Paulene's SEAMLESS neck down cardigan

This is a round neck cardigan, worked in the main on 2 needles,

with the sleeves worked on a set of 4 double pointed needles.

1 pair 3.25m needles (Old size 10)
1 set of 4 Double Pointed needles 3.25 mm
Less than 50 grams 4 ply baby wool
Finished size 15"-16" ( fits 51/2lb to 7lb baby)
Contrast wool to hold stitches and make markers
MS Moss Stitch (Knit 1, Purl 1)next row (Purl 1, Knit 1)
PM Place marker (loop of contrast wool)

Main Part

Cast on 58 stitches
Work 3 rows in K1 P1 rib
**{{On the 4th and following 18th rows, make buttonholes on left or right, depending on whether cardi is wanted for boy or girl, till you have 4 buttonholes}}**
Work 2 more rows in K1 P1 rib.

Place markers as follows

1. Moss stitch 5, K9, Place marker, K6 PM, K18 PM, K6 PM, K9 MS 5
2. Moss stitch 5, purl across (passing markers to other needle) to last 5, MS 5
3. (Increase row) MS 5, knit across BUT increase in the stitches before and after each marker, to last 5, MS 5 {(to make increases without producing holes, knit into BACK then FRONT of each increase stitch)} (64 sts)
4. MS 5, purl across to last 5 Sts, MS 5

Repeat rows 3 and 4 (increasing 8 stitches every increase row) until you have 178 stitches arranged as follows.. 29 // 36 // 48 // 36 // 29

Next Row, dividing for sleeves
MS 5, Knit 60 (Take a length of contrast wool, and slip the last 36 Sts knitted onto it) Knit 84, (Slip last 36 Sts knitted onto another length of contrast wool) Knit to last 5 Sts MS5 (106 Sts) (and 36 Sts on each length of contrast)
MS 5, purl to last 5sts, MS 5

Keeping the 5st MS borders, work 18 rows stocking stitch (remembering button holes as before)

Next Row - decreasing for welt.
MS 5, k2, (K2tog K3) to last 5 Sts, MS 5
MS 5, purl across to last 5 Sts, MS 5

Work 8 rows in K1 P1 rib, pacing 5th buttonhole half way down bottom rib.
Cast off


Pick up 36 Sts from contrast yarn, and place 12 on each of 3 DP needles.
KNIT for 18 rounds.

Next round - decrease for cuff
Decrease 8 Sts evenly across next round (28 Sts)

Work 8 rows K1 P1 rib, and cast off.

Using the tail of yarn, close each under arm gap.

Add buttons.

Paulene Sibley , BonnieBabies Member