Petal by Michele Wang


June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Main Pattern Chart with size A needle(s), after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
635 - 1140 yards (581 - 1042 m)
25½ (27, 28¼, 29¾, 32¾)" circumference at chest (buttoned); sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
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Pretty Petal begs for a garden party or fancy-dress tea in the dappled shade with some favorite bears. A tracery of twisted stitches and mock cables grows top down from a circular yoke. Botanical lace ornaments the shoulders, hem, and cuffs, and a dainty row of pearly buttons enhances the vintage appeal. Choose a neutral shade to complement any outfit, a soft pastel for girlish charm, or even a bold red to suit a spirited personality. Worked seamlessly in Loft, this delicate beauty is a pleasure to knit and the perfect topper for special occasions.

The cardigan is worked from the top down beginning with the yoke. The body and sleeves are then divided and stitches cast on for the underarms. The sleeves are placed on hold and the body is worked to the hem. After the sleeves are completed, stitches are picked up along the fronts for the button band and buttonhole band. The collar is worked last.

635 (750, 825, 995, 1140) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
3 (3, 3, 4, 5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Blanket Fort

28 stitches & 37 rows/rounds = 4” in Main Pattern Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 24” (or longer) circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size B (for Collar and Button Bands):
One 24” circular needle (or longer), one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves)

25½ (27, 28¼, 29¾, 32¾)“ circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sized for 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
Sample shown is size 6 (28¼”) on child who normally wears size 8

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.