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the sophisticate cardigan


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When my daughter turned five and a half something shifted - she went from flaunting pink tutus to demanding a little black dress. I call her the six-year-old sophisticate. This sweet fitted cardigan with grown-up, 3?4-length sleeves was just what that little black dress asked for and is versatile enough to wear with her favorite jeans. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, pearl, increase, decrease, seam GAUGE 23 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches across st st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS to fit ages: 5 (7, 9) years finished measurements: chest: 25 (26 1?2, 28)"/63.5 (67.5,71)cm length: 141?2(161?2,181?2)"/37(42, 47)cm sleeves: 10 3?4 (13, 15)"/27.5 (33, 38)cm

Supplies Needed

  • 5 (6, 7) x 1.75oz/50g balls (100 yds/90m) of S. Charles collezione Nepal 100% organic cotton in Charcoal (#10)
  • contrasting yarn for embellishment (optional)
  • pair of size 5 (3.75mm) knitting needles or size needed to get gauge

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Anne B. Weil is the voice and creative mind behind <a href="" target="new">Flax & Twine </a>. Anne loves all things handmade and lives for that feeling when design and color make her insides hum. Anne left behind her career in investment banking to start blogging professionally and hasn’t looked back since. She is thrilled about her new book <i>Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger And Arm Knitting</i> (Potter Craft, September 2015). She loves teaching across the country and at local yarn stores and craft workshops, too. Her knitting and craft work can be found in delightful places all across the Web, including Martha Stewart, Design Sponge, Poppytalk, Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post and more.