Girl's Knitted Cardigan Sweater with Ties

Dotted details stand out brilliantly on this cream stockinette-stitch cardigan. A trio of ties finishes the dressy sweater jacket that is knit of acrylic and wool blend yarn.
Getting Started
Young girl wearing white tied knit sweater

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: 4 (SIX, 8, 10)
Note: Sizes for most Better Homes and Gardens knitting projects are noted in the instructions. When one size is written out in capitalized letters, it is to note the size of the modeled garment. The instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, before you begin, circle the numbers pertaining to the size you are knitting or crocheting.

Finished Measurements:
Chest (tied): 29 1/4 (31, 33 3/4, 36 1/2) inches
Length: 14 (15 1/2, 17 1/2, 18 1/2) inches


What You Need

Close up of young girl wearing white tied knit sweater

  • Patons, Decor, 75% acrylic/25% wool, worsted-weight yarn (210 yards per ball): 3 (4, 4, 5) balls of Winter White (1614)
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
    Sizes 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
  • Yarn needle


In St st (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) with larger needles, 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Special Abbreviations

Ssk: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right-hand needle, insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.
P2tog-b: Turn work slightly, insert needle from left to right into back loops of 2nd and first sts, p these two sts tog.

Stitches Used

Seed St (worked over an odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): * K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 1 forms Seed St Pat.

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