Cherry Tree Cardigan Pattern

£4.00

This single pattern is available as a download.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 2(2:2:3:3) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Undyed (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 225m/243yds per 100g).

Metres: 320(380:440:640:760)m.

My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: Mohair Tweed 3(4:4:5:6)50g balls or WYS Illustrious Naturals DK 2(2:3:3:4) 100g hanks.

Needles: 4mm.

Notions: One Button.

Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 40 rows to 10cm/4ins square over garter stitch using 4mm needles.

Measurements: 

To Fit (suggested):
0-1 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 years
Actual Chest Measurement
45 54 58 69 74 cms
17¾ 21¼ 22¾ 27¼ 29¼ ins
Length (from shoulder)
29 32 36 40 44 cms
11½ 12½ 14¼ 15¾ 17½ ins
Sleeve Length
5 5 7 7 7 cms
2 2 ins

My design ideas and advice: This simple short sleeved cardigan is knitted a little bit differently to beautifully limit the seams. To knit this cardigan you start at the left front then knit the right front before joining them together to knit down the back. The only seams to sew up are the sleeve and side seams.
To keep the garter stitch even when joining the fronts to the back I’ve written into the instructions to knit along one front and then slip the stitches of the other front. It might sound complicated but it is a fun and easy cardigan to knit for the new arrival!
There aren’t any stitches to pick up too, which again makes this cardigan easy to knit.

If you love garter stitch and *not* picking up stitches then I have two other patterns that you might like to try, the Leighton Jacket and the Higgins Cardigan. Or if you wanted to try picking up stitches then the Ghyllas Cardigan is a great pattern to move forward with.

Click on the following links for my How To videos that may help with this:  Learn To Knit videos.

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