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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...

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Ryan Cardigan

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ryan Cardigan
Ryan Cardigan
Ryan Cardigan
Ryan Cardigan
Ryan Cardigan
Ryan Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • working in the round
  • following a simple stitch pattern
  • picking up stitches
  • grafting live stitches together (kitchener stitch)
  • basic increasing & decreasing

Pattern Description:

This modern cardigan features two ribbing patterns, an i-cord buttonband and a cozy collar. It's sized from tiny to teen and is perfect for both boy and girl members of the family. Ryan is a seamless, raglan-style knit that makes a great first sweater project. Choose your toggles carefully, they set-off the garment! This cardigan is also well suited for a zipper instead of buttons or in addition to them. Shown in size 3 (green) and 5 (blue).


24 sts and 28 rows per 4 inches in [p2, k1] rib on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Chest: 18.5(20.5, 22.5, 24.5, 26.5)[28.5, 30.5, 32.5, 34.5] inches
  • Size: 3-6 months(6-12 months, 12-24 months, 3, 5)[8, 10, 12, 14]


  • 315(420, 510, 600, 735)[870, 1030, 1150, 1285] yards worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 6(4 mm) and size 7(4.5 mm) needles and set of 5 DPNs in both sizes, stitch marker
  • Notions: 5(6, 7, 8, 8)[9, 9, 9, 10] 3/4 to 1-inch toggle-style buttons

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