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Teddy Baby Cardigan from Patons No. R21

Baby cardigan with garter stitch patterning

Materials and Size

Patons Beehive Baby Wool
or
Baby Wool with Nylon

Size A - 17-inch underarm - 2 balls
Size B - 19-inch underarm - 2 balls
Length from top of shoulder - Size A - 8 ins. Size B - 8½ ins.
Length of sleeve seams - Both Sizes 1¾ ins.

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

Seven Small Buttons.

Tension

8 stitches 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 32 [B-36] stitches.

Proceed in rib and moss stitch border as follows:

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

2nd row: * K1, P1, rep. from * to last 6 sts, (P1, K1) three times.

3rd row (on which buttonhole is worked): K1, P1, K1, yo, K2tog, * P1, K1, rep. from * to last st, K1.

4th row: As 2nd row.

Rep. 1st and 2nd rows five times.

15th row: K1, P1, K1, yo, K2tog, P1, rib 2 [B-rib 4], (inc. once in next st, rib 6) three times, inc. once in next st, rib 2 [B-rib 4] (36 [B-40] sts).

Continue working a buttonhole as before in every following 12th [B-14th] row from previous buttonhole four times (6 buttonholes).

Proceed as follows (wrong side of work facing).

** 1st row: Knit to last 6 sts, (P1, K1) three times.

2nd and alt. rows: (K1, P1) three times, knit to end of row.

3rd row: * K1, P1, rep. from * to last 6 sts, (P1, K1) three times.

5th row: As 1st row.

7th row: K1, purl to last 5 sts, (K1, P1) twice, K1.

9th row: As 7th row.

10th row: As 2nd row.

** Rep. from ** to ** twice [B-three times] then rows 1-7 incl. [B-7th row] once.

Next row: (K1, P1) three times, knit to end of row.

Keeping continuity of stocking stitch and moss stitch border, cast off 2 [B-3] sts at beg. of next row, then dec. once at armhole edge in every row until 29 [B-32] sts remain.

Work 9 [B-15] rows without shaping.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: (K1, P1) nine times, knit to end of row.

2nd row: K1, P11 [B-P14], (K1, P1) eight times, K1.

Keeping continuity of moss border, work 6 [B-6] rows working a buttonhole as before in 5th [B-5th] row from commencement of moss stitch border (7 buttonholes).

Cast off 12 [B-12] sts, (P1, K1) twice, P1, knit to end of row.

Working moss stitch border at neck edge, work 9 [B-9] rows without shaping.

Shape shoulder as follows:

1st row: Work to last 8 [B-9] sts, turn.

2nd row: Work to end of row. Cast off.

The Left Front

Work as given for Right Front, working border and shaping at opposite ends of needle, omitting buttonholes.

The Back

Cast on 59 [B-67] stitches.

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

2nd row: * K1, P1, rep. from * to last st, K1.

Rep. 1st and 2nd rows six times.

15th row: Rib 2 [B-6], (inc. once in next st, rib 10) five times, inc. once in next st, K1 [B-rib 5] (65 [B-73] sts).

Proceed as follows (wrong side of work facing):

*** 1st row: Knit.

2nd and alt. rows: As 1st row.

3rd row: * K1, P1, rep. from * to last st, K1.

5th row: As 1st row.

7th row: K1, purl to last st, K1.

9th row: As 7th row.

10th row: Knit. ***

Rep. from *** to *** twice [B-three times] then rows 1-7 incl. [B-7th row] once.

Cast off 2 [B-3] sts at beg. of next 2 rows.

Dec. once at each end of needle in every row until 51 [B-57] sts remain.

Work 21 [B-25] rows without shaping.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K11 [B-K14], (P1, K1) fourteen times, P1, K11 [B-K14l.

2nd row: K1, P11 [B-P14], (K1, P1) thirteen times, K1, P11 [B-P14], K1.

Rep. 1st and 2nd rows twice.

Keeping continuity of moss stitch border, shape shoulders as follows:

1st and 2nd rows: Work to last 8 [B-9] sts, turn.

3rd and 4th rows: Work to last 16 [B-18] sts, turn.

5th row: Work to end of row. Cast off.

The Sleeves (Both Sizes)

Cast on 41 stitches.

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

Rep. 1st row eight times.

10th row: K1, * inc. once in next st, K1, rep. from * to last 2 sts, P1, K1 (60 sts).

Proceed as follows:

1st row: K1, purl to last st, K1.

2nd row: Knit.

Rep. 1st and 2nd rows four times, then 1st row once

Dec once at each end of needle in next and every alt row until 54 sts remain, then in every row until 24 sts remain.

Cast off K2tog all across row.

Work another Sleeve in same manner.

To Make Up

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

Using a flat seam, sew up side, shoulder and sleeve seams.

Sew in sleeves, placing seams to side seams.

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


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