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Free Knitting Pattern: Love the Earth Baby Cardi

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Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
Pattern #: 80983AD
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 11 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2-3 years, 4 years)
Finished Chest 18 1/2 (20, 22, 23 1/2, 25) in. (47 (51, 56, 59.5, 63.5) cm) excluding front borders
Finished Length 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) in. (23 (25.5, 28, 30.5, 33) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 15, 2009)


Row 8: Work 4 sts in Seed st, *knit to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1, slip marker, k1, yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st - 76 (82, 88, 94, 100) sts.
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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Recycled Cotton

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 482-141: Recycled Cotton Yarn: Rose Coral
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Recycled Cotton
Pebble Beach Rose Coral Sunshine
*Recycled Cotton (Article #482). 74% Recycled Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 2% Other Fiber    ; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  482-141 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Rose Coral
   balls
$ 12.98 (2,3,3,3) 
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (75 cm) long
 

Love the Earth Baby Cardi

Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton

GAUGE:

19 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Purl the k sts and knit the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:

Cardigan is worked in one piece from the neck down.

CARDIGAN
Collar
Cast on 51 (57, 63, 69, 75) sts. Work in Seed st for 2 (2, 2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2) in. (5 (5, 5, 6.5, 6.5) cm).
Neck
Row 1 (WS): Work 4 sts in Seed st, (knit 2 sts together) to last 5 sts, k1, work 4 sts in Seed st – 30 (33, 36, 39, 42) sts.
Rows 2-4: Keeping 4 sts at each edge in Seed st, work 3 rows in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS).
Row 5: Work 4 sts in Seed st, p into front and then back of each st to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st – 52 (58, 64, 70, 76) sts.
Body
Row 6 (RS): Cast on 4 sts, work in Seed st over these 4 sts for front border, k8 (9, 10, 11, 12), yo, k1, place marker, k1, yo, k6 (7, 8, 9, 10), yo, k1, place marker, k1, yo, k16 (18, 20, 22, 24), yo, k1, place marker, k1, yo, k6 (7, 8, 9, 10), yo, k1, place marker, k1, yo, k8 (9, 10, 11, 12), cast on 4 sts for front border – 68 (74, 80, 86, 92) sts.
Row 7: Work 4 sts in Seed st, slipping markers purl to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st.
Row 8: Work 4 sts in Seed st, *knit to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1, slip marker, k1, yo; rep from * 3 more times, knit to last 4 sts, work 4 sts in Seed st – 76 (82, 88, 94, 100) sts.
Row 9: Rep Row 7.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) more times – 164 (178, 192, 206, 220) sts.
Divide for Body and Sleeves (RS): Work 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts as established for Left Front and place these sts on holder; work next 34 (37, 40, 43, 46) sts for first Sleeve (do not place on holder); work next 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts for Back and place these sts on holder; work next 34 (37, 40, 43, 46) sts for second Sleeve and place these sts on holder; work remaining 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts for Right Front and place these sts on holder. Cut yarn.

SLEEVES
With WS facing, working across first Sleeve sts only, join yarn and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), decrease 1 st each edge every 4th (4th, 6th, 6th, 6th) row 4 (4, 4, 5, 6) times – 26 (29, 32, 33, 34) sts.
Work even until Sleeve measures 4 1/4 (5, 6, 8, 9) in. (11 (12.5, 15, 20.5, 23) cm) from dividing row, end with a WS row. Work 4 rows in Seed st. Bind off.
With WS facing, place sts for second Sleeve Back onto needle and work as for first Sleeve.

BODY
With WS facing, place sts for Left Front, Back and Right Front onto needle, join yarn and work in pattern as established until piece measures 3 3/4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 3/4, 6 1/2) in. (9.5 (11.5, 12.5, 14.5, 16.5) cm) from joining row, end with a WS row – 96 (104, 112, 120, 128) sts. Work 4 rows in Seed st. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.
Tie
Cut a strand of yarn 3 yds. (3 m) long; fold in half. Secure folded end around door knob. Twist other end until taut and yarn begins to twist back on itself. Release end from door knob. Bring ends together and let cord twist on itself, smoothing to even the twist. Knot ends. Weave cord through neck sts. Knot ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 11 reviews)
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Love the Earth Baby Cardi Reviewed by Deborah Culpepper on 2014-02-15 *****
Very easy to knit and loved by all.


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