Oline’s cardigan with eyelets is a cardigan worked in one-piece top-down with simple raglan shaping. Stitches are cast on for the neck, then markers are placed to define the raglan shaping. The knitting is worked flat, with a decorative eyelet increase pattern to create the raglan line. The neckline is lowered with short rows at the neck for a better fit. The button bands are worked in one piece with the cardigan and the buttonholes start below the rib at the neck (to avoid buttons at the chin). After working the raglan increases, the stitches from the sleeves and body are divided and work is continued, and an eyelet pattern completes the body. Afterward, the sleeve stitches are picked up and worked in the round to the cuff.
0 (3, 6, 9-12, 18-24) months
Note! Babies are very different in sizing, so measure the child before deciding upon a size.
Measurements of the cardigan at chest circumference: 43.5 (46.5, 50, 54, 59) cm/ 17 (18.25, 19.75, 21.25, 23.25)” + 3cm/1.25” at hemline circumference
26 sts x 36 rows over 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” with 3.0mm/US 2½ needles in stst after wet blocking
Approx yarn estimate: 275/300 (300/337, 350/382, 400/437, 450/492) m/yd Cotton 8/4 Organic by Mayflower, fingering weight, 100% cotton, 170m/186yd per 50g/1.76oz
The pattern is suitable for a large range of fingering weight yarns. You could choose a yarn with linen or wool content, or a natural woolen yarn would be very suitable, too.
2.5mm/US 1½, 80cm/32” circular needle for the rib at the neck.
3.0mm/US 2½, 80cm/32” circular needle as main needle for the cardigan.
3.0mm/US 2½, double pointed needles for sleeves (unless you will be working with the magic loop method)
2.5mm/US 1½, double pointed needles for rib at the sleeves (unless you will be working with the magic loop method)
Stitch markers for raglan
Tapestry needle and 4-6 buttons (1.5cm/0.5”)
The pattern is digital and will be sent as a PDF file to your e-mail.