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I'm a mother, former teacher and a knitwear fanatic. I learned my first stitches from my mom when I was a teenager, but I gave up knitting quickly afterwards. Having my first baby brought back my ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Criollo
Criollo Criollo
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Criollo Criollo
Criollo Criollo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • increasing stitches
  • decreasing stitches
  • slipping sts
  • simple cables

Pattern Description:

Criollo is a seamless cardigan knit from the top down with fancy ribbing. The design uses contiguous method of shaping set-in sleeves developed by Suzie M.

The pattern provides instructions for three lengths of cardigan and three lengths of sleeves.


26 sts and 36 rows in 10 cm / 4 in St st worked flat with larger needles after wet blocking.
Take time to save time, check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge. It is crucial for this pattern to obtain the correct stitch as well as row gauge as any differences may result in the cardigan not fitting as intended.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 28/30 (32/34, 36/38,40/42, 44/460; The cardigan should be worn with a little amount of negative ease. There is about 2-5 cm / 1-2 of negative ease already incorporated in the pattern.


  • Malabrigo Sock

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.0 mm / US #2 circular needle (60 cm / 24 long). 3.25 mm / US #3 circular needle (60 cm / 24 long) and #3 dpns. 3.5 mm / US #4 circular needle (60 cm / 24 long) and #4 dpns.
  • 10 buttons (about 1 cm / 0.5 in diameter), interlocking stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders / scrap yarn.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Sock, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, Colour Adventures Cashmere Sock

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