Toddler Cardigan

Toddler Cardigan
Toddler Cardigan

Knitting Patterns - Toddler Cardigan

Materials: Yarn, knitting needles, 1 pair each of sizes 1 and 3.

Size: 12-18 Months

Measurements: Chest 20 1/2 ins. Sleeves-Width 8 ins.

Gauge: 8 sts = 1"; 16 rows = 1".

Back: With size 3 needles cast on 79 sts

First row-right side- k 3, * slip 1 st as to p, k 3; repeat from * to end.

2nd row-K 3, * p 1, k 3; repeat from * to end

3rd row- K 1, * slip 1, k 3; repeat from *, end slip 1, k 1.

4th row-K 1, * p 1, k 3; repeat from *, end p 1, k 1. Repeat these 4 rows for pattern, work until 7 1/2 ins, from beginning, end with 4th pattern row.

Armholes-Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows for underarm; 71 sts. Work even until 3 1/2 ins. above underarm; end on right side with first pattern row.

Next row-Work 20 sts and slip to holder for left front, bind off 31 sts for back of neck. Work 2 ins. on remaining sts, keeping pattern, end at neck edge with 3rd pattern row.

Right Front: Cast on 15 sts on left hand needle for neck edge, continue across working the cast-on sts; 35 sts. Work even until 8 ins. from underarm of back, end with 4th pattern row. Cast on 4 sts for underarm; 39 sts. Work even until same length as back form lower edge to underarm, end with 2md pattern row.

Left Front: Slip sts from holder to needle, beginning at neck edge work 2 ins. even, end at neck edge. cast on 15 sts. Join A and work as for 3rd pattern row. Finish to correspond to right front casting on for underarm at opposite side.

Sleeves: With 1 needles, cast on 41 sts. K 9 rows-garter st.

Next row-K, increasing 1 st in every 4th st 10 times; 51 sts. Work pattern as for back, beginning with B and first pattern row, increasing 1 st each side every 1 in. 6 times, keeping pattern; 63 sts, Work even until 8 ins, or desired length from beginning. Bind off 4 sts at beginning of next 10 rows. Bind off 23 sts.

Finishing: Sew seams. Sew in sleeves with seam at center underarm.

Front Borders - Left Front: With size 1 needles, cast on 6 sts. K until 10 ins. Slip sts on holder. Right Front: Work as for left front until 1/2 inch.

* row-K 2, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, k to end. Cast on 2 sts over the 2 bound-off sts in next row. K 2 ins., including last buttonhole. Repeat from * until there are 5 buttonholes in all. Work even until same length as left front border. Sew borders to fronts.

Neck Border: K the 6 sts of right front border, pick up and k 13 sts at front edge, 12 sts on shoulder edge, 30 sts across back of neck, 12 sts on other shoulder edge, 13 sts on left front edge, k across 6 border sts; 92 sts. K 1 row.

First dec. row: Right side - K 16, * k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog, k 6, k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog *, k 24; repeat between *'s once, k 16; 84 sts. K 1 row. Next row, k 2, bind off 2 sts for 6th buttonhole, k to end. Cast on 2 sts over the 2 bound-off sts in next row.

2nd dec. row-K 15, * k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog, k 4, k 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog *, k 22; repeat between *'s once, k to end. K 2 rows. Bind off 76 sts. Finish buttonholes.