Posy Cardi by Annika Barranti

Posy Cardi

Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 - 500 yards (229 - 457 m)
Preemie/Newborn[0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months]
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Posy’s brother pattern, Paw Print Cardi, is available now, and half price if purchased with Posy.

This cardigan sort of designed itself. All I knew was I wanted it to be asymmetrical and fasten at the top— everything else fell into place as I swatched with the wonderful, new-to-me yarn. Honor has the most amazing drape, perfect for this loosely-fitting baby cardigan, and perfectly soft too.

Little lace flowers gave the cardi its name, and i-cord trimming gives it a tidy appearance without taking too much time. Finish it off with the perfect button!

a note about substituting yarn: Honor is a very drape-y yarn, so although it is a DK you might be happier substituting a sportweight 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, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 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 Lace Honor
(70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; 275 yards per 100 g skein)
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins

Grace is wearing size 24 months in Dusk; Dolly is wearing preemie/doll size in Growth.

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

OTHER MATERIALS
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Button

Technical editing by Chris Church.