Keep on Truckin’ Baby Cardigan

Keep on Truckin Baby Cardigan free knitting pattern by Elizabeth SmithA seamless cardigan knit from the bottom-up with a cute truck picture on the back, sized from newborn to 2 years old.

The only seaming you’ll have to do is the underarm stitches-that’s it! If you’ve never done intarsia or followed a chart before, this is a great project to try it out.

This is a free pattern, available in PDF format: download now

Sizing:
  • Sizes: 0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months
  • Finished Chest Circumference: 20 (21, 23, 24.5, 26.5) / 51 (53.5, 58.5, 62, 67.5) cm
Gauge:
  • 4.5 sts & 7 rws = 1” in St st
Yarn:
  • 440 yds worsted weight yarn of color A (main color), 200 yds for color B (ribbing), & approx. 100 yds of each color used for truck, shown in 220 Wool by Cascade (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 100 g=220 yds)
Color A (cream): main color: 2 skeins
Color B (navy): ribbing & button band: 1 skein
Color C (light blue): stripe in ribbing: 1 skein
Color D (bright blue): stripe in ribbing: 1 skein
Color E (yellow): truck body: 1 skein
Color F (green): truck cab: 1 skein
Color G (brown): truck wheels: 1 skein
 
Needles and other supplies:
  • 24” / 61 cm circular knitting needles & DPNs in size US 7 / 4.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 24” / 61 cm circular knitting needles & DPNs in size US 6 / 4 mm or 1 needle size smaller than used to obtain gauge
  • 3 additional spare DPNs, ideally close to size US 7 / 4.5 mm
  • Stitch markers
  • Bobbins for intarsia (not necessary but helpful)
  • 2 pieces of scrap yarn, around 20” / 51 cm in length
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends
  • 2 buttons, ¾ – ⅞”

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