Granny's Favorite Children's Cardigan by Georgie Hallam
When Little Red Riding Hood went to visit her grandmother it is probable that she was expecting to receive another new knit. That would explain why she’d stopped to pick flowers in the wood; to show her thanks. Little Red just adores her granny’s knits!
This little cardigan, is quite possibly Granny’s favorite to knit; it’s her go-to pattern.
This pattern is written for DK-weight yarn. Choose from a variety of speckled skeins from our many ready-to-ship colorways, or browse our semi-solid skeins ready-to-ship. We also have speckled skeins dyed-to-order or semi-solid skeins dyed-to-order for even more choices - make sure you choose DK weight from these colorway options. Check here for ready-to-ship kits using this pattern.
Knit top down and seamlessly, this cardigan features a quaint little lace pattern around the circular yoke and cuffs. Body is knit flat and sleeves are knit in the round.
Granny is a bit of a yardage chicken flirt, so this pattern gives her the opportunity to change both sleeve and body length to suit, when her yarn gives her an unexpected surprise…. just like the wolf!
Sample garment is knit from just 200g of yarn, with dress length body and middie length sleeves
Instructions for lace yoke are both charted and written.
For best fit, choose size based on actual chest measurement rather than age.
To fit actual chest measurement of:
15-21: 15/38 (16/40.5, 17c/43, 18/45.5) [19/48, 20/51, 21/3.5]
22-30: 22/56 (23/58.5, 24/61, 25/63.5) [26/66, 27/68.5, 28/71, 30/76]
Finished garment chest measurement:
15-21: 17½/44.5 (18½/47, 19½/49.5, 20½/52) [21½/54.5, 22½/57, 23½/59.5]
22-30: 24½/62.5 (25½/64.5, 26½/67.5, 27½/70) [28½/72.5, 29½/75, 30½/77.5, 32/81.5]
This is a classic fitting garment with approximately 2½“/6.5cms of positive ease. This ease is already incorporated into the sizing.
Sample shown in the 22” size with 7 years middie sleeves and dress length on a seven year old with a 22” chest.
Knit and purl
Long-tail cast on
Working small circumferences in the round
Working from charts
Picking up stitches
The yardage included is for the maximum, long sleeves and full body length and is a generous estimate.
15-21: 220/205 (250/230, 300/275, 350/320) [400/365, 450/415, 510/470]
22-30: 570/520 (630/580, 700/640, 770/705) [840/770, 920/840, 1000/915, 1100/1005] yards/metres.
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