Besties by Rachel Brockman

Besties

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
298 - 455 yards (272 - 416 m)
3 mo (6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 2 yr, 4 yr, 6yr)
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This pattern is available for free.

PATTERN NOTES
Besties is a delightful duo of striped, garter stitch cardigans designed with little ones in mind. Play with your favorite color combinations and pair the cardigans with a cute set of buttons. Soft and easy to care for, Adore is the perfect yarn for baby and children’s projects.

This cardigan is worked from the bottom-up in one piece. The body is worked flat, and the fronts and back are separated at the armholes and worked separately. The shoulders are joined using the three-needle method. Then, sleeve stitches are picked up and worked seamlessly in the round from the top-down. The button bands and neck edging are picked up and worked flat. Finally, a 2-stitch I-cord edging in a contrast color puts the finishing touches on this adorable, striped sweater.

SIZES
3 mo (6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 2 yr, 4 yr, 6yr)
Show in 3 mo size.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest Circumference (buttoned): 17¼ (18¾, 20, 22, 23½, 25¼)”
Length: 9 (10½, 12, 13¾, 15¼, 16¾)”

MATERIALS
Universal Yarn Adore (55% superwash merino, 45% acrylic; 100g/273 yds)
Sample 1
• 102 Pale Pink (MC) – 1 skein, all sizes
• 112 Coral (CC1) – 1 skein, all sizes
• 104 Powder (CC2) – 1 skein, all sizes
Sample 2
• 109 Chill Blue (MC) – 1 skein, all sizes
• 130 Capri (CC1) – 1 skein, all sizes
• 104 Powder (CC2) – 1 skein, all sizes
Needle: US Size 6 (4 mm) straight and set of DPNs (for sleeves) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn, stitch marker, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 6) ½” buttons