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Sleeveless Hug-Me-Tight from Patons No. R21

Sleeveless baby cardigan with buttoned front and textured stitch patterning

Materials and Size

Patons Beehive Baby Wool

Size A. 17 inch underarm . . 2 balls
Size B. 19 inch underarm . . 2 balls
Length from top of shoulder - Size A, 7½ ins.; Size B, 8 ins.

Knitting Needles, 1 pair UK No 10/3.25mm/US 3

Fine Crochet Hook.

Four Small Buttons.

Tension

8 sts to the inch in width, measured over stocking stitch.

Instructions are for smaller size A. Larger size B is shown thus [B-...].

Pattern

The Right Front

Cast on 36 [B-40] stitches.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep. from * to end of row.

Rep. 1st row once.

3rd row: K2, yo, K2tog, (thus making a buttonhole), * P1, K1, rep. from * to end of row.

Continue in rib making a buttonhole as before in following 12th row.

16th row: Inc. once in first st., rib to end of row. (37 [B-41] sts).

Proceed in Garter Stitch with fancy panel as follows:

** 1st row: Knit.

2nd and alt. rows: K14 [B-K18], P1, K7, P1, K14.

3rd row: K16, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K2tog, knit to end of row.

5th row: K15, K2tog, yo, K3, yo, K2tog, knit to end of row.

7th row: K17, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, knit to end of row.

8th row: K14 [B-K18], P1, K7, P1, K14. **

Continue in patt. as given from ** to ** making a buttonhole as before in following 12th [B-14th] row from previous buttonhole twice. (4 buttonholes.)

Work 1 row in patt.

Keeping continuity of patt., dec. once at neck edge in next and every following 6th row until 27 [B-31] sts remain.

Continue without shaping until work measures 7½ [B-8] ins. from commencement.

Cast off.

The Left Front

Cast on 36 [B-40] stitches.

1st row: * K1, P1, rep. from * to last 2 sts, K2.

Rep. 1st row fifteen times, inc. once at end of needle in last row. (37 [B-41] sts).

Continue as given for Right Front, working shapings and patt. at opposite ends of needle omitting buttonholes.

The Back

Cast on 66 [B-74] stitches.

1st row: K2, * P1, K1, rep. from * to end of row.

Rep 1st row 15 times.

Continue in garter stitch until work measures same as fronts.

Cast off.

To Make Up

Note: This pattern uses UK crochet terms. DC = US single crochet, treble = US double crochet and so on.

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly.

Using a flat seam sew up shoulder and side seams leaving a 4 inch opening for armholes.

Using the crochet hook, work edge around fronts and neck as follows:

(Note: trebles should be worked ¼ inch in height).

** 1st row: (Right side of work facing). Join in wool, 1 ch, * 1 dc in edge, rep. from * to end. Fasten off.

2nd row: (Right side of work facing). Join in wool, 2 ch, 3 tr. in first dc, * miss 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, miss 1 dc, 4 tr in next dc, rep. from * to end. Fasten off. **

Work as given from ** to ** round armholes omitting "fasten off" at end of 1st round.

Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes. Finally, press all seams.


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