Kid's ZigZag Cardigan

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Kid's ZigZag Cardigan

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Featuring a playful zigzag pattern, these comfy zip-up cardigans are fun for the whole family! Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky.

Sizes

2 yrs
21" [ 53.5 cm ]
26" [ 66 cm ]
4 yrs
23" [ 58.5 cm ]
29" [ 73.5 cm ]
6 yrs
25" [ 63.5 cm ]
30" [ 76 cm ]
8 yrs
26 1/2" [ 67.5 cm ]
32" [ 81.5 cm ]
10 yrs
28" [ 71 cm ]
34" [ 86.5 cm ]
12 yrs
30" [ 76 cm ]
36 1/2" [ 92.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $75.02

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • 12 yrs
To fit chest measurement:
21" [ 53.5 cm ]
Finished chest measurement:
26" [ 66 cm ]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Softee Chunky | Ultra Blue, 28742Edit Color
$13.16

Contrast A

Softee Chunky | White, 28005Edit Color
$3.29

Contrast B

Softee Chunky | Royal Blue, 28134Edit Color
$3.29

Contrast C

Softee Chunky | Hot Blue, 28725Edit Color
$3.29

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$8.75

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 11/8mm
$11.25

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 11/8mm
$15.25

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$9.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$6.75

Materials not included in this kit:

 Separating zipper 16 (16-18-20-20-22)" [40 (40-45-50-50-55) cm] long.

The materials for this project cost $75.02

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

K = knit

P = purl

rep = repeat

Rnd = Round

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement:
2 yrs 21" [ 53.5 cm ]
4 yrs 23" [ 58.5 cm ]
6 yrs 25" [ 63.5 cm ]
8 yrs 26 1/2" [ 67.5 cm ]
10 yrs 28" [ 71 cm ]
12 yrs 30" [ 76 cm ]
Finished chest measurement:
2 yrs 26" [ 66 cm ]
4 yrs 29" [ 73.5 cm ]
6 yrs 30" [ 76 cm ]
8 yrs 32" [ 81.5 cm ]
10 yrs 34" [ 86.5 cm ]
12 yrs 36 1/2" [ 92.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Bernat Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Ultra Blue (28742)
444556
Contrast A
White (28005)
111111
Contrast B
Royal Blue (28134)
111111
Contrast C
Hot Blue (28725)
111111
Sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long. Set of four sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Separating zipper 16 (16-18-20-20-22)" [40 (40-45-50-50-55) cm] long. 5 st holders.

GAUGE

11 sts and 14 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.

Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

Body
With MC and smaller circular needle, cast on 71 (79-81-87-93-99) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 1 st at center of last row. 72 (80-82-88-94-100) sts.

Change to larger circular needle and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 10 (11-12-13-14-15)" [25.5 (28-30.5-33-35.5-38) cm], ending with a purl row.

Divide for Fronts and Back: K19 (21-22-23-26-27) for Right Front. Slip last 2 (2-2-2-4-4) sts onto a st holder. K36 (40-40-44-46-50) for Back (including st on needle after cast off ). Slip last 2 (2-2-2-4-4) sts onto a st holder. K17 (19-20-21-22-23) for Left Front. Leave all sts on a spare needle.

SLEEVES
With MC and smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 22 (22-22-22-22-26) sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2 1/2" [6 cm], inc 0 (0-0-2-2-0) sts evenly across last rnd. 22 (22-22 24-24-26) sts. Change to larger double-pointed needles and knit in rnds, inc 1 st at beg and end of needle on next and every following 4th (4th-4th 4th-4th-6th) rnd until there are 28 (28-30-30-30-38) sts, then every following 6th (6th-6th-6th-6th-8th) rnd until there are 30 (32-34-36-38-40) sts.

Cont even until work from beg measures 7 1/2(9 1/2-10 1/2-11 1/2-12 1/2-14)" [19 (24-26.5-29-32-35.5) cm].

Next row: K1 (1-1-1-2-2). Slip these st(s) onto a st holder. K28 (30-32-34-34-36). Slip last 1 (1-1-1-2-2) st(s) onto a st holder. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.

YOKE
With RS facing, MC and larger circular needle, K17 (19-20-21-22-23) of Right Front, K28 (30-32-34-34-36) of right Sleeve, K34 (38-38-42-42-46) of Back, K28 (30-32-34-34-36) of right Sleeve, K17 (19-20-21-22-23) of Left Front. 124 (136-142-152-154-164) sts.
Purl one row.
Next rnd: With MC, K2 (0-0-0-0-0). [K15 (17-71-38-77-41). M1] 8 (8-2-4-2-4) times. K2 (0-0-0-0-0). 132 (144-144-156-156-168) sts.

Note: When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work, but never over more than 4 sts. When it must pass over more than 4 sts, weave it over and under center point of sts its being passed over. The colors are never twisted around one another. Work Chart I (I-I-I-II-II) in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 12-st rep will be worked 11 (12-12-13-13-14) times. 55 (60-60-65-65-70) sts.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). With MC, K3. Slip these 3 sts onto a st holder. K1 (2-2-1-1-3). [K2tog. K7 (5-5-6-6-6)] 5 (7-7-7-7-7) times. K2tog. Knit to end of row. 46 (49-49-54-54-59) sts.
2nd row: Slip first 3 sts onto a st holder. Rejoin MC to next st and purl to end of row. 43 (46-46-51-51-56) sts.
3rd row: ssk. K1 (3-3-2-2-1). [K2tog. K5 (3-3-4-4-5)] 5 (7-7-7-7-7) times. K2tog. K1 (2-2-1-1-0).K2tog. 35 (36-36-41-41-46) sts.
4th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 33 (34-34-39-39-44) sts.
5th row: ssk. K1 (2-2-2-2-2). [K2tog. K3 (3-3-4-4-5)] 5 times. K2tog. K1. K2tog. 25 (26-26-31-31-36) sts.

Size 12 only: 6th row: Purl.
7th row: K2. (K2tog. K4) 5 times. K2tog. K2. 30 sts.

All sizes: Next row: Purl. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

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

Neckband: With RS facing, MC and smaller circular needle, K3 from front st holder. Pick up and knit 6 (8-8-8-8-10) sts up right front neck edge. K25 (26-26-31-31-30) from st holder, dec 0 (1-1-0-0-1) st at center of back. Pick up and knit 6 (8-8-8-8-10) sts down left front neck edge. K3 from front st holder. 43 (45-45-51-51-55) sts.
1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in ribbing.

Zipper edging: With RS facing, MC and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 46(50-56-58-64-68) sts evenly up front edge. Cast off. Rep for other side.

Finishing: Sew zipper in position.