Wee Liesl By Ysolda Teague
A tiny version of one of Ysolda’s most popular women’s sweater designs. Liesl is a round yoked cardigan worked from the neck down in a simple allover feather and fan lace pattern. Liesl would be beautiful as part of a special occasion outfit and the yarn recommended is a wool/silk blend. We used ‘Skein’ Yarn: Merino Silk Sport for our Liesl but any of our fingering weight yarns would be perfect.
The Liesl can easily be customised. The sleeves can be worked to any length, shorter for summer, for example and the buttons can be placed just at the top or all the way down. Five sizes are given to fit babies and toddlers from newborn to four years. The swingy shape and stretchy pattern mean that it can be worn a little long to begin with: maximising wear for recipients who seem capable of growing several inches overnight.
Fingering / 4ply weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
225[280, 360, 430, 510]yds / 205[255, 330, 395, 465]m
3.75mm/US 5 60cm/24″or longer circular.
3.75mm/US 5 dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.
Finished chest circumference:
30¼[33, 35½, 38¼] (41, 43½, 46¼, 49) [51½, 54¼, 57, 59 ½]” / 77[84, 90, 97] (104, 110.5, 117.5, 124.5)[131, 138, 145, 151]cm.
Shown in size 35½˝ with 1˝ of positive ease.
Stitch markers, scrap yarn, 3 or 4[5, 5, 6, 6] ½“ / 12mm buttons.
24 sts and 34 rows = 4“ / 10cm in F&F4 pattern. For swatching, cast on 39 sts and work F&F4 pattern with k2 instead of k4 at each end of the row