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Isabel Cardigan And Hat
Lion Brand® Cupcake®
Pattern Number: 80720AD A classic silhouette with a crew neck and cute front pockets makes this a project perfect for both girls and boys.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
6-9 months (12 months, 2-3 years) Finished Chest 20 (22, 24) in. (51 (56, 61) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 29) 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

460-170 Cupcake Yarn: Pistachio Bright medium green
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
20 sts + 42 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k 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 (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 50 (55, 60) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until Back measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

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

Bind off.



POCKET LINING (make 2)
With larger needles, cast on 15 sts.

Work in Garter st for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Transfer sts to st holder.
RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 30 (32, 34) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Change to larger needles and work in Garter st until Right Front measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Pocket Welt
Next Row (RS): K8 (9, 10) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, k7 (8, 9).
Next Row: K7 (8, 9) sts, k1, (p1, k1) 7 times, k8 (9, 10).
Rep last 2 rows once more.


Next Row: K8 (9, 10) sts, bind off 15 sts, k to end.
Next Row: K7 (8, 9) sts, knit 15 sts of one Pocket Lining from holder, k to end of row.
Work even until Right Front measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (21.5, 24) cm), end with a WS row.
Neck Shaping
Next Row (RS): Bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, k to end of row - 22 (23, 24) sts.
Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times - 16 (17, 18) sts.

Work even until Right Front measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

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

Bind off.

Mark placement for 4 buttons: First button just above ribbing, top button 1/2 in.

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



LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front, reversing all shaping, AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes opposite markers on RS rows as follows:
Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, yarn over, k2tog, k2.
SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 28 (30, 32) sts and work 6 rows in K1, p1 Rib.


Change to larger needles and work in Garter st, increasing 1 st each end of every 10th row 6 times - 40 (42, 44) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in.

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

Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.


Neckband
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k23 (24, 25) sts along Right Front neck edge, k19 (21, 22) sts across Back neck, and k23 (24, 25) along Left Front neck edge - 65 (69, 72) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.
Left Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k4 sts along side of neckband, pick up and k1 st in each ridge of Garter st, and 4 sts along bottom ribbing.

Bind off.
Right Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k4 sts along bottom ribbing, pick up and k1 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.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.


Weave in ends.



HAT
Cast on 70 (76, 82) sts.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in.

(16.5 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.
Next Row: (K2tog) across - 35 (38, 41) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K1 (0, 1), (K2tog) across - 18 (19, 21) sts.
Cut yarn, leaving 12 in.

(30.5 cm) tail.

Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.



FINISHING
Sew seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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


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