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Free Knitting Pattern: Chic Baby Cardigan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L32072
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3

Finished Chest 21 (23 1/2, 26) in. (53.5 (60, 66) cm), closed
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: (applied Sep 17, 2013)
NOTES:
5. Sleeves on sample were worked from top down. So that the direction of the stitches will match the Cardigan body, the pattern provides instructions for working the sleeves from lower edge up.
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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Practice your stranded knitting (and create a little heart-shaped Fair Isle colorwork design) with this sweet baby jacket!

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402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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•  860-401 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Grey Marble
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•  860-112 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Raspberry
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$ 4.39 1, 1 
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
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
4 small snap fasteners
Sewing needle and thread
 

Chic Baby Cardigan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 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 in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from the left needle, then k through the back of same st - 1 st increased.
M1 (make 1)An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st)
Row 1 (RS):
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

Two Color pattern (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS):
With B, purl.
Row 2: *With B, k1, with A, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Rows 4 and 6: With A, knit.
Row 5: *With B, p1, with A, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 1-3.

NOTES:

1. Cardigan body is worked in one piece to armholes, then divided for back and fronts.
2. Two color pattern is worked in stranded colorwork. Carry unused color across WS of work.
3. Front bands are worked in one with the fronts.
4. Collar and sleeves are worked separately.
5. Sleeves on sample were worked from top down. So that the direction of the stitches will match the Cardigan body, the pattern provides instructions for working the sleeves from lower edge up.


CARDIGAN
Body

With smaller needles and B, cast on 101 (109, 115) sts. Change to A and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm), end with a WS row as your last row.
Decrease Row (RS): Work in K1, p1 Rib as established over 5 sts, place marker (pm) *k5 (7, 13) k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, pm, work in K1, p1 rib over last 5 sts - 88 (98, 108) sts.
Change to larger needles.
Next Row (WS): Work in K1, p1 Rib to first marker, slip marker (sm), p to next marker, sm, work in K1, p1 Rib over last 5 sts.
Next Row:Work in K1, p1 Rib to first marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work in K1, p1 Rib over last 5 sts.

Begin Two Color pattern
Row 1 (WS):
With A, work in K1, p1 Rib to marker, sm, join B and work Row 1 of Two Color pattern to next marker, sm, with A, work in K1, p1 Rib over last 5 sts.
Row 2: With A, work in K1, p1 Rib to marker, sm, join B and work next row of Two Color pattern to next marker, sm, with A, work in K1, p1 Rib over last 5 sts.
Rows 3-9: Continue as established, working first and last 5 sts in K1,p1 Rib with A and remaining sts in Two Color pattern.
At the end of Row 9, fasten off B and continue with A only.
Next Row: With A, work in rib as established to marker, sm, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to next marker, sm, work in rib as established to end.
Continue as established, working first and last 5 sts in rib and remaining sts in St st until piece measures about 7 (7 1/2, 8) in. (18 (19, 20) cm) from beg, ending with a WS row as your last row.
Divide for Fronts and Back
Note: Fronts and back are worked with separate balls of yarn. For smallest size, wind A into 3 separate balls.
Dividing Row: With A, work in rib as established to marker, sm, k17 (19, 21) for right front; join a 2nd ball of A and k44 (50, 56) sts for back; join a 3rd ball of A and k 17 (19, 21) for left front, sm, work in rib as established to end.
Continue as established, working fronts and back with separate balls of yarn and keeping first and last 5 sts in rib and remaining sts in St st until piece measures about 2 (2 1/2, 3) in. (5 (6.5, 7.5) cm) from Dividing Row, end with a WS row as your last row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 5 sts, remove marker, k to end of right front, across back and to last 5 sts of left front, sm, work in rib to end.
Next Row: Bind off 5 sts, remove marker, p to end of left front, across back and right front.
Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, working each piece with separate balls of yarn, k to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, working each piece with separate balls of yarn, p to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, working each piece with separate balls of yarn, k to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, working each piece with separate balls of yarn, p to end of row - 12 (14, 16) sts remain on each front.
Work even in St st, with separate balls of yarn until piece measures about 4 (4 1/2, 5) in. (10 (11.5, 12.5) cm) from Dividing Row, end with a RS row as your last row.
Two Color pattern, upper edge of left front
Beg with Row 1, work rows 1-6 of Two Color pattern across sts of left front, slip sts for back and for right front onto holders.
Next Row (WS): With A, knit.
With A, bind off all stitches.
Slip sts of back onto needle and work same as for upper edge of left front, then sl sts of right front back onto needle and work same as for upper edge of left front.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles, and B cast on 29 (31, 33) sts. Change to A and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm), end with a RS row as your last row.
Next Row: Work in rib as established to last 2 sts, p2tog - 28 (30,32) sts. Change to larger needles.
Join B and work Rows 1-9 of Two Color pattern. At the end of Row 9, cut B.
Next Row (RS): With A, k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1 - 30 (32, 34) sts.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Repeat last 4 rows 3 (5,7) more times - 36 (42, 48) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 6 1/2 (10, 11 1/2 ) in. (16.5 (25.5, 29 cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row.
Join B and work Rows 5-9 of Two Color pattern. At the end of Row 9, cut B.
Next Row (RS): With A, knit 1 row.
Bind off all sts.


COLLAR
With smaller needles and B, cast on 60 (62, 64) sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) for 6 rows.
Change to larger needles.
Next Row: Kfb in first st, k to end of row - 61 (63, 65) sts.
Rep last row 5 times - 66 (68, 70) sts. Change to A, cut B.
With A, bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams and then sew Sleeves into armholes. Sew cast on edge of collar to neck edge.
With B and large-eyed blunt needle, work a vertical row of chain st along each line created by the purl sts in each front band.
With sewing needle and thread, sew snap fasteners evenly spaced along front edges.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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