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Fancy Earth-Tone Cardigan

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Caron International Yarn
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft Paints Yarn - MC -- 16 (20, 20, 24, 24, 28) ounces
  • Caron International's Simply Soft Yarn - CC -- 6 ounces, all sizes (Shown in: Sticks 'n Stones (MC) and Black (CC))
  • Knitting needled sizes US 8 (5mm) and 10 (6 mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • **Two double pointed needles, size 8 (5 mm), for I-cord
  • Three stitch holders
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Optional: **Bond America's Embellish-Knit Automatic Spool Knitter or other cord making machine, for I-cord Row counter

SIZES: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Bust 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60)"/101.5 (112, 122, 132, 142, 152) cm
Length 22 (22-1/2, 23, 23-1/2, 24, 24-1/2)"/56 (57, 58.5, 60, 61, 62) cm

GAUGE:
In Stockinette stitch, 14 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10 cm, using larger needles and MC
In Mock cable, 16 sts and 29 rows = 4"/10 cm, using smaller needles and CC

ABBREVIATIONS:

RT (Right Twist): Knit next 2 sts together, do NOT remove sts from left-hand needle; insert right-hand needle
between the 2 sts, and knit first st again; slip both sts from left-hand needle.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE:

**I-Cord: May be worked using either method below. Using Embellish-Knit: Follow manufacturer's instructions. Using double pointed needles: On a double pointed needle, cast on 5 sts; do NOT turn. * Slide sts to the opposite end of the needle and knit them, pulling yarn firmly behind sts; repeat from * to desired length. After a few rows, you will see that you are knitting a tiny tube; give it a gentle tug now and then to adjust any loose sts. Bind off all sts, leaving a 12" tail for finishing.

STITCHES:

Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.
2 x 2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

GAUGE: In Stockinette stitch, 14 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10 cm, using larger needles and MC In Mock cable, 16 sts and 29 rows = 4"/10 cm, using smaller needles and CC

STITCHES:

Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.

2 x 2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Mock Cable Pattern: (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): P2, * k2, p2; repeat from * across.
Row 2: K2, * p2, k2; repeat from * across.
Row 3: P2, * RT, p2; repeat from * across.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1 -- 4 for Mock Cable patt.

DIRECTIONS:

Refer to PDF for chart/visual aid.

BACK:

Using larger needles and MC, cast on 72 (79, 86, 93, 100, 107) sts.

FACING:

(RS) Begin St st; work even for 7 rows, end with a RS row.

(WS) Knit 1 row (turning row).

(RS) Knit all sts through the back loops.

(WS) Change to St st; work even until piece measures 13-1/2 (13-1/2, 13-1/2, 13-1/2, 14, 14)"from turning row, end with a WS row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES:

(RS) Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts beg of next 2 rows—66 (73, 78, 85, 90, 97) sts remain.

(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 8 (9, 10, 12, 12, 14) times; and AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 3 (3-1/2, 4, 4-1/2, 4-1/2, 5)"from beg of shaping, end with a WS row; place a marker (pm) each side of center 18 (19, 20, 21, 20, 23) sts.

SHAPE NECK:

(RS) Continuing armhole shaping as est, work across to first marker; place center sts on holder for neck; join a second ball of yarn and work to end. Working both sides at same time, at each neck edge, dec 1 st every row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, then every other row 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 6) times, working armhole even when shaping is completed— 6 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts remain. Work even until armhole measures 8-1/2 (9, 9-1/2, 10, 10, 10-1/2)"from beg of shaping.

Bind off remaining sts for shoulder.

LEFT FRONT:

  1. Using larger needles and MC, cast on 34 (37, 41, 44, 48, 51) sts.
  2. Work as for Back, shaping armhole at beg of RS rows only, until armhole measures 1/2 (1, 2, 2-1/2, 2-1/2, 3)"from beg of shaping, end with a WS row.
  3. Shape Neck:
  4. (RS) Work across to last 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts, turn; place rem sts on holder for neck.
  5. (WS) At neck edge, beg this row, dec 1 st every row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, then EOR 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 6) times—6 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts remain.
  6. Work even until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder.
  7. Bind off remaining sts.

RIGHT FRONT:

Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES:

  1. Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 34 (34, 38, 38, 42, 42) sts.
  2. (RS) Begin 2 x 2 rib; work even for 4 rows, end with a WS row.
  3. (RS) Change to CC and Mock Cable patt; work even for 14 rows, end with a RS row.
  4. Change to larger needles, St st and MC.
  5. (WS) Purl 1 row, inc 1 (5, 1, 4, 2, 4) sts evenly across—35 (39, 39, 42, 44, 46) sts.
  6. (RS) Work even for 2 rows.

SHAPE SLEEVE:

(RS) Beg this row, inc 1 st each side every 2 rows 0 (0, 0, 2, 4, 5) times, every 4 rows 6 (3, 9, 9, 8, 8) times, then every 6 rows 3 (5, 1, 0, 0, 0) times—53 (55, 59, 64, 68, 72) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 12-1/2" from beg, end with WS row.

SHAPE CAP:

(RS) Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts beg of next 2 rows—47 (49, 51, 56, 58, 62) sts remain.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 2 times—43 (45, 47, 52, 54, 58) sts remain.
Work even until sleeve cap measures 4-1/2 (5, 5-1/2, 6, 6, 6-1/2)"from beg of shaping, end WS row.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 3 times—37 (39, 41, 46, 48, 52) sts remain.
Work 2 sts tog across next 2 rows to gather upper edge for puffed sleeve—10 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13) sts remain.

Bind off remain sts.

FRONT BANDS: Make 2
Using larger needles and MC, cast on 13 sts.
(RS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 19 (19-1/2, 20, 20 1/2, 21, 21-1/2)"from beg.

Bind off all sts.

FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams.

YOKE:

With RS facing, using smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 150 (151, 154, 155, 158, 163) sts around neck edge, including sts on holders.
(WS) Knit 1 row, decreasing 0 (1, 4, 1, 4, 1) sts evenly across—150 (150, 150, 154, 154, 162) sts remain.
(RS) Change to CC and Mock Cable patt; work even for 18 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to MC and 2 x 2 rib; work even for 8 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to larger needles; cont in patt, work k2tog, p2tog across.
Bind off loosely in rib.
Block pieces to measurements. Set in Sleeves, easing to fit. Sew remaining seams.

HEM:

  1. Turn facing to WS along turning row; tack in place.
  2. Sew Front bands to center Front edges; fold band to WS along center st and tack neatly in place.

I-CORDS:

Using CC, make 3 cords, 56", 58"and 60" long. Using sewing needle and matching thread (or yarn needle and matching yarn), tack cords in place to upper edge of Yoke, and upper and lower edges of Mock Cable section, leaving ends free for Ties. Note: Ties cover Front band on right Front and stop at edge of band on left Front. Unravel ties to desired length, and secure.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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