I can't get enough of cozy cardigans! They're perfect for layering over dresses and jeans.Pattern
Sizes Small (36 inch bust), Medium, Large
Needles size 10 1/2 US
Yarn- Loops & Threads Charisma in Deep Woods (8- 3.5 oz balls)
Pattern stitch- Knit 13 rows in Garter Stitch, P1, K1 (Stockinette Stitch) for 11 rows. Repeat these 24 rows for pattern
Back: Cast on 60 (62-64) sts. Work in pattern for 14 rows. Dec Row 1- K 10, K 2 tog, work to last 12 sts. K 2 tog, K 10. Work even until 1st row of next Garter Stitch stripe is completed. Next Dec Row- Repeat Dec Row 1. Work even until first row of next Stockinette Stitch stripe is completed. Dec Row 3- K 9, K 2 tog, work to last 11 sts, K 2 tog, K 9. Work even until first row of next Garter Stitch stripe is completed. Next Dec Row- Repeat Dec Row 3. Continue in this manner to decrease 1 stitch each edge of 2nd row of Stockinette Stitch and Garter Stitch stripe, always having 1 stitch less before decrease on next decrease rows until 48 (50-52) sts remain. Work even until 22 inches from beginning or desired length to underarm.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Dec 1 stitch at each edge every other row 2 times- 38 (40-42) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2) inches.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 4 sts. at the beginning of next 4 rows, 4 (4, 5) sts at the beginning of next rows 14 (16-16) sts. Bind off for back of neck.
Left Front: Cast on 36 (38-40) sts. Work in pattern as for back, Keeping 6 stitches in Garter Stitch at front edge for front border. Shape at side edge only as for back- 30 (32-34) sts. Work to underarm as for back.
Shape Armhole: At arm edge, bind off 3 stitches once, Dec 1 stitch every other row 2 times- 25 (27-29) sts. Work even until armhole measures 5 1/4 (5 3/4, 6 1/4) inches, ending at front edge.
Shape Neck: At front edge bind off 9 (10-11) sts, complete row. Dec 1 stitch at neck edge every other row 4 (5-5) times.- 12 (12-13) sts. Work even to shoulder as back.
Shape Shoulders: At arm edge, bind off 4 stitches every other row 2 times 4 (4-5) sts once.
Right Front: Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing all shaping
Sleeves: Cast on 50 (52-54) sts. Work in pattern decreasing 1 stitch each edge as on back on second row of first Stockinette Stitch stripe, then Garter Stitch stripe as on back, starting K 10, K 2 tog, work to last 12 stitches, K 2 tog, K 10. On 2nd decrease, work K 9, K 2 tog, work to last 11 sts, K tog, K 9. Continue in this manner until 42 (44-46) sts remain. Work even until 14 inches from the beginning. End same pattern row as at underarm of back.
Shape Cap: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 stitch each edge every other row 10 (11-12) times- 16 sts. Bind off 2 sts beginning of 4 rows. Bind off remaining 8 sts.
Finishing: Sew shoulder, side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.
Belt: Cast on 8 sts. Work in Garter stitch until pieces measures inches. Bind off.