Pretty in Pink Cardigan

Pretty in Pink Cardigan
Pretty in Pink Cardigan - Knitting Pattern
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Step 1: Getting Started

This pretty cardigan is a cute easy knitting pattern. Knit sweater are always in style and are good for fall weather! Create a knitted cardigan for your little princess in pink or many other fun colors of yarn to accessorize her favorite outfits and dresses. The pattern given fits a 2T size. It would also make a great baby shower gift.

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Circular Knitting Needle, size 4 mm, and 1 Skein; Bernat Softee Baby yarn - Baby Pink Marl, 6 white buttons

 

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Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Instructions:

Collar

Base: CO 87 sts

Rib Row 1: K5, *P1, K1, Rep from * to last 5 sts, K5

Rib row 2: K5, *K1, P1, Rep from * to lat 5 sts, K5

 

Body; neck and shoulders

 

Row 1: (button hole) K2, YO, K2tog, k2, K1, SL 1 as if to P, K1, YO, PSSO both K and YO, K9, place marker, K12, place marker, K27, place marker, K 12, place marker, K 9, SL 1 as if to P, K1, YO, PSSO both K and YO, K6.

Row 2: K5, P across row to last 5 sts, K5. Make sure to keep markers in their places.

Row 3: K6, SL as if to P, K1, YO, PSSO, both K and YO,* K to 1 of next marker, inc in next st, SL marker over, K1, inc in next st, rep three more times from * K till last 8 sts, SL as if to P, K1, YO, PSSO both K and YO, K6.

Row4: K5, P across until last 5 sts, K5

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until it measures 4 ½” from body row 1 and Place a button hole every 1 ½”

(around 213 stitches)

 

Dividing Row

Row 1: K5 P to first marker plus P2 and put on a holder, K across sleeve to next marker and put sleeve on marker, P across back to next marker plus P2 and put on holder, K across right sleeve to marker keep this on your needles and put the right front on holders.

Step 3: The Next Step

Working Right Sleeve:

Row 1 K across (This row has already been done on Dividing row)

Row 2: Purl across (start this row)

Rows 3-6 Rep rows 1 and 2

Row 7- 12: P across

Rows 13-34 Rep Rows 1-2 till sleeve measures 5”

Ribbed Stitch:

Row 1: K1, P1 across

Row 2: K1, P1 across for 1 ½”

Cast off

 

Work Left Sleeve:

Repeat right sleeve remember row 1 has already been done for you. Attach yarn to left sleeve as to P.

 

Bodice:

Finish Right side panel from dividing row by P to last sts, K5,

Take all sts of the holders (Right front, Back, and Left front) and put them back onto the knitting needles.

 

Rows 1-6: K5, P across to last 5 sts, K5

Step 4: Finishing Up

Row 7: K5,* K1, SL 1, K1, YO, PSSO, rep across to last 6 sts, K 6

Row 8: K5, P across to last 5 sts, K5.

Row 9: K6,* SL as if to P, K1, PSSO, K1, Rep from * across to last 5 sts, K5

Row 10: K5, P to last 5 sts, K 5

Rep rows 9 and 10 until 4 1/2” in length (measure from under the arm).

Ribbed Stitch:

Row 1: K1, P1 across

Row 2: K1 P1 across for 1 ½”

Cast off

Crochet Edging around sides and neck,

Connect yarn to right side, bottom corner of jacket so to work toward the collar of jacket.

Ch1, *sk equivalent to 2 crochet spaces (slightly larger than Knit spaces) 5 DC in next sp, sk equivalent to 2 sp, SL in next, Repeat from * around except for the collar corners, where you should 3 SC all in corner space.

Optional: Crochet flower appliqué. The flower appliqué used on this sweater can be found here at craftown.

 

About The Author

Esther Leavitt is a pattern designer and craft editor for Craftown.com.  About herself she says "Crafts are a way for me to unwind but at the same time keep my hands busy so I don't go crazy."  She is also the owner and proprietor of Crafts by Starlight