Chamomile cardigan by Lisa Chemery

Chamomile cardigan

Knitting
May 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
350 - 900 yards (320 - 823 m)
3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo, 10yo)
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This design is part of The Cottage Garden collection ,which was inspired by the world of Beatrix Potter, hobbits and my own childhood memories of my grandmother’s cottage garden.
It is available both as an individual pattern and as part of this eBook.

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A lovely, girly cardigan with just enough lace to make it special, but not so much that it becomes fussy and gets in the way of garden adventures!

CONSTRUCTION:

This garment is knit seamlessly from the top down, with knit-as-you-go button bands. The pattern gives the option to work a few short rows at the back neck for a more fitted neckline. The yoke is worked flat using raglan increases then sleeve stitches are put on hold while the body of the cardigan is worked in one piece, with a lace band just below the underarms. The sleeve stitches are then worked in the round.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, yarn over, working a simple lace pattern (both a chart and written instructions are provided), binding off.

SIZES:

  • 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo, 10yo)

  • To fit chest sizes 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5, // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5, 71) cm.

  • Garment chest at underarms: 17.75 (19.25, 19.75, 20.75 // 22.25, 24.25, 26.25, 27.5, 29.5) inches or 45 (49, 50, 52.5 // 56.5, 61.5, 66.5, 70, 75) cm.

In general it’s best to go by the child’s actual chest measurement when selecting the appropriate size. The age labels are just general guidelines. You can also choose a size according to how much ease you’d like the garment to have.

YARN REQUIREMENTS:

Approximately 350 (400, 450, 500 // 550, 650, 750, 850, 950) yds or 320 (366, 411, 457 // 503, 594, 686, 777, 869) meters of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino 55% Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere ; 137yd/125m per 50g/1.76oz ball or similar sport weight yarn.

NEEDLES:

  • US 4 or 3.5 mm circular needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge)
  • matching set of double pointed needles (for sleeves)
  • US 3 or 3.25 mm circular needle (or one size smaller than needles used to match stockinette gauge)
  • matching set of double pointed needle (for sleeve cuffs)

NOTIONS:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 2 pieces of scrap yarn
  • 5 (6, 6, 7 // 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) buttons ½-inch or 1.3 cm in diameter

GAUGE:

24 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking using larger needles.