Little Buds is named after the budding plant motif featured on the circular pockets and the back of this sweet little cardigan. This design is knit in pieces from the bottom up and features a large dramatic collar which is worked at the end. This is one of 5 designs in the pattern book Baby Botanicals by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting. Available in 9 sizes, 6MO-12YRS.
Gift Set comes with the book, Baby Botanicals as well as selected yarn. At Yarn Loop, we believe that you should always get yarn with your new pattern book!
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Chickadee by Quince & Co. (100% Wool; 50g/181yds): 3 (3, 4, 5) (5, 6-7, 8) Skeins. Shown in Damson.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cascade 220 Sport by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 100g/164yds): 3 (4, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8) Skeins. Use colorway Silver Grey to match images. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please contact us prior to ordering for color availability and shipping timeframe. Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/335yds): 2 (2, 2, 3) (3, 4, 4) Skeins. Arroyo is the softest choice, 100% easy care Merino Wool. In beautiful kettly-dyed colors, you will have slight varigations in the colorway to add depth and beauty to the finished piece.
ALTERNATE YARN: Heritage 150 by Cascade yarns (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon; 150g/492yds): 1 (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) Skeins. These big skeins are a favorite among knitters due to their durability and easy care. Each skein is a solid color without variation.
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm & US 4 / 2.5mm 24" circular needles & Double Points for 3 needle bind-off, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders, Cable Needle, Tapestry Needle, 5-11 buttons measuring .5", sewing needle & thread
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 24 stitches & 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette St on larger needle
SIZE: 6MO (12MO, 18MO/2, 4) (6, 8/10, 12)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Chest-20.5 (21.75, 23-25, 27) (29.75, 30, 31.5-33.5)", Length- 9.75 (10.5, 11.25-12, 13.5) (14.75, 17.25-19.25, 20.75)"
YARDAGE: 450 (500, 550-600, 750) (850, 1025-1150, 1300) yds
ERRATA: Please note that a few errors were found in Version 051816 of the print/ebook version.
-The written instructions for Chart C and D for the smaller sizes are reversed.
-Page 18, Under Left Pocket Lining, sizes 6 (8,10,12) ONLY: Inc row should read: K1, M1R, knit until 1 st rem, m1L, k1. 2 sts inc.
Images courtesy of Alana Dakos & Carlee Tatum