Wednesday, March 28
Free pattern: All-in-one baby cardi in 4ply (round neck)
This is for a 24lb baby
Machine: 4.5mm standard gauge knitting machine
Gauge: 30.5s and 42.8r to 10cm
Cast on 182 stitches in 1x1 rib usign T4, and rib for 18 rows.
Transfer all stitches to main bed, RC000, T6. Knit 56 rows.
Set for partial knitting.
Put centre 92 stitches and remaining stitches furthest from carriage into hold.
Knit until RC84.
Scrap off 8 sts on neck to waste yarn.
Dec 1st every row for 9 rows (28 sts rem).
Knit to RC106 and scrap off rem sts to WY
Pur centre 92 stitches into UWP and knit to RC106. Scrap off on waste yarn
Repeat as for first front, reversing shapings
Cast on 50 stitches and knit 12 rows in 1x1 rib at T4.
Transfer all stitches to main bed, RC000, T6.
Inc 1 st every 5 rows 5 times, then inc 1 st every 6 rows 6 times (72 stitches).
Knit to RC66, cast off loosely.
Join shoulder seams.
Cast on 88 stitches at T4 and knit 10 rows of 1x1 rib.
With WS facing, rehang 8 stitches from front neck, 18 sts from neck edge, 36 sts from back etc. Knit 1 row loosely and cast off.
Cast on 91* stitches, work 9 rows at T4 in 1x1 rib. Hang left front for girls, right front for boys. Knit 1 row loosely and cast off.
Repeat for other edge, working 6 buttonholes evenly on row 4.
*If this seems to be too many or too few stitches, hold work against machine and estimate correct number of needles.