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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!



Comments

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# 1. Poster: Kim
February 26, 2014

How many stitches do I need to make it a size 4 girls????
# 2. 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.
# 3. Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 26, 2014

You should also cast on less for the sleeves.
# 4. Poster: Abigail
May 28, 2012

what size do i make this for a newborn baby? ie how many stitches across? thanks
# 5. Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 29, 2012

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

what size do i make this for a new born
# 7. Poster: june winter
July 10, 2012

where is row 78 92 94 96
What do Ido for those rows
in left front sleeve
# 8. Poster: Ledonna O
September 9, 2012

It appears some of the rows were left out of the pattern. I looked at both left and right to make sure, and I did not see Row 92 on either rigt or left instructions.
# 9. Poster: amanda
February 20, 2013

If numbered rows.ate not listed you just knit across that row.
# 10. Poster: chook
August 24, 2013

Great pattern, thank you. SOOO easy, I have knitted four so far for various babies. Looks Great when knitted in multicoloured yarn.

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