Baby Cardigan Pattern, please feel free to use this knitting pattern and whilst we hope it works out well for you the Knitting Wool Store disclaims all responsibility
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)
Materials: Alize Baby Batik (model shown in Pretty Pastels.)
150-150-200 (200-200) g
STRAIGHT NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
STRAIGHT NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 2.5 mm - for rib.
WOODEN BUTTONS : 6-7pieces
DOUBLE MOSS ST:
1st row: * K 2, P 2 *, repeat from *-*.
2nd row: K over K and P over P.
3rd row: P over K and K over P.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Repeat row 1 to 4.
Dec as follows before marker: Beg 2 sts before marker. Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec as follows after marker: K 2 tog.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
See diagrams M.1 and M.2. The diagrams show the pattern from RS.
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 366-394-422 (450-478) sts on circular needle size 2.5 mm with Baby Alpaca Silk. Work rib as follows: 1 st in GARTER ST – see explanation above -, P 2, * K 10, P 4 *, repeat from *-* until 13 sts remain and finish with K 10, P 2 and 1 st in GARTER ST.
Continue like this until 8-8-12 (12-12) rows in rib have been worked.
Now dec 1 st on each side of every K-section by working all K 10 sts as follows (P 4 as before): Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, K until 2 sts remain, K 2 tog. Repeat dec on every other row a total of 4 times = 158-170-182 (194-206) sts (= K 2/P 4).
Work 1 row from WS with K over K and P over P. Switch to circular needle size 3 mm. Now K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 44-44-40 (40-36) sts evenly = 114-126-142 (154-170) sts. Insert a marker after 29-32-36 (39-43) sts and a marker after 85-94-106 (115-127) sts (marks the mid of the sides). Back piece = 56-62-70 (76-84) sts. Now measure the piece from here.
Continue in stocking st and 1 st in Garter st in each side towards mid front until piece measures 10-11-12 (16-18) cm from marker.
Now work diagram M.1. When diagram M.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue in DOUBLE MOSS ST - see explanation above.
When piece measures 18-19-21 (25-28) cm from marker, cast off 6 sts in each side (i.e. 3 sts on each side of every marker) for armholes. Then finish front and back piece separately.
= 50-56-64 (70-78) sts. Continue back and forth in Double moss st. AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armholes in each side on every other row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 42-48-56 (62-70) sts.
When piece measures 21-22-24 (28-31) cm, work diagram M.2 over all sts. When diagram M.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue in Double moss st until piece measures 25-27-30 (35-39) cm. Now cast off the middle 20-22-24 (26-28) sts for neck and finish each part separately.
Continue to dec 1 st on the next row towards the neck = 10-12-15 (17-20) sts remain on each shoulder. Continue until piece measures 27-29-32 (37-41) cm from marker. Loosely cast off. Piece measures 32-34-38 (43-47) cm in total.
LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 26-29-33 (36-40) sts.
Continue back and forth in Double moss st. AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole in the side as on back piece = 22-25-29 (32-36) sts. Then when piece measures 21-22-24 (28-31) cm, work diagram M.2 over all sts. When diagram M.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue in Double moss st. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 23-25-27 (31-34) cm from marker, slip the 6-7-7 (7-8) sts towards mid front on a stitch holder for neck. Continue to cast off for neck at beg of every row from neck: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2-2-3 (4-4) times = 10-12-15 (17-20) sts remain on shoulder. Continue until piece measures 27-29-32 (37-41) cm from marker. Loosely cast off. Piece measures 32-34-38 (43-47) cm in total.
RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work as left front piece but reversed.
Cast on 44-44-44 (50-50) sts on needle size 2.5 mm with Baby Alpaca Silk. P 1 row from WS. Then work rib (1st row = from RS) P 4/K 2 with 1 edge st in each side. When rib measures 3-3-4 (4-4) cm, K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME dec 6-4-4 (8-6) sts evenly = 38-40-40 (42-44) sts. Switch to needle size 3 mm. Work back and forth in stocking st with 1 edge st in each side. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5 cm, inc 1 st in each side every 4-2½-2 (2-2) cm a total of 3-5-7 (9-10) times = 44-50-54 (60-64) sts.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 11-13-14 (17-19) cm, work diagram M.2. When diagram M.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, continue in DOUBLE MOSS ST. NOTE! Adjust so that the double moss st is the same on each side when beg to work. Continue to inc in each side – work the inc sts in double moss st.
Work until piece measures 17-19-21 (25-29) cm. Now cast off 3 sts in each side for sleeve cap. Continue to cast off for sleeve cap in each side at beg of every row: 3 sts 0-0-0 (1-1) time, 2 sts 2-3-3 (3-3) times and 1 st 3-1-0 (0-0) times. Then cast off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 21-23-25 (29-33) cm. Now cast off 3 sts in each side 1 time. Piece now measures approx. 22-24-26 (30-34) cm. Cast off the remaining sts.
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams tog inside 1 edge st and sew in sleeves.
Beg at top of neck. Knit up 82-86-94 (106-118) sts on needle size 2.5 mm from RS inside 1 edge st down along left front piece. K 1 row from WS. Then work rib as follows (from RS): * P 2, K 2 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 sts in GARTER ST. Continue to work like this until band measures approx. 2-2-2 (2½-2½) cm. Loosely cast off sts with K over K and P over P.
Work as on left band but when rib measures approx. 1 cm, cast off for 5-5-6 (6-7) button holes. Cast off for the upper button hole approx. 1 cm from neck, cast off for bottom button hole approx. 2 cm from bottom edge. Cast off for the other button holes approx. 6-7-6 (7-6) cm apart. All button holes are cast off in 2 P by P 2 tog and making 1 YO. Then work rib as before until it measures approx. 2-2-2 (2½-2½) cm. Loosely cast off sts with K over K and P over P.
Knit up 68 to 96 sts from RS on needle size 3 mm (incl sts on stitch holders) and incl over band in each side (on band knit up in front loop of outermost st). K 1 row from WS. K 1 row from RS while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 76-84-92 (100-108). K 1 row from WS. Continue in DOUBLE MOSS ST over all sts until piece measures approx. 4 cm. Loosely cast off.
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