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Spud Murphy

Knitting
February 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
450 - 1100 yards (411 - 1006 m)
Chest: 18.25 (21, 22, 23.5, 24.5, 26.25, 29, 30.75, 31.5)”/ 46.5 (53.5, 56, 60, 62.5, 67, 73.5, 78, 80) cm, including 1”/2.5cm button band.
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My youngest son likes soft materials. While cotton is his favorite, it doesn’t really provide the necessary warmth for winter. This cotton/ wool mixture is a great compromise, soft as cotton but still with the extra warmth of wool.
You can be as adventurous as you like with your color combinations - the larger blocks of solid color help to unify the whole piece.
The cardigan shown is for a boy but by adjusting the colors and the side the buttons fasten (as detailed in pattern) it is truly a unisex pattern.

Knit from the bottom up in one piece, this is a fun knit that has lots of tidy knitterly details (I-cord pocket edging and buttonholes and underarm grafting) to make for a great end product.

SIZE
Actual Chest Size: 17 (19, 20, 20.5, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28.5)”/ 43 (48.5, 51, 52, 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 68.5, 72.5) cm.
Approx. Age: 3mts (6mts, 12mts, 18mts, 2yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8yrs, 10yrs)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 18.25 (21, 22, 23.5, 24.5, 26.25, 29, 30.75, 31.5)”/ 46.5 (53.5, 56, 60, 62.5, 67, 73.5, 78, 80) cm, including 1”/2.5cm button band.
Length: 11.75 (13.25, 13.75, 14.5, 15.5, 16.75, 18, 19.25, 20.75)”/30 (33.5, 35, 37, 39.5, 42.5, 45.5, 49, 52.5) cm
Note: Choose a size that is 1-3”/2.5-7.5cm larger than actual chest measurement for loose fit.
(Sample shown is 5 year old in size 29”/73.5cm with 3”/7.5cm positive ease)

MATERIALS
Yarn
Spud & Chloe ‘Sweater’ (55% Wool, 45% Organic Cotton; 146m/160yds per 100g skein);
colors:
MC #7503 Root Beer; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
CC1 #7515 Cider 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
CC2 #7506 Toast 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins

Note: For sample in size 29”/73.5cm, all of CC1 was used, you may want extra to ensure you don’t run out.

Recommended needle size
1 US size 8/5mm circular needle, 32”/80cm
1 US size 7/4.5mm circular needle, 32”/80cm
1 set US size 8/5mm dpns (for applied I-cord)
(If you wish to work sleeves using dpn rather than magic loop: 1set US size 7/4.5mm dpns.)
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.

Notions
4 Stitch markers; waste yarn; tapestry needle; 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) split ring markers, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) buttons approx .75”/2cm diam.