"Look Mom, No Seams" Cardigan

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"Look Mom, No Seams" Cardigan

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This seamless cardigan is a great choice for stylish babies and toddlers. Shown in Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell.

6 mos
17" [ 43 cm ]
22½" [ 57 cm ]
12 mos
18" [ 45.5 cm ]
24" [ 61 cm ]
18 mos
19" [ 48 cm ]
25½" [ 65 cm ]
2 yrs
21" [ 53.5 cm ]
27" [ 68.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $28.68

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 6 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 2 yrs
To fit chest measurement
17" [ 43 cm ]
Finished chest
22½" [ 57 cm ]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Vickie Howell Cotton-ish | Cotton Gin, 85315Edit Color
$3.99

Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 29"

Size 5/3.75mm
$5.55

Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 29"

Size 6/4mm
$5.85

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 5/3.75mm
$3.80

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 6/4mm
$4.00

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$5.49

Materials not included in this kit:

 5 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $28.68

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
6 mos 17" [ 43 cm ]
12 mos 18" [ 45.5 cm ]
18 mos 19" [ 48 cm ]
2 yrs 21" [ 53.5 cm ]
Finished chest
6 mos 22½" [ 57 cm ]
12 mos 24" [ 61 cm ]
18 mos 25½" [ 65 cm ]
2 yrs 27" [ 68.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Cotton-ish (70 g/2.4 oz;258 m/282 yds)
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos2 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Cotton Gin (85315)
1222
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long. Sets of four sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 5 buttons. 4 stitch markers.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

SIZES
To fit chest measurement

6 mos 17" [43 cm]
12 mos 18" [45.5 cm]
18 mos 19" [48 cm]
24 mos 21" [53.5 cm]

Finished chest
6 mos 22 1/2" [57 cm]
12 mos 24" [61 cm]
18 mos 25 1/2" [65 cm]
24 mos 27" [68.5 cm]

MATERIALS
Bernat® Cotton-ish™ by Vickie Howell (70 g/2.4 oz; 258 m/282 yds)
Sizes 6 12 18 24 mos
Cotton Gin (85315) 1 2 2 2 ball(s)

Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long. Sets of four sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 5 buttons. 4 stitch markers.

GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking stitch.

ABBREVIATIONS
www.bernat.com/abbreviations
Alt = Alternate(ing)
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
P = Purl
Pm = Place marker
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yo = Yarn over

 

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

Body
Note
: Garment is worked from neck edge down. When yoke is complete, body is joined in one piece and worked in rows. Sleeves are worked in rnds on double-pointed needles.

With smaller circular needle, cast on 60 (64-64-72) sts. Do not join in rnd, working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows:

Girl's Version only: Work 4 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). (Picot row). K1. *yo. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows in stocking st.

Boy's Version only: Knit 5 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS.

Both Versions: Change to larger circular needle and proceed as follows, noting "Inc 1" will be worked for Girl's Version as yo and for Boy's Version as M1.

1st row: (RS). K10 (11-11-13). "Inc 1". K10. "Inc 1". K20 (22-22-26). "Inc 1". K10. "Inc 1". K10 (11-11-13). 64 (68-
68-76) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K10 (11-11-13). "Inc 1". K1 (pm on last st). "Inc 1". K10. "Inc 1". K1 (pm on last st). "Inc 1". K20 (22-
22-26). "Inc 1". K1 (pm on last st). "Inc 1". K10. "Inc 1". K1 (pm on last st). "Inc 1". K10 (11-11-13). 72 (76-76-84) sts.
5th row: *Knit to marked st. "Inc 1". K1 (marked st). "Inc 1". Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to end of row.
6th row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 15 (16-17-18) times more. 200 (212-220-236) sts.

Divide for Body and Sleeves: Next row: (RS). K29 (31-32-35) for left front. Cast on 4 sts. Slip next 42 (44-46-48) sts onto length of yarn for left sleeve. K58 (62-64-70) for back. Cast on 4 sts. Slip next 42 (44-46-48) sts onto length of yarn for right sleeve. K29 (31-32-35) for right front. 124 (132-136-148) sts for Body.

Cont even in stocking st until work from dividing row measures 6 (7-7 1/2-8)" [15 (18-19-20.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Change to smaller circular needle and proceed as follows:

Girl's Version only: Work 4 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (RS). (Picot row). K1. *yo. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows in stocking st. Cast off.

Boy's Version only: Knit 5 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS).

Sleeves
With RS facing and set of four larger double-pointed needles, K42 (44-46-48) for sleeve. Pick up and knit 4 sts at underarm. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd. Place marker after 2nd cast on st for beg of rnd. 46 (48-50-52) sts.

Knit in rnds, dec 1 st at beg and end of 6th rnd and every following 6th (8th-8th-8th) rnd to 42 (44-44-44) sts, then every following 4th (6th-6th-6th) rnd to 32 (34-36-36) sts.

Cont even until work from dividing rnd measures 6 (7 1/2-8-9)" [15 (19-20.5-23) cm].

Change to smaller double-pointed needles and proceed as follows:

Girl's Version only: Knit 4 rnds.
Next rnd: (Picot rnd). *yo. K2tog. Rep from * around.
Knit 4 rnds. Cast off.

Boy's Version only: Next rnd: Knit.
Next rnd: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cast off.

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

Girl's Version only: Fold neckband and cuffs to WS along picot row and sew in position.

Both Versions: Buttonhole band: With RS facing and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 60 (68-72-76) sts up right front for Girl's Version or down left front for Boy's Version.

Girl's Version only: Purl 1 row.
Next row: (Buttonhole row). (RS). K3. *Cast off 2 sts.
K11 (13-14-15). Rep from * 3 times more. Cast off 2 sts. K3.
Next row: Purl, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work 2 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (Picot row). K1. *yo. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Beg with a purl row, work 2 rows in stocking st.

Next row: (Buttonhole row). (WS). P3. *Cast off 2 sts. P11 (13-14-15). Rep from * 3 times more. Cast off 2 sts. P3.
Next row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work 2 rows in stocking st.
Cast off.
Fold front band to WS along picot row and sew cast off edge in position, matching buttonholes.

Boy's Version only: Knit 3 rows (garter st).
Next row: (Buttonhole row). (RS). K3. *Cast off 2 sts. K11 (13-14-15). Rep from * 3 times more. Cast off 2 sts. K3.
Next row: Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Knit 3 rows. Cast off.

Both Versions: Button band: With RS facing and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 60 (68-72-76) sts down left front for Girl's Version or up right front for Boy's Version.
Work as given for buttonhole band, omitting references to buttonholes.
Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.