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lion brand® feels like butta® bonus bundle® glenwood knit child's cardigan

Stay warm and cozy with the Glenwood Cardigan! It’s a breeze to knit with Lion Brand® Feels Like Butta® Bonus Bundle®, a yarn that’s as velvety as chenille. (It might just be the softest yarn you’ve ever tried!) Check out the free pattern below to get started.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Child’s XS (S, M, L, XL)

   -  Finished chest: About 23" (25", 28", 32", 34") (58.5 (63.5, 71, 81.5, 86.5) cm).
   -  Finished length: About 13½" (14½", 16", 19½", 22") (34.5 (37, 40.5, 49.5, 56) 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.

GAUGE: 16 sts + 22 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS); be sure to check your gauge.

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STITCH EXPLANATIONS:

   -  M1 (Make 1): An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.
   -  Ssk (Slip, Slip, Knit): Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
   -  Yarn Over: An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
             -  Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
             -  Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed. 
Step 2

NOTES:

   -  Cardigan is worked in 5 pieces – Back, Left and Right Fronts and 2 Sleeves.
   -  Lower edge of Cardigan and Sleeves are worked in Garter st.
   -  Stitches for front bands are picked up around edges of Cardigan, then worked in Garter st.


BACK:

With straight needles, cast on 46 (52, 56, 64, 68) sts.

Work in Garter st (k every st on every row) for 7 (11, 15, 15, 19) rows.

Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 8½" (9", 10", 13", 15") (21.5 (23, 25.5, 33, 38) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.


Shape Armholes:

Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 sts, k to end of row.

Next Row: Bind off 4 sts, p to end of row – 38 (44, 48, 56, 60) sts at the end of this row.

Work even in St st until piece measures about 13½" (14½", 16", 19½", 22") (34.5 (37, 40.5, 49.5, 56) cm) from beg.

Bind off.


LEFT FRONT:

With straight needles, cast on 22 (24, 26, 30, 32) sts.

Work in Garter st for 7 (11, 15, 15, 19) rows.

Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st until piece measures same length as Back to armholes, end with a WS row as the last row you work. 

Step 3

Shape Armhole and Neck:

Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 17 (19, 21, 25, 27) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Dec Row for Neck (RS): K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 16 (18, 20, 24, 26) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 7 (6, 5, 8, 7) more times – 9 (12, 15, 16, 19) sts rem after all decs have been completed.

Next Row (RS): Rep Dec Row for Neck – 8 (11, 14, 15, 18) sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.


Note: When you see ‘0’ reps in the instructions, this means that for your specific size, you need not rep anything, simply continue to the next section of the instructions.


Rep last 4 rows 0 (1, 2, 1, 2) more time(s) – 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts.

Rep Dec Row for Neck – 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures same length as Back.

Bind off. 

Step 4

RIGHT FRONT:

Cast on and work as for Left Front to Shape Armhole, but end with a RS row as the last row you work.


Shape Armhole and Neck:

Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 sts, p to end of row – 18 (20, 22, 26, 28) sts.

Dec Row for Neck (RS): K1, ssk, k to end of row – 17 (19, 21, 25, 27) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 8 (7, 6, 9, 8) more times – 9 (12, 15, 16, 19) sts rem after all decs have been completed.

Next Row (RS): Rep Dec Row for Neck – 8 (11, 14, 15, 18) sts.

Work in St st for 3 rows.

Rep last 4 rows 0 (1, 2, 1, 2) more time(s) – 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts.

Rep Dec Row for Neck – 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures same length as Back.

Bind off. 

Step 5

SLEEVES (make 2):

With straight needles, cast on 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts.

Work in Garter st for 7 (11, 15, 15, 19) rows.

Beginning with a WS (purl) row, work in St st for 3 rows.

Next (Inc) Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 – 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts at the end of this row.

Continue in St st, AND AT THE SAME TIME, rep last Inc Row every 4th row 8 (1, 3, 0, 0) more times, then every 6th row 0 (8, 7, 11, 12) times – 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts after all incs have been completed.

Work even (without further increasing) in St st until piece measures about 9" (13½", 14½", 17", 18½") (23 (34.5, 37, 43, 47) cm) from beg.

Bind off. 

Step 6

FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams.


Neck and Front Bands:

Place markers for 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) buttonholes evenly spaced along right front edge for girl’s Cardigan or along left front edge for boy’s Cardigan.


From RS, with circular needle, pick up and k31 (33, 37, 48, 56) sts evenly spaced along front edge of Right Front, 21 (23, 25, 27, 29) sts along right front neck, 18 (20, 22, 24, 24) sts across back neck, 21 (23, 25, 27, 29) sts along left front neck, and 31 (33, 37, 48, 56) sts along front edge of Left Front – 122 (132, 146, 174, 194) sts.

Working back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles, work in Garter st for 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) rows.


Note: After working a few rows, you may decide that your band would look better if you had picked up more or fewer sts than the amount indicated for your size. Since a well-balanced band adds a beautiful finishing touch to your Cardigan, we strongly recommend that if you’ve any doubts, simply pull out the sts and adjust the number that you pick up. The pattern instruction reflects the number that the designer picked up – but everyone’s knitting is a bit different.

Next Row: Knit, working (k2tog, yarn over) at each marker to make buttonholes.

Continue in Garter st for 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) more rows.

Bind off.


Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons to button band opposite button holes.


Weave in ends. 

Step 7

ABBREVIATIONS:

Beg = Begin(ning)

Dec(s) = Decreas(e)(es)(ing)

Inc(s) = Increas(e)(es)(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together

M1 = Make 1

P = Purl

Rem = Remain

Rep = Repeat

RS = Right Side

Ssk = Slip, Slip, Knit

St(s) = Stitch(es)

St St = Stockinette Stitch

WS = Wrong Side

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