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Feather And Fan Baby Sweater
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern Number: 80782AD
Downloadable pattern. This sweet child's cardigan is beautiful and classic.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2-3 years) Finished Chest 19 (21, 23, 25) in. (48.5 (53.5, 58.5, 63.5) cm) Finished Length 10 (11, 12, 13) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5, 33) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

487-135 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Persimmon

Tangerine orange


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 2, 2, 3

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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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
Circular knitting needle size 6 (4.25 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) 6 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
23 sts + 28 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:
PATTERN STITCH
Feather and Fan (multiple of 12 sts)
Row 1 (WS): Knit.


Row 2 (RS): Knit.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: *(K2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 4 times, (k2tog) twice; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Feather and Fan pattern.

NOTES:
Sweater is worked from top down on circular needle to accommodate large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
Yoke
Beg at neck edge, cast on 26 (30, 40, 44) sts.
Row 1 (WS): P3 (3, 4, 5) (for left front), place marker, p2 (4, 6, 6) (for left sleeve), place marker, p16 (16, 20, 22) (for back), place marker, p2 (4, 6, 6) (for right sleeve), place marker, p3 (3, 4, 5) (for right front).
Row 2 (RS): *Knit to 1 st before marker, inc 1 st in next st, slip marker, inc 1 st in next st; rep from * across, knit to end of row - 34 (38, 48, 52) sts.
Row 3: Purl.
Rows 4-9: Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 58 (62, 72, 76) sts.
Row 10: Cast on 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, *knit to 1 st before marker, inc 1 st in next st, slip marker, inc 1 st in next st; rep from * across, knit to end of row - 71 (75, 86, 90) sts.
Row 11: Cast on 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, purl to end of row - 76 (80, 92, 96) sts.
Rep Rows 2 and 3, 12 (14, 15, 16) times - 172 (192, 212, 224) sts, consisting of 25 (27, 30, 32) sts for each front, 36 (42, 46, 48) sts for each sleeve, and 50 (54, 60, 64) sts for back.
Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 2 rows.

Cut yarn.



Divide for Sleeves
Sl sts for left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, and right front onto separate holders.

Sl sts for one sleeve back onto needle.


Next Row (RS): Cast on 2 (3, 3, 4) sts (for underarm), knit to end of row - 38 (45, 49, 52) sts.
Next Row (WS): Cast on 2 (3, 3, 4) sts (for underarm), purl to end of row - 40 (48, 52, 56) sts.
Work even in St st for 1 in.

(2.5 cm); end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Knit, dec 4 (0, 4, 8) sts evenly spaced across - 36 (48, 48, 48) sts.
Next Row (WS): Beg with Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern, work even in pattern until sleeve measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2, 12 1/2) in.

(24 (26.5, 29, 32) cm) from neck edge; end with Row 2 of pattern.

Bind off.
Sl sts for 2nd sleeve back to needle and work same as first sleeve.
Seam sleeves from lower edge to edge of underarm.



Body
Sl sts for left front, back, and right front back to needle - 100 (108, 120, 128) sts.
Next Row (RS): Knit across left front sts, pick up and k4 (6, 6, 8) sts along left sleeve underarm; knit across back sts, pick up and k4 (6, 6, 8) sts along right sleeve underarm, knit across right front sts - 108 (120, 132, 144) sts.
Work even in St st for 1 in.

(2.5 cm); end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): Beg with Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern, work even in pattern until sweater measures 10 (11, 12, 13) in.

(25.5 (28, 30.5, 33) cm) from top of back neck; end with Row 2 of pattern.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Neck Trim
From RS, beg at right front neck edge, pick up and k14 (14, 15, 16) sts along right front neck, 2 (4, 6, 6) sts along top of right sleeve, 16 (16, 20, 22) sts along back neck edge, 2 (4, 6, 6) sts along top of left sleeve, and 14 (14, 15, 16) sts along left neck edge - 48 (52, 62, 66) sts.
Next 2 Rows: Knit.
Bind off.



Buttonband
From RS, pick up and k54 (59, 64, 69) sts along left front edge.

Knit 4 rows.

Bind off.



Buttonhole Band
From RS, pick up and k54 (59, 64, 69) sts along right front edge.


Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K3, *k2tog, yo (buttonhole), k7 (8, 9, 10); rep from * 4 more times, k2tog, yo (buttonhole), k4.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Sew buttons to buttonband, opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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