Silly Moose Toddler Cardigan

Your silly little one will love this cute sweater adorned with moose accents across the chest, sleeves and back. Offered in baby and toddler sizes, this cardigan is knit flat in pieces and seamed.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 3m (6m, 12m, 18m, 24m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) to fit chest circumference of 16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)”

Gauge: 22 sts and 31 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 863 Cordovan (C1, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball), 204 Smoke Blue (C1, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3) balls), 910A Winter White (C3, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball), 1922 Christmas Red Heather (C4, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3) balls)

Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) 24” straight or circular, US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle, 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) ½” buttons

Pattern Notes

Before starting the moose on the back, cut a 2-yard piece of yarn in C3, this way you can use the piece for one of the moose and the yarn from the ball for the second moose so you don’t have to have strands running between the two moose.

Pattern

Back

Border

Using larger needles and C1, CO 51 (55, 57, 59, 63, 65, 69, 71, 73) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Switch to C2.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work these two rows a total of 9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 22, 25) times.

Switch to C1.

Knit one row.

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) only
Purl one row.

Switch to C3.

Knit one row.

All Sizes
Next Row (WS): With C3, p8 (9, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 15, 16), pm, p16, pm, p3 (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9), pm, p16, pm, p8 (9, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 15, 16).

Moose

Row 1 (RS): K to marker, sm, work Left Facing Moose chart to marker, sm, k to marker, work Right Facing Moose chart to marker, sm, k to end.

Row 2 (WS): P to marker, work Right Facing Moose chart to marker, sm, p to marker, work Left Facing Moose chart to marker, sm, p to end.

Work Rows 1-2 a total of 7 times.

With C3, knit one row.

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) only
Purl one row.

Switch to C1.

Knit one row.

All Sizes
With C1, purl one row.

Arm Shaping

Switch to C2.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5), knit to end. (48 (52, 54, 56, 59, 61, 65, 66, 68) sts)

Row 4: BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5), purl to end. (45 (49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 61, 61, 63) sts)

Row 5: K1, ssk, k until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Row 6: Purl.

Work Rows 5-6 a total of 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times. 43 (47, 47, 49, 51, 51, 55, 55, 57) sts

Work even in St st for 22 (24, 24, 26, 28, 26, 30, 32, 36) rows.

Shoulder Shaping

BO 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts at the beg of the next 4 rows. (35 (39, 39, 41, 43, 39, 43, 43, 45) sts)

BO all sts.

Right Front

Border

Using larger needles and C1, CO 25 (27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Switch to C2.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work these two rows a total of 9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 22, 25) times.

Switch to C1.

Knit one row.

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) only
Purl one row.

Switch to C3.

Knit one row.

All Sizes
With C3, p8 (9, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 15, 16), pm, p16, pm, p1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4), pm, p to end.

Moose

Row 1 (RS): K to marker, sm, work Right Facing Moose chart to marker, sm, k to end.

Row 2 (WS): P to marker, sm, work Right Facing Moose to marker, sm, p to end.

Work Rows 1-2 a total of 7 times.

With C3, knit one row.

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) only
Purl one row.

Switch to C1.

Knit one row.

All Sizes
With C1, purl one row.

Arm Shaping

Switch to C2.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5), knit to end. (22 (24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 30, 31) sts)

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Row 6: Purl.

Work Rows 5-6 a total of 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times. (21 (23, 24, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28) sts)

Work even in St st for 12 (14, 14, 16, 18, 16, 20, 22, 26) rows.

Neck Increases

Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, k to end. (1 st dec’d)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-2 a total of 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) times. (16 (18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23) sts)

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): BO 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts, p to end. (2 sts dec’d)

Work Rows 1-2 twice total. (12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 15, 16, 16, 17) sts)

BO all sts.

Left Front

Border

Using larger needles and C1, CO 25 (27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Switch to C2.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work these two rows a total of 9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 22, 25) times.

Switch to C1.

Knit one row.

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) only
Purl one row.

Switch to C3.

Knit one row.

All Sizes
With C3, p1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4), pm, p16, pm, p8 (9, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 15, 16), pm, p to end.

Moose

Row 1 (RS): K to marker, sm, work Left Facing Moose to marker, sm, k to end.

Row 2 (WS): P to marker, work Left Facing Moose to marker, sm, p to end.

Work Rows 1-2 a total of 7 times.

With C3, knit one row.

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T) only
Purl one row.

Switch to C1.

Knit one row.

All Sizes

With C1, purl one row.

Arm Shaping

Switch to C2.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5), purl to end. (22 (24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 30, 31) sts)

Row 5: K1, k2tog, k to end. (1 st dec’d)

Row 6: Purl.

Work Rows 5-6 a total of 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) times. (21 (23, 24, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28) sts)

Work even in St st for 12 (14, 14, 16, 18, 16, 20, 22, 26) rows.

Neck Increases

Row 1 (RS): K until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Work Rows 1-2 a total of 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) times. (16 (18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23) sts) 

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): BO 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts, k to end. (2 sts dec’d)

Row 2 (WS): Purl

Work Rows 1-2 twice total. (12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 15, 16, 16, 17) sts)

BO all sts.

Sleeves (make two)

Using smaller needles and C1, CO 33 (35, 37, 37, 39, 39, 41, 43, 45) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.

Work Rows 1-2 a total of 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) times.

Switch to larger needles and C4.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Cont in St st in C4, replacing Row 1 with the Inc Row (below) on the following rows AT THE SAME TIME work the colourwork:

Sizes 3m (6m, -, -, -, -, -, -, -): Rows 9 (19, -, -, -, -, -, -, -). (35 (39, -, -, -, -, -, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (-, 12m, 18m, 24m, -, -, -, -): Rows – (-, 9, 19, 29, -, -, -, -). (- (-, 43, 43, 45, -, -, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T): Rows – (-, -, -, -, 9, 17, 25, 33). (- (-, -, -, -, 47, 49, 51, 53) sts)

Inc Row: Kfb, k until 2 sts rem, kfb, k1. (2 sts inc’d)

Colorwork

Work 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) row(s) of C1, starting on Row 11 (13, 17, 19, 23, 21, 25, 31, 37).

Work 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) row(s) of C3, starting on Row 12 (14, 18, 20, 24, 23, 27, 33, 39).

Right Sleeve Set Up Row: K9 (11, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) sts, pm, work Left Facing Moose, pm, k to end.

Left Sleeve Set Up Row: K10 (12, 14, 15, 16m 17m 18, 19) sts, pm, work Right Facing Moose, pm, k to end.

Both Sleeves

Cont working Moose pattern as established between the markers until it is finished.

Work 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) row(s) of C3.

Work 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) row(s) of C1.

Switch to C4.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, knit to end. (32 (36, 40, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48) sts)

Row 4: BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts, purl to end. (29 (33, 37, 37, 37, 39, 41, 41, 43) sts)

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K1, ssk, k until 3 sts rem k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Row 8: Purl.

Rep Rows 5-8, – (-, -, -, -, 1, 1, 1, 1) more times. (27 (31, 35, 35, 35, 35, 37, 37, 39) sts)

Rep Rows 7-8, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 7, 8, 9, 11) more times. (17 (19, 21, 19, 17, 21, 21, 18, 21) sts)

BO all sts.

Finishing

Sew together and weave in ends.

Buttonband

Beg at right and using C1, pick up sts for buttonhole as follow:

Pick up 45 (49, 54, 63, 63, 66, 72, 78, 81) sts between bottom and the point where the neck decreases start, pick up 16 (16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16) sts along the neck decs, pick up 13 (14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19) sts along back neck, pick up 16 (16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16), sts along the neck decs, pick up 45 (49, 54, 63, 63, 66, 72, 78, 81) sts along the left side. (135 (144, 155, 174, 174, 181, 193, 206, 213) sts)

Knit 4 rows.

Buttonhole Row: K4, (k2tog, yo, k7) 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) times, k2tog, yo, k to end.

Knit 4 rows.

BO all sts.

Weave in ends from band. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

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