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Knit Sugarplum Cardigan
Lion Brand® Babysoft® - Velvetspun
Pattern Number: 40497
With super-soft chenille sleeves and a pom-pom trimmed hood, this cute, quick cardigan is a sweater any little one (and her mom) will love.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 24 (26, 28) inches [61 (66, 71) cm] Length 13 (14, 15) inches [33 (35.5, 38) cm]
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

920-143 Babysoft Yarn: Lavender

A warm medium lavender


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580-144 Velvetspun Yarn: Lavender

Gentle lavender


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 29 inches Size 9
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Additional Materials
Five 3/4 inch [19 mm] buttons
GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with 2 strands of MC held tog on smaller needles. 10 sts + 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st with CC 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:
skp (slip, knit, pass) Slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over.

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 STITCH Seed Stitch (even number of sts) Row 1 (K 1, p 1) across.

Row 2 (P 1, k 1) across.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for Seed Stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With smaller needles and 2 strands of MC held tog, cast on 48 (52, 56) sts.

Work in Seed St for 2 rows.

Work in St st until piece measures 7 3⁄4 (8, 8 1⁄2)" [19.5 (20.5, 21.5) cm] from beginning, ending with a WS row.

Shape Raglan Dec Row (RS) K 1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, skp, k 1.

Continue in St st, working Dec Row every RS row 15 (17, 19) more times – 16 sts.

Work 1 row even.

Place sts on holder.



LEFT FRONTWith smaller needles and 2 strands of MC heldtog, cast on 24 (26, 28) sts.

Work as for Back to raglan shaping.Shape RaglanDec Row (RS) K 1, k2tog, knit to end of row.Continue in St st, working Dec Row every RSrow 15 (17, 19) more times – 8 sts.

Work 1 roweven.

Place sts on holder.



RIGHT FRONTWith smaller needles and 2 strands of MC heldtog, cast on 24 (26, 28) sts.Work as for Back to raglan shaping.Shape RaglanDec Row (RS) Knit to last 3 sts, skp, k 1.Continue in St st, working Dec Row every RSrow 15 (17, 19) more times – 8 sts.

Work 1 row even.

Place sts on holder.
SLEEVES With larger needles and CC, cast on 16 (18, 20) sts.

Work 4 rows St st.

Increase 1 st each end of next row and every following 6th row 2 (3, 4) times total – 20 (24, 28) sts.

Work 7 (3, 1) rows even.

Work Raglan shaping as for Back 8 (9, 10) times total – 4 (6, 8) sts.

Work 1 row even.

Place sts on holder.

FINISHING Sew raglan, side and Sleeve seams.

Buttonband With RS facing, smaller needles, and 2 strands of MC held tog, pick up and knit 28 (30, 32) sts along Left Front opening.

Work 4 rows Seed st.

Bind off all sts.

Buttonhole Band With RS facing, smaller needles, and 2 strands of MC held tog, pick up and knit 28 (30, 32) sts along Right Front opening.

Work 1 row Seed St.

Next Row K 1 (2, 1), [yo, k2tog, k 4 (4, 5)] 4 times, yo, k2tog, k 1 (2, 1).

Work 2 rows Seed St.

Bind off all sts.
Hood Place 40 (44, 48) sts from holders onto circular needle.

With CC, work even in St st for 7 1⁄2 (8 1⁄4, 9)" [19 (21, 23) cm].

Divide Hood sts evenly onto 2 needles; fold Hood in half with RS tog; join top of Hood using 3-Needle Bind Off.

Weave in ends.

Sew on buttons.

Pompom Cut a strip of cardboard the size you want your Pompom to be.

Wrap MC around cardboard – the more wraps, the fuller your Pompom will be.

Cut yarn leading to ball and carefully slide yarn off cardboard.

Cut a long piece of yarn and double it; carefully slide it under the center of the yarn and tie tightly with a double knot.

Clip the loops, fluff out your Pompom, and trim.

Use the ends of the knotted strand to attach Pompom to tip of Hood.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
St st = Stockinette stitch
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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