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Blacker Swan Girl's Fair Isle Raglan Swing Cardigan and Beret free knitting pattern

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Yarn Thickness for Pattern 4-ply
Garment Type Cardigans & Jackets

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This delightful Fair Isle cardigan and matching hat were designed in 4-ply Blacker Swan yarn by Tina Barrett. This cardigan is so lovely that we asked Tina to make it in all sizes from newborns through to bigger children.

To Fit Bust: 0-6 months (6-12 months,1-2 years,3-4 years,5-6 years,7-8 years)

Cardigan Measurements:
Chest: 51 (56, 61, 66, 71, 76) cm / 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30)"
Back Length: 25 (30, 36, 41, 46, 48) cm / 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 19)”
Sleeve Length: 15 (19, 22, 27, 29, 32) cm / 6 (7.5, 8.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5)”
Armhole Depth: 10 (11, 14, 15, 17, 18) cm / 4 (4.5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7)"

Beret Measurements:
Beret Sizes: 0-12 mths (1-3, 4-7) yrs
Head Circumference: 46 (48, 51) cm / 18 (19, 20)"

Yarn: Blacker Swan (4-ply; 100% Falkland Islands Merino Wool; 174 m / 190 yds per 50g)

Cardigan:
Main Colour: Balsam Bog (green); 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls
CC 1: Sky Grey (deep blue); 1 ball
CC 2: Sheep's Sorrel (red): 1 ball
CC 3: Dusty Miller (white); 1 ball

Beret:
Main Colour: Balsam Bog (green); 1 (2, 2) balls
CC 1: Sky Grey (deep blue); 1 ball
CC 2: Sheep's Sorrel (red): 1 ball
CC 3: Dusty Miller (white); 1 ball

Gauge: 26 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” using the smaller needles and working in stocking stitch
Adjust needle size to give correct tension.

Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3) - straight knitting needles; 2.75 mm (US 2) - straight knitting needles

Notions: 4 stitch holders, darning needle, five buttons

Notes: The cardigan is knitted flat and then seamed, the beret is knitted in the round. The long, jacket-style cardigan has raglan sleeves and the beret gathers to the centre.

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Issued: July, 2013

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