Designed exclusively for A Yarn Story by Dani Sunshine this cute little cardi was inspired by Dani's daughter Juliette.
This sweet cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down. The back and shoulders are cast on first, and shaped with raglan increases, the fronts are then cast on and worked together with the yoke. A lace panel is worked down the front of the sweater, which is in reverse stockinette stitch. The sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch in the round. Short rows are used to shape the bottom of the sweater. The hems and neckline are finished with garter stitch. It’s a good idea to read the pattern thoroughly before you begin
Approx 230 (280, 340, 420) 500, 580, 680
yards of DK weight yarn we used Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK
US 6 / 4mm circular needle for yoke, body & sleeves.
US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle (80cm+) for cuffs, hem & edging.
8 stitch marker for raglan increases, plus 4 stitch markers in a different colour for lace pattern, holders / waste yarn, tapestry needle, 3 (3, 3, 3) 5, 5, 5 small buttons.
Instructions are given for size 6 months with sizes (1, 2, 4) 6, 8, 10 years in parentheses. To fit chest size: 17 (19, 21, 23) 24, 26.5, 28 inches / 43 (48, 53.5, 58.5) 61, 67, 71 cm with approx. 2 inches / 5 cm of positive ease.
22 st and 30 rows = 4 inch square (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles.