Muddy Duck Pond Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke

Muddy Duck Pond Cardigan

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
230 - 550 yards (210 - 503 m)
3-mos (6-mos, 12-mos, 2-yr, 3-yr, 4-yr)
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This sweater has a really fun and unique construction. It begins by working the upper body from the center of the back out to the sleeve cuffs. A provisional cast-on is used at the center of the back for an invisible join. The body stitches are picked up along the lower edge of the upper body, then knit down.

The beginning of this pattern requires a bit of row counting and attention, but less and less attention is needed as it progresses, making it into a great mindless project for in front of the TV. The finished sweater is adorable on your little one, and the project is quick to knit and enjoyable!

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3-mos (6-mos, 12-mos, 2-yr, 3-yr, 4-yr)
Shown in 6-month size.

Finished Measurements
18¼ (20, 21½, 22½, 25, 26¾)“ / 46.5 (51, 54.5, 57, 63.5, 68) cm chest circumference, buttoned with ¾” overlapping buttonband.

Berroco Comfort Prints (50% nylon, 50% acrylic; 100 grams = 210 yards): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, or approx 230 (280, 330, 380, 460, 550) yards in a comparable worsted-weight yarn.
Shown in: Antipasto

Size US 5 (3.75 mm): straight and double-pointed.
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Size US F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional CO; 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5) ½“ buttons

19 sts and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch; 19 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter St.

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