Sugar Plum Cardigan by Jennifer Beaumont
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Sugar Plum Cardigan

Knitting
January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and stranded color work
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
325 - 950 yards (297 - 869 m)
3 months (6 mo, 12 mo, 2T, 4, 6, 8, 10 ) Finished Chest Circumference: 18 (19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29 1/2, 31)” / 46 ( 48.5, 53.5, 61, 66, 71, 75, 79) cm
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“Clara’s favorite is the Sugar Plum Fairy who moved so gracefully she appeared to float on air.”

In the Land of the Sweets, the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns supreme. This is a cardigan that demands center stage with stranded color work patterns sparkling from shoulder to hem. Worked from the top down and in the round, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

This pattern is included as part of thePixelated Sweater Collection ebook with Little Pixels Pullover andPixellated Pullover. If you have previously purchased one of these patterns, receive a discounted price on the collection, by using the codes “Pixelated” for a previous purchase of Pixelated Pullover (receive 50% off the collection) or “Little Pixels” for a previous purchase of the two other children’s patterns (receive 55% off) or “Little One” (Little Pixels) or “Sugar Plum” (Sugar Plum Cardigan) for a previous purchase of just one of the children’s sweaters for 40% off the collection.

SIZES
3 months (6 mo, 12 mo, 2T, 4, 6, 8, 10)
Finished Chest Circumference: 18 (19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29 1/2, 31)” / 46 ( 48.5, 53.5, 61, 66, 71, 75, 79) cm
Shown in size 2T on a 21” chest with 3” ease. The fabric will be a little thicker (and warmer!) due to the stranded patterns, so I recommend selecting a size with a extra ease (at least 2” to 4” larger than actual chest measurement.)

GAUGE
20 sts and 24 rows = 4”/ 10cm in stockinette, and in stranded stockinette on larger needles after blocking. To ensure proper fit, please take time to check gauge in stockinette and in colorwork pattern.

YARN
dk weight yarn that can be knit in stockinette and stranded stockinette colorwork at pattern gauge. Sample shown in MADELINETOSH TOSH DK, 220 yards per skein:
“pop rocks”— 1(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein or 50 (58, 67, 81, 99, 115, 136, 155) yards / 46 (53, 61, 74, 90, 105, 124, 142) meters
“natural”— 1(1, 1, 1, 1,1, 2, 2) skein(s) or 150 (176, 201, 146, 177, 207, 245, 280) yards / 138 (161, 185, 134, 163, 189.5, 224, 256) meters
“sugar plum”— 1(1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) or 126 (147, 168, 180, 219, 255, 302, 344) yards / 115 (134, 154, 165, 200, 233, 276, 314) meters
“carnation”— -(-, -, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein or - (-, -, 101, 123, 143, 170, 194) yards / - (-, -, 93, 113, 131, 155, 177) meters

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 / 4 mm circular knitting needle in 32”/ 80 cm length, or preferred length for knitting sweater body in the round*
US 6 / 4 mm needles in preferred style for knitting sleeves in the round*
US 4 / 3.5mm needles in 32” / 80 cm length or preferred length for knitting sweater hem in the round
US 4 / 3.5mm needles in preferred style for knitting sleeve hem in the round
tapestry needle
6 stitch markers
or size to obtain gauge

The baby version of the sweater (sizes 3 mo to 12 mo) will only have two chart repeats worked in a maximum of three colors, ending with color 3 at the hem. The sleeves will be solid and worked in Color 2 (not stranded, except for corrugated ribbing.)

Technical editing by Chaitanya Muralidhara.
This pattern was test knit.