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Playtime Cardigan - top down, seamless

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  • Ribbing

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This is a great sweater to make for girls or boys. It's top down, seamless, easy to knit, and, the more of these that you make, the more possibilities you will see for switching up the details - lengthening or shortening sleeves or body...adding pockets...the choice is yours! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl kfb (work a simple increase) make a buttonhole work in ribbing attach buttons GAUGE 20 stitches and 24 rows in 4 inches (10 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes: Child's 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) Finished chest circumference: 22 (25, 27, 29, 31) inches / 56 (63.5, 68.5, 74, 79) cm PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Skacel Haikoo Simpliworsted

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  • 3(4, 4, 5, 6)** skeins Skacel HiKoo SimpiWorsted 55% Merino Superwash 28% Acrylic 17% Nylon 140 yards per 100 gram skein **If working with a self-striping colorway, consider purchasing an extra skein to match stripes for sleeves.
  • Needles: US 10 (6mm) 24" or longer circular needle, US10 (6mm) DPN, Long circ., etc. for sleeves, US 8 (5mm) 24" or longer circular needle, US8 (5mm) DPN, Long circ., etc. for sleeves
  • Notions: six to ten 3/4 to 1" buttons, darning needle, four stitch markers Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows in 4 inches (10 cm)

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Stefanie Japel Knits
Stefanie Japel Knits
Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit in the round from the top. Stefanie continues this sweater-making tradition. A gifted designer, Stefanie has published three knitting books: Glam Knits, Fitted Knits and From the Top. Her work has appeared in books and publications including Big Girl Knits, Stitch N Bitch Nation, KnitGrrl, Knit Wit, Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1 and Vogue Knitting. She has designed patterns for Stitch Diva Studios, Southwest Trading Co., JCA Reynolds, Artful Yarns, Tilli Tomas and Mission Falls. Stefanie's teaching is marked by her infectious enthusiasm and keen eye for detail. Visit her blog for more information: