Giraffe Cardigan by Samantha Main

Giraffe Cardigan

by Samantha Main
April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch knitted flat & unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
98 - 131 yards (90 - 120 m)
Medium Preemie (3-4lbs/32cm chest), Large Preemie (5-6lbs/36cm chest), Newborn (7-8lbs/40cm chest), 0-3 Months (9-10lbs/44cm chest)
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This cardigan was designed in order to raise funds to help the continued running of Colchester Zoo during the COVID-19 temporary closure. The Colchester Zoo logo features the outline of a giraffe, and so the design includes a small giraffe silhouette on the front left hand side of the cardigan. 100% of profits from the sale of this pattern will be donated directly to Colchester Zoo.

This is a top-down raglan shaped cardigan, designed for medium preemies, large preemies, and newborn babies. For ease and speed the collar, hems, and button band are all knitted as you go.

This is a quick and simple design that looks good in any colour. One piece. No seams. Finished in approximately 3-6 hours, depending on the size made.

~ Any standard DK weight yarn (approx 300m/ 100g) - uses 30-40g plus approx 5g in a contrast colour
~ 4.0mm knitting needles
~ Stitch Markers
~ 4 or 5 buttons buttons
~ Darning Needle

Difficulty: Beginner
Skills Used:
~ Knit & Purl
~ Increases & Decreases
~ Selvedge Edge

~ Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows
Over 10cm x 10cm of stocking stitch unblocked
~ Finished Measurements: Medium Preemie (3-4lbs with a 32cm chest), Large Preemie (5-6lbs with a 36cm chest), Newborn Baby (7-8lbs with a 40cm chest), 0-3 Month Baby (9-10lbs with a 44cm chest)