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Child's Striped Cardi
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L30165 This knitted jacket can be made in variety of colors, perfect for any little boy or girl.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
2 (4, 6, 8) years Finished Chest 23 (26 1/2, 29 1/2, 32 1/2) in. (58.5 (67.5, 75, 82.5) cm) Finished Length 13 (14, 15, 17) in. (33 (35.5, 38, 43) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee

Warm medium brown


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Note: (A)

860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


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Note: (B)

860-140 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Rose

Light muted pink


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
5 buttons, 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
16 sts + 26 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Color Stripe pattern. 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:
PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked over an even number of sts.



K1, p1 Rib (worked over an odd number of sts) Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked over an odd number of sts.



Color Stripe Pattern Rows 1 and 3 (RS): With B, knit.

Rows 2 and 4: With B, purl.

Rows 5-12: With C, knit.

Rows 13 and 15: With B, knit.

Rows 14 and 16: With B, purl.

Rows 17-24: With A, knit.

Rep Rows 1-24 for Color Stripe pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Cardigan is made from 5 pieces: Back, 2 Fronts, and 2 Sleeves.

Each piece beg with lower ribbing then is worked in Color Stripe pattern throughout.

2.

When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.

3.

Both sides of Back neck are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn.

Wind yarn into 2 separate balls, if needed, before beg.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With A, cast on 48 (54, 62, 66) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Change to B.

Beg with Row 1, work in Color Stripe pattern until piece measures about 12 1/2 (13 1/2, 14 1/2, 16 1/2) in.

(32 (34.5, 37, 42) 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.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Work in Color Stripe pattern across first 14 (16, 18, 20) sts for first side of neck, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 20 (22, 26, 26) sts, work in Color Stripe pattern to end of row for 2nd side of neck - 14 (16, 18, 20) sts on each side.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, work even in Color Stripe pattern until piece measures 13 (14, 15, 17) in.

(33 (35.5, 38, 43) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONT With A, cast on 22 (26, 28, 32) sts.

Work same as Back until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 15) in.

(28 (30.5, 33, 38) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Neck Next Row (WS):Bind off 5 (6, 6, 8) sts, work in Color Stripe pattern AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 3 (4, 4, 4) times 14 (16, 18, 20) sts.



Work even in Color Stripe pattern until piece measures same length as Back.Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.
SLEEVES With A, cast on 26 (26, 30, 30) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Change to B.

Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Color Stripe pattern for 2 rows.

Increase Row (RS): continue in color stripe pattern AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st each side, then increase 1 st each side every 4th row 6 (6, 5, 5) more times - 40 (40, 42, 42) sts, then every 6th row 3 (4, 4, 5) more times - 46 (48, 50, 52) sts.

Work even in Color Stripe pattern until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in.

(28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband From RS with A and beg at Right Front neck edge, pick up and k52 (58, 62, 66) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.

Row 1(WS): P 25 (28, 30, 32), p2tog, p to end of row – 51 (57, 61, 65) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.

Buttonband From RS with A, pick up and k49 (53, 57, 65) sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge for boys or Left Front edge for girls.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.

Buttonhole Band From RS with A, pick up and k49 (53, 57, 65) sts along opposite Front edge.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.

Buttonhole Row (RS): K1, k2tog, yo (buttonhole made), *k9 (10, 11, 13), k2tog, yo, rep from * 3 more times, k2.

Bind off.

Mark Front and Back side edges 5 1/2 (6, 6, 6 1/2) in.

(14 (15, 15, 16.5) cm) from shoulder seams.

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Sew Sleeve and side seams.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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