There is nothing much cuter than a miniature version of a familiar item. This wee cardigan definitely qualifies and the chunky buttons only make it cuter. The Fireside Cardigan is a seamless top down cardigan with raglan shoulders and a little shawl collar. It is knit using Weepaca, a worsted weight yarn that blends 50% washable Merino with 50% baby alpaca. You have to feel this one to appreciate how soft it is and it can even be machine washed. The sweater is knit in garter stitch, with short row shaping to form the collar. It is sized for preemie to 4 years, with finished chest measurements of 14.25 (16.25, 18, 20, 22, 23.75)". It can be hand or machine washed on gentle and dried flat. Designed by Kate Oates.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- single point needles in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- double point needles in US size 6
- stitch holders
- stitch markers
- removable stitch markers
- 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) 1" buttons
- tapestry needle
The Fireside Cardigan is shown in Weepaca color Raw. If you would like your kit to be in this color, order above using the pull-down menu to select the size. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Weepaca page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.