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During my recent pregnancy, I loved designing a few baby items that our little one could wear. While designing and knitting baby things I would imagine what it would be like once our baby would be here. One of my designs was this little cardigan. Even though we did not know whether we would be having a boy or a girl, the design is rather girly with the fair isle hearts border on the body, and therefore perfect for the amazing daughter we ended up having. Now that Eleanor has arrived and gets to wear this cardi, I thought I�d share the pattern with you all.

Kissable is knit from the top down, working back and forth on a circular needle, with raglan increases.

0-3 months

Chest: 9 inches (23 cm)
Length: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

18 st/26 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch

2 50 g. skeins of a DK yarn (yarn used for cardigan in pictures is 55% nylon or polyamide/45% acrylic blend; 191 yards/175 m per 50g. skein), plus 0.5 (one half) 50g. skein of a DK weight yarn in a contrasting color (yarn used for CC in pictures is 100% merino wool, 136 yards/124 m per 50g. skein), 1 24-inch length or larger US #6/4 mm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 1 set of US #6/4 mm dpns (or size needed to obtain gauge), 4 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders, darning needle, crochet hook for front tie string or, alternatively, a piece of ribbon for front tie.

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