Knit PDF - Child's Zip-Up Cardigan
What child doesn't love a zip-up cardigan? My version is knit in the round with steeks at the center front, neckline, and armhole openings. The bottom hems begin with a picot edging. Four colors of brightly colored worsted yarn are combined in mini stripes and a border of floral Fair Isle. A geometric Fair Isle pattern is worked for the remainder of the design. After knitting is done, the steeks are cut and sleeves sewn into place. A long circular needle is used to pick up the center front and neckline stitches. A mitered , striped border is worked and then a separating zipper is handsewn in. A small amount of embroidery is added to the border panel.
This design was originally published in my book Color By Kristin by Sixth and Spring in 2009.
Choose your own border and body pattern from the 240 different Fair Isle charts in my Color by Kristin eBook.
Finished size: 22 (26, 30, 34, 38)" to fit big and little kids.
Skill Level: For intermediate knitters.
Supplies: A selection of 4 colors of worsted weight yarn. You will need straight needles in sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm) for the sleeves and circular needles (24") in sizes (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5mm) for the body and cardigan opening. Blunt point tapestry needle for embroidery trim on borders.
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