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Free Knitting Pattern: Snowfall Garter Stitch Cardigan

Lion Brand® Baby Wool
Pattern #: L0030AD
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: 0-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 12-18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3

Finished Chest 20 (21, 23, 24, 26) in. (51 (53.5, 58.5, 61, 66) cm), buttoned
Finished Length 9 1/2 (11, 12, 13, 14) in. (24 (28, 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.

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*Baby Wool (Article #823). 100% Total Easy Care Wool; package size: Solids: 1.75oz (50g), 98yds (90m)
Prints: 1.4oz (40g), 79yds (72m)

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Additional Materials
2 buttons, 5/8 in. (1.5 cm) diameter

Snowfall Garter Stitch Cardigan

Lion Brand® Baby Wool


17 sts + 34 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k 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


1. Sleeves and yoke (the upper section of the Cardigan) are worked in one piece, from wrist edge of one Sleeve across to wrist edge of opposite Sleeve.
2. Stitches are picked up along side edge of the yoke for back and fronts.
3. Refer to the schematic drawing to identify the parts of the Cardigan.

Right Sleeve

Beg at wrist edge of right sleeve, cast on 34 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 10 1/2, 11) in. (14 (16.5, 19, 26.5, 28) cm) from beg.
Place markers at beg and end of last row for placement of back and fronts.
Continue in Garter st until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 3/4, 2 3/4, 3, 3 1/4) in. (6.5 (7, 7, 7.5, 8.5) cm) from markers.


Divide for Neck
Next Row (RS):
K17 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts and place these sts on a holder for right front yoke, k across remaining 17 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts for back yoke.


Back Yoke
Continue in Garter st on sts for back yoke sts only until piece measures 5 (5, 6, 6, 6 1/2) in. (12.5 (12.5, 15, 15, 16.5) cm) from beg of neck divide, end with a WS row.
Note:End with a WS row means that the last row you work will be a WS row and you will be ready to work a RS row. Place back yoke sts on holder.


Right Front Yoke
From WS, place right front yoke sts back onto needle, join yarn and continue in Garter st until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 3, 3, 3 1/4) in. (6.5 (6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8.5) cm) from beg of neck divide, end with a WS row.
Next Row (buttonholes - RS): K5 (7, 8, 9, 10), yo, k2tog (for buttonhole), k4 (5, 6, 7, 8), yo, k2tog (for buttonhole), k to end.
Knit 3 rows. Bind off.


Left Front Yoke
Cast on 17 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts.
Work in Garter st until piece measures 3 (3, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 3/4) in. (7.5 (7.5, 9, 9, 9.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Join Left Front and Back Yokes
Joining Row (RS):
Knit across left front yoke sts then knit across back yoke sts on holder - 34 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Garter st until 2 1/2 (2 3/4, 2 3/4, 3, 3 1/4) in. (6.5 (7, 7, 7.5, 8.5) cm) from joining row.
Place markers at beg and end of last row for placement of back and fronts.
Work even in Garter st until 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 10 1/2, 11) in. (14 (16.5, 19, 26.5, 28) cm) from markers.
Bind off.


With RS facing, pick up and k42 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts evenly spaced between markers along edge of back yoke.
Work even in Garter st for 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8) in. (14 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5) cm). Bind off.


With RS facing, pick up and k24 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts evenly spaced between marker and front edge of one front yoke.
Work even in Garter st until same length as back.
Bind off.
Repeat along other front yoke edge.


Fold piece in half along shoulders. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to left front opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Snowfall Garter Stitch Cardigan Reviewed by Margaret on 2015-08-05 *****
I have made this twice now, first size and second size. Both very well received by my daughter and grandaughter. Easy to follow pattern, lengthened the sleeve on both to give an adjustable cuff.

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