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Sideways Dude


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Sideways Dude is a fun, and quick, baby knit that's sized for toddlers as well. The unusual construction and the mix of garter and stockinette makes for a stimulating knit that results in a cosy, textured and classic cardigan. This cardigan is a great unisex gift for new babies. Knit it ahead of time in a neutral colour and make buttonholes on both sides. When the baby is born, sew the buttons onto the left for a girl, the right for a boy, and AT THE SAME TIME sew the obsolete buttonholes closed. Be warned though - this is an addictive pattern! PS. Don't be scared by the provisional cast on. The technique used is so simple that you will kick yourself for not learning it earlier. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit and purl knit flat and knit in the round cast on, bind off provisional cast on and three-needle bind off (explained in pattern if you don't already know how to) decrease and increase Ability to crochet a simple row of single stitches GAUGE 20 stitches over 4 inches in garter stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months Finished chest measurements are 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 inches Pattern is easily adjustable, instructions given

Supplies Needed

  • DK yarn.
  • 3 months - 275 yd
  • 6 months - 310 yd

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I’m a wife, mum to two young girls (and two guinea pigs), a volunteer treasurer and serve the public four days a week. Knitting and designing is my favourite thing to do in my downtime - when I get some! I like to focus on practical garments and seamless construction. I love exploring interesting knitting techniques, construction and colour plays. And I have very little self-control in yarn shops. Like me on Facebook at SparrowPlay to follow my work or find me on Ravelry where my username is Spartz.