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Little Boy Blue Cardigan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 1 skein Lion Brand® Pound of Love® Yarn, Pastel Blue
  • Knitting needles size 7, or size to obtain gauge
  • Knitting needles size 8, or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • 4 buttons: 1" diameter
    GAUGE: 18 sts + 40 rows = 4" in Garter st (k every row).

DIRECTIONS: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses.
When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Circle all numbers pertaining to size before beginning. Size 9 months (12 months, 2-3 yrs). Finished Chest 21" (23", 25") buttoned. Finished Length 9 1/2" (10 1/2", 11 1/2").

CARDIGAN BACK: With smaller needles, cast on 45 (51, 57) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1".
Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until piece measures 9 1/2" (10 1/2", 11 1/2") from beg. Bind off.

POCKET LINING: Make 2. With larger needles, cast on 15 sts. Work in Garter st for 2". Transfer sts to st holder.

RIGHT FRONT: With smaller needles, cast on 27 (29, 31) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1".
Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until piece measures 3" from beg, end with a WS row.

POCKET WELT:
Next Row (RS): K6 (7, 8) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, k6 (7, 8).
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, k1, (p1, k1) 7 times, K6 (7, 8).
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, bind off 15 sts, k to end.
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, knit 15 sts of one Pocket Lining from holder, k to end of row.
Work even until piece measures about 71⁄2" (81⁄2", 91⁄2") from beg, end with a WS row.

NECK SHAPING:
Next Row (RS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, k to end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, knit to end. Rep last 2 rows 2 more times – 14 (15, 16) sts when all decs complete. Work even until piece measures 9 1/2" (10 1/2", 11 1/2") from beg. Bind off.
Mark placement for 4 buttons: 1st button just above ribbing, top button 1/2 " below neck shaping & 2 buttons evenly spaced between.

LEFT FRONT: With smaller needles, cast on 27 (29, 31) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1", end with a WS row. Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, yarn over, k2tog, k2. Continue as follows and AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes on RS rows opposite markers. Change to larger needles; work in Garter st until piece measures 3" from beg, end with a WS row.

POCKET WELT:
Next Row (RS): K6 (7, 8) sts, k1 (p1, k1) 7 times, k6 (7, 8).
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, K6 (7, 8). Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, bind off 15 sts, k to end.
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, knit 15 sts of other Pocket Lining from holder, k to end of row.
Work even until piece measures about 71⁄2" (81⁄2", 91⁄2") from beg, end with a RS row.

NECK SHAPING:
Next Row (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, k to end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, knit to end. Rep last 2 rows 2 more times – 14 (15, 16) sts when all decs complete. Work even until piece measures 9 1/2" (10 1/2", 11 1/2") from beg. Bind off.

SLEEVE: Make 2. With smaller needles, cast on 25 (27, 29) sts and work 5 rows in K1, p1 Rib.
Next 9 Rows: Knit.
Next Row: K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 27 (29, 31) sts at end of this row. Rep last 10 rows 5 more times – 37 (39, 41) sts when all increases complete.
Work even until sleeve measures 8" (8 1/2", 9") from beg. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams.

NECKBAND: From RS with smaller needles, pick up & k21 (22, 23) sts along right front neck edge, 17 (21, 25) sts across back neck & 21 (22, 23) along left front neck edge – 59 (65, 71) sts. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1". Bind off.

LEFT FRONT EDGING: From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k4 sts along side of neckband, pick up & k1 st in each ridge of Garter st and 4 sts along bottom ribbing. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT EDGING: From RS with smaller needles, pick up & k4 sts along bottom ribbing, pick up & k1 st in each ridge of Garter st and 4 sts along side of neckband. Bind off.

Sew pocket linings to WS of fronts. Sew sleeves to body. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES: beg = begin(ning)(s), dec(s) = decreas(e)(ing)(s), k = knit,
k2tog = knit 2 sts together, p = purl, rep = repeat, RS = Right side(s), st(s) = stitch(es), WS = Wrong side(s), kfb = knit in front & back: K next st without removing it from left needle; k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
Pattern stitch: K1, p1 Rib (over odd number of sts). Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across. Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

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