a stylish cardigan for your grouchy little old man
by Emily Wessel
We think it’s hilarious how babies sometimes look like old geezers - so we created this shawl-collared grandpa sweater for your grouchy little old man! Suit him or her up and no matter how grumpy, your child will be stylish. And YES, despite reasonable common-sense notions, babies DO require pockets to store their tiny little pipes, and patches to prevent them from wearing holes through the elbows of their cardigans after years of use!
sizing: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-24 months, 3-4 years)
Finished Chest Measurement: 21” (22”, 23.5”, 25”)
Back of neck to cuff: 11” (11.5”, 12.75”, 15”)
Arm length from underarm: 5.5” (6”, 7.5”, 10”)
materials: worsted weight yarn
Main Colour: 220 (260, 320, 380) yds
Contrast Colour: 110 (140, 200, 220) yds
sample shown in Madelinetosh Vintage in ‘twig’ and ‘grove’
gauge: 20 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch (using larger needles)
needles: US #7 / 4.5mm and US #6 / 4.0 mm (or as req’d to meet gauge); 24” circular and double pointed needles in each size
Pattern includes techniques such as provisional cast-on, picking up stitches, and short-row shaping.
Gramps is part of the book ’9 Months of Knitting’ - you can purchase it individually for $6, or purchase the collection of 9 patterns for $13. Print copies of the book can also be ordered directly from our website.
The hat featured in the photographs is the Hunter Hat from the same pattern collection.
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