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loops & threads® joy dk™ little knit lace cardigan

This soft, delicate cardigan will make a delightful gift! It’s delightful to knit and you’ll find Joy DK™ yarn highlights every detail in this pattern’s lacy arrowhead stitches. Want to learn how to make it? Just aim toward our instructions below!
Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 2 (3-3-4-4) - Loops & Threads® Joy DK™ Solid Yarn – Summit 

SIZES: Child 4 (6, 8, 10, 12).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust: 26" (28", 30", 32", 34").

GAUGE: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4"; save time and check your gauge.

SPECIAL STITCH:
Little Arrowhead (multiple of 9)
   -  Row 1 (RS): P1, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1.
   -  Rows 2 & 4 (WS): K1, p7, k1.
   -  Row 3: P1, k2, yo, slip 1 stitch as if to knit, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over, yo, k2, p1.
   -  Rep Rows 1-4 for patt.
 
Project Note: Sweater is worked from the top down, in one piece.


INSTRUCTIONS:
With larger needle, cast on 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts.
 
Row 1 (WS): P1, pm, p4, pm, p20 (22, 24, 26, 28), pm, p4, pm, p1.

Row 2 (RS): *Knit to m, yo, slip m, k1, yo, knit to 1 st before m, yo, k1, sl m, yo; rep from * once more, knit to end – 8 sts increased.
 
Row 3: Purl.
 
Repeat Rows 2-3, 2 (2, 3, 2, 1) more time(s) – 54 (56, 66, 60, 54) sts.
 

Shape Front Neck
 
Repeat Rows 2-3, 4 (4, 3, 4, 5) more times, at the same time cast on sts for the front neck as follows:
 
At the beginning of the next 2 (2, 0, 2, 4) rows cast on 1 st.
 
At the beginning of the next 2 rows cast on 2 sts.
 
At the beginning of the next 2 rows cast on 3 sts.
 
At the beginning of the next 2 rows cast on 7 (8, 10, 10, 10) sts.
 
You now have 112 (116, 120, 124, 128) sts. 
Step 2
Begin Lace
 
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, k3, pm, work Little Arrowhead over next 9 sts, pm, *knit to m, yo, slip m, k1, yo, knit to 1 st before m, yo, k1, sl m, yo; rep from * once more, knit to last 13 sts, pm, work
Little Arrowhead over next 9 sts, pm, k2tog, yo, k2 (buttonhole made) – 8 markers, 120 (124, 128, 132, 136) sts.
 
Rows 2 & 4 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, k3, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, purl to last 2 markers, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to last m, sl m, k4.
 
Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, k3, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, *knit to m, yo, slip m, k1, yo, knit to 1 st before m, yo, k1, sl m, yo; rep from * once more, knit to m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, k4 – 8 sts inc’d.
 
Repeat Rows 3-4, 8 (9, 9, 12, 14) more times, working buttonhole at the end of every 8th row, 4 more times – 192 (204, 208, 236, 256) sts.
 
Row 5 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, k3, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, knit to last 2 markers, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, k4.
 
Rows 6 & 8 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, k3, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, purl to last 2 markers, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to last m, sl m, k4.
 
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
  
Repeat Rows 5-8, 0 (1, 2, 1, 1) more time(s) – 200 (220, 232, 252, 272) sts. Cut yarn. 
Step 3
Left Sleeve
 
Slip all sts to 3rd marker onto stitch holder for front, remove marker and cast on 4 sts, knit across next 40 (44, 46, 50, 54) sts, remove marker and cast on 4 sts, place sts to next marker on holder for back, place sts to next marker on holder for sleeve removing both sleeve markers, place remaining sts on holder for front.
 
Work in Stockinette on these 48 (52, 54, 58, 62) sts, until sleeve measures 1", ending with a WS row.
 
Decrease Row (RS): K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 – 2 sts dec’d.
 
Continue in Stockinette, repeating Decrease Row every 6th row 8 (9, 8, 9, 10) more times – 30 (32, 36, 38, 40) sts.
 
Continue in Stockinette until sleeve measures 10 (10½, 12, 12¾, 13½)", ending with a WS row.
 
Change to smaller needles and knit every row for 1½ (1½, 1½, 2, 2)".
 
Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, and sew sleeve seam.
 

Right Sleeve
 
Place sleeve stitches from holder onto larger needles.
 
Row 1 (RS): Cast on 4 sts, knit across sleeve stitches, cast on 4 sts.
 
Complete as for Left Sleeve. 
Step 4
Body
 
Place stitches for both fronts and back onto larger needle.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, k3, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, knit to sleeve, pick up and knit 8 sts across underarm, knit to next sleeve, pick up and knit 8 sts across underarm, knit to m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, k4 – 4 markers, 136 (148, 156, 168, 180) sts. 

Rows 2 & 4 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, k3, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, purl to last 2 markers, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to last m, sl m, k4.
 
Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, k3, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, knit to last 2 markers, sl m, work Little Arrowhead to next m, sl m, k4.
 
Repeat Rows 3-4, until body measures 7 (8, 9½, 10½, 11½)" from underarm, ending with Row 4 of Little Arrowhead. 
Step 5
Bottom Edging
 
Change to smaller needles.
 
Row 1: Sl 1 wyif, knit to end.
 
Repeat Row 1 until edging measures 1½ (1½, 1½, 2, 2)".
 
Bind off loosely.
 
 
Neck Edging
 
With smaller needles and RS facing, pick up and knit 1 st in each cast on stitch and 3 sts for every 4 rows around neck.
 
Rows 1-5: Sl 1 wyif, knit to end.
 
Bind off loosely.
 

Finishing: Weave in ends. Sew 5 buttons onto the front, opposite the buttonholes.
 

ABBREVIATIONS:
Dec’d = Decreased
Inc(‘d) = Increase(d)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)
M = Marker
P = Purl
Pm = Place Marker
Rep = Repeat(ing)
RS = Right Side
Sl = Slip
Ssk = Slip Slip Knit (1 st dec’d)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Stockinette = Knit on RS rows, purl on WS rows.
WS = Wrong Side
Wyif = With Yarn in Front
Yo = Yarn Over
 
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