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Strawberry Patch Cardigan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: kwe-strawberry Note: Cap pattern available separately.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child 4, Child 5-6
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Chest (buttoned) 28 (30)" Length 15 (16)" Sleeve width at upper arm 12 (14) inches
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: None

MATERIALS

620-097 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ivory Sprinkles (discontinued) Bright primary flecks on ivory.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.37
Note: (MC)

620-112 Wool-Ease Yarn: Red Sprinkles Bright primary flecks enliven true red.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 0.00
Note: (A)

620-131 Wool-Ease Yarn: Hunter Green Sprinkles (discontinued) Primary flecks on intense dark green.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 3.79
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70

Additional Materials
3 balls #097, Ivory Sprinkles (MC) 1 ball #112, Red Sprinkles (A) 1 ball #131, Hunter Green Sprinkles (B) Six 1/4-inch buttons Yarn bobbins
GAUGE:
18 sts and 24 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch using size 7 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.

NOTES:
Use separate bobbins for small blocks of color.

When changing colors, twist yarns on WS (bringing new color under old) to avoid holes.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK:
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 63 (67) sts.
Rib Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *, end k1.
Rib Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from *, end p1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 2" from beg, inc 1 st on last row-64 (68) sts.

Change to larger needles and beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Beg chart: Next Row (RS) K34 (38) MC, place marker (pm), work 27 sts of chart Row 1, pm, k3 MC.

Working sts before and after markers with MC in St st, work through chart Row 31.

With MC only, beg with a p row and work 15 rows in St st.
Beg chart: Next Row (RS) K3 MC, pm, work 27 sts of chart Row 1, pm, k34 (38) MC.

Work through chart Row 31 as before, working all other sts in MC.

With MC only, work even until piece measures 15 (16)" from beg.

Bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT:
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 31 (33) sts.

Work rib Rows 1-2 as for back, inc 1 sts on ast row-32 (34) sts.

Change to larger needles and beg with a k row, work in St st until piece measures 9 (10)" from beg, end with a WS row.
Beg chart: Next row (RS) K3 MC, pm, work 27 sts of chart Row 1, pm, k2 (4) MC.

Work to top of chart as before, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures 13 (14)" from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape neck: Next Row (WS) Cont to work chart, bind off 5 sts, work to end.

Bind off from neck edge 2 (3) sts twice, 2 sts twice-19 sts.

Work to top of chart as before.

With MC only, work even until piece measures same as back to shoulder.

Bind off all sts.

RIGHT FRONT:
Cast on, work rib and inc 1 st as for left front.

Change to larger needles and beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st.
Beg chart: Next Row (RS) K2 (4) MC, pm, work 27 sts of chart Row 1, pm, k3 MC.

Work to top of chart as before.

With MC only, work in St st until piece measures 13 (14)" from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape neck as for left front, reversing shaping by binding off on RS rows.

When piece measures same as back to shoulder, bind off all sts.

SLEEVES:
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 31 (33) sts.

Work rib Rows 1-2 as for back, inc 4 sts on last row-35 (37) sts.

Change to larger needles and beg with a k row, work in St st, AT SAME TIME, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 0 (3) times, every 6th row 10 times-55 (63) sts.

Work even until sleeve measures 13 (14)" from beg.

Bind off all sts.

FINISHING:
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: With RS facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and k61 (65) sts evenly around neck edge.

Work rib Rows 1-2 as for back for 1".

Bind off in rib.
Buttonband: With RS facing, crochet hook and MC, join yarn to top of left front neckband.

Working ch 1 at beg of each row, work 3 rows sc evenly along front edge.

Do not turn work after last row.

Work 4th row of sc from left to right.

Fasten off.

Place 6 markers on band, the first 1" from lower edge, the last in middle of neckband and 4 others spaced evenly between.
Buttonhole band: With RS facing, crochet hook and MC, join yarn to lower edge of right front.

Work 4 rows of sc as for left front, working buttonholes on Row 2 as foll: sc to first marker, *ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc to next marker; rep from *.

Place markers 6 (7)" down from shoulders on front and back for armholes.

Sew top of sleeves between markers.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
BO = bind off
ch(s) = chain(s)
CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
opp = opposite
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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