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Ballerina cardigan Granddaughters will steal the show in this cute ballerina cardigan – in practical coloured stripes FOR KNITTERS wITh A LITTLE ExpERIENCE

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TENSION NOTES Figures in brackets refer to larger sizes (see measurements chart above, right). Where one set of figures is given, this applies to all sizes. If a zero is given, this means you do not need to work these instructions. Circle the size you wish to make before you start.

MATERIALS For long-sleeved cardigan: 3 (3:4:4:6:7) 50g balls of Snuggly Smiley Stripes DK wood (yarn F089, shade 252) For short-sleeved cardigan: 2 (2:3:3:4:4) 50g balls of Snuggly Smiley Stripes DK wool (yarn F089, shade 252) Pair of each 4mm (UK8) and 3.25mm (UK10) knitting needles 60cm (233⁄4in) ribbon 1 press-stud fastener Also suitable for Snuggly DK, Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK and Snuggly Baby Crofter DK. Yarn amounts may vary and are based on average requirements when specified tension and yarn is used. 94

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MEASUREMENTS Age 0-6 6-12 1-2 2-3 4-5 6-7 months months years years years years To fit chest 41 46 51 56 61 16 18 20 22 24 Actual measurement 41 46 51 56 61 16 18 20 22 24 Full length ( approximately) 18 22 24 25 29 7 91⁄2 93⁄4 111⁄2 83⁄4 Long sleeve length (adjustable) 15 17 20 24 29 8 6 91⁄2 111⁄2 61⁄2 Short sleeve length 2 2 2 2 2

22 sts and 28 rows =10cm/4in over stocking stitch on 4mm needles or the size required to give correct tension. Always check tension carefully and adjust needle size if necessary. It is essential to work to the stated tension to ensure success.

ABBREVIATIONS alt – alternate; beg – beginning; cm – centimetres; cont – continue; dec – decrease(ing); DK – double knitting; foll – following; g –grammes; in – inch(es); inc – increase(ing); k – knit; mm – millimetres; 0 – no stitches or rows; patt – pattern; p – purl; rem –remain(ing); rep – repeat; RS – right side; st(s) – stitch(es); st-st – stocking stitch; tog – together; WS – wrong side

BACK Using 3.25mm needles cast on 45 (51:56:62:67:73) sts. 1st row knit. This row will now be referred to as g-st (garter stitch). Work 5 rows more in g-st. Change to 4mm needles.

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1st row knit. 2nd row purl. These 2 rows will now be referred to as st-st (stocking stitch). Working in st-st throughout work 16 (24:28:28:36:44)rows more in st-st. Shape armholes Work 5 (5:5:6:6:6) rows dec one stitch at each end of every row. 35 (41:46:50:55:61) sts. Cont without shaping until armholes measure 10 (11:12:13:14:15)cm/ 4 (41⁄4:41⁄2:51⁄4:51⁄2:6)in, ending with a WS row. Shape shoulders Cast off 4 (5:6:7:7:8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 27 (31:34:36:41:45) sts. Cast off 5 (6:6:7:7:9) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 17 (19:22:22:27:27) sts. Cast off rem 17 (19:22:22:27:27) sts.

LEFT FRONT Using 3.25mm needles cast on 45 (51:56:62:67:73) sts. Work 6 rows in g-st.

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