Hand Knitted Baby Cardigan Pattern
This is in one size only - takes for ever to figure out other sizes!
For chest 10" - finished measurements about 14"
You will need:
2 balls of a soft yarn that woks with 3.25mm (US 3 Needles)
tension is 25sts and 50 rows for a 4x4 inch square
If you are a beginner you may not understand this pattern - for more experienced knitters, I am sure you will see the 'pattern' of the decrease rows forming the raglan)
I think this was originally a Debbie Bliss pattern i had written down somewhere so please forgive me if there are any mistakes - as i keep saying, I am hopeless at writing down patterns and i just had some notes on a scrap of paper!
cast on 45 sts
knit until back measures 3" ending with a wrong side row
cast off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows
leave remaining 37 sts on a spare needle
sleeves (I knit both at the same time)
cast on 29 sts
K 7 rows
increase:* k3, m1, k to last 4 sts m1, k3
knit 7 rows*
repeat * to * until there are 35 sts
knit until sleeve measures 3" ending with a wrong side row
cast off 4 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows
leave remaining 27 sts on a spare needle
cast on 25 sts
Knit for 3" ending with a wrong side row
cast off 4 sts at begining on next row
leave remaining 21 sts on a spare needle
cast on 25
knit for 3" ending with a right side row
cast off 4 stst at beginning of next row
you have 21 sts.
Keep these sts on your needle
knit across the stitches of the right front.
knit across stitches on spare needle of the right sleeve
knit across sts from the back
knit across sts from the left sleeve
knit across sts form left front
You should now have 133 sts (i hope!)
knit 2 rows. (or 1 row depending which side you want the buttonhole on)
button hole row
k2, k2tog, yard over needle, k to end
K18, k2tog, k2, skpo( slip1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over)
knit 3 rows
K16, k2tog,, k2, skpo,
k17, k2tog, k2, skpo,
k27, k2tog, k2, skpo,
k17. k2tog,k2, skpo, k16,
knit 3 rows
you see a pattern forming?
continue in this way keeping the k3 rows after the decreases until you have 93 sts.
now use the same decrease method but on every following right side row until there are 61 sts left
knit 3 rows.
sew up and add button!