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Baby Cardi

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Voilá! One tiny raglan cardigan sweater completed. DK yarn knit on US 2 needles gave teeny stitches and a slightly stiff fabric. The pattern was based on a baby sweater knitted by my friend’s grandmother and has no seams. Seamless sweaters rock. Giftee to a friend for her new baby boy, I hope she likes it.

Here’s the pdf pattern.

Here it is on Ravelry.

Materials:
24” (or longer) US 2 circular needles
Set of 5 US 2 dpns
1 skein dk weight yarn
Gauge:
8.25 sts = 1” in stockinette stitch
Body
Neckband
Cast on 90 sts on US2 needle.
Rows 1, 3: K2, P2 across
Rows 2, 4: P2, K2 across
Row 5: Work eye­lets as follows: *K2, YO, K2 tog; rep from * 22 times, K2.
Rows 6, 8: P2, K2 across
Rows 7, 9: K2, P2 across
Row 10: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 11: K9; *M1, K6; rep from * 12x, M1, K9 (103 sts).
Row 12: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
Begin Raglan Shaping
Row 13: K20, YO, K2, YO, K10, YO, K2, YO, K35, YO, K2, YO, K10, YO, K2, YO, K20 (111sts.)
Row 14: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 15: K21, YO, K2, YO, K12, YO, K2, YO, K37, YO, K2, YO, K12, YO, K2, YO, K21. (119 sts).
Row 16: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
Repeat pattern developed in rows 15 and 16 (YO before and after each K2) until raglan measures 4½ in (19X, 255 sts), ending with a P row.
Place sts for sleeves on holders
K43 (to 2nd eyelet of 1st raglan). Place next 44 stitches on holder. K 81 (to 2nd eyelet of 3rd raglan). Place next 44 stitches on holder. K43.
Finish Body
Row 1: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
Row 2: K
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 5 in. until sweater measures 9 ½ in. from top.
Garter Stitch Edging
K every row for ¾ in. (9 rows)
Bind off loosely on wrong side.
Sleeves
Pick up and divide 44 stitches evenly on 4 dpns. Place marker at beginning of round. Using 5th needle, K from dpns, starting with right-most st. Join with first st on dpns and K around until sleeve measures 4 ½ in.
Garter Stitch Edging
Round 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: P
Round 2, 4, 6, 8: K Bind off loosely in K
Finishing
Weave in ends, and block.

Special Techniques
M1 increase: Insert left needle front to back under the horizontal bar that lies between the two sts. Knit into the back of the stitch

Action Shot!

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Author: Jennifer

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4 thoughts on “Baby Cardi

  1. This looks lovely, but please can you give us the sizing for the blocking? I can’ seem to find any ages/sizing in your post :(
    Thanks lots,
    Leanne x

  2. Another Leanne that couldn’t find what age the cardi is for. It’s very lovely though! I might just knit anyway :)

  3. I’m so sorry. This was made so long ago and gifted, so I have no idea what the finished measurements are. Based on the math (#stitches/gauge), the sweater should measure about 10-inches across and 9.5-inches neck to hem. Here’s a pic of a newborn in the finished sweater – http://jenniferhoel.wordpress.com/2006/04/25/action-shot/

  4. I’m so sorry. This was made so long ago and gifted. Based on the math (#stitches/gauge), the sweater should measure about 10-inches across and 9.5-inches neck to hem. Here’s a pic of a newborn in the finished sweater – http://jenniferhoel.wordpress.com/2006/04/25/action-shot/. Hope this helps.

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