Meet Riley in Sprout

The Riley cardigan is a sweet little thing, knitted up in Classic Elite Mint Sprout. But Sprout is not a yarn I am in love with. A bit too “sproingy” for my taste. Take into account, though, that I am always hard on cotton. I think I always want it to be wool. Or alpaca. Anything but the cotton it is. Good thing I don’t have to knit in a perpetually warm climate.

Riley is in Classic Elite’s “Wee Ones” booklet #9144, copyright 2011.  Here’s are corrections for the errors in the right front– corrections first identified by “lippyone” on Ravelry.

Right Front:

After “Rep the last 2 rows 4 (5,7,6) more times” the pattern should read:

Wrong side: Purl to marker, Knit to end of row.

Right side: Knit

Wrong side: Purl to marker, Knit to end of row.

Right side: K, k1 f/b, knit to marker, slip marker, ssk, knit to end of row.

In size 12 months, after you work the back until same length as front, you are working on 27 stitches. When you are at the bind off row you will have to: work 5 stitches and place on stitch holder. BO center 17 sts, work to end of row and place remaining 5 stitches onto stitch holder.

And if you graft the shoulders to the fronts when the pattern tells you to, you will likely want to work the sleeves in the round.  That works better than flat anyway.  Just center the decreases at the underarms.

4 thoughts on “Meet Riley in Sprout

  1. The cardi is adorable! I know what you mean about cotton but I’ve found that when mixed with another fiber (bamboo or linen, for example), it’s lovely to work with.

  2. Noreen: Thank you for your corrections to the baby pattern. Despite our efforts, things do fall between the cracks. We will be posting the errors on our website at: However, the sleeves can be worked flat, although the first few rows will be fiddly. You are not picking up the stitches at the armhole bind offs so it is possible to knit flat.

    Andi Clark
    Customer Service
    Classic Elite Yarns

  3. @Andi…thanks so much for you and your company’s prompt attention to this. And, you’re right, the sleeves could be worked flat even if you do the grafting first. I think I’d still prefer to work them in the round, or work them flat and graft the shoulders last. Good thing, this knitting, that there so many ways to accomplish the same look.

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