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Flower Cardigan

Knitting
October 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
3 months to 8 years
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Fun to knit and comfortable to wear, Flower Cardigan has an unusual construction - it starts from a hexagon-shaped upper back and is worked from the centre of the flower motif outwards.
The cardigan is seamless: back and fronts are worked in one piece, then raglan sleeves are knitted onto the body. Fronts are shaped with short rows, using the yarn-over method so there is no need to pick up wraps.
The cardigan can be made in wool or cotton, with either long or short sleeves. Body length can be adjusted.
Patterns for a dress and T-shirt with the same flower motif, and for matching hats are available in my Ravelry store.

Skills needed
Working in the rnd, increases, decreases, picking up sts, provisional CO, short rows. (The pattern contains a list of tutorials demonstrating more difficult or less common techniques.)

Sizes
3 months (6 months, 12 months, 1.5 years, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years). Finished chest circumference: 46 (50, 53, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) cm/ 18 (19.5, 21, 22, 23.5, 25, 26.5, 28) in, buttoned up. Shown in size 6 years with 8 cm/ 3 in of positive ease. Choosing size, do not rely solely on age, select size that is 5-8 cm/ 2-3 in larger than your child’s chest circumference. Body and sleeve length can be adjusted.

Gauge
(measured after blocking)
St st, with 4 mm needle(s): 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in,
i-cord BO, with 3.5 mm R needle: 24 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in

Materials
Yarn:
DK yarn: wool, wool blend, cotton. For best results use smooth yarn with good stitch definition. The sample was knit in KnitPicks Swish DK (100% merino, col. Peapod, 112 m/ 123 yds per 50g ball).
Yarn amount:
Short-sleeved cardigan: 250 (250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 550) m/ 275 (275, 330, 385, 440, 495, 550, 605) yds.
Long-sleeved cardigan: 300 (350, 350, 450, 500, 550, 650, 750) m/ 330 (385, 385, 495, 550, 605, 715, 825) yds.

Needles and notions:
4 mm (US size 6) cir needles, 40-100 cm/ 16-40 in long
3.5 mm (US size 4) cir needle, 100 cm/ 40 in long,
one set of 4 mm (US size 6) DPNs
one set of 3.5 mm (US size 4) DPNs (for short-sleeved cardigan only)
3 removable st markers
scrap yarn
3.5 mm (US size E) crochet hook
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) buttons, 15-18 mm/ 0.6-0.7 in across (add 1 button if you lengthen body by more than 3 cm)

Take time to make a gauge swatch. Adjust needle size, if necessary.