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Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern- a fast and easy knitting pattern for a classic Garter Stitch cardigan.

Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

This Garter Stitch baby cardigan is ideal for beginner knitters. It is knit in one piece (from the bottom up), then folded over and seamed. The ties are knit separately and then sewn on. No buttons or buttonholes are needed!

This classic baby cardigan is a quick knit and it makes a great gift!

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Knitting techniques used in this pattern

Cast on, cast off

Knit stitch

KFB- knit in the front and the back of a stitch. This increases 1 stitch.

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Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala in Centaur (#3 yarn weight, DK weight yarn) 1 skein

Needles: Size US 6 single point knitting needles

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4″ in stockinette st.

Sizes: 3 months, 6 months (in parenthesis)

Pattern instructions:

BACK

Cast on 47 (53) sts.
Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) until the piece measures 5 (6) inches from the cast-on edge.

SHAPE SLEEVES

Cast on 8 (9) sts at beg of next 6 rows. 95 (107) sts.
Place marker at end of the last row.
Continue in Garter stitch for 28 (32) more rows from marker, ending on a wrong side row.

DIVIDE FOR FRONTS

Next row: (right side). Knit 39 (44) sts. Slip these sts onto a stitch holder for the
Right Front. Cast off next 17 (19) sts for back neck edge. Knit to the end of the row for Left Front.


LEFT FRONT

Continue knitting on 39 (44) sts as follows:
Work 3 rows even in Garter stitch.
Shape neck: Next row: (RS). K1. Kfb. Knit to the end of the row. **

Work 3 rows in Garter stitch. Rep the last 4 rows 3 (4) times more, then increase at neck, as before, on every right side row 5 times more. 48 (54) sts.
Work 1 row even in Garter stitch.

SHAPE SLEEVE

Cast off 8 (9) sts at beg of the next and the following wrong side rows twice more. 24 (27) sts.
Work 2 rows even in Garter stitch, ending on a wrong side row and place a marker at end of the last row.
Knit each row until the work from the marker measures the same length as the Back to last row. Bind off.**

RIGHT FRONT

(wrong side). Join yarn to 39 (44) sts on the holder.
Work 3 rows even in Garter stitch.
Shape neck: Next row: (right side). Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1.
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Work 2 rows even in Garter stitch.
Shape sleeve: Cast off 8 (9) sts at beginning of the next and the following right side rows twice more. 24 (27) sts.
Work 3 rows even in Garter stitch, ending on a wrong side row, and place marker at the end of the last row.
Work from *** to *** as given for Left Front.

FINISHING

Sew the side and the sleeve seams.

Neck Ties (make 2): Cast on 47 sts. Cast off. Sew 1 Tie to each corner of neck edge. Weave in ends.

Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern
Beginner Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern

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