Cotton-Ease Striped Cardigan
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Cotton-Ease Striped Cardigan

A classic striped cardigan for kids comes alive with the new Cotton-Ease colors from LionBrand®. This easy pattern is sized from 6 months through 6 years.

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Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease:
    Colorway 1 Maize 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (A)
    Berry 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (B)
    Terracotta 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (C)
  • Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease:
    Colorway 2 Violet 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (A)
    Lime 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (B)
    Taupe 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) balls (C), Or colors of your choice
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles, Size 7 (4.5 mm), or to Obtain Gauge
  • Lion Brand® Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
  • Buttons, ½-inch (13mm) diameter, 5
 

Project Instructions

Instructions are for SIZES 6 months (12 months, 24 months, 4 years, 6 years)
Finished Chest 19 (21, 23, 26 1/2, 29 3/4)-inches (48.5 (53.5, 58.5, 67.5, 75.5) cm)
Finished Length 11 (12, 13, 14, 15)-inches (28 (30.5, 33, 35.5, 38) cm)
Note:
Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
 
 
PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

 

Color Stripe Pattern
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): With B, knit.
Rows 2 and 4: With B, purl.
Rows 5-12: With C, knit (Garter st).
Rows 13 and 15: With B, knit.
Rows 14 and 16: With B, purl.
Rows 17-24: With A, knit (Garter st).
Rep Rows 1-24 for Color Stripe Pattern.

 

BACK
With A, cast on 50 (56, 60, 68, 76) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm), end with a RS row. Purl 1 row, then work in Color Stripe Pattern until piece measures 10 1/2 (11 1/2, 12 1/2, 13 1/2, 14 1/2) in. (26.5 (29, 32, 34.5, 37) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

 

Shape Neck
Continue in Color Stripe Pattern across 13 (15, 17, 20, 24) sts. Join a second ball of yarn and bind off center 24 (26, 26, 28, 28) sts, work across remaining 13 (15, 17, 20, 24) sts. Working both sides at once, with separate balls of yarn, work in pattern until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) in. (28 (30.5, 33, 35.5, 38) cm) from beg. Bind off.

 

LEFT FRONT
With A, cast on 22 (24, 28, 32, 36) sts. Work as for Back until piece measures 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) in. (23 (25.5, 28, 30.5, 33) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

 

Shape Neck
Bind off 5 (5, 7, 8, 8) sts, finish row. Continue in Color Stripe Pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 4 times - 13 (15, 17, 20, 24) sts. Work even until piece measures same length as Back. Bind off.

 

RIGHT Front
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.

Sleeves
With A, cast on 28 (30, 32, 32, 36) sts. Work k1, p1 Rib and Color Stripe Pattern as for Back, AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st each side every 4th row 7 (7, 7, 8, 6) times, then every 6th row 3 (4, 5, 6, 8) times - 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts. Work even until piece measures 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) in. (23 (25.5, 28, 30.5, 33) cm) from beg. Bind off.

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams.

 

Neckband
From RS with A, beg at Right Front, pick up and k 60 (64, 64, 68, 68) sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off.

 

Buttonband
From RS with A, pick up 50 (54, 60, 64, 70) sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge for boys or Left Front edge for girls.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm). Bind off.

 

Buttonhole Band
From RS with A, pick up 50 (54, 60, 64, 70) sts evenly spaced along opposite Front edge and work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.

 

Buttonhole Row
K 2 (2, 1, 3, 2), k2tog, yo, *k 9 (10, 12, 12, 14), k2tog, yo, rep from *; end k 2 (2, 1, 3, 2).

Bind off. Mark Front and Back edges 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6, 6 1/2) in. (11.5 (12.5, 14, 15, 16.5) cm) from shoulder seams. Sew Sleeves between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

 

Tips

GAUGE
20 sts + 28 rows = 4-inches (10 cm) in Color Stripe Pattern.

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.


Abbreviations:
beg = begin(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

Every effort has been made to produce accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters or crocheters, human error, or typographical mistakes.
©2007 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved.


Instructions are for SIZES 6 months (12 months, 24 months, 4 years, 6 years)
Finished Chest 19 (21, 23, 26 1/2, 29 3/4)-inches (48.5 (53.5, 58.5, 67.5, 75.5) cm)
Finished Length 11 (12, 13, 14, 15)-inches (28 (30.5, 33, 35.5, 38) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.