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Child’s cardigan with raglan sleeves

I need to get something off my chest.  Since last year I have been more and more occupied with work at school and teaching needle arts on weekends, than with furniture painting.  Don’t get me wrong, I love an occasional re-do job, but I do not have an outlet for selling my newly refinished items and I cannot keep every item I paint…really…NO.   So this blog is evolving, from large furniture refinishing to smaller projects and I will do more and more knitting and crochet projects and patterns.  In case you like to ask a question about any previous painting or knitting project, please do so!  I love to teach and explain how I do things.

Let’s start small:  this little cardigan is a Hayfield pattern (no.4407) and is knitted in Baby Chunky.  http://www.loveknitting.com/ has the pattern and the you can order a pdf file.  A straightforward  pattern, raglan sleeves with a one button closure.  The interesting part is the Bobble stitch pattern.  I enjoy a challenge and once and a while I will try to knit a technique or stitch pattern never used before.

hand knit baby cardigan

 

 

For the collar you have to pick up stitches along the front and back.

 

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Here are the directions for the “bobble pattern stitch” not the entire pattern:

Using Main color (M):

1 row:  Knit

2 row: Purl

(these two rows will now be referred to as st-st (stocking stitch)

work 2 rows more in st-st

5 row: K1, *s1p, M3, rep from *to last st, K1

6 row: P1, *k3tog, s1p, rep from * to last st, P1

Using M (main color) work 4 rows in st-st

Using contrast shade (C):

11 row: K1, *M3, s1p, rep from * to last st, k1

12 row: P1, ybk, *s1p, k3tog, rep from * to last st., p1

From 1st to 12th row sets pattern.

You can apply this bobble stitch to any simple cardigan or sweater pattern.

This is a fairly new Hayfield pattern and I don’t think you will have a problem obtaining it online or at your favorite yarn store.  I recommend you use the Baby Chunky yarn, recommended by Hayfield.  It knits up beautifully and fast!

Hope you like this little cardigan.  It is meant for a small baby girl in the Netherlands.

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Thanks for reading my blog post and please leave a comment, I love to hear from you!

 

 

Link parties:

http://diyshowoff.com/

http://www.purfylle.com/

http://www.theboondocksblog.com/

http://undergroundcrafter.com/

http://www.ouicrochet.com/

http://thestitchinmommy.com/

http://meertjes-stuff.blogspot.com/

6 Comments
  1. Absolutely adorable! I love the blue and white combination and the bobble stitch details. You are so talented and I love that you enjoy teaching others! … A nice long email update coming soon, I promise!

  2. Wat een schattig patroontje, heel lief!

  3. The cardigan is lovely! You did a wonderful job knitting it.

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