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Bright Baby Cardigan
Lion Brand® Incredible®
Pattern Number: 60219A
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos
Finished Chest 20 (21, 22) in. [51 (53.5, 56) cm] Finished Length 9 (10, 10 1/2) in. [23 (25.5, 26) 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.



520-207 Incredible Yarn: Purple Party

Brilliant gold, cerise, lavender, warm purple and sage green

Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (2,2)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
3 buttons 5/8 in. [16 mm] diameter Sewing needle and matching thread
16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.


Cast on 40 (42, 44) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 6) in.

[13.5 (15, 15) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole
Dec 1 st each side of next 4 rows - 32 (34, 36) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 3 (3 1/4, 3 1/4) in.

[7.5 (8.5, 9) cm].

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Work 8 (8, 9) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 16 (18, 18) sts for neck, work to end.

Work even on both sides at the same time until armhole measures 3 3/4 (4, 4 1/4) in.

[9.5 (10, 11) cm].

Bind off 8 (8, 9) sts each side for shoulders.


Cast on 23 (24, 25) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures same as Back to armholes.

Shape Armhole
Dec 1 st at armhole edge (beg of RS rows, end of WS rows) on next 4 rows - 19 (20, 21) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 2 1/2 (2 1/4, 2 3/4) in.

[5.5 (6.5, 7) cm], end with a RS row.

Shape Neck
Next row (WS): Bind off 6 (7, 7) sts, work to end.

Continue to shape neck, binding off 2 sts from neck edge twice, 1 st once - 8 (8, 9) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 3 3/4 (4, 4 1/2) in.

[9.5 (10, 11) cm].

Bind off 8 (8, 9) sts for shoulder.

Place markers for buttons 1/4 in.

[1.5 cm] from top and lower edge of Left Front edge, and one at center.

Cast on 23 (24, 25) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 1/4 in.

[1.5 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Buttonhole row (RS): K 1, k2tog, yo, k to end of row.

Work same as Left Front, reversing shaping and working buttonhole row opposite button markers.

Cast on 22 (25, 28) sts.

Work in St st and inc 1 st each edge every 3 (3 1/4, 4) in.

[7.5 (9, 10) cm] twice - 26 (29, 32) sts.

Work even until piece measures 6 1/4 (7 1/4, 8 1/4) in.

[16.5 (19, 21.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Cap
Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts at beg of next 6 rows - 8 (5, 8) sts.

Bind off remaining sts.

Sew shoulder seams and sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Working around neck edge from RS, pick up and k 1 st, * pick up and k 1 st, pass first st over 2nd st, repeat from *.

Repeat for lower edge and each wrist edge.
Sew buttons where marked.

Weave in ends.

ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

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