Scrap Book Cardigan by Anne B Hanssen

Scrap Book Cardigan

June 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
295 - 630 yards (270 - 576 m)
Please read more under notes below
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With inspiration from scrap-booking where you put different pieces together for a pleasent harmony, I worked this child cardigan using different stitch-patterns. Along the way I was thinking that this would be the perfect bridesmaids cardigan, or a cardigan for special occasions.. And I really enjoyed working it, it was great fun to knit the different patterns: from the moss-st (seed-st) edges, the petal border, the honeycomb and the roman lace. They all worked so well together:)

Design: Classic lines to ensure the best possible fit for your baby/toddler.

Construction: The cardigan is seamlessly worked bottom-up. Lower body is worked side-to-side, sleeves are worked in-the-round. At underarms body and sleeves are joined and work is continued in one piece. The upper body is shaped by raglan-decreases, Sts are picked up for neckline and button-bands.

Cardigan: finished chest circumference, when buttoned: 3months 41cm/16” / 6months 45cm/16.75” / 9months 48cm/19” / 1 year 52cm/20.5” / 18months 55cm/21.5” / 2y 58cm/23” / 3 y 60cm/23.5” / 4y 63cm/24.75” .

I recommend that you use a sport weight yarn with great stitch-definition. I used the sport weight ”Pashmina” from Madelinetosh to work the cardigan. This yarn comes in skeins of 329meters/360yards. You will need approximately 270/310/350/390/430/480/520/575 meters = 295/340/385/425/470/525/570/630 yards to work the cardi. Yardage might vary from yarn to yarn and from one knitter to another. Needles: Choose needle size to obtain gauge. I used needle size 3.5mm/US4, this is a suggestion only.
For the lower body you might use a circular or straight needles. For the upper body I recommend a circular needle. For the sleeves you might use a set of dpns or a circular needle (if working the magic loop). For the neckline and button-bands you can use a circular or straight needles. Notions: 4 removable stitch-markers, separate holders, buttons 13-15mm/0.5-0.6” across.

The pattern
All measurements are given in cm’s as well as in inches.
All necessary stitch-counts are given.
There is a schematic.
All patterns are written out, row-by-row (round-by-round for sleeves). Please note that there is no chart.

Knitting skills
The pattern gives you the occasion of trying out some new stitch-patterns. However, all the patterns are easy to work, no special skills are needed. To work the cardigan you should be able to cast-on, bind-off, pick up sts, working in the round, working simple decreases and increases.