Bergere Magic Plus Cardigan Sleeping Bag

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SKU# Bergere Magic Plus #1 Cardigan Sleeping Bag
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MEASUREMENTS   

Size

 

0/3 months

Yarn Required: 

Magic Plus

Colour: Grigio

 

50g balls

7


DIFFICULTY
 

 

NEEDLES 

A pair of 5.50mm knitting needles.

 

ACCESSORIES
6 nacre buttons Ø 15 mm ref. 61857 (pk of 6)
5 see-through press studs Ø 13 mm ref. 60467 (pk of 59 matching ones) 

 

STITCHES USED
GARTER STITCH (G. st), using 5.5 mm needles. K all rows.
STOCKING STITCH (St st), using 5.5 mm needles.
Row 1: k Row 2: p
REVERSE STOCKING STITCH (Rev St st), using 5.5 mm needles.
Row 1: p Row 2: k

TENSION/GAUGE
To achieve a good result, it is essential to make a tension square (See “Check Your Tension” instructions at beginning of book).
16 sts and 22 rows in St st = 10 cm (4 in) square
16 sts and 31 rows in G. st = 10 cm (4 in) square

 

TO MAKE

CARDIGAN (TOP OF SLEEPING BAG)

BACK:
Cast on 42 sts.
Work in G. st for 2 cm (¾ in) [4 rows].
Continue in St st until piece measures 16 cm (in) [36 rows] total.

Armholes:
Cast off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Continue on the remaining 36 sts until piece measures approximately 19 cm (in) [42 rows] total.
Work in G. st until piece measures 26 cm (10½ in) [66 rows] total.

Shoulders and neck:
For neck cast off the center 16 sts, then for shoulders leave on hold the remaining 10 sts ateach end.


LEFT FRONT:
Cast on 23 sts.
Work in G. st and St st following chart until piece measures 16 cm (in) [36 rows] total.

Armhole:
Cast off 3 sts on right edge.
Continue on the remaining 20 sts until piece measures 22 cm (in) [54 rows] total.

Neck:
Cast off on left edge every 2nd row 5 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st 3 times.

Shoulder:
When piece measures 26 cm (10½ in) [66 rows] total, leave on hold the remaining 10 sts.


RIGHT FRONT:
Cast on 23 sts.
Work in G. st and St st following chart until piece measures 3 cm (in) [6 rows] total.
Make a buttonhole working k1, sl 1 st, k1, pass slipped st over, yarn over (= 1 buttonhole) and work row to end.
Work as set until piece measures approximately 11 cm (in) [28 rows] total.
Make a buttonhole as previously.
Work as set until piece measures 16 cm (in) [36 rows] total.

Armhole:
Cast off 3 sts on left edge.
Continue on the remaining 20 sts until piece measures 19.5 cm (in) [50 rows] total.
Make a buttonhole as previously.
Work as set until piece measures 22 cm (in) [54 rows] total.

Neck:
Cast off on right edge every 2nd row 5 sts once, 2 sts once, 1 st 3 times.

Shoulder:
When piece measures 26 cm (10½ in) [66 rows] total, leave on hold the 10 remaining sts.

SLEEVES:
Cast on 28 sts.
Work in G. st for 2 cm (¾ in) [4 rows].
Cont in St st until piece measures 7 cm (in) [14 rows] total.
Increase at each end, 2 sts in from edge: 1 st 3 times every 8th row.
Continue on the 34 sts obtained until piece measures 18 cm (7 in) [40 rows] total.

Top of sleeve:
Leave all sts on hold.

HOOD:
Cast on 25 sts.
Work as follows until piece measures 3 cm (in) [6 rows]: 21 sts in St st, 4 sts in G. st for edging.
Increase on right edge, 2 sts in from edge: 1 st 6 times every 4th row.
Continue on the 31 sts obtained until piece measures 30.5 cm (12 in) [68 rows] total.
Decrease on right edge, 2 sts in from edge: 1 st 6 times every 4th row.
To decrease 1 st on right edge, 2 sts in from edge: 
K 2, k2 together, and work row to end.
Once you have worked the last decrease, continue on the remaining 25 sts until piece measures 42 cm (16½ in) [94 rows] total, cast off all sts.


FINISHING:
Close shoulders on RS using the 3 needles cast on technique (See “Knitting: Stitches/Techniques/Tips”, chainstitch should be visible on back).
Fold hood in 2 and sew back seam.
Sew hood to neck edge.
Sew top of sleeves in backstitch to vertical section of armholes.
Sew sleeve seams and sides of cardigan.
Make 3 tassels measuring each 7 cm (in) once finished.
Attach 1 tassel to each front (see diagram), then 1 tassel to top of hood.
Along bottom of body, sew holed part of each press stud to WS (see placement on diagram).
Attach 3 buttons. Secure and weave in ends.

 

BOTTOM OF SLEEPING BAG

BACK:
Cast on 57 sts.
Work even in St st and decrease at each end, 2 sts in from edge: 1 st 4 times every 8th row, 1 st 4 times every 6th row.
To decrease 1 st, 2 sts in from edge: k2, k2 together, continue row until 4 sts remain on left needle, sl 1 st, k1, pass slipped st over, k2.
Once you have worked the last decrease, continue on the remaining 41 sts until piece measures 30 cm (12 in) [66 rows] total.
Cast off all sts.

 

LEFT FRONT:
Cast on 31 sts.
Work in G. st and St st following chart and decrease on right edge as for back.
Once you have worked the last decrease, continue on the remaining 23 sts until piece measures 30 cm (12 in) [66 rows] total.
Cast off all sts.

RIGHT FRONT:
Cast on 31 sts.
Work in G. st and St st following chart and decrease on left edge as for back.
Work as set until piece measures 7 cm (in) [16 rows] total.
Make a buttonhole as follows: k1, sl 1 st, k1, pass slipped st over and yarn over (= 1 buttonhole), and work row to end.
When piece measures 14.5 cm (in) [32 rows] total, make a buttonhole as previously.
When piece measures 22 cm (in) [48 rows] total, make a buttonhole as previously.
Once you have worked the last decrease, continue on the remaining 23 sts until piece measures 30 cm (66 rows] total.
Cast off all sts.

FINISHING:
Assemble back and fronts, overlapping the 4 edging sts.
Sew the rounded part of each press stud to RS (see placement on diagram).
Attach 3 buttons.
Secure and weave in ends.

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