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Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan

Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan
Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan
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Get knitting with an easy pattern that will be perfect for the newest addition to your family. The Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan will keep your baby wonderfully warm. This knitted cardigan pattern is perfect for beginning knitters, since it is all in the garter stitch. If you want to learn how to knit a cardigan, this is definitely the pattern for you. After all, what could be more fun than knitting for babies? The simplicity of this pattern means that it will look great on any child, regardless of gender, and gives you lots of room to add little touches of your own to the cardigan.

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Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm

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

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I love that this pattern is easiest enough for a beginner to tackle. Great way to learn how to knit a sweater. I will be making this for a friend's new grandbaby. I think to make it my own, I will be adding some crocheted flowers and buttoms unique. When I find a super easy and quick pattern I like to make a couple to donate to hospital for mama's that have no special things to dress baby in.

This looks perfect for a beginner, which my sister is and she has a grandbaby due this month!! Will get her started on this...thx

Brilliant easy pattern I made this for my baby Granddaughter.

Garter stitch is my favorite pattern because it means plain knitting! This pattern is great because the first three inches of the back, front and sleeve are knitted separately in garter stitch, which means they can be knit while watching TV! But knitting the rest of it will need special dedicated time as there is a lot of decreasing going on to shape the sweater

I just made this cardigan for my new nephew--he looks so cute in it!

Your link does not download - it keeps timing out - I really would like this pattern

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Hand Knitted Baby Cardigan Pattern By Popular Demand! This is in one size only - takes for ever to figure out other sizes! For chest 10" - finished measurements about 14" Sleeve 3" You will need: 2 balls of a soft yarn that woks with 3.25mm (US 3 Needles) A button tension is 25sts and 50 rows for a 4x4 inch square If you are a beginner you may not understand this pattern - for more experienced knitters, I am sure you will see the 'pattern' of the decrease rows forming the raglan) I think this was originally a Debbie Bliss pattern i had written down somewhere so please forgive me if there are any mistakes - as i keep saying, I am hopeless at writing down patterns and i just had some notes on a scrap of paper! Back cast on 45 sts knit until back measures 3" ending with a wrong side row cast off 4 sts at beginning of next 2 rows leave remaining 37 sts on a spare needle sleeves (I knit both at the same time) cast on 29 sts K 7 rows increase:* k3, m1, k to last 4 sts m1, k3 knit 7 rows* repeat * to * until there are 35 sts knit until sleeve measures 3" ending with a wrong side row cast off 4 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows leave remaining 27 sts on a spare needle Left Front cast on 25 sts Knit for 3" ending with a wrong side row cast off 4 sts at begining on next row k1 row leave remaining 21 sts on a spare needle Right front cast on 25 knit for 3" ending with a right side row cast off 4 stst at beginning of next row you have 21 sts. Keep these sts on your needle knit across the stitches of the right front. knit across stitches on spare needle of the right sleeve knit across sts from the back knit across sts from the left sleeve knit across sts form left front You should now have 133 sts (i hope!) knit 2 rows. (or 1 row depending which side you want the buttonhole on) button hole row k2, k2tog, yard over needle, k to end knit K18, k2tog, k2, skpo( slip1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over) k21,k2tog,k2,skpo, k31,k2tog,k2,skpo, k21 == ,k2tog,k2,skpo,k18, k3 rows k17,k2tog,k2,skpo, k19,k2tog,k2,skpo, k2 == 9,k2tog,k2,skpo, k19,k2tog,k2,skpo,k17 knit 3 rows K16, k2tog,, k2, skpo, k17, k2tog, k2, skpo, k27, k2tog, k2, skpo, k17. k2tog,k2, skpo, k16, knit 3 rows you see a pattern forming? continue in this way keeping the k3 rows after the decreases until you have 93 sts. now use the same decrease method but on every following right side row until there are 61 sts left knit 3 rows. cast off

i am trying to open the link for the pattern but cant get it open. where can i get it . please help

I really enjoyed knitting this little coat,the pattern was easy to follow and it looks brill.

I'm a fairly experienced knitter and I'm not even going to TRY this pattern. The instructions are too confusing and there are plenty of patterns with very clear/professional instructions. Sorry

not sure what you are going on about-this pattern was remarkably clear-I made 2 in less than a week for my god daughter who is having twins. They worked out so well, i've taken the pattern to my knitting group to make for the hospitals. I think its unfair of you to blame the designer for your lack of skills or understanding of the pattern.


Hello I am really struggling with the decreasing element of this pattern. I have read and re-read the pattern, but I cannot see how it works. There are way too many stitches left, soI'm guessing that part of it must be repeated. Help, please!! Thanks Vanessa


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