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Yikes Stripes Cardigan
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 60697A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 19 1/4 (22, 24) in. (49.5 (56, 61) cm) Finished Length 9 1/4 (10 1/4, 11 1/4) in. (24 (26.5, 29.5) 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

860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


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860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


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860-110 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Navy

Darkest blue


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
15 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (knit 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCH

K1, p1 Rib (uneven # of sts)
Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for k1, p1 Rib.



COLOR SEQUENCE
2 rows A, 2 rows B, 2 rows C, *4 rows A, 4 rows B, 4 rows C; rep from * for color sequence.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller needles and A, cast on 37 (41, 45) sts.
Work 1 row in k1, p1 Rib.
Change to B and work 2 rows in k1, p1 Rib.
Change to C and work 2 rows in k1, p1 Rib.
Change to larger needles and A, work 4 rows in Garter st.
Change to B and work 4 rows in Garter st.
Change to C and work 4 rows in Garter st.
Continue working Color Sequence until Back measures 9 1/4 (10 1/4, 11 1/4) in.

(24 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



Pocket Lining (make 2)
With larger needles and C, cast on 11 sts.

Work in Garter st for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Transfer sts to a holder.
LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 23 (25, 27) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib and Color Sequence as for Back.
Change to larger needles and work in Garter st and Color Sequence as for Back until Left Front measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Pocket Welt
Continue in Color Sequence as for Back.
Next Row (RS): K6 (7, 8) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 5 times, k6 (7, 8).
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, k1, (p1, k1) 5 times, k6 (7, 8).
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, bind off 11 sts, k to end.
Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, knit 11 sts of one Pocket Lining, k to end of row.
Work even until Left Front measures 7 1/4 (8 1/4, 9 1/4) in.

(19 (21.5, 24) cm), end with a RS row.



Neck Shaping
Next Row (WS): Bind off 5 (6, 7) sts, k to end of row - 18 (19, 20) sts.
Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times - 12 (13, 14) sts.

Work even until Left Front measures 9 1/4 (10 1/4, 11 1/4) in.

(24.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg.

Bind off.

Mark placement for 4 buttons: with first button just above ribbing, top button 1/4 in.

(1.5 cm) below neck shaping, and 2 evenly spaced between.



RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping, AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on RS rows as follows:
Buttonhole Row (RS): K2, k 2 sts together, yarn over, k to end of row.
SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 23 (25, 27) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib and Color Sequence as for Back.
Change to larger needles and work in Garter st and Color Sequence as for Back, increasing 1 st each end of every 8th row 6 times - 35 (37, 39) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 8 (8 1/4, 9) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.



Neckband
From RS with smaller needles and C, pick up and k 19 (20, 21) sts along Right Front neck edge, 15 (17, 17) sts across Back neck, and 19 (20, 21) along Left Front neck edge - 53 (57, 59) sts.
Work 1 row in k1, p1 Rib.
Change to B and work 2 rows in k1, p1 Rib.
Change to C and work 1 row in k1, p1 Rib.

With C, bind off.



Left Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles and A, pick up and k 4 sts along side of neckband, pick up and k 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along bottom ribbing.

Bind off.



Right Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles and A, pick up and k 4 sts along bottom ribbing, pick up and k 1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along side of neckband.

Bind off.



Sew Pocket Linings to WS of Fronts.

Sew Sleeves to body.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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