Free Knit & Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Vertical Stripes Baby Sweater
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: 80785AD This beautiful baby cardigan is bright and fun.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2-3 years) Finished Chest 20 (21, 23, 25) in. (51 (53.5, 58.5, 63.5) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2, 13) in. (24 (26.5, 29, 33) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-174 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Spring Leaf

Leafy grass green


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

486-107 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Sky

Powder blue


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Alternative Quantity: 1, 2, 2
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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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
2 buttons, 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) diameter
GAUGE:
22 sts + 44 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:
STRIPE PATTERN
Rows 1-4: With A, knit.


Rows 5-8: With B, knit.


Rep these 8 rows for Stripe Pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN
Note: Cardigan is knit in one piece from cuff to cuff.


Beg at right sleeve cuff with A, cast on 45 (49, 55, 61) sts.


Knit 3 rows.


Change to B and knit 4 rows.


Continue in Stripe Pattern and Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 3/4) in.

(12 (14, 16.5, 19.5) cm) from beg.

Place markers at each end of last row.



Shape Sides
Cast on 29 (32, 35, 41) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 103 (113, 125, 143) sts.


Continue in Stripe Pattern and Garter st until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3) in.

(6.5 (6.5, 7, 7.5) cm) above markers.



Divide for Neck
Next Row: K51 (56, 62, 71) (for right front) and place these sts on a holder, k across remaining 52 (57, 63, 72) sts (for back).



Back
Working across back sts only, continue in Stripe pattern and Garter st until piece measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 3/4, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (20, 22, 24) cm) above markers; end with Row 1 of Stripe Pattern.

Place back sts on holder.



Right Front
Return right front sts to needle and continue in Stripe pattern and Garter st until piece measures 6 (6 1/4, 6 3/4, 7 1/4) in.

(15 (15.5, 17, 18.5) cm) above markers.

Bind off.



Left Front
With B, cast on 51 (56, 62, 71).


Knit 3 rows.


Change to A and knit 2 rows.


Next Row (buttonholes - RS): Knit across to last 12 sts, (yo, k2tog, k4) twice.


Knit 1 more row with A, knitting into the yarn overs to form buttonholes.


Continue in Stripe Pattern and Garter st until left front measures 3 1/2 (3 3/4, 4, 4 1/4) in.

(9 (9.5, 10, 11) cm) from beg; end with Row 2 of Stripe Pattern.


Return back sts to needle and knit across (continuing from left front and joining left front to back).

Place markers at each end of last row.


Continue in Garter st over these 103 (113, 125, 143) sts until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3) in.

(6.5 (6.5, 7, 7.5) cm) above markers.



Shape Opposite Sides
Bind off 29 (32, 35, 41) sts at beg of next 2 rows.



Sleeve
Continue in Stripe Pattern and Garter st over the remaining 45 (49, 55, 61) sts (for sleeve) until sleeve measures 4 3/4 (5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 3/4) in.

(12 (14, 16.5, 19.5) cm).

Bind off.



FINISHING
Fold piece in half along neck opening.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

From right side, with crochet hook, join B with slip stitch at right front neck edge.

Chain 1, work single crochet evenly spaced around neck.

Fasten off.


Sew buttons to right front opposite buttonholes.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over


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