Monday, 18 August 2014

MAX Baby Cardigan

Max Baby Cardigan with cable fronts
 
 
Here is a cute little baby cardigan designed especially for the boys.
 
For a baby of around 0 - 3months.
 
Max Baby Cardigan
 
 
Knitted top-down with or without eyelet raglan detailing
 
 
 
And a cable front version too!
 
 
Max Baby Cardigan                       for a baby of 0 - 3months
 
 
Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~
Cast on 64sts
 
Rows 1 & 2     Knit
Row 3            K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5     Knit
Row 6            K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
 
Row 7           K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
Row 8           K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9           K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
Row 10         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 11         K13, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
Row 12         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 13         K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
Row 14         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 15         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
Row 16         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 17         K16, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
Row 18         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 19         K17, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
Row 20         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 21         K18, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
Row 22         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 23         K19, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
Row 24         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 25         K20, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k21
Row 26         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 27         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k22
Row 28         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 29         K24, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k44, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k24          
Row 30         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                 (92sts)  **
 
Row 31         Knit
Row 32         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last two rows 3 times more
Row 39         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 40         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Row 41         Knit
Row 42         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last two rows 4 times more
Row 51         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 52         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4      
 
Row 53         Knit
Row 54         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
 
Repeat last two rows 3 times more
Row 61         Knit
Row 62         Knit
Row 63         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 64         Knit
Row 65         Knit
Cast off
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 30sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
With right side facing –
Row 1           Knit into front & back of first st,  knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 3              S1, knit to end of row
Row 4              S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat last two rows until 4” (10cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row
With right side facing –
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
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Max Baby Cardigan ~ with cables                            for a baby of 0 - 3months
 
Abbreviations ~    
                     c4f = cable 4sts frontways = slip 2sts onto a cable pin and hold at front of work, knit next 2sts, then k2sts from cable pin
 
                    c4b = cable 4sts backways = slip 2sts onto a cable pin and hold at back
                    of work, knit next 2sts, then k2sts from cable pin
 
 
 
 
Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~
Cast on 68sts
 
Rows 1 & 2    Knit
Row 3           K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5    Knit
Row 6           K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 7           K6, p1, k4, p1, k1, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k2, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 8           K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
Row 9           K6, p1, c4f, p1, k2, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k3, p1, c4b, p1, k6
 
Row 10         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
Row 11         K6, p1, k4, p1, k3, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k4, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 12         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
Row 13         K6, p1, k4, p1, k4, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 14         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
Row 15         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k2, p1, k4, p1, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k6, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 16         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 17         K6, p1, c4f, p1, k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, p1, c4b, p1, k6
 
Row 18         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 19         K6, p1, k4, p1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k8, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 20         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
Row 21         K6, p1, k4, p1, k8, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 22         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
Row 23         K6, p1, k4, p1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k10, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 24         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 25         K6, p1, c4f, p1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, p1, c4b, p1, k6
 
Row 26         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 27         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K2, p1, k4, p1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k12, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 28         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 29         K6, p1, k4, p1, K14, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k44, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k14, p1, k4, p1, k6
                            
Row 30         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4            (96sts) 
 
Row 31         K6, p1, k4, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 32         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4 
 
Row 33         K6, p1, c4f, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, c4b, p1, k6
 
Row 34         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4 
 
Row 35         K6, p1, k4, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 36         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4 
         
Repeat last two rows once more
Row 39         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K2, p1, k4, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 40         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4 
 
Row 41         K6, p1, c4f, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, c4b, p1, k6
 
Row 42         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
Row 43         K6, p1, k4, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 44         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Repeat last two rows twice more
Row 49         K6, p1, c4f, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, c4b, p1, k6
 
Row 50         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 51         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K2, p1, k4, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 52         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4 
 
Row 53         K6, p1, k4, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 54         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Repeat last two rows once more
Row 57         K6, p1, c4f, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, c4b, p1, k6
 
Row 58         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 59         K6, p1, k4, p1, knit to last 12sts, p1, k4, p1, k6
 
Row 60         K4, p2, k1, p4, k1, purl to last 12sts, k1, p4, k1, p2, k4
 
Row 61         Knit
Row 62         Knit
Row 63         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 64         Knit
Row 65         Knit
Cast off
 
 
Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put the 30sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
With right side facing –
Row 1           Knit into front & back of first st,  knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Row 3              S1, knit to end of row
Row 4              S1, purl to last st, k1
 
Repeat last two rows until 4” (10cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row
With right side facing –
 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
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You will find instructions for a matching baby hat here ~
 
 
 
 

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You will find instructions for the version with eyelet raglan detailing here ~
 
 


 
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You will find a girl's version (long or short sleeves) here ~



 

 
 

21 comments :

  1. How did I miss this it's lovely Marianna, I can't keep up with all your lovely creations. :)

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  2. Very cute! Can't wait to try it!

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  3. Love this pattern. I wish there was more sizes. Please more sizes!!! :)

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  4. What is KFB please? Lovely little cardi

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  5. KFB = knit in front and back of stitch

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  6. How can I print this pattern, please??

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  7. Fantastic pattern I done the cable one last night and it's easy to do and looks gorgeous,
    Thank you for all your patterns they are fabulous x

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  8. Fantastic pattern I done the cable one last night and it's easy to do and looks gorgeous,
    Thank you for all your patterns they are fabulous x

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  9. Fantastic pattern I done the cable one last night and it's easy to do and looks gorgeous,
    Thank you for all your patterns they are fabulous x

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  10. I cant see where it says hiw much yarn is required? Can someone guide me please?

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  11. I've did this but at the end of each row where you add , kfb , and after I knit 6 at the end I always end up with 1 more on the hook , and I did the pattern right and made sure , please help

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  12. Where do I find the 12 month pattern??

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    1. Click the link for the version with eyelet raglan detailing; that's where the other sizes are.

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  13. Another lovely pattern although I can't see why it couldn't be done for a girl as well.

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  14. Is there a 1 to 2-year-old pattern of the cable version of the cardigan?

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  15. Hi, I'm going to knit 9-12 months pattern as gift for a baby (now he's 3 months years old), and I'd like to make the cable version for the next Autumn, using 3,5 mm needles. I printed the Max baby cardigan with eyelet raglan, but I'm not sure where I have to insert the cable on the front. Please, can you help me? Many thanks (sorry for my not good English!). P.S.: I'd be happy to make this gift, because the baby will come back to China in September

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  16. Size 0-3 months is missing the Size, Tension and Requires.

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  17. where is the tension guide and the yarn quantities?

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