This is a signature lisaFdesign under the Little Cupcakes brand.
The Delta Cardigan pattern is designed for young children from one through 10 years. It has bold stripes of texture made from easy knit and purl patterns. The allover textures add beauty to this practical crew neck cardigan. Knit up in Lisa's own wool yarn brand, Vespers 8ply Merino for both boys and girls, there will be a colour for most lucky children. Construction is knitted flat in pieces and sewn together using mattress stitch then finished off with with decorative buttons.
Six children's sizes in ages: 1-2 (3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9, 10) years
Chest measurements: 51 (56, 61, 66, 71, 76) cm
Approx positive ease: 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 10) cm
Finished garment measurements: 58 (63, 69, 74, 79, 86) cm
Finished garment length: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 54) cm
Yarn (approx): 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls of Vespers 8ply Merino Wool (shown in Crunchy Pear) (based on 106 metres per 50 gram ball) or approx. total of 530 (636, 636, 742, 848, 954) metres of equivalent 8ply wool yarn.
Needles: 4mm and 3.25mm straight knitting needles
Notions: stitch holders and 6-7 buttons
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm square over stocking stitch knitted on 4mm needles. Correct tension is Essential. Be sure to check your tension matches this pattern's stated gauge to ensure it will fit and you have the correct amount of yarn. If your swatch has less stitches to the 10cm, your tension is too loose so use smaller needles. If your swatch has more stitches to the 10cm, your tension is too firm so use larger needles.