Paw Print Cardi by Annika Barranti
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Paw Print Cardi

Knitting
July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 - 500 yards (229 - 457 m)
Preemie/doll (newborn, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months)
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From the moment I designed Posy Cardi, I knew I wanted to make a boys’ version. Paw Print Cardi is that sweater! Featuring the same asymmetry and finishing details that make Posy so lovely, with a lace paw print motif up the front.

If you also purchase Posy Cardi (past purchases included), you will receive Paw Print Cardi at a 50% discount. These patterns have identical dimensions and gauge, with very similar design elements.

a note about substituting yarn: Honor is a very drape-y yarn, so although it is a DK you might be happier substituting a sport weight yarn if you use something that has a high wool or cotton content. I do not recommend acrylic for this pattern, but it is YOUR knitting so you should use the yarn that makes you happy.

SIZE
Preemie/doll [newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24 months]
Simon is wearing size 6-12 months

MEASURES
chest: 15.5 [17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22.5] inches (open)

TO FIT
chest: 13 [15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20] inches

GAUGE
22 sts and 30 rows equal 4 inches in st st after blocking

YARN
Lorna’s Laces Honor [70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; 275 yds /100grams]
1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2] skeins Cedar

NEEDLES
US #5 24-inch circular and 2 DPNs (for i-cord) Or needle size to obtain gauge

OTHER MATERIALS
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
4 [4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7] small buttons
Needle & thread for sewing buttons

Technical editing by Joeli Caparco.