Paws Cardigan by Kate Strikker

Paws Cardigan

February 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
240 - 710 yards (219 - 649 m)
newborn - 6y
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Knit in DK weight yarn, it’s warm and cosy for the cooler weather, but not too bulky to get in the way of active playing. The yarn needs to have a high percentage of a natural fibre as it really needs to be blockable – and choose a machine-washable yarn for maximum enjoyment!

The cardigan is knit in a bottom up, very-almost-seamless construction – there are just a few places where a few stitches or a bit of grafting is required. In this construction, the sleeves and body are knit to the underarms, where they are then joined together and raglan decreases form the yoke. I’ve included a couple of interesting techniques to make the paw print motifs and the increases – some of these may be unfamiliar, so I’ve also made some short videos to help those who prefer to see them in action.

4Nov13: Often on patterns I find the caveat that knitters may not sell items made with the pattern. After a lot of thought and research I have decided that I don’t agree with this statement. I don’t believe that the designer has any rights over the finished product, so, if you’re handknitting and you want to sell items made from my patterns - Best of Luck, and Go For It! I think handknitting for a living must be quite a challenge, so you need all the luck I can give you. Of course, my rights DO cover the patterns themselves, so you mustn’t copy or distribute them.