Shawl Collar Cardigan (Child's Version)

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Shawl Collar Cardigan (Child's Version)

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Your kids will love the cozy comfort of these shawl collared cardigans.

Sizes

2 yrs
21 ins [53.5 cm]
26 ins [66 cm]
4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
28 ins [71 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
32 ins [81.5 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
34 ins [86.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $61.73

Step 1:

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Size:

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

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Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

ColorWul | Ocean, 90742Edit Color
$42.45

Patons Pattern Book:

True Colors | True Colors, 501004Edit Version
$4.95

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 10/6mm
$6.49

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$6.49

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Materials not included in this kit:

5 (5-5-6-6) buttons.

The materials for this project cost $61.73

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Inc = Increase(ing)

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

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

Sl1P = Slip next stitch purlwise.

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
2 yrs 21 ins [53.5 cm]
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]
Finished chest
2 yrs 26 ins [66 cm]
4 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
6 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
8 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm]
10 yrs 34 ins [86.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Boy's Version
ColorWul (85 g/3. oz;81 m/90 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Ocean (90742)
55677
Sizes 6 mm (U.S. 10) and 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 5 (5-5-6-6) buttons. 1 stitch holder.
Girl's Version
ColorWul (85 g/3. oz;81 m/90 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Jardin (90425)
55677
Sizes 6 mm (U.S. 10) and 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 5 (5-5-6-6) buttons. 1 stitch holder.

GAUGE

14 sts and 19 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

501004-cover-True Colors
Digital book - $3.95
Hard copy - $4.95

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.

LEFT FRONT
**With smaller needles, cast on 23 (23-23- 28-28) sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit
2nd row: *P3. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P3. Rep last 2 rows of garter ribbing until work from beg measures 2" [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row inc 0 (2-4-0-2) sts evenly across last row. 23 (25-27-28-30) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 10 (11-12-12½-13)" [25.5 (28-30.5-32-33) cm],** ending with a purl row.

Shape armhole: Cast off 3 (4-5-5-5) sts beg next row. Knit to end of row. 20 (21- 22-23-25) sts rem. Purl 1 row.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2. Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time(s) more, then 1st row once. 17 (18-19-20-20) sts rem. Purl 1 row.

Shape V-neck and armhole: Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-1-2-1) time(s) more. 13 (14-15-14-16) sts rem.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (3-2-1-3) time(s) more. 11 (10-12-12-12) sts rem.
Next row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 3 (2-4-4-4) times more. 7 sts rem.

Shoulder: Cast off rem 7 sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front, ending with a knit row.

Shape armhole: Cast off 3 (4-5-5-5) sts beg next row. Purl to end of row. 20 (21- 22-23-25) sts rem.
1st row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time(s) more, then 1st row once. 17 (18 -19-20-20) sts rem. Purl 1 row.

Shape V-neck and armhole: Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-1-2-1) time(s) more. 13 (14-15-14-16) sts rem.

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 1 (3-2-1-3) time(s) more. 11 (10-12-12-12) sts rem.

Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row. Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (1-3-3-3) time(s) more, then 1st row once. 7 sts rem.
Beg with purl row, work 2 rows even.

Shoulder: Cast off rem 7 sts.

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 43 (48-53- 53-58) sts.
Work in garter ribbing as given for Left Front until work from beg measures 2" [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 (1-0-3- 3) st(s) evenly across last row. 46 (49-53- 56-60) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 10 (11-12-12½-13)" [25.5 (28-30.5-32-33) cm], ending with a purl row.  
Shape armholes: Cast off 3 (4-5-5-5) sts beg next 2 rows. 40 (41-43-46-50) sts rem.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time(s) more. 36 (37-39-42-42) sts rem.

Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 2 (2-2-3-2) times more. 30 (31-33-34-36) sts rem.

Cont even until armholes measure 2 rows less than fronts before shoulder, ending with a purl row.

Shape back neck: 1st row: (RS). K7. K2tog.
Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
2nd row: P2tog. Purl to end of row.
Cast off rem 7 sts.

With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts.
1st row: Cast off next 12 (13-15-16-18) sts.
Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
3rd row: ssk. Knit to end of row.
Cast off rem 7 sts.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 28 (28-33- 33-33) sts.
Work in garter ribbing as given for Left Front until work from beg measures 2" [5 cm], ending on a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 6th (8th-8th-8th- 6th) row until there are 36 (38-43-45-49) sts.

Cont even until work from beg measures 8 (10-11-11½-13)" [20.5 (25.5-28-29-33) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape top: Cast off 2 (3-4-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 32 (32-35-37-41) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 (3-7-5-6) times more. 24 (24-19-25-27) sts.

1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2-1-2-2) time(s) more. Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-9) sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.

Button band and collar: With smaller needles cast on 8 sts.

Girl’s Version: 1st row: (RS). K1. (P1. K1) 3 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times.

Boy’s Version: 1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 3 times. K2.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times.

Both Versions: Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures along front edge length to fit from cast on edge to beg of V-neck shaping, ending with WS row. Sew in place as you knit.

Shape collar: Girl’s Version: 1st row: (RS). Inc1 in first st. Rib to last 2 sts. Inc1 in next st. K1.
2nd row: Sl1P. Rib to end of row, taking inc sts into (K1. P1) ribbing.
3rd row: Rib to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.

Boy’s Version: 1st row: (RS). Inc1. Rib to last 2 sts. Inc1 in next st. K1.
2nd row: Sl1P. Rib to end of row, taking inc sts into (K1. P1) ribbing.
3rd row: Rib to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.

Both Versions: Rep last 4 rows until there are 28 sts.

Cont even in ribbing, slipping first st on WS until collar measures length to fit along V-neck edge and ends at center of back neck edge, ending with a WS row. Cast off in rib.

Place markers for 5 (5-5-6-6) buttons, having bottom button 4 rows up from cast off edge, top button at last row of button band and rem markers spaced evenly between.

Work buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. P1. Cast off 2 sts. K1. P1. K1.
2nd row: P1. K1. P1. Cast on 2 sts over cast off sts. K1. P1. K1.

Buttonhole band and collar: With smaller needles cast on 8 sts.

Girl’s Version: 1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 3 times.
2nd row: (P1. K1) 4 times.

Boy’s Version: 1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 3 times. K2.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times.

Both Versions: Rep last 2 rows, noting buttonhole positions, until work from beg measures length to fit along front edge from cast on edge to marked row (beg of V-neck shaping), ending with WS row. Sew in place as you knit.

Shape collar: Girl’s Version: 1st row: (RS). Sl1. Inc1 in next st. Rib to last 2 sts. Inc1 in next st. K1. 9 sts.
2nd row: Rib to last st, taking inc sts into (K1. P1) ribbing. P1.
3rd row: Sl1. Rib to end of row.
4th row: As 2nd row.

Boy’s Version: 1st row: (RS). Inc1. Rib to last 2 sts. Inc1. K1.
2nd row: Sl1P. Rib to end of row, taking inc sts into (K1. P1) ribbing.
3rd row: Rib to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.

Both Versions: Rep last 4 rows until there are 28 sts.

Cont even in ribbing, slipping first st on RS, until collar measures length to fit along V-neck edge and ends at center of back neck edge, ending with a WS row. Cast off in rib. Sew in place as you knit.
Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.