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Caridgan Knitting Pattern

Ladies Knitted Waistcoat

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

Size: S - M - L - XL - XL/XXL
Materials:
Deva Mohair Blend ( colour illustrated, Cloud.)
200-200-300-350g

STRAIGHT NEEDLES 4.5MM AND 5.5MM
CIRCULAR NEEDLE   80 cm  SIZE 4.5mm,
or size needed to get 15 sts x 19 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
1 BUTTON

Knitting Abbreviations

Cardigan Knitting Pattern Instructions

KNITTING TIP:
Half circle on front piece:
It is very important that the knitting tension is correct both in height and width otherwise the half circle on front pieces will not have the right shape. If more rows are worked vertically on 10 cm than what is stated, compensate by working a couple of rows without inc. evenly in the circle.

DECREASE TIP:
Back piece: Dec 1 st in each side as follows: K 2, slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso, work until 4 sts remain on needle, K tog the next 2 sts, K 2.

INCREASE TIP:
Front piece: Inc 1 st by getting the thread between 2 sts from previous row - K this st twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.
Rib: Inc 1 st by getting the thread between 2 sts from previous row - P this st twisted, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

BUTTON HOLE:
1 button hole = cast off 2 sts and cast on 2 new sts on next row over these sts.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on 3 sts on  5.5 mm straight needles with  Deva.
Row 1 and then every other row (= WS): P all sts.
Row 2 (= RS): K all sts while at the same time inc 1 st on each side of 2nd st (= the middle st) - See increase tip above = 5 sts (2 new sts).
Row 4: K all sts while at the same time inc 1 st after 1st st on row, 1 st on each side of middle st and 1 st before the last st = 9 sts (4 new sts).
Row 6: K 2, inc 1 st, K 2, inc 1 st, K 1, inc 1 st, K 2, inc 1 st and K the last 2 sts = 13 sts (4 new sts).
Row 8: Insert a marker in the 2nd, 5th, 7th (= middle st), 9th and 12th st. Continue to inc as follows: Inc 1 st after each of the first 2 markers, 1 st on each side of middle st, and 1 st before each of the last 2 markers (6 new sts on 1 row with inc) = 19 sts.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue to inc 6 sts on every row from RS like this until 34-34-36-38 rows have been worked - See knitting tip above = 97-97-103-109 sts on needle, and piece measures approx. 18-18-19-20 cm from cast on edge measured in st direction. One half circle has been worked.

ARMHOLE AND NECKLINE:
Continue in stocking st over all sts - At the same time cast off for armhole in the right side and towards bottom edge in the left side (seen from RS) on every other row as follows:
SIZE S:
For armhole: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times.
Towards bottom edge: 10 sts 2 times and 46 sts 1 time.
SIZE M:
For armhole: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times.
Towards bottom edge: 7 sts 1 time, 6 sts 1 time, 5 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time and 41 sts 1 time.
SIZE L:
For armhole: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2 times.
Towards bottom edge: 7 sts 1 time, 6 sts 1 time, 4 sts 2 times, 3 sts 1 time and 42 sts 1 time.
SIZE XL/XXL:
For armhole: 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 4 times.
Towards bottom edge: 10 sts 1 time, 8 sts 1 time, 6 sts 1 time, 4 sts 1 time, 3 sts 2 times, 2 sts 2 times and 33 sts 1 time.
All sizes: After all cast offs are done there are 24-25-26-22 sts on needle. Continue to dec towards the neckline on every 4th row as follows: 1 st 7-7-7-3 times = 17-18-19-19 sts remain on shoulder. When height of armhole measures 18-20-21-23 cm, cast off the remaining sts.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work as left front piece but with cast offs in the opposite side.

BACK PIECE:
With 5.5mm straight needles cast on 65-71-78-90 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side)
When piece measures 8 cm, dec 1 st in each side - Read decrease tip above. Repeat dec when piece measures 16 cm = 61-67-74-86 sts. When piece measures 20-21-22-23 cm, inc 1 st in each side. Repeat inc every 6 cm a total of 3 times = 67-73-80-92 sts. When piece measures 38-38-40-40 cm, cast off for armholes at beg of every row in each side as follows: 3 sts 1-1-1-2 times, 2 sts 1-2-3-3 times and 1 st 2-2-2-4 times = 53-55-58-60 sts. When piece measures 54-56-59-61 cm, cast off the middle 17-17-18-20 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Continue to dec 1 st on next row towards the neck = 17-18-19-19 sts remain on each shoulder. When piece measures 56-58-61-63 cm, cast off all sts.

SLEEVE:
With 5.5mm straight needles cast on 44-50-56-62 sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) On 1st row (= RS) work rib as follows: 1 edge st in garter st, * K 3, P 3 *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 edge st in garter st. Work rib for 4-4-4-4 cm, then change to needle size 6 mm and work 2 rows in stocking st.
On next row from RS, inc 1 st inside 1 edge st in each side of piece. Repeat inc on every other row a total of 3-3-2-3 times = 50-56-60-68 sts. When piece measures 9-9-9-8 cm (shorter measurements in the largest size because of broader shoulder width), cast off for sleeve cap in each side on every other row as follows: 3 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and then 1 st until piece measures 14-15-16-17 cm. Then cast off in each side on every other row 2 sts 2 times and 3 sts 1 time. Cast off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 17-18-19-20 cm.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one inside 1 edge st.

RIB:
Work rib around the entire opening on jacket. Starting on RS  pick up approx. 369 to 459 sts on circular needles size 4.5 mm all along outside edge . NOTE: Make sure to knit up enough sts along the rounded edge in each side at the front so that the rib is not too tight.
Then K 1 round. On next round, work rib as follows: * K 3, P 3 *, repeat from *-*. When rib measures approx. 2-2-2-3 cm, cast off for 1 button hole  at top of circle .When rib measures 3-3-3-4 cm, inc as follows: * K 3, P 3, inc 1 st * - Read increase tip above, repeat from *-*. When rib (K 3/P 4) measures 4-4-4-5 cm, loosely cast off with K over K and P over P. Sew the button on to the left front band.

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