Milly Cardigan by Justine Turner
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Milly Cardigan

Knitting
February 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
420 - 1155 yards (384 - 1056 m)
6 months (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) years.
This pattern is available for $6.00.

Inspired by images of children in 1940s England, Milly combines form and function perfectly. Both utilitarian and pretty with it’s bead stitch stripes on a background of stocking stitch, Milly will take your little girl from tea parties to egg collecting without a care.

Milly is worked in one piece from the top down. The bead stitch pattern is both written and charted.

Milly is part of a three piece collection of sweaters for girls.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited.

Information

Actual chest (child) 45 (48, 53, 57, 62, 66, 70) cm / 18 (19, 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28)”
With its ease of 20% the Milly cardigan will see your child through more than one growth spurt, whilst retaining a nice fit due to the top down raglan shaping.

Yarn
Heritage Organic Merino 100% merino wool.
50g = 167 m /182.5 yds

MC - main colour
384 (480, 576, 672, 730, 960, 1056) m / 420 (525, 630, 735, 798, 1050, 1155) yds

CC1 - contrast colour one
CC2 - contrast colour two
Small amounts of each approximately 5 grams (1/4 oz)
The sample uses three colours, you may choose to use one or more.

Needles
3.25 mm (US 3) 100 cm / 40” circular
Or size needed to achieve gauge

Notions
Darning needle
Four stitch markers
2 holders or scrap yarn
4 (or more) 1/2cm (1/4”) buttons

Gauge
26 sts x 38 rows to 10cm / 4” after blocking but in a relaxed state (the swatch and the knitter!)

Notes
This cardigan is worked flat, the sleeves are worked in the round.