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Thirsty Rose

Knitting
February 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
420 - 1050 yards (384 - 960 m)
3 mts (6 mts, 12 mts, 18 mts, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8 yrs, 10 yrs)
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Simple and stylish, this cardigan can be worn open with a draped front or crossed over and buttoned to stay cosy. Knitted from the top down in one piece this cardigan is fast to knit with minimal finishing. A wide range of sizes make this a great knit for girls of all ages.

SIZE
To fit actual chest circumference up to: 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.
Suggested ages: 3 mts (6 mts, 12 mts, 18 mts, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs, 8 yrs, 10 yrs)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: 18.75 (19.5, 21.25, 22.25, 23, 25, 26.75, 29.25, 30.25)”/ 47.5 (49.5, 54, 56.5, 58.5, 63.5, 68, 74.5, 77) cm, with front bands overlapped
Length: 11.75 (12.5, 13.5, 14, 16, 16.75, 18, 18.75, 20) ”/ 30 (32, 34.5, 35.5, 40.5, 42.5, 45.5, 47.5, 51) cm
Note: This does not include Garter Stitch Collar.

Size 25” / 63.5cm modeled on a 4 year old with 2”/ 5 cm of positive ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn

Studio Donegal ‘Soft Donegal’ (100% Wool, 190 m/ 210 yds per 100g); color: #5230: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

Needles & Notions
1 US size 8 / 5mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm long
1 set US size 8 / 5mm double-point needles
Stitch markers; waste yarn; tapestry needle; 1 button approx 1.25”/ 3cm diam.

GAUGE
18 sts / 24 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in st st
17 sts / 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in garter st

TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED IN PATTERN:
Garter stitch in the round, single row button hole, cable cast on and backwards loop cast on.