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Chromatic Cardigan


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Have fun playing with color on this child's sweater, which makes a perfect first stranded-colorwork project. The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the neck down with round-yoke shaping, and knits up quickly with aran weight yarn. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit purl increase decrease pick up stitches GAUGE 4" = 17 sts and 21 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 1 year(2 years, 4 years) Chest: 21"(23.75", 24.75") Body Length: 11.25"(12.5", 14.25") Sleeve Length to Underarm: 7"(7.5", 8.25")

Recommended with this pattern

  • Main color: 180(210, 300) yards aran weight yarn
  • Contrast color: 90(90, 100) yards aran weight yarn
  • US 8/5mm and US 10/6mm circular needles 16" or longer or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller

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Kira K Designs
Kira K Designs
Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a theatrical costume designer, is a strong influence on her design sense, and many patterns reference styles from the 1920s through the 1960s. Kira's family history of Danish Modern furniture design is also an important influence on her patterns, resulting in garments and accessories with clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear. I teach classes around the San Francisco Bay Area. See upcoming classes at I am also available for private lessons by appointment. If you would like to be notified about new patterns and upcoming classes, please go to my website and sign up for my e mail list.