Knitted in the softest pink color, this sweet little cardigan is fit for a princess. It’s worked from the top down with yarnover increases along the four raglan lines. Sleeve stitches are then placed on holders while the body is worked to the hem. Stitches are increased across the back to create a feminine ruffle and a comfortable fit. The sleeves are worked in rounds to the cuffs. The lower body, cuff, and neckband edges are punctuated with eyelets and a simple rib pattern. Tiny shell buttons provide the finishing touch.
This seamless cardigan is worked with fingering weight yarn at a gauge of 8 stitches and 10.5 rows to the inch on size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) needles. To prevent color pooling with the hand-dyed yarn, 2 rows each from two skeins of yarn are alternated throughout the lower body and sleeves.