Sooty baby cardigan by Vikki Bird

Sooty baby cardigan

June 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1024 - 1251 yards (936 - 1144 m)
0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months
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Izzy, wizzy, let’s get busy with this adorable Sooty cardigan!

The cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up, starting with the Back and Fronts, which are knitted in one piece to the armholes. The Body is knitted in Stocking Stitch with a Garter Stitch border. The Sooty and Hat motifs are knitted into the Body using the intarsia technique. At the Armholes, the Back is separated from the Fronts and each section is knitted to the Neckline. The Sleeves are knitted flat from the bottom up, then seamed in place. The button and buttonhole bands are picked up and knitted in Garter Stitch, then sewn in place. Finally, the Neckband is picked up and knitted in Garter Stitch.

King Cole Merino Blend DK (DK; 104m per 50g ball; 100% Pure New Wool)

3 (4, 4, 5, 5) balls in Turquoise 18 (MC)
1 ball each in Black 48 (CC1), Graphite 702 (CC2), Gold 55 (CC3), Cranberry 703 (CC4), Royal 21 (CC5) and Cinnamon 3298 (CC6)

22 sts x 30 rows = 10cm measured over St st

3.75mm and 4mm straight needles, at least 35cm
You may prefer to use a circular needle for the neckband to accommodate the large number of stitches and to distribute the weight evenly, in which case you’ll need a 3.75m circular needle 40 cm in length

Stitch markers x 10
Waste yarn or stitch holder
Tapestry needle
Buttons x 4 (5, 5, 6, 6), 1 cm diameter

0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months, designed to fit with 7.5cm positive ease
Finished chest: 48.5 (50.5, 52.5, 56, 57.5) cm

This pattern is only available in the supplement to the UK print edition of Knit Now issue 130.