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Lazy Daisy Fun Cardigan

Your little girl will love this knit cardigan pattern. Knit your cheery gal this Lazy Daisy Fun Cardigan. She'll adore the daisy pattern and the multicolored stripes on this sweater. Combine the floral patterns of summer with the rich colors of fall for the perfect back-to-school knit. Keep your little girl warm and cozy as the days get colder. She'll love to romp outside at recess in this cute cardi. You'll have plenty of time to spend on this delightful knit when she heads back to school.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm, 6 or 4 mm

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

Materials:

  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz; 161 yds/147 m) Main Color (MC) (Red) 3 (3, 4, 5) balls
  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz; 161 yds/147 m) Contrast A (Gold) 1 (1, 1, 1) ball
  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz; 161 yds/147 m) Contrast B (Dk Green) 1 (1, 1, 1) ball
  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz; 161 yds/147 m) Contrast C (Dk Grey) 1 (1, 1, 1) ball
  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz; 161 yds/147 m) Contrast D (Orange) 1 (1, 1, 1) ball
  • Sizes 3.25 mm (U.S. 3) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • St holder
  • 7 buttons

 

 

Gauge/Tension: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 

 

Measurements:

To fit chest measurement

  • 4 yrs     24 ins [61 cm]
  • 6 yrs     26 ins [66 cm]
  • 8 yrs     28 ins [71 cm]
  • 10 yrs     30 ins [76 cm]

Finished chest measurement

  • 4 yrs     29 ins [73.5 cm]
  • 6 yrs     32 ins [81 cm]
  • 8 yrs     35 ins [89 cm]
  • 10 yrs     37 ins [94 cm]

 

 

Abbreviations:

 

  • Beg = beginning
  • Ch(s) = Chain(s)
  • cont = continue(ity)
  • Dec = decrease(ing)
  • K = knit
  • P = purl
  • pat = pattern
  • rem = remain(ing)
  • rep = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

 

 


Instructions:


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger siz es the instructions will be written thus ( ).

 

 

BACK
With MC and smaller needles cast on 78 (86-90-94) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm] ending on a 2nd row and inc 2 (2-6-8) sts evenly across last row. 80 (88-96- 102) sts.

 

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). With MC, knit.
2nd row: With MC, purl.
3rd row: With D, knit.
4th row: With D, purl.
5th row: With C, knit.
6th row: With C, purl.
7th row: With B, knit.
8th row: With B, purl.
9th row: With A, knit.
10th row: With A, purl.
These 10 rows form stripe pat. Work a fur ther 10 rows stripe pat. With MC, work 14 rows stocking st. Beg on a 9th row, proceed in stripe pat until work from beg measures approx 8½ (9½-10½-11½) ins [21.5 (24- 26.5-29) cm] ending on a 6th (2nd-10th-8th) row of stripe pat.

 

Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of stripe pat, cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows 0 (2-3-4) times more. 64 (66-70-72) sts. Work 1 row even in stripe pat, ending on a 10th row of pat. With MC, work 14 rows in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME, cont dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows 4 (3-4-3) times more. 54 (58-60-64) sts. Beg on a 9th row, proceed in stripe pat for 22 (22-24-26) rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

 

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (7-7-7) sts beg next 2 rows, then 7 (7-7-8) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 28 (30-32-34) sts on a st holder.

 

 

 

LEFT FRONT
**With MC and smaller needles cast on 38 (42-46-50) sts. Work 2 ins [5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back ending on a 2nd row and inc 1 (1-1-0) st in center of last row. 39 (43-47-50) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in stripe pat as given for Back for 20 rows. With MC, work 14 rows stocking st.** Beg on a 9th row, proceed in stripe pat until work from beg measures approx 8½ (9½-10½-11½) ins [21.5 (24- 26.5-29) cm] ending on a 6th (2nd-10th-8th) row of stripe pat.

 

Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of stripe pat, cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Dec 1 st at beg of next and following alt rows 0 (2-3-4) times more. 31 (32-34- 35) sts. Work 1 row even in stripe pat, ending on a 10th row of pat. With MC, work 14 rows in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME, cont dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following alt rows 4 (3-4-3) times more. 26 (28- 29-31) sts. Beg on a 9th row, proceed in stripe pat for 6 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

 

Neck shaping: Next row: Pat across 19 (21-21-23) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem 7 (7-8-8) sts on a safety pin. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt rows 2 (3-3-4) times more. 13 (14-14-15) sts.
Work a further 7 (5-7-7) rows in stripe pat, ending with RS facing for next row.

 

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (7-7-7) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8) sts.

 

 

 

RIGHT FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front. Beg on a 9th row, proceed in stripe pat until work from beg measures approx 8½ (9½-10½-11½) ins [21.5 (24- 26.5-29) cm] ending on a 7th (3rd-1st-9th) row of stripe pat.

 

Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of stripe pat, cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next row. Dec 1 st at end of next and following alt rows 0 (2-3-4) times more. 31 (32- 34-35) sts. Work 1 row even in stripe pat, ending on a 10th row of pat. With MC, work 14 rows in stocking st, AT THE SAME TIME, cont dec 1 st at armhole edge on next and following alt rows 4 (3-4-3) times more. 26 (28- 29-31) sts. Beg on a 9th row, proceed in stripe pat for 6 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

 

Neck shaping: Next row: Slip first 7 (7-8-8) sts onto a safety pin. Rejoin yarn and pat to end of row. 19 (21-21- 23) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on following alt rows 2 (3-3-4) times more. 13 (14-14-15) sts. Work a further 8 (6-8-8) rows in stripe pat, ending with WS facing for next row.
 

Shoulder shaping: Cast off 6 (7-7-7) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off rem 7 (7-7-8) sts.

 

 

 

SLEEVES
With MC and smaller needles cast on 34 (38-38-42) sts. Work 2 ins [5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back ending on a 2nd row and inc 4 (4-8-8) sts evenly across last row. 38 (42-46-50) sts. Change to larger needles and proceed in stripe pat as given for Back inc 1 st each end of needle on 7th and following 8th rows until there are 50 (56-62-68) sts. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 10 (11-12½-14½) ins [25.5 (28-32-37) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.

 

Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 3 (4-4-5) sts beg next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows until there are 24 (26-34-32) sts, then on every row until there are 10 (12-12-14) sts. Cast off.
 

Neckband: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, K7 (7-8-8) from Right Front safety pin. Pick up and knit 14 (15-17- 18) sts up right front neck edge. K28 (30-32-34) from back st holder. Pick up and knit 14 (15-17-18) sts down left front neck edge. K7 (7-8-8) from Left Front safety pin. 70 (74-82-86) sts. Beg on a 2nd row, work 7 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in ribbing.

 

Buttonhole Band: With MC and smaller needles pick up and knit 74 (82-86-94) sts up Right Front edge between cast on edge and top of neckband. Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
4th row: (RS). Rib across 3 (4-3-4) sts. *Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 9 (10-11-12) sts (including st on needle after cast off ). Rep from * 5 times more. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row. 7 buttonholes.
5th row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts. Work a further 2 rows ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.
 

Button Band: Work as given for Buttonhole Band, picking up sts along Left Front edge and omitting all reference to buttonholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes. Work lazy daisy embroidery on plain sections of MC as illustrated. Alternating flowers are worked with 1 strand of MC and 1 strand of D, or 1 strand of D and 1 strand of A.

 

 

Lazy Daisy Fun Cardigan Chart 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazy Daisy Fun Cardigan Chart 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazy Daisy Fun Cardigan Chart 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lazy Daisy Fun Cardigan Chart 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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