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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
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Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a ...

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Chromatic Cardigan

from Kira K Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chromatic Cardigan
Chromatic Cardigan
Chromatic Cardigan
Chromatic Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

Have fun playing with color on this child's sweater, which makes a perfect first stranded-colorwork project. The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the neck down with round-yoke shaping, and knits up quickly with aran weight yarn.


4" = 17 sts and 21 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 1 year(2 years, 4 years)
  • Chest: 21"(23.75", 24.75")
  • Body Length: 11.25"(12.5", 14.25")
  • Sleeve Length to Underarm: 7"(7.5", 8.25")


  • Main color: 180(210, 300) yards aran weight yarn
  • Contrast color: 90(90, 100) yards aran weight yarn
  • US 8/5mm and US 10/6mm circular needles 16" or longer or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
  • US 8/5mm and US 10/6mm set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
  • stitch holders
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 6(7, 8) …" buttons
  • sewing needle and thread to match buttons