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Top Down Cardigan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Patons® Beehive Baby Sport™:
    Girl Version:
    Sizes 3 6 12 18
    Precious Pink 1 1 2 2 ball(s)
    Boy Version:
    Sizes 3 6 12 18
    Bonnet Blue 1 1 2 2 ball(s)
  • Set of four size U.S. 5 double-pointed knitting needles.
  • Sizes U.S. 3 and U.S. 5 circular knitting needles 16" long or size needed to obtain tension
  • Cable needle
  • 4 stitch markers
  • 6 buttons

DIRECTIONS:

MEASUREMENTS
To fit chest measurement
3 mos
16"
6 mos 17"
12 mos 18"
18 mos 19"
Finished measurement
3 mos
18"
6 mos 20"
12 mos 23"
18 mos 25"

Tension
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stocking stitch.
Panel Pat (worked over 8 sts).
1st row: P1. K2. C4F. P1.
2nd row: K1. P6. K1.
3rd row: P1. C4B. K2. P1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
These 4 rows form Panel Pat.

Note: Sweater is worked from the neck down.
Cast on 28 (32-36-40) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. PM. K3 (3-4-4). PM. K18 (22-24-28). PM. K3 (3-4-4). PM. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Inc1 in each of first 2 sts. Slip marker. *Inc1 in next st. Knit to 1 st before
marker. Inc1 in next st. Slip marker. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Inc1 in each of last 2 sts.
38 (42-46-50) sts.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: Inc1 in first st. *Knit to 1 st before next marker. Inc1 in next st.
Slip marker. Inc1 in next st. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to last st. Inc1 in last st.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (2-3-4) times more. 68 (72-86-100) sts.
Next row: (WS). Cast on 3 (5-7-6) sts. Purl to end of row. Cast on 3 (5-7-6) sts.
74 (82-100-112) sts.
Next row: K1. Work 1st row of Panel Pat. *Knit to 1 st before marker.
Inc 1 in next st. Slip marker. Inc1 in next st. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to last 9 sts. Work 1st row of Panel Pat. K1. 82 (90-108-120) sts.
Next row: P1. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat. Purl to last 9 sts. Work 2nd row
of Panel Pat. P1.
Panel Pat is now in position.
Keeping cont of Panel Pat as placed, rep last 2 rows 13 (15-16-17) times more. 186 (210-236-256) sts.
Divide for armholes: Next row: Pat to first st marker. Slip next 39 (43-48-52) sts onto length of yarn (left sleeve). K54 (62-68-76). Slip next 39 (43-48-52) sts onto length of yarn (right sleeve). Pat to end of row.
108 (124-140-152) sts.
Next row: Pat across first 9 sts. Purl to last 9 sts. Pat across last 9 sts.
Next row: Pat across first 9 sts. Knit to last 9 sts. Pat across last 9 sts.
Keeping cont of pat at each side edge, cont even work from division for Sleeves measures approx 4 (6--7)", ending on a 3rd row of Cable Panel.

Girl Version only: Next row: (WS). Pat across first 9 sts. Dec 0 (4-2-2) sts evenly across to last 9 sts. Pat across last 9 sts. 108 (120-138-150) sts.
Border: 1st row: Pat across first 9 sts. *yo. K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. yo. K1.
Rep from * to last 9 sts. Pat across last 9 sts.
2nd row: Pat across first 9 sts. Purl to last 9 sts. Pat across last 9 sts.
Rep last 2 rows until Border measures 1". Cast off loosely.
Boy Version only: Next row: (WS). Pat across first 9 sts. Inc 6 (6-6-10)
sts evenly across row to last 9 sts. 114 (130-146-162) sts.
Border: 1st row: K1. *P1. K2. C4F. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P6. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
3rd row: K1. *P1. C4B. K2. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows once more. Cast off loosely.

Sleeves: Divide 39 (43-48-52) sts onto 3 double-pointed needles. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
Knit 5 (3-3-3) rnds even.
Next rnd: (Dec rnd). ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
Rep last 6 (4-4-4) rnds 3 (3-4-4) times more. 31 (35-38-42) sts.
Knit even in rnds until Sleeve measures (4-5-)" from dividing row.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: Purl.
Cast off knitwise.

Neckband: With smaller circular needle and RS facing, pick up and knit 42 (44-52-56) sts along neck edge. Do not join. Knit 2 rows. Cast off loosely.

Buttonhole band: With RS facing of Right Front for Girl Version or Left Front for Boy Version and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 58 (68-73-88) sts along front edge. Do not join.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K3. *Cast off 2 sts. K8 (10-11-14), including st on needle after cast off. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Cast off 2 sts. K3.
3rd row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
4th row: Knit
Cast off loosely.

Button band: With RS of work facing and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 58 (68-73-88) sts along Left Front for Girl version and Right Front for Boy version. Do not join. Work as given for Buttonhole band, omitting references to buttonholes. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

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