CROPPED CARDI

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row. 83 ( 87: 91: 95: 99) sts Work 4 ( 6: 6: 8: 10) rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row.

Shape shoul­der Inc 1 st at end of next and 2 ( 3: 1: 2: 3) foll 6th ( 8th: 8th: 10th: 12th) rows, then on 1 ( 0: 2: 1: 0) foll 8th (–:10th: 12th:–) rows. 87 ( 91: 95: 99: 103) sts Work 8 ( 8: 10: 12: 14) rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row.

Shape front slope Cast off 4 ( 5: 4: 5: 5) sts at beg of next and foll 0 ( 1: 0: 1: 3) alt rows, then cast off 4 sts at beg of foll 9 ( 8: 10: 9: 7) alt rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Slip rem 47 ( 49: 51: 53: 55) sts onto a holder.

SLEEVES Us­ing 4.5mm nee­dles cast on 72 ( 76: 80: 84: 88) sts. Beg with a knit row, work in st st un­til sleeve meas 33 ( 34: 35: 35: 35) cm, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Cast off.

IN­TERIM MAK­ING UP Press as de­scribed on the ball band. Join both shoul­der seams us­ing back stitch, or mat­tress stitch if pre­ferred.

Front band With RS fac­ing, us­ing 4mm cir­cu­lar nee­dle, beg and end­ing at front lower edges, knit across 47 ( 49: 51: 53: 55) sts on right front holder, pick up and knit 43 ( 45: 47: 49: 51) sts up right front slope, 30 ( 30: 32: 32: 34) sts from back, and 43 ( 45: 47: 49: 51) sts down left front slope, then knit across 47 ( 49: 51: 53: 55) sts on left front holder. 210 ( 218: 228: 236: 246) sts Beg with a purl row, work in st st for 3 rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Row 4 (RS): K45 ( 47: 49: 51: 53), yfwd, K2­tog (to make but­ton­hole), knit to end. Beg with a purl row, cont in st st for a fur­ther seven rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Cast off.

BLOCK­ING Block out each piece of knit­ting and fol­low­ing the in­struc­tions on the ball band press the gar­ment pieces, omit­ting the ribs. Take spe­cial care to press the edges as this will make sewing up both eas­ier and neater. If the ball band in­di­cates that the fab­ric is not to be pressed, then cov­er­ing the blocked out fab­ric with a damp white cot­ton cloth and leav­ing it to stand will have the de­sired ef­fect. Darn in all ends neatly along the sel­vage edge.

MAK­ING UP Place cen­tre of cast-off edge of sleeve to shoul­der seam. Set sleeve head into arm­hole, the straight sides at the top of sleeve to form a neat right-an­gle to cast off sts at arm­hole on back and front. This gor­geous cardi­gan is from the book Easy AranKnits, by Rowan, pub­lished by Coats (RRP £9.50). Visit their web­site at kni­trowan.com The loose fit of this cardi’s sleeve makes it the per­fect choice for lay­er­ing over bulkier shirts

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