Free knitting pattern yoke cardigan

Girls cardigan knitting pattern free

Cardigan knitting patternCardigan is knitted flat and seamed. It is worked from the bottom up and features a simple lace stitch pattern that can be worked either from the chart or written instructions, whichever you prefer.

Designed by Jacinta Bowie

Sizing

To fit 2/3, (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10) years

Yarn used

Wendy Fleur DK 1 (2, 2, 2, 3) balls in Freesia 3353

About the yarn

DK; 350m per 100g ball; 44% cotton, 28% Tencel, 28% acrylic

Tension

22 sts x 31 rows = 10cm measured over St st on larger needles

Needles used

4mm straight, 3.25mm straight, 3.25mm circular, 60cm

Other supplies

3 (3, 3, 4, 4) buttons, 1cm, 3 stitch holders or waste yarn, 4 stitch markers

Abbreviations

k3tog: knit 3 sts together

TIP "Because of the nature of this yam it can shed while being knitted. Place a towel or apron over your lap to minimise transfer to your clothing"

BACK a FRONT

Worked in one piece to armholes

With larger needles, cast on 86 (94, 100, 104, 110) sts.

Beg with a k row, work 2 rows in St st.

Shape front edges

Cont in St st, cast on 3 sts at beg of next 10 rows. 116 (124, 130, 134, 140) sts

Inc 1 st at each end of next 4 rows. 124 (132, 138, 142, 148) sts

Inc 1 st at each end of next and every foil alt row to 132 (144, 152, 160, 168) sts.

Work straight without shaping for 3 (5, 7, 7, 9) rows, ending after a WS row.

Next Row (RS, buttonhole): K1, yo, k2tog, k to end.

SIZES 2/3, 3/4 & 5/6 ONLY:

Work straight for 2 (4, 4, -, -) more rows, ending after a RS row.

SIZES 7/8 & 9/10 ONLY:

Work straight for - (-, -, 9,11) more rows.

Rep Buttonhole row.

Work straight for - (-, -, 0, 4) more rows.

ALL SIZES:

Shape armholes

Next Row (WS): P28 (31, 32, 34, 36), cast off 10 (10, 12, 12, 12) sts for underarm, p56 (62, 64, 68, 72), cast off 10 (10, 12, 12, 12) sts for underarm, p to end.

Leave rem 28 (31, 32, 34, 36) sts for fronts and 56 (62, 64, 68, 72) sts for back on hold to work later.

SLEEVES

Work both the same

Using larger needles cast on 73 (73, 85, 85, 97) sts.

Work in Shell Lace patt from chart or written instructions until cuff measures 9 (9, 12, 12, 15) cm, ending after a Row 8 of patt.

Next Row (RS, dec): K1 (3, 1, 1, 0), [k3tog] 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) times, [k2tog] 35 (33, 41, 41, 45) times, [k3tog] 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) times, k2 (4, 2, 2, 1). 38 (40, 44, 44, 48) sts

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row (RS, inc): K1, m1, k to last st, ml, k1. 2 sts inc'd

Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st.

Rep last 4 rows until you have 48 (54, 56, 60, 66) sts.

Cont straight in St st for 5 (7, 13, 9, 9) rows.

Shape armholes

Cast off 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 38 (44, 44, 48, 54) sts

Place rem sts on hold.

YOKE

Set-Up Row: With RS facing and larger needles, and adding in held sts as they are needed, work right front as k25 (28, 29, 31, 33), k2tog, k1, pm, then work right sleeve as ssk, k34 (40, 40, 44, 50), k2tog, then work back as k1, pm, ssk, k50 (56, 58, 62, 66), k2tog, k1, pm, then work left sleeve as ssk, k34 (40, 40, 44, 50), k2tog, then work left front as kl, pm, ssk, k to end. 180 (204, 208, 224, 244) sts

SIZE 3/4 ONLY:

Next Row (WS): Purl.

SIZES 2/3 & 5/6 ONLY:

Next Row (WS): [P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog tbl, sm, p1, p to next marker, sm, p2tog] twice, p to end. 176 (-, 204, -) sts

SIZES 7/8 & 9/10 ONLY:

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: [K to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, ssk] 4 times, k to end. - 216, 236) sts

Row 3: Purl.

ALL SIZES:

176 (204, 204, 216, 236) sts

Row 1: [K to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, ssk] 4 times, k to end. 8 sts deed

Row 2: Purl.

Rep rows 1-2 once more. 160 (188, 188, 200, 220) sts

Row 5: [K to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, ssk] 4 times, k to end. 8 sts deed

Row 6: [P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog tbl, sm, p to marker, sm, p2tog] twice, p to end. 4 sts dec'd

Rep rows 5-6 a further 5 (6, 6, 6, 7) times, AND AT THE SAME TIME make another 2 buttonholes as before on 10th (12th, 12th, 10th, 12th) rows after previous buttonhole. 88 (104, 104, 116, 124) sts

Next Row (RS): [K to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, ssk] 4 times, k to end. 80 (96, 96, 108, 116) sts 

SIZES 7/8 & 9/10 ONLY:

Work 2 rows straight.

ALL SIZES:

Picot neck edging

Switch to smaller needles.

Next Row (WS): P to last 2 sts, p2tog. 79 (95, 95, 107, 115) sts

** Beg with a k row, work 4 rows in St st.

Next Row (RS, eyelet): *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in St st. Cast off k-wise. **

Picot edging

With circular needle and RS facing, beg at top of left front edge, pu and k50 (58, 62, 66, 86) down left front edge, pu and k85 (93, 99, 103, 109) sts along cast-on edge, pu and k50 (58, 62, 66, 86) sts evenly up right front edge. Do not join. 185 (209, 223, 235, 281) sts

Work as for picot neck edging from ** to **.

Finishing

Join sleeve seams and join sleeves to body at underarms. Attach buttons to correspond with buttonholes. Over-sew the picot edging to WS of body, folding at the eyelet row. Weave in ends and block to dimensions given in schematic.

Chart and Schematic

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