Knitted Snowflake Cardigan – Age 3-4

Knitted Snowflake Cardigan – Age 3-4

Knitted Snowflake Cardigan

 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this hat

  • Aldi Rainbow DK yarn – 100g balls in the following colour;
    • Snowflake (3 balls)
  • Small amount of Aldi silver yarn DK
  • 5mm & 4mm needles & 4mm crochet hook
  • 5mm cable needles
  • 5 x 15mm light blue buttons
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch holder (x 3)

 

  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • Button holes – cast off 2, turn work, cast on 2 stitches, turn work knit the two stitches just cast on (then continue with pattern)

 

  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge for this cardigan is 20 stitches and 26 rows in the 4mm needles working alternate rows of knit and purl
  • The cardigan is made in 5 sections and sewn together with a finishing band
  • The edging is best worked on needles with a cable in between
  • This cardigan is designed to fit a child around age 4, the finished measurements are; 52cm chest (this has some stretch) and 34cm in length.

 

  1. Pattern

Back – work 1 in snowflake in 3.5mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast of 54 stitches 54
2 (K2, P2) to end 54
3 (P2, K2) to end 54
4-7 Rep rows 1 * 2 54
  Change to 4mm needles  
8 K 54 54
9 P 54 54
10-81 Rep rows 8-9 54
82 Cast off 12 stitches, put next 30 stitches on a stitch holder, cast of 12 remaining stitches  

 

Right Front Piece – Work in snowflake in 3.5mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 28 28
2 (K2, P2) to end 28
3-7 Rep row 2 28
  Change to 4mm needles  
8 K 28 28
9 P 28 28
10-81 Rep rows 8 & 9 28
82 Cast of 12 stitches, put remaining stitches on a stitch holder  

 

 

 

Left Front Piece – Work in snowflake in 3.5mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 28 28
2 (K2, P2) to end 28
3-7 Rep row 2 28
  Change to 4mm needles  
8 K 28 28
9 P 28 28
10-81 Rep rows 8 & 9 28
82 put 16 stitches on stitch holder, cast of remaining 12 stitches  

 

Sleeves – Work in 2 snowflake in 3.5mm needles

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Cast on 52 52
2 (K2, P2) to end 52
3-7 Rep row 2 52
  Change to 4mm needles  
8 K 28 52
9 P 28 52
10-71 Rep rows 8 & 9 52
72 Cast off 52 stitches  

 

To put together;

  1. Holding right sides together, sew together the shoulder sections of the back and front pieces (the cast of 12 parts of both front pieces should match with the back piece)
  2. Holding right sides together, sew front pieces of the cardigan to the back along the sides, starting from the rib base and leaving a 10 cm gap to the shoulder on each side.
  3. Hold each sleeves right sides together and sew up the long side
  4. Places each sleeve so right sides are together and the seem of the sleeve is in the same places as the side seems of the cardigan and sew the sleeves in place.
  5. Sew in all ends

 

Cardigan Edging – Work in snowflake in 3.5mm needles with cable attached

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Starting at the bottom left corner of the cardigan (with it facing you) pick up a loop for each row of the side of the cardigan, (cut the yarn here) when you get to the stitch markers, place the stitches from the front left, back and then front right on to the needle, then (with new yarn) pick up a stitch from each of the rows on the right side of the cardigan.   You should now have 214 stitches on your needle looping around the inside edge of the cardigan 214
2 (K2, P2) to end 214
3-4 Rep row 2 214
5 K2, P2, make button hole across next 2 stitches, P2, (K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, make button hole across next 2 stitches, P2) x 4 then (K2, P2) to end 204 & 5 button holes
6-7 Rep row 2 214
8 Cast off and sew in ends  

 

To finish

 

 

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