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Toddler Tradition

by Patons
Patons #723, Tiny Knits
Knitting
January 1995
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in fair isle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
966 - 1771 yards (883 - 1619 m)
6 to 18 mos

Pattern is on page 4 shown on front cover.

“Who could resist this classic cardigan and beret? This traditional fair isle set, for boys or girls, will be treasured always.” -- Patons description.

Additional Gauge:

  • 22 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch .

Sizes:

  • 6/9/12/18 months

Measurements:

  • Chest Measurement: 17/18/19/20.5” (43/45.5/48/52cm)
  • Finished Chest: 21.5/23/24/26” (54.5/58.5/61/66cm)

Materials:

Cardigan:

  • 2 balls of Main Colour B for all sizes of cardigan
  • 1/1/2/2 balls of Contrast Colour A
  • 1/1/2/2 balls of Contrast Colour C
  • 1 ball of Contrast Colour D.
  • 4/4/5/5 Buttons

Beret:

  • 1 ball each of 4 colours for all sizes.

Description:

  • The v-neck, dropped sleeve, Cardigan is knitted in pieces from the bottom up with all-over Fair Isle pattern and the Beret is knitted on straight needles with Fair Isle band.

  • Rated by Patons as “two beehives” -- average ability and experience.

  • Instructions are written with Charts and Schematics included.

NOTE: I would have said it was slightly more challenging than rated. It does not, however, require steeks -- merely darning in a LOT of ends.

NOTE: As usual in both fair isle patterns and in baby patterns with more than one piece, this results in distorted yarn amounts. I needed every bit of the 3 skeins of white but very little of one skein of blue to make the sweater and beret in size 18 months.

NOTE: Beret is easy to convert to knitting in the round.