The size knitted here is newborn
Directions are for infant’s size Newborn (3 mos). Changes for sizes Small (6 mos) and
Medium (9 mos) are in parentheses.
Chest (closed) – 19(21-23)”
Length – 9(10-11)”
3(4-5) x 50 grs baby soft double knit type yarn.
Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 (4.50 mm) and 9 (5.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)
One 1” button
18 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles
Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.
Rep these 2 rows for 2/2 Ribbing
With smaller needles, cast on 50(54-58) sts. Work even in 2/2 Ribbing for 2”, end on
RS. Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 7(6-6) sts across – 43(48-52)
sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)” from beg, end on WS.
Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until armholes measure
3 1/2(4-4 1/2)”, end on RS. P the next row, inc 5(6-6) sts across – 48(54-58) sts.
Work even in k1, p1 ribbing until armholes measure 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)”, end on WS. Bind
With smaller needles, cast on 30(34-38) sts. Work even in 2/2 Ribbing for 2”, end on
RS. Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 3(2-2) sts across – 27(32-36)
sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 3 1/2(4-4 1/2)” from beg, end on RS.
Shape Neck: Next Row (WS): Bind off 6(9-10) sts, p to end. Knit 1 row. Bind off 4
sts at neck edge once, 3 sts once, then 2 sts twice, end on WS – 10(12-15) sts. AT
THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 4 1/2(5-51/2)” from beg, mark end of last WS
row for beg of armhole.
Dec Row (RS): K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 9(11-14) sts. Rep this dec every RS row
twice more – 7(9-12) sts. Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)”, end on
WS. Bind off.
Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping. Bind off for neck at beg of RS
rows. Mark for beg of armhole at beg of last WS row. Work neck decs at beg of RS
rows as k1, k2 tog, k to end.
With smaller needles, cast on 32(32-34) sts. Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 1”, end on
RS. Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 4 sts across – 28(28-30) sts.
Work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 1/2” 6(8-10) times – 40(44-50) sts. Work even
until sleeve measures 5 1/2(6 1/2-7 1/2)” from beg, end on WS. Bind off.
Left Front Neckband: With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at shoulder, pick up
and k34(38-42) sts along left front neck edge. Beg with Row 2, work in 2/2 Ribbing for
1”, end on WS. Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1/2”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
Right Front Neckband: Beg at right front edge, work same as left front neckband.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew on sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Buttonloop: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn in left front edge at beg of
left front neckband with a sl st. Ch 6, join in left front edge 1/20” below with a sl st.
Lap left front over right front and sew button under buttonloop. I decided to make a button by knitting i-cord and coıling it then sewing into place.
As I said at the begining this was inspired by a dress I bought and here is a photo of the complete ensemble: the dress, this cardigan and from previous posts on this blog roll brim baby beret and mary janes. I am so looking forward to seeing Gracie wearing these! Will post a photo later so you can see.