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Blithe

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Blithe was inspired by the whistling winds, falling leaves and carefree warm afternoons of fall. The style of cardigan was inspired by a jacket I saw in an episode of Wuthering Heights with the wind blowing sharply across the Moor and small children playing out in the open air. This design is meant to evoke red and orange leaves strewn across the remaining green grass.

I chose a superwash for warmth and ease of care. This is a bottom up raglan, mid hip length sweater purposely long sleeves to take children through more seasons.

SIZE
12mo (2T, 4T, 6, 8, 10)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest Circumference: 22 (23, 25, 27.25, 29.25, 31)”
Back Length: 12.5 (13.25, 14.5, 15.5, 17.5, 19)”                                                                                 
MATERIALS
Madeline Tosh Tosh DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool (225 yds/206 m, 3.5oz/100g skein), MC: Orange; #Citrus: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins CC1: Green #Grasshopper: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 24”, change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Although this sweater is worked flat, you will need a circular needle to accommodate the number of stitches when working the raglan decreases for the upper body.                   
Yarn needle, 4 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn, 6 - 0.5 inch buttons
GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch
22sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Daisy stitch

 

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