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Free Knitting Pattern: Wee Pocketed Cardigan

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Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 60698A
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 19˝ (22, 24) in. (49.5 (56, 61) cm)
Finished Length
9˝ (10˝, 11˝) in. (24 (26.5, 29.5) cm)
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 Nov 15, 2007)

Schematics have been corrected.
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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•  860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter

Wee Pocketed Cardigan

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


15 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (knit 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



K1, p1 Rib (odd # of sts)
Row 1 (WS):
P1, *k1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for k1, p1 Rib.


With smaller needles, cast on 37 (41, 45) sts and work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until Back measures 9˝ (10˝, 11˝) in. (24 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Pocket Lining (make 2)

With larger needles, cast on 11 sts. Work in Garter st for 2 in. (5 cm). Transfer sts to st holder.


With smaller needles, cast on 23 (25, 27) sts and work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until Right Front measures 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Pocket Welt

Next Row (RS): K6 (7, 8) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 5 times, k6 (7, 8).

Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, k1, (p1, k1) 5 times, k6 (7, 8).

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, bind off 11 sts, k to end.

Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, knit 11 sts of one Pocket Lining from holder, k to end of row.

Work even until Right Front measures 7˝ (8˝, 9˝) in. (19 (21.5, 24) cm), end with a WS row.

Neck Shaping

Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 (6, 7) sts, k to end of row – 18 (19, 20) sts.

Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times – 12 (13, 14) sts. Work even until Right Front measures 9˝ (10˝, 11˝) in. (24.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg. Bind off. Mark placement for 4 buttons: first button just above ribbing, top button˝ in. (1.5 cm) below neck shaping, and 2 evenly spaced between.


Work as for Right Front, reversing all shaping, AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on RS rows as follows:

Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, yarn over, k 2 sts together, k2.

SLEEVE (make 2)

With smaller needles, cast on 23 (25, 27) sts and work 6 rows in k1, p1 Rib.

Change to larger needles and work in Garter st, increasing 1 st each end of every 8th row 6 times – 35 (37, 39) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 8 (8˝, 9) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Sew shoulder seams.

From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 19 (20, 21) sts along Right Front neck edge, 15 (17, 17) sts across Back neck, and 19 (20, 21) along Left Front neck edge – 53 (57, 59) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off.

Left Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 4 sts along side of neckband, pick up and k 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along bottom ribbing. Bind off.

Right Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 4 sts along bottom ribbing, pick up and k 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along side of neckband. Bind off.

Sew Pocket Linings to WS of Fronts. Sew Sleeves to body. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 6 reviews)
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Wee Pocketed Cardigan Reviewed by Joan Alexander on 2009-12-10 *****
This sweater was truly easy to make. First time for me making pockets and picking up stitches to make a neckband and the borders down the front panels. I thought the buttons were fine where the pattern said to place and had no trouble fitting on the sleeves without indenting as someone suggested.

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