Ipanema

Al­ways a flat­ter­ing gar­ment, this wrap­around cardi­gan will high­light the nat­u­ral waist­line of the wearer, as well as ac­cen­tu­ate the bust­line.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Mar­laina Bird

Gauge

21 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tion

Make 1 (M1): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal thread be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle, k1-tbl (1 st in­creased).

Spe­cial Tech­nique

I-Cord: With dpns, cast on 4 sts, do not turn; *slide stitches to other end of nee­dle, pull yarn across back of work, k4; rep from * un­til cord is de­sired length. Sl 1, k3­tog, psso, pull yarn through rem st.

Pat­tern Notes

Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

An ap­plied I-Cord edg­ing is worked along front and neck edges for sta­bil­ity and style. Af­ter the first few rows of the edg­ing are worked, test the stretch and dura­bil­ity of the I-cord, which should be snug but should not cause edge to buckle. If edg­ing is too tight, change to larger nee­dle size.

Work all in­creases 1 stitch in from each edge by Make 1 (M1).

Work de­creases 1 stitch in from edges. On right-side rows, work slip, slip, knit (ssk) at the be­gin­ning of the row and knit 2 to­gether (k2­tog) at the end of the row. On wrong-side rows, work slip, slip, purl (ssp) at the be­gin­ning of the row, and purl 2 to­gether (p2­tog) at the end of the row.

Back

With cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on 126 (136, 148, 158, 170) sts.

Work in St st un­til back mea­sures 2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Next row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—124 (134, 146, 156, 168) sts.

Con­tinue in St st and dec 1 st each side [ev­ery 4th row] 12 (12, 10, 10, 10) more times, then [ev­ery 6th row] 0 (0,2, 2, 2) times—100 (110, 122, 132, 144) sts.

Con­tinue even in St st for 15 rows. Next row (RS): K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1—102 (112, 124, 134, 146) sts.

Con­tinue in St st and inc 1 st each side [ev­ery RS row] 4 (6,8, 8, 6) more times, then [ev­ery 4th row] 5 (4,2, 2, 3) times— 120 (132, 144, 154, 164) sts.

Con­tinue even in St st un­til back mea­sures 171/2 inches from cast-on edge, end­ing with a WS row. Arm­hole Shap­ing Bind off 8 (10, 10, 10, 11) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, 5 sts at the beg of fol­low­ing 2 rows, then 3 (2,2, 3, 3) sts at the beg of fol­low­ing 2 rows—88 (98, 110, 118, 126) sts.

Dec 1 st each side of [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,8, 9, 10) times, then [ev­ery 4th row] 5 (5,7, 6, 6) times—76 (82, 86, 92, 98) sts.

Con­tinue in St st un­til arm­hole mea­sures 81/4 (83/4, 91/4, 93/4, 101/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Mark cen­ter 14 sts. Neck & Shoul­der Shap­ing Next row (RS): Bind off 5 (6,7, 7, 8) sts, work to first marker, join 2nd skein of yarn and bind off cen­ter 14 sts, work to the end of the row. Next row: Bind off 5 (6,7, 7, 8) sts, work across to neck edge; on next side, bind off 4 sts, work to the end of the row. Next row: Bind off 6 (6,7, 8, 8) sts, work across to neck edge; on next side, bind off 4 sts, work to the end of the row.

Rep last row once more. Next row: Bind off 6 (7,7, 8, 9) sts, work across to neck edge; on next side, bind off 4 sts, work to the end of the row.

Bind off 6 (7,7, 8, 9) sts at the beg of the next 3 rows.

Left Front

With cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on 87 (92, 98, 103, 109) sts.

Work in St st un­til front mea­sures 2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Waist, Neck & Arm­hole Shap­ing Next row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—86 (91, 98, 102, 108) sts.

Con­tinue in St st and dec 1 st at side edge [ev­ery 4th row] 12 (12, 10, 10, 10) more times, then [ev­ery 6th row] 0 (0,2, 2, 2) times—74 (79, 85, 90, 96) sts.

Con­tinue even in St st for 15 rows. Next row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last st, M1, k1.

Con­tinue in St st and inc 1 st at side edge [ev­ery RS row] 4 (6,8, 8, 6) more times, then [ev­ery 4th row] 5 (4,2, 2, 3) times. At the same time, dec 1 st at front edge [ev­ery RS row] 18 (13, 11, 7, 7) times, then [ev­ery 3rd row] 25 (30, 30, 35, 35) times.

At the same time, when front mea­sures 171/2 inches from cast-on edge, on next RS row, bind off 8 (10, 10, 10, 11) sts once, 5 sts once, then 3 (2,2, 3, 3) sts once. Dec 1 st at the beg [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,8, 9, 10) times, then [ev­ery 4th row] 5 (5,7, 6, 6) times—23 (26, 28, 31, 34) sts rem af­ter all shap­ing is com­pleted.

Con­tinue even in St st, if nec­es­sary, un­til arm­hole mea­sures 81/4 (83/4, 91/4, 93/4, 101/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der Bind off at beg of next RS row [5(6, 7, 7, 8) sts] once, [6(6, 7, 8, 8) sts] once, then [6(7, 7, 8, 9) sts] twice.

Right Front

With cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on 87 (92, 98, 103, 109) sts.

Work in St st un­til front mea­sures 2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Waist, Neck & Arm­hole Shap­ing Next row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to the end of the row—86 (91, 98, 102, 108) sts.

Con­tinue in St st and dec 1 st at side edge [ev­ery 4th row] 12 (12, 10, 10, 10) more times, then [ev­ery 6th row] 0 (0, 2, 2, 2) times—74 (79, 85, 90, 96) sts.

Con­tinue even in St st for 15 rows. Next row (RS): K1, M1, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—74 (79, 85, 90, 96) sts.

Con­tinue in St st and inc 1 st at side edge [ev­ery RS row] 4 (6,8, 8, 6) more times, then [ev­ery 4th row] 5 (4,2, 2, 3) times. At the same time, dec 1 st at front edge [ev­ery RS row] 18 (13, 11, 7, 7) times, then ev­ery 3rd row 25 (30, 30, 35, 35) times.

At the same time, when front mea­sures 171/2 inches from cast-on edge, on next WS row, bind off [8 (10, 10, 10, 11) sts] once, [5 sts] once, then [3(2, 2, 3, 3) sts] once. Dec 1 st at the end [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,8, 9, 10) times, then [ev­ery other RS row] 5 (5,7, 6, 6) times—23 (26, 28, 31, 34) sts rem af­ter all shap­ing is com­pleted.

Con­tinue even in St st, if nec­es­sary, un­til arm­hole mea­sures 81/4 (83/4, 91/4, 93/4, 101/4) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Shoul­der Bind off at beg of next WS row [5(6, 7, 7, 8) sts] once, [6(6, 7, 8, 8) sts] once, then [6(7, 7, 8, 9) sts] twice.

Sleeve

With cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on 94 (102, 110, 116, 120) sts.

Work in St st un­til sleeve mea­sures 3 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Next row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—92 (100, 108, 114, 118) sts.

Con­tinue in St st and dec 1 st at side edges [ev­ery 8th row] twice, then [ev­ery 10th row] twice—84 (92, 100, 106, 110) sts.

Con­tinue even in St st un­til sleeve mea­sures 18 inches from cast-on edge, end­ing with a WS row. Sleeve Cap Shap­ing Bind off 8 (10, 10, 10, 11) sts at the beg of next 2 rows, 5 sts at the beg of fol­low­ing 2 rows, then 3 (2,2, 3, 3) sts at the beg of fol­low­ing 2 rows—52 (58, 66, 70, 72) sts.

Dec 1 st each side on [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,8, 9, 10) times, [ev­ery 4th row] 6 (6,4, 5, 5) times, then [ev­ery RS row] twice—32 (34, 38, 38, 38) sts.

Bind off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at the beg of fol­low­ing 2 rows—22 (24, 28, 28, 28) sts.

Bind off all sts on next RS row.

Fin­ish­ing

Block all pieces. Sew shoul­der seams. Front & Neck I-Cord Edg­ing With dpns, cast on 4 sts. Beg at lower right front edge and work at­tached I-cord as fol­lows: *K3, sl 1 to RH nee­dle, in­sert tip of RH nee­dle into edge st, and k2­tog (slipped st and picked-up st), slip all 4 sts back to other end of nee­dle, pull yarn across back of work; rep from * around neck edge and along left front to lower edge. Bind off 4 sts. Sew sleeves into arm­holes. Sew sleeve and side seams. I-Cord Ties Make 3 I-cords 15 inches long. Make 1 more I-cord 44 (48, 52, 56, 60) inches long.

Re­fer­ring to photo, sew one 15-inch I-cord at each front edge at beg of neck shap­ing and rem 15-inch I-cord to in­side of left side seam (right front and in­side left are tied to­gether for clo­sure). Sew longer I-cord to RS of right side seam. Tie short cord at in­side of left side seam with cord at right front edge. Wrap long cord across front and around back of body, back to right side seam, and tie with short cord on right front edge.

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