Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Knit Modern Baby Cardigan and Hat
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 10499
That special baby will look huggably cute in this garter striped cardigan with matching hat.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
Finished Chest 20 (22, 24, 26) inches Length 10 (11, 12, 13) inches HAT SIZEXS (S, M, L)Finished Circumference 14 (15 1/4, 16 1/2, 17 3/4) inches
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

920-113 Babysoft Yarn: Red DISCONTINUED Bright scarlet
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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GAUGE:
22 sts + 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter Stripe pattern on larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to the right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.



Knitted Cord *Slide sts to other end of double-pointed needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work.

(Do not turn work.) Repeat from * to desired length.



PATTERN STITCHGarter Stripe patternRow 1 (RS) Knit.Row 2 Purl.Row 3 Knit.Row 4 Purl.Rows 5-10 Knit.Repeat Rows 1-10 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACKWith smaller needles, cast on 56 (60, 66, 72) sts.

Knit 5 rows, ending with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.

Work in Garter Stripe pattern until piece measures 9 1/4 (10 1/4, 11 1/4, 12 1/4)" from beg or 1/4" less than desired length, ending with a WS row.Shape Back Neck Work in pattern across 17 (18, 20, 22) sts.

Place center 22 (24, 26, 28) sts on holder.

With second ball of yarn, work across rem 17 (18, 20, 22) sts.

Working both sides at same time, work even until piece measures 10 (11, 12, 13)" from beg.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONTWith smaller needles, cast on 25 (28, 31, 33) sts.

Work as for Back until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11)" or 2" less than desired length, ending with a RS row.Shape Front Neck: Next Row (WS) Bind off 5 (7, 8, 8) sts at beg of next row.

Cont in Garter Stripe pattern, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 3 times – 17 (18, 20, 22) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONTWork as for Left Front, reversing shaping.
SLEEVEWith smaller needles, cast on 28 (30, 30, 32) sts.

Knit 5 rows, ending with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.

Work pattern as for Back, AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 6 (6, 11, 12) times, then every 6th row 5 (6, 4, 5) times – 50 (54, 60, 66) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9, 10)" from beg or to desired length.

Bind off.



FINISHINGSew shoulder seams.

Measure down 4 1/2(5, 5 1/2, 6)" from shoulder seam on Fronts and Back and mark for sleeve placement.

Sew in sleeves.

Sew under arm and sleeve seams.
NECKBANDWith RS facing and smaller needle, pick up 19 (21, 22, 22) sts along Right Neck edge; work across 22 (24, 26, 28) sts from Back Neck holder, pick up 19 (21, 22, 22) sts along Left Neck edge – 60 (66, 70, 72) sts.

Knit 7 rows.

Bind off.



BUTTON BANDWith RS facing and smaller needle, pick up 51 (55, 59, 67) sts along Right Front edge for a boy or along Left Front edge for a girl.

Knit 7 rows.

Bind off.



BUTTONHOLE BANDWith RS facing and smaller needle, pick up 51 (55, 59, 67) sts along Left Front edge for a boy or along Right Front edge for a girl.

Knit 3 rows.



Buttonhole Row K 3, *yo, ssk, k 9 (10, 11, 13); rep from * 3 more times, yo, ssk, k 2.

Knit 3 rows.

Bind off.

Sew buttons onto buttonband.



HATWith circular needle, cast on 77 (84, 91, 98) sts.

Join, being careful not to twist.Rnd 1 Purl.Rnd 2 Knit.Rnd 3 Purl.Rnd 4 (Earflap Round) Note Each earflap is worked using short rows.

K 19 (21, 23, 25), turn.*K 2, turn.

K 3, turn.K 4, turn.Continue as established through K 16, turn.* Knit 50 (53, 56, 59), turn.Repeat from * to *.Knit 26 (28, 30, 32).



Rnd 5 Purl.Continue in Garter Stripe pattern as follows:Rnd 1-5 Knit.Rnd 6 Purl.Rnd 7 Knit.Rnd 8 Purl.Rnd 9 Knit.Rnd 10 Purl.



Repeat Rnds 1-10 until piece measures 3 1/4 (4, 4 1/4, 4 1/4)" from lower edge (not including earflaps).



SHAPE CROWNNote Change to double-pointed needles when necessary.Continue in Garter Stripe pattern, and AT SAME TIME, decrease 7 sts evenly spaced every other rnd until 7 sts rem.

Cut yarn, run through rem sts and fasten off.



TIES (Make 2)With double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts and work Knitted Cord for 12".

Fasten off.

Stitch to bottom edges of earflaps.



Work 3 more Knitted Cords measuring 2", 3", and 4".

Sew to top of hat.

Attach a pompom to each cord.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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