Girls green lace cardigan
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Also suitable for Snuggly DK, Snuggly Baby Cotton DK, Snuggly Kisses DK, Snuggly Pearls DK, Snuggly Baby Speckle DK and Snuggly Tiny Tots DK. Amounts may vary.

The yarn amounts are based on average requirements when specified tension and yarn is used.
You will also need 1 Pair of 4mm (UK8 – USA6) Knitting Needles and 1 Pair of 3¼mm (UK10 – USA3) Knitting Needles. 4 [4:5:5:6:6] Buttons.

TENSION
21 sts and 28 rows to 10cm, (4in) over lace pattern and 22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm, (4in) over stocking stitch on 4mm needles or the size required to give correct tension. Check your tension - if less stitches use a thinner needle, if more use a thicker needle.
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, times or rows, p purl, patt pattern, psso pass slipped stitch over, p2sso pass 2 slipped stitches over, rem remain(ing), rep repeat, rs right side, st(s) stitch(es), s1 slip 1 stitch knitways, s2 slip 2 stitches as if to k2tog, tog together, ws wrong side, yfwd yarn forward.

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BACK
Using 3¼mm needles and thumb method cast on 59 [65:71:79:85:91] sts.
1st Row. * K1, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
2nd Row. P1, * k1, p1, rep from * to end.
These 2 rows will now be referred to as 1x1 rib.
Work 3 rows more in 1x1 rib.
6th Row. P7 [4:2:9:4:2], p2tog, (p2 [3:3:2:3:3], p2tog) 11 [11:13:15:15:17] times, p6 [4:2:8:4:2]. 47 [53:57:63:69:73] sts.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-
1st Row. Knit.
2nd Row. Purl.
These 2 rows will now be referred to as st-st (stocking stitch).
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K1 [4:6:1:4:6], s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, * k3, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, rep from * to last 1 [4:6:1:4:6] sts, k1 [4:6:1:4:6].
2nd and Every Alt Row. Purl.
3rd Row. K2 [5:7:2:5:7], yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, * k5, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, rep from * to last 2 [5:7:2:5:7] sts, k2 [5:7:2:5:7].
5th Row. As 1st row.
7th Row. K5 [0:2:5:0:2], s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, * k3, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, rep from * to last 5 [0:2:5:0:2] sts, k5 [0:2:5:0:2].
9th Row. K6 [1:3:6:1:3], yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, * k5, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, rep from * to last 6 [1:3:6:1:3] sts, k6 [1:3:6:1:3].
11th Row. As 7th row.
12th Row. Purl.
From 1st to 12th row sets lace flower patt.
Work 0 [6:12:18:24:30] rows more in lace flower patt.
Change to 3¼mm needles and proceed as follows:-
Next Row. Knit.
This row will now be referred to as g-st (garter stitch).
Work 3 rows more in g-st.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-
Next Row. Knit.
Next Row. P8 [11:13:16:19:21], k2, p27, k2, p8 [11:13:16:19:21].
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K5 [3:5:3:6:3], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k33, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k5 [3:5:3:6:3].
2nd and Every Alt Row. P8 [11:13:16:19:21], k2, p27, k2, p8 [11:13:16:19:21].
3rd Row. K4 [2:4:2:5:2], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k10, p1, k13, p1, k10, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k4 [2:4:2:5:2].
5th Row. K3 [1:3:1:4:1], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k10, p3, k11, p3, k10, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3 [1:3:1:4:1].
7th Row. K3 [1:3:1:4:1], yfwd, s1, k1, psso, (k3, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, (k9, p5) twice, k9, (k2tog, yfwd, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k2tog, yfwd, k3 [1:3:1:4:1].
9th Row. K4 [2:4:2:5:2], yfwd, s1, k1, psso, (k3, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, (k7, p7) twice, k7, (k2tog, yfwd, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k2tog, yfwd, k4 [2:4:2:5:2].
11th Row. K5 [3:5:3:6:3], yfwd, s1, k1, psso, (k3, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, (k5, p9) twice, k5, (k2tog, yfwd, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k2tog, yfwd, k5 [3:5:3:6:3].
13th Row. K5 [3:5:3:6:3], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k6, p3, k1, p3, k7, p3, k1, p3, k6, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k5 [3:5:3:6:3].
15th Row. K4 [2:4:2:5:2], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k8, p1, k3, p1, k9, p1, k3, p1, k8, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k4 [2:4:2:5:2].
17th Row. K3 [1:3:1:4:1], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k37, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3 [1:3:1:4:1].
18th Row. P8 [11:13:16:19:21], k2, p27, k2, p8 [11:13:16:19:21].
Change to 3¼mm needles and work 4 rows in g-st.
Change to 4mm needles and work 2 rows in st-st.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K0 [3:1:0:3:1], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 5 [5:6:7:7:8] times, k3, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 5 [5:6:7:7:8] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k0 [3:1:0:3:1].
2nd and Every Alt Row. Purl.
3rd Row. K3 [2:0:3:2:0], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 4 [5:6:6:7:8] times, k5, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 4 [5:6:6:7:8] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3 [2:0:3:2:0].
5th Row. K2 [1:3:2:1:3], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 4 [5:5:6:7:7] times, k7, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 4 [5:5:6:7:7] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2 [1:3:2:1:3].
7th Row. K1 [0:2:1:0:2], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 5 [6:6:7:8:8] times, k1, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 5 [6:6:7:8:8] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k1 [0:2:1:0:2].
8th Row. Purl.
From 1st to 8th row sets diagonal lace patt.
Keeping continuity of diagonal lace patt (throughout) cont until back measures 24 [26:30:33:36:39]cm, (9½ [10¼:11¾:13:14:15½]in), ending with a ws row.

Shape Shoulders
Cast off 6 [7:8:9:10:11] sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows. 35 [39:41:45:49:51] sts.
Cast off 7 [8:8:10:10:11] sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows. 21 [23:25:25:29:29] sts.
Cast off rem 21 [23:25:25:29:29] sts in patt.

LEFT FRONT
Using 3¼mm needles and thumb method cast on 28 [32:34:38:42:44] sts.
1st Row. * K1, p1, rep from * to end.
1st row sets rib.
Work 4 rows more in rib.
6th Row. P3 [3:4:3:3:4], p2tog, (p3, p2tog) 4 [5:5:6:7:7] times, p3 [2:3:3:2:3]. 23 [26:28:31:34:36] sts.
Change to 4mm needles and work 2 rows in st-st.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K1 [4:6:1:4:6], s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, (k3, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog) 2 [2:2:3:3:3] times, k1.
2nd and Every Alt Row. Purl.
3rd Row. K2 [5:7:2:5:7], yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, (k5, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd) 2 [2:2:3:3:3] times, k2.
5th Row. As 1st row.
7th Row. K5 [0:2:5:0:2], s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, (k3, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog) 1 [2:2:2:3:3] times, k5.
9th Row. K6 [1:3:6:1:3], yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, (k5, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd) 1 [2:2:2:3:3] times, k6.
11th Row. As 7th row.
12th Row. Purl.
From 1st to 12th row sets lace flower patt.
Work 0 [6:12:18:24:30] rows more in lace flower patt.
Change to 3¼mm needles and work 4 rows in g-st.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-
Next Row. Knit.
Next Row. P13, k2, p8 [11:13:16:19:21].
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K5 [3:5:3:6:3], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k16.
2nd and Every Alt Row. P13, k2, p8 [11:13:16:19:21].
3rd Row. K4 [2:4:2:5:2], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k10, p1, k6.
5th Row. K3 [1:3:1:4:1], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k10, p3, k5.
7th Row. K3 [1:3:1:4:1], yfwd, s1, k1, psso, (k3, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k9, p5, k4.
9th Row. K4 [2:4:2:5:2], yfwd, s1, k1, psso, (k3, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k7, p7, k3.
11th Row. K5 [3:5:3:6:3], yfwd, s1, k1, psso, (k3, yfwd, s1, k1, psso) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k5, p9, k2.
13th Row. K5 [3:5:3:6:3], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k6, p3, k1, p3, k3.
15th Row. K4 [2:4:2:5:2], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k8, p1, k3, p1, k4.
17th Row. K3 [1:3:1:4:1], k2tog, yfwd, (k3, k2tog, yfwd) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k18.
18th Row. P13, k2, p8 [11:13:16:19:21].
Change to 3¼mm needles and work 4 rows in g-st.
Change to 4mm needles and work 2 rows in st-st.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K0 [3:1:0:3:1], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 5 [5:6:7:7:8] times, k1.
2nd and Every Alt Row. Purl.
3rd Row. K3 [2:0:3:2:0], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 4 [5:6:6:7:8] times, k2.
5th Row. K2 [1:3:2:1:3], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 4 [5:5:6:7:7] times, k3.
7th Row. K1 [0:2:1:0:2], k2tog, yfwd, (k2, k2tog, yfwd) 4 [5:5:6:7:7] times, k4.
8th Row. Cast off 4 [5:0:0:0:0] sts (neck edge), purl to end. 19 [21:28:31:34:36] sts.
From 1st to 8th row sets positon of diagonal lace patt.
Keeping continuity of diagonal lace patt (throughout) proceed as follows:-

For 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only
Work [5:5:7:9] rows more.
Next Row. Cast off [6:5:7:7] sts (neck edge), purl to end. [22:26:27:29] sts.

Shape Neck
For all 6 sizes
Work 4 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in every row. 15 [17:18:22:23:25] sts.
Work 3 [3:3:5:5:5] rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and every foll alt row. 13 [15:16:19:20:22] sts.
Cont without shaping until left front measures 24 [26:30:33:36:39]cm, (9½ [10¼:11¾:13:14:15½]in), ending with a ws row.

Shape Shoulder
Next Row. Cast off 6 [7:8:9:10:11] sts in patt, patt to end. 7 [8:8:10:10:11] sts.
Next Row. Patt.
Cast off rem 7 [8:8:10:10:11] sts in patt.

RIGHT FRONT
Using 3¼mm needles and thumb method cast on 28 [32:34:38:42:44] sts.
1st Row. * P1, k1, rep from * to end.
1st row sets rib.
Work 4 rows more in rib.
6th Row. P3 [2:3:3:2:3], p2tog, (p3, p2tog) 4 [5:5:6:7:7] times, p3 [3:4:3:3:4]. 23 [26:28:31:34:36] sts.
Change to 4mm needles and work 2 rows in st-st.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K1, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, (k3, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog) 2 [2:2:3:3:3] times, k1 [4:6:1:4:6].
2nd and Every Alt Row. Purl.
3rd Row. K2, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, (k5, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd) 2 [2:2:3:3:3] times, k2 [5:7:2:5:7].
5th Row. As 1st row.
7th Row. K5, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, (k3, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog) 1 [2:2:2:3:3] times, k5 [0:2:5:0:2].
9th Row. K6, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, (k5, yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd) 1 [2:2:2:3:3] times, k6 [1:3:6:1:3].
11th Row. As 7th row.
12th Row. Purl.
From 1st to 12th row sets lace flower patt.
Work 0 [6:12:18:24:30] rows more in lace flower patt.
Change to 3¼mm needles and work 4 rows in g-st.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-
Next Row. Knit.
Next Row. P8 [11:13:16:19:21], k2, p13.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K16, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k5 [3:5:3:6:3].
2nd and Every Alt Row. P8 [11:13:16:19:21], k2, p13.
3rd Row. K6, p1, k10, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k4 [2:4:2:5:2].
5th Row. K5, p3, k10, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3 [1:3:1:4:1].
7th Row. K4, p5, k9, (k2tog, yfwd, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k2tog, yfwd, k3 [1:3:1:4:1].
9th Row. K3, p7, k7, (k2tog, yfwd, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k2tog, yfwd, k4 [2:4:2:5:2].
11th Row. K2, p9, k5, (k2tog, yfwd, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, k2tog, yfwd, k5 [3:5:3:6:3].
13th Row. K3, p3, k1, p3, k6, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k5 [3:5:3:6:3].
15th Row. K4, p1, k3, p1, k8, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k4 [2:4:2:5:2].
17th Row. K18, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3) 0 [1:1:2:2:3] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3 [1:3:1:4:1].
18th Row. P8 [11:13:16:19:21], k2, p13.
Change to 3¼mm needles and work 4 rows in g-st.
Change to 4mm needles and work 2 rows in st-st.
Proceed as follows:-
1st Row. K1, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 5 [5:6:7:7:8] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k0 [3:1:0:3:1].
2nd and Every Alt Row. Purl.
3rd Row. K2, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 4 [5:6:6:7:8] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k3 [2:0:3:2:0].
5th Row. K3, (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 4 [5:5:6:7:7] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2 [1:3:2:1:3].
7th Row. Cast off 4 [5:0:0:0:0] sts (neck edge), k3 [2:4:4:4:4], (yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k2) 3 [4:5:6:7:7] times, yfwd, s1, k1, psso, k1 [0:2:1:0:2]. 19 [21:28:31:34:36] sts.
8th Row. Purl.
From 1st to 8th row sets positon of diagonal lace patt.
Keeping continuity of diagonal lace patt (throughout) proceed as follows:-

For 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only
Work [4:4:6:8] rows more.
Next Row. Cast off [6:5:7:7] sts (neck edge), patt to end. [22:26:27:29] sts.
Next Row. Purl.

Shape Neck
For all 6 sizes
Work 4 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in every row. 15 [17:18:22:23:25] sts.
Work 3 [3:3:5:5:5] rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and every foll alt row. 13 [15:16:19:20:22] sts.
Cont without shaping until right front measures 24 [26:30:33:36:39]cm, (9½ [10¼:11¾:13:14:15½]in), ending with a rs row.

Shape Shoulder
Next Row. Cast off 6 [7:8:9:10:11] sts in patt, patt to end. 7 [8:8:10:10:11] sts.
Next Row. Patt.
Cast off rem 7 [8:8:10:10:11] sts in patt.

LONG SLEEVES (Both alike)
Using 3¼mm needles and thumb method cast on 37 [37:39:39:45:47] sts.
Work 5 rows in 1x1 rib.
6th Row. P5 [5:4:4:4:5], p2tog, (p3 [3:4:4:3:3], p2tog) 5 [5:5:5:7:7] times, p5 [5:3:3:4:5]. 31 [31:33:33:37:39] sts.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-
Work 4 rows in st-st.
Next Row. K13 [13:14:14:16:17], s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, knit to end.
Next Row. Purl.
Next Row. Inc in 1st st, k13 [13:14:14:16:17], yfwd, s2, k1, p2sso, yfwd, knit to last 2 sts, inc in next st, k1. 33 [33:35:35:39:41] sts.
Next Row. Purl.
Next Row. K14 [14:15:15:17:18], s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2tog, knit to end.
Next Row. Purl.
Working in st-st (throughout) inc 1 st at each end of 3rd [1st:1st:3rd:5th:5th] and every foll 6th [4th:4th:6th:8th:8th] row to 37 [39:45:47:51:53] sts.
Inc 1 st at each end of every foll 8th [6th:6th:8th:10th:10th] row to 39 [43:49:49:53:57] sts.
Cont without shaping until sleeve measures 15 [17:20:24:29:33]cm, (6 [6½:8:9½:11½:13]in), or length required, ending with a ws row.

Shape Sleeve Top
Cast off 3 [3:3:3:2:3] sts at beg of next 8 [6:10:10:2:12] rows. 15 [25:19:19:49:21] sts.
Cast off 4 [4:4:4:3:4] sts at beg of next 2 [4:2:2:12:2] rows. 7 [9:11:11:13:13] sts.
Cast off rem 7 [9:11:11:13:13] sts.

NECKBAND
Join shoulder seams. With rs facing, using 3¼mm needles pick up and knit 18 [19:20:21:23:23] sts evenly along right side of neck, 25 [29:31:31:35:35] sts from 21 [23:25:25:29:29] cast off sts at back of neck and 18 [19:20:21:23:23] sts evenly along left side of neck. 61 [67:71:73:81:81] sts.
Starting with 1st row of 1x1 rib work 5 rows.
Cast off in rib.

RIGHT FRONT BORDER
With rs facing, using 3¼mm needles pick up and knit 5 sts evenly along rib, 35 [43:53:57:65:73] sts evenly along front edge and 5 sts evenly along neckband. 45 [53:63:67:75:83] sts.
Starting with 2nd row of 1x1 rib work 1 row.
Next Row. Rib 4 [4:3:3:5:4], cast off 1 st, (rib 10 [13:12:13:11:13], cast off 1 st) 3 [3:4:4:5:5] times, rib 3 [2:2:2:3:2].
Next Row. Rib 4 [3:3:3:4:3], cast on 1 st, (rib 11 [14:13:14:12:14], cast on 1 st) 3 [3:4:4:5:5] times, rib 4 [4:3:3:5:4].
Work 2 rows more in rib.
Cast off in rib.

LEFT FRONT BORDER
With rs facing, using 3¼mm needles pick up and knit 5 sts evenly along neckband, 35 [43:53:57:65:73] sts evenly along front edge and 5 sts evenly along rib. 45 [53:63:67:75:83] sts.
Starting with 2nd row of 1x1 rib work 5 rows.
Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP
Fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing folds to shoulder seams, sew sleeves in position for approximately 10 [11:12:13:14:15]cm, (4 [4¼:4¾:5¼:5½:6]in), from top of shoulder. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons. Pin out garment to the measurement given. Cover with damp cloths and leave until dry. See ball band for washing and further care instructions.

Pattern from Sirdar. For help finding Sirdar stockists and yarns call 01924 231682

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