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This cross-over, kimono-style cardigan has raglan sleeves. It's knitted in stocking stitch with moss-stitch borders, finished off with crochet edging. The yarn is a mixture of wool, silk and cashmere.
Knitting patternSkill level: Medium. Would suit a fairly experienced knitter.
Kimono: To fit ages 3 to 6 (6-9)(9-12) months.
Actual chest measurements 53 (56) (59) cm/21 (22) (23¼) in.
Side seam 15 (16) (17) cm/ 6 (6¼) (6½) in.
Length to back neck 25.5 (27) (29) cm/10 (10½) (11½) in.
Sleeve seam 15 (17) (19.5) cm/ 6 (6½) (7¾) in.
Shoes: To fit ages 3-6 (6-9) months.
Kimono: 3 (3) (4) 50g balls
of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4 ply. 3mm (No. 11) and 3¼mm (No. 10) knitting needles; size 2.00 crochet hook; 3 buttons and a length of narrow ribbon.
Shoes: 1 x 50g ball of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4 ply. 2¾mm (No. 12) and 3¼mm (No. 10) knitting needles; size 2.00 crochet hook; 4 buttons.
Both items: Yarn costs about £6.73 per 50g ball. We used Cuddle (02). For stockists, write to: Sublime, Flanshaw Lane, Alverthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 9ND (01924 369666).
28 stitches and 36 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over stocking stitch, using 3¼mm needles.
K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; tog, together; p2togb, p2tog through back of sts; inc, increase (by working twice in same st); dec, decrease (by taking 2 sts tog); ss, stocking st (k on right side and p on wrong side); mst, moss st; skpo, slip 1, k1, pass slip st over; nil, meaning nothing is worked here for this size; dc, double crochet.
Note: Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions are given for small size. Where they vary, work figures in round brackets for larger sizes. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.
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