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knit in Calico™
Skill level: Easy

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 Calico    

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Our easy child’s cardigan in Calico is knit in a ridge pattern and has rolled collar, cuffs and hem. Big, bold buttons add pizzazz.

 

Shown in children’s size 4

 

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SIZES

Directions are for children’s size 2.  Changes for sizes 4, 6 and 8 are in parentheses.

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest (closed) – 28 (30-32-34)”

Length – 15 1/2(16 1/2-17 1/2-18 1/2)” including rolled edge

Note:  This garment was designed with an oversized fit.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.

 

MATERIALS

8(9-10-12) Balls BERROCO CALICO (50 grs), #1836 Purple Power

Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 and 9 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Five 1 1/4” buttons

 

GAUGE

18 sts = 4”;  29 rows = 4” in Ridge Pat on size 9 needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

RIDGE PATTERN

Row 1 (RS):  Purl.

Row 2:  Purl.

Row 3:  Knit.

Row 4:  Purl.

Rep these 4 rows for Ridge Pat.

 

BACK

With larger needles, cast on 63(67-73-77) sts.  Work even in St st for 1”, end on WS.  Work even in Ridge Pat until piece measures 9 3/4(10 1/2-11-11 1/2)” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until armholes measure 5 1/4(5 1/2-6-6 1/2)”, end on WS.

Shape Neck and Shoulders:  Next Row (RS):  Work 21(22-25-27) sts, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 21(23-23-23) sts, work to end.  Working both sides at once, dec 1 st at each neck edge EVERY row twice.  When armholes measure 5 3/4(6-6 1/2-7)”, end on WS.  Bind off 19(20-23-25) sts each side for shoulders.

 

LEFT FRONT

With larger needles, cast on 32(35-37-39) sts.  Work even in St st for 1”, end on RS.  Cast on 4 sts at beg of the next WS row – 36(39-41-43) sts.  Work even in Ridge Pat until piece measures 9 3/4(10 1/2-11-1 1/2)” from beg, end on same row as back.  Mark end of last row for beg of armhole.  Work even until armhole measures 3 3/4(4-4 1/2-5)”, end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Bind off 5(7-6-6) sts at beg of the next row, then bind off 5 sts at neck edge every WS row once, bind off 4 sts once, then dec 1 st at neck edge every WS row 3 times – 19(20-23-25) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 5 3/4(6-6 1/2-7)”, end on same row as back.  Bind off for shoulder.  Mark position of 5 buttons evenly spaced along front edge, the first  3/4” above 4 cast-on sts at bottom, the last  3/4” below beg of neck shaping and the others evenly spaced between.

 

RIGHT FRONT

With larger needles, cast on 32(35-37-39) sts.  Work even in St st for 1”, end on WS.  Cast on 4 sts at beg of next RS row – 36(39-41-43) sts.  Work even in Ridge Pat for  3/4”, end on Row 2.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  K3, bind off 2 sts, k to end.

Following Row:  Purl, casting on 2 sts over sts bound off on previous row.  Complete to correspond to left front, working neck shaping at beg of RS rows and making 4 more buttonholes opposite markers.  Sew shoulder seams.

 

SLEEVES

With RS facing, using larger needles, pick up and k52(54-58-64) sts along armhole edge between markers.  Purl 1 row.  Work even in Ridge Pat for 6 rows, end on WS.  Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every  3/4(1- 3/4- 3/4)” 10(10-12-14) times more –30(32-32-34) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 10 1/2(11 1/2-12-13)”, end on WS.  Work even in St st for 1”, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

FINISHING

Sew side and sleeve seams reversing seams over St st at lower edges.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg 4 sts in from right front edge, pick up and k19 sts along right front neck edge, 30(32-32-32) sts along back neck edge, then 19 sts along left front neck edge to 4 sts from in from left front edge – 68(70-70-70) sts.  Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 1”, end on WS.  Bind off.  Sew on buttons.