Sep 11, 2016

Baby Cardigan

Baby Cardigan

Welcoming a baby into this world with lovely hand knits is one of the ways to show the depth of your loved for the new addition to the world. This month of September, we at KB are going to bring you baby knits that you can knit for the precious new bundle.

LOOM:  All-n-One Loom, 81 pegs.

YARN: Approx 210 yards of pure  Merino Superwash worsted weight yarn.  Malabrigo Rios in Teal Feather was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle.

GAUGE: 11 sts x 22 rows= 2 inches in garter stitch

SIZE:  0-3 months.

ABBREVIATIONS


Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BBO=Basic bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

k2tog=knit two stitches together

CDD=Centered double decrease. Decreasing from 3 stitches down to 1. It is over 3 pegs, pegs are numbered as follows: PEG 3, PEG 2, PEG 1 (Peg 1 is on the right and peg 3 on the left). Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Take working yarn behind peg 1 and peg 2, knit peg 3. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Lift bottommost two stitches (loops) up and off the peg. See video.

A video posted by Chubbette (@purlingsprite) on


YO=Yarn over (ewrap the empty peg, on next row, undo ewrap and place this strand of yarn in front of the peg and treat it as a stitch)

Rep=Repeat

Rem=remain

w&t=Wrap and turn

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INSTRUCTIONS

Set knitting loom to work a flat panel over 81 pegs.

Row 1 should be from right to left.

Row 1, 3, 5, 7: k to end of row.

Row 2, 4, 6: p to end of row.

Row 8: p5, k to last 5 sts, p5.

Row 9: k5, *k1, yo, k3, CDD, k3, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, k5.

Rep Row 8 and Row 9: 12 more times.

Next row: Rep Row 8.

Next row: k9, CDD, *k7, CDD; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9. (67 sts rem on loom). 

From this point forward, you will work 3 separate panels, two front panels and the back panel: divided as follows: 17 sts, 33 sts, and 17 sts.

Right side panel

With yarn coming from the first peg, work on the first 17 pegs as follows:

Next row: p to end.

Next row: k to end.

Repeat last two rows: 12 more times (total of 24 rows, creating 12 garter stitch ridges).

Next row: k12, w&t.

Next row: p12.

Next row: k9, w&t.

Next row: p9.

BBO.

Back Panel

Place yarn on peg 18, work on next panel from peg 18 to peg 50.

Next row: p33.

Next row: k33. 

Rep last two rows: 14 more times (total of 28 rows, creating 14 garter stitch ridges).

BBO.

Left side panel

Place yarn on peg 81, work this last panel on remaining 17 stitches.

Next row: p to end.

Next row: k to end. 

Rep last two rows: 12 more times (total of 24 rows, creating 12 garter stitch ridges).

Next row: k12, w&t.

Next row: p12.

Next row: k9, w&t.

Next row: p9.

BBO.

sweater-panels

 Sleeves

(make 2)

CO 34 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k to end.

Row 2: p to end.

Rep Row 1 and Row 2: 4 more times.

Next 4 rows: k to end.

*Next row: k2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Next 3 rows: k to end*.

Rep from * to * until 28 sts rem.

Next 8 rows: k  to end.

Next row: p to end.

Next row: k to end.

Rep last two rows: 2 more times.

BBO. 

Wet block all pieces before assembly. To accentuate the peaks of the lace, pin down the peaks when blocking.

ASSEMBLY

button-closureMattress stitch seam the shoulders first: approx 1.5 inches, leaving the rest open for the neck opening.

Mattress stitch the sleeves to armholes. Mattress stitch down the sleeve.

Secure a small button on the right side corner of the front panel.

Button loop: Using a crochet hook and yarn, crochet a chain (approx 6 chains) to the top corner of the right side front panel.

Weave ends in.

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Do you have a breakdown of the CDD?

  • Centered double decrease. Decreasing from 3 stitches down to 1. It is over 3 pegs, pegs are numbered as follows: PEG 3, PEG 2, PEG 1 (Peg 1 is on the right and peg 3 on the left). Move stitch from peg 1 to peg 2. Take working yarn behind peg 1 and peg 2, knit peg 3. Move stitch from peg 3 over to peg 2. Lift bottommost two stitches (loops) up and off the peg.

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