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Ryan Cardigan


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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). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round following a simple stitch pattern picking up stitches grafting live stitches together (kitchener stitch) basic increasing & decreasing GAUGE 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]

Supplies Needed

  • 315(420, 510, 600, 735)[870, 1030, 1150, 1285] yards worsted weight yarn
  • Size 6(4 mm) and size 7(4.5 mm) needles and set of 5 DPNs in both sizes, stitch marker
  • 5 (6, 7, 8, 8)9, 9, 9, 10 1" toggles or buttons or 9 (11.5, 13, 14, 16)19, 21, 22, 23" separating zipper (shown with a two-way separating zipper)

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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!