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Charlie's Cardi
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: 90214AD This adorable child's cardigan is super soft and easy.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs)
Finished Chest 21 (22, 24, 27 1/2) in. (53.5 (56, 61, 70) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in. (24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) 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: (applied Aug 24, 2013)
Divide for Fronts and Back Next Row: K 24 (25, 27, 31) sts and slip to a holder for Right Front, k 42 (44, 48, 56) sts and slip to a holder for Back, k remaining 24 (25, 27, 31) sts for Left Front. Continue on sts for Left Front only. Continue in St st, keeping the 3 edge sts in Garter St, until piece measures 5 1/4 (5 1/2, 6 1/2, 8) in. (13 (14, 16.5, 19.5) cm) from beg. Note: For the 2 larger sizes work the dividing row and then immediately work the fourth buttonhole. Work a fourth buttonhole row, then work even until piece measures 6 1/4 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2) in. (16 (16.5, 19, 21.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

480-106 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Blueberry

Medium sky blue


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
17 sts + 24 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN BODY Cast on 90 (94, 102, 118) sts.

Knit 5 rows.

Next (Buttonhole) Row: K2, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.

Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st (k every row), and rem sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS), work until piece measures about 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3 1/4) in.

(6.5 (6.5, 7, 8) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row: Rep Buttonhole Row.

Work as established until piece measures 5 (5 1/4, 6 1/2, 8) in.

(12.5 (13.5, 16.5, 20.5) cm) from beg, AT THE SAME TIME, working a third buttonhole when piece measures about 4 (4, 4 1/2, 5 1/4) in.

(10 (10, 11.5, 13) cm) from beg, and ending with a WS row.



Divide for Fronts and Back Next Row: K 24 (25, 27, 31) sts and slip to a holder for Right Front, k 42 (44, 48, 56) sts and slip to a holder for Back, k remaining 24 (25, 27, 31) sts for Left Front.

Continue on sts for Left Front only.

Continue in St st, keeping the 3 edge sts in Garter St, until piece measures 5 1/4 (5 1/2, 6 1/2, 8) in.

(13 (14, 16.5, 19.5) cm) from beg.

Note: For the 2 larger sizes work the dividing row and then immediately work the fourth buttonhole.Work a fourth buttonhole row, then work even until piece measures 6 1/4 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2) in.

(16 (16.5, 19, 21.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Neck Shaping Decrease 1 st at neck edge every row until 10 (12, 14, 17) sts remain.

Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 12, 14) in.

(24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.

Back With WS facing, slip sts from Back st holder to needle and join yarn.

Continue in St st as established, until piece measures 8 1/2 (9, 11, 13) in.

(24 (25.5, 30.5, 35.5) cm) from beg, end with RS row.

Next Row (WS): P7 (9, 11, 14), k28 (26, 26, 28), p7 (9, 11, 14).

Knit 1 row.

Repeat last 2 rows twice.

Bind off.

Right Front With WS facing, slip sts from Right Front st holder to needle and join yarn.

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES Cast on 28 (28, 30, 30) sts.

Knit 4 rows.

Change to St st.

Inc 1 st at each edge every 4th row 4 (6, 9, 11) times – 36 (40, 48, 52) sts, then work even until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 8, 10) in.

(14 (16.5, 20.5, 25.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING Sew shoulders.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew on buttons.

Weave in ends.

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


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