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Free Knitting Pattern: Sweets Cardigan

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®
Pattern #: L40158
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)

2 years (4 years, 6 years)
Finished Chest About 27 (30, 33) in. (68.5 (76, 84) cm), buttoned
Finished Length About 14 1/2 (16, 18) in. (37 (40.5, 45.5) cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Have your child wear this knit sweets-inspired cardigan made with our new bold-colored yarn, Modern Baby®. Check out the matching hat, scarf, and afghan for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

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Color (A)
Modern Baby®

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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
Modern Baby®
Cream Pink Blue Red Green Orange Purple Turquoise
Grey Black Yellow Chartreuse
*Modern Baby (Article #924). 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon; package size: 2.60oz/75.00 gr. (173yds/158m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  924-102 Modern Baby: Pink
   balls
$ 17.97 4, 5 
Note: (A)
•  924-098 Modern Baby: Cream
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1 
Note: (B)
•  924-158 Modern Baby: Yellow
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1 
Note: (C)
•  924-148 Modern Baby: Turquoise
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1 
Note: (D)
•  924-130 Modern Baby: Green
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1 
Note: (E)
•  924-194 Modern Baby: Chartreuse
   ball
$ 5.99 1, 1 
Note: (F)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Small amount of red yarn
5 buttons, about 1/2 in. (13mm) diameter
 

Sweets Cardigan

Lion Brand® Modern Baby®

GAUGE:

20 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:

Knitted Cord (on double pointed needles) Working with 2 double pointed needles, cast on specified number of sts. Knit the sts. Do not turn work. *Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * until cord measures desired length.
Surface Chain Stitch
Thread needle and bring from back to front through piece. *Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop. Insert needle back into where it last came out, do not pull tight. Bring needle back through work and through small loop; repeat from * until chain is desired length.

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:

1. Cardigan is worked in 5 pieces, Back, 2 Fronts and 2 Sleeves.
2. Charts are worked in intarsia colorwork. Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section and twist yarns on WS to prevent holes. Do not carry color not in use across WS unless the distance is just a few sts.
3. When working from Charts, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and read RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
4. When you see "– 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


BACK
With smaller needles and A, cast on 64 (72, 80) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows, end with a WS as the last row you work.
Begin Doily Chart 1
Next Row (RS):
Change to larger needles and join B, beg with Row 1, rep 8 sts of Doily Chart 1 across.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and following chart until all 7 rows of Doily Chart 1 have been completed.
With A, work in St st until piece measures 14 1/2 (16, 18) in. (37 (40.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS as the last row you work.
Bind off 19 (23, 27) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 26 sts.
Slip rem 26 sts to a holder for back neck.


LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 32 (38, 40) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows, end with a WS as the last row you work.
Begin Doily Chart 1
Next Row (RS):
Change to larger needles and join B, beg and end where indicated for size, rep 8 sts of Row 1 of Doily Chart 1 across.
Work in St st and following chart until all 7 rows of Doily Chart 1 have been completed.
With A only, work in St st for 5 rows.
Begin Cupcake Chart
Next Row (RS):
With A, k8 (11, 12), work Row 1 of Cupcake Chart across next 17 sts, with A, k7 (10, 11).
Continuing in St st and following chart in colors as established, work until all 23 rows of Cupcake Chart have been completed.
With A only, work 9 rows in St st.
Begin Doily Chart 2
Next Row (RS):
Join B, and beg and end where indicated for size, work 8 st rep of Row 1 of Doily Chart 2 across.
Continue in St st following chart until all 7 rows of Doily Chart 2 have been completed.
With A, work in St st for 5 rows.
Begin Cookie Chart
Next Row (RS):
With A, p7 (10, 11), work Row 1 of Cookie Chart across next 17 sts, with A, p8 (11, 12).
Continuing in St st and following chart in colors as established, work until all 20 rows of Cookie Chart have been completed.
With A, work in St st until piece measures 12 (13 1/2, 15 1/2) in. (30.5 (34.5, 39.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row as the last row you work.
Shape Neck
Bind off 4 sts at beg of WS rows 3 times, then 1 st at beg of WS rows 1 (3, 1) time(s) – 19 (23, 27) sts when all decreases have been completed.
Work even (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders.
Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 32 (38, 40) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows, end with a WS as the last row you work.
Begin Doily Chart 1
Next Row (RS):
Change to larger needles and join B, beg and end where indicated for size rep 8 sts of Row 1 of Doily Chart 1 across.
Continue in St st following chart until all 7 rows of Doily Chart 1 have been completed.
With A, work in St st for 5 rows.
Begin Teapot Chart
Next Row (RS):
With A, k5 (8, 9), work Row 1 of Teapot Chart across next 22 sts, with A, k5 (8, 9).
Continuing in St st and following chart in colors as established, work until all 29 rows of Teapot Chart have been completed.
With A, work 3 rows in St st, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Begin Doily Chart 2
Next Row (RS):
Join B and beg and end where indicated for size rep 8 sts of Row 1 of Doily Chart 2 across.
Continue in St st following chart until all 7 rows of Doily Chart 2 have been completed.
With A, work in St st for 5 rows.
Begin Doughnut Chart
Next Row (RS):
With A, p8 (11, 12), work Row 1 of Doughnut Chart across next 17 sts, with A, p7 (10, 11).
Continuing in St st and following chart in colors as established, work until all 20 rows of Doughnut Chart have been completed.
With A, work in St st until piece measures 12 (13 1/2, 15 1/2) in. (30.5 (34.5, 39.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as last row worked.
Shape Neck
Bind off 4 sts at beg of RS rows 3 times, then 1 st at beg of RS rows 1 (3, 1) time(s) – 19 (23, 27) sts rem on last row worked.
Work even (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders.
Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 34 sts.
Work in K1 p1 rib for 8 rows, inc 6 sts evenly spaced across last row worked – 40 sts.
Begin Doily Chart 1
Next Row (RS):
Change to larger needles and join B, beg and end where indicated rep 8 sts of Row 1 of Doily Chart 1 across.
Continue in St st following chart until all 7 rows of Doily Chart 1 have been completed.
With A, work in St st for 1 row.
Inc Row (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 42 sts.
Continue in St st with A, rep Inc Row every 4th row 7 (9, 12) times – 56 (60, 66) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures 11 1/2 (13, 14) in. (29 (33, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS as the last row you work.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Cupcake

With B, work surface chain st along top edge of Cupcake.
Cherry
With crochet hook and red, chain 20.
Fasten off.
Coil chain into circle and sew to top of Cupcake.
Cookie
With C, work surface chain st around outer edge of Cookie.
Chips (make 4 for each Cookie)
With crochet hook and colors as desired, chain 12.
Fasten off.
Coil chain into circle and sew to Cookie for chips.
Teapot
With E, work surface chain st around outer edge of Teapot Lid.
Handle
With double pointed needles and F, cast on 5 sts and work 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) in Knitted Cord (k every row). Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and knot securely. Sew opposite end closed.
Arrange ends of knitted cord on one side of Teapot for handle and sew in place.
Doughnut
With D, work surface chain st around outside edge of Doughnut and doughnut hole. With colors as desired, embroider straight sts randomly on doughnut for sprinkles.

Sew shoulder seams. Place a marker 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2) in. (14 (15, 16.5) cm) from shoulder seams on Fronts and Back. Sew tops of sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Neckband
From RS with smaller needles and A, pick up and k20 sts evenly spaced along Right Front neck edge to back neck, k26 Back neck sts from holder, pick up and k20 sts evenly spaced along Left Front neck edge – 66 sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 7 rows.
Bind off in rib.
Buttonband
From RS with smaller needles and A, beg at Left Front neck edge, pick up and k74 (82, 94) sts evenly spaced across front edge to lower edge.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 7 rows.
Bind off in rib.
Mark placement of buttons having the first 1 in. (2.5 cm) from neck edge and last 1 in. (2.5 cm) from lower edge with rem 3 buttons evenly spaced between.
Buttonhole Band
From RS with smaller needles and A, beg at lower edge of Right Front, pick up and k74 (82, 94) sts evenly spaced across front edge to neck edge.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 3 rows.
Buttonhole Row (RS): *Work in K1, p1 rib to marker, yo, k2tog; rep from * 4 more times, work in rib to end of row.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 3 rows.
Bind off in rib.
Sew buttons to Left Front opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.






 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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