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Free Knitting Pattern: Baby's First Cardigan

Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 60131AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 15 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 6 mos
Finished Chest 20 in. [51 cm]

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jun 22, 2010)


SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 26 stitches.
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 5 in. [25.5 12.5 cm].
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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This simple garter stitch sweater is a perfect mate for the Baby Blankie.
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*Jiffy® (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
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•  450-101 Jiffy Yarn: Light Pink
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Additional Materials
20 in. [51 cm] of 5/8 in. [1.5 cm] wide pink ribbon
 

Baby's First Cardigan

Lion Brand® Jiffy®

GAUGE:

13 stitches across and 28 rows down = 4 in. [10 cm] in garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row). 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

BACK
Cast on 33 stitches.
Work in Garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row) until piece measures 10 in. [25.5 cm]. Bind off all stitches.

FRONTS (make 2)
Cast on 17 stitches.
Work in Garter stitch until piece measures 10 in. [25.5 cm].
Bind off all stitches.

SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 26 stitches.
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 5 in. [12.5 cm]. Bind off all stitches.

FINISHING
Matching fronts to back, sew each shoulder seam from armhole edge towards center for 2.5 in. [6.5 cm], leaving remaining edges open. Place pins 4 in. [10cm] down from shoulder on front and back. Center sleeve between pins and sew to body. Sew side seams and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.
At neck edge, fold corner down 2 in. [5 cm] and tack in place. Repeat on the other side. Cut ribbon length in half. Sew one half to each side of sweater front neck.


 


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 15 reviews)
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Baby's First Cardigan Reviewed by Melanie on 2013-07-16 *****
I have been knitting for a few months so I am pretty new at the craft. This was a super easy project, only one stitch, knit, knit, knit, knit,... super duper easy. Putting all five pieces together was simple if you follow directions. I like a button rather than a ribbon but that's just my opinion. This is a great project for a beginner, as it is a great way to practice. Love the cardigan, it is soooo cute! Great baby gift.


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