Radiant was inspired by my daughter Abigail, a sunny girl who adores colour and is always on the move. She prefers to wear dresses above all else and so this sweater was a desperate bid to create something warm that she deemed worthy of wearing in the winter months. I designed it with only three buttons because Abby is always on her way somewhere and doesn’t have time to work more than three buttons before she loses interest and is out the door. She now chooses this sweater above all others if asked to retrieve one and will even put it on without any prompting at all.
2T(4T, 6, 8) Size shown: 4T
Chest: 26½ (28½, 29½, 30½) inches before blocking
Length: 13½ (14½, 15½, 17½) inches before blocking
Cuff to Underarm: 8 [9, 10, 11] inches
Since this cardigan is worked sideways it will grow in length for both sleeves and hem by about 1½ inches after blocking if the suggested yarn is used. This vertical stretching will also diminish the circumference, for this reason the sweater is designed with a larger chest circumference to accommodate the change.
Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus [80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 95 yards/87 meters per 1.76 ounce/50 gram ball]; #563 Tropical Ginger; 4 (5, 6, 7)balls
US #9/5.5 mm straight needles OR 1 US#9/5.5mm 24 inch circular needle
Stitch holder, Tapestry Needle, 7/8 inch buttons – 3
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in St st
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