Virginia Clemm

Kids outgrow their clothes so quickly, sometimes before we can finish knitting them! The original Annabel Lee cardigan has been renamed for Poe’s wife, the young Virginia Clemm, and reworked for little girls as a top-down raglan that’s easy to add length to.

Paying homage to the fashions of Poe’s day, the cabled fronts of this cardigan mimic the ruffles and pleats that adorned the bodices of women’s dresses. The cable design is repeated on the back, expanding at the small of the back, as a bow would. 

$6.50

DETAILS

Sizes: 6-12m (12-18m, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10); finished chest circumference 20 (21 ½, 23 ½, 24 ½, 26 ¾, 28 ½, 30 ¾)”/50 ½ (54 ½, 59 ½, 62, 68, 72 ½, 78) cm; to be worn with 1-3” positive ease. Sample shown is size 4.

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in st st, blocked

Yarn: The Fiber Seed Sprout DK, 90% SW merino wool, 10% nylon (225yd/100g): 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins in Celeste
Or approximately 375 (450, 525, 600, 700, 800, 950) yd DK weight yarn.

Needles: US 5/3.75 mm 24”/60 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or size to obtain gauge
US 4/3.5 mm 24”/60 cm+ circular needle and DPNs, or one size smaller than needle used for gauge

Notions:
Stitch marker
Cable needle
Yarn needle
Scrap yarn
6-8 buttons ½”/12 mm buttons