Flower Cardigan (kids) by Ewelina Murach
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Flower Cardigan (kids)

Knitting
October 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
3 (6, 12, 18, 24 months){4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 years}
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Fun to knit and comfortable to wear, Flower Cardigan has an unusual construction - it starts with 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. The fronts are shaped with short rows.

Join me for Flower KAL: from now until June 14th, 2018.

I updated the pattern on April 26th, 2018, adding 3 more sizes (10-14 years), changing the yo method of working short rows to the German method (the fronts are easier to make and look neater), and added a few photos explaining the construction. The original version is still available, so you can choose which version you use.

Check my Ravelry store for more patterns with flower motifs, for kids and adults.

Skills needed
Working in the round, increases, decreases, picking up stitches, crochet chain provisional CO, German short rows. (The pattern contains a list of links to relevant video tutorials.)

Sizes
3 (6, 12, 18, 24 months) {4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 years}.
Finished chest circumference: 46 (50, 53, 58, 62) {65.5, 69, 72.5, 77.5, 82, 86} cm / 18 (19.5, 21, 22.75, 24.5) {25.75, 27.25, 28.5, 30.5, 32.25, 33.75} in, buttoned up. Shown in size 6 years with 8 cm / 3 in of positive ease. Select size that is 5-8 cm / 2-3 in larger than your child’s chest circumference. Body and sleeve lengths can be adjusted.

Gauge
(measured after blocking)
Stockinette stitch: 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm / 4 in, with larger needle(s)
I-cord BO: 24 rows = 10 cm / 4 in, with smaller needle(s)

Materials
Yarn:
300 (350, 350, 450, 500) {550, 650, 750, 800, 900, 1000} m / 330 (385, 385, 495, 550) {605, 715, 825, 880, 990, 1100} yds of DK wool or cotton. Baby sizes up to 12 months (with smaller flower motif) will also work in soft baby acrylic. For best results use smooth yarn with good stitch definition, that blocks well. Shown in KnitPicks Swish DK (100% merino, col. Peapod, 112 m / 123 yds per 50g ball).

Needles and notions:
• 4 mm (US size 6) and 3.5 mm (US size 4) circular needles, 40-120 cm / 16-47 in long, for body
• 4 mm (US size 6) and 3.5 mm (US size 4) needles in you preferred style for knitting small circumferences in the rnd, for flower motif and sleeves
• 3 removable st markers
• scrap yarn
• 3.5 mm (US size E) crochet hook, for circular cast on
• 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) {5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7} buttons, approximately 18 mm / 0.75 in across (add 1 button if you lengthen body by more than 3 cm)

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