Lion Brand Pound of Love Baby Knit Set

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Pound of Love Baby Knit Set

So adorable!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 18 sts + 28 rows (4 inch) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and a gauge of 18 sts + 35 rows in Garter st (k every row) to knit a blanket that measures appoximately 30 inch x 33 inch and a cardigan that measures 20 (21, 23, 24, 26) inch in Finished Chest and 9-1/2 (11, 12, 13, 14) in Finished Length. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle. Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size (6 months) with changes for larger sizes (12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. You will need 1 skein of yarn to make the cardigan and blanket for size 6 months and 2 skeins of yarn to make this cardigan and blanket for sizes 12 months, 18 months, 2 years and 3 years. Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Stitch explanation: Blanket Pattern Stitch Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts) = Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for Seed st. Notes: Cardigan yoke and sleeves are worked horizontally, then stitches are picked up across edge of yoke for back and fronts. Blanket is worked in one piece. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts for the Blanket. Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles. Garter st (k every row) does not have a definite right side. When dividing for Cardigan neck, decide which side you'd like to be the RS and mark it with a stitch marker or piece of yarn.
  • 2
    Cardigan: Yoke and Sleeves: Beg at right sleeve cuff, cast on 36 (42, 46, 50, 54) sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 5-1/2 (6-1/2, 7-1/2, 10-1/2, 11) inch from beg. Place markers at each edge of last row for placement of back and fronts. Continue in Garter st until piece measures 2-1/2 (2-3/4, 2-3/4, 3, 3-1/4) inch from markers.
  • 3
    Divide for Neck: Next Row (RS): K18 (21, 23, 25, 27) and place these sts on a st holder for right front yoke, k across remaining 18 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts for back yoke. Back Yoke: Working over back yoke sts only, continue in Garter st until piece measures 5 (5, 6, 6, 6-1/2) inch from beg of neck divide, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row. Place back yoke sts on a st holder.
  • 4
    Right Front Yoke: From WS, place right front yoke sts back onto needle, join yarn and continue in Garter st until piece measures 2-1/2 (2-1/2, 3, 3, 3-1/4) inch from beg of neck divide, end with a WS row. Next Row (buttonholes - RS): K4 (5, 5, 6, 6), yo, k2tog (for buttonhole); *K3 (4, 4, 5, 5), yo, k2tog; rep from *1 more time, k to end. Knit 3 rows. Bind off.
  • 5
    Left Front Yoke: Cast on 18 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts. Work in Garter st until piece measures 3 (3, 3-1/2, 3-1/2, 3-3/4) inch from beg, end with a WS row. Join Left Front and Back Yokes: Joining Row (RS): Knit across left front yoke sts, knit across back yoke sts on holder - 36 (42, 46, 50, 54) sts at the end of this row. Work even in Garter st until piece measures 2-1/2 (2-3/4, 2-3/4, 3, 3-1/4) inch from joining row. Place markers at each edge of last row for placement of back and fronts. Work even in Garter st until piece measures 5-1/2 (6-1/2, 7-1/2, 10-1/2, 11) inch from markers. Bind off.
  • 6
    Back: Note: To pick up evenly spaced sts, divide the edge along which you will pick up sts in half. Now, simply pick up 23 (24, 26, 28, 30 sts across each half. With RS facing, pick up and k46 (48, 52, 56, 60) sts evenly spaced between markers across edge of back yoke. Work even in Garter st for 5-1/2 (6-1/2, 7, 7-1/2, 8) inch. Bind off.
  • 7
    Fronts: With RS facing, pick up and k25 (26, 28, 30, 32) sts evenly spaced across lower edge of one front yoke edge between marker and front edge. Work even in Garter st until same length as back. Bind off. Rep across other front yoke edge.
  • 8
    Finishing: Fold piece in half across shoulders. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to left front opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.
  • 9
    Blanket: With circular needle, cast on 136 sts. Rows 1-10: Work in Seed st for 10 rows for lower border. Begin Basketweave Pattern: Row 11: Work in Seed st as established over first 8 sts for side border, place marker (pm), p24, *k24, p24; rep from * to last 8 sts, pm, work in Seed st as established over last 8 sts for side border. Row 12: Work in Seed st as established over first 8 sts, slip marker (sm), k to last 8 sts, sm, work in Seed st as established over last 8 sts. Rows 13-42: Rep last 2 rows 15 more times. Row 43: Work in Seed st as established over first 8 sts, sm, k24, *p24, k24; rep from * to last 8 sts, sm, work in Seed st as established over last 8 sts. Row 44: Work in Seed st as established over first 8 sts, sm, k to last 8 sts, sm, work in Seed st as established over last 8 sts. Rows 45-74: Rep last 2 rows 15 more times. Rows 75-202: Rep Rows 11-74 twice more. Rows 203-234: Rep Rows 11-42 once more Rows 235-244: Work in Seed st for 10 rows for top border. Bind off.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn Pastel Pink 104211820
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Stitch Holder 3 pc. 104239311
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Circular Knitting Needles 30 inch US 8 (5.0 mm)
  • 1/2 inch Button (3)
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