HOODED CARDI

Knit Today Magazine - - Inspiring Colour -

Make this gor­geous, snugly top once and you’ll want to make it again. Sarah Hat­ton’s sim­ple pat­tern and Pa­ton’s rea­son­ably priced yarn means you can knit this ver­sa­tile top in a range of ap­peal­ing shades, de­signed to match any­one’s wardrobe.

BACK Us­ing 4.5mm nee­dles cast on 95 ( 103: 115: 127: 143) sts. Row 1 (RS): *K3, p1, rep sts, k3. Row 2 (WS): K1, p1, k1, *k2, p1, from * to end. Th­ese 2 rows set Work a fur­ther 13 rows in rib. Row 16 (WS): P6 ( 6: 6: 7: 7), p2­tog, [p6 ( 9: 8: 9: 7), p2­tog] 10 ( 8: 10: 10: 14) times, p7 ( 7: 7: 8: 8). 84 ( 94: 104: 116: 128) sts Beg with a knit row, work­ing in st st (through­out) cont un­til back meas 38 ( 39: 40: 41: 42) cm, 15 ( 15½ :15¾: 16: 16½) in, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

from

*

to

last 3

k1, rep rib.

Shape arm­holes Cast off 4 sts at beg of 76 ( 86: 96: 108: 120) sts Next row (RS): K2, s1, last 4 sts, k2­tog, k2. 74 ( 84: 94: 106: 118) sts Work­ing all decs as set by last row dec 1 st at each end of 4 foll alt rows. 66 ( 76: 86: 98: 110) sts Cont straight un­til arm­holes meas 21 ( 22: 23: 24: 25) cm, 8¼ ( 8¾ :9: 9½ :9¾) in, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

next

k1,

2

rows.

psso,

Shape shoul­ders Cast off 5 ( 7: 8: 10: 12) sts at beg rows. 46 ( 48: 54: 58: 62) sts Cast off 6 ( 7: 9: 11: 12) sts at beg

knit

of

of

to

next 4

next 2 rows. Leave rem 34 a holder.

( 34: 36: 36: 38)

sts on

LEFT FRONT Us­ing 4.5mm nee­dles 79 ( 83: 87: 95: 103) sts Work 15 rows in rib as given for back. Row 16 (WS): Rib 16, p6 ( 8: 9: 7: 6), p2­tog, [p5 ( 6: 8: 7: 6), p2­tog] 7 ( 6: 5: 7: 9) times, p6 ( 9: 10: 7: 7). 71 ( 76: 81: 87: 93) sts Keep­ing 16 sts at front edge in rib beg with a knit row, work rem 55 ( 60: 65: 71: 77) sts in st st as folls: Cont un­til left front meas 10cm (4in), end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

cast on

as

set,

Place pocket Next row (RS): K18, cast on 24 sts, leave rem 53 ( 58: 63: 69: 75) sts on holder. 42 sts Beg with a purl row, work 31 rows in st st, then leave th­ese sts on a holder. With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to 53 ( 58: 63: 69: 75) sts on a holder, p1, to last 16 sts, rib 16. Next row: Rib 16, purl to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1. Th­ese 2 rows set patt for pocket. Work 30 rows more in patt, then leave th­ese sts on a spare nee­dle. With RS fac­ing work across 42 holder as folls: Next row (RS): K18, then hold­ing rem sts at back of 53 ( 58: 63: 69: 75) sts on spare nee­dle, *ktog 1 st from spare nee­dle with 1 st from holder, rep from 23 times, knit to last 16 sts, rib 16. Cont in rib and st st un­til left front matches back to arm­hole shap­ing, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Shape arm­hole Next row (RS): Cast

16-18

102-107

40-42

115

45¼

66

26

47

18½

20-22

112-117

44-46

129

50¾

68

26¾

47

18½

off

4

sts,

k3,

sts

knit

24-26

from

122-127

48-50

142

56

70

27½

47

18½

to

knit

24

*

last

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