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Lacy Cardigan Pattern

free knitting pattern for lacy cardigan

Lacy Cardigan  Pattern- whilst we hope this free knitting pattern works out well for you The Knitting Wool Store disclaims responsibility.

SIZE:
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size S)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Chest: 28[31.25, 36, 39.25, 44, 47.25, 52] inches with front bands overlapped
Length: 19.5[20, 20.5, 21, 22, 22.5, 23] inches

Gauge: 11 sts x 15 rows = 10cm. sq. in st. st on 9mm needles

Materials:
Toto Merino 100g balls 3[3,4,5,5,6,7]

Recommended Needle: 9mm with some of the larger sizes it is advisable to use circular needles to accommodate all of the stitches. 7.5mm for collar.

Notions: Stitch Markers, 6 metal poppers.

Gauge: 11 sts x 15 rows = 10cm. sq. in st. st on 9mm needles


Instructions for Lacy Cardigan Pattern

 The cardigan is worked in one piece to armholes.

SLEEVE LENGTH: Garment illustrated has extra long sleeves which come half way down hand, however the length can be adjusted to suit.

m1p (Make 1 purl stitch): Insert left needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn which runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; purl this stitch. 1 st increased (stitch will be twisted).

sk2p: Sl 1 knitwise, k2tog, pass slipped st over. 2 sts decreased.

S2KP: Slip next 2 sts together, knitwise, as if to work a k2tog. Knit next st, then pass both slipped sts together over st just knit. This forms a centered double decrease.

Other Knitting Abbreviations can be found here

DIRECTIONS
LOWER BODY
Using larger needle, CO 84[92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132] sts.
P 1 row.

Row 1 [RS]: P2, k3[4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9], [place marker, ssk, k2, yo, k9, yo, k2, k2tog, place marker, k2[4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14]] three times, place marker, ssk, k2, yo, k9, yo, k2, k2tog, place marker, k3[4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9], p2.

Even-Numbered Rows 2-8 [WS]: P all sts.

Row 3 [RS]: P2, [k to marker, ssk, k2, yo, k3, S2KP, k3, yo, k2, k2tog] three times, k to marker, ssk, k2, yo, k3, S2KP, k3, yo, k2, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, p2. 76[84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124] sts.

Row 5 [RS]: P2, [k to marker, ssk, k2, yo, k2, S2KP, k2, yo, k2, k2tog] three times, k to marker, ssk, k2, yo, k2, S2KP, k2, yo, k2, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, p2. 68[76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116] sts.

Row 7 [RS]: P2, [k to marker, ssk, k2, yo, k1, S2KP, k1, yo, k2, k2tog] three times, k to marker, ssk, k2, yo, k1, S2KP, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, p2. 60[68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108] sts.

Row 9 [WS]: P2, [k to marker, k4, yo, S2KP, yo, k4] three times, k to marker, k4, yo, S2KP, yo, k to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 10 [WS]: P all sts, removing markers.

Row 11 [RS]: P2, k14[16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26], place marker, k27[31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51], place marker, k15[17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27], p2.

From this point on, sweater body is worked in stockinette st, with 2 sts at each front edge purled on both RS and WS rows.

Continue in pattern until work measures 6[6, 6, 6, 5.5, 5.5, 5] inches, ending with a WS row.

Shape Bust:
Increase Row [RS]: P2, [k to marker, m1, slip marker, k1, m1] twice, k to last 2 sts, p2.

Work 5[5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3] rows in pattern.

Repeat these 6[6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4] rows 1[1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4] times more, then work Increase Row once more. 72[80, 92, 100, 112, 120, 132] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures 12[12, 12, 12, 12.5, 12.5, 12.5] inches or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row.

Next Row [RS]: P2, k16[17, 20, 22, 25, 26, 29], BO 2[4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6] sts, k31[33, 39, 43, 49, 51, 57] (32[34, 40, 44, 50, 52, 58] sts on right needle after bound off sts), BO 2[4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6] sts, k to last 2 sts, p2. Left front will be worked over last  18[19, 22, 24, 27, 28, 31] sts; place all other sts on st holders or waste yarn.

LEFT FRONT
P 1 row.
Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat these 2 rows 2[2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5] times more. 15[16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures 5.5[6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5] inches from beginning of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neckline:
Neckline is shaped using short rows. All short rows for left front begin with RS facing. When working Short Rows 2 and 3, pick up wrap from previous short row and work together with wrapped st (see Pattern Notes).
Short Row 1: K5[6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12], W&T. P to end.
Short Row 2: K9[10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16], W&T. P to end.
Short Row 3: K13[14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20], W&T. P to end.
Loosely BO all sts, working remaining wrap together with wrapped st. Place safety pin or split ring marker in 5th[6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th] bound off st from armhole edge.

BACK
Place 32[34, 40, 44, 50, 52, 58] held sts of back on needle and join yarn with WS facing.

P 1 row.

Next Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.

Repeat these 2 rows 2[2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5] times more. 26[28, 32, 36, 40, 42, 46] sts.

Work in stockinette st until work measures 7.5[8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5] inches from beginning of armhole shaping.

Loosely BO all sts. Place safety pin or split ring marker in 5th[6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th] bound off st from each armhole edge.

RIGHT FRONT
Place 18[19, 22, 24, 27, 28, 31] held sts of right front on needle and join yarn with WS facing.

P 1 row.

Next Row [RS]: P2, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.

Repeat these 2 rows 2[2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5] times more. 15[16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures 5.5[6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5] inches from beginning of armhole shaping, ending with a RS row.

Shape Neckline:
All short rows for right front begin with RS facing. When working Short Rows 2 and 3, pick up wrap from previous short row and work together with wrapped st.
Short Row 1: P5[6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12], W&T. K to end.
Short Row 2: P9[10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16], W&T. K to end.
Short Row 3: P13[14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20], W&T. K to end.
Loosely BO all sts, working remaining wrap together with wrapped st. Place safety pin or split ring marker in 5th[6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th] bound off st from armhole edge.

SLEEVE (Make 2)
Using larger needle, CO 31[31, 33, 33, 35, 35, 37] sts.

P 1 row.

Row 1 [RS]: K0[0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3], work Row 1 of Lower Sleeve Chart, k0[0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3].
Continue in pattern, working Lower Sleeve Chart over center sts and 0[0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3] sts at each edge in stockinette st, until you have completed all rows of chart. 25[25, 27, 27, 29, 29, 31] sts.

Next Row [WS]: P10[10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13], place marker, p5, place marker, p to end.
Beginning on next row, work Upper Sleeve Chart over sts between markers until sleeve is complete.

Shape Sleeve:

Sizes XS, S, M, L, 1X Only:
Increase Row [RS]: K1, m1, work in pattern to last st, m1, k1.

Work 0[5, 3, 3, 3, 3, -, -] rows in pattern.

Repeat these 0[6, 4, 4, 4, -, -] rows 0[1, 2, 3, 4, -, -] times more. 27[29, 33, 35, 39, -, -] sts.

Sizes 2X, 3X Only:
Increase Row 1 [RS]: K1, m1, work in pattern to last st, m1, k1.

Work 2 rows in pattern.

Increase Row 2 [WS]: P1, m1p, p to last st, m1p, p1.

Work 2 rows in pattern.

Repeat these 6 rows twice more. -[-, -, -, -, 41, 43] sts.

All Sizes:
Continue in pattern until work measures 17 inches or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap:
BO 2[3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4] sts at beginning next 2 rows. 23[23, 27, 29, 33, 33, 35] sts.

Decrease Row [RS]: K1, k2tog, work in pattern to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
P 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rows 2[2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5] times more. 17[17, 19, 21, 23, 23, 23] sts.

Work 4[6, 4, 4, 4, 6, 4] rows in pattern.

Work Decrease Row. P 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rows 2[2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5] times more, then work Decrease Row once more.
BO remaining 9 sts.

For best results block pieces as you finish them.

Collar: Sew shoulder seams between markers, with right sides facing and using 7.5mm needles pick up 40-50 stitches around neck.

Row 1:  purl to end increasing evenly 46- 56 stitches.

Work in 2x2 rib for 8 cm, or length required.

Finishing: Sew sleeve seams, set sleeves in armholes and sew in place. Sew 6 poppers beginning 3.5cm from bottom edge and finishing 15cm from top, position remaining poppers evenly in between. Sew female piece of each popper to RS of left front band, and male piece to WS of right front band.

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