Teasel

Knitting
April 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Teasel Stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
695 - 1395 yards (636 - 1276 m)
To fit approximate ages 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years
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The Teasel cardigan playfully updates classic shawl-collar style with plenty of bouncy texture in sturdy, springy Arbor. Worked flat and seamed for durability, with a ribbed button band and cozy, short-row shaped collar, Teasel will cheerfully accompany outfits from muddy dungarees to sparkly dresses for years to come.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.


Construction

  • This cardigan is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up, then sewn together.
  • The collar is picked up and worked flat on a circular needle after garment assembly. Short Rows: German Method are used to shape the collar.

Finished Dimensions

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  • 24¼ (25¾, 27½, 30½, 31½, 33)“ [61.5 (65.5, 70, 77.5, 80, 84) cm] circumference at chest (buttoned)
  • To fit approximate ages 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years
  • Pablo is 4 years old, 3’6½“/108 cm tall and is wearing Size 4 with 7½”/19 cm positive ease.
  • Ivy is 5 years old, 3’8¾“/113.5 cm tall and is wearing Size 4 with 8½”/21.5 cm positive ease.

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

  • 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) Skeins
  • Photographed in color Treehouse

Yardage

  • 695 (845, 950, 1135, 1265, 1395) yards [636 (773, 869, 1038, 1157, 1276) meters] of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 22 stitches & 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in Teasel Stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles and/or a 16”/40 cm or longer circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 32”/80 cm or longer circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 16”/40 cm or longer circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

2x2 Tubular Cast On
Video — Directional M1 Increases
Video — Short Rows: German Method
Video — Sloped Bind Off
2x2 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
One Row Buttonhole
Seaming 101
Blocking 101
Knitwear Care

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate