Verde Cardigan by EweKnit Toronto

Verde Cardigan

Knitting
March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
256 - 768 yards (234 - 702 m)
0-3 mo (3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, Child 2, Child 4)
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DESCRIPTION
A straight-forward top down raglan style cardigan for babies and yound children.

Designed by Claudia Q for Eweknit

TECHNIQUE USED
Long-tail cast-on
Working Garter stitch flat and in the round
Working Stockinette stitch flat and in the round
Increasing and decreasing
Backward Loop cast-on
Short rows (optional)
Working with DPNs (optional)
Working yarn overs
Binding off

MATERIALS
Yarn
Sweetgeorgia Superwash DK (DK weight; 100% merino; 256 yards / 234 metres per 115 g)
1* (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins in hemlock

  • Size 0-3 mo uses almost exactly an entire skein of Sweetgeorgia Superwash DK. It is advisable to have a second skein on hand for swatching purposes, and just in case!

Needles
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle, 16” / 40 cm for baby sizes (24” / 60 cm for Child sizes)

A set of 3.5mm (US 4) Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) or needle in your preferred style for working small circumferences in the round
or needles required to obtain correct gauge

Notions
4 stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle, eight 7/16” / 1 cm buttons

GAUGE
22 sts & 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on 3.5mm (US 4) needles, blocked.

SIZES
0-3 mo (3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-18 mo, Child 2, Child 4). To be worn with approx. 2” / 5 cm positive ease.
See finished measurements below.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Finished Chest Circumference (buttoned): 18¼ (19¾, 21¼, 22½, 24¾, 26¼)” / 46.5 (50, 54, 57, 63, 67) cm
Yoke Depth: 3½ (3¾, 4, 4½, 4¾, 5)” / 9 (10, 10.5, 11, 12, 12.5) cm
Body Length to Underarm: 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 10)” / 16.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 25.4) cm
Upper Arm: 7 (7¼, 7½, 8, 8¾, 9)” / 17.5 (18.5, 19, 20, 22, 23) cm
Sleeve Length to Underarm: 6 (6½, 7, 7½, 8, 9½)” / 15 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 24} cm

PATTERN NOTES
This sweater is worked from the top down with raglan shaping. It is worked back and forth in rows to create a cardigan that opens at the front. The sleeves are knit in the round. Optional short rows can be worked at the back bottom hem to add some shaping. The pattern is written for double pointed needles, however an alternate method of working small circumferences can be used, such as Magic-Loop.