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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the ...

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from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Surtsey

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Knit with double pointed needles
  • Pick up stitches
  • Stranded colorwork

Pattern Description:

Surtsey is a baby cardigan with a little simple colorwork to add a special touch! Knit from the top down in one piece for minimal finishing, Surtsey knits up fast to make a charming baby shower gift or homecoming sweater. It's also a great way to use up those special sock yarn leftovers wasting away in your stash. Solids and semi-solids will show the colorwork best, but the color possibilities are endless. Have fun!


24 sts/37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18, 19, 19.5, 20 inches at chest
  • newborn, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 12 months, 12 - 18 months


  • 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins ShibuiKnits Sock [100% merino, 191 yds per 50g skein] in main color (MC)
  • 1 (1, 1, 1) skein ShibuiKnits Sock in contrasting color (CC)
  • 1 set U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles
  • 1 set U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm) dpns or long circular for Magic Loop

You Will Also Need:

  • 8 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • Five 5/8" buttons
  • waste yarn