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Nerodia Cardigan (Baby/Child)

Knitting
August 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
470 - 1170 yards (430 - 1070 m)
12 mo - 12 yrs
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I created this design in honor of the
Chinese Year of the Snake (although it would also be suitable for a little member of Slytherin!. The Chinese
zodiac is a 12 year cycle, with a different
animal for each year; in addition,
each year is also associated with one of
five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal
or water). 2013 is the year of the Water
Snake; water snakes belong to the genus
Nerodia.

For a blog post on the design process for this pattern, click here.

Difficulty is Intermediate: Skills include cable knitting,
reading charts, picking up stitches,
and working in the round.

Snake band is worked sideways; body
stitches are then picked up from long
side of band. Sleeves are worked in the
round to the underarms, then joined to
body; the yoke is worked flat. Instructions
for the snake band are given in
chart form. Cardigan closes with snaps
sewn to front bands; buttons are sewn
over snaps. Beaded snake eyes and
embroidered snake tongues add a bit of
whimsy!

Pattern includes instructions for seven sizes, intended for approximately the following ages: 12 mo (24 mo, 2-4 yr, 4-6 yr, 6-8 yr, 10 yr, 12 yr). Sample shown is 12 mo size.

Chest circumference: 21.25 (23.25, 25.25, 27.25, 29.25, 31.25, 33.25) in / 54 (59, 64, 69, 74, 79, 84) cm

Length: 11.75 (12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 16, 17.75, 19.25) in / 30 (32, 34.5, 37, 40.5, 45, 49) cm

Sleeve length to underarm: 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 11, 12, 13.5, 15) in/ 19 (21.5, 24, 28, 30.5, 34.5, 38) cm

Sleeve circ at underarm: 8.75 (9.25, 9.75, 10.25, 10.75, 11, 11.25) in / 22 (23.5, 24.5, 26, 27, 28, 29) cm