Sunday, 21 February 2016

Charlie Baby Cardigan Jacket

I think this design will work well for boys and girls ......


Charlie Newborn Baby Cardigan

Charlie Newborn Baby Cardigan



There is also an option to make a cropped shorter version
~ which looks great over a little dress  ~


 



Charlie   Baby Cardigan Jacket                           Newborn Baby

Requirements:

48g – 50g DK yarn                               4mm needles                                        3 small buttons

 

Measurements:

Width:    16” (41cm)                           

Length:  8 ½ ” (21.5cm)                      Cropped version:  7” (18cm)                              

Sleeve length:  5” (13cm)

 

 

Instructions:

 

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 

 Using 4mm needles, cast on 25sts

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

 

Work 30 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one  stitch at each end of 5th ,  11th and 17th rows   (31sts)

 

The sleeve should now measure about 5” – you can add more rows if required

 

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (25sts)

 

Leave these 25 stitches on a spare needle

 

Work the Main Part

 

Cast on 88sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

 

7th Row:                 S1, knit across row

 

8th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

9th Row:                 S1, k4, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 

10th Row:               S1, k4, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 

11th Row:               S1, knit across row

 

12th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Full length ~ Repeat the last 6 rows four times more     OR   Cropped version ~ Repeat the last 6 rows twice more  

Next Row               S1, knit 19sts, cast off 6sts, knit 35sts, cast off 6sts, k19sts

 

Next Row:              S1, k4, p15, purl across 25sts from the first sleeve, purl 36sts from the back, purl 25sts from the second sleeve,  purl 15sts from left front, k5                      (126sts)

 

Work the Yoke

1st Row:                  S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

2nd Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:                 S1, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k32, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18                      (118sts)

4th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row:                 S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k30, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                      (110sts)

6th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

7th Row:                 S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k28, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                      (102sts)

8th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

9th Row:                 S1, k14, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k26, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                      (94sts)

10th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

11th Row:               S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k24, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                      (86sts)

12th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

13th Row:               S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k22, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                                                      (78sts)

14th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

15th Row:               S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                                           (70sts)

16th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

17th Row:               S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                                                           (62sts)

18th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

19th Row:               S1, k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k10                                                                                             (54sts)

20th Row:               S1, knit to end

21st Row:                S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise  

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams        

Darn away ends                   

Add 3 little buttons




Charlie Baby Cardigan Jacket                 0 - 3 months Baby

Requirements:


Around 85g DK yarn                       4mm needles                                   3 small buttons

 
Measurements:

Width:       17 "                 

Length:      9 ½ "              

Sleeve length:  5 ¼"  (13.5cm)

 

Tension:

22sts = 4" (10cm)

 

Instructions:

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 Using 4mm needles, cast on 27sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

Work 36 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th ,  11th , 17th and 23rd  rows   (35sts)

The sleeve should now measure about 5 ½  ” – you can add more rows if required

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (29sts)

Leave these 29 stitches on a spare needle

 

Work the Main Part

Cast on 96sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)


7th Row:               S1, knit across row

 
8th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
9th Row:               S1, k4, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 
10th Row:            S1, k4, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 
11th Row:            S1, knit across row

 
12th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
Repeat the last 6 rows 4 times more

37th Row:            S1, knit across row

 
38th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
39th Row:            S1, k4, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 
40th Row:            S1, k4, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 
41st Row              S1, knit 21sts, cast off 6sts, knit 39sts, cast off 6sts, k21sts

 42nd Row:           S1, k4, p17, purl across 29sts from the first sleeve, purl 40sts from the back, purl 29sts from the second sleeve,  purl 17sts from left front, k5                               (142sts)

 


Work the Yoke

1st Row:                              S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

2nd Row:                             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:                              S1, k19, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k36, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20                           (134sts)

4th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row:                              S1, k18 k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k34, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k19                           (126sts)

6th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

7th Row:                              S1, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k32, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18                           (118sts)

8th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

9th Row:                              S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k30, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                           (110sts)

10th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

11th Row:                           S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k28, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                           (102sts)

12th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

13th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k26, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                              (94sts)

14th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

15th Row:            S1, k13,  k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k24, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                                                                   (86sts)

16th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

17th Row:            S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k22, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                                                   (78sts)

18th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

19th Row:            S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                             (70sts)

20th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

21st Row:             S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                                                            (62sts)

22nd Row:            S1, knit to end

23rd Row:            S1, knit to end                                                               

24th Row:            S1, knit to end

25th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise              

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams               

Darn away ends               

Add 3 little buttons

 


You will find my matching Charlie Hat at ~
 
 

 
 
matching Charlie Mittens at ~
 
 
 
 
Charlie Baby Blanket at ~
 
 
 
 
 

I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.

In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 
However, please do not copy my patterns

Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
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‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’

64 comments :

  1. It's lovely Marianna, I love he crop version so sweet, thank you for sharing the pattern. :) xx

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  2. Would making the cardi on size 10 needles make it suitable for a premature baby, please?

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    1. I will be adding a prem size soon, Valerie ....... :)

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    2. Awww thanks Marion, cant wait, can you put it on your Fb page when you have done please?
      Vx

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    3. Marion, sorry to be a pest, did you manage to add a Charlie premature pattern (see above) please. Thanks. I have looked but cannot find it.

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  3. What a lovely site. I am a new Nanna to Charlie who is 5 months and can't wait for my other Son and Daughter in Laws little precious who is due May 23rd. Baby will be a surprise boy or girl. They opted not to know. I am a new knitter and just taught myself to crochet :) I've done a blanket, little hats and booties. This will be my first attempt at a cardigan!! Thank you such easy to follow pattern. I will keep in touch to let you know how I'm getting on. Hopefully be finished before the little bit is born. I knit slow but neat. Jane xx

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  4. i adore this, although i find that i have to use 4.5 needles in order to get a good newborn size.. although i believe that is more so to do with my tension than anything else x

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  5. i adore this, although i find that i have to use 4.5 needles in order to get a good newborn size.. although i believe that is more so to do with my tension than anything else x

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  6. Hi, could someone help me! Knitting sleeves and stuck where you have to increase which does do you do as well as 5th 11th and 17th?

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    2. You're starting with 25 stitches. On each of the three named rows youre increasing one stitch at each end - a total increase of 6 stitches. Then you have 31 stitches.

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    3. You're starting with 25 stitches. On each of the three named rows youre increasing one stitch at each end - a total increase of 6 stitches. Then you have 31 stitches.

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    4. They are the only rows you increase on - one stitch each end. You started with 25 sts & are increasing a total of 6 stitches on each of those three rows. You then have 31 stitches.
      Lynrog.

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  8. This looks so beautiful!! Is this the sort of cardi that will only fit a tiny newborn? looking to knit something up to 3mths!

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    1. According to the pattern the cardigan has a 16" chest. That is the standard size for a 0 to 3 month baby, so assuming your tension matches the pattern this will be fine for up to 3 months.

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    2. As a guide cardigans for newborns ideally have a 14" chest, 0-3m have a 16" chest & 3-6m an 18" chest. Hope that helps HanSpam.

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    3. As a guide cardigans for newborns ideally have a 14" chest, 0-3m have a 16" chest & 3-6m an 18" chest. Hope that helps HanSpam.

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    4. According to the pattern the cardigan has a 16" chest. That is the standard size for a 0 to 3 month baby, so assuming your tension matches the pattern this will be fine for up to 3 months.

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  9. This is lovely...do u have the pattern for a one year or 18 month old?

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  10. I'm loving knitting this, but I can't get my head around which way the sleeves should be facing when you add them in the last row of the main part.....can some one help please?

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  11. Hi Karen, you add them on a purl row which is wrong side x

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  12. Hi I'm new at knitting and trying out this pattern..I'm not sure if I've done it wrong as im thinkin where is the back of the cardi..plz anyone help

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  13. Hi I'm new at knitting and trying out this pattern..I'm not sure if I've done it wrong as im thinkin where is the back of the cardi..plz anyone help

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  14. It's knitted all in one piece apart from the sleeves.

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  15. I am wondering what dose knit across row mean

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    1. It means you have to knit all the stitches in that particular row Riham Tawdors

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  16. Thank you so very much for this adorable, beautiful and easy to knit pattern! I just finished mine and it looks just like the picture. It was so enjoyable to create. I only wish you had a larger than newborn size pattern. Our babies are pretty big when they're born. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I've just started knitting this for a friend's baby. Once each sleeve is knit, do I break the yarn and leave them on the spare needle? I'm guessing I do, as I will use the working yearn from the main piece...

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  18. I am just about to do the main part where you cast on 88. It says in the body of text so, sorry I'm a newbie & not sure what this means. Can you help please? Many thanks

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  19. Sorry. It says s1 can anyone tell me what that means please?

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    1. Slip first stitch on row. Makes for a nicer edge

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  20. I've just finished making this - it's lovely! But can you do a 3-6 month size pattern too please!?

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    1. I just made this and wanted it bigger as well. I added some length to the sleeves, and to the bottom of the sweater. I also added 24 stitches to the width -- when you get to where you bind off for the sleeve insets -- 6 inches on each side for the front of the sweater, and 12 extra stitches across the back. It worked.

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  21. Knitted this lovely cardigan yesterday, I chose the cropped version as I was worried I'd run out of yarn but no problem. I shall certainly be knitting it again, thank you very much for sharing the pattern. :)

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  22. Sorry I am a little confused on how to add the raglan sleeves to the main body of this cardigan? Can someone explain it in simple terms?

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  23. I'm having trouble with the last Row of the main part - after S1, k4, p15, when it says "purl across 25 sts from the first sleeve ..." does this mean slip the sleeve onto the needle and purl them? I know it should seem simple, but I'm having a hard time understanding. Thanks!

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    1. You can either do straight from spare needle or slip onto your needle as long as it purl side facing

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    2. You can either do straight from spare needle or slip onto your needle as long as it purl side facing

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  24. there is no pattern for the finish of the sleeves with 25 sts left on a separate needle.... HELP!

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    1. Look at last row before work the yoke you work across 20 stitches of one front then 25 from ones sleeve 36 from back 25 for second sleeve then last 20 for second front. You then work up the yoke. Hope that helps

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  26. Hello. I'm new reading the patterns.
    After the line where cast off 6 points twice I don't understand how to follow doing the yoke... Please help

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  27. Hello. I'm new reading the patterns.
    After the line where cast off 6 points twice I don't understand how to follow doing the yoke... Please help

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  29. Hi. After casting on 88 stitches for the main part, when it gets to 2 rows before starting the yoke, I can only see 86 stitches on the pattern. Where do I decrease these 2 stitches? Thanks

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  31. hi I am on the 3rd row of the yoke but seem to have 28 stitches now and not 18 that I should have left tho I have followed pattern to a T or so I thought anyone any ideas on where I could have gone wrong also the arm holes seem so tiny even for a newborn is it really 6 stiches that are making that hole??

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  32. I am having the same problem :(

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  33. Hi I absolutely love this pattern is there any chance you can email it to me for 3/6 months as I have had a few requests to do this my email address is tgrace@hewden.ie Thank you

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    1. Hi There I was just wondering is there any update on the 3/6 months pattern please as I have a few orders for them Thanks a mill Tracey

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  34. Hi, this is a beautiful pattern but I'm having issues with this line:
    S1, knit 19sts, cast off 6sts, knit 35sts, cast off 6sts, k19sts.

    I seem to have extra stitches. The total amount of stitches to cast on is 88 and yet the above line only has 86. Can you clarify please?

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  35. Hi, this is a beautiful pattern but I'm having issues with this line:
    S1, knit 19sts, cast off 6sts, knit 35sts, cast off 6sts, k19sts.

    I seem to have extra stitches. The total amount of stitches to cast on is 88 and yet the above line only has 86. Can you clarify please?

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  36. Thanks so much for sharing your patterns. Our group donates to the women veterans hospitals and also for the homeless. I've made your Jasmine Baby Jacket and it's beautiful. I'm know working on Charlie Baby Cardigan Jacket. I have a question - I'm at the main part - I'm at the 2nd row after the 12th row. I've SL1, K4, P15, purl across the sleeve 25 - that leaves the 6 cast off stitches from the row before in front of the needle. Is that correct? Will those 6 cast off stitches be incorporated somewhere later?
    I sure would appreciate your help. Thanks

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    1. Sew up the sleeve seam then turn sleeve right side out. Match seam to middle of cast off stitches on body and sew armhole up.

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  37. Can someone please help - my knitting group doesn't meet until after Christmas and I wanted to get this to the hospital before then. Thanks.

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  39. Seems like there's been no responses since the first of Oct. NOT GOOD! Guess we're all out of luck on this pattern.

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  40. I stumbled rapt that too but it is correct when I sewed up the sleeves that part is the under arm seam then I did the sleeve, hope this helps, I just finished another sweater only a different pattern and it was the same way. But I finished both and they are cute

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  41. Thank you so so much - I really do appreciate your reply. I didn't really want to wait until our knitting group meets. Thanks again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  42. Marianna I have knitted lots of your patterns and especially love the little Hug Boots and the Charlie cardigan. I would like to knit the Charlie cardigan in a 6 month size do you have any instructions for doing so? Would be very grateful

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  43. This is one of the most enjoyable patterns I've ever followed. It's so intuitive, simple and yet produces such a gorgeous outcome! Thank you (about to start it in colour no.3)

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  44. hi there, i was wondering how many stitches i need to start to make a 3-6 months old. Thanks. xx
    loving your website. xx

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  45. This pattern is lovely! I was was wondering when it says to put the stitches aside on a separate needle and cast on 88 stitches, do I cut the yarn?

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