Baby Cardigan with Relief Sleeves
300g of tender green yarn (100% wool);
Crochet hook 2,5;
Knitting needles 2,5.
Size: 2-3 years.
Stitches control: 37 sts x 42 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Motif = 6 cm in diameter.
Cast on 126 sts with knitting needles 2,5 and work with 2 x 2 rib. At 17 cm height, bind off 1 x 3 sts, 2 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row from both sides for arm-holes = 106 sts. At 30 cm height, bind off 24 sts of each shoulder and 58 sts of neck-hole.
Cast on 46 sts with knitting needles 2,5 and work with 2 x 2 rib, increase 1 x 3 sts, 1 x 2 sts and 11 x 1 st in every 2nd row from the side of fastener = 62 sts. At 17 cm height from the beginning of work, make arm-hole in the same way, as for back. At the same time, decrease 7 x 4 sts in every 6th row for neck-hole chamfer in the following way: slip 2 knit sts to the auxiliary needle in front of work, purl2tog, draw them through the 2nd st from the auxiliary needle, then, make knit2tog and draw them through the 1st st of knitting needle. Bind off 24 sts of shoulder at 30 cm height.
Make in symmetry to right front.
Make 3 details for each sleeve.
For the first side detail cast on 20 sts with knitting needles 2,5 and work with 2 x 2 rib, increase 11 x 1 st in every 6th row = 31 sts. At 22 cm height, bind off 3 x 4 sts, 5 x 3 sts and 4 x 1 st in every 2nd row. Total height is 28 cm. Make the second side detail in symmetry. For central detail, make 5 motifs due to the scheme 1 with crochet hook 2,5 and connect them between one another due to the scheme 2. Fasten the inner edges of side details with 1 row of single crochets and sew central part between them.
Make all seams and sew up the sleeves in the arm-holes. Fasten all edges with fringe due to the scheme 3. Make 2 chain of 30 cm long in 2 threads of yarn and sew them to front at the beginning of neck-hole chamfers as straps.