Free Doll Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Materials: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport weight yarn, (100% wool), 1 3/4 oz (40 gr) /184 yards (168 m), color 46S Red Fox - 1/2 ball
2 red buttons 5-6 mm
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needles and dpn for sleeves OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for stockinette stitch: 26 st = 4" (10 cm)
Stockinette Stitch in rows:
1st row and all odd rows - knit sts
2nd row and all even rows - purl sts
Garter Stitch in rows:
knit all rows
Lace pattern A (multiple of 13)
Row 1 (RS): (k2tog) 2 times, (k1, yo) 4 times, k1, (k2tog) 2 times
Row 2: knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Repeat rows 1-4.
Lace patten B (multiple of 11) worked in rounds
Round 1 (RS): (k2tog) 2 times, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (k2tog) 2 times
Round 2: purl
Rounds 3 - 4: knit
Repeat rounds 1-4.
Selvedge stitches: the first st slip knitwise, the last st purl.
The cardigan is worked from the bottom up, back and forth without side seams. The sleeves are worked in rounds on dpn. Then the sleeves and bottom are connected to make a round yoke.
Co 73 sts, purl the foundation row.
Divide the sts as follows: 1 selvedge st, 3 sts the button band worked in garter st. (13 sts x 5) = 65 sts of the body worked in the lace pattern A, 3 sts for the button band worked in garter st, 1 selvedge st.
Work 20 rows (repeat the lace pattern 5 times). In the last, 20th row: sl 1, k 3, p 15, bind off 5 sts, p 25, bind off 5 sts, p 15, k3, p1. Leave the work on circular needles.
Sleeves are worked on dpn in rounds
Co 33 sts, join and continue to work in rounds, mark the beginning of the round. Knit a foundation round. Then work the lace pattern B, for 12 rounds.
In the 12th round bind off the last 3 sts and the fist 3 sts of the round. Cut the yarn.
Transfer the sts to a length of yarn.
Make 2 sleeves.
The first row of the yoke: sl 1, k 3, p 15 sts of the front, p 27 sts of the 1st sleeve, p 25 sts of the back, p 27 sts of the 2nd sleeve, p 15 sts of the front, k3, p1 (band). = 117 sts
Work the next 6 rows in stockinette: rows 2, 4, 6 purl, rows 3, and 5 knit
Row 7: sl 1, k1, yo, k 2 tog, *k 1, k 2 tog -repeat from * across the row to the last 5 sts, k4, p1 = 81 sts
Row 8 knit
Work rows 9 - 14 in stockinette: odd rows knit, even rows purl, except for the button band sts, which are knit.
Row 15: sl 1, k3, *k 1, k 2 tog -repeat from * across the row to the last 5 sts, k4, p1 = 57 sts
Row 16: knit.
Rows 17 - 20 work in stockinette: odd rows knit, even rows purl, except for the button band sts.
Simultaneously in the 17th row make another button hole: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 2 tog.
Row 21: sl 1, k3, * k1, k 2 tog repeat from * to the last 5 sts, k4, p1 = 41 sts
Row 22: knit.
Sew underarms. Weave in the ends of the yarn. Sew 2 buttons on the left band under the button holes.