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Everyday Baby Cardi
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10681 Wrap your little one in a super soft cardi to keep away the cold! This swing-style cardigan features an adorable rib pattern. Best of all, the easy machine wash and dry care of Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend TM/MC makes caring for this sweater worry-free.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
0-12 months (2 years, 3 years, 4-6 years) Finished Chest 22 (25, 26 1/2, 29 1/2) in. (56 (63.5, 67.5, 75) cm), buttoned Finished Length 10 (11, 12 1/2, 14) in. (25.5 (28, 32, 35.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 17, 2012)
RIGHT FRONT … Rep last 2 rows sts until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 7, 8) in. (14 (15, 18, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Next 2 (2, 4, 4) Rows: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of row. Buttonhole Row (RS): P2, k2, yo, p2tog, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row. Next 9 (11, 13, 15) 5 (7, 7, 9) Rows: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of row. Rep Buttonhole Row. Rep last 10 (12, 14, 16) 6 (8, 8, 10) rows once more for a total of 3 buttonholes.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

5400-551 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Cobweb

Palest gray


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Additional Materials
3 buttons, about 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
18 sts + 25 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS); 20 sts + 25 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K2, p2 Rib, unstretched. 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:
yo (yarn over) An increase that also creates a small hole (in this design the hole is used as a buttonhole) 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.





PATTERN STITCH K2, p2 Rib (worked over a multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Cardigan is worked in 5 pieces; Back, 2 Fronts, and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Back and Fronts beg with ribbing, then are worked in St st (K on RS, P on WS) to the beg of yoke (top of cardigan).

The yoke is worked in ribbing.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK Cast on 50 (54, 62, 66) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib for 4 rows.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 5 1/2 (6, 7, 8) in.

(14 (15, 18, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

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

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 10 (11, 12 1/2, 14) in.

(25.5 (28, 32, 35.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONT Note: The rib on the Front is K2, p2 Rib, just as on the Back.

Cast on 28 (32, 32, 36) sts.

Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1.

Row 5: K to last 6 sts, p2, k2, p2 for front band.

Row 6: K2, p2, k2 for front band, p to end of row.

Rep Rows 5 and 6 until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 7, 8) in.

(14 (15, 18, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.Rep last row until piece measures 8 (9, 10 1/2, 12) in.

(20.5 (23, 26.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.



Shape Neck Row 1 (WS): Bind off 16 sts (1 st rem on right needle), k1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end of row - 12 (16, 16, 20) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures same as Back.Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT Cast on 28 (32, 32, 36) sts.

Row 1 (RS): *P2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1.

Row 5: P2, k2, p2 for front band, K to end of row.

Row 6: P to last 6 sts, k2, p2, k2 for front band.

Rep Rows 5 and 6 until piece measures 5 1/2 (6, 7, 8) in.

(14 (15, 18, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next 2 (2, 4, 4) Rows: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Buttonhole Row (RS): P2, k2, yo (buttonhole), p2tog, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Next 5 (7, 7, 9) Rows: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Buttonhole Row.

Rep last 6 (8, 8, 10) rows once more for a total of 3 buttonholes.

Next Row: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of row.Rep last row until piece measures 8 (9, 10 1/2, 12) in.

(20.5 (23, 26.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck Row 1 (RS): Bind off 16 sts (1 st rem on right needle), p1, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row - 12 (16, 16, 20) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of row.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures same length as Back.

Bind off.
SLEEVES (make 2) Cast on 46 (50, 58, 62) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 9, 12) in.

(15 (18, 23, 30.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Measure and mark 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) in.

(11.5 (12.5, 14, 15) cm) down from shoulders on Front and Back.

Sew top of Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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