Baby Cardigan and Cap

Baby Cardigan and Cap
Baby Knitting Pattern

 

 

Free Knitting Patterns - Baby Cardigan and Cap

Directions given are for size 6 months, changes for size 12 months are in parentheses.

Materials: are for about 3 ounces MC 3-ply Baby Wintuk Yarn, 1 ounce CC, standard knitting needles, numbers 1 and 3, size B crochet hook and 6 buttons.

Abbreviations:

k (knit) psso (pass slip stitch Over) p (purl) St (stitch) MC (main color) 0 (yarn Over) CC (contrasting color) tog (together) Sl (slip) ch (chain) sk (skip) sc (single crochet) inc (Increase) dec (decrease)

Gauge: 7 sts equal 1 inch,, 10 rows equal 1 inch.

CABLE PATTERN: (Worked on 7 sts)-Row 1: P 2, sl 1 st, k 2, psso 2 k sts, p 2.

Row 2: K 2, p 1,0, p 1, k 2.

Row 3: P 2, k 3, p2.

Row 4: K 2, p 3, k 2.

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.

BACK: With number 1 needles and MC, cast on 70 (74) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 8 rows. Change to number 3 needles, work in stockinette (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures 7 (7 1/2) inches, end with wrong side row.

Shape Raglan Armhole: At the beginning of next 2 rows, bind off 2 sts.

Row 3: K 2, k 2 tog, work to last 4 sts, sl 1 st, k 1, psso, k 2.

Row 4: P. Repeat these 2 rows 17 (19) times. sl remaining 30 sts to holder.

Left Front: Using number 1 needles and MC, cast on 36 (38) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 8 rows. Change to number 3 needles and work as follows:

Row 1: K 29 (31) sts, work cable pattern over next 7 sts.

Row 2: Work cable pattern, p to end of row. Continue working as above until piece measures same as hack to underarm.

Shape Raglan Armhole: At beginning of next row, bind off 2 sts.

Row 2: Work in established pattern.

Row 3: K 2, k 2 tog, work in established pattern sts across row.

Repeat last 2 rows 9 (11) times. End with wrong side row-24 sts.

Shape Neck: K 2, k 2 tog, work to last 10 sts and sl these 10 sts to holder. Continue to dec 1 st at arm edge every other row in same manner as before 7 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 6 times. Fasten off.

Right Front: Work to correspond to left front, reversing placing of cable strip and all shaping.

Armhole: Work to last 4 sts, sl 1 st, k 1, psso, k 2.

Sleeves: Using number 1 needles and MC, cast on 37 (39) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 8 rows. Change to number 3 needles and work as follows:-Row 1: k 15 (16), work cable pattern on next 7 sts, k 15 (16) sts. Continue to work as above, inc 1 st at each end of needle every 3/4 inch 6 (7) times-49 (53) sts. Work even until entire piece measures 6� (7�) inches. End with wrong side row.

Shape Raglan Armhole Cap: At beginning of next 2 rows, bind off 2 sts. Dec in same manner as on back, sl remaining 9 sts to holder.

Finishing: Sew sleeves to back and front armholes. Sew underarm seams.

Neckband: Using number 1 needles, pick up 81 sts around neck, including sts from holders. K 1, p 1 in ribbing 7 rows. Bind off in ribbing.

Front Band:-Row 1: Beginning at lower right front, work sc to neck edge (keeping work flat), ch 1, turn.

Row 2:-Buttonhole: Sc in each of first 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, make 5 more buttonholes evenly spaced, make last one 2 sts above end of ribbing, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in each at and under each ch. Fasten off.

Left Front Band: Work same as right front band, omitting buttonholes. Block to size. Sew on buttons. With CC, make ch to fit around first row of neck ribbing. Sew in place.

Cap: Using nuber 1 needles and MC, cast on 79 (83) sts. K1, p1 in ribbing for 7 rows. Change to number 3 needles and work as follows:

Row 1: K 29 (31) sts, work next 7 sts in cable pattern, k 7 sts, work next 7 sts in cable pattern, k 29 (31) sts. Continue to work center 21 sts in cable pattern and stockinette as above; remaining sts in stockinette until piece measures 4 1/4 (4 1/2) inches. End with wrong side row.

Shape Back: At beginning of next row, bind off 26 (26) sts. At beginning of following row, bind off 25 (26) sts.

Continue in pattern st on remaining 28 (31) sts, dec 1 st at each end of needle every 3/4 inch 3 times. Work even until piece is long enough to fit bound off edges. Bind off.

Finishing: Sew seams.

Neckband: Using number 1 needles, right side facing, pick up 80 (84) sts on neck edge. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 3 rows.

Beading: * K 1, p 1, k2 sts tog, repeat from * across. Work 3 more rows in ribbing. Bind off in ribbing.

Chain: Using two strands of MC, make a ch 28 inches long. Fasten off. Turn back cuff of cap and run through beading. Finish each end of ch with pompon of CC. Sc across first row of ribbing on cap, ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, * ch 4, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, repeat from * across, end with 1 sc. Fasten off.

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