Fiachra baby and toddler aran cardigan knitting pattern
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This is a sweet baby cardigan, ideal for the new little boy or girl in your life. It looks good in pastels or strong colours. The front bands are made separately, so you can knit the cardigan before the baby arrives and sew the bands on at the last minute – unless you already know the gender, of course. Fiachra is pronounced fee-ack-rah, and means “raven,” although some sources state the meaning to be “saint.”
You will need:
Hayfield Pretty Baby Pastels double knitting, 3 x 50g (or any double knitting yarn)
Straight knitting needles: 3.25mm (U.K. 10, U.S. 3) and 3mm (U.K. 11, U.S. 2)
Yarn needle for sewing up
Stitch holders or spare needles
5 (6, 7) buttons
Finished garment measurements:
Chest: 16 (18, 20½)”
Length from back of neck to hem: 8¾ (10¼, 12)”
Sleeve from underarm to cuff: 4½ (5¼, 6¼)” - adjustable
Gauge: 27 sts + 42 rows = 4” square in stocking stitch with larger needles. Please do take the time to check the gauge, particularly if you are using yarn other than the one used in the pattern.
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