Abbreviations

kfb = k into front and back of next st. See also page 7.

Back

With 4mm(US 6) needles and M, cast on 67(73:79:83) sts.

Work 6 rows.

P 1 row for hemline.

Change to 5mm(US 8) needles.

Dec row (right side) K3, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, skpo, k3. Cont in st st, dec one st as set at each end of 4(5:6:6) foil 6th rows. 57(61:65:69) sts. Work 13(13:13:19) rows. Shape armholes

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec one st at each end of next and 3 foil right side rows.

Work 25(27:27:29) rows. Cast off. Pocket Linings (make 2)

With 5mm(US 8) needles and M, cast on 12(14:16:16) sts. Beg with a k row, work in st st for 14(16:18:18) rows. Leave sts on a holder.

Left Front

With 4mm(US 6) needles and M, cast on 34(38:42:44) sts.

Work 6 rows.

P 1 row for hemline.

Change to 5mm(US 8) needles.

Next row (wrong side) Cast on 14 sts, p these sts, p to end. 48(52:56:58) sts.

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Cont in st st and dec in this way at beg of foil 6th row.

Pocket opening row (right side) Kll(12:13:14), slip next 12(14:16:16) sts onto a holder and kl2(14:16:16) sts of first pocket lining, k23(24:25:26). Work 3 rows.

Dec as before at beg of next row and 2(3:4:4) foil 6th rows.

Shape armhole and collar

Next row (right side) Cast off 2 sts, k to last 2 sts, kfb, kl. P 1 row.

Next row K3, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, kfb, kl. Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more. 42(45:48:50) sts. Work 3 rows.

Rep the last 4 rows 1(3:5:6) times more. 44(49:54:57) sts.

Work 17(11:3:1) rows. Shape shoulder

Next row (right side) Cast off 16(17:18:19) sts, k to end. 28(32:36:38) sts.

Cont on these sts until collar reaches centre back neck. Leave sts on a holder.

Right Front

With 4mm(US 6) needles and M, cast on 34(38:42:44) sts. Beg with a k row, work in st st. Work 6 rows.

Next row (right side) Cast on 14 sts, p these sts, p to end.

Change to 5mm(US 8) needles.

Cont in st st and dec in this way at end of foil 6th row.

Pocket opening row (right side) K23(24:25:26), slip next 12(14:16:16) sts onto a holder and kl2(14:16:16) sts of second pocket lining, kll(12:13:14). Work 3 rows.

Dec as before at end of next row and 2(3:4:4) foil 6th rows.

Shape armhole and collar

Next row Cast off 2 sts, p to end.

Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more. 42(45:48:50) sts. Work 2 rows. Next row Kfb, k to end. P 1 row.

Rep the last 4 rows 1(3:5:6) times more. 44(49:54:57) sts. Work 17(11:3:1) rows.

Shape shoulder

Next row (wrong side) Cast off 16(17:18:19) sts, p to end. 28(32:36:38) sts.

Cont on these sts until collar reaches centre back neck. Leave sts on a holder.

Sleeves

With 5mm(US 8) needles and M, cast on 29(31:33:35) sts.

Change to 4mm(US 6) needles.

P 1 row for hemline.

Change to 5mm(US 8) needles.

Work 2 rows.

Inc row (right side) K2, kfb, k to last 4 sts, kfb, k3.

Cont in st st, and inc one st at each end of 8(9:8:9) foil 6th rows. 47(51:51:55) sts.

Shape top

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Next row (right side) K3, k2tog, k to last 5 sts, skpo, k3.

Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more. 35(39:39:43) sts. Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows. 19(23:23:27) sts. Cast off.

Pocket Tops

With right side facing, 5mm(US 8) needles and C, kl2(14:16:16) sts from holder. Cast off purlwise.

Front Edgings Right front

With 4mm(US 6) needles and C, beg at lower edge, working between 7th and 8th sts from edge and inserting needle through fabric each time, pick up and k one st from each row up right front edge. Note that the same line is kept throughout so at the collar the pick up will be between the 14th(16th:18th:19th) and 15th(17th:19th:20th) sts from edge. Cast off knitwise. Left front

Work to match right front but beg at collar edge, working between 14th(16th:18th:19th) and 15th(17th:19th:20th) sts, so ending between 7th and 8th sts at lower edge. Cast off purlwise.

Cuff Edgings

Fold hem onto wrong side.

With cast on edge facing, 5mm(US 8) needles and C, pick up and k one st from each st along hemline. Cast off purlwise.

Tie Belt

Cut three 4m/4/*yd lengths each of M and C. Knot 3 ends of M to 3 ends of C, smooth yam out making sure that there are no tangles and knot the other ends together to make a long loop of yam. With knots lined up in the centre, attach one end to a fixed point and twist the other end until the vam springs back on itself. Hold the knots firmly and bring the other two ends together, they will twist around each other to make a two colour cord. Knot ends to secure, then leaving 2.5cm/lin tassels, trim cord to 100(105:110:115)cm/ 39/^(41 &43&45K)in.

To make up

Matching sts, join shoulders. Graft sts from holders for centre back collar. Sew row ends of undercollar to back neck. Turn facings in to wrong side, join cast on sts at lower edges of fronts, slip st facings in place and sew row ends of collar to back neck. Slip st pocket linings in place. Join side and sleeve seams. Turn up hems. Fold back cuffs. Make two 6cm/2!^in lengths of crochet chain and sew to side seams at waist level. Thread belt through loops and tie at front.

beaded fair isle cardigan

A very special cardigan with a delicately shaded Fair Isle yoke enhanced by sewing on toning beads. See page 90 for the matching shoes.

Measurements

To fit ages 3-6 6-9 9-12 Actual measurements Chest

50 56 62 19 Y< 22 24/* Length to shoulder 22 24 26 87- 97> 1074 Sleeve length 14 16 18 57 674 7

months cm in cm in cm in

8 st repeat

Materials

3(4:5) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss wool/cotton in Main shade (M) Pale Pink.

One 50g ball each in Khaki, Dark Aqua, Pale Aqua, White, Fuchsia and Yellow."

Pair each of 23/4mm(US 2) and 374mm(US 3) knitting needles. 23/4mm(US 2), 3mm(US 2-3) and 374mm(US 3) circular needles. 6 buttons.

74(82:90) small blue glass beads and 37(41:45) small fuchsia glass beads.

Tension

25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 374mm(US 3) needles.

Abbreviations See page 7.

Note Read chart from right to left on odd-numbered (k) rows and from left to right on even-numbered (p) rows. When working in patt, strand yarn not in use loosely across wrong side to keep fabric elastic.

  • Pale Pink (M)
  • Khaki
  • Dark Aqua
  • Pale Aqua
  • White ■ Fuchsia
  • Yellow
  • Sewn bead

Back and Fronts

Back and Fronts

Using 2Xmm(US 2) needles and M, cast on 125(141:157) sts.

Rep the last 2 rows 2(2:3) times more.

Change to 3Kmm(US 3) needles.

Beg with a k row, cont in st st until work measures

12(13:14)cm/4%(5:5/4)in from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row.

Divide for Back and Fronts

Next row K31 (35:39), leave these sts on a holder for right front, k next 63(71:79) and leave these sts on a holder for back, k to end. Left Front

Work straight on last set of 31(35:39) sts for 2(4:6) rows, so ending with a p row. Yoke shaping

Cast off 6 sts at beg of next row, 3 sts at beg of 3 foil alt rows, then 2 sts on 3(4:5) foil alt rows.

Dec one st on every foil alt row until 3(5:7) sts rem.

Cont straight until front measures 22(24:26)cm/8K(9&lO^0in from cast on edge, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder

Cast off.

Back

With wrong side facing, rejoin yam to next st on back holder, p63(71:79).

Work straight on these sts for 2(4:6) rows. Yoke shaping

Next row (right side) K25(29:33), turn and work on these sts. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row, and 2 foil alt rows, then 2 sts on 3(4:5) foil alt rows.

Dec one st on every foil alt row until 3(5:7) sts rem. Cont straight until front measures 22(24:26)cm/8K(95610$in from cast on edge, ending at armhole edge. Shape shoulder Cast off.

With right side facing, slip centre 13 sts onto a holder, rejoin yarn to rem 25(29:33) sts, k to end. P 1 row.

Complete to match first side. Right Front

With wrong side facing, rejoin yam to next st on right front holder, p to end.

Work straight on these 31(35:39) sts for 2(4:6) rows. Yoke shaping

Cast off 6 sts at beg of next row, 3 sts at beg of 3 foil alt rows, then 2 sts on 3(4:5) foil alt rows. Dec one st on every foil alt row until 3(5:7) sts rem.

Cont straight until front measures 22(24:26)cm/83/i(9&1054)in from cast on edge, ending at armhole edge.

Shape shoulder

Cast off.

Yoke

Join shoulder seams.

With right side facing, 3%mm(US 3) circular needle and M, pick up and k41 (45:50) sts up right front neck edge, 35(40:44) sts down right back neck edge, k across 13 sts from centre back neck holder, pick up and k35(40:44) sts up left back neck edge and 41(45:50) sts down left front neck edge. 165(183:201) sts. P 1 row.

Work 1st to 3rd Chart rows.

Dec row (4th Chart row) P5, p2tog, * p7, p2tog; rep from *

Work 5th to 10th rows from Chart.

Change to 3mm(US 2-3) circular needle.

Work 11th to 18th row from Chart.

Dec row (19th Chart row) K3, * k2tog, k2; rep from * to end. 111(123:135) sts.

Work 20th and 21st Chart rows.

Dec row K2, * k2tog, kl; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 75(83:91) sts.

Change to 2Mmm(US 2) circular needle. 1st rib row Kl, * pi, kl; rep from * to end.

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2nd rib row PI, * kl, pi; rep from * to end. Rep the last 2 rows once more. Cast off.

Sleeves

With 2%mm(US 2) needles and M, cast on 36(40:44) sts. Work 6(8:10) rows in kl, pi rib. Change to S'/immflJS 3) needles.

Beg with a k row, work in st st, inc one st at each end of the 3rd and every foil 4th row until there are 52(58:64) sts. Cont straight until sleeve measures 14(16:18)cm/51/<(6^:7)in from cast on edge, ending with a p row. Cast off.

Button band

With right side facing, 2Mmm(US 2) needles and M, pick up and k55(61:67) sts along left front edge.

Work 4 rows in rib as given for Back and Fronts. Cast off in rib.

Buttonhole band

With right side facing, 2%mm(US 2) needles and M, pick up and k55(61:67) sts along right front edge.

Work 1 row in rib as given for Back and Fronts.

Buttonhole row Rib 2, [rib 2tog, yf, rib 8(9:10) sts] 5 times, rib 2tog, yf, rib 1(2:3).

Rib 2 rows.

Cast off in rib.

To make up

Join sleeve seams. Sew sleeves into armholes. Sew on buttons. Sew beads to yoke where indicated on chart.

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