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Simnia Cardigan

Simnia Layette
Jan Cullen's Knitting Patterns
Knitting
December 2013
100% Extra Fine Merino 10/28NM DK Weight by Colourmart
Dia Sport by Colour Adventures
Dia Twist DK by Colour Adventures
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
320 - 500 yards (293 - 457 m)
To fit: 40.5, 46, 51 cm/16", 18", 20"; Approx age: Newborn - 12 months
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Simnia Cardigan is a traditional yoke style with a flared skirt. The patterning on the skirt is reminiscent of sea shells. It is a repeat of six stitches and is easy to memorise.
The sleeve and skirt lengths may be adjusted if desired.

The cardigan is worked from the top down seamlessly. Initially you will be working flat in rows from the neckband to the sleeve separation. Sleeve stitches are put on hold while you finish the skirt. Then the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles (circular or DPN’s) and worked seamlessly to the cuff. There are optional short rows to add shaping to the back of the yoke. The button bands are knitted with the rest of the garment in one piece.

The main sample is shown in Lavanda by Colour Adventures.

Notions
4 mm (US 6) needles (circular or DPNs for sleeves)
3.25 mm (US 3) needles (circular or DPNs for sleeves)
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
4 Stitch markers
4 (or more) buttons - about 1 cm/½ inch wide