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Seed Stitch Cardigan
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70204A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
6 months (1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years) Finished Chest 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) in. (51 (56, 61, 66, 71) cm) Finished Length 10 (11, 12, 14, 16) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-191 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Violet

Blue-violet


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

830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.38
Alternative Quantity: 2, 2, 2, 3
Note: B

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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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 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
17 sts + 24 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed Stitch (over odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across, end k1.
Rep this row for Seed st.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With A, cast on 43 (47, 51, 55, 59) sts.
Work 5 rows in Seed st.

Change to B and work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 10 (11, 12, 14, 16) in.

(25.5 (28, 30.5, 35.5, 40.5 cm) from beg.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONT
With A, cast on 21 (23, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Work 5 rows in Seed st.

Change to B and continue in St st until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 12, 14) in.

(20.5 (23, 25.5, 30.5, 35.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next WS row, purl to end - 18 (20, 21, 23, 25) sts.

Knit 1 row.
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next WS row, purl to end - 15 (17, 18, 20, 21) sts.

Knit 1 row.
Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of next WS row, purl to end - 13 (15, 16, 17, 18) sts.

Knit 1 row.
Bind off 1 st at beg of next WS row, purl to end - 12 (14, 15, 16, 17) sts.
Continue in St st until Left Front measures same length as Back to shoulders.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT
Work same as Left Front until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 12, 14) in.

(20.5 (23, 25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts at beg of next RS row, knit to end - 18 (20, 21, 23, 25) sts.

Purl 1 row.
Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next RS row, knit to end - 15 (17, 18, 20, 21) sts.

Purl 1 row.
Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of next RS row, knit to end - 13 (15, 16, 17, 18) sts.

Purl 1 row.
Bind off 1 st at beg of next RS row, knit to end - 12 (14, 15, 16, 17) sts.
Continue in St st until Front measures same length as Back to shoulders.

Bind off.
SLEEVE (make 2)
With A, cast on 27 (29, 29, 29, 31) sts.

Work 5 rows in Seed st.

Change to B and work in St st, increase 1 st at each edge every 4 rows 5 (6, 9, 11, 12) times - 37 (41, 47, 51, 55) sts.

Continue in St st until piece measures 6 (7, 8, 10, 11) in.

(15 (18, 20.5, 25.5, 28) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband
From RS with A, pick up and k13 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts evenly spaced along Right Front neck, 15 (15, 17, 19, 21) sts across Back neck, 13 (13, 14, 15, 16) sts along Left Front neck - 41 (41, 45, 49, 53) sts.

Work 5 rows in Seed st.

Bind off.
Buttonband
From RS with A, pick up and k37 (41, 45, 53, 61) sts evenly spaced along Left Front edge (Right Front edge for boys) and neckband.

Work 5 rows in Seed st.

Bind off.
Buttonhole Band
From RS with A, pick up and k37 (41, 45, 53, 61) sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge (Left Front edge for boys) and neckband.

Work 2 rows in Seed st.
Buttonhole Row: K1, * k2tog, yo, work 6 (7, 8, 10, 12) sts in Seed st; rep from * 3 more times, k2tog, yo, p1, k1.

Work 2 more rows in Seed st.

Bind off.
Place markers 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in.

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

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew on buttons.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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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