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Playful Stripes Cardigan
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 81026AD This as an adorable striped cardi for any child!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
2 (4, 6, 8) years Finished Chest 23 (26 1/2, 29 3/4, 32 3/4) in. [58.5 (67.5, 75.5, 83) cm] Finished Length 13 (14, 15, 17) in. [33 (35.5, 38, 43) cm]

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

830-123 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Seaspray

Medium sky blue


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

830-098 Cotton-Ease: Sand

Warm medium beige


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Note: (B)

830-187 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Golden Glow

Dusty mustard yellow


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
5 buttons 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in pattern stitch. 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:
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.


Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.


Rep Row 2 for pattern.

NOTES:
Color Stripe Pattern
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): With B, knit.


Rows 2 and 4: With B, purl.


Rows 5-12: With C, knit.


Rows 13 and 15: With B, knit.


Rows 14 and 16: With B, purl.


Rows 17-24: With A, knit (Garter st).


Rep Rows 1-24 for Color Stripe Pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With A, cast on 60 (68, 76, 84) sts.

Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

[2.5 cm], end with a RS row.

Purl 1 row, then work in Color Stripe Pattern until piece measures 12 1/2 (13 1/2, 14 1/2, 16 1/2) in.

[32 (34.5, 37, 42) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Neck
Continue in Color Stripe Pattern across 17 (20, 24, 27) sts.

Join second ball of yarn and bind off center 26 (28, 28, 30) sts, work across remaining 17 (20, 24, 27) sts.

Working both sides at same time, work even in pattern until piece measures 13 (14, 15, 17) in.

[33 (35.5, 38, 43) cm] from beg.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONT
With A, cast on 28 (32, 36, 40) sts.

Work as for Back until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 15) in.

[28 (30.5, 33, 38) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.


Shape Neck
Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9) sts.

Continue working in pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 4 times - 17 (20, 24, 27) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures same length as Back.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.
SLEEVES
With A, cast on 32 (32, 36, 36) sts.

Work k1, p1 Rib and Color Stripe Pattern as for Back, AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st each side every 4th row 9 (10, 8, 10) times, every 6th row 4 (4, 7, 7) times - 56 (60, 64, 68) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in.

[28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.


Neckband
From RS with A and beg at Right Front, pick up 66 (70, 70, 74) sts around neck edge.


Row 1: Knit, dec 1 st at center back - 65 (69, 69, 73) sts.


Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

[2.5 cm].

Bind off.


Buttonband
From RS with A, pick up 61 (65, 71, 81) sts along Right Front edge for boys or Left Front edge for girls.


Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

[2.5 cm] Bind off.


Buttonhole Band
From RS with A, pick up 61 (65, 71, 81) sts along opposite Front edge and work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.


Buttonhole Row: K 1 (3, 2, 1), k2tog, yo, *k 12 (12, 14, 17), k2tog, yo, rep from *; end k 2 (4, 3, 2).


Bind off.

Mark Front and Back edges 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 6 3/4) in.

[14 (15, 16.5, 17) cm] from shoulder seams.

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Sew Sleeve, underarm and side seams.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
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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