Virginia Clemm by Kristen Jancuk

Virginia Clemm

Knitting
February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
375 - 950 yards (343 - 869 m)
12m (18m, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10); finished chest circumference 20 (21 ½, 23 ½, 24 ½, 26 ¾, 28 ½, 30 ¾)”/50 ½ (54 ½, 59 ½, 62, 68, 72 ½, 78) cm
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This pattern is the kids’ version of Annabel Lee, and is part of the Charm City Kids collection! Purchase the complete 6-pattern collection for $11.99, or get both Charm City Kids and Charm City Knits for $19.99--no coupon code needed!

Kids outgrow their clothes so quickly, sometimes before we can finish knitting them! The original Annabel Lee cardigan has been renamed for Poe’s wife, the young Virginia Clemm, and reworked for little girls as a top-down sweater that’s easy to add length to, with raglan shaping and full-length sleeves.
Paying homage to the fashions of Poe’s day, the cabled fronts of this cardigan mimic the ruffles and pleats that adorned the bodices of women’s dresses. The cable design is repeated on the back, expanding at the small of the back, as a bow would.

Sizes: 6-12m (12-18m, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10); finished chest circumference 20 (21 ½, 23 ½, 24 ½, 26 ¾, 28 ½, 30 ¾)”/50 ½ (54 ½, 59 ½, 62, 68, 72 ½, 78) cm; to be worn with 1-3” positive ease.
Sample shown is size 4 worn with approx. 1”+ ease.

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in st st, blocked

Yarn: The Fiber Seed Sprout DK, 90% SW merino wool, 10% nylon (225yd/100g): 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins in Celeste
Or approximately 375 (450, 525, 600, 700, 800, 950) yd DK weight yarn.

Needles: US 5/3.75 mm 24”/60 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge
US 4/3.5 mm 24”/60 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or one size smaller than needle used for gauge

Notions:
Stitch markers
Cable needle
Yarn needle
Scrap yarn
6-8 ½”/12 mm buttons