Free Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Materials: Gaia by Filati (affiliate link) Bertagna 100% wool fingering weight yarn 100 m (109 yrd) /25g Color pink - 3 skeins (color A).
Gaia by Filati (affiliate link) Bertagna 100% wool fingering weight yarn 100 m (109 yrd) /25g Color white - 2 skeins (color B).
Needles: circular #2 (2.75 mm) and double pointed #2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for 2-color pattern: 24 st x 64 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Gauge for garter stitch: 24 st x 56 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Multiple of 4 plus 3
Cast on with color A (pink) and knit 1 row.
Row 1 (right side): color B (white), k3, *sl 1 wyib (with yarn in the back), k3*, repeat from * to * to the end of the row.
Row 2: color B, k3, *sl 1 wyif (with yarn in front), k3*, repeat from * to * to the end of the row.
Row 3: color A, k1, *sl 1 wyib, k3*, repeat from * to *, end sl 1, k1.
Row 4: color A, k1, *sl 1 wyif, k3*, repeat from * to *, end with sl 1, k1.
all rows - knit sts
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
The 1st and last stitches of the pattern are edge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (edge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The edge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.
The cardigan is worked from the top to the bottom, back and forth without seams.
Yoke is worked in garter stitch in colors A and B: 2 rows color A and 2 rows color B.
Cast on 58 sts.
To shape the yoke increase stitches as follows:
Row 8: increase evenly by 27 sts
Row 16: increase evenly by 27 sts
Row 24: increase evenly by 27 sts
Row 32: increase evenly by 30 sts.
There will be 169 sts.
Row 36: divide for sleeves-
Left Front - 29 sts
Left Sleeve - 28 sts
Back - 55 sts
Right Sleeve - 28 sts
Right Front - 29 sts
Work 29 sts of the left front, transfer 28 sts to a lengh of yarn, cast on 4 sts with the single cast-on, work 55 sts of the back, transfer 28 sts to a length of yarn, cast on 4 sts with the single cast-on, work 29 sts of the right front.
Continue to work 2-color pattern for 64 rows. Leave stitches on the needle.
Worked in garter stitch in rounds on double pointed needles.
Transfer 28 sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 8 sts over the 4 underarm sts. You'll have 36 sts.
With color A work garter stitch for 58 rows. Cast off.
Button bands and bottom band worked in garter stitch back and forth with color A.
Pick up stitches along the center of the left front, work bodice stitches, decreasing evenly by 20 sts and pick up stitches along the center of the right front. Work garter stitch for 8 rows. To shape the corners increase by 2 sts in each odd row. In row 5 make 5 buttonholes by working k2tog, yo.
Sew on 5 buttons.