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Animal Talk Cardigan
Lion Brand® Heartland - Homespun®
Pattern Number: L32276 For the child who loves to visit petting zoos or sing Old McDonald, this knit cardigan is just right for them. Knit the matching hat, scarf, and afghan for a complete set. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
2 years (4 years, 6 years) Finished Chest 27 (30, 32) in. (68.5 (76, 81) cm), buttoned Finished Length 14 1/2 (16, 18) in. (37 (40.5, 45.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

136-173 Heartland Yarn: Everglades

Medium to grass greens.


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Denim blue and gray.


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Ivory and cream shades.


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Shades of rust.


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Golden and chocolate browns.


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Rosy pink with flecks of white.


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Rich gold and maize shades.


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790-393 Homespun Yarn: Cream

Heathered Solid Light natural beige


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Additional Materials
Five buttons, 16 mm diameter
GAUGE:
18 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. 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 decorative hole (eyelet) 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 K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 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.

NOTES:
1.

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

2.

Cardigan is worked in intarsia and stranded colorwork, following Charts.

3.

When working from Chart, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.

4.

When working in intarsia colorwork, do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work.

Use a separate ball of yarn for each color section.

Wind yarns into separate balls as needed.

Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.

5.

When working in stranded colorwork, carry color not in use across WS of work.

6.

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.

7.

When you see "– 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With smaller needles and A, cast on 60 (64, 68) sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Checkerboard Chart Next Row (RS): Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart across row.

Continuing in St st as established, work until all 4 rows of Checkerboard Chart have been completed.

With A only, continue in St st until piece measures 14 1/2 (16, 18) in.

(37 (40.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Bind off 18 (20, 22) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 24 sts rem.

Slip rem 24 sts to a stitch holder for neck.
RIGHT FRONT With smaller needles and A, cast on 28 (32, 36) sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 8 rows.

Change to larger needles.

Checkerboard Chart *Next Row (RS): Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart across row.

Continuing to follow Chart in St st as established, work until all 4 rows of Checkerboard Chart have been completed.** Begin Duck Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k10, working in intarsia colorwork, work Row 1 of Duck Chart across next 11 sts, with A, k to end of row.

Continuing to follow Chart as established and working rem sts in St st with A, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.

Checkerboard Chart Rep from * to ** of Checkboard Chart.

Begin Sheep Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k10 with A, working in intarsia colorwork, work Row 1 of Sheep Chart across next 14 sts, with A, knit to end of row.

Continuing to follow Chart as established and working rem sts in St st with A, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.

With A only, work 2 rows in St st.

Checkerboard Chart Rep from * to ** for Checkboard Chart.

Begin Pig Chart Next Row (RS): With A, k10, working in intarsia colorwork, work Pig Chart across next 14 sts, with A, knit to end of row.

Continuing to follow Chart as established and working rem sts in St st with A, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.

With A only, work in St st until piece measures 12 (13 1/2, 15 1/2) in.

(30.5 (34.5, 39.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

Shape Neck Bind off 5 (5, 7) sts at beg of next RS row once, 2 sts at beg of next RS row 2 (3, 3) times, then 1 st at beg of next RS row twice – 17 (19, 21) sts when all bind offs have been completed.

Work until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders.

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT With B, cast on and work in rib as for Right Front.

Change to larger needles.

Checkerboard Chart *Next Row (RS): Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart across row.

Continuing to follow Chart in St st as established, work until all 4 rows of Checkerboard Chart have been completed.** Next Row (RS): With B, knit.

Continue in St st with B for 5 more rows.

Begin Quack Chart Next Row (RS): With B, k4 (8, 12), working in stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Quack Chart across next 22 sts, with B, k to end of row.

Continuing to follow Chart as established and working rem sts in St st with B, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.

With B only, work 16 rows in St st.

Begin Baa Chart Next Row (RS): With B, k9 (13, 17), working in stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Baa Chart across next 12 sts, with B, k to end of row.

Continuing to follow Chart as established and working rem sts in St st with B, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.

With B only, work 17 rows in St st.

Begin Oink Chart Next Row (RS): With B, k7 (11, 15), working in stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Oink Chart across next 16 sts, with B, k to end of row.

Continuing to follow Chart as established and working rem sts in St st with B, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.

With B only, continue in St st until piece measures 12 (13 1/2, 15 1/2) in.

(30.5 (34.5, 39.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row as the last row you work.

Shape Neck Bind off 5 (5, 7) sts at beg of next WS row once, 2 sts at beg of next WS row 2 (3, 3) times, then 1 st at beg of next WS row twice – 17 (19, 21) sts when all bind offs have been completed.

Work until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders.

Bind off.
RIGHT SLEEVE With smaller needles and A, cast on 32 (36, 36) sts.

Work in K1, p1 rib for 7 rows, end with a RS as last row worked.

Purl 1 row, inc 4 sts evenly spaced across row – 36 (40, 40) sts.

Change to larger needles.

Begin Checkerboard Chart Next Row (RS): Working in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and stranded colorwork, work Row 1 of Checkerboard Chart across row.

Continuing to follow Chart in St st as established, work until all 4 rows of Checkerboard Chart have been completed.

Work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 7 (7, 9) times – 50 (54, 58) sts.

Work until piece measures 11 1/2 (13, 14) in.

(29 (33, 35.5) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



LEFT SLEEVE With B, work as for Right Sleeve.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Place markers 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2) in.

(14 (15, 16.5) cm) down from shoulders on Fronts and Back.

Sew tops of sleeves in between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.



Neckband From RS with smaller needles and A, pick up and k 18 sts evenly spaced along Right Front neck, k across 24 sts from Back neck st holder, change to B and pick up and knit 19 sts along Left Front neck – 61 sts.

Next Row (WS): Keeping sts in colors as established, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 2-7: Keeping sts in colors as established, k the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Bind off in rib.



Buttonband From RS with smaller needles and B, beg at neck edge of Left Front, pick up and k 71 (79, 91) sts evenly spaced along Left Front edge to lower edge.

Next Row (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2-7: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Bind off in rib.

Place markers along buttonband for 5 buttons, with first 1 in.

(2.5 cm) below neck edge and last 1 in.

(2.5 cm) above lower edge, with remaining buttons evenly spaced in between.



Buttonhole Band From RS with smaller needles and A, beg at lower edge of Right Front, pick up and k 71 (79, 91) sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge to neck.

Next Row (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 2 and 3: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Row 4 Buttonhole Row: *K the knit sts and p the purl sts working (yo, k2tog) for buttonhole opposite each of the button markers.

Rows 5-7: Rep Row 2.

Bind off in rib.

Sew buttons to Left Front opposite buttonholes.



Duck Wing With D and crochet hook, make a chain about 1 1/4 in.

(3 cm) long.

Fasten off.

Following photograph, sew chain to duck body, curving to make a wing shape.

Beak With D and crochet hook, chain 8, join with slip st in first chain to make a loop, chain 8, join with slip st in first chain to make a second loop.

Fasten off.

Sew beak to duck.

With B, embroider a French knot eye on duck.



Sheep With E and crochet hook, chain 9, join with slip st in first chain to make a loop.

Fasten off.

Sew loop to sheep for ear.

With C, embroider a French knot eye on sheep.



Pig Ear With F, make same as sheep ear.

Sew to pig.

Pig Tail With F and crochet hook, chain 14.

Fasten off.

Coil chain into a spiral and sew to pig for tail.

With A, embroider a French knot eye on pig.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
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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