Knitted ‘flower-girl’ cardigan

Make this dainty knitted cardigan to compliment any outfit and special occasions.

Knitted-cardiganYou will need

  • 2 (2;2;3;3;3) balls ELLE Santolina (50g balls) – Crystal 001
  • one pair each 3.75mm and 4mm knitting needles
  • one stitch holder
  • beads and ribbon of your choice.

NOTES
Original garment worked in size 6-7 years.
Do not work into the back loop of the yon as this will create a hole.

MEASUREMENTS

To fit ages:
0-6(6-12months;1-2;2-3;4-5;6-7)years
To fit chest: 41(46;51;56;61;66)cm.

Actual all-round measurement of garment:
Chest: 46(51;54;60;66;71)cm
Length to shoulder: 18(20;21;23;25;28)cm
Sleeve seam: 15(17;20;24;29;33)cm

TENSION
22sts and 30 rows = 10cm x 10cm over stocking stitch using 4mm needles

ABBREVIATIONS
alt – alternate; beg – begin(ning); c/ on(off) – cast on(off); cont – continue; dec – decrease; foll(s) – follow(s) ing; inc – increase; k – knit; N(s) – needle(s); p – purl; patt(s) – pattern(s); rem – remain(ing); rep – repeat; R(W)S – right(wrong) side; st(s) – stitch(es); st st – stocking stitch; tog – together; yf – yarn forward; yon – yarn over needle

BACK
Using 3.75mm Ns c/on
51(57;59;67;73;79)sts and k 2 rows.
Next row: k1, (k2tog,yf) to last 2sts, k2.
Next row: p.
Change to 4mm Ns and cont as folls:
1st row: RS facing, k.
2nd row: p.
These 2 rows will now be referred to as stocking stitch (st st).

Cont straight in st st until work
measures 8(9;9;10;11;13)cm from
beg, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES
2nd to 6th sizes only: c/off 2sts at beg of next -(2;2;2;4;2) rows – (53;55;63;65;75)sts.
All sizes
Dec 1 st (work 2tog) at beg and end of next row, then next 2(1;1;2;1;2) alt rows – 45(49;51;57;61;69)sts.
Cont straight until work measures
18(20;21;23;25;28)cm from beg, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE SHOULDERS
C/off 6(6;6;7;7;9)sts at beg of next 2 rows – 33(37;39;43;47;51)sts.
C/off 5(6;6;7;7;9)sts at beg of next 2 rows – 23(25;27;29;33;33)sts.
Leave these sts on a holder.

Right front
Using 3.75mm Ns c/on 7(7;7;9;9;9)sts and k 2 rows.

Shape front as folls:
Next row: k2, yon, (k2tog,yf) 2(2;2;3;3;3) times, k1 – 8(8;8;10;10;10) sts.
Next row: p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next
st, k1 – 9(9;9;11;11;11)sts.

Change to 4mm Ns.
Next row: k2, yon, k2tog, yf, k to end – 10(10;10;12;12;12)sts.
Rep last 2 rows 0(2;1;1;4;1) times more – 10(14;12;14;20;14)sts.
Next row: p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1 – 11(15;13;15;21;15)sts.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.
Rep last 2 rows 9(8;9;11;9;15) times  more – 20(23;22;26;30;30)sts.

SHAPE ARMHOLE AND CONT WITH FRONT SHAPING AS FOLLOWS:

Next row: WS facing, c/off 1(2;2;2;2;2) sts, p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1 – 20(22;21;25;29;29)sts.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.
Next row: c/off 1(1;1;1;2;1)sts, p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1 –
20(22;21;25;28;29)sts.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.
Next row: dec 1 st, p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.

1st size only Knitted-cardigan2
Next row: p to last 2sts, k2.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.

3rd size only
Next row: p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1 – 22sts.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.

4th and 5th sizes only
Next row: dec 1 st, p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.
Next row: p to last 2sts, k2.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.

6th size only
Next row: dec 1 st, p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.

Next row: p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1 – 30sts.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.

All sizes
Next row: p to last 2sts, (p1,k1) in next st, k1 – 21(23;23;26;29;31)sts.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.
Next row: p to last 2sts, k2.
Next row: k2, k2tog, yf, k to end.
Rep last 4 rows 1(2;2;2;2;3) times more – 22(25;25;28;31;34)sts.
Next row: p to last 2sts, k2.

SHAPE NECK
Cont in st st and c/off 4(4;4;4;6;6) sts at beg (neck edge) of next row – 18(21;21;24;25;28)sts.
C/off 3sts at same edge of next alt row – 15(18;18;21;22;25)sts.
C/off 2sts at beg of next 1(2;2;3;3;2) alt rows – 13(14;14;15;16;21)sts.
Dec 1 st at beg of next 2(2;2;1;2;3) alt rows – 11(12;12;14;14;18)sts.
Cont straight until work measures same as back to beg of shoulder shaping ending with a RS row for right front and WS row for left front.

SHAPE SHOULDER
C/off 6(6;6;7;7;9)sts at beg of next row – 5(6;6;7;7;9)sts.
Patt one row, then c/off all sts to complete shoulder slope.

LEFT FRONT
Using 3.75mm Ns c/on 7(7;7;9;9;9)sts and k 2 rows.
Shape front as follows:
Next row: k1, (yf, k2tog) 2(2;2;3;3;3) times, yon, k2 – 8(8;8;10;10;10)sts.
Next row: k1, (k1,p1) in next st, p to end – 9(9;9;11;11;11)sts.

Change to 4mm Ns.
Next row: k to last 4sts, yf, k2tog, yon, k2 – 10(10;10;12;12;12)sts. Rep last 2 rows 0(2;1;1;4;1) times more – 10(14;12;14;20;14)sts.
Next row: k1, (k1,p1) in next st, p to end – 11(15;13;15;21;15)sts.
Next row: k to last 4sts, yf, k2tog, k2.
Rep last 2 rows 9(8;9;11;9;15) times more – 20(23;22;26;30;30)sts.

SHAPE ARMHOLE and cont with front shaping as folls:
Next row: WS facing, k1, (k1,p1) in next st, p to end – 21(24;23;27;31;31) sts.
Next row: c/off1(2;2;2;2;2)sts, k to last 4 sts, yf, k2tog, k2 – 0(22;21;25;29:29)sts.
Next row: k1, (k1,p1) in nwxt st, p to end – 21(23;22;26;29;30)sts.
Next row: c/off 1(1;1;1;2;1)sts, k to last 4sts, yf, k2tog, k2 – 0(2;21;25;28;29)sts.
Next row: k1, (kq,p1) in next st, p to end – 21(23,22,26,29,30)sts.
Next row: dec 1 st, k to last 4sts, yf, k2tog, k2 – 20(22;21;25;28;29)sts.

4th, 5th and 6th sizes only.
Rep last 2 rows once more.

1st, 4th and 5th sizes only
Next row: k2, p to end.
Next row: k to las 4sts, yf, k2tog, k2.

3rd and 6th sizes only
Next row: k1, (k1,p1) in next st, p to end – 21(23;23;26;29;31)sts.
Next row: k to last 4sts, yf, k2tog, k2.

All sizes
Next row: k1, (k1,p1) in next st, p to end -21(23;23;26;29;31)sts.
Next row: k to last 4sts, yf, k2tog, k2.
Next row: k2, p to end.
Next row: k to last 4sts, yf, k2tog, k2. Rep last 4 rows 1(2;2;2;2;3) times more – 22(25;25;28;31;34)sts.
Work as for right front from * to end

SLEEVES (both alike)
Using 3.75mm Ns c/on 33(33;33;37;37;37)sts and k 2 rows.
Next row: k1, (k2tog, yf) to last 2sts, k2.
Next row: p.
Change to 4mm Ns and cont in st st, inc 1 st at beg and end of every 12th(8th;8th;8th;10th;10th) row 2(2;1;7;6;4) times – 37(37;35;51;49;45) sts.
Inc 1 st at beg and end of every
10th(6th;6th;6th;8th;8th) row 1(4;7;1;2;6) times – 39(45;49;53;53;57) sts.
Cont straight until work measures 15(17;20;24;29;33)cm from beg, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE TOP OF SLEEVE
Dec 1 st at beg and end of next 3(3;3;3;5;5) rows – 33(39;43;47;43;47) sts.
Work one row straight.
C/off 3sts at beg of next 4(2;12;8;12;8) rows – 21(33;7;23;7;23)sts.
C/off 4(4;0;4;0;4)sts at beg of next 4(4;0;4;0;4) rows – 5(17;7;7;7;7)sts.

2nd size only
C/off 6sts at beg of next 2 rows – 5sts.

All sizes
C/off rem 5(5;7;7;7;7)sts.

TO MAKE UP
Sew shoulder seams.
Neckband: RS facing, using 3.75mm
Ns, pick up and k18(19;21;22;26;26) sts around right front neck, k across the 23(25;27;29;33;33)sts on holder at back neck, then pick up and k18(19;21;22;26;26)sts down left front neck – 59(63;69;73;85;85)sts.
Next row: p.
Next row: k1, (k2tog, yf) to last 2sts, k2.
Next row: p.
K 2 rows, then c/off all sts.
Fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing folds on shoulder seams, sew sleeves into position. Sew up side and sleeve seams. Block garment to measurement, cover with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Decorate with beads as desired and attach ribbon for tie.

Magazine issue date: May, 2014

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