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Free Knitting Pattern: Cozy Cardigan

Lion Brandฎ Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 70457AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6
Finished Chest 27 (28 1/2, 30 1/2) in. (68.5 (72.5, 77.5) cm)
Finished Length 12 (13, 14) in. (30.5 (33, 35.5) 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: None
 

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This warm colorwork cardi will keep your little one toasty warm all winter long. Note: Size 2 yrs will fit children aged 2-3 years.
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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Redwood Walnut Moss Spice Eggplant
Charcoal Black Silver Grey Willow Nantucket Amber Mulberry Tinsel White
Wheat
*Wool-Ease® Chunky (Article #630). 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  630-186 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Amber
   ball
$ 8.79  
Note: (A)
•  630-127 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Walnut
   balls
$ 26.37 (3, 4) 
Note: (B)
•  630-099 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Fisherman
   ball
$ 8.79  
Note: (C)
•  630-110 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Indigo
   ball
$ 8.79  
Note: (D)
•  630-131 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Moss
   ball
$ 8.79  
Note: (E)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
4 (4, 5) toggle buttons, about 1 in. (25 mm) long
 

Cozy Cardigan

Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Chunky

GAUGE:

12 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 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:

kfb (knit into front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.

PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS):
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color. Carry colors not in use across wrong side of work. Pick up new color from under old color to twist yarns and prevent holes.


CARDIGAN
BACK

With smaller needles and A, cast on 38 (38, 42) sts. Beg with a RS row, work 2 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to B and work 3 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to C and work 2 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Size 2-3 only
Next (Inc) Row (WS):
With C, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, kfb, k1, p2, (k2, p2) 4 times – 39 sts at end of this row.
Sizes 4 (6) only
Next (Inc) Row (WS):
With C, p2,kfb, k1, (p2, k2) 3 (4) times, p2, kfb, k1, (p2, k2) 3 (3) times, p2, kfb, k1, p2 – 41 (45) sts at end of this row.
All Sizes
Next Row (RS):
Change to larger needles. With D, k2 (3, 2), place marker, rep Row 1 of Chart #1 across to last 1 (2, 1) sts, place marker, with D, k last 1 (2, 1) sts.
Chart Rows 2-7: Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) working sts outside of markers with D, and working Rows 2–7 of Chart #1.
When Chart Row 7 has been completed, change to B and work even in St st until Back measures 12 (13, 14) in. (30.5 (33, 35.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.


LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 18 (22, 22) sts. Beg with a RS row, work 2 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to B and work 3 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to C and work 2 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Size 2-3 only
Next (Inc) Row (WS):
With C, p2, kfb, k1, p2, kfb, k1, p2, k2, p2, kfb, k1, p2 – 21 sts at end of this row.
Size 4 only
Next Row:
With C, work in K2, p2 Rib.
Size 6 only
Next (Inc) Row (WS):
With C, p2, (k2, p2) 2 times, kfb, k1, p2, (k2, p2) 2 times – 23 sts at end of this row.
All Sizes
Next Row (RS):
Change to larger needles. With D, k2 (2, 3), place marker, rep Row 1 of Chart #1 across to last 1 (2, 2) sts, place marker, with D, k last 1 (2, 2) sts.
Chart Rows 2-7: Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) working sts outside of markers with D, and working Rows 2–7 of Chart #1.
When Chart Row 7 has been completed, change to B and work even until piece measures 10 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (25.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 7 (7, 8) sts (neck edge), p to end of row – 14 (15, 15) sts at end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 12 (13, 13) sts at end of this row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Bind off 1 st, p to end of row – 11 (12, 12) sts at end of this row.
Next 2 Rows: Rep last 2 rows – 10 (11, 11) sts at end of this row.
Work even in St st until piece measures same as Back to shoulder. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work same as Left Front to neck shaping, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 7 (7, 8) sts (neck edge), k to end of row – 14 (15, 15) sts at end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 12 (13, 13) sts at end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 1 st, k to end of row – 11 (12, 12) sts at end of this row.
Next 2 Rows: Rep last 2 rows – 10 (11, 11) sts at end of this row.
Work even in St st until piece measures same as Back to shoulder. Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 22 (22, 26) sts. Beg with a RS row, work 2 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to B and work 3 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to C and work 3 rows in K2, p2 Rib.
Change to larger needles and B.
Next (Inc) Row (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 24 (24, 28) sts at end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 6 (8, 8) more times – 36 (40, 44) sts when all incs have been completed. Continue even in St st until piece measures 10 (11 1/2, 12 1/2) in. (25.5 (29, 32) cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband
From RS, with smaller needles and C, beg at Right Front neck edge, pick up and k50 (50, 54) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.
Row 1 (RS): With C, work in K2, p2 Rib.
Rows 2 and 3: With B, work in K2, p2 Rib.
Row 4: With A, work in K2, p2 Rib.
With A, bind off. Place markers about 6 (6 1/2, 7 1/4) in. (15 (16.5, 18.5) cm) down from shoulders on Front and Back. Sew Sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Front Edging
From RS, with smaller needles and B, beg at neck edge, pick up and k36 (40, 44) sts evenly spaced along Left Front edge. Without working any rows, bind off all sts.
Rep edging along Right Front.
Button Loops (make 4 (4, 5))
With smaller needles and B, cast on 8 sts. Without working any rows and leaving a long tail for sewing, bind off all sts. Fold button loops in half, and sew, evenly spaced, along Left or Right Front edge. Sew on buttons opposite button loops. Weave in ends.



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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Cozy Cardigan Reviewed by Louisa Grubb on 2012-12-29 ****
This sweater worked up quickly in Jiffy in Blossom. I would have liked it a little more if the front edges didn't roll.


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