasting color.
Make this for little boys by just changing the buttons and colors and adding a little length.
Basketweave pattern goes all around the lower bodice over the front inset pockets, around the back and sleeves.
Sizes 2 (4, 6) with finished chest measurements (buttoned): 26 (28, 30)”/66 (71, 76) cm.
Yarn: Sample used Dusty Purple (MC) 3 balls; and Dusty Green (CC) 1 ball.
Crochet chain provisional cast on is the recommended method. Use crochet hook size US J/10 (6mm).
5 buttons 3/4” diameter
miscellaneous: waste yarn, removable stitch markers, stitch holders
Errata (only lines with corrections are shown here):
SEPARATE FOR FRONTS AND BACK
Place markers on needle with 26 (28, 29) sts in from each end.
Dec 1 st from armhole edge every alt row twice. (21, 23, 24 sts)
Next row: BO 5 sts at neck edge, work to end. (16, 18, 21 sts)
Dec 1 st from neck edge on every alt row 5 times. (11, 13, 14 sts)
Dec 1 st from each armhole edge every alt row twice. (40, 44, 50 sts)
On last row, work 11 (13, 14) sts for shoulder, BO 18 (18, 22) sts for back neck, work 11 (13, 14) sts for shoulder.
Pattern purchased from my Ravelry Store after July 1, 2013 will receive the corrected version.
The individual pattern is available for download in my Ravelry store for $4.00. The book with 8 designs for children is available from Amazon.com and other places for about $10.99.