Sideways Babe by Allison Britt
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Sideways Babe

September 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
201 - 466 yards (184 - 426 m)
3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months
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A quick and fun sideways knit for a feminine, versatile, year-round cardigan. Short sleeves for the warmer seasons, then add the detachable sleeves and your little girl stays toasty when its cold. Or keep it simple with classic long sleeves.

Sideways Babe is the second pattern in the Sideways Set ebook.

Sizes are 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months.
Finished chest sizes are 46, 48, 51, 53, 56, 59 and 61 cm /18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 inches.

The pattern explains how to adapt the length of the cardigan, so if your four- or five-year old has a narrow chest you can easily knit one of the larger sizes with added length.

OR check out Sideways Big Babe, the big sister version of Sideways Babe, sized from 2 to 16 years.

Tip: For a matching hat, try the free Rainbow Ridge Beanie. Originally designed as a scrap buster, it also works beautifully in a solid colour. The garter ridges on the hat reflect the texture on the cardigan.

Beginner Skills needed:
long tail cast on
cast off
knitting flat
familiarity with stocking stitch/stockinette

Advanced Beginner Skills needed:
knitting in the round
decreasing – k2tog, ssk
increasing - yo
picking up a stitch

Intermediate Skills needed (explained in pattern):
provisional crochet cast-on
crochet cast on
Three-needle bind-off

Crochet skills needed:
ability to crochet a simple row of single stitches.

File Size: Approximately 3.4 Mb.

Acknowledgments: Many thanks to a very helpful stash of testers from all around the world - REJ, love2knitnpurl, sarahsh123, celia, maritere, Rhianne, DJdee, dondon, mom2Twinks, LisaStrikk, carolBuz, LaLaLaClaire, katyknits and indigo13.

SparrowPlay group here.

Copyright statement: Please respect my copyright and do not duplicate this pattern other than for personal use. Do not steal this pattern by selling it for your own profit or giving copies of it away. I am an independent designer and it took a lot of work to create and write up this pattern.

If you have purchased this pattern, I regard any items you make from it as your own creative work and thus you may dispose of them as you wish – gifts, fundraising, charity knitting, even cottage-selling. I reserve the right to negotiate a different arrangement for larger scale commercial enterprises.

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