KNITWARE BASICS DESIGN

Premature baby cardigan

 

 

 

GAUGE DATA:

Gauge (Stocking stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 28.0 sts by 36.0 rows.

Body using 3 mm needles

Ribbing using 2.5 mm needles

 

 

 

BACK:

1. Cast on 45 sts on size 2.5 needles. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 10 rows. Inc 5 sts evenly across last row to 50 sts total.

2. Change to size 3 needles and Stocking stitch. Work even until piece measures 3 ins (26 rows), excluding hem.

3. Mark this row at both ends for armhole.

4. Work in stocking stitch until work measures 7 ins.

5. Back neck. Cast off 13 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Place remaining 24 sts on holder.

 

FRONTS [knit 2 reversing shapings]:

1. Cast on 21 sts on 2.5 needles. Work 10 rows rib. Inc 2 sts evenly across last row to 24 sts total.

2. Change to size 3 needles and Stocking stitch. Work even until piece measures 3 ins (26 rows), excluding hem.

3. Armhole. Mark this row at armhole edge. Continue until work measures 7 ins.

4. Decrease 1 stitch at front edge on next row. Work 3 rows st st. Repeat the last 4 rows until 13 sts remain

5. Work until work measures 7 ins. Cast off 13 shoulder sts loosely.

 

SLEEVES:

1. Cast on 30 sts on size 2.5 needles. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 10 rows.

2. Change to size 3 needles and Stocking stitch.

3. Inc 1 st at each end of 5th row then every 4th row to 46sts [32 rows]

4. Work even for 8 rows..

5. Cast off loosely.

 

Making Up:

1. Sew shoulder seams.

2. Sew sleeves to body matching armhole markings.

3. Join side and sleeve seam.

4. Mark position of 3 buttons on front.

 

BANDS:

size 2.5 needles.

Cast on 7 sts. Work in K1P1 rib until band is long enought to fit all round cardi, making 3 buttonholes to fit button markings.

Attach band and buttons.

 

 

Pattern designed by: Lynda Fiendley

with KNITWARE DESIGN (Version 2.50.2) from Morningdew Consulting Services Ltd

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