Top Down Cardigan

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Top Down Cardigan

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Knit this neutral in one easy piece for the perfect family photo cardigan! Knit in Bernat Softee Baby.

Size

6 mos
17" [ 43 cm ]
23" [58.5 cm]
12 mos
18" [ 45.5 cm ]
24" [61 cm]
18 mos
19" [ 48 cm ]
25 1/2" [65 cm]
24 mos
21" [53.5 cm]
27 1/2" [70 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $41.61

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 6 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 24 mos
To fit chest measurement
17" [ 43 cm ]
Finished chest
23" [58.5 cm]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Softee Baby | Flannel, 30044Edit Color
$4.99

Contrast A

Softee Baby | White, 02000Edit Color
$4.99

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 5/3.75mm
$8.49

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 6/4mm
$8.49

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 5/3.75mm
$9.25

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$5.40

Materials not included in this kit:

3 buttons

The materials for this project cost $41.61

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

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.

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

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 23" [58.5 cm]
12 mos 24" [61 cm]
18 mos 25 1/2" [65 cm]
24 mos 27 1/2" [70 cm]

MATERIALS

Softee Baby (140 g/5. oz;331 m/362 yds)
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos24 mos 
Main Color (MC)
Flannel (30044)
1222
Contrast A
White (02000)
1111
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles, 24" [60 cm] long. Set of four size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 4 stitch markers. 3 buttons.

GAUGE

22 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note:Garment is worked from neck edge down. When yoke is complete, Body is joined in one piece and worked in rows. Sleeve edgings are worked in rnds on double-pointed needles.
Body
With A and smaller circular needle, cast on 82 (86-86-94) sts. Do not join in rnd. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
Knit 9 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS. Break A.
Change to MC, larger circular needle and proceed as follows:
1st row:(RS). With MC, K14 (15-15-17). M1. K13. M1. K28 (30-30-34). M1. K13. M1. K14 (15-15-17). 86 (90-90-98) sts.
2nd and alt rows:Purl.
3rd row:K14 (15-15-17). M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K13. M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K28 (30-30-34). M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K13. M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K14 (15-15-17). 94 (98-98-106) sts.
5th row:*Knit to marked st. M1. K1. M1. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to end of row.
6th row:Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 13 (14-15-16) times more. 206 (218-226-242) sts.
Divide for Fronts, Back and Sleeves: Next row:K31 (33-34-37) for Right Front. Cast on 1 st. Place marker on last st. Slip next 40 (42-44-46) sts onto length of yarn for Right Sleeve. K64 (68-70-76) for Back. Cast on 1 st. Place marker on last st. Slip next 40 (42-44-46) sts onto length of yarn for Left Sleeve. K31 (33-34-37) for Left Front. 128 (136-140-152) sts for Body.
Work 9 (11-13-13) rows in stocking st, ending with a purl row (keeping markers in position).
Next row:(RS). (Knit to marked st. M1. K1. M1) twice. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 10 (12-14-14) rows 3 times more. 144 (152-156-166) sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from joining row measures 6 (7-7.5-8)" [15 (18-19-20.5) cm], ending with a purl row. Change to A, smaller circular needle and knit 9 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS).
Sleeve edging: 1st rnd:With RS of work facing, A and set of four smaller double-pointed needles, K40 (42-44-46) for sleeve. Pick up and knit 1 st at underarm. Divide sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd. Place marker after cast on st for beg of rnd. 41 (43-45-47) sts.
2nd rnd:Purl.
3rd rnd:Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more. Cast off knitwise.
FINISHING
Pin garment to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Buttonhole band:With RS of work facing, A and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 60 (68-72-76) sts up Right Front.
Knit 3 rows (garter st).
Next row:(RS). (Buttonhole row). K40 (46-48-50). *Cast off 2 sts. K6 (7-8-9). Rep from * once more. Cast off 2 sts. K2.
Next row:Knit, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Knit 3 rows. Cast off.
Button band:With RS of work facing, A and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 60 (68-72-76) sts down Left Front.
Work as given for buttonhole band, omitting references to buttonholes.
Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.