Peacock baby and girls cardigan - hand knitting pattern
I discovered that this lovely Estonian lace pattern is a great match for self-patterning yarns. With the Peacock stitch and the yarn, the scalloped stripes just pop out. It makes for a beautiful look. This is a simple introduction to lace knitting and it’s sized from preemies to 4-yr-olds so you’re sure to find someone for whom you can knit it.
Skills required: increases/decreases, picking up stitches, buttonholes, knowledge of sweater construction, seaming, sewing on buttons
Gauge: 30 sts and 42 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with larger needles
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- 4 sizes preemie, newborn, 12-18 mo, 4 yrs
- Advanced beginner skill level
Materials you need at home:
- Fingering or sock yarn; 229 yd (210 m) per 50 g ball; 1 (1, 2, 3) balls solid (MC); 1 (1, 1, 2) balls self-patterning (CC)
- 5 (5, 6, 7) 3/8” (1 cm) buttons
- 2.5 mm (US 1 1⁄2) and 3 mm (US 2 1⁄2) needles
- 2 removable stitch markers
- 4 stitch holders
A Holli Yeoh pattern is sure to offer something to learn, as well as a casually elegant aesthetic. Interesting techniques and clear instructions—developed from years of teaching and pattern writing experience—ensure a rewarding knit with beautiful results. Her work has appeared in industry leading publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Press, and Amirisu, as well as in her website (holli yeoh.com) and in her book Tempest, published in collaboration with SweetGeorgia Yarns.