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Free Knitting Pattern: Striped Cardigan and Hat

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Lion Brand® Velvetspun
Pattern #: 40596AD

Bundle your little love in a cozy cardigan and hat stitched in the softest of chenille. This too-cute set works up in a flash in Velvet Spun.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4
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.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 580-106: Velvetspun Yarn: Bluebell
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*Velvetspun (Article #580). 100% Polyester; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (54yds/49m) pull skeins

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•  580-106 Velvetspun Yarn: Bluebell
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•  580-100 Velvetspun Yarn: White
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3 (3, 4)¾" [19 mm] buttons

Striped Cardigan and Hat

Lion Brand® Velvetspun


10 sts + 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stripe Pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

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


Stripe Pattern (multiple of 2 sts)
Rows 1 and 9 (RS): With A, *k 1, p 1; repeat from * across.
Rows 2 and 10: With A, *p 1, k 1; repeat from * across.
Rows 3-4: With B, knit.
Rows 5 and 7: With A, knit.
Rows 6 and 8: With A, purl.
Repeat Rows 1-10 for Stripe Pattern.


With A, cast on 26 (28, 30) sts. Work in Stripe Pattern until piece measures 6 (8, 10)" [15 (20.5, 25.5) cm] from beg. Place markers at edge for Sleeve placement. Work even until piece measures 11 (131⁄2, 16)" [28 (34.5, 40.5) cm] from beg. Bind off.


With A, cast on 12 (14, 16) sts. Work in Stripe Pattern until piece measures same as Back to Sleeve marker, ending with a WS row. Place marker at edge for Sleeve placement.
Shape Neck (RS):Knit until 3 sts remain, k2tog, k 1 – 11 (13, 15) sts. Maintaining Stripe Pattern, dec 1 st at neck edge every 4th row 4 more times – 7 (9, 11) sts. Work even until Front measures same as Back. Bind off.


Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping. Sew shoulder seams.


With RS facing and A, pick up and knit 26 (28, 30) sts between markers on side edge of Body. Work in Stripe Pattern for 3 rows.
Dec Row (RS):K 1, k2tog, work in Stripe Pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 – 24 (26, 28) sts. Repeat last 4 rows 4 more times – 16 (18, 20) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 5 (7, 9)" [12.5 (18, 23) cm], ending with a WS row. Work Rows 9-10 of Stripe Pattern for 1" [2.5 cm]. Bind off.


Sew side and Sleeve seams. With RS facing and B, pick up and knit 28 (34, 40) sts along Right Front edge, 10 sts around Back Neck edge, and 28 (34, 40) sts down Left Front edge – 66 (78, 90) sts. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. Sew buttons to Left Front. Push buttons between stitches to close.


With A, cast on 36 sts. Work in Stripe Pattern until piece measures 5" [12.5 cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Dec Row (RS): K2tog across row – 18 sts.
Next Row: Purl. Repeat last 2 rows once more – 9 sts. Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts. Sew seam. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ***3.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Striped Cardigan and Hat Reviewed by ELIZABETH HERRIES on 2011-07-12 *****
Loved this sweater pattern! A woman sitting next to me when I finished it said that it looked like something she would buy at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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