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Simple Style Baby Cardigan and Hat
Lion Brand® Pound of Love®
Pattern Number: 90429AD Keep your child warm and cozy with this classic cardigan and hat set. Note: Hat not pictured.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
6-9 months (12 months, 2-3 years) Finished Chest 21 (23, 25) in. (53.5 (58.5, 63.5) cm), buttoned Finished Length 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (24 (26.5, 29) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Oct 4, 2010)
SLEEVE (make 2) With smaller needles, cast on 25 (27, 29) sts and work 5 rows in K1, p1 Rib. Change to larger needles. Next 9 Rows: Knit.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

550-106 Pound of Love Yarn: Pastel Blue

Light baby blue


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
18 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 (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.

NOTES:
Yarn is sufficient for more than one Cardigan and Hat.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 45 (51, 57) 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 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 for 2 in.

(5 cm).

Transfer sts to st holder.
RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 27 (29, 31) 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 about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Pocket Welt
Next Row (RS): K6 (7, 8) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, k6 (7, 8).


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, k1, (p1, k1) 7 times, K6 (7, 8).


Rep last 2 rows once more.


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, bind off 15 sts, k to end.


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, knit 15 sts of one Pocket Lining from holder, k to end of row.


Work even until piece measures about 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 of row.


Next (Dec) Row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.


Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, knit to end.


Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 14 (15, 16) sts when all decs complete.


Work even until piece measures about 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

(24.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg.

Bind off.


Mark placement for 4 buttons: First button just above ribbing, top button 1/2 in.

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



LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 27 (29, 31) sts and work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm), end with a WS row.


Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, yarn over, k2tog, k2.


Continue as follows, and AT THE SAME TIME, work buttonholes on RS rows opposite markers.


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

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Pocket Welt
Next Row (RS): K6 (7, 8) sts, k1 (p1, k1) 7 times, k6 (7, 8).


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, K6 (7, 8).


Rep last 2 rows once more.


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, bind off 15 sts, k to end.


Next Row: K6 (7, 8) sts, knit 15 sts of other Pocket Lining from holder, k to end of row.


Work even until piece measures about 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 of row.


Next (Dec) Row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.


Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, knit to end.


Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 14 (15, 16) sts when all decs complete.


Work even until piece measures 9 1/2 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in.

(24.5 (26.5, 29) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 25 (27, 29) sts and work 5 rows in K1, p1 Rib.


Change to larger needles.


Next 9 Rows: Knit.


Next Row: K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 27 (29, 31) sts at end of this row.


Rep last 10 rows 5 more times - 37 (39, 41) sts when all increases complete.

Work even until Sleeve measures about 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, 17 (21, 25) sts across Back neck, and 21 (22, 23) along Left Front neck edge - 59 (65, 71) sts.

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 bottom ribbing.

Bind off.


Right Front Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k4 sts along bottom 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.

Sew Sleeves to body.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.
HAT
Cast on 62 (68, 74) sts.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 6 1/2 (7 1/2, 8) in.

(16.5 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg.


Next Row: (K2tog) across - 31 (34, 37) sts at end of this row.


Next Row: Knit.


Next Row: K1 (0, 1), *k2tog; rep from * across - 16 (17, 19) sts at end of this row.


Cut yarn, leaving 12 in.

(30.5 cm) tail.

Thread tail into large-eyed blunt needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly and fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
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


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