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#108 Girl's Ruffled Top-Down Cardigan PDF Knitting Pattern

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Product Description

Cute little girls deserve cute little sweaters. This top-down cardigan is a fun-loving cardigan that is a joy to make and give!

It features a delicate collar, knit-in button bands, and girly ruffled edges, all worked in a simple moss stitch. A moss stitch border also accentuates the bodice. Pretty heart-shaped lace panels decorate the fronts, along with 2 knit-in pockets.

Because it's top-down, you can absolutely play with the length of the sleeves and the body! Would look great with short sleeves, without the ruffled sleeve edgings (if you prefer), or longer overall. This sample was made for my 4-year old, but also looks great on her big 6-year old sister (more of a ¾-sleeve length style on her). How's that for a kid's knit that will be wearable for years!

Easy care, washable wool from Knit Picks in a sunny color (sorry - this particular color got discontinued, but there are many more shades to choose from!).

PLUS, this pattern includes sizes from 2 through 16!

See the blog posts on this cardigan.

For the OPTIONAL Top-Down Cardigan Techniques PDF Download, please visit this page. Written instructions are included in this pattern, but the OPTIONAL download may be helpful to some.

Fave/Queue this pattern on Ravelry.

Finished Knit Measurements: 23 ¾ (26, 28, 29 ¼, 30 ½, 32 ¾, 34 ¼, 35 ½)" [60.5 (66, 71, 74.5, 77.5, 83, 87, 90) cm] with cardigan buttoned. TO FIT CHILD SIZES: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) or Chest Sizes 21 (23, 25, 26 ½, 28, 30, 31 ½, 32 ½)" [53.5 (58.5, 63.5, 67.5, 71, 76, 80, 82.5) cm]. This cardigan is intended to fit loosely and allows for room to grow!

Skill Level: Intermediate level knitting pattern

Yarn Used: Knit Picks Swish Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [137 yds/125 m] per hank): 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) hanks in Crème Brulee (sorry - this color got discontinued! please visit www.KnitPicks.com for current color options).

Pattern Gauge: 11 sts = 3" [7.5 cm] and 16 rows = 3" [7.5 cm] in St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information:
A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on US size 10 - 11 needles.

Total Yardage Required:
548 (548, 685, 822, 822, 959, 1096, 1096) yds [500 (500, 625, 750, 750, 875, 1000, 1000) m].

Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!

Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm] 32" or longer circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts to comfortably knit on straight needles); Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm] set of double pointed needles (DPNs) for working the sleeves in the rnd.

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  1. Perfect for granddaughter

    Posted by Ellen on 17th Jan 2013

    The pattern directions are great as always.
    I found the project interesting from the aspect of pattern structure design. Just to be able to knit it in one piece is impressive.
    I used Berroco Vintage Chunky.