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Sideways Dude

Sideways Set
SparrowPlay
Knitting
July 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Sideways Rib Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
219 - 547 yards (200 - 500 m)
3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months
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Sideways Dude - a fun, unisex design - is the first pattern in the Sideways Set ebook.

It is a quick, baby knit and sized for toddlers as well. The unusual construction and the mix of garter and stockinette should make for a stimulating knit that results in a cosy, textured and classic cardigan.

Tip 1: This cardigan is a great unisex gift for new babies. Knit it ahead of time in a neutral colour and make buttonholes on both sides. When the baby is born, sew the buttons onto the left for a girl, the right for a boy, and AT THE SAME TIME sew the obsolete buttonholes closed.

Tip 2: 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:
cast on
cast off
knitting
purling
knitting flat
Familiarity with stocking stitch/stockinette

Advanced Beginner Skills needed:
knitting in the round
decreasing – k2tog, ssk
increasing - kfb

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

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

File Size: Approximately 3.1Mb.

Acknowledgments: Many thanks to a very helpful stash of testers from all around the world - REJ, celia, dover, nattiknitter, indigo13, saun0098, KintitKim, Timici, Rainyt, DeeHarg, Rhianne and vintagenettles.

SparrowPlay group here.

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