Two Tone Cardigan Pattern | Size 3-4

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Two Tone Cardigan Pattern

Size 3 to 4 years

MATERIAL:       
4 balls Germantown—main color (1 oz. ball)
2 balls Germantown—contrasting color (1 oz. ball)
1 pair S.P. Knitting Needles No. 3 (3¼ mm.) and No. 5 (4 mm.)
1 bone crochet hook No. 5
6 buttons

GAUGE: 6 sts. = 1 inch

PATTERN:
1st row: * K4, P1, repeat from * across row, end K4.
2nd row: P across.
Repeat these 2 rows for pattern.

BACK: Cast on 64 sts. with m. c. and No. 3 needles and work in ribbing K2, P2 for 2 inch. Increase 5 sts. at even inter­vals across last row. Change to No. 5 needles and pattern. With 69 sts. work even until the entire piece measures 9 inch. or any desired length to underarm. Bind off for armhole at the beg. of the next 2 rows 5 sts., at the beg. of the next 2 rows 2 sts. (55 sts. left.) Work even for 5½ inch. from the first binding off. Bind off for shoulders at the beg. of the next 4 rows 9 sts., rem. 19 sts. bind off for neck.

FRONT: Cast on 32 sts. with m. c. and No. 3 needles and work in ribbing K2, P2 for 2 inch., increasing 2 sts. in last row. Change to No. 5 needles and work in pattern with contrast­ing color. With 34 sts. work even until the entire piece measures like back. Bind off for armhole at seam edge at the beg. of the next row 6 sts. and at the beg. of the next row at seam edge 2 sts. (26 sts. left.) Work even for 4 inch. from the first binding off. Bind off for neck 5 sts. at center edge and then always 2 sts. at neck edge every other row until 18 sts. are left over. Work as high as back and bind off for shoulder at armhole edge 9 sts. twice. Work the other front to correspond.

SLEEVE: Cast on 40 sts. with m. c. and No. 3 needles and work in ribbing K2, P2 for 2 inch., increasing 4 sts. at even intervals across last row. Change to No. 5 needles and pattern. Incr. 1 st. at the beg. and at the end of every 6th row until 52 sts. on needle. Work even until the entire sleeve measures 10 inch, or any desired length to under­arm. Bind off at the beg. of the next 2 rows 3 sts. Decr. 1 st. at the beg. of each row until 22 sts. are left. Bind off. Work the other sleeve to correspond.

FINISHING: Sew up side, shoulder and sleeve seams and sew in sleeves. With m. c. crochet 5 rows s. c. (54 sts.) down each front, making in 2nd row on one side 6 buttonholes spaced evenly apart. (To make a buttonhole, ch. 2, skip 2 sts. On next row, work 2 s. c. in ch. 2 space of previous row.) With m. c. crochet 3 rows s. c. (44 sts.) around the neck. Sew on buttons and steam lightly.