Baby Cardigan - Knitting Pattern
Materials: Baby Yarn multicolor pastels (1 oz.) 3 (3-4-4) skeins; 8 Buttons; Stitch holder.
Needles: Knitting needles No. 1 and No. 3or size to give gauge.
Gauge: 7 sts = 1 inch, 9 rows = 1 inch
*Instructions are for Girl or Boy Infant Sizes. Changes for Sizes 1, 2 and 3 are in parentheses. Finishes measurements: In inches; Chest (buttoned) 20 (22 l/2-23 1/2-24 1/2)
Back: With No. 1 needles cast on 68 (76-80-84) sts.
Ribbing - Row 1: * K 2, P 2; rep from * to end. Rep Row 1 for 14 rows. Change to No. 3 needles. Work in St St (K 1 row, P 1 row) until 6 1/2 (7-7 1/2-8) inches from beg, or desired length to underarms, end with a P row.
Armholes: Bind off 3 (4-5-5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next Row: K 2 tog, K to last 2 sts, K 2 tog.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep the last 2 rows twice. Continue St St on 58 (64-66-70) sts until armholes measure 3 (3 l/2- 4- 4 1/2) inches.
Shoulders: Bind off 13 (14-15-17) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place 32 (36-36-36) sts on a stitch holder.
Note: For Boys work right front first. For Girls work left front first. Buttonholes will be worked in left front for Boys and in Right Front for Girls.
First Front: With No. 1 needles, cast on 40 (44-44-48). For Boys beg with K 2 at front edge; for Girls beg with P 2 at underarm edge and work in K 2, P 2 ribbing for 14 rows.
Next Row: Knit and on Size 2 only, inc 2 sts in row. There are 40 (44-46-48) sts on needles.
Next Row For Boys only: P to the last 7 sts, K 7 for front border.
Next Row For Girls Only: K 7 for front border. P to end. Keeping the 7 sts of front border in Garter St (K every row) and remaining sts in St St, work to same length as back to armhole, ending at underarm edge.
Armhole: Bind off 3 (4-5-5) sts at beg of next row. Dec 1 st at armhole edge every 2nd row, twice. Work on 35 (38-39-41) sts until armhole measures 1 1/2 (2-2 1/2-3) inches, ending at front edge.
Neck-Row 1: Work 14 (16-16-16) sts and place these sts on a stitch holder. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 8 times. Work on 13 (14-15-17) sts until armhole is the same length as back armhole. K 6 rows on all sts for garter st. Bind off. Mark places with pins on front border and rib band for buttons, having first marker 1/2 inch from lower edge, 7th marker 1/2 inch from beg of neck (the 8th button will be in center of a 1 -inch neck-hand).
To Work Buttonholes in Second Front, opposite button markers: Beg at front edge K 3 sts, yo, K 2 tog, K 2, work to end. On the next row the yo is worked as 1 st.
Second Front: Work to correspond to First Front, reversing all shaping and working buttonholes opposite markers.
Sleeves: With No. 1 needles, cast on 36 (40-44-48) sts. Rib as on back for 10 rows, inc 6 sts evenly across last row. Change to No. 3 needles. Work in St St, inc 1 st each side every 6 rows, 5 times. Work on 52 (56-60-64) to 7 (8-9-10) inches from beg, or desired length to underarms. Bind off 3 (4-5-5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 3 (4-10-12) times, every row 10 (10-5-5) times. Bind off 20 sts.
Finishing: Block lightly, sew underarm, shoulder and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.
Neckband: With No. 1 needles from right side and beg at front edge, K across sts on holder, pick up 6 sts on shaped neck edge. K across sts on holder, pick up 6 sts on shaped neck edge, K across sts on holder.
Keeping borders as established work remaining sts in K 2, P 2 or K 1, P 1 ribbing for 4 rows, work buttonhole in next row in line with other buttonholes. Work 4 rows more in pat as established. Bind off in pat. Sew buttons on front band opposite buttonholes.