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Home : Patterns : Knit Baby Clouds Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Baby Clouds Cardigan

Lion Brand® PolarSpun
Pattern #: 20133

Bundle up your little one in this cozy fleecy cardigan. We have featured it in Polarspun Polar Pink, but of course this unisex design can be knit in any color.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3, Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8

3-6 months (6-12 months, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) years Finished Chest 22 (24, 26, 28, 30,32) inches Length 10¼ (11¼, 13¼, 15¼, 17, 19) inches


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jun 5, 2005)
There is a correction on the numbers on the schematic of the Back. The numbers for the raglan portion that now read 5½ (6, 7, 7½, 8, 8¼) inches should read: 4¼ (4¾, 5, 6, 6¼, 7¼)”.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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PolarSpun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 360-101: PolarSpun yarn: Polar Pink
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PolarSpun
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*PolarSpun (Article #360). 100% Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (137yds/125m) pull skeins

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•  360-101 PolarSpun yarn: Polar Pink
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$ 13.98 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) 
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
 

Knit Baby Clouds Cardigan

Lion Brand® PolarSpun

GAUGE:

14 sts + 19 rows= 4 inches (10cm)in Stst(k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

M1 (make 1 st): An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle. Work this new stitch through back loop.


BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 39 (43, 47, 49, 53, 57) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib until piece measures 11⁄4 (11⁄4, 11⁄4, 11⁄4, 11⁄4, 11⁄4)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles and cont in St st until piece measures 5 1⁄4 (5 1⁄4, 6 1⁄4, 8, 9, 10 1⁄4) inches from beg, ending with a WS row.


Shape Raglan: Bind off 3  sts at beg of next 2 rows –33 (37, 41, 43, 47, 51) sts. Dec 1 st each end on the next, then every other row 8 (9, 9, 13, 13, 16) times – 17 (19, 23, 17, 21, 19) sts, then dec 1 st at each end of every row 2 (2, 4, 0, 2, 0) times – 13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 19) sts. Bind off.

 

LEFT FRONT

With smaller needles, cast on 18 (20, 22, 22, 24, 26) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib until piece measures 1 1⁄4 (1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4,  11⁄4)" from beg, ending with a RS row.

Next Row: Cont in rib,inc 0(0,0,1,1,1) st at center of row – 18 (20, 22, 23, 25, 27) sts.

Change to larger needles and cont in St st until piece measures 51⁄4 (51⁄4, 61⁄4, 8, 9, 101⁄4)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan Bind off 3 sts, k toend– 15(17,19,20,22,24)sts. Pur 1 row. Dec 1st at raglan edge on the next, then every other row, 7 (8, 9, 11, 10, 12) times – 8 (9, 10, 9, 12, 12) sts.

Shape Neck K2tog, k 6 (7, 8, 7, 10, 10).

Next Row Bind off 2(3,3,3,3,3 ) sts, p2tog, p2(2,1,2,5,5), p2tog0(0,1,0,0,0)   times – 4 (4, 4, 4, 7, 7) sts.

Next Row K2tog, k0(0,0,0,3,3), k2tog–2(2,2,2,5,5) sts. 5th and 6th Sizes only P2tog, p 3 – 4 sts. Dec 1 st at raglan edge only on the next, then every other row, once – 2 sts. All Sizes P2tog. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT

With smaller needles, cast on 18 (20, 22, 22, 24, 26) sts.

Row1 *P1, k1; rep from *.

Rep Row 1 until piece measures 1 1⁄4 (1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4)" from beg, ending with a RS row.

Next Row Rep Row 1, inc 0(0,0,1,1,1) st at center of row–18(20,22,23,25,27) sts.

Change to larger needles and cont in St st until piece measures 51⁄4 (51⁄4, 61⁄4, 8, 9, 101⁄4)" from beg, ending with a RS row.

Shape Raglan Bind off 3 sts, p to end – 15 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24) sts. Dec 1 st at raglan edge on the next, then every other row, 7 (8, 9, 11, 10, 12) times – 8 (9, 10, 9, 12, 12) sts.

Shape Neck Bind off 2(3,3,3,3,3)sts,k3(3,4,3,6,6), k2tog–5(5,6,5,8,8) sts.

Next Row P2tog 0(0,1,0,0,0)times, p3(3,2,3,6,6), p2tog–4(4,4,4,7,7) sts.

Next Row K2tog, k0(0,0,0,3,3), k2tog–2(2,2,2,5,5 )sts. 5th and 6th Sizes Only

P 3, p2tog – 4 sts. Dec 1 st at raglan edge only on the next, then every other row, once – 2 sts.

All Sizes P 2tog. Fasten off.


SLEEVE

With smaller needles, cast on 19 (21, 21, 23,25,25) sts. Work in k1, p1rib until piece measures 1 1⁄4 (1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4, 1 1⁄4) inches from beg, ending with a RS row.

Next Row Rib 2(3,3,4,5,5), M1 ,(rib 5, M1) 3 times, rib 2 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5) – 23 (25, 25, 27, 29, 29) sts.

Change to larger needles and cont in St st. Inc 1 st each end of foll 3rd row once, then every 5th (5th, 6th, 6th, 6th, 6th) row 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) times – 31 (35, 37, 41, 45, 47) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 6 1⁄4 (8, 9 3⁄4, 11 1⁄4, 13, 14 1⁄4) inches from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan: Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 25 (29, 31, 35, 39, 41) sts. Dec 1 st each end of next and foll 4th row – 21 (25, 27, 31, 35, 37) sts. Dec 1 st each end of next and every other row 5(5,6,8,8,11) times – 11(15,15,15,19,15) sts. Dec 1 st each end of every row 0(2,2,2,4,2) times –11 sts.  Bind off

NECKBAND

Sew raglan seams. With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up 6 (7, 7, 7, 11, 11) sts evenly along Right Neck, 9 sts from top of Right Sleeve, 13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 19) sts from Back Neck, 9 sts from top of Left Sleeve, and 6 (7, 7, 7, 11, 11) sts evenly along Left Neck–43 (47,47,49,57,59) sts. Work 5 rows in k1, p1 rib, beg first row with p1. Bind off in rib.

LEFT FRONT BORDER

With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up 5 sts evenly along neckband, 29 (31, 37, 39, 43, 53) sts evenly along Front edge, and 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7) sts evenly along bottom rib – 39 (41, 47, 51, 55, 65) sts.

For a Girl (Button Band)

Work 5 rows in k1, p1rib, beg first row with p1. Bind off in rib.

For a Boy (Buttonhole Band)

Row 1 P1,*k1, p1; rep from *.

Row 2 Rib 3(2,3,3,2,2), bind off 1 st, [rib 6(7,8,9,8,10), bind off 1 st] 4(4,4,4,5, 5) times, rib 2 (1, 2, 2, 1, 1).
Row 3  Rib 3(2,3,3,2,2), cast on 1 st, [rib7(8,9,10,9,11), cast on 1 st] 4(4,4,4,5, 5) times, rib 3 (2, 3, 3, 2, 2).

Work 2 more rows in rib. Bind off in rib.

RIGHT FRONT BORDER

Work as for Left Front Border, beg pickup at bottom rib, and working Buttonhole Band for a girl and Button Band for a boy.

FINISHING

Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons.



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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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