Library Cardigan by Kate Oates

Library Cardigan

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 - 1000 yards (503 - 914 m)
4 (6, 8, 10, 12)
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Errata available:

errata: p.51: 2 needles sizes are listed in the pattern information but only one size is actually needed to knit this sweater. The sample was worked on Size 7 (4.5) mm needles. Use whatever size needles you need to get gauge throughout the entire project. p.52: Wrong side rows in the decrease section should be worked in rib pat not purled.

Don’t boys look so handsome when studious? The three boys modeling this sweater range from ages 5-7 and vary in size. The stretchy rib on this design makes it particularly grow-able and the cuffs can be folded up to fit shorter arms. It is just as charming worn oversized as it is fitted. This sweater features a couple grow-with-me tips! Shown in size 8. Book includes template for elbow patches and instructions for making your own.

Size: 4 (6, 8, 10, 12)
Finished Chest: 25 (27.25, 29.25, 31.5, 33.75)”
Gauge: 22 sts and 25 rows per 4” in Rib
Yarn: 550 (625, 750, 875, 1000) yards worsted weight yarn, shown in Spud & Chloe Sweater in “Chocolate Milk”
Tools: Size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch markers, awl or leather hole punch,
Notions: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) 1” buttons (shown with Renaissance buttons), scraps of leather for patches, 90” of leather thread for sewing

Pattern Notes

  • Sweater is worked bottom-up with seamless raglan-style sleeves.
  • Collar is picked up and knit and then shaped with short rows.
  • Pockets are knit separately and stitched on.

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