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Baby Lace Cardigan

November 27, 2015

 

This cardigan can fit a child aged about 1 -2 years

 

How-To Videos

 

Part 1 https://youtu.be/42EWK1-zryM

Part 2 https://youtu.be/hq28Ju0jOOc

Part 3 https://youtu.be/qV42SJcsCO8

Part 4 https://youtu.be/JxazqEH4Fkc

 

You will need

 

2 DK yarns (Light Worsted Weight) (Refered as yarn A (50g) and yarn B (150g))

4 mm needles

3.25 mm needle

4 or 5 3.25mm dpns

10 markers/spare yarn

2 Stitch holders/spare yarn

5 Small Buttons

 

Cast on 120 sts on 3.25mm needle with Yarn A

 

Row 1 K2, P2. repeat to end of row

Row 2 Rib 5, pm, (rib 10, pm) twice, (Rib 14, pm) 5 times, (Rib 10, pm) twice.

 

Change to 4mm needles

 

Row 1 Knit all, kfb before and after every marker (140)Change to Yarn B

Row 2 Purl all

Row 3 Knit all, kfb before and after every marker (160)

Row 4 Purl all

Row 5 Knit all, kfb before and after every marker (180)

Row 6 Purl all

Row 7 Knit all, kfb before and after every marker (200)

Row 8 Purl all

Row 9 Knit all, kfb before and after every marker (220)

Row 10 Purl all

Row 11 Knit all, kfb before and after every marker (240)

Row 12 Purl all

Row 13 Knit all

 

Remove all markers

 

Lace Pattern

 

Row 1 Purl all

Row 2 Knit all

Row 3 Purl all

Row 4 K3, *yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K6. Repeat from* ending last repeat K3 instead of K6

Row 5 Purl all

Row 6 K1, *K2tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K3. Repeat from* ending last repeat K2 instead of K3

Row 7 Purl all

Row 8 K3, *yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K6. Repeat from* ending last repeat K3 instead of K6

Row 9 Purl all

Row 10 Knit all

Row 11 Purl all

Row 12 K7, *yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K6. Repeat from* to last stitch, K1

Row 13 Purl all

Row 14 K5, *K2tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K3. Repeat from* to the last 3 stitches, K3

Row 15 Purl all

Row 16 K7, *yfwd, sl 1, K1, psso, K6. Repeat from* to last stitch, K1

 

Repeat rows 1-8 once more

 

Decreasing rows

 

Row 1 Purl all

Row 2 (K8, K2tog) 12 times (ssk, K8) 12 times (216)

Row 3 Purl all

Row 4 (K7, K2tog) 12 times (ssk, K7) 12 times (192)

Row 5 Purl all

Row 6 (K6, K2tog) 12 times (ssk, K6) 12 times (168)

Row 7 Purl all

Row 8 (K5, K2tog) 12 times (ssk, K5) 12 times (144)

Row 9 Purl all

Row 10 (K4, K2tog) 12 times (ssk, K4) 12 times (120)

 

Splitting your work in 3. The back and 2 front pieces of the cardigan

 

Purl 30 sts slip these sts off onto a long stitch holder or spare yarn,

Purl 60 sts and leave sts on the needle.

Slip the last 30 onto another stitch holder or spare yarn.

 

 

Back

 

Stockinette stitch till the cardigan measures 28cm/11inches (29 rows). You'll start the shoulder shaping with the RS facing

 

Rows 1-3 Cast of 7sts, Knit all

Rows 2-4 Cast of 7sts, Purl all

 

You should have cast off 14 sts from each side

 

Cast off remaining stitches.

 

Front Right Side

 

Slip stitches back on the needle and attach yarn, with RS facing knit the first row, Continue in stockinette stitch until the front measures 24cm. End with RS facing

 

Neck and Shoulder Shaping

 

Row 1 Cast off 4 sts, Knit all (26)

Row 2 Purl all

Row 3 Cast off 2sts, Knit all (24)

Row 4 Purl all

Row 5 Cast off 2sts, Knit all (22)

Row 6 Purl all

Row 7 Cast off 2sts, Knit all (20)

Row 8 Cast off 7 Purl all (13)

Row 9 Cast off 2st, Knit all (11)

Row 10 Purl all

Row 11 Cast off 2 sts, Knit all (9)

Row 12 Cast off 7, P1 (2)

Row 13 Cast off 1st. Fasten off

 

 

Front Left Side

 

Slip stitches back on the needle and attach yarn, with RS facing knit the first row, Continue in stockinette stitch until the front measures 24cm. End with WS facing

 

Neck and Shoulder Shaping

 

Row 1 Cast off 4 sts, Purl all (26)

Row 2 Knit all

Row 3 Cast off 2sts, Purl all (24)

Row 4 Knit all

Row 5 Cast off 2sts, Purl all (22)

Row 6 Knit all

Row 7 Cast off 2sts, Purl all (20)

Row 8 Cast off 7 Knit all (13)

Row 9 Cast off 2st, Purl all (11)

Row 10 Knit all

Row 11 Cast off 2 sts, Purl all (9)

Row 12 Cast off 7, K1 (2)

Row 13 Cast off 1st. Fasten off

 

Button Hole Band(right side) 5 buttons

 

Pick up 34 sts with yarn B. You can use yarn A if you prefer

 

Row 1 (WS) P2, K2. repeat to end of row

Row 2 (Buttonholes) *K2, yrn, K2tog, K2, P2. Repeat from * 3 times, yrn, K2tog.

 

Rib for 2 more rows. Cast off in rib.

 

Button Band(left side)

 

Cast on 34 sts with yarn B or you can use yarn A if you prefer

 

Row 1 (WS) P2, K2. Repeat to end of row

Row 2 K2, P2. Repeat to end of row

 

Repeat these 2 rows 1 more time

 

Cast off loosely in rib

 

 

Sleeves

 

Cast on 40 sts with 3.25mm needles with Yarn A

 

Row 1 K2, P2. repeat to end of row

Row 2 *Rib 5, pm. Repeat from* to end (7 markers)

 

Change to 4mm needles

 

Row 1 Knit all, kfb before and after every marker (54)Change to Yarn B

Row 2 Purl all

 

Repeat rows 1 and 2, 5 more times (124)

 

Row 13 Knit all

Row 14 Purl all

Row 15 Knit all, (K2tog before and after marker) 3 times, K2tog before 4th marker and ssk after marker, (ssk before and after marker) 3 times. (110)

Row 16 Purl all

 

Repeat Rows 15 and 16, 4 more times (54)

 

Cast off

 

 

Collar ( 2 optional collar choices)

 

Option 1

With yarn A, 3.25mm needles and the WS facing pick up 22 sts along the left t side, 32 sts along the back and 22 sts down the right side. (76)

 

Row 1 Pfb, P21, Pfb, pm, Pfb, P28, Pfb, pm, Pfb, P21, Pfb, (82)

 

Switch to DPNS

 

Row 2 Knit all

Row 3 Pfb, P24, Pfb, P30, Pfb, P24, Pfb (86)

Row 4 Knit all

Row 5 P1, Pfb, P24, Pfb, P32, Pfb, P24, Pfb, P1 (90)

Row 6 K24 and Place on stitch holder, Cast off 42, K24

 

Right side of collar

 

Row 1 P2tog, P8, ssk Turn (10)

Row 2 Knit all

Row 3 P2tog, P6, ssk Turn (8)

Row 4 Knit all

Row 5 P2tog, P4, ssk Turn (6)

Row 6 Knit all

Row 7 P2tog, P2, ssk Turn (4)

 

Cast off the 4 remaining sts

 

Rejoin yarn to remaining 12 stitches on the right side

 

Row 1 P2tog, P9. Turn

Row 2 Knit all

Row 3 P2tog, P7. Turn

Row 4 Knit all

Row 5 P2tog, P5. Turn

Row 6 Knit all

Row 7 P2tog, P to end of row

 

Cast off all sts

 

Left side of collar

 

On DPNs split 24 sts on two needles. You'll work on the 12sts closest to the button band first. Reattach yarn

 

Row 1 P2tog, P8, ssk (10)

Row 2 Knit all

Row 3 P2tog, P6, ssk (8)

Row 4 Knit all

Row 5 P2tog, P4, ssk (6)

Row 6 Knit all

Row 7 P2tog, P2, ssk (4)

 

Cast off the remaining sts

 

With the RS facing rejoin yarn.

 

Row 1 K2tog, K9. Turn

Row 2 Purl all

Row 3 K2tog, K7. Turn

Row 4 Purl all

Row 5 K2tog, K5. Turn

Row 6 Purl all

Row 7 K2tog, K to end of row

 

Cast off all sts

 

Option 2

If you want just a normal ribbed collar then pick up the same amount of stitches along the neck but with the RS facing.

 

K2, P2 all the way around.

 

Keep doing this until your satisfied with the height of the rib then cast off.

 

Block all your pieces, sew up and weave in all the ends.

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