Hopscotch Cardi by Rae Blackledge

Hopscotch Cardi

Knitting
November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in St st with larger needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
200 - 750 yards (183 - 686 m)
6-12m (12-18m, 2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y)
This pattern is available for free.

Whether running around the playground at recess or spending chilly autumn evenings in the backyard, your youngster will stay warm and comfortable in this week’s free Willow Wednesday pattern! Designed by Rae Blackledge for sizes 6 months through 10 years, this cozy cardigan updates a classic style in bright, modern hues that kids will love. The intermediate pattern is knit with Willow Trillium, a washable cotton/silk blend that’s sturdy enough for playtime yet soft on young skin. With 10 bold shades to choose from, you can easily customize this design to fit your child’s personality.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Finished Size
6-12m (12-18m, 2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y)
Chest: 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32)” 51 (56, 61, 66, 71, 76, 81)cm

Materials
• Willow Yarns™ Trillium (78% cotton/22% silk; 85g/154 yds)
o 731827-0002 Pale Dawn (all sizes 1 ball): A
o 731827-0001 Tussah (all sizes 1 ball): B
o 731827-0003 Midnight Sky (all sizes 1 ball): C
o 731827-0009 Mountain Jade (all sizes 1 ball): D
o 731827-00010 Key Lime (all sizes 1 ball): E
• US size 9 (5.5mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• US size 9 (5.5mm) dpns or size needed to obtain gauge
• US size 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needle
• US size 7 (4.5mm) dpns
• Stitch markers
• Waste yarn
• Yarn needle
• 5 (5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 9) 7/8” (2.2cm) buttons

Gauge
16 sts x 22 rows = 4” (10.2cm) St st with larger needle
Save time, check your gauge.

Pattern Notes
Cardigan is worked in one piece from the top down. On smallest sizes top button is for show only as it will be in the v-neck shaping section. You may wish to consider either skipping a closure all together, or using another baby safe closure on the smaller sizes instead of buttons and buttonholes.