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Free Knitting Pattern

Playful Stripes Cardigan

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®

Lion Brand Yarn

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Pattern Number: 81026AD
Image of Playful Stripes Cardigan

This as an adorable striped cardi for any child!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE:
2 (4, 6, 8) years
Finished Chest 23 (26 1/2, 29 3/4, 32 3/4) in. [58.5 (67.5, 75.5, 83) cm]
Finished Length 13 (14, 15, 17) in. [33 (35.5, 38, 43) cm]
CORRECTIONS: None

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MATERIALS QTY ALT QTY
 · 
830-123 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Seaspray (A) 1 (1,2,2) 
 · 
830-098 Cotton-Ease: Sand (B) 1 (1,2,2) 
 · 
830-187 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Golden Glow (C) 1 (1,2,2) 
 · 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm] 1  
 · 
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) 1  
·5 buttons 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter

Color (A)
Cotton-Ease®

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Color (B)
Cotton-Ease®

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Color (C)
Cotton-Ease®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below


Cotton-Ease®
 Almond  Snow Cherry  Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut  Cactus  Plum
Almond Snow Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Plum
 Turquoise  Stone  Charcoal Violet  Lime
Turquoise Stone Charcoal Violet Lime

Playful Stripes Cardigan
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in pattern stitch. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

K1, p1 Rib
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the k sts and p the p sts.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.

NOTES:

Color Stripe Pattern
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): With B, knit.
Rows 2 and 4: With B, purl.
Rows 5-12: With C, knit.
Rows 13 and 15: With B, knit.
Rows 14 and 16: With B, purl.
Rows 17-24: With A, knit (Garter st).
Rep Rows 1-24 for Color Stripe Pattern.

BACK
With A, cast on 60 (68, 76, 84) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. [2.5 cm], end with a RS row. Purl 1 row, then work in Color Stripe Pattern until piece measures 12 1/2 (13 1/2, 14 1/2, 16 1/2) in. [32 (34.5, 37, 42) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Continue in Color Stripe Pattern across 17 (20, 24, 27) sts. Join second ball of yarn and bind off center 26 (28, 28, 30) sts, work across remaining 17 (20, 24, 27) sts. Working both sides at same time, work even in pattern until piece measures 13 (14, 15, 17) in. [33 (35.5, 38, 43) cm] from beg. Bind off.


LEFT FRONT
With A, cast on 28 (32, 36, 40) sts. Work as for Back until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 15) in. [28 (30.5, 33, 38) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Bind off 7 (8, 8, 9) sts. Continue working in pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 4 times – 17 (20, 24, 27) sts. Work even in pattern until piece measures same length as Back. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.


SLEEVES
With A, cast on 32 (32, 36, 36) sts. Work k1, p1 Rib and Color Stripe Pattern as for Back, AT THE SAME TIME, increase 1 st each side every 4th row 9 (10, 8, 10) times, every 6th row 4 (4, 7, 7) times – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts. Work even in pattern until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14) in. [28 (30.5, 33, 35.5) cm] from beg. Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband
From RS with A and beg at Right Front, pick up 66 (70, 70, 74) sts around neck edge.
Row 1: Knit, dec 1 st at center back – 65 (69, 69, 73) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. [2.5 cm]. Bind off.
Buttonband
From RS with A, pick up 61 (65, 71, 81) sts along Right Front edge for boys or Left Front edge for girls.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. [2.5 cm] Bind off.
Buttonhole Band
From RS with A, pick up 61 (65, 71, 81) sts along opposite Front edge and work 4 rows in k1, p1 Rib.
Buttonhole Row: K 1 (3, 2, 1), k2tog, yo, *k 12 (12, 14, 17), k2tog, yo, rep from *; end k 2 (4, 3, 2).
Bind off. Mark Front and Back edges 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 6 3/4) in. [14 (15, 16.5, 17) cm] from shoulder seams. Sew Sleeves between markers. Sew Sleeve, underarm and side seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.


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