NORTHCOTE COTTON KIDS CARDI

Northcote Cotton Kids Cardi Project

LEVEL: EASY

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 'Moda Vera' Northcote Cotton 50g x 6 (7-7-8-8) balls.
  • 1 pair 5mm knitting needles or size required to give correct tension.
  • One button
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure.

 

MEASUREMENTS

Years

2

4

6

8

10

Fits Underarm

cm

55

60

65

70

75

Actual Size at underarm

cm

62

67

72

77

82

Length(approx.)

cm

45

52

58

62

66

Sleeve Length

cm

23

28

33

38

40

 

TENSION

19 sts x 26 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 5mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 5mm needles, cast on 65 (69-75-79-83) sts.

BEG LOWER BAND

1st row (RS) - K1, P1, K1, rep from to end.2nd and every foll alt row - Knit.

2nd row - P1, K1, P1, rep from to end.

Last 2 rows form rib.

Work a further 2 rows rib ... 4 rows rib in all.

Work in stocking st for rem, dec one st at each end of 31st (39th-45th-47th-51st) row, then in foll 30th (38th-44th-46th-50th) row once more ... 61 (65-71-75-79) sts.

Cont without shaping until work measures 31 (37-42-44-47) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Tie a coloured thread at each end of last row to mark beg of armholes as there is no armhole shaping.

Work a further 36 (40-42-46-50) rows stocking st.

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Cast off 10 (11-12-13-14) sts loosely at beg of next 2 rows, then 10 (11-12-13-13) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Cast off rem 21 (21-23-23-25) sts.

LEFT FRONT

Using 5mm needles, cast on 35 (37-39-41-43) sts.

BEG LOWER BAND

Work 4 rows rib as for lower band of Back.

Next row (RS) - Knit to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) twice.

Next row - (P1, K1) twice, purl to end.

Keeping stocking st and 4 rib sts at front edge correct for rem, dec one st at beg of 29th (37th-43rd-45th-49th) row, then in foll 30th (38th-44th-46th-50th) row once more ... 33 (35-37-39-41) sts.

Cont without shaping, until work measures same as Back to coloured threads, working last row on WS.

Tie a coloured thread at end of last row to mark beg of armhole as there is no armhole shaping.

SHAPE FRONT SLOPE

1st row (RS) - Knit to last 6 sts, K2tog, rib 4 ... 32 (34-36-38-40) sts.

2nd row - Rib 4, purl to end.

3rd row - Knit to last 4 sts, rib 4.

4th row - As 2nd row.

Rep last 4 rows 7 (5-4-2-3) time/s, then 1st row once ... 24 (28-31-35-36) sts.

Sizes 4, 6, 8 and 10 only - Cont dec (as before inside 4 rib sts at front edge) in every foll 6th row until (26-28-30-31) sts rem.

All sizes - Work 3 rows ... 24 (26-28-30-31) sts.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Keeping rib correct, cast off 10 (11-12-13-14) sts loosely at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Next row - Cast off 10 (11-12-13-13) sts, rib to end.

Cont in rib on last 4 sts until rib fits (slightly stretched) evenly across first half of back neck.

Cast off loosely in rib.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 5mm needles, cast on 35 (37-39-41-43) sts.

BEG LOWER BAND

Work 4 rows rib as for lower band of Back.

Next row (RS) - (K1, P1) twice, knit to end.

Next row - Purl to last 4 sts, (K1, P1) twice.

Keeping stocking st and 4 rib sts at front edge correct for rem, dec one st at end of 29th (37th-43rd-45th-49th) row, then in foll 30th (38th-44th-46th-50th) row once more ... 33 (35-37-39-41) sts.

Cont in without shaping, until work measures same as Back to coloured threads, ending with a purl row.

Tie a coloured thread at beg of last row to mark beg of armhole as there is no armhole shaping.

SHAPE FRONT SLOPE

1st row (RS) - Rib 2, yrn, K2tog (buttonhole), K2tog, knit to end ... 32 (34-36-38-40) sts.

2nd row - Purl to last 4 sts, rib 4.

3rd row - Rib 4, knit to end.

4th row - As 2nd row.

5th row - Rib 4, K2tog, knit to end.

Rep rows 2 to 5 incl 7 (5-4-2-3) times ...

24 (28-31-35-36) sts.

Sizes 4, 6, 8 and 10 only - Cont dec (as before inside 4 rib sts at front edge) in every foll 6th row until (26-28-30-31) sts rem.

All sizes - Work 4 rows ... 24 (26-28-30-31) sts.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Keeping rib correct, cast off 10 (11-12-13-

14) sts loosely at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Next row - Cast off 10 (11-12-13-13) sts, rib to end.

Cont in rib on last 4 sts until rib fits (slightl stretched) evenly across rem half of back neck.

Cast off loosely in rib.

SLEEVES

Using 5mm needles, cast on 33 (35-37-37-39) sts.

BEG CUFF

Work 4 rows rib as for lower band of Back.

Working in stocking st for rem, inc one st at each end of 5th row, then in every foll

4th (4th-6th-4th-4th) row until there are

43 (39-55-47-51) sts, then in every foll

6th (6th-8th-6th-6th) row until there are

51 (55-59-67-71) sts.

Cont without shaping until work measures 23 (28-33-38-40) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE TOP

Cast off 7 (7-8-9-10) sts loosely at beg of next 6 rows.

Cast off rem 9 (13-11-13-11) sts.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join shoulder seams. Join cast off edges of bands tog. Using a flat seam, sew bands in position across back neck, placing seam to centre of back neck Sew in sleeves evenly between coloured threads, placing centre of sleeves to shoulder seams. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew button onto Left Front band to correspond with buttonhole.

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