Dianthus Baby Cardigan by Kirsten Hipsky

Dianthus Baby Cardigan

October 2013
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
416 yards (380 m)
0-3 mo (3-6 mo, 6-12mo, 12-24mo) (shown in smallest size)
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This pattern is available from yarn.com for $4.99.

The elusive “nalgar” (“raglan” spelled backwards) sleeve construction makes the Dianthus Baby Cardigan a fun, purl-free and nearly seamless knitting project. The luminous colors and great quality of BFL Fingering Hand-Dyed really makes this garment an heirloom. For a machine-washable option, check out Valley Yarns Franklin.

To fit child’s sizes:
0-3 mo (3-6 mo, 6-12mo, 12-24mo) (shown in smallest size)

Finished Measurements:
16 (18, 20, 22)” chest

1 skein Valley Yarns BFL Fingering Hand-Dyed - this yarn has been discontinued and is no longer available (100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 100g/416yds) color Rose Gold

US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needles or size needed to get gauge (specific length not crucial)

Gauge: 22 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch