Tilias Kofta by Anne B Hanssen
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Tilias Kofta

Knitting
December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
1/2/3years - see under notes for measurements and more information
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Tilias kofta is a sweet, easy-to-wear cross-over cardigan made for the goddaughter of my own daughter. It’s a soft and feminine knit - based upon the idea of my cross-over-cardigan for adults: MarieMarie.

As MarieMarie Tilias kofta has overlapping fronts in stockinette sts and a back worked in lace-pattern. Everything is made seamlessly - both for being comfortable to wear as well as easy to make.

The lower body of the cardigan is worked in one piece and bottom-up, with integrated garter borders. Work is split at armhole height, and fronts and back are worked in seperate pieces. Shoulders are worked together from WS using the three needle bind-off method. Sleeves are made from picked-up stitches around the armhole-openings. They are worked in the round and top-down (which makes it easy to determine the length of the sleeves).

SizesFinished chest 51/59/68cm (20/23/26.7”)
I suggest ages in the pattern: smallest size 1 year, medium size 2 years and up, largest size 3 years and up. Please consider this as very approximate indications - as babies and toddlers differ so much in size.
Please note Some of my test-knitters have found that the neck-opening is too wide, and that the cardigan slip off the shoulders. To avoid this you could:

  1. End decreases for fronts at an earlier Point
  2. Make the edge for neck in rib-st instead of garter st

If you can, take a measurement of the child before getting started (and/or a measurement of a favorite garment.)

Material: I used the soft alpaca Superfine from Ilóyarn to make the cardigan. It is a fingering/4ply weight alpaca - very soft and suitable for baby garments. You could substitute it to any soft fiber (merino, cotton, cashmere…) as long as you respect the gauge.

Gauge: Stocking stitches: 24 sts/34 rows to 10x10cm/4x4”

Knitting skills: Apart from working lace, and working in the round there are no special skills needed.

The pattern: The pattern is clear and easy to follow, with stitch counts along the way, measurements are given in both cm and inches, and there are both row-by-row instructions, a chart for the lace-pattern and a simple schematic.

What’s more; the pattern has been proof read and thouroughly tested by a lovely group of testers. A HUGE thank you to:

                 **- ganymedeknitting
                 - kiwiria
                 - civetta
                 - kushkush
                 - gewalli
                 - helenapower
                 - TantHulda
                 - ksanaO**

Love, Anne