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Knit Collar Pattern for Baby Cardigan

knitting pattern of baby cardigan collar

knitting pattern of baby cardigan collar

Knitting materials and tools:

<> 80 cm circular knitting needles, 3.5 mm (US 4)

<> James C.Brett, Rainbow (DK) – 100% premium acrylic. 100 grams – 310 meters. Knit with two strands holding together.

Knit baby cardigan size:

Size: 6-12 (18) months

Chest: 28 cm

Length: 33 cm

Gauge: 18 stitches in = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

st(s) – stitch(es)

pm – place marker

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch.

yo – yarn over: lay the working yarn over the right needle from front to back

skpo - Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch, and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done.

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Knitting collar for baby cardigan:

Before knitting the cardigan, I will show you short calculations that you can use for calculation other sizes.

Neck circumference: 30 cm (I have found this data in internet)

Gauge: 18 stitches in = 10 cm

1.8 sts = 1 cm

30*1.8=54 sts

Collar width – 5 cm (for the size less than 6 months = 4 cm)

5 *1.8 = 9 sts (we will add 9 stitches from one side and 9 sts from another side)

N(total number of sts) = 54 + 9 + 9 +2 sel s = 74 sts.

Using long tail cast on method, cast on 74 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, [yo, skpo] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 5: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 7: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 8: In this row we will join first and the last rows. Take extra needle and pick loops of the first row. Pick up the first 15 sts. Do not forget about salvage stitches. Check video for more instructions. Fold the piece right side out. Slip the first stitch (knitwise) from the left-hand needle, then knit the first stitch from the extra needle, after that pass slipped stitch over the knit one. *Slip next stitch (knitwise) from the left-hand needle, then knit next stitch from the extra needle, after that pass slipped stitch over the knit one. Repeat from * till the end.

Row 9: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

According to the calculations, you need to count 9 +1 sel s = 10 sts from one side and pm and repeat the same for the other side. I decided to make collar a little bit wider, so I counted 11 sts from one side and pm and did the same for the other side. At this point we will knit short rows.

Row 10 (RS): sel s, k8, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k48, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2, turn.

Row 11: bring the working yarn in front, slip the first stitch purlwise, then pull the working yarn to the back of your work over the top of right-hand needle and distort just slipped stitch, making it look like two stitches instead of one (let’s call it double stitch), k2, k50, k3, turn.

Row 12: again, slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k46, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1, turn.

Row 13: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2, k48, k1, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1, turn.

Row 14: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k44, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1, turn.

Row 15: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2, k46, k1, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1.

Row 16: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k42, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1, turn.

Row 17: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2, k44, k1, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1.

Row 18: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k40, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1, turn.

Row 19: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2, k42, k1, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1.

Row 20: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k38, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1, turn.

Row 21: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2, k40, k1, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1

Row 22: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k36, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1, turn.

Row 23: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2, k38, k1, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1

Row 24: slip the first stitch purlwise and create a double stitch, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k34, k2tog, pm, k2tog, k2tog (knit both loops of the double stitch together), k1. Do not turn. Pick up two stitches close to the last stitch, place marker. After that cast on 7 stitches for a button band edge Turn

Row 25: sel s, knit all stitches to the very end. Do not forget to knit both loops of the double stitch together. Pick up two stitches from the edge again. This time insert the needle from back to front. Place marker and cast on 7 more stitches for the second button band edge. (60 stsitches)

Row 26-30: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 31(buttonhole): sel s, k53, yo, k2tog, k3, sel s.

Row 32: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s. Knit yo stitch through the front loop

Row 33-34: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

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