This is a light cardigan perfect for layering in the spring or summer. A simple and easy-to-memorize texture stitch keeps things interesting while the small pop of color along the bands keeps things fun. Two sleeve options are provided – they can be worked flat and then seamed or picked up along the armholes and worked in one piece from the top down. The cardigan can be worked in Chickadee for a sturdier garment or Finch for a sheerer cover-up. Sample is knit in Finch. My daughter always reaches for this cardigan when the weather is crisp and an extra layer is needed – hopefully your child will too!
Finished Size: 20 (21½, 22¼, 23¾, 26½, 28)” bust circumference to fit 6m (9m, 12m, 2y, 4y, 6y). Samples measures 23¾”.
Yarn: Quince and Co. Finch (100% American wool; 221 yards 202 meters/50 grams); 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins Chanterelle (MC); 1 skein Clay (CC) OR Quince and Co. Finch (100% American wool; 181 yards 166 meters/50 grams); 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 6) skeins Chanterelle (MC); 1 skein Clay (CC).
Needles: Body and sleeves – US size 6 circular needles. Neck band - US size 5 circular needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers; stitch holders; 5 (6, 5, 5, 6, 6) x 5/8” buttons
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette with larger needles. 24 sts and 33 rows = 4” in Oat patt st with larger needles.
1) Body is worked flat in one piece to the armholes. Back and fronts are then worked separately. Shoulders are joined with the three needle bind off.
2) The Oat St increases in st count on WS rows and decreases back to the original st count on the RS rows.
3) Notes on how to BO in Oat St. follows written st patt description below.
4) Two options are presented for sleeves. i) Sleeves can be worked flat and seamed; or ii) Sleeves can be worked top-down and in the round. Sleeves are picked up around the armhole and short rows are then worked to shape sleeve cap. Sleeve is then worked in the round to the cuffs.