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lion brand® ice cream big scoop brooklyn boy’s knit cardi

We simply cannot resist this darling baby cardigan and hat combo! Believe it or not, they’re both made from just one skein of Lion Brand® Ice Cream® Big Scoop® yarn. It’s incredibly soft and sturdy – perfect for that stylin’ baby or toddler. Read below to find instructions for knitting the cardigan, and a link to the hat pattern, too.
Step 1
SIZES: For Small and (Medium)
   -  Finished Chest About 22" (24")  (56 cm (61 cm))
   -  Finished Length About 11" (12") (28 cm (30.5 cm)), not including collar
   -  A Note on Sizes: This pattern is written for the smaller size, with changes for a larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow this pattern more easily, circle all the numbers pertaining to the size you want to make before you begin.


GAUGE: 19½ sts + 40 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row); please be sure to check your gauge.
 
 
SPECIAL STITCHES:
   -  Kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased
   -  Yo (yarn over) An increase that also creates a small hole in the fabric (which, on this design, is used to make buttonholes), worked as follows:
             1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
             2. 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.
 
 
PROJECT NOTES:
   -  One skein is all that you’ll need to make both the hat and the cardigan.
   -  This cardigan is made in five pieces: Back, two Fronts and two Sleeves. You’ll work the  collar directly onto the cardigan. 
Step 2
BACK

Click here to download the template. 
 
Cast on 54 (58) sts. 
 
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 11" (12") (28 cm (30.5 cm)) from beg.
 
Shape Shoulders
 
Next Row: Bind off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row – 38 (40) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row – 22 sts.
 
Place rem sts onto a holder for collar. 
Step 3
LEFT FRONT
 
Click here to download the template. 
 
Cast on 32 (34) sts. 
 
Work in Garter st for 20 rows.
 
Buttonhole Row (RS): K to last 5 sts, yo, k2tog, k to end of row.
 
Work in Garter st for 13 (15) rows.
 
Rep Buttonhole Row.
 
Rep last 14 (16) rows 2 more times.
 
Work in Garter st until piece measures same as Back to shoulders, end with a WS row as the
last row you work.
 

Shape Shoulder
 
Next Row (RS): Bind off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row – 16 sts.
 
Place rem sts onto a holder for collar.   
Step 4
RIGHT FRONT
 
Cast on and work in Garter st until piece measures same as Back to shoulders, end with a RS row as the last row you work.
 

Shape Shoulder
 
Next Row (WS): Bind off 16 (18) sts, k to end of row – 16 sts.
 
Place rem sts onto a holder for collar.  
Step 5
SLEEVES (make 2) 
 
Click here to download the template.
 
Cast on 32 (34) sts.
 
Work in Garter st for 6 rows.
 
Increase Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 34 (36) sts.
 
Work in Garter st for 5 rows.
 
Rep last 6 rows 5 (7) times – 44 (50) sts when all increases have been completed.
 
Work in Garter st until piece measures about 5 1/2 (7) in. (14 (18) cm) from beg.
 
Bind off.   
Step 6
FINISHING
 
Sew shoulder seams.
 
Collar
 
From RS, and working across sts on holders, k16 right front collar sts, k22 back collar sts, and k16 left front collar sts – 54 sts.
 
Work in Garter st for 23 rows.
 
Bind off.
 
Sew in Sleeves. Sew the side and sleeve seams.
 
With a sewing needle and thread, sew buttons onto the right front of the cardigan, opposite the buttonholes.
 
Weave in all ends.  
Step 7
ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
Rem = Remain(ing)(s)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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