Thursday, December 8, 2011

Free Knitting Pattern Top Down Cardigan

This is a beautiful cardigan pattern that can be
easily customized accordingly to your needs
for girl or boy; with short or long sleeves etc






I wrote it while knitting so if you find any mistakes please let me know.
You can vary it - add long sleeves, frills, appliqu├ęs etc etc

  There is a pattern, very similar, and adult size HERE

Finished Size: 19 (21, 23)" chest circumference,
to fit 3–6 (9–12, 18–24) months. Sweater shown
measures 21".
Yarn: Double Knitting yd [115 m]/50 g; ):
4 (4, 5) balls.
Needles: Body—size 4 (3.5 mm):
Adjust needle size if necessary to
obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m);
Gauge: 23 sts and 33 rows


Stitch Guide:
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Notes
• This sweater is worked from the top down in one piece. Body is picked up and worked downward after the sleeves
is completed.
• Keep the first and last five stitches in garter stitch throughout for front bands.
• A Make button holes every 20 rows starting from the 1st one indicated in the pattern


Top Body
Neckband: CO 70 (75, 80) sts.
Knit  3 rows,at the end of the 4th, knit to last 5 sts.
K1, yarn over needle, k 2 tog k2. Do this every 20 rows for buttonholes)
Knit 4 rows.
Next row: (RS) Knit and inc 10 (11, 12) sts evenly across 80 (86, 92) sts.

Yoke:
Establish patt and shape raglan:
Row 1: (and all odd numbered rows)(WS) Purl.

Row 2: (RS) K5 (front band; see Notes) K 12 (14, 14) sts,
k1f&b, ( knit one stitch in the front of stitch on left handed needles and knit one in the back of same stitch – you are increasing a stitch)
place marker (pm),  
k1f&b, k8 (8, 10), k1f&b, pm,
k1f&b, k22 (24, 26), k1f&b, pm,
k1f&b, k8 (8, 10), k1f&b,pm,
k1f&b, K 12 (14, 14) sts,
k5(front band)—8 sts increased.

Row 3: Keeping front bands in garter st. P

Row 4: K5, k12 12 (14, 14) , *knit to 1 st
before m, k1f&b, sl m, k1f&b; rep from * 3 times, knit to
last 17 (19, 19) sts, K 12 (14, 14)  k5—
8 sts increased.

Cont in patt and rep last 2 rows 17 (19, 21) more times, ending
with a RS row—232 (254, 276) sts total: 62 (68, 74) sts for
back, 48 (52, 58) sts for each sleeve, and 37 (41, 43) sts for
each front. Work 1 row even.

Divide sleeves and body: (RS)



Sleeves

Knit to first marker,
Knit across 1st sleeve (sts between 1st and 2nd marker0
continue on these sts 48 (52, 58) and knit 10 rows in stocking stitch (1 row K 1 row P)
Knit 10 rows in garter stitch (k both sides)
Cast off
Rejoin yarn and knit to next marker (that’s the back)
Then knit to the 4th marker and turn, knitting on these 48 (52, 58) sts that are the other sleeve
K 10 rows in stocking stitch and 10 rows in garter stitch.
Cast off.

Bottom Body

Rejoin yarn to remaining 37 (41, 43) sts (the other front) turn and knit across all remaining stitches so that you have a front, 37 (41, 43) sts  the back: 62 (68, 74) sts and the other front 37 (41, 43) sts.

Knit until back measures 9 (10, 11½)" from CO, measured straight
down back, ending with a RS row. Knit 7 rows. In garter stitch.
Cast off all sts.


Finishing
Weave in loose ends, sew up underarms, add buttons
FINISHED!!!!


1 comment:

lidfilo said...

Muchas gracias!!!
Lidia