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Gramps Cardigan (Baby & Kid)


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  • Short Rows

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Doesn't your grandpa have a cozy cardigan to wear around the house? Mine does, and now my son has one to keep him snug and warm too. Cardigan is worked from the bottom up. Shawl collar is extended with short rows to be wider at the neckline. Cabling is worked on the fronts and modified for the sleeves, and the back is knit in a wide-wale rib. Cabling instructions are both fully written & charted. This pattern is sized for babies & children, there is an adult pattern available for Gramps as well! Pattern is written for experienced knitters. Video tutorial available for crossing cables before decreasing at BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round cabling grafting live stitches together (kitchener stitch) wrap & turn for short rows basic increasing & decreasing GAUGE 19 sts and 31 rows per 4 inches in stockinette, 30 sts per 4 inches in Criss Cross Cable Pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Chest: 21.75 (23.25, 25.25, 25, 26.75, 29.25, 31.75) inches Size: 6 months(12 months, 18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8)

Supplies Needed

  • 370(440, 500, 550, 630, 740, 840) yards dk to light worsted weight yarn
  • Size 5(3.75 mm) and size 6(4 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs in each size, stitch markers, cable needle; Notions: 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) 1-inch buttons

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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 I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications. In her non-knitting life, Kate has just finished up a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan, Jesse, Charlie & Oliver (3 very handsome Tot Topper's models) and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates' clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!