Bobbly Bunch - a knitting pattern
The cardigan is worked seamlessly from top to bottom. You will start working with provisional cast-on at back neck, begin cable patterns on the back, then continue downwards until underarm. Next each front will be worked separately. Finally you will join all three parts and work back and forth continuing all cables until you reach bottom hem.
After completing the body you will add a ribbed shawl collar and then two top-down sleeves. The stitches for the sleeves will be picked up around armhole and the sleeve caps will be shaped using short rows. Cable patterning on the sleeves mimics that of the main body.
The cardigan is available separately and as a set with Bobbly Hat.
2 (4, 6)8, 10 years.
Finished chest: 58.5 (63, 68.5)73, 78.5 cm / 23.5 (25.25, 27.5)29.25, 31.5 inches.
The cardigan is intended to be worn with about 2.5-5 cm / 1-2” of positive ease. When you choose a size do not rely solely on age but measure your child’s chest and choose the size accordingly. Sample shown in size 2 on 56 cm / 22” chest.
3 (3, 4)4, 5 skeins of Dream in Color Calm (100% merino; 100g / 240 yards). Sample was made in colorway Tang.
5.0 mm / US #8 circular needle (80 cm / 32” long) and dpns (or other needles for small-circumference knitting).
4.5 mm / US #7 circular needle (60 cm / 24” long).
4.0 mm / US #6 circular needles (60 cm / 24” and 100 cm / 40” long).
Crochet hook and long scrap yarn for Provisional Cast-On, 4 (4, 5)5, 6 buttons (about 13 mm / 0.5” in diameter), cable needle, interlocking stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders/scrap yarn.
18 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4” in St st worked flat with 5.0 mm / US #8 needles (after washing).
Take time to save time - check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.