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Simply Knitting - - Baby Cardigan -

Note Worked in one piece to arm­hole.

Cast on 157 (161: 167: 171: 179: 187) sts us­ing 2.75mm nee­dles. (The long-tail/thumb method will give the neat­est fin­ish.) Knit 4 rows. Buttonhole row 1 K1, k2­tog, (yo) twice, skpo, knit to end. Buttonhole row 2 Knit to end, knit­ting into front and back of dou­ble yo.

Knit 3 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Next row K7, leave these 7 sts on a holder, knit to end. Next row (RS) K7, leave these 7 sts on a holder, knit to end. [143 (147: 153: 157: 165: 173) sts] Change to 3.25mm nee­dles.

Beg with a purl row, work 4 rows in st st, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Cont as folls:

Row 1 (WS) Knit.

Row 2 Purl.

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 Knit.

Row 5 P0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), *P5, K3, P2; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, P3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3).

Row 6 K0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), * K4, P5, K1; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, K3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3).

Row 7 P0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), * P3, K7; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, P3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3). Row 8 K0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), * K3, P3, MB, P3; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, K3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3). Row 9 P0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), * P3, K3, CB, K3; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, P3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3). Row 10 K0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), * K3, P3, P1tbl, P3; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, K3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3). Row 11 P0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), * P4, K5, P1; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, P3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3).

Row 12 K0 (2: 0: 2: 1: 0), * K5, P3, K2; rep from * to last 3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3) sts, K3 (5: 3: 5: 4: 3). Row 13 Purl. Row 14 Knit. Row 15 Knit. Row 16 Purl. Row 17 Purl. Row 18 Knit. Row 19 P0 (0: 1: 1: 1: 1), * P3, MB; rep from * to last 3 (3: 4: 4: 4: 4) sts, P3 (3: 4: 4: 4: 4). Row 20 K0 (0: 1: 1: 1: 1), * K3, CB; rep from * to last 3 (3: 4: 4: 4: 4) sts, K3 (3: 4: 4: 4: 4).

Row 21 Purl to end, work­ing tbl on st where the bob­ble was pre­vi­ously worked.

Row 22 Knit.

Rep Rows 1 to 16 once more. Beg with a purl row, work­ing in st st through­out, cont un­til work meas 15 (16: 16: 17: 18: 19)cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE RIGHT FRONT ARM­HOLE

Next row (RS) K30 (31: 33: 34: 36: 39), k2­tog, K2, turn and leave rem sts on a holder.

Cont on these 33 (34: 36: 37: 39: 42) sts only for right front. Next row P2, p2­tog, purl to end. [1 st dec’d]

Next row Knit to last 4 sts, k2­tog, K2. [1 st dec’d] These 2 rows set arm­hole shap­ing. Dec 1 st as set at each end of next 2 rows, then on 2 foll RS rows. [27 (28: 30: 31: 33: 36) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole meas 8 (8: 9: 8: 9: 9)cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE FRONT NECK

Next row (RS) Cast off 6 (6: 7: 7: 7: 8) sts, knit to end. [21 (22: 23: 24: 26: 28) sts]

Work 1 row.

Next row K2, skpo, knit to end. [1 st dec’d]

Next row Purl to last 4 sts, p2­togtbl, P2. [1 st dec’d] These 2 rows set neck shap­ing.

Dec 1 st as set at neck edge of next 3 (3: 3: 3: 3: 5) rows, then on

2 (2: 3: 3: 3: 3) foll RS rows. [14 (15: 15: 16: 18: 18) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole meas 13 (13: 14: 14: 15: 15)cm, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Next row (WS) Cast off 7 (7: 7: 8: 9: 9) sts, purl to end. [7 (8: 8: 8: 9: 9) sts]

Work 1 row. Cast off rem 7 (8: 8: 8: 9: 9) sts.

SHAPE BACK ARMHOLES

With RS fac­ing, work­ing on rem sts, K2, skpo, K67 (69: 71: 73: 77:

79), k2­tog, K2, turn and leave rem 34 (35: 37: 38: 40: 43) sts on a holder.

Cont on these 73 (75: 77: 79: 83: 85) sts for Back.

Next row P2, p2­tog, purl to last 4 sts, p2­togtbl, P2. [2 sts dec’d] Next row K2, skpo, knit to last 4 sts, k2­tog, K2. [2 sts dec’d] These 2 rows set arm­hole shap­ing.

Dec 1 st as set at each end of next 2 rows, then on 2 foll RS rows. [61 (63: 65: 67: 71: 73) sts]

Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole meas 13 (13: 14: 14: 15: 15)cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS

Cast off 7 (7: 7: 8: 9: 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [47 (49: 51: 51: 53: 55) sts] Cast off 7 (8: 8: 8: 9: 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Cast off rem 33 (33: 35: 35: 35: 37) sts.

SHAPE LEFT FRONT ARM­HOLE

With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn and work across rem 34 (35: 37: 38: 40: 43) sts as folls: K2, skpo, knit to end.

Next row Purl to last 4 sts, p2­togtbl, P2.

Next row K2, skpo, knit to end.

Dec 1 st as set at each end of next 2 rows, then on 2 foll RS rows. [27 (28: 30: 31: 33: 36) sts]

Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole meas 8 (8: 9: 8: 9: 9)cm, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE FRONT NECK

Next row (WS) Cast off 6 (6: 7: 7: 7: 8) sts, purl to end. [21 (22: 23: 24: 26: 28) sts] Next row Knit to last 4 sts, k2­tog, K2. Next row P2, p2­tog, purl to end. These 2 rows set neck shap­ing. Dec 1 st as set at neck edge of next 3 (3: 3: 3: 3: 5) rows, then on 2 (2: 3: 3: 3: 3) foll RS rows. [14 (15: 15: 16: 18: 18) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til arm­hole meas 13 (13: 14: 14: 15: 15)cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Next row (RS) Cast off 7 (7: 7: 8: 9: 9) sts, knit to end. [7 (8: 8: 8: 9: 9) sts]

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 7 (8: 8: 8: 9: 9) sts.

SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

Cast on 39 (43: 43: 45: 45: 49) sts us­ing 2.75mm nee­dles.

Knit 8 rows.

Change to 3.25mm nee­dles.

FOR SIZES 12-18M, 2YRS AND 3YRS ONLY

Beg with a knit row, work 2 rows in st st, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Row 3 Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [41 (45: 45: -: -: -) sts]

Row 4 Knit.

Row 5 Purl.

Row 6 Purl.

Row 7 Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [43 (47: 47: -: -: -) sts]

Row 8 P3 (5: 5: -: -: -), *P2, K3, P5; rep from * to last 0 (2: 2: -: -: -) sts, P0 (2: 2: -: -: -).

Row 9 K3 (5: 5: -: -: -), *K1, P5, K4; rep from * to last 0 (2: 2: -: -: -) sts, K0 (2: 2: -: -: -). Row 10 P3 (5: 5: -: -: -), *K7, P3; rep from * to last 0 (2: 2: -: -: -) sts, P0 (2: 2: -: -: -). Row 11 Kfb, K2 (4: 4: -: -: -), *P3, MB, P3, K3; rep from * to last 3 (5: 5: -: -: -) sts, K1 (3: 3: -: -: -), kfb, K1. [45 (49: 49: -: -: -) sts]

Row 12 P4 (6: 6: -: -: -), *K3, CB, K3, P3; rep from * to last 1 (3: 3: -: -: -) sts, P1 (3: 3: -: -: -).

Row 13 K4 (6: 6: -: -: -), *P7, K3; rep from * to last 1 (3: 3: -: -: -) sts, K1 (3: 3: -: -: -). Row 14 P4 (6: 6: -: -: -), *P1, K5, P4; rep from * to last 1 (3: 3: -: -: -), P1 (3: 3: -: -: -).

Row 15 Kfb, K3 (5: 5: -: -: -), *K2, P3, K5; rep from * to last 11 (3: 3: -: -: -) sts, (K2, P3, K4) 1 (0: 0: -: -: -) time, kfb, K1. [47 (51: 51: -: -: -) sts] Row 16 Purl. Row 17 Knit. Row 18 Knit. Row 19 Purl. Beg with a purl row and work­ing in st st through­out, inc 1 st as set at each end of 2nd (4th: 4th: -: -: -) and the 5 (0: 0: -: -: -) foll 4th (0: 0: -:

-: -) rows, then on ev­ery foll 6th row to 65 (69: 71: -: -: -) sts.

FOR SIZE 4YRS ONLY

Beg with a knit row, work 2 rows in st st, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Row 3 Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [- (- : -: 47: -: -) sts]

Row 4 Knit.

Row 5 Purl.

Row 6 Purl.

Row 7 Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [- (- : -: 49: -: -) sts]

Row 8 P1, (P2, K3, P5) 4 times, P2, K3, P3.

Row 9 K1, (K1, P5, K4) 4 times, K1, P5, K2.

Row 10 P1, (K7, P3) 4 times, K7, P1.

Row 11 Kfb, (P3, MB, P3, K3) 4 times, P3, MB, P2, kfb, K1.

[- (- : -: 51: -: -) sts]

Row 12 P2, (K3, CB, K3, P3) 4 times, K3, CB, K3, P2. Row 13 K2, (P7, K3) 4 times, P7, K2.

Row 14 P2, (P1, K5, P4) 4 times, P1, K5, P3.

Row 15 K2, (K2, P3, K5) 4 times, K2, P3, K4.

Row 16 Purl.

Row 17 Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, K1.

[- (- : -: 53: -: -) sts] Row 18 Knit. Row 19 Purl. Beg with a purl row and work­ing in st st through­out, inc 1 st as set at each end of 4th and ev­ery foll 6th row to 73 sts.

FOR SIZES 5YRS AND 6YRS ONLY

Beg with a knit row, work 3 rows in st st, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Row 4 Knit.

Row 5 Pfb, purl to last 2 sts, pfb, P1. [- (- : -: -: 47: 51) sts]

Row 6 Purl.

Row 7 Knit.

Row 8 P- (-: -: -: 0: 2), * P2, K3, P5; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 7: 9) sts,

P2, K3, P- (-: -: -: 2: 4).

Row 9 K- (-: -: -: 0: 2), * K1, P5, K4; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 7: 9) sts,

K1, P5, K- (-: -: -: 1: 3).

Row 10 P - (-: -: -: 0: 2), * K7, P3; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 7: 9) sts,

K7, P- (-: -: -: 0: 2).

Row 11 Kfb, K- (-: -: -: 0: 1), P- (-: -: -: 2: 3), MB, P3, *K3, P3, MB, P3; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 10: 2) sts, (K3, P3, MB, P- (-: -: -: 1: 3) pfb,

K1. [- (-: -: -: 49: 53) sts]

Row 12 P- (-: -: -: 1: 3), *K3, CB, K3, P3; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 12: 14) sts, K3, CB, K3, P- (-: -: -: 1: 3).

Row 13 K- (-: -: -: 1: 3), *P7, K3; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 8: 0) sts,

(P7, K1) - (-: -: -: 1: 0) time.

Row 14 P - (-: -: -: 1: 3), *P1, K5, P4; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 8: 0) sts, (P1, K5, P2) - (-: -: -: 1: 0) time.

Row 15 K- (-: -: -: 1: 3), * K2, P3, K5; rep from * to last - (-: -: -: 8: 0) sts, (K2, P3, K3) - (-: -: -: 1: 0) time.

Row 16 Purl.

Row 17 Kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [- (-: -: -: 51: 55) sts]

Row 18 Knit.

Row 19 Purl. Beg with a purl row and work­ing in st st through­out, inc 1 st as set at each end of 4th and - (-: -: -: 0: 8) foll 6th rows, and then on ev­ery foll - (-: -: -: 6th: 8th) row to - (-: -: -: 75: 79) sts.

ALL SIZES

Cont with­out shap­ing un­til Sleeve meas 21 (24: 26: 28: 30: 32)cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

SHAPE SLEEVE TOP

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, then on 2 foll RS rows. [51 (55: 57: 59: 61: 65) sts]

Work 1 row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Cast off 7 (8: 8: 8: 9: 9) sts at beg of next 6 rows. [9 (7: 9: 11: 7: 11) sts] Cast off rem sts.

MAK­ING UP

Join both shoul­der seams. Place mark­ers for 4 (4: 5: 5: 5: 5) fur­ther but­ton­holes on right front (one has al­ready been made), the fi­nal buttonhole will be placed in neckband with all other mark­ers spread equally be­tween these 2.

Work the cardi­gan in one piece un­til you reach the armholes. Then, work the right front, left front and back separately

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