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Cardigan knitting pattern

Cardigan knitting patternSIZE S (M:L:XL:2 XL) 

YARN

Blacker Yarns Swan Naturally Coloured Falklands Merino Wool DK (DK weight; 100% wool; 110m/119yds per 50g ball)

A Dusty Miller 8 (10:11:13:15) X50g balls

Blacker Yarns Swan Over-Dyed Falklands Merino Wool DK (DK weight; 100% wool; 110m/119yds per 50g ball)

1 x 50g ball of each: B Sky Grey, C Sea Green, D Sunset, E Hawkweed, F Lavender, G Tussac 

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, at least 60cm long

1 set 3 .5mm (UK 9-10/US 4) circular needles, 100cm long

Spare circular needle, 3.5mm (UK 9-10/US 4) or smaller, at least 80cm long

2 x 25mm buttons

Tapestry needle

Stitch holder

TENSION

24 sts and 27 rows to 10cm over patt on 4mm needles

PATTERN NOTES

When working sleeve increases, work increases 1 (1:1:3:4) sts in from edge, working increases into chart repeat pattern when possible.

While working armhole and neck shaping, keep chart patt throughout, maintaining stitch counts and assuring that every chart decrease is balanced by a chart increase. If desired, you may work any partial repeats in stocking stitch.

Charts are worked in yarn A unless otherwise noted. Follow Colour Sequence, working first colour on the first repeat of row 5, next colour on row 6, the next colour on row 21, and the following colour on row 22. Keep following sequence, noting that colours used for specific rows will vary on each chart repeat.

COLOUR SEQUENCE

1 row in B.

1 row in C.

1 row in D.

1 row in E.

1 row in F.

1 row in G.

Continue to repeat colours B-G as instructed in chart pattern.

BODY

Using 4mm circular needles and yarn A, cast on 214 (244:265:295:329) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Beginning with st 1 (3:1:3:3), work Body Chart to end, ending with st 27 (25:27:25:25).

Cont in patt as established and work until rows 1-22 of Body Chart have been completed a total of 6 times, then rep rows 1-4 once more.

DIVIDE FOR FRONT AND BACK

Next row (RS): SSK, K48 (55:57:64:71), cast off 9 (11:15:15:17) sts, patt until there are 96 (108:117:133:149) sts on RH needle, cast off 9 (11:15:15:17) sts, patt to last 2 sts, K2tog.

Leave 49 (56:58:65:72) sts of Right Front and 96 (108:117:133:149) sts of Back on a holder or spare needle, and cont on these 49 (56:58:65:72) sts only for Left Front.

LEFT FRONT

Cont in patt on these sts, dec 1 st at neck edge of next RS row, then every foll RS row 8 times more, then every foll 4th row 6 (7:7:9:10) times more. 34 (40:42:47:53) sts.

Next row (WS): Patt to last 3 sts, K3.

Next row (RS): K3, patt to end.

Work even in patt, working 3 sts at armhole edge in garter st and rest of row in chart patt as established, until armhole meas approx. 18 (19:20 1/2:21 1/2:23) cm, ending after a WS row.

SHAPE SHOULDER

Cast off 11 (13:14:15:17) sts at beg of next 2 RS rows, then cast off 12 (14:14:17:19) rem sts on foll RS row.

BACK

With WS facing, join yarn used for next row of chart patt and patt across 96 (108:117:133: 149) sts held for Back.

Next row (RS): K3, patt to last 3 sts, K3.

Next row (WS): K3, patt to last 3 sts, K3.

Cont in chart patt with 3 sts each end of row in garter st as established until armhole meas approx. 18 (19:20 1/2:21 1/2:23) cm, ending after a WS row.

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Cast off 11 (13:14:15:17) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 12 (14:14:17:19) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Leave rem 28 (28:33:39:43) sts on holder for back neck.

RIGHT FRONT

With WS facing, join yarn used for next row of chart patt and patt across 49 (56:58:65:72) sts held for Right Front.

Cont as for Left Front, reversing all shapings.

SLEEVES

With 4mm needles and yarn A, cast on 54 (54:54:58:60) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Beginning with st 4 (4:4:2:1), work Sleeve Chart to end, ending with st 23 (23:23:25:26).

Cont in chart patt as est, inc 1 st at each end (see Notes) of 23rd (23rd:19th:19th:17th) row, then every foll 12 (8:6:4:4) rows

7 (10:14:19:21) times more, working increases into chart repeat patt.

70 (76:84:98:104) sts.

Work even in patt until work meas

45 (45:45 1/2:45 1/2:45 1/2) cm from cast-on, ending after a WS row.

SHAPE SLEEVE HEAD

Cast off 7 (8:9:10:11) sts at beg of next

8 rows.

Cast off rem 14 (12:12:18:16) sts.

TO FINISH

Weave in ends. Block pieces carefully to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band. Join shoulders.

Place two removable markers in Right Front to mark positions of two buttons: between two colour bands below neck slope, and between the two previous colour bands.

COLLAR

Using 4mm circular needles, yarn A, and with WS of body facing, pick up and knit 48 (51:54:57:60) sts from beginning of neck shaping on left front to shoulder, pm, K28 (28:33:39:43) from back neck holder, pm, then pick up and knit 48 (51:54:57:60) sts down right front to beginning of neck shaping. 124 (130:141:153:163) sts.

Knit 1 row.

Next row (WS): Knit to last st, w&t. Next row (RS): Knit to mrk, slm, M1, knit to mrk, M1, slm, knit to last st, w&t. 30 (30:35:41:45) sts between markers.

Short row 1: Knit to 1 st before last wrapped st, w&t.

Inc row 1 (RS): Knit to mrk, slm, M1, knit to mrk, M1, slm, knit to 1 st before last wrapped st, w&t. 2 sts inc'd.

Rep last row 2 rows 3 times more. 38 (38:43:49:53) sts between markers.

Next 3 rows: Knit to 1 st before last wrapped st, w&t.

Rep Inc row 1. 40 (40:45:51:55) sts between markers.

Next 3 rows: Knit to 2 sts before last wrapped st, w&t.

lnc row 2 (RS): Knit to mrk, slm, M1, knit to mrk, M1, slm, knit to 2 sts before last wrapped st, w&t. 2 sts inc'd.

Rep last 4 rows 2 times more. 46 (46:51:57:61) sts between markers.

Next 3 rows: Knit to 3 sts before last wrapped st, w&t.

Inc row 3 (RS): Knit to mrk, slm, M1, knit to mrk, M1, slm, knit to 3 sts before last wrapped st, w&t. 2 sts inc'd.

Rep last 4 rows once more. 50 (50:55:61:65) sts between markers.

Next row: Knit to 3 sts before last wrapped st, w&t. Rep this row 5 times more.

Next 2 rows: Knit all sts, working wraps with wrapped sts. 146 (152:163:175:185) total sts.

Break yarn and leave sts on needle.

LEFT FRONT EDGING

Using 3.5mm circular needles, yarn A, and with RS facing, pick up and knit 3 sts from edge of collar on left front by neck shaping, then pick up and knit 110 sts evenly from collar sts to hem.

Break yarn and slip sts to spare needle.

RIGHT FRONT EDGING

Using 3.5mm circular needles, yarn A, and with RS facing, pick up and knit 110 sts evenly from hem to collar sts, pick up and knit 3 sts from edge of collar.

Break yarn.

I-CORD EDGING

Slip sts from right front edging, collar, and left front edging onto 100cm length

3.5mm circular needles. 372 (378:389:401:411) sts on needle.

With RS of Body facing and yarn A, cast on 4 sts at beg of work (before sts for Right Front Edging).

**Applied i-cord row (RS): K3, K2tog. Slip 4 sts from RH needle back to LH needle. Rep this row until next buttonhole marker is reached.

Buttonhole row 1 (RS): K3, KFB. Slip 5 sts from RH needle back to LH needle.

Buttonhole row 2 (RS): K4. Slip these 4 sts from RH needle back to LH needle.

Rep last row 4 times more, but keep 4 sts on RH needle after last row.

Cast off buttonhole sts: Sl 1 purlwise,

*Sl 1 purlwise, pass first slipped st over second slipped st. Rep from * three times more, for 4 sts cast off, including increased st from Buttonhole row 1. Slip all 5 sts on RH needle back to LH needle.

Rep from ** once more.

Repeat Applied i-cord row until only 4 sts of i-cord remain. K4tog and fasten off.

MAKING UP

Centre sleeve in armhole of body, with centre of sleeve cast-off matched to shoulder seam. Sew cast-off edge of sleeve into armhole, easing gently to fit, then sew cast-off edge of body down side sleeve selvedge. Sew remainder of sleeve seam.

Lightly press sleeve seams. Weave in remaining ends and block gently to measurements once more, if desired. 

Meazurements

Diagram

Chart

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