Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Favorite Little Girl Knitted Cardigan

It's here!  I finally finished writing up the pattern for My Favorite Little Girl Knitted Cardigan after a few months (some of you may remember I showed this off to you back in November).  This cardigan is a true favorite because of it's cute flare in a pretty simple pattern.  I've had a vision of this sweater in my mind for a while, did some research to see if there was anything like it out there, and couldn't find anything close, so I came up with my own pattern.  It actually came out better than I had hoped.  It's a top down raglan design with Moss stitch at the edges and it's written for sizes 2 yrs, 4 yrs, and 6 yrs.  Madeleine has sported this around a ton already and I can't wait to make her more as she grows.... 


Materials
US 9 (5.5 mm) 24” Circular Knitting Needles US 9 (5.5 mm) DPNS
450 - 650 yards of worsted weight yarn
4 Stitch Markers

Scrap Yarn
4 Buttons (12mm diameter)



Sizes
2yrs(4yrs,6yrs)
To fit chest sizes 21” (23”, 25”)



Gauge
7.5 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches 




7 comments:

  1. Ashley,

    I am one who bought and have knitted up this cute sweater. It was all you say and more. I love it. But I did want to point out that you didn't give instructions for the two fronts of the bodice after they are divided from the sleeves and back. I've been knitting a long time so I figured out what you meant but you might want to have a test knitter do pattern for you before you charge for it to customers. I'd be happy to test knit for you, for $5.50 USD.

    Thanks and best of luck,
    Kyt Eubanks

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  2. Kyt, Thanks for your comment and I'm glad you enjoyed the sweater. I'm very sorry you ran into trouble with the two fronts of the bodice but I'm glad you let me know. I did have this pattern test knitted but I will go back and see if there is something that was missed. I've tried to make sure the pattern indicates how long to knit for the fronts and back once the sleeves have been separated. Please feel free to email me if you have any specific suggestions on how you think the pattern could be made more clear.

    Thanks,
    Ashley

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