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Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers)
Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers)
Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers)
Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers)
Kawaii Cardi (for babies and toddlers)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on/off, knit, purl, decrease
  • included in pattern: instructions for japanese short row method, 3-needle cast off, provisional cast on

Pattern Description:

A little flared cardi with garter stitch bands worked sideways in one piece. Shaped using short rows and with hardly any sewing, this is a fast and fun knit.

All instructions are given for the Japanese short row method - easy and effective, with no wrapping; plus a 3 needle cast off to make neat seams, and an optional provisional cast on.


19.5 sts, 27 rows to 10 cms/4" in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 0-3 months (40 cms); 3-6 months (45 cms); 6-12 months (51 cms); 1-2 years (55 cms)


  • This cardi uses long-colour-change yarn that is slightly thinner than 8 ply/DK (approx 136 yds/125 m per 50 gms eg Noro Silk Garden Lite or Shiro), for the main part plus a thicker yarn (12 ply - bulky eg Wendy Merino Chunky) for bands and contrast.
  • Size 1 (0-3 months) 60 gms main yarn; 40 gms contrast
  • Size 1 (3-6 months) 85 gms main yarn; 50 gms contrast
  • Size 1 (6-12 months) 110 gms main yarn; 60 gms contrast
  • Size 1 (1-2 years)140 gms main yarn; 70 gms contrast
  • 6, 7, 8, or 9 buttons depending on size

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
  • 1 pair 4 mm (US 6) needles
  • 6 safety pins or pin type locking stitch markers
  • 3 stitch holders or large safety pins
  • a 3.5 or 4 mm crochet hook
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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala ...

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