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Child's Irish Cardigan

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These directions are for children's small size (4-6). Changes for medium size (8-10) and large size (12-14) are in parentheses.

MATERIALS
BERNAT BLARNEYSPUN (50 g balls)
-- 11(12-12)   ( 75 yards per ball)
OR ANY EQUIVALENT KNITTING WORSTED WEIGHT YARN THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE
1 pair each BERNAT-Aero straight knitting needles Nos. 3 and 6 (3.25 mm and 4.25 mm) OR ANY SIZE NEEDLES THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE
1 BERNAT-Aero cable stitch needle
6 buttons

GAUGE: 13sts = 2 inches 7 rows = 1 inch

NOTE 1: This cardigan can be made in either of two ways: with collar OR crew neck.

NOTE 2: The abbreviations used in the following directions are preceded by the explanation the first time they appear.

 


PATTERN STITCH FOR BACK:

Row 1: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, k 4, p 6(7-7); sl next st onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, k next 2 sts, k st from cable needle (BACK TWIST); k 2, p 6(7-7), k 4, p 1 *, k 24, repeat between *'s once, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 2: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * k 1, p 4, k 6(7-7), p 2, k 1, p 2, k 6(7-7), p 4, k 1 *, p 24, repeat between *'s once, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 3: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1; sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (FRONT CABLE); p 5(6-6), work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, k 1; sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, k next st, k 2 stitches from  cable needle (FRONT TWIST); p 5 (6-6), work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1 * , [work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts; sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (BACK CABLE)] 3 times, repeat between *'s once, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 4: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * k 1, p 4, k 5(6-6), p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 5(6-6), p 4, k 1 *, p 24, repeat between *'s once, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 5: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, k 4, p 4(5-5), work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, k 1, p 1, k 1, work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 4(5-5), k 4, p 1 *, k 24, repeat between *'s once, (k1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 6: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * k 1, p 4, k 4(5-5), p 2, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1, p 2, k 4(5-5), p 4, k 1 *, p 24, repeat between *'s once, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 7: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times,* p 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, P 3(4-4), work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1, work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 3(4-4), work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1 *, (work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts) 3 times, repeat between * 's once, (p 1 k 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 8: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * k 1, p 4, k 3 (4-4), p 2, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, p 2, k 3(4-4), p 4, k 1 *, p 24, repeat between *'s once, (p 1, k 1) 2 (3-7) times.

Row 9: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, k 4, p 2(3-3), work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) 3 times, k 1, work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 2(3-3), k 4, p 1 *, k 24, repeat between * 's once, (k l, p 1)  2(3-7)times.

Row 10: (P 1, 2(3-7) times, * k 1, p 4,k 2(3-3), p 2, (k 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1, p 2, k 2(3-3), p 4, k 1 *, p 24, repeat between *'s once, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 11: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1(2-2), work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1, work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1(2-2), work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1 * (work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts) 3 times, repeat between *'s once, (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 12: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * k 1, p 4, k 1(2-2), p 2, (k 1, p 1) 5 times, k 1, p 2, k 1(2-2), p 4, k 1 *, p 24, repeat between *'s once, once, (p1, k1) ) 2(3-7) times.

Row 13: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, k 4, p
1(2-2), work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, (p 1, k 1) 4 times, p 1, work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1(2-2), k 4, p 1 *, k 24, repeat between *'s once,(k 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 14: Repeat Row 10.

Row 15: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 2 (3-3) FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, (p1, k1) 3 times.p1, work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, p 2(3-3), work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1 *,
(work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts) 3 times, repeat between *'s once, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 16: Repeat Row 8.

Row 17: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, k 4, p 3(4-4), work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1, work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, p 3(4-4), k 4, p 1 *, k 24, repeat between · 's once, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 18: Repeat Row 6.

Row 19: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 4(5-5), work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1, work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, p 4(5-5), work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1 *, (work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts) 3 times, repeat between * 's once, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 20: Repeat Row 4.

Row 21: (P 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, k 4, p 5(6-6), work FRONT TWIST on next 3 sts, p 1, work BACK TWIST on next 3 sts, p 5(6-6), k 4, p 1 *, k 24, repeat between *'s once, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 22: Repeat Row 2.

Row 23: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * p 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 6(7-7); sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, p 1, k 2, k 2 sts from cable needle; p 6(7-7), work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1 *, (work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts) 3 times, repeat between * 's once, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times.

Row 24: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-7) times, * k 1, p 4, k 6(7-7), p 4, k 7(8-8), p 4, k 1 *, p 24, repeat between *'s once, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-7) times. Repeat these 24 rows for pattern stitch for back.

  NOTE: When working k 1, p 1 in ribbing, always k in BACK of each k st.

 



BACK: 

Using smaller needles, cast on 86(94-110) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 1½inches. Change to larger needles and work even in pattern st for back until piece measures 9 ½(11 ¼ - 12 ½) inches, ending with a wrong side Row. 

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLES: 

At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 3(5-5) sts. 

Row 3: K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, work in pattern as established to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1. 

Row 4: K 1, p 1, work in pattern as established to last 2 sts, p 1, k 1. 

Repeat the last 2 rows 10(12-12) times more -58(58-74) sts. 

Then work as follows: 

Row 1: K 1, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, work to last 4 sts, k 3 tog, k 1. 

Row 2: Repeat Row 4. 

Repeat the last 2 rows 6(6-9) times more. Sl remaining 30(30-34) sts onto a holder.

NOTE: For boy's cardigan work right front first and work buttonholes in left front. For girl's cardigan work left front first and work buttonholes in right front. 

BUTTONHOLE: Starting at front edge, work 3 sts, bind off the next 3 sts, work to end of Row. On the next Row cast on 3 sts over those bound off previous Row. Make 6 buttonholes, evenly spaced -- the first to be made ½ inch above lower edge and the last to be made ½ inch below start of neck shaping for cardigan with COLLAR and for cardigan with CREW NECK, the last one to be made in neckband.

PATTERN STITCH FOR RIGHT FRONT 

Row 1: P 1, k 8, repeat between *'s of Row 1 of pattern st for back, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, k l.

Row 2: K 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 2 of pattern st, p 8, k 1. 

Row 3: P 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, repeat between *'s of Row 3 of pattern st, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, p 1.

Row 4: P 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 4 of pattern st, p 8, k 1. 

Row 5: P 1, k 8, repeat between *'s of Row 5 of pattern st, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, k 1. 

Row 6: K 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 6 of pattern st, p 8, k 1. 

Row 7: P 1, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, repeat between *'s of Row 7 of pattern st, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, p 1.

Row 8: P 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 8 of pattern st, p 8, k 1. 

Row 9: P 1, k 8, repeat between *'s of Row 9 of pattern st, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, k 1. 

Row 10: K 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 10 of pattern st, p 8, k 1. 

Row 11: P 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, repeat between *'s of Row 11 of pattern st, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, p 1.

Row 12: P 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 12 of pattern st, p 8, k 1. 

Row 13.' P 1, k 8, repeat between *'s of Row 13 of pattern st, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, k 1. 

Row 14: Repeat Row 10.

Row 15' P 1, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, repeat between *'s of Row 15 of pattern st, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, p 1.

Row 16: Repeat Row 8.

Row 17: P 1, k 8, repeat between *'s of Row 17 of pattern st, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, k 1. 

Row 18; Repeat Row 6.

Row 19: P 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, repeat between *'s of Row 19 of pattern st, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, p 1.

Row 20: Repeat Row 4.

Row 21: P 1, k 8, repeat between *'s of Row 21 of pattern st, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, k 1. 

Row 22: Repeat Row 2.

Row 23: P 1, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, repeat between *'s of Row 23 of pattern st, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, p 1.

Row 24: P 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 24 of pattern st, p 8, k 1. 

Repeat these 24 rows for pattern stitch for right front.

RIGHT FRONT: Using smaller needles, cast on 50 (54-60) sts.

K 1, p  1 in ribbing until piece measures 1 ½ inches.

On the next Row work 9 sts and sl these 9 sts onto a holder to be worked later for front band.

Change to larger needles and work Row 1 of pattern st for right front on 41(45-51) sts.

Work even in pattern st until piece measures 9 ½ (11 ¼ -12 ¼) inches, ending with a right side Row. 

SHAPE FULL FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLE: At the beg of the next Row bind off 3(5-5) sts, work to end of Row.

 Row 2: Work in pattern as established to last 3 sts, k 2 tog, k 1. 

Row 3: K 1, p 1, work in pattern as established to end of Row. 

Repeat the last 2 rows 12(14-16) times more, ending at front edge -- 25(25-29) sts. 

SHAPE NECK: At the beg of the next Row bind off 7(7-9) sts, work to end of Row. Then dec 1 st at same edge EVERY ROW 6 times and every other Row twice, and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 2 sts at arm edge every other Row 5(5-6) times. Fasten off. FRONT BAND: Sl 9 sts from holder onto smaller needle, join yarn at inner edge and work in ribbing as established until piece is same length as front to neck shaping, stretching slightly and ending at front edge. 

FOR COLLAR: At the beg of the next Row bind off 4 sts, sl remaining 5 sts onto a holder. FOR CREW NECK: Sl 9 sts onto a holder.

LEFT FRONT AND LEFT FRONT BAND: Work to correspond to right front and right front band, reversing placing of front band and all shaping. 

TO REVERSE PLACING OF PATTERN STITCH: Work as follows on 41 (45-51) sts: 

Row 1: K 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 1 of pattern st for back, k 8, p 1. 

Row 2: K 1, p 8, repeat between *'s of Row 2 of pattern st for back, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-6) times, k 1. TO DEC FOR FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLE: K 1, sl 1, k 1, psso, work to end of Row.

PATTERN STITCH FOR SLEEVES: To be worked on 36 sts as designated.
Row 1: P 1, k4, p 1, k24, p 1, k4, p 1.

Row 2 and all even rows: K 1, p 4, k 1, p 24, kl, p4, kl.

Row 3: P 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1, (work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts) 3 times, p 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1.

Row 5: Repeat Row 1.

Row 7: P 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1, (work BACK CABLE on next 4 sts. work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts) 3 times, p 1, work FRONT CABLE on next 4 sts, p 1.

 Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Repeat these 8 rows for pattern stitch for sleeves.

SLEEVES: Using smaller needles, cast on 40 (40-44) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 2 inches. Change to larger needles and work as follows: 

Row 1: (P 1, k 1) 1(1-2) times, put a marker on needle, work Row 1 of pattern st for sleeves on next 36 sts, put a marker on needle, (k 1, p 1) 1(1-2) times. 

Keeping 36 sts between markers in pattern st and remaining sts in double seed st, inc 1 st each end of needle every ½ inch 11 (15-16) times, working inc sts in double seed st. Work even in pattern as established on 62 (70-76) sts until piece measures (10 ½(12 ¼ -13 ¼) inches, ending with a wrong side Row. 

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN CAP: At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 3(5-5) sts. 

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 of back shaping 11(13-17) times, ending with Row 4 - 34(34-32) sts. Now work as follows: 

Row 1: K 1, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, work to last 4 sts, k 3 tog, k 1. 

Row 2: Repeat Row 4. Repeat the last 2 rows 6(6-5) times more. Sl remaining 6(6-8) sts onto a holder.

FINISHING: Sew sleeves to back and front armholes. 

Sew underarm and sleeve seams. 

Sew front bands in place. 

COLLAR: With right side facing you, using smaller needles, pick up and k 83(89-95) sts around neck edge, including sts from holders. 

Work in ribbing as established for 2 inches. 

Change to larger needles and continue in ribbing until piece measures 4 (4 ½-4 ½) inches. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

CREW NECK: With right side facing you, using smaller needles, pick up and k 87(93-99) sts around neck edge, including sts from holders. 

K 1, p 1 in ribbing as established, forming 6th buttonhole in same manner as before on 3rd Row of ribbing. Continue in ribbing until neckband measures 1 inch. 

Bind off loosely in ribbing. 

FOR BOTH VERSIONS: Finish buttonholes. Sew on buttons.