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Soft Green Baby Cardigan
Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
Pattern Number: 80947AD A classic round collar and little front pockets make this a classic cardigan for both girls and boys.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 9 mos, 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
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
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

482-130 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Seagrass

Mint and medium green


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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
19 sts + 40 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (worked 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 47 (53, 57) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Change to larger needles and work in Garter st (k every row) until piece 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 until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg.

Transfer sts to st holder.
RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 29 (31, 33) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

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

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Pocket Welt
Next Row (RS): K7 (8, 9), p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, k7 (8, 9).
Next Row: K7 (8, 9), k1, (p1, k1) 7 times, k7 (8, 9).
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next Row: K7 (8, 9), bind off 15 sts, k to end.
Next Row: K7 (8, 9), knit 15 sts of one Pocket Lining from holder, k to end.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (21.5, 24) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Neck Shaping
Next Row (RS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, k to end - 22 (23, 24) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 21 (22, 23) sts.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k to end - 20 (21, 22) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 16 (17, 18) sts when all rows completed.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

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

Bind off.

Mark placement for 4 buttons: place first marker just above ribbing, top marker 1/2 in.

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



LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 29 (31, 33) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).
Change to larger needles.
Next 2 Rows: Knit.
Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, yarn over, k2tog, k2.
Continue in Garter st, and AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes (by repeating Buttonhole Row) opposite markers.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Pocket Welt
Next Row (RS): K7 (8, 9), p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, k7 (8, 9).
Next Row: K7 (8, 9), k1, (p1, k1) 7 times, k7 (8, 9).
Rep last 2 rows once more.
Next Row: K7 (8, 9), bind off 15 sts, k to end.
Next Row: K7 (8, 9), knit 15 sts of one Pocket Lining from holder, k to end.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 7 1/2 (8 1/2, 9 1/2) in.

(19 (21.5, 24) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Neck Shaping
Next Row (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, k to end - 22 (23, 24) sts.
Next Row: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 21 (22, 23) sts.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k to end - 20 (21, 22) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 16 (17, 18) sts when all rows completed.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

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

Bind off.
SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 29 (31, 33) sts and work 6 rows in K1, p1 Rib.


Change to larger needles.
Next 7 Rows: Knit.
Next Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 31 (33, 35) sts.
Rep last 8 rows 7 more times - 45 (47, 49) sts when all rows completed.
Work even in Garter st 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 k21 (22, 23) sts along Right Front neck edge, 15 (19, 21) sts across Back neck, and 21 (22, 23) sts along Left Front neck edge - 57 (63, 67) sts at the end of this row.

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 side of lower ribbing.

Bind off.
Right Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k4 sts along side of lower 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.

Place markers on Fronts and Back 4 3/4 (5, 5 1/4) in.

(12 (12.5, 13.5) cm) down from shoulder seam.

Sew top of Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.


Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
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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