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Men's cardigans knitting patterns

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Crew Cardigan

13, 13, 14, 14, 15 balls 50gm Rare Yarns in Camel (MC)

2 balls 50gm Rare yarns in Champagne (CC)

8 buttons

Vee Cardigan

10, 10, 11, 11, 12 balls 50gm Rare Yarns in Silvertone (MC)

1, 1, 1, 2, 2 ball 50gm in Charcoal (CC)

5 buttons

NEEDLES AND TOOLS

4.00mm knitting needles

3.25mm knitting needles

3 stitch holders

Wool sewing needle

MEASUREMENTS

Size: XS, S , M, L, XL

To fit chest: 80, 90, 100, 110, 120cm

Finished fit: 87, 97, 107, 117, 127cm

Garment length: 68, 6, 70, 71, 72cm

Sleeve length: 48cm

TENSION

20 sts by 27 rows over stocking st, on 4.00mm needles to 10 cm.

WORKING PATTERN

BACK FOR ALL OPTIONS

Using 3.25mm Needles and MC, cast on 90 (98, 110, 118, 130) sts.

Row 1: RS - K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.

Row 2: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows 7 times - 16 rows rib in total. Change to 4.00mm needles.

Work in stocking st until work measures 36 cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Beg stripes

Using CC, work 10 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 6 rows stocking st. Using CC, work 4 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 2 rows stocking st.

Shape Raglan Armholes

Using MC for rem, cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 86 (94, 106, 114, 126) sts.

Next Row: K1, sl 1 knitways, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.

Next Row: Purl. **

Sizes XS and S Only:

Next Row: Knit

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows until 78 (88) sts rem, ending with a dec row. ***

Cont dec one st (as before) at each end of every foll alt row until 30 (32) sts rem.

Work 1 row.

Sizes M, L and XL Only:

Rep last 2 rows until (40, 50, 64) sts rem, ending with a dec row.

Next Row: P1, P2tog, purl to last 3 sts, P2tog tbl, P1.

Cont dec one st (as before) at each end of every row until (34, 36, 38) sts rem.

All Sizes:

Leave rem 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts on a stitch holder for Crew Cardigan.

Cast off rem 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) sts for Vee Cardigan.

LEFT FRONT FOR CREW CARDIGAN

Using 3.25mm needles and MC, cast on 43 (47, 55, 59, 63) sts.

Row 1: K2, * P2, K2, rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 2: P3, * K2, P2, rep from * to end.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows 7 times - 16 rows rib in total. Change to 4.00mm needles.

Work in stocking st until work measures 36 cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Beg stripes

Using CC, work 10 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 6 rows stocking st. Using CC, work 4 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 2 rows stocking st.

Shape Raglan Armhole

Using MC for rem, cast off 2 sts at beg of next row. 41 (45, 53, 57, 61) sts. **

Work 1 row.

Next Row: K1, sl 1 knitways, K1, psso, knit to end.

Next Row: Purl.

Sizes XS and S Only

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows until 37 (42) sts rem, ending with a dec row.

Cont dec one st (as before) at each end of every foll alt row until 23sts rem.

Sizes M, L and XL Only

Rep last 2 rows until (30, 34, 37) sts rem, ending with a dec row.

All Sizes: Shape Neck

Next Row: Cast off 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts, purl to end. 18 (18, 23, 26, 29) sts. Dec one st at armhole edge (as before) in next row, then in every foll alt row 9 (9, 9, 8, 6) times, sizes M, L and XL only, then in every row (as before) (3, 7, 13) times, at the same time for all sizes dec one st at neck edge in next row, then in every foll alt row 5 (5, 7, 7, 6) times. 2 sts.

Work 1 (1, 0, 0, 0) row/s.

Next row, K2tog. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT FOR VEE CARDIGAN

Work as for Left Front of Crew Cardigan to **. Work 1 row.

Shape Front Slope

Next Row: K1, sl 1 knitways, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog.

Cont dec one st (as before) at raglan edge in every foll 4th (4th, alt, alt alt) row 3 (2, 32, 31, 30) times, then in foll alt (alt every, every, every) row 24 (28, 3, 7, 13) times, at the same time dec one st at front edge in every foll 4th row 3 (5, 12, 14, 11) times, then in every foll 6th row 7 (6, 2, 1, 3) time/s. 2 sts. Work 1 (1, 0, 0, 0) row/s.

Next Row: K2tog. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT FOR CREW CARDIGAN

Using 3.25mm needles and MC, cast on 43 (47, 55, 59, 63) sts.

Row 1: K3, * P2, K2, rep from * to end.

Row 2: P2, * K2, P2, rep from * to last st, P1. Rep 1st and 2nd rows 7 times = 16 rows rib in total.

Change to 4.00mm needles.

Work in stocking st until work measures 36 cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Beg stripes

Using CC, work 10 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 6 rows stocking st. Using CC, work 4 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 3 rows stocking st.

Shape Raglan Armhole

Using MC for rem, cast off 2 sts at beg of next row = 41 (45, 53, 57, 61) sts. ***

Next Row: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.

Next Row: Purl.

Sizes XS and S Only

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows until 37 (42) sts rem, ending with a dec row.

Cont dec one st (as before) at each end of every foll alt row until 24sts rem.

Sizes M, L and XL Only:

Rep last 2 rows until (31, 35, 38) sts rem, ending with a dec row.

All Sizes

Work 1 row.

Shape Neck

Next Row: Cast off 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 18 (18, 23, 26, 29) sts.

Dec one st at armhole edge (as before) in every foll alt row 10 (10, 10, 9, 7) times, sizes M, L and XL only, then in every row (as before) (3, 7, 13) times, at the same time for all sizes dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row 6 (6, 8, 8, 7) times. 2 sts.

Work 1 (1, 0, 0, 0) row/s.

Next Row: K2tog.

Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT FOR VEE CARDIGAN

Work as for Right Front of Crew Cardigan to ***.

Shape Front Slope

Next Row: K2tog, knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.

Cont dec one st (as before) at raglan edge in every foll 4th (4th, alt, alt alt) row 3 (2, 32, 31, 30) times, then in foll alt (alt every, every, every) row 24 (28, 3, 7, 13) times, at the same time dec one st at front edge in every foll 4th row 3 (5, 12, 14, 11) times, then in every foll 6th row 7 (6, 2, 1, 3) time/s. 2 sts.

Work 1 (1, 0, 0, 0) row/s.

Next Row: K2tog.

Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Using 3.25mm needles and MC, cast on 50 (50, 54, 54, 58) sts.

Work 16 rows rib as for lower band of Back.

Change to 4.00mm needles.

Work in stocking st, inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 8th (6th, 6th, 6th, 4th) row until there are 64 (58, 62, 86, 64) sts, then in every foll 10th (8th, 8th, 8th, 6th) row until there are 74 (78, 82, 88, 94) sts. Cont without shaping until work measures 40 cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Beg stripes

Using CC, work 10 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 6 rows stocking st. Using CC, work 4 rows stocking st. Using MC, work 2 rows stocking st.

Shape Raglan

Using MC for rem, cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 70 (74, 78, 84, 90) sts.

Next Row: K1, sl 1 knitways, K1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.

Cont dec one st (as before) at each end of every foll alt row until 8 (8, 10, 18, 22) sts rem, then in every row until 6 (6, 8, 8, 8) sts rem.

Leave rem sts on a stitch holder.

CREW CARDIGAN NECKBAND

Using wool sewing needle and mattress st seam, join raglan seams, noting that tops of sleeves form part of neckline.

With RS facing, using 3.25mm needles and MC, knit up 25 (26, 31, 32, 35) sts evenly along right front neck, knit across sts from right sleeve stitch holder, knit across sts from back stitch holder, knit across sts from left sleeve stitch holder, then knit up 25 (26, 31, 32, 35) sts evenly along left front neck. 92 (96, 112, 116, 124) sts.

Row 1: WS - P3, * K2, P2, rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 2: K3, * P2, K2, rep from * to last st, K1.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times, then 1st row once - 9 rows rib in total.

Cast off loosely in rib.

RIGHT FRONT BAND FOR CREW CARDIGAN

With RS facing, using 3.25mm needles and MC, knit up 142 (146, 146, 146, 146) sts evenly along right front edge and side edge of neckband.

Work 9 rows rib as for lower band of Back, beg with a 2nd row.

Cast off loosely in rib.

Place markers along Right Front Band 8 positions for buttons, placing first marker 2 cm up from lower edge and last 1 cm below neck edge and remainder spaced evenly between.

LEFT FRONT BAND FOR CREW CARDIGAN

Work to correspond with Right Front Band, working a buttonhole at each marker thus, yarn foward to make a stitch, rib 2tog.

RIGHT FRONT BAND FOR VEE CARDIGAN

With RS facing, using 3.25mm needles and MC, knit up 100 sts evenly along right front edge to beg of front slope shaping, 56 (56, 60, 60, 62) sts evenly along right front slope shaping, knit across sts from right sleeve stitch holder, then knit up 16 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts evenly across half of back neck to centre. 178 (178, 186, 186, 190) sts. Work 9 rows rib as for lower band of Back, beg with a 2nd row. Cast off loosely in rib.

Place markers along Right Front Band 5 positions for buttons, placing first marker 2 cm up from lower edge and last 1 cm below front slope shaping and remainder spaced evenly between.

LEFT FRONT BAND FOR VEE CARDIGAN

Work to correspond with Right Front Band, working a buttonhole at each marker thus, yarn forward to make a stitch, rib 2tog.

MAKING UP

Do not press.

Using wool sewing needle and mattress st seam. Join side and sleeve seams. For Vee Cardigan: Join side edge of Front Bands together at Centre Back edge. Sew on buttons. Sew in all loose ends.

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