Baby Cardigan knitting pattern

Baby Cardigan knitting pattern

The instructions are for 4ply yarn. Instructions for DK yarn are in brackets.

Back.

Using size 12(10) needles, cast on 40(32) sts.
Work 6(4) rows K1 P1 rib.
Change to size 10(8) needles and work in stocking stitch for 48(38) rows.
Cast off.

Fronts.

Using size 12(10) needles, cast on 20(16) sts.
Work rib as back.
Change to size 10(8) needles.
Work 22(18) rows st. st..
Dec at front edge on the next row.
Work 3 rows st.st..
Repeat the last 4 rows to 14(11) sts.
Cast off.

Sleeves.

Using size12(10) needles, cast on 26(22) sts..
Work rib as back.
Change to size 10(8) needles and st.st.
Increase at both ends of 5th and every following 4th row to 40(32)sts.
Work to row 32(24).
Cast off.

Making up and front band.

Join shoulder seams. Place a shoulder seam to centre of the top of each sleeve. Attach sleeve. Join side and sleeve seam in one.
Mark positions for 3 buttons on front edge.
Using size 12(10) needles cast on 7(5) sts. Work in K1 P1 rib until the band
is long enough to fit all round the front of the cardigan, making buttonholes
to correspond with the positions marked for the buttons. Attach band and buttons.

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