Scar­let Skies

Easy lace cas­cades from the fit­ted bodice in this open front, three-quar­ter– sleeve cardi­gan.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Mar­gret Will­son

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 361/2 (40, 433/4, 471/4, 503/4) inches Length: 251/4 (253/4, 261/4, 263/4, 271/4) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ply­mouth Yarn Alpaca Prima (fin­ger­ing weight; 100% alpaca; 363 yds/100g per skein): 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins red #2060 • Size 4 (3.5mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Stitch hold­ers

Gauge

27 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Rib pat (blocked). 22 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat (blocked). 7-st Seed St Bor­der = 1 inch. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitches

Lace (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts [inc to 10 sts] + 1) Row 1 (RS): P1, *ssk, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, k2­tog, p1; rep from * to marker— 10 sts per rep. Row 2: K1, *p9, k1; rep from * to marker. Row 3: P1, *ssk, k5, k2­tog, p1; rep from * to marker—8 sts per rep. Row 4: K1, *p7, k1; rep from * to marker.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat. Rib (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 1) Row 1 (RS): P1, *k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1; rep from * to marker or end. Row 2: K1, *p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1; rep from * to marker or end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Seed St Bor­der (7 sts) All rows: K1, [p1, k1] 3 times.

Pat­tern Notes

Cardi­gan is worked in one piece from bot­tom to arm­holes, then fronts and back are worked sep­a­rately to shoul­ders.

Sleeves are worked flat from the bot­tom up.

Body

Cast on 247 (271, 295, 319, 343) sts. Setup row (WS): Work 7-st Seed St Bor­der, pm; work Row 4 of Lace pat to last 7 sts, pm; work 7-st Seed St Bor­der.

Main­tain­ing 7-st bor­ders at edges and Lace pat be­tween mark­ers, work even un­til 4-row Lace pat has been worked 26 times, end­ing with Row 4.

Main­tain­ing 7-st bor­ders, change to Rib pat be­tween mark­ers; work even for 3 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Dec row (RS): Work bor­der; p1, ssk, work to 3 sts be­fore marker, k2­tog, p1; work bor­der.

Main­tain­ing pat, rep Dec row [ev­ery 4 rows] 3 times, end­ing with a Dec row—239 (263, 287, 311, 335) sts. Divi­sion row (WS): Work 53 (58, 63, 68, 71) front sts; bind off 13 (15, 17, 19, 25) un­der­arm sts; work 107 (117, 127, 137, 143) back sts (in­clud­ing st al­ready on RH nee­dle fol­low­ing bind-off); bind off 13 (15, 17, 19, 25) un­der­arm sts; work rem front sts to end.

Trans­fer 53 (58, 63, 68, 71) left and right front sts to hold­ers or waste yarn—107 (117, 127, 137, 143) back sts rem.

Back

Shape Arm­holes With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to back sts. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—2 sts dec.

Main­tain­ing es­tab­lished pat, rep Dec row [ev­ery RS row] 4 (4, 4, 8, 10) times— 97 (107, 117, 119, 121) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 7 (71/2, 8, 81/2, 9) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­ders Bind off 9 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next 6 rows—43 (47, 51, 53, 55) sts.

Bind off rem sts for back neck.

Left Front

Note: Neck and arm­hole shap­ing oc­cur si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Shape Arm­hole & Neck With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to left front arm­hole edge. Arm­hole dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work to end—1 st dec at arm­hole edge.

Rep Arm­hole dec row [ev­ery RS row] 4 (4, 4, 8, 10) times.

At the same time, con­tinue to dec at neck edge as es­tab­lished [ev­ery 4 rows] 12 (14, 16, 17, 18) times— 36 (39, 42, 42, 42) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der Bind off 9 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next 3 RS rows—9 sts rem. Neck­band Main­tain­ing pat, work even un­til 9-st strip mea­sures 31/4 (31/2, 33/4, 4, 41/4) inches.

Bind off.

Right Front

With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to right front neck edge. Arm­hole dec row (RS): Work to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—1 st dec at arm­hole edge.

Rep Arm­hole dec row [ev­ery RS row] 4 (4, 4, 8, 10) times.

At the same time, con­tinue to dec at neck edge as es­tab­lished [ev­ery 4 rows] 12 (14, 16, 17, 18) times—36 (39, 42, 42, 42) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures same as back to shoul­der, end­ing with RS row. Shape Shoul­ders Bind off 9 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next 3 WS rows—9 sts rem. Neck­band Main­tain­ing pat, work even un­til 9-st strip mea­sures 31/4 (31/2, 33/4, 4, 41/4) inches.

Bind off.

Sleeves

Cast on 65 (73, 73, 81, 89) sts.

Beg with Row 2 of Rib pat, work 7 (9, 7, 7, 7) rows in Rib. Inc row (RS): K1, M1R, work in pat to last st, M1L, k1—2 sts inc.

Rep Inc row [ev­ery 8 (10, 8, 8, 8) rows] 9 (8, 11, 10, 10) times, work­ing new sts into Rib pat as they ac­cu­mu­late— 85 (91, 97, 103, 111) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 13 (13, 131/2, 131/2, 14) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Cap Bind off 7 (8, 9, 10, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows—71 (75, 79, 83, 85) sts. Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work in pat to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—2 sts dec. Next row: P2, work in pat to last 2 sts, p2.

Rep last 2 rows 14 (15, 15, 17, 17) times—41 (43, 47, 47, 49) sts.

Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows— 25 (27, 31, 31, 33) sts.

Bind off rem sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve seams. Sew ends of back neck­bands tog, then sew to back neck.

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