Opera Baby Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern

Opera Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern

Opera Baby Cardigan Free Knitting Pattern - Babies are even more cuter when they are wearing self-made clothes! This cardigan made of Phil Opera is soft, breezy and makes your little one even more irresistible. We're loving the grey/yellow colour combination, but of course you can pick your own colours! Are you ready to get started with the free knitting pattern of the Phil Opera Baby Cardigan below?

Whether it's for your own little baby or for the little one of your friends or family; self-made pieces of clothing are so adorable! This little striped baby cardigan is made of Phildar Phil Opera, a special effect yarn made of 100% cotton. The thread has a light mixed effect and the beautiful colour palette makes this yarn ideal for knitting or crocheting clothes for the whole family! .

Phildar Opera baby cardigan knitting patternSizes: A Newborn- B 3 months - C 6 months - D 12 months

What do you need?
- 1/1/2/2 balls Phildar Phil Opera colour Gris
- 1/1/2/2 balls Phildar Phil Opera colour Mimosa
Knitting needles no. 2 and 3 mm
- 6 buttons

Phildar phil opera colours

Stitches used:
Striped stocking stitch: *4 rows colour Mimosa, 4 rows colour Gris*, repeat from *to* = 8 rows in total.
Rib stitch 1/1

Gauge:
10 x 10 cm = 25 sts. and 34 rows with needle no. 3 in stocking stitch.

Opera Baby Cardigan free knitting pattern

Opera Baby Cardigan - Free Knitting Pattern

Back
Cast on A 59 - B 61 - C 67 - D 71 stitches with needle no. 2 and knit 2 cm (8 rows) rib st. 1/1: start and end the 1st row with 1 knit st.

Then continue in striped stocking stitch with needle no. 2 and increase 1 st. in the 1st row. You'll get: A 60 - B 62 - C 68 - D 72 stitches.

At a total height of A 9 cm (30 rows) - B 11 cm (38 rows) - C 13 cm (44 rows) - D 15 cm (50 rows) after rib st., cast off on both sides for the armholes 1x3 stitches, and every 2nd row: 1x2 stitches and 3x1 stitch. Remaining A 44 - B 46 - C 52 - D 56 stitches.

At a total height of A 19 cm (64 rows) - B 22 cm (74 rows) - C 25 cm (84 rows) - D 28 cm (94 rows) after rib st. cast off on both sides for the shoulders:
A 1x3 stitches and every 2nd row: 2x4 stitches.
B 1x3 stitches and every 2nd row: 2x4 stitches.
C 1x4 stitches and every 2nd row: 2x4 stitches.
D 1x4 stitches and every 2nd row: 1x4 stitches and 1x5 stitches.

At the same time cast off for the neckline the middle AB 10 - D 12 stitches, then 2 rows up A 1x6 - B 1x7 - C 1x8 - D 1x9 stitches.

Work the other neckline side the same way.

Right Front
Cast on A 35 - B 37 - C 39 - D 41 stitches with needle no. 2 and colour Gris and knit 2 cm (8 rows) rib st. 1/1: start the 1st row with 2 knit stitches and end with 1 purl stitch.

Then knit striped stocking stitch with needle no. 3 and increase A C D 1 stitch in the 1st  row. You’ll get: A 36 - B 37 - C 40 - D 42 stitches.

At a total height of A 9 cm (30 rows) - B 11 cm (38 rows) - C 13 cm (44 rows) - D 15 cm (50 rows) after rib st. for the armhole cast off on the left 1x3 stitch and every 2nd row: 1x2 stitches and 3x1 stitch. Remaining: A 28 - B 29 - C 32 - D 34 stitches.

At a total height of A 16 cm (54 rows) - B 19 cm (64 rows) - C 22 cm (74 rows) - D 24 cm (80 rows) after rib st. cast off at the right for the neckline:
A 1x6 stitches and every 2nd row: 1x4, 1x3, 1x2 and 2x1 stitch.
B 1x7 stitches and every 2nd row: 1x4, 1x3, 1x2 and 2x1 stitch.
C 1x8 stitches and every 2nd row: 1x4, 1x3, 1x2 and 3x1 stitch.
D 1x8 stitches and every 2nd row: 1x4, 1x3, 2x2 and 2x1 stitch.

Meanwhile at a total height of A 19 cm (64 rows) - B 22 cm (74 rows) - C 25 cm (84 rows) - D 28 cm (94 rows) after rib st., for the shoulder cast off on the left every 2nd row:
A 1x3 stitches and every 2nd row: 2x4 stitches.
B 1x3 stitches and every 2nd row: 2x4 stitches.
C 1x4 stitches and every 2nd row: 2x4 stitches.
D 1x4 stitches and every 2nd row: 1x4 stitches and 1x5 stitches.

Knit the left front in reversed way.

Sleeves
Cast on A 42 - B 44 - C 46 - D 50 stitches with needle no. 2 and colour Gris and knit 2 cm (8 rows) rib st. 1/1.

Then continue in striped stocking st. with needles no. 3. Increase on both sides:
A Every 6th row: 4x1 stitch.
B Every 8th row: 4x1 stitch and 6 rows up 1x1 stitch.
C 8 rows up: 1x1 stitch and every 6th row: 6x1 stitch.
D Every 8th row: 6x1 stitch and 6 rows up: 1x1 stitch.
You’ll get: A 50 - B 54 - C 60 - D 64 stitches.

At a total height of A 8,5 cm (28 rows) - B 13 cm (44 rows) - C 15 cm (50 rows) - D 18 cm (60 rows) after rib st., cast off on both sides for the sleeve cap:
A 1x3 stitches, then every 2nd row: 1x3 stitches, 1x2 stitches, 1x1 stitch, 1x2 stitches and 2x3 stitches.
B 1x4 stitches, then every 2nd row: 1x3 stitches, 1x2 stitches, 1x1 stitch, 1x2 stitches, 1x3 and 1x4 stitches.
C 1x4 stitches, then every 2nd row: 2x3 stitches, 1x2 stitches, 2x3 stitch and 1x4 stitches.
1x4 stitches, then every 2nd row: 1x4 stitches, 1x3 stitches, 1x2 stitch, 1x3 stitches and 2x4 stitches.

At a total height of A 12,5 cm (42 rows) - B 17 cm (58 rows) - C 19 cm (64 rows) - D 22 cm (74 rows) after rib st. cast off the remaining 16 stitches.

Knit a second sleeve the same way.

Neckline
Cast on A 67 - B 73 - C 79 - D 89 stitches with needle no. 2 and colour Gris and knit 1,5 cm (6 rows) rib st. 1/1: start and end the 1st row with 2 knit stitches. Then knit 2 row on the right side of your work, and some rows in stocking st. in a different colour: with the stitch by stitch finishing they will be invisible.

Finishing
Close the shoulder-, side- and sleeve seams. Sew in the sleeves in the armholes. At the edge of both fronts fold 1 stitch to the inside and sew it with an invisible stitch.
Sew the neckline stitch by stitch on the right side of your work.
Make A 4 - B 5 - C - D 6 buttonholes: at 5 sts. from the right front edge, pull the stitches to the side creating a little hole: make the first buttonhole A at the 1st stripe of colour Gris - B - D at the 1st stripe of colour Mimosa - C at the rib st. of the bottom; the next one 4 stripes up, the last buttonhole will be at the band of the neckline opening.

Attach the buttons at the left front at the same height as the buttonholes.

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  • Cynthia Chandler

    This pattern is very difficult to understand, eg. buttonholes? What does, Make 6 buttonholes: pull the stitches to the side at the edge of the right front, mean??? And the finishing steps?? At the edge of the fronts fold 1 stitch double and sew them tight with an invisible stitch., meaning??

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