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Fanciful Bow Tie Cardigan

Fanciful Bow Tie Cardigan

Get your little one ready for the party with the Fanciful Bow Tie Cardigan. This knit sweater pattern emanates both sophistication and utter adorableness. If you're just learning how to knit a sweater, this is a great starting place. Not only is the Fanciful Bow Tie Cardigan easy to knit, it's also less to knit. After all, it was designed with the smallest member of your family in mind. The beautifully knitted bow secured to the neckband is what makes this knitted sweater shine. Your baby is sure to steal the show in this amazing knit.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, 5 or 3.75 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

 

Materials:
Fanciful Bow Tie Cardigan
GAUGE: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.


Measurements:
To fit chest measurement
6 mos 17" [43 cm]
12 mos 18" [45.5 cm]

Finished chest
6 mos 20" [51 cm]
12 mos 21" [53.5 cm]


Abbreviations:
Alt = Alternate
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease
Inc =Increase
K = Knit
Rem = Remaining
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side


Instructions:
The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to both sizes.

Fanciful Bow Tie Cardigan Charts

BODY
Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

With smaller needles and A, cast on 120 (126) sts.
Knit 9 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS. Break A.

Change to MC and larger needles.
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 7 (8)" [18 (20.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Divide for armholes: Next row: (RS). K26 (28) (Right Front). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Cont even in stocking st on Right Front until armhole measures 2.5 (3)" [6 (7.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). K4. Slip these sts onto a safety pin (neck edge). Knit to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 (5) rows. 18 (19) sts.
Cont even in stocking st until armhole measures 4.5 (5)" [11.5 (12.5) cm] ending with a purl row. Cast off.

With RS facing, join MC to rem sts on spare needle.
Next row: Cast off 6 sts. K56 (58) (Back). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Cont even in stocking st on Back sts until armhole measures same length as Right Front to shoulder, ending with a purl row.
Next row: Cast off 18 (19) sts. Slip next 20 sts onto a st holder. Rejoin yarn and cast off rem 18 (19) sts.
With RS facing, join MC to rem sts from spare needle.
Next row: Cast off 6 sts. K26 (28) (Left Front).
Cont even in stocking st on Left Front until armhole measures 2.5 (3)" [6 (7.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Neck shaping: Next row: (RS). K22 (24) (neck edge). Turn. Slip last 4 sts onto a safety pin.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 (5) rows. 18 (19) sts.
Cont even in stocking st until armhole measures 4.5 (5)" [11.5 (12.5) cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles and A, cast on 36 (40) sts.
Knit 9 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS. Break A.

Change to MC and larger needles. Proceed in stocking st for 2 rows. Inc 1 st at each end of next row and following alt rows to 44 (48) sts, then every following 4th row until there are 54 (60) sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 5.5 (7)" [14 (18) cm] ending with a purl row. Place markers at each end of last row. Work 4 rows even. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband: With RS facing, smaller needles and A, K4 from Right Front safety pin. Pick up and knit 12 sts up Right Front neck edge. K20 from Back st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 12 sts down Left Front neck edge. K4 from Left Front safety pin. 50 sts. Work 9 rows garter st. Cast off.

RS facing, smaller needles and A, pick up and knit 62 (71) sts evenly along Right Front. Work 9 rows garter st.
Cast off purlwise.
Rep for opposite side.

Bow: With larger needles and A, cast on 18 sts. Work 2" [5 cm] in stocking st, ending with a purl row. Cast off. Wrap length of A around center of Bow and secure tightly. Sew to neckband as shown in photo.

Sew sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves placing rows above markers across cast off sts at armholes to form square armholes. Sew snap fastener to neckband to correspond to Bow.

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