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Neck Down Cardi
Lion Brand® Baby's First®
Pattern Number: L0683 Children will love the plush feel of this knit cardigan made with Baby's First

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE:
6-12 months (12-18 months, 2-3 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years, 10 years) Finished Chest 20 (22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31) in. (51 (56, 61, 63.5, 68.5, 73.5, 78.5) cm) Finished Length 11 1/2 (12, 12 1/2, 13 1/2, 14 1/2, 16 1/2, 18) in. (29 (30.5, 32, 34.5, 37, 42, 45.5) 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 May 3, 2012)
CARDI … Set-Up Row (RS): K2, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), K8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), kfb, place marker (pm) for beg of sleeve, k1, kfb, k4, kfb, pm for end of sleeve, k1, kfb, k11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23), kfb, pm for beg of second sleeve, k1, kfb, k4, kfb, pm for end of second sleeve, k1, kfb, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2 end of row - 54 (58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78) sts at the end of this row. … Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): K2, yo, k2tog, (buttonhole), Knit to 1 st before first marker, *kfb, sm, k1, kfb, knit to 1 st before next marker; rep from * twice, kfb, sm, k1, kfb, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2 end of row - 94 (106, 110, 114, 126, 130, 142) sts at the end of this 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

925-157 Baby's First Yarn: Honey Bee

Soft yellow


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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 30 in. (76 cm) long 3 buttons, 5/8 in. (16 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
About 16 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit into front and then back) An increase worked as follows: 1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.

2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.

3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

yo (yarn over) An increase that creates a button hole in the fabric, worked as follows: 1.

Bring yarn to front, between the needles.

2.

Take yarn to back, over the right needle.

This creates the new st.

You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.

NOTES:
1.

Body is worked in one piece beg at neck.

Yoke (upper portion of Cardi) and sleeves are worked in Garter st, Cardi body is worked in St st with Garter st borders.2.

Front bands are worked as part of the fronts.





3.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles for Cardi; sleeves are worked in the round on double-pointed needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDI Cast on 46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70) sts.

Knit 1 row.

Set-Up Row (RS): K8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), kfb, place marker (pm) for beg of sleeve, k1, kfb, k4, kfb, pm for end of sleeve, k1, kfb, k11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23), kfb, pm for beg of second sleeve, k1, kfb, k4, kfb, pm for end of second sleeve, k1, kfb, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2 - 54 (58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Next Row: Knit to 1 st before first marker, *kfb, sl marker (sm), k1, kfb, knit to 1 st before next marker; rep from * twice, kfb, sm, k1, kfb, knit to end of row - 62 (66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) more times - 86 (98, 102, 106, 118, 122, 134) sts when all reps have been completed.

Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): Knit to 1 st before first marker, *kfb, sm, k1, kfb, knit to 1 st before next marker; rep from * twice, kfb, sm, k1, kfb, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2 - 94 (106, 110, 114, 126, 130, 142) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Knit to 1 st before first marker, *kfb, sm, k1, kfb, knit to 1 st before next marker; rep from * twice, kfb, sm, k1, kfb, knit to end of row - 102 (114, 118, 122, 134, 138, 150) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times - 134 (146, 158, 162, 174, 186, 198) sts when all reps have been completed.

Next Row: Rep Buttonhole row - 142 (154, 166, 170, 182, 194, 206) sts at the end of this row.

Divide for Body and Sleeves Next Row (WS): K5 for front band, p to first marker, remove marker, k31 (33, 35, 35, 37, 39, 41) for first sleeve and sl these 31 (33, 35, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts to a holder, remove marker, p to next marker, remove marker, k31 (33, 35, 35, 37, 39, 41) for second sleeve and sl these 31 (33, 35, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts to a holder, p to last 5 sts, k5 for front band.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows, keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 11 (11 1/2, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 1/2) in.

(28 (29, 30.5, 33, 35.5, 40.5, 44.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a WS row.

Knit 6 rows for border.Bind off as if to knit.





Sleeve From RS, with double pointed needles, pick up and k4 sts across one underarm.

Place marker for beginning of rnd, then p31 (33, 35, 35, 37, 39, 41) sleeve sts from holder.

Join by purling the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.

Purl the 4 picked up sts to complete the rnd - 35 (37, 39, 39, 41, 43, 45) sts.

Knit 1 rnd.

Purl 1 rnd.

Knit 1 rnd.

Bind off.Rep on opposite side for second Sleeve.





FINISHING Sew buttons to left front band opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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