How to Knit a Baby Cardigan with Two NeedlesKnitting
is a wonderful hobby that allows you to create beautiful and functional pieces of clothing. One of the most popular items to knit is a baby cardigan
. Not only is it cute and practical, but it is also a great way to practice your knitting skills. In this tutorial, we will show you how to knit a baby cardigan with two needles
- Worsted weight yarn (in the color of your choice)
- Size 8 knitting needles
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
- Buttons (optional)
Follow these simple steps to knit a baby cardigan:
Step 1: Cast On
Cast on 50 stitches using the long-tail cast on method.
Step 2: Knit the Ribbing
Row 1: *K2, P2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *P2, K2; repeat from * to end of row.Repeat these two rows until the ribbing measures 2 inches in length.
Step 3: Knit the Body
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Purl all stitches.Repeat these two rows until the body measures 6 inches from the cast-on edge.
Step 4: Shape the Armholes
Row 1: Knit 18 stitches, place a marker, knit 12 stitches, place a marker, knit the remaining 20 stitches.
Row 2: Purl all stitches.Row 3: Knit to the first marker, slip marker, knit 2 stitches together, knit to the next marker, slip marker, knit 2 stitches together, knit to end of row.Row 4: Purl all stitches.Repeat rows 3 and 4 three more times.Next row: Knit all stitches.
Step 5: Knit the Sleeves
Transfer the first 18 stitches and the last 20 stitches of the cardigan to separate needles. Leave the center 12 stitches on a stitch holder.Using a third needle, pick up 8 stitches under the armhole. Knit these stitches, then knit the stitches from the first needle. Pick up 8 stitches under the other armhole and knit these stitches, then knit the stitches from the second needle. You should now have all the stitches on one needle.Row 1: Knit all stitches.Row 2: Purl all stitches.Repeat these two rows until the sleeves measure 4 inches from the underarm.Next row: Bind off all stitches.
Step 6: Knit the Neckline
Transfer the 12 center stitches to a separate needle. Knit the first 19 stitches, then knit the 12 stitches from the center needle. Knit the remaining 19 stitches.
Step 7: Knit the Button Band
Starting at the bottom of the right front edge, pick up and knit 2 stitches for every 3 rows along the edge of the cardigan. Knit the first row.Next row: Purl all stitches.Repeat these two rows until the button band measures 1 inch in length.Bind off all stitches.Sew buttons onto the left front edge, making sure they line up with the buttonholes on the right front edge.
Step 8: Finishing
Weave in all loose ends with a tapestry needle. Block the baby cardigan by laying it flat on a towel and pinning it into shape. Gently mist the cardigan with water and let it dry completely.
Knitting a baby cardigan with two needles is a fun and rewarding project. By following these simple steps, you can create a beautiful and cozy piece of clothing for the little one in your life. We hope you found this tutorial helpful and that you are inspired to try knitting your own baby cardigan!