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Home : Patterns : Hatchling Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Hatchling Cardigan

Lion Brand« Babysoft®
Pattern #: 90591AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 13 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE:
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2-3 years)
Finished Chest 19 (21, 23, 25) in. (48.5 (53.5, 58.5, 63.5) cm)
Finished Length 10 (11, 12, 13) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5, 33) 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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Color (A)
Babysoft®

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White Pastel Pink Pastel Blue Bluebell Creamsicle Lavender Pastel Green Pastel Yellow
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*Babysoft® (Article #920). 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/336m balls.

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  920-107 Babysoft Yarn: Bluebell
   balls
$ 12.98 2, 2, 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 5 (3.75 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
6 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and matching thread
 

Hatchling Cardigan

Lion Brand« Babysoft®

GAUGE:

23 sts + 28 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:

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

PATTERN STITCH
Feather and Fan (multiple of 12 sts)
Row 1 (WS):
Knit.
Row 2 (RS): Knit.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: *(K2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 4 times, (k2tog) twice; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Feather and Fan pattern.

NOTES:

1. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Cardigan is worked in one piece from the neck edge down to the underarms. The piece is then divided, and sleeves and body are worked separately from the underarm down to the lower edge.


CARDIGAN
Yoke

Beg at neck edge, cast on 26 (30, 40, 44) sts.
Row 1 (WS): P3 (3, 4, 5) for left front, place marker (pm), p2 (4, 6, 6) for left sleeve, pm, p16 (16, 20, 22) for back, pm, p2 (4, 6, 6) for right sleeve, pm, p3 (3, 4, 5) for right front.
Row 2: *Knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, slip marker (sm), kfb; rep from * across, knit to end of row - 34 (38, 48, 52) sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Purl.
Rows 4-9: Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 58 (62, 72, 76) sts when all incs complete.
Row 10: Cast on 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, *knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, kfb; rep from * across, knit to end of row - 71 (75, 86, 90) sts at the end of this row.
Row 11: Cast on 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, purl to end of row - 76 (80, 92, 96) sts at the end of this row.
Row 12: *Knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, kfb; rep from * across, knit to end of row - 84 (88, 100, 104) sts at the end of this row.
Row 13: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 11 (13, 14, 15) more times - 172 (192, 212, 224) sts, consisting of 25 (27, 30, 32) sts for each front, 36 (42, 46, 48) sts for each sleeve, and 50 (54, 60, 64) sts for back.
Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 2 rows. Cut yarn.

Divide for Sleeves
Place sts for left front, left sleeve, back, and right front onto separate holders. Place sts for right sleeve back onto needle, ready to work a RS row.
Next Row (RS): Cast on 2 (3, 3, 4) sts for underarm, knit to end of row - 38 (45, 49, 52) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Cast on 2 (3, 3, 4) sts for underarm, purl to end of row - 40 (48, 52, 56) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 1 in. (2.5 cm); end with a WS row.
Sizes 0-6 months (12-18 months, 2-3 years) only
Next Row (RS):
*K6 (9, 4), k2tog; rep from * 3 (3, 7) more times, knit to end of row - 36 (48, 48) sts at the end of this row.
Size 6-12 months
Next Row (RS):
Knit.
All Sizes
Beg with Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern, work even in pattern until sleeve measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2, 12 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 29, 32) cm) from neck edge; end with Row 2 of pattern. Bind off.
Place sts for left sleeve back onto needle and work same as right sleeve.
Seam sleeves from lower edge to underarm.

Body
From RS, place sts for left front, back, and right front back onto needle - 100 (108, 120, 128) sts on needle.
Next Row (RS): Knit across left front sts, pick up and k4 (6, 6, 8) sts along left sleeve underarm; knit across back sts, pick up and k4 (6, 6, 8) sts along right sleeve underarm, knit across right front sts - 108 (120, 132, 144) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st for 1 in. (2.5 cm); end with a RS row.
Beg with Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern, work even in pattern until sweater measures 10 (11, 12, 13) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5, 33) cm) from top of back neck; end with Row 2 of pattern. Bind off.

FINISHING
Neck Trim
Row 1:
From RS, beg at right front neck edge, pick up and k14 (14, 15, 16) sts along right front neck, 2 (4, 6, 6) sts along top of right sleeve, 16 (16, 20, 22) sts along back neck edge, 2 (4, 6, 6) sts along top of left sleeve, and 14 (14, 15, 16) sts along left neck edge - 48 (52, 62, 66) sts at the end of this row.
Next 2 Rows: Knit.
Bind off.

Buttonband
From RS, pick up and k54 (59, 64, 69) sts along left front edge.
Knit 4 rows. Bind off.

Buttonhole Band
From RS, pick up and k54 (59, 64, 69) sts along right front edge.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, *k2tog, yo (buttonhole made), k7 (8, 9, 10); rep from * 4 more times, k2tog, yo, k4.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Sew buttons to buttonband, opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 13 reviews)
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Hatchling Cardigan Reviewed by Sophie Sawbridge on 2013-11-14 *****
I really enjoyed knitting this pattern it was really quick to do even though this is only the second cardigan I've knitted.


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