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Blarney Stone Cardigan
Lion Brand® Baby Wool
Pattern Number: 90739AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3
Finished Chest 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) in. (56 (61, 66, 71, 76) cm) Finished Length 10 1/4 (10 3/4, 11 1/4, 11 3/4, 12 1/4) in. (26 (27.5, 28.5, 30, 31) 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

823-174 Baby Wool Yarn: Sprout

Cool medium green


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Additional Materials
2 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
16 sts + 32 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.
sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over - 2 sts decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Cardigan body is knit sideways, from right sleeve to left sleeve.


2.

The body is divided vertically to shape the neck and horizontally to create the front opening.
3.

Side triangles are knit separately, then inset into each side of Cardigan.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN
Right Sleeve
Beginning at wrist edge, cast on 22 (26, 28, 28, 28) sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) for 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) rows.
Next (Inc) Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k last st - 24 (28, 30, 30, 30) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 (5, 7, 9, 11) Rows: Knit.
Next Row: Rep Inc Row - 26 (30, 32, 32, 32) sts.
Rep last 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) rows 8 (6, 5, 5, 5) more times - 42 sts when all incs have been completed.
Note: Piece should measure about 5 (6, 7, 8 3/4, 10 1/2) in.

(12.5 (15, 18, 22, 26.5) cm) from beg.
Shape Body
Next Row: Knit.
Next (Inc) Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k last st - 44 sts.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) more times - 62 (64, 66, 68, 70) sts when all incs have been completed.
Divide for Neck
Next Row (RS): K31 (32, 33, 34, 35) for right front, place remaining 31 (32, 33, 34, 35) sts on a holder for back.



Right Front
Continue on 31 (32, 33, 34, 35) right front sts only.
Next (Inc) Row (WS): K to last 2 sts, kfb, k last st - 32 (33, 34, 35, 36) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Rep Inc Row - 33 (34, 35, 36, 37) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) more times - 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts when all incs have been completed.
Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 12 sts, (k2tog, yo, k4 for buttonholes) twice.
Next Row: Rep Inc Row - 41 (43, 45, 47, 49) sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Bind off.



Left Front
Cast on 41 (43, 45, 47, 49) sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to end - 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) more times - 31 (32, 33, 34, 35) sts when all decs have been completed.

Place sts on a holder.



Back
Place 31 (32, 33, 34, 35) back sts from holder onto needle, ready to work a RS row.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next (Inc) Row: K1, kfb, k to end - 32 (33, 34, 35, 36) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) more times - 41 (43, 45, 47, 49) sts when all incs have been completed.
Knit 4 rows.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st - 40 (42, 44, 46, 48) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) more times - 31 (32, 33, 34, 35) sts when all decs have been completed.



Next (Joining) Row (RS): K across left front sts on holder, then k across back sts - 62 (64, 66, 68, 70) sts.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st - 60 (62, 64, 66, 68) sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Rep Dec Row - 58 (60, 62, 64, 66) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) more times - 42 sts when all decs have been completed.



Left Sleeve
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k last st - 40 sts.
Next 3 (5, 7, 9, 11) Rows: Knit.
Next Row: Rep Dec Row - 38 sts.
Rep last 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) rows until 22 (26, 28, 28, 28) sts rem.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last row until left sleeve is same length as right sleeve.
Bind off.
SIDE TRIANGLES (make 2)
Cast on 37 (41, 45, 49, 53) sts.
Row 1 (Dec Row): K1, k2tog, k to end - 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts.
Rep Row 1 until 5 sts rem.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K1, sk2p, k1 - 3 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Sk2p - 1 st.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew Side Triangles to side edges of Fronts and Back.

Sew sleeve seams.

Sew buttons to Left Front opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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