Free Pattern – Bunny Cardigan

Millie FurbyKnitting Patterns

 

EASTER Bunny cardigan

Millie Furby, The Slipped Stitch

0-6 months (14in), 6-12 months (16in)

Sirdar Snuggly DK 1(2) Main colour, 1 ball of contrast colour

3.25mm and 4mm needles

stitch holder

5 buttons

Back

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 42 (50) stitches in main colour.

Work in 2×2 rib for 4 rows, change to contrast colour and work in rib for 2 rows, then return to main colour and work 2 more rows in rib **, increasing 3 stitches evenly across final row. 45 (53, 57) stitches.

Continue in main colour and 4mm needles. Work 32 (36) rows in stocking stitch. Ending with a ws row.

Shape raglan armholes

Cast off 5 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows. 35 (43) stitches.

Dec 1 stitch both ends of next and every alt row until 17 (19) stitches ending on a P row. Leave remaining stitches on stitch holder.

Front left

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 24 (27) stitches in main colour.

Work as given for back until **, increasing 2 (3) stitches evenly across last row. 26 (30) stitches.***

Continue in main colour and 4mm needles. Work 32 (36) rows in stocking stitch, ending with purl row.

Shape raglan armholes

Cast off 5 stitches at beginning of the next row. 21 (25) stitches.

P next row.

Dec 1 stitch at beginning of next and every alternate row until 16 (18) stitches remain ending on p row.

Shape neck

Next row: K2tog, K7(6) K2tog turn. Leave remaining 5 (8) stitches on stitch holder.

Dec 1st each end of second and every alt row until 3 (2) stitches remain. P next row. K3(2)tog and fasten off.

Right front

Work as left front until ***. Working in main colour, using 4mm needles, work 4 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K3 (5), using contrast colour insert 1st ow of chart, K4 (6).

Next row: P4 (6), row 2 of chart, P3 (5).

Continue inserting chart, keeping to the previous 2 rows pattern.

Working in stocking stitch continue until you have worked 33 (37) rows, ending with knit row.

Shape raglan armholes

Cast off 5 stitches at beginning of the next row. 21 (25) stitches.

K next row.

Dec 1 stitch at beginning of next and every alternate row until 16 (18) stitches remain ending on a P row.

Shape neck

K5(8) leave these on stitch holder. K2tog, K7(6) K2tog.

Dec 1st each end of second and every alt row until 3(2)sts remain. K3(2)tog and fasten off.

Sleeves (both alike)

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 26 (30)stitches in main colour. Work as rib pattern for back to ** increasing 1 stitch at beginning of last row. 27 (31)sts.

Using 4mm needles work 34 (38) rows increasing each end of 5th and every 4th row until 37 (41) stitches, then continue to work without shaping until 34th (38th) row.

Shape raglan

Cast off 5 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows. 27 (31)sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next and every alt row until 7 (9) sts remain, ending on a p row. Put remaining stitches on a thread.

Join raglan seams.

Neck band

With rs facing, using C and 3.25mm needles, pick up and knit 5 (8) stitches from right front stitch holder, 11 (11) from right front neck edge, 7 (9) from sleeve stitch holder, 17 (19) back, 7 (9) left sleeve, 11 (12) down left neck edge and 5 (8) from stitch holder (62 (76) sts).

Work 1 row 2×2 rib using C then 3 rows rib in M. Cast off loosely in pattern.

Left band

With rs facing, using C and 3.25mm needles, pick up and knit 54 (60) stitches evenly. In C work 2×2 rib starting with P2, then 3 rows in M. Cast off loosely in pattern. Mark 5 buttons evenly.

Right band

Work as given for left button band, placing 5 button holes, on 1st row of M, evenly to correspond with marked places on left band.

Sew up seams and add buttons.