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Baby Seamless Cardigan

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Size: 12/18

Materials:
Araucania Ranco Multi fingering weight yarn 376 yd (344 m)/100 gr, color #322 (A) - 1 skein
Lorna's Laces Shephers Sock Solid 215 yds/197 m pe 57 gr skein - 1 skein. Color Natural. (B) - 1 skein
Lorna's Laces Shephers Sock Solid 215 yds/197 m pe 57 gr skein - 1 skein. Color Pewter. (C) - 1 skein
You'll need small amounts of the last 2 yarns. Yarn A: 1 skein is enough for the cardigan and the bonnet.

Needles: 2 (2.75 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm)  OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge for garter stitch: 20 st x 40 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Gauge for stocking stitch: 24 st x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

In rounds: all rows - knit

Garter Stitch
All rows - knit sts

In rounds
1 round and all odd rounds - knit sts
2 round and all even rounds - purl sts

Selvedge stitches
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.

Directions
The cardigan is worked from the top to the bottom back and forth without seams.

With yarn C cast on 54 sts on needles #2 and knit 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 7 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 10 sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 14 sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 10 sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 7 sts (right front), 1 edge st.
Work garter stitch for 26 rows (13 ridges) increasing for 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts)  in each odd row as follows: *M 1, k 1 (raglan st), M 1*. Work 18 rows with yarn C, 4 rows with yarn B and 4 rows with yarn C.
With yarn A on needles #3 work stocking stitch for 16 rows increasing for 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts) in each odd row. You'll have 222 sts.

Divide for sleeves
Work 1 edge st, 28 sts of the left front and 1 raglan st, cast on 4 sts with single cast on, transfer 52 st of the left sleeve to a length of yarn, work 1 raglan st,  56 sts of the back, 1 raglan st,  transfer 52 st of the right sleeve to a length of yarn, cast on 4 sts with single cast on, work 1 raglan st and 28 sts of the right front and 1 edge st. Total 126 sts for the body of the cardigan (back and fronts). Work stocking stitch for 40 rows. With yarn C on needles #2 work garter stitch for 6 rows. Cast off.

Sleeve
Sleeves worked in rounds on double pointed needles.
Transfer 52 sts from the yarn to the needles #3 and pick up 4 sts over the 4 underarm sts. You'll have 56 sts. Place marker on the 2nd underarm st. Work 6 rounds.
To decrease the sleeve decrease by 2 sts on both side of the marker in every 3rd round 10 times (29 sts total in 30 rows).
With yarn C on needles #2 work garter sts for 6 rounds. Cast off.

Finishing:
For button bands with yarn C on needles #2 pick up 54 sts along the center of the front and knit 8 rows of garter stitch. Cast off.
On the right band make 5 button holes as follows: yo, k2tog.
Sew on 5 buttons.

Enjoy!

Close up of the front

Back of the cardigan



Comments

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# 1. Poster: MARIE-REINE MILLETTE
January 19, 2013

Hello. I just read the pattern for the baby seamless cardigan,and at the end of the finish section,it is written(ON THE RIGHT BAND MAKE 54 BUTTON HOLES AS FOLLOW,YO,K 2 TOG.. SEW ON 5 BUTTONS. I'M SURE THERE IS AN ERROR (54 BUTTON HOLES)
IT SHOULD BE PICK-UP 54 STITTCHES AND MAKE 5 BUTTON HOLES. wHAT IS THE SPACE BETWEEN THE BUTTONHOLES. THANK YOU .
# 2. Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 22, 2013

The space btw buttonholes is 10 sts
# 3. Poster: Catherine
July 23, 2013

Hello,
Just about to cast off my first sleeve. How many stitches should be left after the decreased.

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