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Winter Warmth to Share
Designs by Mary Griffin
One size fits average adult
- Worsted weight yarn* (200 yds/100g per ball): 1 ball medium pink #137 (MC), 1 ball soft sherbet #1014 (CC)
- Size 8 (5mm) needle or size needed to obtain gauge
*Sample project was completed with Encore Worsted (75% acrylic/25% wool) from Plymouth Yarn Co.
19 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st.
To save time, take time to check gauge.
With MC, cast on 80 sts. Work 10 rows in St st. Continuing in St st, [work 2 rows CC, 2 rows MC] 4 times, 2 rows CC. Change to MC and continue in St st until hat measures 8 inches from beg, ending with a purl row.
Row 1: *K2tog, k6; rep from * across -- 70 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl across.
Row 3: *K2tog, k5; rep from * across -- 60 sts.
Row 5: *K2tog, k4; rep from * across -- 50 sts.
Row 7: *K2tog, k3; rep from * across -- 40 sts.
Row 9: *K2tog, k2; rep from * across -- 30 sts.
Row 11: *K2tog, k1; rep from * across -- 20 sts.
Row 13: *K2tog; rep from * across -- 10 sts.
Cut yarn leaving an 18-inch end. Thread yarn through rem sts and pull tight, sew seam, matching stripes.
Child's 1 (2, 3) Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Chest: 22 1/4 (23 1/2, 24 3/4) inches
Length: 11 (11 3/4, 12 1/4) inches
- Worsted weight yarn* (200 yds/100g per ball): 2 balls medium pink #137 (MC), 1 ball soft sherbet #1014 (CC)
- Size 5 (3.75mm) needles
- Size 8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
- Stitch holders
- Stitch markers
- 5 (3/4-inch) buttons* perforated orange #15902
*Sample project was completed with Encore Worsted (75% acrylic/25% wool) from Plymouth Yarn Co. and buttons from JHB International Inc.
19 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with larger needles.
To save time, take time to check gauge.
K1, P1 Rib (even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 for pat.
Increase 1 (inc 1): Increase 1 by knitting in front and back of next st.
Cardigan is worked from neck to lower edge.
Increases are made by knitting in front and back of stitch.
Make all decreases 1 stitch in from edge using slip, slip, knit (ssk) on right side of sleeve, knit 2 together (k2tog) on left side of sleeve.
Work buttonholes in right band for a girls, in left band for a boy.
With smaller needles and MC, cast on 54 (58, 62) sts. Work in K1, P1 Rib for 1 inch.
Change to larger needles, and work in St st.
Row 1 (RS): K8, inc 1 in next st, place marker, k1, inc 1 in next st, k4 (5, 6), inc 1 in next st, place marker, k1, inc 1 in next st, k18 (20, 22), inc 1 in next st, place marker, k1, inc 1 in next st, k4 (5, 6), inc 1 in next st, place marker, k1, inc 1 in next st, k8, turn -- 62 (66, 70) sts.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: [Knit to within 1 st of marker, inc 1 in next st, sl marker, k1, inc 1 in next st] 4 times, knit to end -- 70 (74, 78) sts.
[Rep Rows 2 and 3] 10 (11, 12) times -- 150 (162, 174) sts.
Next row: Purl across.
Divide fronts & back
Removing markers as you work, k21 (22, 23), place these sts on a holder (left front); k32 (35, 38) and leave on needle (left sleeve); place next 44 (48, 52) sts on holder (back); place next 32 (35, 38) sts on holder (right sleeve); place last 21 (22, 23) sts on holder (right front).
Cast on 2 sts, purl across, cast on 2 sts -- 36 (39, 42) sts.
Work in St st for 6 rows then dec 1 st at each side [every 6th row] 5 times -- 26 (29, 32) sts.
Work even until sleeve measures 6 (6 1/2, 7) inches from underarm, dec 0 (1, 2) sts on last row and ending with a RS row -- 26 (28, 30) sts.
Change to smaller needles, work 6 rows in K1, P1 Rib. Change to CC and work 1 more row in Rib. Bind off in rib with CC.
With MC and larger needles, RS facing, k32 (35, 38) across right sleeve. Complete as for left sleeve.
Slip left front sts onto larger needles, join yarn at left underarm, cast on 4 sts, knit across back sts, cast on 4 sts, knit across right front sts -- 94 (100, 106) sts.
Work in St st until body measures 2 1/4 (2 3/4, 3) inches from underarm, ending with a WS row.
Continuing in St st, [work 2 rows CC, 2 rows MC] 4 times, 2 rows CC, 1 row MC.
Change to smaller needles, work 6 rows in K1, P1 Rib with MC. Change to CC and work 1 more row in rib. Bind off in rib with CC.
With MC and smaller needles, RS facing, pick up and knit 72 (74, 76) sts along front edge. Work 6 rows of K1, P1 Rib in MC. Change to CC and work 1 more row in rib. Bind off in rib with CC.
Work 2 rows of rib as for button band. Mark for 5 buttonholes evenly spaced across band.
Row 3 (buttonhole row): Work in rib to marker, *bind off 2 sts, work in rib to next marker; rep from * across, complete row in rib pat.
Row 4: Work in rib, casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts.
Row 5 and 6: Work in rib pat.
Row 7: Change to CC and work in rib.
Row 8: Bind off in rib with CC.
Beg at front edge with smaller needles and CC, cast on 68 (70, 72) sts.
Work 1 row in K1, P1 Rib. Change to MC and work in rib for 3 inches.
Change to larger needles, work in St st until hood measures 7 (7 1/2, 8) inches from beg.
Fold hood in half with RS tog and an equal number of sts on each needle. Bind off sts, using 3-needle bind-off (see inset below after end of pattern).
Fold ribbing in half to RS of hood and sew at side edges.
Note: If not familiar with single crochet (sc), refer to Crochet Class.
Beg and ending at edge of neck rib, sew hood to body, easing as needed.
Sew sleeve seams and underarms.
Beg at bottom of right front with crochet hook and CC, work 1 row of sc along edges of right band, around hood and down left band. Fasten off.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
Use this technique for seaming two edges together, such as when joining a shoulder seam. Hold the edge stitches on two separate needles with right sides together.
With a third needle, knit together a stitch from the front needle with one from the back.
Repeat, knitting a stitch from the front needle with one from the back needle once more.
Slip the first stitch over the second.
Repeat knitting, a front and back pair of stitches together, then bind one off.
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