Premier® Yarns Chunky Cable Baby Cardigan

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by Premier® Design Team

Premier® Yarns Chunky Cable Baby Cardigan

Cuddle Fleece is a cozy, colorful yarn ideal for warm snuggly projects, like this adorable cardigan for your little one!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 8 sts x 12 rows = 4” in St st. Cardigan is sized to fit sizes 12 months (18 months, 2 years, 4 years, 6 years), use 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) skeins for completed project. Cardigan back, fronts and sleeves are worked in pieces, which are then seamed together. The collar and button bands are picked up and knitted last. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest: 21 (23, 25, 27, 29)" Length: 12 (13, 13 ½, 14, 16)" Upper Arm: 9 (10, 11, 12, 13)"
  • 2
    BACK:Cast on 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts. Next row (RS): Beg K1, P1 Ribbing, work in patt to end. Rep last row, 3 more times. Next row (RS): Knit. Next row (WS): Purl. Cont to work in St st until work meas 12 (13, 13 ½, 14, 16)”. Bind off all sts.
  • 3
    RIGHT FRONT: Cast on 10 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts. Next row (RS): Beg K1, P1 Ribbing, work in patt to end. Rep last row, 3 more times.
  • 4
    Establish Pattern Next row (RS): K2 (4, 4, 5, 6), pm, work Cable Panel patt beg on Row 1 over 6 sts, pm, k2 (2, 2, 3, 4). Next row (WS): Purl to m, sl m, work Row 2 of Cable Panel patt to m, sl m, purl to end. Cont to work in patt as established until work meas 12 (13, 13 ½, 14, 16)”. Bind off all sts.
  • 5
    LEFT FRONT:Cast on 10 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts. Next row (RS): Beg K1, P1 Ribbing, work in patt to end. Rep last row, 3 more times.
  • 6
    Established Pattern Next row (RS): K2 (2, 2, 3, 4), pm, work Cable Panel patt beg on Row 1 over 6 sts, pm, k2 (4, 4, 5, 6). Next row (WS): Purl to m, sl m, Row 2 of Cable Panel to m, sl m, p to end. Cont to work in patt as established until work meas 12 (13, 13 ½, 14, 16)”. Bind off all sts.
  • 7
    SLEEVES:Cast on 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts. Next row (RS): Beg K1, P1 Ribbing, work in patt to end. Rep last row, 3 more times.
  • 8
    Establish Pattern Next row (RS): K2 (3, 4, 5, 6), pm, work 2/2 Cable Panel patt beg on Row 1 over 6 sts, pm, k2 (3, 4, 5, 6).
  • 9
    Shape Sleeve Next row (WS): Purl to m, sl m, work Row 2 of Cable Panel to m, sl m, p5. Inc row (RS): K1, kfb, work in patt as established to last st, kfb, k1 – 2 sts inc’d, 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts. Cont to work in patt as established, rep Inc row every 4th row, three more times – 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) sts. Cont to work in patt until Sleeve meas 8 ½ (8 ½, 10 ½, 11 ½, 13 ½)”. Bind off all sts.
  • 10
    Sew Shoulder seams, 2 (2, 2 ½, 2 ½, 3)” from the outside edge on either side (the rem sts on fronts will be used for collar). Sew Sleeves onto side seams, Sew Sleeve and side seams.
  • 11
    Buttonhole Band Note: Instructions are given for buttonholes being on the Right Cardigan front, or “Girl side”. If this cardigan is for a boy, work buttonhole on the Left Cardigan front. With RS facing, beg at bottom edge of Right Front, pick up and knit 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts. Next row (WS): Beg K1, P1 Ribbing, work in patt to end. Next row (RS): Work 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) sts in patt, yo, k2tog, * work 5 sts in patt, yo, k2tog; rep from *, three times more, p1. Work two more rows in patt as established. Bind off all sts in patt.
  • 12
    Button-band : With RS facing, beg at top edge of Left Front, pick up and knit 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) sts. Next row (WS): Beg K1, P1 Ribbing, work in patt to end. Rep last row, three more times. Bind off all sts in patt.
  • 13
    Collar:With WS facing and beg inside of Buttonband at Left Front Edge, pick up and knit 20 (24, 24, 28, 28) sts along left front, back, and right front of cardigan, ending at Buttonhole Band. Next row (WS): Beg K1, P1 Ribbing, work in patt to end. Cont to work in patt until work meas 4”. Bind off all sts in patt.
  • 14
    Weave in all ends. Sew buttons onto Buttonband, opposite Buttonholes.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Premier® Deborah Norville Cuddle Fleece®Tadpole 104770684
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 9 inch No. 11 104239555
  • Clover Cable Stitch Holders 104239469
  • Buttons ¾ inch (4)
  • Tapestry needle
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