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Easy Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan

Difficulty level: Easy

Free Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Size: 18/24

Materials: Bernat Baby Sport 100% Acrylic yarn, color - light lilac, 300 g / 875 m (957 yds) - 1 skein.
Bernat Softee Baby 100% Acrylic yarn, color - white, 140 g / 361 m (395 yds) - 1 skein.

Needles: 3 (3.25 mm)

Gauge:16 st x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)

Pattern:

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit sts

Directions
Cardigan worked as one piece starting from the bottom of the back and finishing on the bottom of the front (see drawing).
With lilac yarn cast on 50 st.
Rows 1-47: garter stitch
Row 48: garter stitch. Cast on 27 st at the end of the row.
Row 49: garter stitch. Cast on 27 st at the end of the row.
Rows 50-74: garter stitch on 104 st.
Row 75: to shape a neckline cast off 16 sts in the middle of the row and continue knitting the left and right parts separately.

Left Front and Sleeve:

Row 76: knit
Row 77: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 78: knit
Row 79: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Rows 80-90: garter stitch.
Row 91: increase for 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Rows 92, 94, 96: knit
Row 93: increase for 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 95: increase for 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 97: increase for 2 sts at the beginning of the row.
Row 98: garter stitch, cast on 5 sts at the end of the row.
Rows 99-109: garter stitch.
Row 110: cast off 27 sts at the beginning of the row.
Rows 111-158: garter stitch. Cast off.

Right Front and Sleeve:

Row 76: knit

Row 77: knit
Row 78: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Row 79: knit
Row 80: cast off 1 st at the beginning of the row.
Rows 81-90: garter stitch.
Row 91: increase for 1 st at the end of the row.
Rows 92, 94, 96, 98: knit
Row 93: increase for 1 st at the end of the row.
Row 95: increase for 1 st at the end of the row.
Row 97: increase for 2 sts at the end of the row.
Row 99: garter stitch, cast on 5 sts at the end of the row.
Rows 100-110: garter stitch.
Row 111: cast off 27 sts at the beginning of the row.
Rows 112-158: garter stitch. Cast off.

Finishing:
With white yarn pick up 59 sts along the sleeve edge and work 2 rows of garter stitch. Cast off.
With white yarn pick up 45 sts along the center of the left front, 50 sts along the neckline and 45 sts along the right front.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: 95 k, (yo, k2tog (knit 2 together), 7 k) repeat 5 times.
Row 3: knit. Cast off.

Join the side and the sleeve seams. Sew on 5 small white buttons.

Enjoy!



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Poster: Mary
May 29, 2015

on row 75 of this pattern you shape the neckline by casting off. You are to continue knitting the left and right parts separately. How are they joined together?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 26, 2014

You should also cast on less for the sleeves.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 29, 2012

For newborn size cast on 32 sts instead of 50.
Poster: su
June 9, 2012

what size do i make this for a new born
Poster: Elaine Phillips
June 3, 2015

See reply above
Poster: Elaine Phillips
June 3, 2015

There is no need to join. They are left and right fronts.
Poster: amanda
February 20, 2013

If numbered rows.ate not listed you just knit across that row.
Poster: Ger
May 29, 2015

How many stitches for new born baby
Poster: Ronnie
April 9, 2015

Can I leave out the "finishing" (in this its the white detail) I am not sure I could do it as Im a beginner , would it effect the cardigan by not having the extra finished bits added as im not planning on having buttons anyway.
Poster: CharC
March 23, 2014

When decreasing the CO amt of sts for 0-3 mos to 32 do the other sts in the pattern need to be reduced as well and by how much. This is my 1st sweater. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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