sweet bunting cardigan

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Sweet Bunting Cardigan

Sweet Bunting Cardigan


What could be sweeter than a baby cardigan with its own colourwork bunting?

Worked seamlessly from the bottom up with a stranded colourwork yoke and fun ties that extend into the bunting string. The yarn is a super soft cotton, wool, linen and soy blend that comes in great colours, and the flags are a perfect place to use up a little bit of variegated or handspun yarn. Simple seed stitch at the edges are a classic touch.

Shown in size 20.5” / 52cm. Thanks to Jeanie for being such a cute model, Keri for letting me steal her baby, and Jasmine for her beautiful house!
Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani. http://www.windchains.com

Finished Chest: 19.5 (20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 23.5, 24.5)” / 50 (52, 55, 57, 60, 62)cm
Finished Length: 9.5 (10.25, 11, 11.75, 12.5, 13.25)” / 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34)cm
Approximate Age: 3-6 mo (6-9 mo, 9-12 mo, 12-18 mo, 2 yrs, 4 yrs)

Sport or light DK weight yarn.

Shown in The Fibre Company Savannah (50% wool, 20% cotton, 15% linen, 15% soy; 160 yds per 1.75 oz / 50g skein).
MC: Sycamore.
CC1: Huckleberry (discontinued) – 1 skein for all sizes.
CC2: Bluegrass – small amount for all sizes.
CC2 is optional – tie can be worked in CC1 if desired.

MC Yardage: 350 (400, 440, 490, 540, 600) yds
Small amounts of CC1 and CC2.

US 4 / 3.5mm circular needles, 24” / 61cm or longer
US 4 / 3.5mm double pointed needles or needles of choice for small circumferences in the round
stitch markers
smooth waste yarn
tapestry needle

Sweet Bunting Cardigan

24 sts and 28 sts = 4” / 10cm square in Stockinette Stitch

5 page colour PDF pattern includes photos, chart and schematic.

This pattern is suitable for an adventurous beginner. You will need to: cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, knit in the round, work short rows, follow a stranded colourwork chart knit flat.

Available through Ravelry (no account needed), payment by Paypal (bank transfer or credit card). Please note that the price of this sweater pattern is in Canadian dollars – Paypal will automatically convert the amount for you if you use another currency.

$6.00 CAD

Sweet Bunting Cardigan

Sweet Bunting Cardigan

More adorable photos on my Flickr!




26 responses to “sweet bunting cardigan”

  1. Jasmine Avatar

    Total cuteness!

  2. JenH Avatar

    Oh that is ridiculously edible!

  3. Andrea D. Avatar

    Lovely cardigan!

  4. Erin Kate Avatar

    Too adorable! I think “ridiculously edible” sums it up quite nicely!

  5. Brandi Avatar

    can i squee at the cuteness of those pictures?

  6. margaux Avatar

    freakin’ CUTE!! love it Laura!

  7. Jennifer Avatar

    Oh this is adorable!

  8. Lise Avatar

    So cute :) Definately something for my little girl.

  9. dclulu Avatar

    Very cute! Both the model and the pattern.

  10. Maryse Avatar

    So nice: the baby and the cardigan!

  11. Elizabeth Avatar

    Cute, cute, cute!!! Nothing else to say, except that this is definitely on my to do list.

  12. Rhonda Avatar

    omg that is the sweetest cardi, Laura.

    You’re really beginning to branch out with your designs – it’s always exciting to see what you’ll come up with, next. You’re even inspiring me to try out a few of my own ideas!

  13. Liza Avatar

    Oh how fun! What a great pattern.

  14. Kate Avatar

    OK, OK, twist my arm…I give in! Will learn stranded knitting, stat! :-)

  15. April Avatar

    Adorable! This is definitely going on my list for future baby knitting.

  16. TracyKM Avatar

    That’s adorable! I’m curious about the word “bunting” though…I always used it to refer to a sleeping bag sort of thing for babies

  17. toni in florida Avatar

    love it and just bought it!

  18. Jen Avatar

    I LOVE this pattern, I can’t wait to knit this…kinda wish I had a little one just because of this sweater…lol!

  19. 2ply on Ravelry Avatar
    2ply on Ravelry

    I wonder if I could size this up for me? It’s seriously cute!

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