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Playground Sweater and Hat
Lion Brand® Landscapes®(old)
Pattern Number: 50733A This quick 'n cozy baby cardigan is a sure hit with the playground set!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Sweater Finished Chest 21 1/4 (22 1/4, 24) in. [54.5 (57, 61) cm] Length 12 (12 1/4, 13) in. [30.5 (32, 33) cm] Hat Circumference 16 (17 1/4, 18 3/4) in. [40.5 (44, 47.5) 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

540-276 Landscapes Yarn: Summer Fields Glorious shades - sunlight blue and sky tones around a rich core or red, cerise and gold.
Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 53.91
Alternative Quantity: (9, 10)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Five 3/4-in. [19 mm] buttons Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
12 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in garter st (k every row). 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 32 (34, 36) sts.

Work in garter st until piece measures 4 (4 1/4, 5) in.

[10 (11.5, 12.5) cm] from beg; end with a WS row.



Shape Sleeves
Inc Row (RS) K 1, inc in next st, k to last 2 sts, inc in next st, k 1 - 34 (36, 38) sts.
Next Row (WS) Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 14 more times - 62 (64, 66) sts.



Shape Cuffs
Cast on 6 sts at end of next 2 rows - 74 (76, 78) sts.

Work even in garter st for 3 in.

[7.5 cm], end with a WS row.



Shape Back Neck
Next Row K 29 (30, 31) and slip these sts to a holder for Right Front, bind off next 16 sts for Back Neck, knit remaining sts for Left Front.



Shape Left Front
Continue on 29 (30, 31) sts for Left Front, working 4 rows in garter st.
Inc Row (WS) K to last 2 sts, inc in next st, k 1 - 30 (31, 32) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 32 (33, 34) sts.
Next Row (WS) Knit to end of row, cast on 2 sts - 34 (35, 36) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Next Row (WS) Knit to end of row, cast on 6 sts - 40 (41, 42) sts.
Work even until Cuff measures 6 in.

[15 cm], end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS) Bind off 6 sts, knit to end of row - 34 (35, 36) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Dec Row (WS) K2tog, knit to end of row - 33 (34, 35) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Rep last 2 rows 14 more times - 19 (20, 21) sts.
Work even until Left Front measures same as Back.

Bind off all sts.



Place Buttons
Evenly space buttons along Left Front edge and sew in place.



Shape Right Front
Place 29 (30, 31) sts from holder onto needle; join yarn at neck edge.

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping; AT SAME TIME, work 5 buttonholes opposite buttons as follows: Buttonhole Row (RS) Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k 2.



FINISHING
Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

Fold back Cuffs.



HAT
Cast on 48 (52, 56) sts.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 1/4 in.

[16.5 cm] from beg.
Next Row (Dec Row) K2tog across row - 24 (26, 28) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Rep Dec Row once more - 12 (13, 14) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and thread through remaining sts; pull tightly to secure.

Sew seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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