Leaf Lace Cardigan (kids) by Ewelina Murach
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Leaf Lace Cardigan (kids)

Knitting
June 2015
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
372 - 1094 yards (340 - 1000 m)
1.5 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years
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Leaf Lace Cardigan is a light top-down raglan cardigan, made in fingering yarn, with an eye-catching leaf lace panel at the back.

The adult version is available here.

A photo tutorial showing how to work multiple decreases used in the leaf lace panel is here.

The pattern was tech edited by Rachel C. Brown

Skills needed
Long tail and backward loop cast-on, stockinette and garter
stitch, increases, decreases, working in the round, short
rows, picking up stitches, working a lace pattern.

Sizes
1.5 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 years) Shown in size 10 years with approx
10 cm/ 4 in of positive ease.
Finished chest circumference (buttoned up):
53 (57.5, 63.5, 68, 73, 77.5, 83.5) cm/ 20.75 (22.75, 25,
26.75, 28.75, 30.5, 32.75) in.
Finished length top of shoulder to hem:
31 (31, 33, 35.5, 41, 44, 51) cm/ 12.25 (12.25, 13, 14, 16.25,
17.5, 20) in.
The cardigan is designed with approx 7 cm/ 2.75 in of
positive ease - if you prefer a closer fit, go one size down
and lengthen the body and sleeves if necessary.

Gauge (measured after blocking)
• 26 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in in St st, with larger
needle
• Lace Panel = 13.5 cm/ 5.3 in wide at the widest point

Materials
Yarn:
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins of Malabrigo Sock (100% merino
wool, 402 m/ 440 yds per 100g, shown in Lettuce) or 340
(400, 520, 610, 750, 880, 1000) m/ 375 (440, 565, 670,
825, 970, 1100) yds of fingering weight yarn. Use yarn that
blocks well.
Needles and notions:
• 3.25 mm (US #3) circular needle, 80 cm/ 31 in long
• 2.75 mm (US #2) circular needle, 80 cm/ 31 in long
• one set of 3.25 mm (US #3) DPNs or long circular
needle in the same size for magic loop
• 6 st markers, 2 of them removable
• scrap yarn
• 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) buttons, approx 18 mm across

Take time to make a gauge swatch. Adjust needle
size, if necessary.

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