Frolic by Luise O'Neill


March 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Lion Brand Cotton Ease works up to the same gauge so is a good alternate yarn choice.


Spring is a time of rebirth, of sunshine, of colour, of carefree light-heartedness at the return of warmth and new life for those of us in the northern climes. The colours in Frolic speak of emerging leaves, bluebells, crocuses and that touch of lingering snow. Life is renewed and it’s time to play.

The Back and 2 Fronts of this little cardigan are knit in one piece; the Back is knit from the hem up to the shoulders at which point new colours are attached and the Right and Left Fronts are knit from the shoulder to the front hem. Once the underarm seams are sewn, the Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armholes and knit to the cuff. Buttonhole Tabs are knit on but if you opt for the Scalloped Buttonholes, they are knit separately and then sewn on.

The Back is knit in Delft Blue, Right Front in Hot Green, Left Front and Right Sleeve in Pale Yellow and Left Sleeve in Summer Prints.

Yarn Requirements:
Hot Green 1(1,2,2,2,2) skeins
Pale Yellow 1(1,2,2,2,2) skeins
Delft Blue 1(2,2,2,3,3) skeins
Summer Prints 1(1,1,2,2,2) skeins

A choice is given of either Buttonhole Tabs or Scalloped Buttonholes. Pattern buttonholes are sized for 1” /2.5cm buttons. Alternative instructions are given for smaller and larger sizes.

Skills Required:
Knit, purl, yarn over, pass yarn over, knit in the round, pick up stitches around armhole edge, increasing and decreasing stitches evenly across a row, sew front and back together, sew on buttons

Removable stitch markers (4)
Stitch holder (1)
Large-eyed needle for sewing side seams
3 Buttons (be sure the buttons are of the proper size to meet current child safety standards)

Pattern includes schematic.

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