Instructions

GAUGE: Working in St st (k 1 row, p 1 row) on size 2 needles, 7 sts and 10 rows = 1 inch.

DIRECTIONS: With size 2 needles, cast on 60 sts.

NECK RIBBING:

N-Rows 1-6: K 2, p 2 across row: count 60 sts.

YOKE:

    1. Y-Row 1:

K 14, yo, place marker, k 1, place marker, yo, k 4, yo, place marker, k 1, place marker, yo, k 20, yo, place marker, k 1, place marker, yo, k 4, yo, place marker, k 1, place marker, yo, k 14.

  1. Y-Row 2: P across row, keeping markers in place: count 68 sts.
  2. Y-Row 3: K 15, yo, k 1, yo, k 6, yo, k 1, yo, k 22, yo, k 1, yo, k 6, yo, k 1, yo, k 15.
  3. Y-Row 4: P across row, keeping markers in place.
  4. Y-Rows 5-29: Repeat Y-Rows 3 and 4, keeping sts in pattern and markers in place: count 172 sts. (There will be eight stitches added every other row and 14 holes along length of each raglan sleeve seam at the end of Row 29.)

BODY:

  1. B-Rows 1-3: Change to size 13 needles. K every row, moving markers with each row: count 172 sts.
  2. B-Row 4: K 29, put next 32 sts (sleeve) on stitch holder, k 50, put next 32 sts (sleeve) on stitch holder, k 29: count 108 sts.
  3. B-Rows 5-17: K every row: count 108 sts.

BOTTOM RIBBING:

  1. BR-Rows 1-8: Change to size 2 needles. K 2, p 2 across row: count 108 sts.
  2. Bind off ribbing.

SLEEVE:

  1. With WS facing, transfer 32 sleeve sts from stitch holder onto size 13 needle. Attach yarn: count 32 sts.
  2. S-Rows 1-10: K every row: count 32 sts.
  3. Ribbing: R-Rows 1-8: Change to size 2 needles. K 2, p 2 across row: count 32 sts.
  4. Bind off ribbing.
  5. Repeat for other sleeve.

FINISHING:

  1. With slip knot on crochet hook, attach yarn to  left front of sweater with RS facing. Sc evenly along front. Fasten off.
  2. Mark location of five buttons evenly spaced along right front of sweater.
  3. With slip knot on crochet hook, attach yarn to right front of sweater. Work 1 sc in right front, ch 2, sk length of ch along front of sweater for buttonhole [work 5 scs in right front or number of sts needed to next button placement, ch 2, sk length of ch along front of sweater for buttonhole] four times, sc 1 in right front. Fasten off.
  4. Sew or crochet sleeve seams together with RS facing.
  5. With crochet hook or tapestry needle, pull all yarn ends to wrong side and weave into work.
  6. Use hand-sewing needle and all-purpose thread to sew buttons to left front opposite buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • dec decrease
  • inc increase
  • k knit
  • p purl
  • psso pass slipped st over
  • rem remaining
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

FINISHED SIZE: Sweater fits newborns to 14-pound infants.

Infant’s Green Knit Cardigan from Margaret Hanson-Maddox of Montpelier, Indiana