The body of this sweet little cardigan is knit in one piece from the bottom up and the stitches are eventually divided for the fronts and back. The smocking, which is a four stitch repeat, is established before dividing the stitches, giving you time to get used to the pattern before any shaping. Finally, the sleeves are knit flat and set in. The sweater is finished with a garter stitch buttonband and border around the neck.
This pattern includes a range of sizes from 18 months to six years and uses just four to six balls of Princess. Pick one of the 33 colors of Princess and customize it with buttons for a cozy, timeless top. Or for a bolder (and machine washable!) sweater, try it in one of the Liberty Wool Print colorways.
40% merino, 28% viscose, 15% nylon
10% cashmere, 7% angora
Princess is a clever blend of several fibers that includes a bit of cashmere and angora.
The strength and durability that the yarn’s round, multi-ply construction brings, makes Princess great for accessories that will get a lot of use. But the cashmere and angora content takes the crisp edge off the yarnit has a soft halo and gentle drape that develops as you knit. It positively blossoms after its first hand wash or wet block.
Here is the free downloadable Princess Child's Smocked Cardigan pattern. (file size: 1.4 MB)
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