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Maeve

knit in Calico™ and Cotton Twist®
Skill level: Easy

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Our easy child’s cardigan is knit in reverse stockinette stitch in Calico with Cotton Twist button bands. 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 – 13(14-15-16)”

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

 

MATERIALS

6(6-7-8) Balls BERROCO CALICO (50 grs), #1821 Lime Rickey

2 Hanks BERROCO COTTON TWIST (50 grs), #8349 Sassafras

Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 and 10 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Five 1 1/4” buttons

 

GAUGE

18 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in Reverse St st with Calico on size 10 needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

BACK

With smaller needles, using Cotton Twist, cast on 63(67-73-77) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1 1/4” from beg, end on WS.  Change to larger needles and Calico and k 2 rows.  Beg with a p row, work in Reverse St st until piece measures 7 1/4(8-8 1/2-9)” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until armholes measure 5 3/4(6-6 1/2-7)”, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

LEFT FRONT

With smaller needles, using Cotton Twist, cast on 31(33-35-37) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 1 1/4”, end on WS decreasing 1 st at end of last row – 30(32-34-36) sts.  Change to larger needles and Calico and k 2 rows.  Beg with a p row, work in Reverse St st until piece measures 7 1/4(8-8 1/2-9)” from beg, end on WS.  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 sts at beg of the next row, bind off 3(4-3-3) sts at same edge once, then dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 3 times – 19(20-23-25) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 5 3/4(6-6 1/2-7)”, end on WS.  Bind off for shoulder.

 

RIGHT FRONT

Work to correspond to left front, working neck shaping at beg of RS rows.  Sew shoulder seams.

SLEEVES

With RS facing, using larger needles and Calico, pick up and k51(53-57-63) sts along armhole edge between markers.  Beg with a k row, work even in Reverse St st for 7 rows, end on WS.  Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every  1/2” 10(10-12-14) times more – 29(31-31-33) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 9 3/4(10 3/4-11 1/4-12 1/4)”, end on RS.  P 1 row.  Change to smaller needles and Cotton Twist and work in ribbing same as back for 1 1/4”, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.

 

FINISHING

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband:  With RS facing, using smaller needles and Cotton Twist, beg at right front edge, pick up and k75(77-77-77) sts around entire neck to left front edge.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as for back for 1 1/4”, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.

Left Frontband:  With RS facing, using smaller needles and Cotton Twist, beg at top of neckband, pick up and k71(75-79-83) sts along left front edge.  Work same as neckband.

Right Frontband:  Beg at lower edge, work same as left frontband for  1/2”, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Work 4 sts, bind off 3 sts, * work 12(13-14-15) sts, bind off 3 sts, rep from * 3 times more, work to end.

Following Row:  Work in ribbing as established, cast on 3 sts over each group of sts bound off on previous row.  Complete same as left frontband.  Sew on buttons.