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Striped Cardi
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60448

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6
6 months (12 months, 24 months, 4 years, 6 years) Finished Chest 19 (21, 23, 26 1/4, 29 3/4) in. (48.5 (53.5, 58.5, 67.5, 75.5) cm) Finished Length 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) in. (28 (30.5, 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

830-186 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Maize

Muted golden yellow


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.69
Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 1, 2)
Note: (A)

830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry

Dusty mauve


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Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 1, 2)
Note: (B)

830-134 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Terracotta

Burnt orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (1, 1, 1, 2)
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
5 buttons 1/4 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Color Stripe Pattern. 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:
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.



Color Stripe Pattern
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): With B, knit.
Rows 2 and 4: With B, purl.
Rows 5-12: With C, knit (Garter st).
Rows 13 and 15: With B, knit.
Rows 14 and 16: With B, purl.
Rows 17-24: With A, knit (Garter st).
Rep Rows 1-24 for Color Stripe Pattern.

NOTES:
Alternate Colorway:
830-191 Lion Brand COTTON-EASE Violet 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (A)
830-194 Lion Brand COTTON-EASE Lime 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (B)
830-122 Lion Brand COTTON-EASE Taupe 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (C)


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With A, cast on 50 (56, 60, 68, 76) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm), end with a RS row.

Purl 1 row, then work in Color Stripe Pattern until piece measures 10 1/4 (11 1/4, 12 1/4, 13 1/2, 14 1/4) in.

(26.5 (29, 32, 34.5, 37) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck
Continue in Color Stripe Pattern across 13 (15, 17, 20, 24) sts.

Join a second ball of yarn and bind off center 24 (26, 26, 28, 28) sts, work across remaining 13 (15, 17, 20, 24) sts.

Working both sides at once, with separate balls of yarn, work in pattern until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) in.

(28 (30.5, 33, 35.5, 38) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT
With A, cast on 22 (24, 28, 32, 36) sts.

Work as for Back until piece measures 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) in.

(23 (25.5, 28, 30.5, 33) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.



Shape Neck
Bind off 5 (5, 7, 8, 8) sts, finish row.

Continue in Color Stripe Pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 4 times - 13 (15, 17, 20, 24) sts.

Work even until piece measures same length as Back.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES
With A, cast on 28 (30, 32, 32, 36) sts.

Work k1, p1 Rib and Color Stripe Pattern as for Back, AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st each side every 4th row 7 (7, 7, 8, 6) times, then every 6th row 3 (4, 5, 6, 8) times - 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts.

Work even until piece measures 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) in.

(23 (25.5, 28, 30.5, 33) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.



Neckband
From RS with A, beg at Right Front, pick up and k 60 (64, 64, 68, 68) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.
Buttonband
From RS with A, pick up 50 (54, 60, 64, 70) sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge for boys or Left Front edge for girls.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.
Buttonhole Band
From RS with A, pick up 50 (54, 60, 64, 70) sts evenly spaced along opposite Front edge and work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.
Buttonhole Row: K 2 (2, 1, 3, 2), k2tog, yo, *k 9 (10, 12, 12, 14), k2tog, yo, rep from *; end k 2 (2, 1, 3, 2).
Bind off.

Mark Front and Back edges 4 1/4 (5, 5 1/4, 6, 6 1/4) in.

(11.5 (12.5, 14, 15, 16.5) cm) from shoulder seams.

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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