Friday, 30 November 2012

Free Pattern: Moss stitch baby cardigan


 



I made this cute cardigan for a friend's baby girl and I love the colourful buttons. Experimenting with colours and styles that you wouldn't wear yourself is definitely a benefit of making pieces for other people. This cardigan is made to fit a baby of 6-9 months.
 
 
The pattern is provided in full in this post, but you can download a printable version below.



 
 
Tools
200g Aran weight yarn (shown here in Rowan pure wool aran)
1 pair of 4mm needles
1 pair of 3mm needles
Stitch holder
9 buttons
 

Abbreviations

K- knit stitch
P-purl stitch
Yon- Yarn over needle
K2tog- knit two stitches together
P2tog- purl two stitches together
Yfrn- yarn forward round needle
 

Explanations

Yon, k2tog- Leave the yarn in front of the work. Insert the tip of the right hand needle knitwise into the next two stitches. Move the yarn to the back of the work and knit the two stitches together. It is important to knit the two stitches together to maintain the stitch number.
Yfrn, p2tog- bring the yarn to the front of the work, wrap the yarn round the needle once so that the yarn is once again at the front of the work. Purl the next two stitches together.

Pattern