How to knit v neck raglan cardigan for beginners
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How to knit a Baby V-Neck Raglan Cardigan, step by step

In this tutorial we’ll knit a Baby Cardigan with V-Neck, step by step, using straight needles. A great project, ideal for beginners who haven’t knitted an adult sweater yet, but are willing to learn all the techniques in a smaller piece!

You’ll learn how to knit the buttonhole band, the buttonholes, the V-shaped neckline, the Raglan decreases, and how to join all the pieces with invisible seams, like a pro! It’s also a beautiful present for your next baby shower 🙂

My suggestion? Make an adorable set by pairing it with the cute Baby Mittens that we made some months ago! This V-Neck Cardigan fits 0-3 months old babies.

There are two videos for this tutorial (find the links down below): The first one includes the Back, Sleeves and the Right Front (the easiest pieces of the cardigan). The second one includes the Left Front and the Invisible Seams.

It’s knitting time!

Materials

110 gr of wool (Medium, Number 4, Worsted weight)

2 x 4 mm / US 6 knitting needles

4 buttons

Yarning needle

1 Marker

Measuring Tape

Scissors

Finished V-Neck Cardigan measurements

Full length: 21 cm / 8.27 in

Chest: 22 cm / 8.66 in

Sleeve length (from armhole): 11 cm / 4.33 in

Gauge Swatch

10 cm x 10 cm / 4 in x 4 in equals 22 stitches and 29 rows.

Abbreviations

CO: Cast on

BO: Bind off

st: Stitch

p: Purl

RS: Right side of the work

WS: Wrong side

yo: Yarn over

PM: Marker

SM: Slip Marker

sl: Slip

ssk (slip, slip, knit): slip 1 stitch as if to knit, slip the next, put them back onto the left hand needle, knit them together (this is a left leaning simple decrease).

k2tog (knit 2 together): Knit two stitches together

p2togtbl: Purl two stitches together through the back loop

Sl1K2togPassO: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit the next 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over. This is a left leaning double decrease.

k3tog: Knit 3 stitches together. This is a right leaning double decrease.

Sl1P1PassO: Slip 1 stitch as if to purl, purl the next one, pass the slipped stitch over. This a purl side simple decrease.

S1P2togPassO: Slip 1 stitch as if to purl, purl the next two stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over. This is a purl side double decrease.

Easy V Neck Baby Raglan knitting pattern and video tutorial

Baby V-Neck Raglan Cardigan (Part 1)

Back: (min 1:10 video 1)

Ribbing: 

CO 49 st. Knit 7 rows in 1×1 Rib stitch:
1º, 3º, 5º and 7º rows (WS): *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1.

2º, 4º and 6º rows (RS): *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.

Stockinette stitch section:

1º and every odd rows: K across

2º and every even rows: P across

Repeat these 2 rows until 28 rows are completed, ending with a purl row.

Raglan Decreases:

BO 3 st beginning the next 2 rows.

1º row: K2, ssk, K to last 4 st, k2tog, K2.

2º row: P across.

Repeat these 2 rows until only 25 st remain.

Next row: K2, S1K2togPassO, K to last 5 st, k3tog, K2.

Next row: P across.

Repeat these last 2 rows two more times (13 st left), BO knitwise.

Sleeves (min 10:13 video 1)

Cuff:

CO 29 st. K 7 rows in 1×1 Rib stitch:


1º, 3º, 5º and 7º rows (WS): *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1.

2º, 4º and 6º rows (RS): *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.

Stockinette stitch section:

Knit 6 rows as follows:

1º, 3º and 5º rows: K across

2º, 4º y 6º: P across

Increases

1º row: K1, yo, K to last st, yo, K1.

2º row: P across (purl the yo through the back loop).

3º row: K

4º row: P

5º row: K

6º row: P

7º row: K1, yo, K to last st, yo, K1.

8º row: K

9º row: P

10º row: P

11º row: K

12º row: K

13º row: K1, yo, K to last st, yo, K1.

Continue in Stockinette stitch until the work measures 10.5 cm / 4.13 in from the cuff, ending with a Purl row (5 more rows approx).

Raglan Decreases:

BO 3 st beginning the next 2 rows.

Next row: K2, ssk, K to last 4 st, k2tog, K2.

Next row: P across.


Repeat these last 2 rows until 7 st remain, ending with a Purl row.

Next row: K2, S1K2togPassO, K2.

Next row: BO purlwise the 5 st left.

How to knit baby raglan jacket step by step

Right Front (min 22:08 video 1)

Ribbing

CO 27 st. K 7 rows in 1×1 Rib stitch:

1º row (WS): *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to * to last 5 st, P1, PM, K4.

2º, 4º and 6º rows (RS): K4, SM, *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with K1.

3º, 5º and 7º rows (WS): *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to * to last 5 st, P1, SM, K4.

Stockinette stitch section:

K 27 rows, as follows:

1º and every odd row (RS): K4, SM, K to end.

2º and every even row: P to M, SM, K4.

Raglan Decreases:

BO 3 st purlwise, P to last 4 st, SM, K4.

Next row: K4, SM, ssk, K to last 4 st, k2tog, K2.

Next row: P to last 4 st, SM, K4.

Next row: 4K4, SM, K to last 4 st, k2tog, K2.

Next row: P to last 4 st, SM, K4.

Repeat these 4 rows until 10 st remain, ending with a P row (3 full more repeats and only 1º and 2º row of the fourth repeat).

Next row: K5, S1K2togPassO, K2

Next row: P4, K4

Next row: K4, S1K2togPassO, K1

Next row: P2, K4

Only 6 st remain

Next row: K1, ssk, K3

Next row: P1, K2tog, K2

Only 4 st left.

K 11 rows in Garter stitch and BO knitwise.

Watch Video 1

Baby cardigan free knitting pattern step by step

Baby V-Neck Raglan Cardigan (Part 2)

Left Front

Ribbing:

CO 27 st. Knit 7 rows in 1×1 Rib stitch (4 button holes will be made):

1º row (WS): K4, PM, *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1.
2º row (RS): *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 5 st, K1, SM, K4.

3º row: K4, SM, *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1.

4º row (buttonhole): *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last 5 st, K1, SM, K1, BO 1 st knitwise, K1.

5º row: K2, CO 1 st, K1,  *P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, ending with P1.

6º row = 2º row

7º row = 1º row.

Stockinette stitch Section:

Knit 26 rows (or 28 rows, depending on your tension, until piece measures 12 cm / 4.72 in, ending with a purl row). Keep the 4 knit stitches for the button band.

At the same time, 3 more button holes will be made on rows 3, 13 and 23.

1º and every odd rows, except for rows 3, 13 and 23 (RS): K4, SM, K to end.

2º and every even row, except for rows 4, 14 and 24 (WS): P to M, SM, K4.

3º, 13º and 23º rows: K to last 5 st, K1, SM, K1, BO 1 st knitwise, K1.

4º, 14º, and 24º rows: K2, CO 1 st, K1, K to M, SM, K4.

Raglan Decreases:

BO 3 st knitwise, K to end.

Next row: K4, p2tog, P to last 4 st, p2togtbl, K2.

Next row: K across.

Next row: K4, P to last 4 st, p2togtbl, K2.

Next row: K across.

Repeat these 4 rows until 10 st remain, ending with a purl row.

Next row: K4, P1, S1P2togPassO, P2

Next row: K8

Next row: K4, S1P2togPassO, P1

Next row: K6

Only 6 st remain.

Next row: K1, P1, S1P1PassO, P3

Next row: K1, k2tog, K2

4 st remain.

K 11 rows in Garter stitch, BO knitwise.

And that’s all there is to knit!

Blocking and invisible seaming  (min 16:33 video 2)

 Watch Video 2

Baby V-Neck Jacket knitting pattern video tutorial for beginners

Enjoy your cardigan and don’t forget to share the pics on Instagram or Twitter, mentioning me!

xxx

Carolina – So Woolly

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