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.

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.