Elle melle

“Elle melle” is the first line in a Norwegian counting rhyme, associated with children playing and having fun together. This cardigan is a versatile garment, for play or party, to keep the child warm. The front and back are filled with soft, lovely ridges, while the sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch to make the garment slim enough to be worn under a jacket, and at the same time give room for movement. The body is worked from the bottom up, while the sleeves are attached and worked from the top down using short rows, without any seaming. The garment is shown in size 6 years.


Sizes: 1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years – to fit 50.5 (53, 58.5, 63.5, 67, 71, 76) cm chest.


Materials: 100 (125, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225) g in main color (MC, violet) and 100 (100, 125, 150, 175, 200, 225) g in contrast color (CC, orange) of Hifa Ask, 100 % woolen wool, 315 m per 100 g skein. You will also need 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12) buttons (not included in the kit).


Needles: Circulars and a set of dpns size 3.5 mm – or the size you need to get gauge – and circulars and dpns 0.5 mm smaller.


Gauge: 24 sts and 37 rows = 10 cm in ridge pattern


Techniques required: knit, purl, decreasing, picking up sts.


Pdf patterns are available in both English and Norwegian.

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