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Brioche Baby Sweater
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90162AD Practice the brioche stitch, a mock rib, with this adorable little sweater, great for both girls and boys, depending on the color that you choose.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE:
6-12 months (1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years) Finished Chest 21 (24, 25 1/2, 27 1/2) in. (53.5 (61, 65, 70) cm) Finished Length 12 (13, 14, 15) in. (30.5 (33, 35.5, 38) 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

830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry

Dusty mauve


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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 4 (3.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long 4 buttons, 5/8 in. (15 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
25 sts + 46 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Brioche Rib. 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:
BR dec (Brioche right-leaning decrease): K3tog, return k3tog st to left hand needle, sl next 2 sts over k3tog, return k3tog to right hand needle.
BL dec (Brioche left-leaning decrease): Sl 2 together as if to knit, sl 1 as if to knit, k2tog, pass the 3 slipped sts over the k2tog.
B inc (Brioche increase) k2tog but do not sl sts from left needle, yo, k2tog over same 2 sts, sl sts from needle.



PATTERN STITCH
Brioche Rib
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyib, *k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyib, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 wyif, yo, k1.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Brioche Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Brioche Rib is a two-row repeat.

Only after two rows are completed will you see a new st on one side.
2.

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3.

Slip all sts as if to purl, unless otherwise instructed.
4.

St counts for RS and WS will differ by one st.

Sts should only be counted at the end of a WS row.
5.

Back, Sleeves, Left and Right Fronts are worked separately, then joined and worked in one piece for Yoke.


6.

With yarn in front (wyif) (with yarn in back (wyib)) refers to the side of the work facing you, not to the WS or RS of the work.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 43 (49, 51, 55) sts.
Set Up Row (WS): Sl 1 wyib, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k1; rep from * across - 64 (73, 76, 82) sts.
Work in Brioche Rib until piece measures 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8) in.

(16.5 (18, 19, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Cut yarn and sl sts to a holder.



SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 25 (29, 31, 31) sts.
Set Up Row (WS): Sl 1 wyib, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k1; rep from * across - 37 (43, 46, 46) sts.
Work in Brioche Rib until piece measures 1 1/4 in.
(3 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Next (Inc) Row (RS): Sl 1 wyib, k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo; B inc, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 7 sts, sl 1 wyif, yo; B inc, sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog, k1.
Next (Inc) Row: Sl 1 wyib, sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo, k1, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * across to last 7 sts, sl 1 wyif, yo, k1, sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo, k1.
Work even in Brioche Rib until piece measures 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row, then rep Inc Rows.
Work even in Brioche Rib until piece measures 7 in.
(18 cm) from beg, end with a WS row, then rep Inc Rows.
Work even in Brioche Rib until piece measures 8 (9, 10, 11) in.
(20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm) from beg, end with a WS row - 55 (61, 64, 64) sts.
Cut yarn and sl sts to a holder.



LEFT FRONT
Cast on 24 (28, 30, 32) sts.
Set Up Row (WS): Sl 1 wyif, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, place marker for front band, *k1, sl 1 wyif, yo; rep from * across to last st, k1 - 33 (39, 42, 45) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyib, *k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo; rep from * across to marker, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, *k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Rep last 2 rows twice.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Sl 1 wyib, *k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo; rep from * across to marker, k1, yo, k2tog, sl 1 wyif, k1.
Continue even in pattern as established, rep buttonhole row every 18th (20th, 22nd, 24th) row 3 times - 4 buttonholes total.
Work even as established until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2) in.

(15 (16.5, 18, 19) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Sl 1 wyib, *k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo; rep from * to last 11 sts; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Work even as established until piece measures same as Back, end with a WS row - 30 (36, 39, 42) sts.

Cut yarn and sl sts to a holder.



RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 24 (28, 30, 32) sts.
Set Up Row (WS): Sl 1 wyib, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k1; rep from * across to last 5 sts, place marker for front band, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, sl 1 wyif - 33 (39, 42, 45) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyib, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to marker, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, sl 1 wyif.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures same as Left Front to neck shaping, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck Next Row (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, sl 1 wyif, yo; BL dec; *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Work as established until piece measures same as Back, end with a WS row - 30 (36, 39, 42) sts.

Do not cut yarn.



YOKE
From RS, slip sts from holders back onto needle in the following order; Right Front, Sleeve, Back, 2nd Sleeve, Left Front - 234 (267, 282, 294) sts.
Place markers for raglan shaping on last knit column (marking both the slipped st and the corresponding yo at top of column) of the Right Front, both Sleeves and the Back.
Join Pieces and Begin Raglan Shaping Next Row (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, *(sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to 4 sts before marked column, sl 1 wyif, yo; BR dec; p last st of piece tog with first st of next piece (join st); BL dec; rep from * 3 more times, **sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from ** to last 5 sts, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Next Row (WS): Sl 1 wyif, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, *(k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo) to join st, knit the join st, yo, (k2tog, sl 1 wyif, yo) to next join st, knit the join st, sl 1 wyif, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, sl 1 wyif.
Work 8 rows even in pattern as established).
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, sl 1 wyif, yo, *BL dec; (sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to 4 sts before marked column, sl 1 wyif, yo; BR dec; sl 1wyif, yo; rep from * 3 more times, BL dec, **sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from ** to last 11 sts; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Work 9 rows even in pattern as established.



Sizes 1-2 years (2-3 years, 3-4 years) ONLY
Next Row (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, *(sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to 4 sts before marked column, sl 1 wyif, yo; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo; BL dec; rep from * 3 more times, **sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from ** to last 5 sts, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Work 9 rows even in pattern as established.
Next Row (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, sl 1 wyif, yo, *BL dec; (sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to 4 sts before marked column, sl 1 wyif, yo; BR dec; sl 1wyif, yo; rep from * 3 more times, BL dec, **sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from ** to last 11 sts; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Work 9 rows even in pattern as established.



Size 3-4 years ONLY
Rep last 20 rows once more.



ALL SIZES
From RS, place a marker on knit column closest to center (marking both the slipped st and the corresponding yo at top of column) of each Sleeve.
Next Row (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, (sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to 4 sts before marked column, sl 1 wyif, yo, *BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo; BL dec; (sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to 4 sts before marked Sleeve column, sl 1 wyif, yo; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo; BL dec; (sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to next marker, sl 1 wyif, yo; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo; BL dec;* (sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) across Back to next marker; rep from * to *, **sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from ** to last 5 sts, sl 1 wyif, yo, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Work even as established for 9 rows.
Next Row (RS): K1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, *(sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog) to 4 sts before marked column, sl 1 wyif, yo; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo; BL dec; rep from * 3 more times, **sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from ** to last 5 sts, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.
Work even as established, rep last Row every 10th row 3 (2, 3, 1) time(s).
Work 3 (3, 1, 5) rows even in pattern as established.
Next Row (RS): Removing raglan markers as you work across row, k1, (sl 1 wyif, k1) twice, sl 1 wyif, yo; BL dec; *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 11 sts; BR dec; sl 1 wyif, yo, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, k1.

Remove raglan markers.
Work 2 rows even as established.



Shape Back Neck
Note: Back neck is shaped by working short rows as follows:
Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, (k1, sl 1 wyif) twice, *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to 3 sts before front band marker, sl 1 wyif, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Sl 2 wyif, yo, k2tog; *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to 4 sts from front band marker, sl 1 wyif, turn.
Row 3: Sl 2 wyif, yo, k2tog; *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to 9 sts before front band marker, sl 1 wyif, turn.
Row 4: Sl 2 wyif, yo, k2tog; *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to 10 sts before next marker, sl 1 wyif, turn.
Row 5: Sl 2 wyif, yo, k2tog; *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to 15 sts before next marker, sl 1 wyif, turn.
Row 6: Sl 2 wyif, yo; *sl 1 wyif, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 6 sts, turn.
Sl last 6 sts to a holder for left front neckband + 1 st.
Next Row: Bind off until 6 sts remain for right front neckband + 1 st.



Right Front Neckband
Continue on these 6 sts only as follows:
Row 1: (K1, sl 1 wyif) 3 times.
Rep last row for 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm).

Bind off.



Left Front Neckband
Slip sts from holder back onto needle.
From RS, join yarn.
Row 1: (Sl 1 wyif, k1) 3 times.
Rep last row for 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm).

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew side and Sleeve seams, reversing seam about 2 in.

(5 cm) above wrist edge of Sleeve so that cuffs can be folded back.

Seam ends of neckband tog then sew edge of neckband to back neck of Cardigan.

Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
yo = yarn over


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