Petra Cardigan for Littles by Sheila Toy Stromberg
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Petra Cardigan for Littles

December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Estonian Starflower Lace (given in pattern)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 1000 yards (366 - 914 m)
Newborn (3 month, 6 month, 9 month) (12 month, 18 month, 2 toddler) (3 toddler, 4 toddler, 5-6 year old, 7-8 year old)
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If you purchased the other Petra Cardigan pattern, you will automatically get a discount on this pattern when you check out! The price will match the ebook price, so you don’t end up paying more. Thank you for your interest in these designs!

If you are ready to create an heirloom garment for your little loved one to enjoy and pass on, this is the pattern for you! Gorgeous Estonian flower lace adorns this seamless cardigan to create a show-stopping piece as special as your little girl. The classic shape and elegant details will ensure this little cardigan is treasured for years to come.

Sizes: All child sizes included in this pattern! Newborn (3 month, 6 month, 9 month) (12 month, 18 month, 2 toddler) (3 toddler, 4 toddler, 5-6 year old, 7-8 year old) to fit the following actual chest measurements:

Newborn: 15”/ 38 cm
3 Month: 16”/ 40.5 cm
6 Month: 17”/ 43 cm
9 Month: 18”/ 45.5 cm
12 Month: 19”/ 48 cm
2T: 21”/ 53.5 cm
3T: 22”/ 56 cm
4T: 23”/58.5 cm
5 – 6 years: 24 ½”/ 62 cm
7 – 8 years: 26 ½”/ 67.5 cm

Yarn Yardage: Please note this is an estimate only! I like to have a bit extra just in case. This should be a generous estimate, but everyone’s gauge is a little different.
NB: 275 yards/250 meters
3 mo: 325 yards/300 meters
6 mo: 350 yards/320 meters
9 mo: 400 yards/365 meters
12 mo: 450 yards/400 meters
18 mo: 500 yards/460 meters
2T: 550 yards/500 meters
3T: 600 yards/550 meters
4T: 650 yards/600 meters
5 – 6 years: 725 yards/660 meters
7 – 8 years: 825 yards/750 meters

Techniques: Advanced lace techniques, read a chart, knitting in the round, casting on in the middle of a row, picking up stitches, and blocking.
Note: This is not a pattern for beginners to lace! You should be well adept at lace before beginning this pattern.

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Knitorious S H E

(If you have downloaded version 2, these errors have already been corrected and you can ignore this!)

Version 1 Errata:

There is an error in the Swatching section on page 8. The swatch should say:

Knit a swatch by casting on 31 stitches loosely on the medium/size US 3/3.25 mm size needles. The same needles will be used for the entire gauge swatch.

  • Knit 3 rows to create a garter band.

  • Wrong side: Knit 1 stitch. Purl to the last stitch. Knit 1 stitches.

  • Knit 1 stitches. Beginning on stitch 1 of the chart, work row 33 of the Estonian Starflower chart all the way to the end, stitch 45. Then, knit 1 selvage stitch on the other side of the chart.

  • Work all wrong side rows as established.

  • Continue on as established, working rows 35 – 47 of the Estonian Starflower chart.

  • Repeat rows 33 – 39 of the Estonian Starflower chart.

  • Knit 3 rows to create a garter band.

  • Bind off.

There was an error on the Sleeve Charts on page 10. The “Shift 1 Left” and “Shift 1 Right” should read:

1 Shifted Left – This row has 1 fewer stitches at the beginning of the row than indicated on the chart. Work the first stitch cluster as knit 4 instead of the indicated knit 5. All the remaining clusters are the same until the last stitch. There will be 1 extra stitch at the end of the row. Knit it.

1 Shifted Right – This row has 1 extra stitch at the beginning of the row. Knit this extra stitch. Work as indicated by the chart to the last stitch cluster. This cluster will have 1 fewer stitches than indicated. Work the last stitch cluster as knit 4 instead of the indicated knit 5.

If you have downloaded the update, this has been corrected already.