Saturday, February 26, 2011

Free Pattern! Basic Newborn Cardigan with matching hat!

 Basic Newborn Cardigan
©2011 Angelbibity Designs

Size 0-3 months

What you'll need:
Worsted weight yarn, 200 yards for cardigan
Size 8 (5mm) needles, one set of straight or a circular and a set of DPNs or a long circular for magic loop
Stitch markers
Scrap yarn
Yarn needle
Three buttons, one-half to one inch size

Gauge:

Neck and Sleeve Shaping:
Using straight or circular needle, cast on 45 sts
Rows 1-3: K to end of row
Row 4: K9, PM, K6, PM, K15, PM, K6, PM, K9
Row 5 (Right Side): K2, YO, K2tog, *K to 1 st before next marker, YO, K1, Sl M, K1, YO, repeat from * to end
Row 6 (Wrong Side) and all even rows through 24: K4, P to last 4 sts, K4
Rows 7, 9 and 11: *K to one st before marker, YO, K1, Sl M, K1, YO, repeat from * to end
Row 13: K2, YO, K2tog, *K to 1 st before next marker, YO, K1, Sl M, K1, YO, repeat from * to end
Rows 15, 17 and 19: *K to one st before marker, YO, K1, Sl M, K1, YO, repeat from * to end
Row 21: K2, YO, K2tog, *K to 1 st before next marker, YO, K1, Sl M, K1, YO, repeat from * to end
Row 23: K to end of row
Row 25: (remove all stitch markers as you get to them) K18, transfer next 24 sts to scrap yarn, K33, transfer next 24 sts to scrap yarn, K18
Row 26 (Wrong Side): K all sts,

Body:
Row 27: Knit all stitches.
Row 28:  K4, Purl to last 4 stitches, K4
Repeat Rows 27 & 28 18 times or until desired length.
When desired length is reached, K 4rows and BO loosely.

Sleeve:
Remove 24 sts from scrap yarn and divide evenly over DPNs or longer circular for magic loop.
Beginning at underarm, Pick up and knit 2 stitches, place marker, pick up and knit 2 more stitches( total of 4 stitches picked up), continue knitting rest of stitches.
Sleeve rounds 1-18: K all sts
Rnd 19: P all sts
Rounds 20-23: knit all stitches
24: Purl
25: knit
26: Purl
27: Knit
Bind off loosely

Weave in all loose ends. Attach buttons. DONE!

Matching Hat
Size 8 DPNs

Cast on 60 stitches.  Join in the round.  Place marker to indicate beginning of round.

Round 1:  Knit All Stitches
Round 2:  Purl All Stitches
Round 3:  Knit All Stitches
Round 4:  Purl All Stitches
Round 5:  Knit All Stitches
Round 6:  Purl All Stitches
Rounds 7-10:  Knit all stitches
Round 11:  Purl All Stitches
Continue Knitting each Round until Piece measures 4 ½ inches from cast on edge.  Begin Decrease Section.

Decrease Section:
1:  *K4, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of round.
2 and all even rounds:  Knit to end of round.
3: *K3, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of round.
5: *K2, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of round.
7:  *K1, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of round.
9:  K2tog to end of round.
11:  K2tog to end of round.

Cut yarn 6" long and pull through remaining 5 stitches.
Pull tail to the inside and weave in all ends.

2 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous sweater and hat. Love that it's not too bulky, has wonderful lines, top-down, for any baby. Great work. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

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  2. Thank you very much! I'm a beginner with a granddaughter on the way! Wish me luck! 🙋❤️🇨🇦

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