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Colorful Cardigan And Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes
Pattern Number: L32296

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
Cardigan 6-9 months (12 months, 2 years) Finished Chest 18 1/2 (20, 21 1/2) in. (47 (51, 54.5) cm) Finished Length 10 (10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (25.5 (26.5, 29) cm) Hat Finished Circumference About 16 in. (40.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-110 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Navy

Darkest blue


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Note: (A)

865-201 Vanna's Palettes: Happy

eight mini skeins of yarn in bright red, bright magenta, medium red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, and medium blue.


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Boye Aluminum Circular Knitting Needles 16 inches Size 9
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Pom pom Maker
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, about 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
16 sts + 22 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) over 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES K1, p1 Rib (over 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.

K1, p1 Rib (over 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.

Stripe Pattern Row 1 (RS): With A, knit.

Rows 2-4: With A, continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Rows 5 and 6: With C, knit.

Rows 7-10: With A, work in St st.

Rows 11 and 12: With D, knit.

Rows 13-16: With A, work in St st.

Rows 17 and 18: With E, knit.

Rows 19-22: With A, work in St st.

Rows 23 and 24: With F, knit.

Rows 25-28: With A, work in St st.

Rows 29 and 30: With G, knit.

Rows 31-34: With A, work in St st.

Rows 35 and 36: With H, knit.

Rows 37-40: With A, work in St st.

Rows 41 and 42: With I, knit.

Rows 43-46: With A, work in St st.

Rows 47 and 48: With J, knit.

Rep Rows 1-48 for Stripe pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Cardigan is worked in one piece beg at lower edge.

Piece is divided at armholes then Fronts and Back are worked separately.

2.

Right and Left Sleeves are worked separately.

3.

Top section of Hat is worked back and forth in rows.

Resulting rectangle is folded and side edges seamed.

Lower ribbing is worked in rnds around lower edge of Hat.

4.

Color A is always worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

All other colors are worked in Garter st (k every row).

5.

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.


INSTRUCTIONS
COLORS for Vanna's Palettes Sapphire (C) Aqua (D) Radiant Lime (E) Duckie (F) Goldfish (G) Cheery Cherry (H) Pink Poodle (I) Scarlet (J) CARDIGAN BODY With straight needles and A, cast on 73 (79, 85) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row.

Work in Stripe pattern for 34 (36, 38) rows.

Divide for Armholes When working neck and armhole shaping, continue to work in Stripe pattern as established.

Row 1 (RS): K17 (18, 20) for Right Front, bind off next 3 sts, knit next 33 (37, 39) sts for Back, bind off 3 sts, k to end of row for Left Front.

Left Front Row 2 (WS): With A, p17 (18, 20) sts, slip remaining sts for Back and Right Front to holders.

Shape Raglan Row 3 (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, k to end of row – 16 (17, 19) sts at the end of this row.

Row 4: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Row 5 (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, k to end of row – 15 (16, 18) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6) more times – 11 (11, 12) sts.

Shape Neck Row 1 (WS): Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, work in Stripe pattern to end of row – 7 sts.

Row 2: K1, ssk, k to end of row – 6 sts.

Row 3, 5 and 7: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Row 4: K1, ssk, k2tog, k1 – 4 sts.

Row 6: K1, k2tog, k1 – 3 sts.

Row 8: K3tog – 1 st.

Fasten off.

Back Return the 33 (37, 39) Back sts to needle, ready to work a WS row.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Shape Raglans Row 3 (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 31 (35, 37) sts.

Row 4: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Row 5 (Decrease Row): K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 29 (33, 35) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 9 (10, 11) more times – 11 (13, 13) sts.

Next 2 Rows: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Bind off.

Note: Back is shorter than Fronts.

This is part of the design.

The back raglan edge on each Sleeve is shorter than the front raglan edging.

This produces a slightly more tailored fit.

Right Front Return the 17 (18, 20) Right Front sts to needle ready to work a WS row.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Shape Raglan Row 3 (Decrease Row): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 16 (17, 19) sts.

Row 4: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Row 5 (Decrease Row): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 15 (16, 18) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6) more times – 11 (11, 12) sts.

Shape Neck Row 1 (WS) and all WS rows: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 6 sts.

Row 4: K1, ssk, k2tog, k1 – 4 sts.

Row 6: K1, k2tog, k1 – 3 sts.

Row 8: K3tog – 1 sts.

Fasten off rem st.
LEFT SLEEVE With straight needles and A, cast on 26 (28, 30) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows.

Beg with Row 1, work in Stripe pattern for 8 rows.

Continue to change color and work in Stripe pattern.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 28 (30, 32) sts.

Next 5 Rows: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Rep last 6 rows 3 (3, 4) times – 34 (36, 40) sts.

Shape Raglans Row 1 (RS): Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 32 (34, 38) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 2 sts, work in Stripe pattern to end of row – 30 (32, 36) sts.

Row 3: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 28 (30, 34) sts.

Row 4: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Rep last 2 rows 7 (8, 10) more times – 14 sts.

Next Row: Rep Row 3 – 12 sts.

Shape Neck Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, work in Stripe pattern to end of row – 9 sts.

Next Row: K1, ssk, k to end of row – 8 sts.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, work in Stripe pattern to end of row – 5 sts.

Next Row: K1, ssk, k2 – 4 sts.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, work last st in Stripe pattern.

Fasten off rem st.

RIGHT SLEEVE With straight needles and A, cast on 26 (28, 30) sts.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 6 rows.

Beg with Row 1, work in Stripe pattern for 8 rows.

Continue to change color and work in Stripe pattern.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 28 (30, 32) sts.

Next 5 Rows: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Rep last 6 rows 3 (3, 4) times – 34 (36, 40) sts.

Shape Raglans Row 1 (RS): Bind off 2 sts, work in Stripe pattern to end of row – 32 (34, 38) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 2 sts, work in Stripe pattern to end of row – 30 (32, 36) sts.

Row 3: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 28 (30, 34) sts.

Row 4: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Rep last 2 rows 8 (9, 11) more times – 12 sts.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, work in Stripe pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 8 sts.

Next Row: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, work in Stripe pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 4 sts.

Next Row: Work even in Stripe pattern.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, work last st in Stripe pattern.

Fasten off rem st.

FINISHING CARDIGAN Sew raglan seams and side seams.

Weave in ends.

Neckband From RS with straight needles, pick up and k55 (57, 59) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.

Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 rows.

Bind off in rib.

Button Band From RS with straight needles, pick up and k53 (55, 59) sts evenly spaced across left front edge including neckband.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

Rows 2-4: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Bind off in rib.

Buttonhole Band From RS with straight needles, pick up and k53 (55, 59) sts evenly spaced across right front edge including neckband.

Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.

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

Buttonhole Row: P1, k1, p2tog, yo (buttonhole made), *(p1, k1) 6 times, p2tog, yo; rep from * 2 more times, p1, **k1, p1; rep from ** to end of row.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.

Bind off in rib.

Weave in ends.

HAT With straight needles and A, cast on 44 sts.

Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Work Rows 5-48 of Stripe pattern.

With A, knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Bind off.

FINISHING HAT Fold piece in half.

Seam sides.

Ribbing From RS with circular needle, beg at either side seam, pick up and k74 sts evenly spaced around edge of Hat.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Rnds 1-6: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Bind off.

Pom-Poms Following package directions and with 5-6 yarns of your choice, make 2 small pom-poms.

Tie one pom-pom to each corner of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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