Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cabled Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern.


This is not my own pattern but since it's freely available online I thought it's OK if I shared it with you guys. There's a downside with the pattern: it's only available in Danish and if you are not familiar with the language you're probably not able to understand it. Which is a shame since it's such a cute baby cardigan pattern! 

Now I don't claim to speak Danish but the Scandinavian languages are so similar that since I speak Swedish I can also read Danish and Norwegian patterns. Spoken language is a totally different thing, though... It's raining here and I have nothing else to do, so here we go, my translation of the pattern, which was originally published in Femina magazine and can be found in Danish HERE. You can also find the pattern on Ravelry

Please note that I've only tried to translate the pattern as it is and you might notice that the instructions are a bit vague at times (like decreasing at underarms) I decided not to add my own thoughts and thus "make the pattern better". However, if there is something you don't understand or can't seem to figure out how to do, feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to answer!


One more thing: I used Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino for this project. The suggested yarn, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino is listed on Ravelry as sport weight as is the yarn I used. However I think my cardigan turned out a but on the small side and I would suggest using something nearer to DK weight than fingering weight if substituting yarns. Oh, and before I forget, let me add that I knitted the smallest size (0-3 mo.)

Photo from Femina.dk


MEASUREMENTS
Sizes 
0-3 (3–6) 6–12 (12–18) 18–24 months
The chest circumference: 47 (50) 58 (61) 68 cm
The length of the sleeve: 12 (12) 12 (18) 21 cm
YARN
Baby Cashmerino from Debbie Bliss: 2 (2) 3 (3) 4 skeins à 50 g, colorway 340608, Dusty Rose
MATERIALS
Size 3.0mm and 4.0mm DPNs
A long(-ish) circlar needle in size 4.0mm
A cable needle 
4 stitch holders
5 buttons (12mm in diameter)
Sewing needle and yarn

GAUGE
22 st and 28 rows on needles size 4.0mm = 10 x 10 cm
Cable over 9 stitches (C4B, k 1, C4F) equals 4.5 cm
ABBREVIATIONS
C2B - slip the next stitch on a cable needle and hold behind the work, knit the following stitch and then the stitch from the cable needle
C2F - slip the next stitch on a cable needle and hold in front of the work, knit the following stitch and then the stitch from the cable needle
C3B - slip the next 2 stitches on a cable needle and hold behind the work, knit the following stitch and then the 2 stitches from the cable needle
C3F - slip the next stitch on a cable needle and hold in front of the work, knit the following 2 stitches and then the stitch from the cable needle
C4B - slip the next 3 stitches on a cable needle and hold behind the work, knit the following stitch and then the 3 stitches from the cable needle
C4F - slip the next stitch on a cable needle and hold in front of the work, knit the following 3 stitches and then the stitch from the cable needle

BACK
Cast on 53 (57) 65 (69) 75 stitches on size 3.0mm needles.
Row 1 (WS): [p 1, k 1] until the last stitch, p 1.
Row 2 (RS): [k 1, p 1] until the last stitch, k 1.
Row 3: as row 1. Change to size 4.0mm needles.
Row 4: p 4 (6) 4 (6) 3 sts, [k 9, p 3 ] 3 (3) 4 (4) 5 times, k 9, p 4 (6) 4 (6) 3.
Row 5: knit and purl as the stitches appear
Row 6: p 4 (6) 4 (6) 3,  [C4B, k 1, C4F, p 3] 3 (3) 4 (4) 5 times, C4B, k 1, C4F, p 4 (6) 4 (6) 3.
Row 7: As row 5.
Repeat rows 4-7. 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 more times. Cut the yarn and place the live stitches on a stitch holder. 

FRONT
Cast on 51 (54) 63 (66) 73 stitches on size 3.0mm needles.
Row 1 (WS): [p 1, k 1] until the last stitch 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 stitch, p 1 (0) 1 (0) 1.
Row 2 (RS): k 1 (0) 1 (0) 1, [p 1, k 1] until the end of the row.
Row 3: as row 1. Change to size 4.0mm needles.
Row 4: p 4 (6) 4 (6) 3 sts, [k 9, p 3 ] 3 (3) 4 (4) 5 times, k 9, p 2 (3) 2 (3) 1.
Row 5: knit and purl as the stitches appear
Row 6: p 4 (6) 4 (6) 3,  [C4B, k 1, C4F, p 3] 3 (3) 4 (4) 5 times, C4B, k 1, C4F, p 2 (3) 2 (3) 1.
Row 7: As row 5.
Repeat rows 4-7. 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 more times. Cut the yarn and place the live stitches on a stitch holder. 

SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 27 (29) 33 (33) 35 stitches on size 3.0mm needles.
Row 1 (WS): [p 1, k 1] until the last stitch, p 1.
Row 2 (RS): [k 1, p 1] until the last stitch, k 1.
Row 3: as row 1. Change to size 4.0mm needles.
Row 4: p 3 (4) 0 (0) 1, k 9, p 3, k 9, p 3 (4) 3 (3) 3, k 0 (0) 9 (9) 9, p 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.
Row 5: knit and purl as the stitches appear
Row 6 (cable row): p 3 (4) 0 (0) 1, C4B, k 1, C4F, p 3, C4B, k 1, C4F, p 3 (4) 3 (3) 3, [C4B, k 1, C4F] 0 (0) 1 (1) 1 times, p 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.
Row 7: As row 5.
Repeat rows 4-7 and at the same time start increasing 1 stitch at both ends of every other cable row until you have 35 (37) 41 (45) 49 stitches, ending with row 7. Cut the yarn and place the live stitches on a stitch holder. Knit the other sleeve similarly.

YOKE

With the right side of the work facing you and changing to the 4.0mm circular needle and work over the pieces in the following: right sleeve, back, left sleeve, front = 174 (185) 210 (225) 246 stitches. Continue to work back and forth on the circ. needles. 
Continue with the cable pattern as described on rows 4-7, beginning with row 4:
Row 1 (RS): knit and purl the stitches as they appear.
Row 2 (WS) and all the following WS rows: knit and purl the stitches as they appear.
Row 3 (cable row): continue with the pattern and purl 3 stitches together between the sleeve and body parts, but not at the beginning or the end of the row. 6 stitches decreased, 168 (179) 204 (219) 240 stitches left.

Row 5: p 5 (6) 2 (4) 6, purl 2 sts together, continue in pattern and at the same time purl 3 stitches together between body and sleeves as before = 161 (172) 197 (212) 233 stitches left.
Row 7 (cable row): as row 3, except for size 6-12 mo. purl only 2 sts together instead of 3. 155 (166) 194 (206) 227 sts left.
Row 9: p 4 (5) 1 (3) 5, purl 2 stitches together, continue in pattern until the end of the row = 154 (165) 193 (205) 226 sts left.
Row 11 (cable row): as row 3, except no decreases for size 6-12 mo. = 148 (159) 193 (199) 220 sts left.
Row 13: continue in pattern and decrease 3 stitches between the sleeves and the body for size 3-6 mo. only, and 1 stitch for size 12-18 mo. only = 148 (150) 193 (196) 220 stitches left.
There are now 3 stitches between the cables. 

Row 15 (cable row): knit in pattern and decrease one stitch between the cables (by purling 2 together) but not at the edge stitches at the beginning or the end of the row = 137 (139) 178 (181) 203 sts left.
Row 17: knit in pattern until the end of the row.
Row 19 (cable row): knit in pattern until the end of the row.
Row 21: p 5 (6) 2 (4) 6, [k 3, slip 1 st, k 2 sts together, pass the slipped stitch over (= s1k2tog psso), k 3, p 2] until the last 11 (12) 11 (12) 10 sts, k 3, s1k2tog psso, k 3, p2 (3) 2 (3) = 113 (115) 146 (149) 167 sts left. 
Row 23 (cable row): P 5 (6) 2 (4) 6, [C3B, k 1, C3F, p 2] until the last 9 (10) 9 (10) 8 sts, C3B, k 1, C3F, p 2 (3) 2 (3) 1.
Row 25: knit in pattern until the end of the row and at the same time p 2 sts together between the cables but not at the edge stitches at the beginning and the end of the row = 102 (104) 131 (134) 150 sts left.
Row 27 (cable row): knit in pattern until the end of the row. 

SIZES 0-3, 3-6 AND 6-12 MO. ONLY

Row 29: p 5 (6) 2, [k 2, s1k2tog psso, k 2, p 1] until the last 9 (10) 9 sts, k 2,  s1k2tog psso, k 2, p 2 (3) 2 = 78 (80) 99 sts left.
Row 31 (cable row): p 5 (6) 2, [C2B, k 1, C2F, p 1] until the last 7 (8) 7 sts, C2B, k 1, C2F,  p 2 (3) 2.
Row 33: p 5 (6) 2, [k 1, s1k2tog psso, k 1, p 1] until the last 7 (8) 7 sts, k 1, s1k2tog psso, k 1, p 2 (3) 2 = 54 (56) 67 sts left.
Change to needle size 3.0 mm.
Row 35: [k 1, p 1] until the end of the row and at the same time decrease one stitch in the middle for the size 6-12 months only = 54 (56) 66 left.
Row 36: [k 1, p 1] until the end of the row. Bind off all the stitches.

SIZES 12-18 and 18-24 MO. ONLY
Row 29: Knit in pattern until the end of the row.
Row 31 (cable row): Knit in pattern until the end of the row.
Row 33: p 4 (6), [k 2, s1k2tog psso, k 2, p 1] until the last 10 (8) sts, 2k 2, s1k2tog psso, k 2, p 3 (1) = 102 (114) sts left. 
Row 35 (cable row): p 4 (6),  [C2B, k 1, C2F, p 1until the last  8 (6) sts, C2B, k 1, C2F, p 3 (1).
Row 37: Knit in pattern until the end of the row.
Row 39 (cable row): Knit in pattern until the end of the row.
Row 41: p 4 (6), [k 1, s1k2tog psso, k 1, p 1] until the last  8 (6) sts, k 1, s1k2tog psso, k 1, p 3 (1) = 70 (78) sts left. 
Row 42: As row 2. Change to needle size 3.0 mm
Row 43: [k 1, p 1] until the end of the row.
Row 44: As row 43. Bind off all the stitches.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER 
Weave in all the yarn ends. 
Block the piece lightly. 
Sew the seam for left sleeve and side, also sew the little hole under the arm.
Sew the seam for right sleeve.
Pick up and knit 53 (57) 61 (71) 75 stitches along the right side of the cardigan's right front with size 3.0mm needles.  Knit k1, p1 ribbing for 2 (2) 4 (4) 4 rows. Bind off. Do the same along the side of the back and the right sleeve.
Sew 5 buttons evenly across the ribbing along the back and the sleeve. Buttonholes are not needed, you can button straight through the  edge of the ribbing.


11 comments:

  1. that is so sweet, what a beautiful baby sweater! thanks for sharing the pattern.

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    1. Ska försöka sticka denna men vad betyder k och p??

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    2. hej! k betyder knit = att sticka en rättsaska, p är purl = avig maska. Du kan hitta engelska ord för stickning här:
      http://www.garnstudio.com/glossary.php?langf=en&langt=se Hoppas det här hjälper!

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  2. Thank you!! I love this pattern and now i can knit it! I'm from Argentina, and knit in spanish or english.... But danish is just too much for me! :)

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    1. I'm so glad that I could help you! I also love this pattern, it's super cute!

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  3. Thank you so much sharing this!! =)

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  4. aaaww help�� I'm up to the part where you have to decrease 3 stitches between the sleeves and not at the end and beginning of row...isn't that a decrease of 9 stitches? I can't work it out...I'm looking at your photo and it looks like you have decreased in 3 places (between the arms and body) what am I missing? Many many thanks in advance�� Beautiful cardi and thank you for your translation work☺️

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    1. Hi! When you purl 3 stitches together, that leaves you with 1 stitch and decreases 2 (the same way when you knit two together, k2tog, you're left with one stitch and one is decreased).So the total decrease is 6 stitches. Hope this helps! Almost confused me for a while there as well!

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    2. Oh...of course, thank-you that makes sense! I hope my cardi will look as good as yours once it's finished!

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  5. This is a really cute pattern, and lovely to see, but I think you may actually be violating copyright on it.

    The Danish magasin will have purchased the right from the designer to distribute it in Danish on their website which is supported by adds. The designer has since published it in their own English version (book translation).

    So by publishing it here you are taking away income from the magasin (adds shown to people who view the pattern), and the designer (money from the sale of the book). You should at least credit the designer and make it clear that people can support her work by buying her book. You should not say that it isn't available in English when the Ravelry post clearly states that it is from a book published in 2014.

    Sorry, I can't get to log in on my phone, so I can't sign this electronically.

    Best regards,
    Chris Olsen, UK

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