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Strawberry Pink Sideways Cardigan And Hat
Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern Number: L0043 This basic button-front cardigan and beanie-style hat pattern work up quickly.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 3
CARDIGAN Finished Chest 20 (21, 23, 24, 26) in. (51 (53.5, 58.5, 61, 66) cm) Finished Length 9 1/2 (11, 12, 13, 14) in. (24 (28, 30.5, 33, 35.5) cm) HAT S (M, L) Finished Circumference 13 (15, 17) in. (33 (38, 43) 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

821-101 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Blossom

Pale pink


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 6, 7, 8, 9

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
3 buttons, 5/8 in. (16 mm) diameter MATERIALS NOTE To make Hat only, you will need 1 (1, 2) balls of yarn.
GAUGE:
17 sts + 34 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.

NOTES:
Yoke and sleeves are knit in one piece, from sleeve cuff to sleeve cuff.

Stitches are then picked up along lower edges of yoke for back and fronts.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN
Yoke and Sleeves
Beg at right sleeve cuff, cast on 34 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 10 1/2, 11) in.

(14 (16.5, 19, 26.5, 28) cm) from beg.
Place markers at beg and end of last row for placement of back and fronts.
Continue in Garter st until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 3/4, 2 3/4, 3, 3 1/4) in.

(6.5 (7, 7, 7.5, 8.5) cm) from markers.



Divide for Neck
Next Row (RS): K17 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts for right front yoke and place these sts on a holder, k across remaining 17 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts for back yoke.



Back Yoke
Working over back yoke sts only, continue in Garter st until piece measures 5 (5, 6, 6, 6 1/2) in.

(12.5 (12.5, 15, 15, 16.5) cm) from beg of neck divide, end with a WS row.
Place back yoke sts on holder.



Right Front Yoke
From WS, place right front yoke sts back onto needle, join yarn and continue in Garter st until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 3, 3, 3 1/4) in.

(6.5 (6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8.5) cm) from beg of neck divide, end with a WS row.
Next Row (buttonholes - RS): *K3 (4, 4, 5, 5), yo, k2tog (for buttonhole); rep from * 2 more times, k to end.
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off.



Left Front Yoke
Cast on 17 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts.
Work in Garter st until piece measures 3 (3, 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 3/4) in.

(7.5 (7.5, 9, 9, 9.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Join Left Front and Back Yokes
Joining Row (RS): Knit across left front yoke sts, knit across back yoke sts on holder - 34 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 2 1/2 (2 3/4, 2 3/4, 3, 3 1/4) in.

(6.5 (7, 7, 7.5, 8.5) cm) from joining row.
Place markers at beg and end of last row for placement of back and fronts.
Work even in Garter st until piece measures 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 10 1/2, 11) in.

(14 (16.5, 19, 26.5, 28) cm) from markers.
Bind off.



Back
With RS facing, pick up and k42 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts evenly spaced between markers along lower edge of back yoke.
Work even in Garter st for 5 1/2 (6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2, 8) in.

(14 (16.5, 18, 19, 20.5) cm).

Bind off.



Fronts
With RS facing, pick up and k24 (25, 27, 29, 31) sts evenly spaced along lower edge of one front yoke edge between marker and front edge.
Work even in Garter st until same length as back.

Bind off.
Repeat along other front yoke edge.



FINISHING
Fold piece in half along shoulders.

Sew side and sleeve seams.Sew buttons to left front opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.



HAT
Cast on 56 (64, 72) sts.
Work even in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in.

(10 (11.5, 12.5) cm) from beg.
Shape Top of Hat
Row 1: *K2tog; rep from * to end of row - 28 (32, 36) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 7 (8, 9) sts remain.

Cut yarn, leaving a 16 in.

(40.5 cm) tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Use remaining tail to sew back seam.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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