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Peachick Eyes Cardigan

Knitting
April 2014
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch worked flat
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
380 - 800 yards (347 - 732 m)
12 (18, 24) months, [2, 3, 4]{5-6, 7-8, 9-10} years.
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Peachick Eyes Cardigan is a seamless cardigan for girls worked from top to bottom all in one piece. It features a round yoke which is beautifully ornamented with lace motifs resembling the eyes on a peacock’s tail. Choose short or long sleeves - instructions for both are included.
The cardigan is suitable for wool blends as well as cotton ones. Solid and semi-variegated yarns are highly recommended in order to show the unique beauty of the lace yoke.

Sizes:
12 (18, 24) months, 2, 3, 4{5-6, 7-8, 9-10} years.
Finished measurements around chest: 47.5 (50.5, 53)56, 57.5, 60.5{64, 67, 72} cm / 19 (20.5, 21)22.25, 23, 24{25.5, 26.75, 28.75}”.
The cardigan is intended to be worn with about 2.5 cm / 1” of positive ease around chest.
When you choose a size do not rely solely on age but measure your child’s chest and choose a size about 2.5 cm / 1” larger than the actual chest measurement.

Yarn
Long sleeved version requires approx. 350 (366, 412)460, 503, 550{595, 660, 730} meters / 380 (400, 450)500, 550, 600{650, 720, 800} yards of fingering weight yarn which gives you the correct gauge. Sample shown in Malabrigo Sock: colorway 857 Light of Love.
Recommended yarns: MALABRIGO Sock, MADELINETOSH Tosh Merino Light, COLOUR ADVENTURES Dia Sock, TANIS FIBER ARTS Blue Label Fingering Weight.

Needles
3.25 mm / US #3 circular needle (60 cm / 24” long) and dpns.
2.75 mm / US #2 circular needle (60 cm / 24” long) and dpns.

Other
3 (3, 3)3, 3, 3{4, 4, 4} small buttons (~1 cm / 0.5” diameter), tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn.

Gauge
26 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in St st with bigger needles after washing.
Take time to save time and check your gauge. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.