Spring Baby Cardi - Free Pattern April 4, 2022 19:03

The body of the Spring Baby Cardi is worked in one piece from the bottom up to the underarms, then the back and fronts are worked separately to the shoulders with modified-drop shaping. Shoulders are seamed. The sleeves are worked flat, then set into the armholes and seamed.

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Construction Notes
- The body is worked as one piece from the bottom up. At the under arms, stitches are bound off for the underarms as the back and fronts are divided. The fronts and back are worked simultaneously from the underarm to the shoulders, using three separate balls of yarn.
- The sleeves are worked flat from the cuff up.
- Shoulders are seamed then the sides of the sleeves are seamed and set into the armholes. Buttonbands are added and buttons are attached.

Sizes
Newborn (3, 6, 12, 18, 24) months

Finished Measurements
Chest Circumference: 18 (19, 20¼, 21½, 22¾, 24)" / 45.5 (48.5, 51.5, 54.5, 58, 61) cm, buttoned.

Yarn
Worsted weight (CYCA #4 Medium)
about 250 (275, 325, 360, 400, 460) yds / 230 (250, 300, 330, 370, 420) m.
Shown in: Classic Elite's Classic Silk (50% cotton, 30% silk, 20% nylon; 135 yds / 124 m, 50 g): 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls
Color Shown: #6509 Old Lilac

Knitting Needles
Size US 5 / 3.75 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
Three 5/8" / 23 mm buttons
tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Ribbing Pattern. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Notes

- The first sleeve may be used as a gauge swatch.
- Be careful to wash and dry your ribbing swatch before measuring gauge.
- This ribbing pattern pulls in more than the lace pattern with some yarns. If this is problem, using a smaller needle size for the 13 rows of the Lace Pattern is recommended.
- Three separate balls will be needed for the body. If fewer than three balls are required for your project, divide them into three balls before casting on the body.

Pattern

Sleeves (make 2)
CO 39 (39, 39, 45, 45, 45) sts.

Begin Lace Edging
Work Rows 1–13 of Lace Edging Patt.

Change to Ribbing
Work even in Ribbing Patt for 3 rows, ending after a WS row.

Shape Sleeve
Inc Row (RS): K1, m1, work as est to last st, m1, k1—2 sts inc'd.
Work 7 rows even in patt as est.
Rep the last 8 rows 1 (2, 3, 2, 3, 5) more times, working inc'd sts into ribbing patt as they become available—43 (45, 47, 51, 53, 57) sts.

Cont working even in patt as est until piece meas 6 (6½, 7½, 8, 8½, 9)"
/ 15 (16.5, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm from beg, ending after a WS row.

BO all sts in patt.


Body
CO 87 (93, 99, 105, 111, 117) sts.

Begin Lace Edging
Work Rows 1–13 of Lace Edging Patt.

Change to Ribbing
Work even in Ribbing Patt until piece meas 5¾ (6, 6½, 7, 7½, 8)" / 14.5 (15, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.5) cm from beg, ending after a WS row.

Divide for Armholes
Next Row (RS): Work 15 (18, 22, 21, 24, 28) sts for Right Front, join second ball of yarn, BO 9 (9, 7, 9, 9, 7) sts, work 39 (39, 41, 45, 45, 47) sts for Back, join third ball of yarn, BO 9 (9, 7, 9, 9, 7) sts, work rem 15 (18, 22, 21, 24, 28) sts to end for Left Front.

Cont working all pieces at the same time, with separate balls of yarn until armholes meas 2¾" / 7 cm from divide, ending after a WS row.

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Shape Front Neck:
Row 1 (RS): On Right Front BO 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts, work across all pieces to end.
Row 2 (WS): On Left Front BO 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) sts, work across all sts to end—10 (13, 17, 16, 18, 21) sts rem each Front; 39 (39, 41, 45, 45, 47) sts on Back.
Row 3: On Right Front BO 1 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, work to end.
Row 4: On Left Front BO 1 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, work to end—9 (10, 13, 12, 13, 16) sts rem each Front; 39 (39, 41, 45, 45, 47) sts on Back.

Neck Dec Row (RS): On Right Front, k1, ssk, work to last 3 sts on Left Front, k2tog, k1—1 st dec’d each Front.
Next Row (WS): Work in Ribbing Patt as est.
Rep the last 2 rows 1 (2, 4, 3, 4, 6) more time(s)—7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts rem each Front.

Cont working even in Ribbing Patt until armholes meas 4¼ (4½, 4¾, 5, 5¼, 5¾)" / 11 (11.5, 12, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5) cm from divide, ending after a WS row.

BO all sts in patt.

Finishing
Block pieces to measurements.

Seaming
Sew shoulder seams.
Sew BO edge of sleeve to selvedge edge of armhole.
Sew armhole BO edges to selvedge edges of sleeves.
Sew sleeve seams.

Button Band
With RS facing, beg at neck edge of Left Front, pick-up and knit 42 (43, 46, 48, 51, 53) sts evenly to lower edge.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): Knit.
BO all sts knitwise.

Buttonhole Band
With RS facing, beg at lower right front edge, pick up and knit 42 (43, 46, 48, 51, 53) sts evenly to neck edge.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Knit to last 22 sts, yo, k2tog, *k7, yo, k2tog; rep from * once more, k2.

BO all sts knitwise.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Neck Trim
With RS facing, pick up and
knit 40 (42, 46, 52, 54, 60) sts evenly around neck edge.
(WS) Knit 1 row
(RS) Knit 1 row.
(WS) BO all sts knitwise.

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Pattern Stitches

Lace Edging Pattern:
(multiple of 6 sts + 9)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K2, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4 and all future WS rows: Purl.
Row 5: K3, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 7: K2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 9: K1, k2tog, yo, k3, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo,
ssk, k1.
Row 11: Rep Row 3.
Row 13: Rep Row 5.
Work Rows 1–13 for Lace Edging Patt.

Ribbing Pattern:
(multiple of 6 sts + 3)
Row 1 (WS): P3, *k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (RS): K3, *p1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Ribbing.

 

Abbreviations

approx: approximately
beg: begin(ning)
BO: bind off
CO: cast on
cont: continue
dec('d): decreas(ed)
inc('d): increas(ed)
k: knit
k2tog: knit 2 sts together (1 st dec'd)
m1 (make 1): insert left-hand needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st, from the front to the back, knit through the back loop (1 st inc'd).
meas: measures
p: purl
rem: remain(ning)
rep: repeat
RS: right side
sk2p (slip, knit 2, pass): Slip 1 st knitwise, from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle, k2tog, pass slipped st over knit st created by k2tog (2 sts decreased).
ssk (slip, slip, knit): slip 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the right-hand needle; return sts to left-hand needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops (1 st dec'd)
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side
yo: Yarn over (1 st increased).