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Auckland, New Zealand.

I love designing knitwear for babies and older kids too, I'm inspired by the world around me, whether it's the green bush covered hills where I live, or the bright city lights and sparkling harbor. I ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cubby

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase / decrease (method described in the pattern)
  • cast on / off
  • intarsia (help given in pattern)
  • work intarsia from a chart
  • buttonholes (method is described in the pattern)

Pattern Description:

What could be cuter than your child in a hoodie with ears AND a tummy patch? Nothing - thats what! Two different ear styles mean that you can mix and match the colours and ears to create your favourite critter.
Round ears for Bears and Giant Pandas, pointy ears for Cats, Racoons and Red Pandas. Instructions are included for both styles.

Cubby is a classic, oversized hooded cardigan with a button up front and simple drop sleeves. I have kept the styling simple and let the yarn do most of the work.

This sweater is worked in a boucle yarn, but so long as you get a pleasing fabric in the correct gauge you could substitute a mohair, angora or even a regular wool yarn.

Suggested yarns:
Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca Boucl
Garnstudio DROPS Vienna
Plymouth Yarn Alpaca Boucle Luxury Indiecita
Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Brush Solid


17 sts x 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stst using larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Age 6 months (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) years. Chest (child) 45.5 (50, 53, 58, 62, 66, 70, 76, 80) cm. 18.2 (20, 21.2, 23.2, 24.8, 26.4, 28, 30.4, 32)" Ease +20% - see the schematic for garment measurements


  • 3 stitch holders, or scrap yarn
  • 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) 1.5 cm (.6") buttons to match MC 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) 1.5 cm (.6") buttons to match CC If your row gauge varies from that stated you may need to purchase extra buttons.
  • Needles 4 mm (US 6) circular 5 mm (US 8) circular (both used straight throughout) Or size needed to achieve gauge.

Suggested yarn:

358 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rare Yarns Pure Boucle http://www.rareyarns.co.nz/index.php 50g (1.76 oz) = 77 m (85 yards)