Flower Border Cardigan

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Flower Border Cardigan

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Little girls look absolutely darling in the cardigan, featuring colorful stripes and bobble-topped flowers! Shown in Bernat Satin.

Sizes

2 yrs
22 ins [58.5 cm]
26 ins [66 cm]
4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
27.5 ins [70 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
29.5 ins [75 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67 cm]
32 ins [81.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $36.70

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
To fit chest measurement
22 ins [58.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
26 ins [66 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Satin | Fern, 04222Edit Color
$3.49

Contrast B

Satin | Maitai, 04732Edit Color
$3.49

Contrast C

Satin | Goldenrod, 04609Edit Color
$3.49

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 7/4.5mm
$8.49

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 8/5mm
$8.49

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Materials not included in this kit:

4 (5-5-5) buttons.

The materials for this project cost $36.70

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

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

MB = [(K1. yfwd) twice. K1] all in next stitch. 5 sts. Turn. P5. Turn. ssk. K1. K2tog. Turn. P3. Turn. Sl1. K2tog. psso. 1 stitch remains. Bobble complete.

P = purl

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
2 yrs 22 ins [58.5 cm]
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67 cm]
Finished chest measurement
2 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
4 yrs 27.5 ins [70 cm]
6 yrs 29.5 ins [75 cm]
8 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Cardigan
Satin (100 g/3.5 oz;182 m/200 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs 
Contrast A
Fern (04222)
1222
Contrast B
Maitai (04732)
1112
Contrast C
Goldenrod (04609)
1112
Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles. Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. 1 stitch holder. 4 (5-5-5) buttons.

GAUGE

18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

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.

STRIPE PAT
1st and 2nd rows: With C, knit.
3rd row: With A, knit.
4th row: Purl.
5th and 6th rows: Rep 3rd and 4th rows once more.
7th and 8th rows: With B, knit.
9th to 12th rows: Rep 3rd to 6th rows.
These 12 rows form Stripe Pat.

BODY
Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

With B and larger circular needle, cast on 111 (117-125-135) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). With B, knit.
2nd row: With A, K1. *K2tog. yo. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
3rd row: With A, purl.
4th and 5th rows: With B, knit.
6th to 9th rows: As 2nd to 5th rows.
10th and 11th rows: With C, knit.

Note: When working with 2 colors in a row, carry color in use loosely across WS of row.

Proceed in Flower Border Pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). With C, purl.
2nd row: K5 (9-4-5). *M1. K4. Rep from * to last 2 (4-1-2) st(s). K2 (4-1-2). 137 (143-155-167) sts.
3rd row: *With C, P5. With A, K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. With C, P5.
4th row: *With C, K5. With A, P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. With C, K5.
5th to 8th rows: As 3rd and 4th rows twice more. Break A.
9th row: With C, P4. *With B, K3. With C, P3. Rep from * to last st. With C, P1.
10th row: With C, K4. *With B, P3. With C, K3. Rep from * to last st. With C, K1.
11th row: With C, P4. *With B, K1. MB. K1. With C, P3. Rep from * to last st. With C, P1.
12th row: As 10th row.
13th row: With C, P4. *With B, MB. K1. MB. With C, P3. Rep from * to last st. With C, P1. Break B.
14th row: With C, K4. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last st. K1.

15th row: P10 (7-7-8). *P2tog. P3 (4-4-5). Rep from * to last 7 (4-4-5) sts. P7 (4-4-5). 113 (121-131-145) sts.
16th row: Knit.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). With B, knit.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: Purl.
4th row: Knit.
5th row: With A, knit.
6th row: Purl.
7th and 8th rows: With C, knit.
9th row: Purl.
10th row: Knit.
11th row: With A, knit.
12th row: Purl.
13th and 14th rows: With B, knit.
15th row: With A, knit.
16th row: Purl.
These 16 rows complete border.

Proceed in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures 7 (7 1/2-8 1/2-10 1/2)" [18 (19-21.5-26.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Divide for armholes: Next row: Pat across 24 (25-28-30) sts. Cast off 8 (10-10-12) sts. Pat across 49 (51-55-61) sts (including st on needle after cast off ). Cast off 8 (10-10-12) sts. Pat across 24 (25-28-30) sts (including st on needle after cast off ).

Left Front: Cont on last 24 (25-28-30) sts. Leave rem sts on a spare needle. Work 1 row even in pat.

Shape front: Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at front edge on next row and following alt rows 6 (6-9-6) times more, then on following 4th rows 4 (5-4-6) times more. 13 (13-14-17) sts.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 5 (5 1/2-6-6 1/2)" [12.5 (14-15-16.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape shoulder: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (6-7-8) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-9) sts.

Back: With WS facing, rejoin appropriate color to next 49 (51-55-61) sts. Cont in pat until armhole measures same length as Left Front to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (6-7-8) sts beg next 2 rows, then 7 (7-7-9) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 23 (25-27- 27) sts on a st holder.

Right Front: With WS facing, rejoin appropriate color to 24 (25-28-30) sts. Work 1 row even in pat.

Shape front: Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at front edge on next row and following alt rows 6 (6-9-6) times more, then on following 4th rows 4 (5-4-6) times more. 13 (13-14-17) sts.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures same length as Left Front, ending on a RS row.

Shape shoulder: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (6-7-8) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-9) sts.

SLEEVES
With B and smaller pair of needles, cast on 35 (37-39-41) sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: With A, K1. *K2tog. yo. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
3rd row: Purl.
4th and 5th rows: With B, knit.
6th to 9th rows: As 2nd to 5th rows, inc 1 st in center of last row. 36 (38-40-42) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat for 4 rows.
Keeping cont of pat, inc 1 st at each end of next row and following 8th rows until there are 46 (50-54-58) sts, taking inc sts into pat.

Cont even in pat until Sleeve measures 8 (9 1/2- 11 1/2-13 1/2)" [20.5 (24-29-34.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Place markers at each end of last row.
Work a further 4 (6-6-8) rows even in pat.
Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.

Sew shoulder seams.
Button and Buttonhole Band: With RS facing, smaller circular needle and B, pick up and knit 31 (32-36-44) sts up Right Front edge to first front dec and 22 (24-26-28) sts up Right Front neck edge. K23 (25-27-27) from Back st holder, dec 1 st at center. Pick up and knit 22 (24-26-28) sts down Left Front neck edge and 31 (32-36-44) sts down Left Front to cast on edge. 128 (136-150-170) sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row: (Buttonhole row-RS). K2. [Cast off 2 sts. K7 (5-6-8)] 3 (4-4-4) times. Cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row. 4 (5-5-5) buttonholes.
Next row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts. Break B. With A, knit 1 row. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers along cast off sts of armholes to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.