Women's cardigan knitting pattern

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Cardigan knitting patternSIZES

To fit: UK size 8-10[12-14:16-18:20-22:24-26] 81-86(91-97:102-107:112-117:122-127]cm (32-34[36-38:40-42:44-46:48-50]in)

Actual measurement: 94[104:115:127:140]cm (37(41:45:50:55]in)

Length to shoulder: 60[62:64:66:68]cm (23 1/2[24 1/2:25:26:27]in)

Sleeve length: 45[46:47:48:48]cm (17 1/2[18:18 1/2:19:19]in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Rowan Kid Classic 70% wool, 22% mohair, 8% polyamide (approx 140m per 50g) 7[8:9:9:10] x 50g balls 866 Bittersweet

1 pair 5mm needles

1 circular 5mm needle 120cm long

1 circular 5.5mm needle 120cm long

Stitch holder

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

19 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over st st using 5mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

BACK

Using 5mm needles cast on 87[97:107:119:131] sts.

Row 1 (RS): (K1, p1) to last st, k1.

Row 2: (P1, k1) to last st, p1.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work in rib until Back meas 2.5cm (1 in) ending with WS facing for next row.

Next row (WS): Rib 11[14:16:17:18], m1, (rib 13[14:15:17:19], m1) 5 times, rib to end. 93[103:113:125:137] sts.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until Back meas 9[10:11:12:13]cm (3 1/2[4:4 1/4:4 3/4:5 1/4]in), ending with a WS row.

Next row (RS): K30[33:37:41:45], k2tog, pm, k29[33:35:39:43], pm, skpo, k to end. 91[101:111:123:135] sts.

Dec 1 st as set before and after markers on 4th and four foll 4th rows. 81[91:101:113:125] sts.

Cont straight until Back meas 23[24:25:26:27]cm (9[9 1/2:9 3/4:10 1/4:10 3/4]in), ending with a WS row.

Next row (RS): K26[29:33:37:41], m1, sm, k29[33:35:39:43], sm, m1, k to end. 83[93:103:115:127] sts.

Inc 1 st as set before and after markers on 6th and two foll 6th rows. 89[99:109:121:133] sts.

Cont straight until Back meas 39[40:41:42:43]cm (15 1/4[15 3/4:16 1/4:16 1/2:17]in), ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

81[91:101:113:125] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next 5[7:9:11:13] rows, then 3[4:5:6:7] foll alt rows. 65[69:73:79:85] sts.

Cont straight until armhole meas 19[20:21:22:23]cm (7 1/2[8:8 1/4:8 3/4:9]in), ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders and back neck

Next row (RS): Cast off 4[5:5:5:7] sts, k until there are 14[15:17:19:20] sts on RH needle, turn, leaving rem sts on a holder.

Work each side of neck separately.

Work 1 row.

Cast off 4[4:5:6:6] sts, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Rep these 2 rows once more.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 4[5:5:5:6] sts.

With RS facing, slip centre 29[29:29:31:31] sts on to a holder, rejoin yarn and k to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shaping.

LEFT FRONT

Using 5mm needles cast on 38 [44:48:54:60] sts.

Row 1 (RS): (K1, p1) to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2: P2, (k1, p1) to end.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work in rib until Left Front meas 2.5cm (1 in), inc 1 [0:1:1:1] st at end of last row, ending with RS facing for next row. 39[44:49:55:61] sts.

Begin with a k row, work in st st until Left Front meas 9[10:11:12:13]cm (31/2[4:4 1/4:4 3/4:5 1/4]in), ending with RS facing for next row.

Next row (RS): K18[20:23:26:29], k2tog, pm, k to end. 38[43:48:54:60] sts.

Dec 1 st as set before m on 4th and four foll 4th rows. 33[38:43:49:55] sts.

Cont straight until Left Front meas 23[24:25:26:27]cm (9[9 1/2:9 3/4:10 1/4:10 3/4]in), ending with RS facing for next row.

Next row (RS): K14[16:19:22:25], m1, sm, k to end. 34[39:44:50:56] sts.

Inc 1 st as set before m on 6th and 2 foll 6th rows. 37[42:47:53:59] sts.

Cont straight until you have worked 10 fewer rows than on Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape front slope

Dec 1 st at end of next row, on foll alt row, then on foll 4th row. 34[39:44:50:56] sts. Work 3 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armhole

Cast off 4 sts at beg and dec 1 st at end of next row. 29[34:39:45:51] sts.

Work 1 row.

Dec 1 st at armhole edge of next 5[7:9:11:13] rows, then foll 3[4:5:6:6] alt rows and at same time dec 1 st at neck edge of 3rd and 2[3:4:5:5] foll 4th rows. 18[19:20:22:26] sts.

Now dec 1 st at neck edge only on 4th[4th:0:0:2nd] row then on foll 4th[0:0:0:0] row. 16[18:20:22:25] sts.

Cont straight until Front matches Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape shoulder

Cast off 4[5:5:5:7] sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row.

Cast off 4[4:5:6:6] sts at beg of next row.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 4[5:5:5:6] sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 5mm needles cast on 38[44:48:54:60] sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, (p1, k1) to end.

Row 2: (P1, k1) to last 2 sts, p2.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work in rib until Right Front meas 2.5cm (1in), inc 1 [0:1:1:1] st at beg of last row, ending with RS facing for next row.

39(44:49:55:61] sts.

Beg with a k row, work in st st until Right Front meas 9[10:11:12:13]cm (3 1/2[4:4 1/4:4 3/4:5 1/4]in), ending with RS facing for next row.

Next row (RS): K19[22:24:27:30], pm, skpo, k to end. 38[43:48:54:60] sts.

Dec 1 st as set after marker on 4th and 4 foll 4th rows. 33[38:43:49:55] sts.

Complete to match Left Front, reversing shaping.

SLEEVES

Using 5mm needles cast on 41[43:45:47:49] sts.

Work in rib as given for Back until Sleeve meas 5cm (2in), ending with WS facing for next row.

Next row (WS): Rib 7[8:5:8:7], m1 (rib 7[7:6:8:6], m1) 4[4:6:4:6] times, rib to end. 46[48:52:52:56] sts.

Beg with a k row, work in st st inc 1 st at each edge of 3rd and 6[7:7:9:9] foll 14th[12th:12th:10th:10th] rows.

60[64:68:72:76] sts.

Cont straight until Sleeve meas 45[46:47:48:48]cm (17 1/2[18:18 1/2:19:19]in), ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape top

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 52[56:60:64:68] sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of next and 8[9:10:11:13] foll alt rows, then 4[4:4:4:3] foll 4th rows. 26[28:30:32:34] sts.

Work 1 row.

Cast off.

TO FINISH

Press pieces according ball band.

Join both shoulder seams using back stitch or mattress stitch.

Design by Amy Herzog

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