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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FINISHED GARMENT. THIS IS A PATTERN, i.e. INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THE GARMENT. This listing is for a PDF pattern containing directions to knit the Alouette cardigan. The pattern will be available for download as soon as your payment clears (You will not receive a physical paper copy of the pattern. You will receive an email with a link to download the file). Please not that if you pay via eCheck on Paypal, it can take 3-5 days for your payment to be confirmed by Paypal.
*** “Alouette, gentille alouette…” As sweet as a whimsical children’s song, this little cardigan is the prefect addition to a little girl’s wardrobe. Straightforward to knit with its top-down construction and pretty stitch pattern, it features lovely details such as the subtle flare at the top of the 3/4 sleeves, which echoes the overall swingy shape.
This garment is knit seamlessly from the top down, with the button bands worked as you go. The yoke is worked flat using raglan increases then sleeves stitches are put on hold while the body of the cardigan is worked in one piece. The ¾ length sleeve stitches are then worked in the round. ***
SKILLS REQUIRED: Casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, yarn over, working a stitch pattern using elongated stitches (explanations/link to video tutorial provided), binding off.
To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm. Garment chest at underarms: 17.5 (19, 20.25, 21.5 // 22.75, 25, 27.5, 30) inches or 44.5 (48, 51.5, 54.5 // 58, 63.5, 70, 76) cm.
YARN REQUIREMENTS: Approximately 300 (350, 400, 450 // 500, 600, 700, 800) yds or 274 (320, 366, 411 // 457, 549, 640, 731) meters of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino 55% Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere ; 137yd/125m per 50g/1.76oz ball or similar sport weight yarn.
GAUGE: 24 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking using larger needles. 26 sts x 38 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in embroidery stitch after blocking using larger needles.
NEEDLES / NOTIONS: - US 4 or 3.5 mm circular needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge). - matching set of double pointed needles (for sleeves) - US 3 or 3.25 mm circular needle (or one size smaller than needles used to match stockinette gauge). - matching set of double pointed needle. - 8 stitch markers - tapestry needle - 2 pieces of scrap yarn - 5 (6, 6, 6 // 6, 7, 7, 8) buttons ½-inch or 1.3cm in diameter
This is such a sweet cardigan! The instructions are clear and well presented, and I can't wait for my daughter to wear the finished garment.
Apr 9, 2016 by Catherine Reade
Adorable! My granddaughter will look perfect in it.
Mar 31, 2016 by Barbara Anderson
Very pretty pattern I can't wait to get started on the knitting!
Great to have PDF patterns at such a good price. Thank You.
Dec 16, 2015 by Lesley Hall
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