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Bus Stop Cardigan

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This stylish cable knit cardigan is a timeless piece that kids will love. Shown in Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash.

Sizes

4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
26 ins [66 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
28 ins [71 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
32 ins [81.5 cm]
12 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
34 ins [86.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $65.04

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • 12 yrs
To fit chest measurement
23 ins [58.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
26 ins [66 cm]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Pumpkin, 12630Edit Color
$40.53

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 4/3.5mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 4/3.5mm
$8.49

Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
$2.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $65.04

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

K1tbl = Knit next stitch through back of loop

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P = purl

P1tbl = Purl next stitch through back of loop.

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

T4B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then P1 from cable needle.

T4F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K3 from cable needle.

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
12 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
Finished chest measurement
4 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
6 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
8 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
10 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm]
12 yrs 34 ins [86.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Cardigan
Classic Wool DK Superwash (50 g/1.75 oz;114 m/125 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Pumpkin (12630)
778910
Sizes U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) and U.S. 6 (4 mm) knitting needles. Size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) circular knitting needle 20" [50 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. Stitch holder. 5 buttons.

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
Panel Pat A (worked over 11 sts).
1st row: (RS). P1. K9. P1.
2nd and alt rows: K1. P9. K1.
3rd row: P1. C6B. K3. P1.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: P1. K3. C6F. P1.
8th row: As 2nd row.
These 8 rows form Panel Pat A.

Panel Pat B (worked over 24 sts).
1st row: P4. C4B. P2. K4. P2. C4B. P4.
2nd row: K4. P4. K2. P4. K2. P4. K4.
3rd row: P4. K4. P2. C4B. P2. K4. P4.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th and 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
7th row: P2. T4B. T4F. C4B. T4B. T4F. P2.
8th row: K2. P2. K4. P8. K4. P2. K2.
9th row: P2. K2. P4. (C4F) twice. P4. K2. P2.
10th row: As 8th row.
11th row: P2. K2. P4. K2. C4B. K2. P4. K2. P2.
12th row: As 8th row.
13th and 14th rows: As 9th and 10th rows.
15th row: P2. T4F. T4B. C4B. T4F. T4B. P2.
16th row: As 2nd row.
These 16 rows form Panel Pat B.

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 78 (82-86-90-94) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts.K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2. Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending on a 1st row.
Next row: (WS). *Rib across 3 sts. M1. Rep from * to last 15 (7-11-3-7) sts. Rib to end of row. 99 (107-111-119-123) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P2. (K1tbl. P1) 4 (6-7-9-10) times. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. (K1tbl. P1) 4 times. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat A across next 11 sts. (K1tbl. P1) 4 times. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. (K1tbl. P1) 5 (7-8-10-11) times. P1.
2nd row: K10 (14-16-20-22). P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. P1tbl. K7. P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A across next 11 sts. P1tbl. K7. P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. P1tbl. K10 (14-16-20-22).
These 2 rows form pat. Panel Pats A and B are now in position.

Cont in pat, keeping cont of Panel Pats, until work from beg measures 10 1/4(11 1/2-12-12 1/2-13 1/2)" [26 (29-30.5-32-34.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (6-6-7-8) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 89 (95-99-105-107) sts. Dec 1 st each end of next and every following alt row 3 (4-4-6-6) times more. 81 (85-89-91-93) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5 1/4 (5 1/2-6-6 1/2-7 1/4)" [13 (14-15-16.5-18.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape shoulders: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 10 (10-11-11-11) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 10 (11-11-11-11) sts at beg of following 2 rows. Leave rem 41 (43-45-47-49) sts on a st holder.

Left Front
With smaller needles, cast on 39 (43-47-47-51) sts.
1st row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K1. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2. Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending on a 1st row.
Next row: (WS). *Rib across 3 (3-4-3-4) sts. M1. Rep from * to last 6 (10-11-8-7) sts. Rib to end of row. 50 (54-56-60-62) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P2. (K1tbl. P1) 4 (6-7-9-10) times. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat A across next 11 sts. K1tbl. P2.
2nd row: K2. P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A across next 11 sts. P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. P1tbl. K10 (14-16-20-22).
These 2 rows form pat. Panel Pats A and B are now in position.

Cont in pat, keeping cont of Panel Pats, until work from beg measures 10 1/4 (11 1/2-12-12 1/2-13 1/2)" 26 (29-30.5-32-34.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape armhole and front: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (6-6-7-8) sts beg of next row. 45 (48-50-53-54) sts.
Work 1 row even in pat.
Dec 1 st at front edge on next 7 (9-9-13-13) rows, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and every following alt row 3 (4-4-6-6) times more. 34 (34-36-33-34) sts.

Sizes 4, 6 and 8 only: Dec 1 st at front edge only on next 5 (3-3) rows. 29 (31-33) sts.

All sizes: Dec 1 st at front edge only on next and every following alt row until there are 20 (21-22-22-22) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending on a WS row.

Shape shoulder: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 10 (10-11-11-11) sts beg of next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 10 (11-11-11-11) sts.

Right Front
With smaller needles, cast on 39 (43-47-47-51) sts.
1st row: (RS). K3. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P2. K1.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending on a 1st row.
Next row: (WS). Rib across 6 (10-11-8-7) sts. *M1. Rib across 3 (3-4-3-4) sts. Rep from * to end of row. 50 (54-56-60-62) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: P2. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat A across next 11 sts. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. (K1tbl. P1) 5 (7-8-10-11) times. P1.
2nd row: K10 (14-16-20-22). P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A across next 11 sts. P1tbl. K2.
These 2 rows form pat. Panel Pats A and B are now in position.

Cont in pat, keeping cont of Panel Pats, until work from beg measures 10 1/4 (11 1/2-12-12 1/2-13 1/2)" [26 (29-30.5-32-34.5) cm], ending on a RS row.

Shape armhole and front: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (6-6-7-8) sts at beg of next row. 45 (48-50-53-54) sts. Dec 1 st at front edge on next 7 (9-9-13-13) rows, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and evey following alt row 3 (4-4-6-6) times more. 34 (34-36-33-34) sts.

Sizes 4, 6 and 8 only: Dec 1 st at front edge only on next 5 (3-3) rows. 29 (31-33) sts.

All sizes: Dec 1 st at front edge only on next and every following alt row until there are 20 (21-22-22-22) sts.
Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending on a RS row.

Shape shoulder: Keeping cont of pat, cast off
10 (10-11-11-11) sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 10 (11-11-11-11) sts.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (42-42-46-46) sts.
Work 2" [5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back, ending on a 1st row.
Next row: (WS). *Rib across 6 (6-6-7-7) sts. M1. Rep from * to last 2 (6-6-4-4) sts. Rib to end of row. 44 (48-48-52-52) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). P1. (K1tbl. P1) 4 (5-5-6-6) times. K1tbl. Work 1st row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. (K1tbl. P1) 4 (5-5-6-6) times. K1tbl. P1.
2nd row: K9 (11-11-13-13). P1tbl. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B across next 24 sts. P1tbl. K9 (11-11-13-13).
These 2 rows form pat. Panel Pat B is now in position.

Work a further 4 rows in pat.

Keeping cont of pat, inc1 st each end of next and every following 4th (6th-4th-6th-6th) row until there are 62 (68-56-76-80) sts, taking inc sts into side pat.

Sizes 4 and 8 only: Inc1 st each end of every following 6th row from previous inc until there are 66 (72) sts, taking inc sts into side pat.

All sizes: Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 11 (12 1/2-13 1/2-15-16)" [28 (32-34.5-38-40.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (6-6-7-8) sts beg of next 2 rows. 56 (56-60-62-64) sts. Dec 1 st each end of next and every following alt row 4 (6-7-8-8) times more. 46 (42-44-44-46) sts. Dec 1 st each end of every row until there are 16 (16-18-18-18) sts. Cast off in pat, dec 4 sts evenly across.

FINISHING
Pin all pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams.

Button and Buttonhole Band: With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 53 (57-65-65-73) sts up Right Front edge to first front dec and 29 (31-34-37-41) sts up Right Front neck edge. K41 (43-45-47-49) from Back st holder, dec 6 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 29 (31-34-37-41) sts down Left Front neck edge to first front dec and 53 (57-65-65-73) sts down Left Front edge. 199 (213-237-245-271) sts.

Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, knit 3 rows (garter st).

Her Version: Next row: (RS). K3. *Cast off 2 sts. K10 (11-13-13-15). Rep from * 3 times more. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row.

His Version: Next row: (RS). Knit to last 53 (57-65-65-73) sts. *Cast off 2 sts. K10 (11-13-13-15). Rep from * 3 times more. Cast off 2 sts. K3.

Both Versions: Next row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Knit 3 rows (garter st).
Cast off knitwise (WS).

Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.