Baby Picchu

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Baby/Children

 

A mini version of our woman's cardigan Picchu Picchu, Baby Picchu is an easy surplice cardigan with ribbed detail.

Shown in size Newborn (3 mos)

 

Sizes

Directions are for infant’s size Newborn (3 mos).  Changes for sizes Small (6 mos) and Medium (9 mos) are in parentheses.

 

Finished Measurements

Chest (closed) – 19(21-23)”

Length – 9(10-11)”

 

Materials

3(4-5) Balls Berroco Pure Merino (50 grs), #8528 Cocoon

Straight knitting needles, sizes 7 (4.50 mm) and 9 (5.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G)

One 1” button

 

Gauge

18 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

2/2 RIBBING (Multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.

Rep these 2 rows for 2/2 Ribbing

 

Back

With smaller needles, cast on 50(54-58) sts.  Work even in 2/2 Ribbing for 2”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 7(6-6) sts across – 43(48-52) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.  Work even until armholes measure 3 1/2(4-4 1/2)”, end on RS.  P the next row, inc 5(6-6) sts across – 48(54-58) sts.  Work even in k1, p1 ribbing until armholes measure 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)”, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

Left Front

With smaller needles, cast on 30(34-38) sts.  Work even in 2/2 Ribbing for 2”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 3(2-2) sts across – 27(32-36) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 3 1/2(4-4 1/2)” from beg, end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (WS):  Bind off 6(9-10) sts, p to end.  Knit 1 row.  Bind off 4 sts at neck edge once, 3 sts once, then 2 sts twice, end on WS – 10(12-15) sts.  AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 4 1/2(5-51/2)” from beg, mark end of last WS row for beg of armhole.

Dec Row (RS):  K to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 9(11-14) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row twice more – 7(9-12) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 4 1/2(5-5 1/2)”, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Bind off for neck at beg of RS rows.  Mark for beg of armhole at beg of last WS row.  Work neck decs at beg of RS rows as k1, k2 tog, k to end.

 

Sleeves

With smaller needles, cast on 32(32-34) sts.  Work even in k1, p1 ribbing for 1”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 4 sts across – 28(28-30) sts.  Work in St st, inc 1 st each side every 1/2” 6(8-10) times – 40(44-50) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 5 1/2(6 1/2-7 1/2)” from beg, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

Finishing

Left Front Neckband:  With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at shoulder, pick up and k34(38-42) sts along left front neck edge.  Beg with Row 2, work in 2/2 Ribbing for 1”, end on WS.  Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 1/2”, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.

Right Front Neckband:  Beg at right front edge, work same as left front neckband.  Sew shoulder seams.  Sew on sleeves between markers.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Buttonloop:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn in left front edge at beg of left front neckband with a sl st.  Ch 6, join in left front edge 1/20” below with a sl st.  Fasten off.  Lap left front over right front and sew button under buttonloop.