The New Kid by Kathryn Folkerth

The New Kid

December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
300 - 780 yards (274 - 713 m)
Newborn (0-6 Months, 6-12 Months 1-2 Years) 2-4 Years (4-6 Years, 6-8 Years, 8-10 Years)
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My grandmother Marguerite was a classy, refined, impeccably dressed woman and a Marine in WWII! All class with lots of grit and gumption and my niece Clemmie is a spitting image of her. I had them in mind when I designed “The New Kid” cardigan as it is one that I envision my grandmother slipping over her children as their “go to” cardigan.

The New Kid is a perfect cardigan for an easy classic knit with a twist. A seamless garter stitch raglan with a knitted-on cabled edge. Knitted in a worsted weight yarn it will be sure to knit up as a quick gift. Better yet it is sized for newborn through age 10 to fit all sizes of new kids in your life.

PDF picture tutorial included with pattern purchase to help you with that knitted-on cabled edge!

Finished Sizes:

Half chest measurement of:

8 (8.5, 9.5, 11) 12 (13, 14.25, 14.5)”
20 (21, 24, 28) 30 (33, 34.5, 36) cm

to fit

Newborn (0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years) 2-4 Years (4-6 Years, 6-8 Years, 8-10 Years)

This is designed with a bit of positive ease and room to grow. The ease is added into the the standard measurements for the age at the top of each range listed. With that in mind choose the size that is slightly larger than the intended wearer’s half chest measurement.

The sample shown is a size 6-12 months on a petite nine month old.

Yarn Requirements:

Approximately 300 (340, 370, 410) 470 (540, 690, 780) yards / 275 (310, 338, 375) 430 (494, 630, 713) meters worsted weight yarn.

Sample shown in 6-12 Month Size, Malabrigo, Rios (100% Superwash Merino Wool & 210 yards / 192 meters per 100g) Colorway: Sand Bank; 2 hanks

Needles and Notions:

US size 8 / 5 mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge with at least a 16” / 40 cm cord, plus dpns of same size or needles preferred for working small circumferences in the round.

8 stitch markers, cable needle, waste yarn, tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (optional).

Techniques used:

Increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, cabling.

Instructions for the cabled edge are both fully written and charted.

Many thanks to Dana Gervais for tech editing this pattern.

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