Cropped cardigan knitting pattern

Women's cardigan knitting pattern

Cardigan knitting patternSIZE 8 (10, 12, 14, 16)

Yarn

5, 5, 6, 6, 7 balls 100gm Panda Minky Plush in 209 Legion Blue

5 buttons

Needles

4.00mm knitting needles

5.00mm knitting needles

Wool sewing needle

Tension

19 sts by 25 rows over stocking st, on 5.00mm needles to 10cm

STITCH GUIDE

BACK

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 73 (79, 83, 87, 93) sts.

Row 1: K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 2: Kl, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Rep last 2 rows 4 times. 10 rows rib in all.

Change to 5.00mm needles. Work in stocking st, beg with a knit row until Back measures 18 (21, 25, 25, 25) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 3 (4, 4,5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 67 (71, 75, 77, 81) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 61 (63, 65, 67, 69) sts rem.

Work 33 (33, 33, 35, 35) rows.

Shape Back Neck

Next Row: K22 (23, 23, 24, 24), cast off next 17 (17, 19, 19, 21) sts, knit to end.

Cont on last 22 (23, 23, 24, 24) sts for left side of back neck.

Dec one st at neck edge in next 2 rows. 20 (21, 21, 22, 22) sts.

Shape Shoulder

Row 1: Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts, purl to last 2 sts, P2tog. 13 (13, 13, 14, 14) sts.

Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of foll alt row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 7 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts. With WS facing, join yarn to rem 22 (23, 23, 24, 24) sts for right side of back neck, P2tog, purl to end. 21 (22,22, 23, 23) sts.

Shape Shoulder

Row 1: Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog.

Row 2: P2tog, purl to end. 13 (13, 13, 14, 14) sts.

Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 7 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts.

LEFT FRONT

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 33 (37, 39, 41, 43) sts.

Work 10 rows rib as for Back. Change to 5.00mm needles. Work in stocking st, beg with a knit row until Left Front measures same as Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row. **

Shape Armhole

Cast off 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next row. 30 (33, 35, 35, 37) sts.

Dec one st at armhole edge in every foll alt row until 27 (29, 30, 31, 31) sts rem.

Work 20 (20, 20, 22, 22) rows.

Shape Neck

Next Row: WS - Cast off 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts, purl to end. 24 (25, 25, 25, 26) sts.

Dec one st at neck edge in next row, then in every foll alt row twice, then in every foll 4th row twice. 19 (20, 20, 21, 21) sts.

Work 1 row.

Shape Shoulder

Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row and foll alt row. Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 7 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front to **.

Work 1 row.

Shape Armhole

Next row: (WS) Cast off 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) sts, purl to end. 30 (33, 35, 36, 37) sts.

Dec one st at armhole edge in next row. then in every foll alt row until 27 (29, 30, 31, 31) sts rem.

Work 21 (21, 21, 23, 23) rows.

Shape Neck

Cast off 3 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next row. 24 (25, 25, 26, 26) sts.

Dec one st at neck edge in next 2 rows, then in foll alt row once, then in every foll 4th row twice. 19 (20, 20, 21, 21) sts.

Work 2 rows.

Shape Shoulder

Cast off 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next row and foil alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 7 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts.

SLEEVES

Using 4.00mm needles, cast on 37 (39, 41, 41, 43) sts.

Work 10 rows rib as for Back. Change to 5.00mm needles. Work 4 rows stocking st, beg with a knit row.

Cont in stocking st, inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 6th row until there are 41 (43, 45, 57, 65) sts, then in every foll 8th row until there are 57 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts.

Cont without further shaping until Sleeve measures 38 (40, 42, 43, 43) cm (or length desired) from beg, ending with a purl row.

Shape Top

Cast off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 53 (55, 59, 61, 65) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 33 (33, 37, 37, 41) sts rem, then in every row until 23 (23, 27, 27, 27) sts rem.

Next Row: Cast off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog.

Next Row: Cast off 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) sts, purl to last 2 sts, P2tog. Cast off rem 15 (15, 17, 17, 17) sts.

NECKBAND

Join shoulder seams. With RS facing and using 4.00mm needles, knit up 23 (24, 25, 25, 25) sts evenly along right front neck edge to shoulder seam, knit up 5 sts evenly along right side of back neck, knit up 17 (17, 19, 19, 21) sts across back cast-off sts, knit up 5 sts evenly along left side of back neck to shoulder seam, then knit up 23 (24, 25, 25, 25) sts evenly along left front neck edge. 73 (75, 79, 79, 81) sts.

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

Cast off loosely in rib.

RIGHT FRONT BAND

With RS facing and using 4.00mm needles, knit up 63 (67, 75, 79, 83) sts evenly along front edge, incl side edge of neckband.

Work 3 rows rib as for Back, beg with a 2nd row.

Row 4: Rib 5, * yrn, rib 2tog (buttonhole), rib 11 (12, 14, 15, 16), rep from * 3 times, yrn, rib 2tog, rib 4. 5 buttonholes.

Work 5 rows rib.

Cast off loosely in rib.

LEFT FRONT BAND

Work as for Right Front Band, omitting buttonholes.

MAKING UP

Do not press. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew on buttons.

Design by Panda

Measurements

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