Mabel by Fiona Alice
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Mabel

Knitting
September 2016
Rico Linea Botanica
Aran (8 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
0-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs
This pattern is available for free.

SIZES
To fit: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-4 years) Finished chest: 43.5 (49.5, 55, 61)cm / 171⁄4 (191⁄2, 213⁄4, 24)in Length down centre back: 27 (30.5, 33, 35.5)cm / 101⁄2 (12, 13, 14)in
Sleeve length from underarm: 13 (15, 18, 23) cm / 5 (6, 7, 9)”
Samples shown: size 0-6 months (purple/ochre version). Size 1-2 (grey/cream version).

YARN
Rico Linea Botanica (aran/heavy worsted weight; 100% Organic wool dyed with natural dyes; 130m / 142yds per 50g skein)
Ochre sample:
A: Violacea (005); 1 (1, 1, 1) skein
B: Flava (003); 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins
Grey and cream sample:
A: Alba (001); 1 (1,1,1) skein
B: Caerula (006); 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular knitting needle, 80-100cm (32-40in) length
Note: The main body of the cardigan is knit back and forth in rows with the sleeves worked in the round using the magic loop technique. If preferred you can use long straight knitting needles for the body and double-pointed needles for the sleeves.
Scrap yarn
6 stitch markers
Tapestry needle
3 x 10mm (1⁄4in) Brass Mini buttons available from Loop
Matching needle and thread

TENSION
21 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch on 4.5mm needles after blocking.
Take time to check your tension to ensure an accurate finish.