A smocked dolman style baby jacket with 3 colors of chunky weight superwash yarn, Kiruto is quick, simple and fun. The smocked stitch pattern gives the garment a quilted feel and an applied i-cord tie finishes this Japanese inspired knit .
SIZES: 3 (6, 12, 18, 24) months, shown in size 3 months
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 18.5 (19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22.5)” chest circumference
Ella Rae Chunky Merino Superwash (100% superwash merino wool, 136yds/100g) Color A#11, Cerise 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skein, Color B #12 Heart Felt, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skein, Color C #13 Amaryllis 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins
1 set US #8/5mm 24-inch circular needle, last two sizes may want to use a 32-inch circular, change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
1 set US #7/4.5mm 32 inch circular needle, for edging
Tapestry needle, holder or waste yarn.
16 sts/24 rows = 4” over charted smocking pattern.
This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in one piece with stitches cast on for the dolman sleeves. The cuffs are worked with a slip stitch edging that curls under after the completion. The fronts are worked with an extra knit stitch that is worked into when picking up stitches for the edging. The i-cord is first begun on it’s own, then attached to the garment and worked around the front opening. In addition to stitch gauge, row gauge is important in this pattern as the color change is based on a multiple of rows.
This pattern includes a 14 step picture tutorial on how to work the smocked stitch pattern.