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The Only Magical Girl in Town cardigan is a modern take on a classic girls’ cardigan – it’s got dainty looks, but its seamless and comfy construction makes it ideal for running, jumping, and climbing trees. Knitted in 4ply to sport weight yarn, it’s a great cross-season garment that adds a bit of warmth.

The Only Magical Girl in Town cardigan features carefully considered details like garter stitch detail at the faux seams, a slight a-line shape adding a bit of fun swing, and a cute lace pattern down the back.

The pattern has been sized from 0-3m all the way up to 10-11yrs, so you can match siblings. And the lace pattern is resized to fit as the cardigan grows, so it doesn’t get lost in the larger sizes.

Key information
The Only Magical Girl in Town cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down. The yoke is knit flat and shaped with raglan increases, before sleeves are placed on hold. Increases at the faux side seams create a gentle a-line shape, and the cascading leaves of the lace pattern are worked down the entire back. Once the body is completed, the sleeves are knitted in the round.

The Only Magical Girl in Town comes in 9 sizes, from 0-3m up to 11-12yrs. Where instructions differ, they’re written as 0-3m (3-6m, 1-2y, 2-3y, 4-5y) 6-7y, 8-9y, 9-10y. There are also 3 versions of the lace motif, which has been resized to fit across the different sizes, so make sure you’re working from the right instructions for your chosen size.

Sizing and recommended ease
The Only Magical Girl in Town cardigan is designed to fit with around 1-2” of positive ease, for a comfy fit with a bit of growing room.

The measurements below are the chest measurements for the garment itself; to get the best fit, measure a favourite garment and compare it.

0-3m: 16.75in (32cm)
3-6m: 17.75in (44.5cm)
6-12m: 19in (47.5cm)
1-2y: 21in (52.5cm)
2-3y: 22in (55cm)
4-5y: 24in (60cm)
6-7y: 26.5in (66cm)
8-9y: 27.75in (69cm)
10-11y: 29.5in (74cm)

Suggested yarn
Fingering/4ply weight yarn. The samples use CaMaRose Organic Summer Wool (70% wool, 30% cotton, 230m/251yds per 50g) for a garment that’s perfect for all seasons. As the cardigan is designed for kids, you may want to look for a machine washable yarn.

Yarn requirements:
Size 0-3m (3-6m, 6-12m, 1-2y, 2-3y) 4-5y, 6-7y, 8-9y, 10-11y:
290 (330, 400, 470, 520) 620, 760, 900, 1030 m / 318 (360, 438, 514, 570) 680, 830, 985, 1130 yds

Suggested needles (and notions):
  • 3.25mm (US 3) and 3.5mm (US 4) circular needles - approximately 60cm/24in long, plus long circular for magic loop or DPNs for small circumference knitting
  • 6 stitch markers
  • scrap yarn or stitch holders
  • 3 buttons, needle, and matching thread
  • tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch, knit flat using 3.5mm (US 4) needles
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