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Belmont Park Cardi


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Cute as a button, this hooded cardi will please the toddlers and young people in your life with its fair-isle pattern, colorful stripes and practical hood. A border of fair-isle adds interest while bright stripes on the rest of the sweater will provide easy knitting that goes quickly. Sleeves and hem are finished with a ribbed border, and the button band and hood edge are in seed stitch. It is an easy top-down, raglan sleeve, nearly seamless design, with buttonholes and buttons to close it. It has just one seam at top of the hood. Directions are provided for an optional collar to replace the hood if desired. The sweater is playful and sweet. By varying the colors, it can be a girls', boys', or gender neutral sweater. Skill Level: Intermediate, for the colorwork. Yarn: Knitpicks Swish DK (100% Merino wool; 50 grams (1.76 ounces); 123 yards (112 meters)) MC Semolina: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) balls, CC1 Gulfstream: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls, CC2 Forest: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls, CC3 Parrot: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Increase, decrease, Colorwork Knit in the round (sleeves) GAUGE 22 sts per 4 inches/10 cm. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6 years

Supplies Needed

  • 400-600 yds DK weight yarn
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
  • Buttons

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Brenda Castiel Designs
Brenda Castiel Designs
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.