Sunday, December 22, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern: Lily's Cardigan






Today, I'd like to share a free pattern for a cute baby cardigan.
I made this cardigan and the beanie last spring for my niece, Lily.
I first made a beanie following "Scalloped Lace Baby Cap by Carrie Griffin", and used the same lace pattern to create the cardigan.
As I knit it, I wrote down some notes to share the pattern someday, and almost a year later, here is the pattern! :)

This pattern makes a cardigan measuring 10" at chest on flat (total 20" circumference). I did not grade the pattern to make other sizes yet, but I will soon update the graded pattern. In the meantime, if you want to make it smaller or bigger, you can still do it by simply using lighter or heavier yarns, and smaller or bigger needles.

Download pattern in PDF format

Yarn: Araucania Ulmo
* I think I used about 1 skein of Ulmo, but I forgot to measure the weight before I mail it. I’ll check the weight if I make the 2nd one.
Needle : 4.5mm circular needle
Gauge: 19sts x 26rows (4”sq in St st), 1 lace repeat: 2 5/8”w x 1 3/4"h
Size: 6~12 month (chest measures 10” flat)

Crest of Wave Chart



Body
CO 109 sts. Knit 1 row.
Follow the “Crest of Wave” chart total 3 times. (total 36 rows)
K1, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. -93sts rem.

Underarm
Row 1: P20, bind of 5sts, p43, bind off 5sts, P20 – 83 sts rem.
Row2: K20, pm cast on 26sts, pm, k 43, pm, cast on 26sts, pm, k20 – 135sts rem.
Row3: *P to next marker, move marker, k to next marker, move marker; rep from * once more, p to end of row.
Row4: *K to 2sts before next marker, k2tog, move marker, k1, k2tog, k to 3sts before next marker, k2tog, k1, move marker, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row – 127 sts rem.
Row 5 & 6: Rep row3 & 4 – 119sts rem.
Row 7: P all sts.
Row 8: *K to 2sts before next marker, k2tog, move marker, k1, k2tog, k to 3sts before next marker, k2tog, k1, move marker, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row – 111sts rem.
Row 9~22: Rep row7 - 8 seven more times – 55 sts rem.
Row 23: K 1 row.
Row 24: Rep row 8 – 47 sts rem.
Knit 2 rows.
BO all sts.

Wearer’s Right Side Placket
Pick up 46 stitches from wearer’s right side CF Edge.
(WS) Sl1, k to end of row.
(RS) Sl1, k to last 18 sts, * yo, k2tog, k5; rep from * once more, yo, k2tog, k2.
Next 2 rows: Sl1, k to end of row.
BO all sts.

Wearer’s Left Side Placket
Pick up 46 stitches from wearer’s right side CF Edge.
K 5 rows.
BO all sts.

Finishing
Weave in ends, and sew buttons on.


* Please use this pattern for personal / non-profit use only. You may use this pattern for charity knitting or to make projects for charity fundraising. Please do not post this pattern anywhere else without permission. Thanks.*

11 comments:

Roamin' Watcher said...

Is it possible to get this pattern as a PDF?

I love it,and intend to make it for a premie little girl ...

Thanks
DJ

Calista Yoo said...

Hi DJ,

I can email you a PDF file.
Let me know where you want to receive it. :)

Calista

Beate said...

I love this cardigan! Gonna make it for our new Granddaughter. Could I get a PDF too? Email is besam2008@gmail.com! Thank you for this wonderful pattern!
- B

Calista Yoo said...

Hi Beate,

I sent it to your email. :)

Calista

precept princess said...

Love it!! But my granddaughter is a 3T. Any suggestions to upsize pattern?? Also pls send PDF I am sure a baby will come along that I will just have to make this!! Tks

precept princess said...

Oops!!! Pls if possible send pattern to my email at emresq1@att.net. Tks

Calista Yoo said...

Hi Precept Princess,

Since 1 lace repeat is 2 5/8”, if you cast-on 12 more stitches, you'll have one more repeat of lace and make total circumference 2 5/8" bigger. This way you can determine now many more sets of lace patterns you need to add to make it fit the chest circumference of your grand daughter with little bit of ease. Then cast off more stitches at underarm proportionally and do a few more decrease rounds until you get the neck circumference you want.
I'll email you the pattern.

Christine Wilson said...

I'm in love with your pattern :o) as I use knit companion could you possibly send me a PDF to n15caw@hotmail.co.uk please. Many thanks

pila gem said...

Hi,
I'd love the pattern in pdf form. My e-mail is gemerald@yahoo.com.
Thank you so much!

Just another knitwit said...

What an adorable pattern! Please, if it's not too much trouble, could I get a PDF version too? lyne_t@xtra.co.nz thank you so very much :-)

Calista Yoo said...

Dear readers,

I just added a link to the PDF file on the original posting. :)

Thanks.