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Striped Cardi
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60453A
Cute as a button cardi is suitable for boys or girls (just change the button side of the sweater.) Easy to make with easy care yarn.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8
Finished Chest 23 (26 1/2, 29 3/4, 32 3/4) in. [58.5 (67.5, 75.5, 83) cm]
Finished Length
13 (14, 15, 17) in. [33 (35.5, 38, 43) 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: (applied Mar 22, 2007)
SLEEVES
With A, cast on 32 (32, 36, 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 9 8 (10, 8, 10) times, every 6th row 4 (4, 7 6, 7 6) times – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts. Work even in pattern until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in. [28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm] from beg. Bind off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

830-191 Cotton-Ease® Yarn: Violet

Blue-violet


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

830-194 Cotton-Ease® Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


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Note: (B)

830-122 Cotton-Ease® Yarn: Taupe

Mushroom gray-brown


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
5 buttons 1/2 in. [13 mm] diameter
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in pattern stitch.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCHES

K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *
K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.

Color Stripe Pattern
Rows 1 and 3 (RS):
With B, knit.
Rows 2 and 4: With B, purl.
Rows 5-12: With C, knit.
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 pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS








BACK

With A, cast on 60 (68, 76, 84) 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 12 1/2 (13 1/2, 14
1/2, 16 1/2) in. [32 (34.5, 37, 42) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Continue in Color Stripe Pattern acr

oss 17 (20, 24, 27) sts. Join second ball of yarn and bind off center 26 (28, 28, 30) sts,
work across remaining 17 (20, 24, 27) sts. Working both sides at same time, with separate
balls of yarn, work even in pattern until piece measures 13 (14, 15, 17) in. [33 (35.5, 38,
43) cm] from beg. Bind off.








LEFT FRONT

With A, cast on 28 (32, 36, 40) sts. Work as for Back until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 15)
in. [28 (30.5, 33, 38) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Neck

Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9) sts. Continue working in pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck
edge every other row 4 times – 17 (20, 24, 27) sts. Work even in pattern until piece
measures same length as Back. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.










SLEEVES

With A, cast on 32 (32, 36, 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 8 (10, 8, 10) times, then every 6th
row 4 (4, 6, 6) times – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts. Work even in pattern until piece measures 11
(12, 13, 14) in. [28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm] from beg. Bind off.







FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband

From RS with A and beg at Right Front, pick up 66 (70, 70, 74) sts around neck edge.

Row 1: Knit, dec 1 st at center back – (65, 69, 69, 73) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. [2.5 cm]. Bind off.

Buttonband

From RS with A, pick up 61 (65, 71, 81) 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 61 (65, 71, 81) sts evenly spaced along opposite Front edge and
work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.

Buttonhole Row: K 1 (3, 2, 1), k2tog, yo, *k 12 (12, 14, 17), k2tog, yo, rep from *;
end k 2 (4, 3, 2).

Bind off. Mark Front and Back edges 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 6 3/4) in. [14 (15, 16.5, 17) cm] from
shoulder seams. Sew Sleeves between markers. Sew Sleeve, underarm and side seams. Sew buttons
opposite buttonholes.




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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