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Laughing Carrots

Knitting
December 2007
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
6[7, 8, 9, years old] (shown in size 7); Chest: 28.75[29, 30.25, 32] inches; Length: 17.25[18, 19, 19.75] inches
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: mindfulknitting.myblog.de

From Knitty:

Looking for a cardigan for your son, daughter, nephew, niece or your grandchild? This may be it -- a wonderful warm and funny kids cardigan.

What do you see in the cables? Barbara Walker called it the “Laughing cables” pattern in her fourth treasury; my husband thinks these are drops with faces; my daughter believes it to be little ghosts or Jack O’Lanterns and my son is quite positive they are laughing carrots.

The yarn is so soft, that it turns into a wonderful garment for children and it knits up quickly, you can still knit it for Christmas. The cardigan has a hemline around the body, but none on the sleeves. On the short bit of the sleeve cuff the waffle stitch does not need a hem facing to stay flattish, however, it will curl a little at the bottom of the sweater. I love it as is. If you’re bothered, a simple stockinette hem facing will make the curl go away.