Cabled Baby Cardigan

  • Machine: standard with a ribber
  • Yarn: 3 ply such as Tamm 3 ply
  • Tension: Ribbing T. 3; Body T. 8
  • Gauge: Sts = 7 and Rows = 10.25 – per inch
  • Size 6 MO (12 MO)

BACK:

  • CO 70 (78) sts in a 1 X 1 rib; circular rows; comb & weights
  • T 3; K 15 R
  • Move all sts to main bed; RC 000
  • T 8; K 53 (56) R
  • Mark each end st with contrasting color of yarn
  • K 48 (54) more R s
  • Put all sts to hold except 16 (20) next to carriage; Carriage set to hold position
  • Remove those 16 (20) sts onto WY; put 16 (20) sts on other edge into work and remove onto WY
  • K 1 loose row over last 38 (38) sts; bind off sts

FRONT: (2)

  • CO 40 (44) sts in a 1 X 1 rib; circular rows; comb & weights
  • T 3; K 15 R
  • Move all sts to main bed; RC 000
  • T 8; K 2 R
  • Begin cables and lace as follows: As you knit, mark arm side of R 53 (56) with a contrasting yarn
    • On left side of bed
    • *Pick up stitches 6, 7 & 8 on one 3 prong transfer tool
    • Pick up stitches 9, 10 & 11 on second 3 prong transfer tool
    • Rehang stitches 6, 7 & 8 onto needles 10, 9 & 8 – leaving needle 11 empty on left
    • Rehang stitches 11, 10 & 9 onto needles 9, 8 & 7 – leaving needle 6 empty
    • Keep needle numbers 11 & 6 in work
    • Knit 4 rows*
    • Repeat * to * to RC 78 (86) – do last cable on RC 78 (86)
  • K 3 R instead of 4 after last cable for 1st side; COR; K 4 R for second side; COL
  • Short Row for neck as follows:
  • Size 6 & 12 MO: Pull 8 N to hold; set carriage to hold position: * K1 R, wrap last N in hold; K1 R*
  • Pull 4 sts to hold; K * to *; 3 sts to hold; K * to *; 2 sts to hold; K * to * 3 times; 1 to hold; K * to *; 3 times;
  • Carriage off hold; K 1 R over all N’s
  • Pull right (left for 2nd side) 16 (20) N’s to hold; Set carriage to hold
  • K 1 loose R over remaining sts; bind off
  • Carriage off hold; remover last 16 (20) sts onto WY
  • Reverse all instructions for second front

SLEEVES (2)

  • CO 44 (48) sts in a 1 X 1 rib; circular rows; comb & weights
  • T 3; K 11 R
  • Move all sts to main bed; RC 000
  • T 8; K to RC 61 (72) increasing as follows using a 3-prong transfer tool:
  • Size 6 MO: 1 st at each end of every 6th row 2 times and every 7th row 7 times
  • Size 12 MO: 1 st at each end of every 6th row 6 times and every 7th row 5 times
  • K 1 loose R; bind off

MAKE UP:

  • Steam block all pieces
  • Hang 16 (20) st off WY of one back shoulder with right side facing
  • Hang 16 sts (20) of 1 front on same N’s with wrong side facing; bind off
  • Repeat with other 16 (20) sts of back and other front piece
  • Mattress st sleeves to body between contrasting yarn marked sts
  • Attach your favorite band method to neck and fronts or crochet an edge with button loops (a method for making buttonhole bands under Techniques)
  • Mattress st sides and under arms; weave in ends
  • Sew on buttons

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