A childrens Pierrot cardigan



This little Pierrot cardigan I knitted for my oldest grandson. It is knitted in one piece, top-down, and has a zipper and a fake seam. Short rows at the back neck were not neccessary; it fitted like a glove.

The material used is Bio Shetland wool GOTS from BC Garn. 

This pattern is written for children in sizes 26 to 34, and the photos show size 26. Every stranded row is included in a colour chart. The pattern is written in detail.

(Click more than once on the photos to see them in more detail)

Difficulty level/techniques used: intermediate. You know how to cast on, to knit colourwork, to purl colourwork, to use a stitch holder, to bind off, to knit garter stitch and to sew in a zipper. 

Yarn used: Bio Shetland GOTS, 100% wool, BC Garn. 

Gauge: 20 st/10 cm; 5 st/2,5 cm.

Needed: Bio Shetland GOTS (see yarn used), circular needles size 2,5 and 4 (3 and 3,5 mm) with long enough length to block the yoke on it when the yoke is finished, 5 double pointed needles of the same sizes. Stitch markers, and a zipper. Choose a zipper that is divisible. 

Yarn used per colour (see scheme on the right):

Note that you knit with double thread, so 50 grams = 140 m instead of 280 m.