Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Bright Idea Baby Set
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: 40217AD Confetti colors and an easy-to stitch textured stripe pattern make thsi cute cardigan and cap combo stand out in a crowd.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4
Finished chest 18 (20, 22, 24)"Hat S (M, L) Circumference 14 (15, 16)"
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

920-100 Babysoft Yarn: White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49

920-184 Babysoft: Melon

Deep watermelon pink


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Estimated Price: $ 5.19

920-158 Babysoft Yarn: Buttercup Bright medium yellow
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.49

920-102 Babysoft Yarn: Aqua DISCONTINUED Bright turquoise
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.49

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
24 sts = 4” (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on larger needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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:
3-Needle Bind Off: With RS together, hold in one hand 2 needles with equal number of sts on each.

With 3rd needle, knit together 1 st from each needle, *knit together 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off, repeat from * across to last st.

Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure.



PATTERN STITCHStripe Pattern Rows 1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35: With MC, knit.

Rows 2, 6, 8, 12, 14, 18, 20, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36: With MC, purl.

Row 3: With CC1, k 1, *slip 1 with yarn in front, k 1; repeat from *.

Row 4: With CC2, k 1, *p 1, slip Row 15: With CC2, k 1, *slip 1 with yarn in front, k 1; repeat from *.

Row 16: With CC3, k 1, *p 1, slip 1 with yarn in back; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p 1, k 1.

Rows 21 and 22: With CC3, knit.

Row 27: With CC3, k 1, *slip 1 with yarn in front, k 1; repeat from *.

Row 28: With CC1, k 1, *p 1, slip 1 with yarn in back; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p 1, k 1.

Rows 33 and 34: With CC1, knit.

Repeat Rows 1-36 for Stripe Pattern.

NOTES:
Sweater is worked in one piece to underarm.


INSTRUCTIONS
SWEATER

BODY With smaller needles and MC, cast on 103 (117, 127, 141) sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Change to larger needles and work in Stripe Pattern until piece measures 5 (5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2)”, ending with a WS row.

Divide for fronts and back:Work in pattern across 25 (29, 31, 35) sts of Right Front; place sts on holder.

Work in pattern across 53 (59, 65, 71) sts of Back; place sts on holder.

Work in pattern across 25 (29, 31, 35) sts of Left Front.



LEFT FRONTWorking on sts of Left Front only, continue in Stripe Pattern until armhole measures 2 1/2 (3, 3 1/2, 4)”, ending with a RS row.

Shape Neck:Bind off 6 (8, 8, 10) sts on neck edge, then bind off 3 sts once, 2 sts once, then 1 st once – 13 (15, 17, 19) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2)”.

Place sts on holder.



RIGHT FRONTWork as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



BACKPlace sts of Back on needle.

Work in pattern until armhole measures 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2, 5)”.

Shape Back Neck: Work in pattern across 13 (15, 17, 19) sts, place next 27 (29, 31, 33) sts on holder, attach a 2nd ball of yarn and work across remaining 13 (15, 17, 19) sts.

Work even on shoulders until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2)”.

Place sts on holders.
SLEEVES

With smaller needles and MC, cast on 30 (34, 36, 38) sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Change to larger needles, begin Stripe Pattern and, AT SAME TIME, increase 1 st each edge every 4th row 7 (5, 6, 7) times, then every 6th row 2 (5, 6, 7) times – 48 (54, 60, 66) sts.

Work even until piece measures 6 (7, 8, 9)”.

Bind off all sts.
FINISHING

Seam shoulders using 3-needle bind off.

Sew in sleeves.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Collar: With smaller needles and MC, pick up and k 25 (27, 27, 29) sts along Right Front and neck, knit across 27 (29, 31, 33) sts of Back, pick up and k 25 (27, 27, 29) sts along neck and Left Front – 77 (83, 85, 91) sts.

Knit 12 rows.

With CC3, knit 2 rows.

With CC2, knit 2 rows.

With CC1, knit 2 rows.

With MC, knit 1 row, then bind off all sts.

Buttonband: With smaller needles and MC, pick up and k 51 (55, 59, 63) sts along Left Front for girl or Right Front for boy.

Do not pick up sts along collar edge.

Knit 6 rows.

Bind off all sts.

Buttonhole Band: With smaller needles and MC, pick up and k 51 (55, 59, 63) sts along Right Front for girl or Left Front for boy.

Do not pick up sts along collar edge.

Knit 3 rows.

Buttonhole Row K 3, *yo, k2tog, k 9 (10, 11, 12); repeat from *, ending yo, k2tog, k 2.

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off all sts.

Sew buttons to buttonband opposite buttonholes.
HAT

With smaller needles and MC, cast on 85 (91, 97) sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Change to larger needles and work Rows 1-34 of Stripe Pattern.

With MC, work even in St st until piece measures 4 (4 1/4, 4 1/2)” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Crown Row 1: *K 12 (13, 14), k2tog; repeat from *, ending k 1 – 79 (85, 91) sts.

Row 2: P 1, *p2tog, p 11 (12, 13); repeat from * – 73 (79, 85) sts.

Row 3: *K 10 (11, 12), k2tog; repeat from *, ending k 1 – 67 (73, 79) sts.

Row 4: P 1, *p2tog, p 9 (10, 11); repeat from * – 61 (67, 73) sts.

Row 5: *K 8 (9, 10), k2tog; repeat from*, ending k 1 – 55 (61, 67) sts.

Row 6: P 1, *p2tog, p 7 (8, 9); repeat from * – 49 (55, 61) sts.

Continue as established, decreasing 6 sts every row until 7 sts remain.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and fasten off.

Sew back seam and weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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