Blue­berry Tea Cardi­gan

All de­sign el­e­ments com­bine to cre­ate one "per­fect cardi­gan."

Creative Knitting - - COMFY & COZY - De­sign by MAR­GRET WILLSON

De­sign by Mar­gret Willson

Gauge

24 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in lower body pat with smaller cir­cu­lar nee­dle (re­laxed). 26 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in waist pat with smaller cir­cu­lar nee­dle (re­laxed). 28 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in bodice pat with smaller cir­cu­lar nee­dle (re­laxed). 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with straight nee­dles (for pocket liners). To save time, take time to check

gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from

LH to RH nee­dle. Right Twist (RT): K2­tog, keep­ing both sts on nee­dle; knit first st; slip both sts off nee­dle. Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit into front of re­sult­ing loop.

Pat­tern Stitches

Body Pats (mul­ti­ple of 9 sts + 18) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work body pats from a chart. Row 1 (WS): K1, p1, k4, pm; p1, k1, p2, k1, *p1, k3, p1, k1, p2, k1; rep from * to last 7 sts, p1, pm; k4, p1, k1. Row 2 (RS): K7, *p1, k2, p1, k5; rep

from * to last 11 sts, p1, k2, p1, k7. Row 3: Rep Row 1, slip­ping mark­ers. Row 4: K7, *p1, RT, p1, k5; rep from *

to last 11 sts, p1, RT, p1, k7. Row 5: Rep Row 1, slip­ping mark­ers. Rep Rows 2–5 for lower body pat. Row 6: K7, *p1, k2, p1, k1, p3, k1; rep

from * to last 11 sts, p1, k2, p1, k7. Row 7: Rep Row 1, slip­ping mark­ers. Row 8: K7, *p1, RT, p1, k1, p3, k1; rep

from * to last 11 sts, p1, RT, p1, k7. Row 9: Rep Row 1, slip­ping mark­ers. Rep Rows 6–9 for waist pat. Row 10: K7, *p1, k2, [p1, k1] 3 times; rep from * to last 11 sts, p1, k2, p1, k7. Row 11: Rep Row 1, slip­ping mark­ers. Row 12: K7, *p1, RT, [p1, k1] 3 times; rep from * to last 11 sts, p1, RT, p1, k7. Row 13: Rep Row 1, slip­ping mark­ers. Rep Rows 10–13 for bodice pat. Sleeve Pats (mul­ti­ple of 9 sts + 14) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work sleeve pats from a chart. Row 1 (WS): [P1, k1] 3 times, *p2, [k1, p1] 3 times, k1, rep from * to last 8 sts, p2, [k1, p1] 3 times. Row 2 (RS): [K1, p1] 3 times, *k2, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1; rep from * to last 8 sts, k2, [p1, k1] 3 times. Row 3: [P1, k1] 3 times, *p2, [k1, p1] 3 times, k1; rep from * to last 8 sts, p2, [k1, p1] 3 times. Row 4: [K1, p1] 3 times, *RT, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1; rep from * to last 8 sts, RT, [p1, k1] 3 times. Row 5: Rep Row 3. Rep Rows 2–5 for cuff pat. Row 6 (RS): [K1, p1] 3 times, *k2, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1; rep from * to last 8 sts, k2, [p1, k1] 3 times. Row 7: P1, k3, p1, k1, *p2, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 8 sts, p2, k1, p1, k3, p1. Row 8: [K1, p1] 3 times, *RT, [p1, k1] 3 times, p1; rep from * to last 8 sts, RT, [p1, k1] 3 times. Row 9: Rep Row 7. Rep Rows 6–9 for body pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

1-Row But­ton­hole: Bring yarn to front, slip next st pwise, bring yarn to back. *Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle and pull first slipped st over 2nd st; rep from * once more; slip rem st back to LH nee­dle; turn work and ca­ble cast-on (see page 111) 3 sts (1 more than bound off ). Turn work again; slip first st on LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle and pass ex­tra st on RH nee­dle over it.

Pat­tern Notes

Cardi­gan is worked in 1 piece from bot­tom to arm­holes, then fronts and back are worked sep­a­rately to shoul­ders. Sleeves are worked flat from the bot­tom up. Back neck­band is worked as an ex­ten­sion from each front; af­ter the ex­ten­sions are joined, the band is sewn to back neck. Pocket liners are worked first, then joined to body as it is knit. Af­ter cardi­gan is com­plete, pocket bands are worked and liners are sewn to wrong side.

A-line shape is cre­ated by in­creas­ing gauges of chang­ing stitch pat­terns.

Cardi­gan

Pocket Liners Make 2 With straight nee­dles, cast on 29 sts. Beg with a WS purl row, work in St st un­til piece mea­sures 6 inches end­ing with a WS row. Last row (RS): K1, kfb, k2, kfb, [k3, kfb]

5 times, k2, kfb, k1—37 sts. Trans­fer sts to waste yarn. Block to 51/2 inches wide x 6 inches

tall, then set aside. Body With larger cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on

243 (270, 297, 324, 351) sts. Work Row 1 of Body Pats. Lower Body Change to smaller cir­cu­lar nee­dle. Rep Rows 2–5 of Body Pats (lower body pat) un­til piece mea­sures 71/2 inches, end­ing with Row 5. Place Pock­ets Trans­fer pocket liners to straight

nee­dle, ready to work a RS row. Next row (RS): Work 13 sts as es­tab­lished; *hold­ing nee­dle with pocket liners be­hind work­ing nee­dle, [knit next st on front nee­dle and next st on back nee­dle tog] twice; slip next 33 sts of body to holder, then work in es­tab­lished lower body pat across next 33 sts of pocket liner; [knit next st on front nee­dle and next st on back nee­dle tog] twice*, work in es­tab­lished pat to last 50 sts, rep from * to *; work 13 sts as es­tab­lished. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 81/2 inches, end­ing with pat Row 5 and on last row, place mark­ers in 2nd color for side seams as fol­lows: Side seam setup row (WS): Work 63 (69, 76, 83, 90) front sts, pm; work 117 (132, 145, 158, 171) back sts, pm; work 63 (69, 76, 83, 90) front sts.

Waist & Bodice Note: Read en­tire sec­tion be­fore con­tin­u­ing be­cause place­ment of but­ton­holes oc­curs while work­ing ei­ther waist or bodice pats, de­pend­ing on size be­ing worked. Work [Rows 6–9 of Body Pats (waist

pat)] 9 times. Change to Rows 10–13 of Body Pats

(bodice pat) for rest of piece. At the same time, when piece mea­sures 133/4 (133/4, 13, 123/4, 121/2) inches, end­ing with WS row, work But­ton­hole row as fol­lows: But­ton­hole row (RS): K3, make 1-Row

But­ton­hole, work to end of row. Work 15 rows, then rep But­ton

hole row. Work 2 rows. Shape Neck Neck dec row (RS): K6, sm, ssk, work to last 8 sts, k2­tog, sm, k6— 2 sts dec. Main­tain­ing pat, rep Neck dec row [ev­ery 4 rows] 18 (18, 20, 21, 22) more times. At the same time, when piece mea­sures 20 (193/4, 191/2, 191/4, 19) inches, end­ing with a WS row, di­vide body into fronts and back as fol­lows: Divi­sion row (RS): [Work as es­tab­lished to 6 (7, 8, 8, 10) sts be­fore side-seam marker, bind off 12 (14, 16, 16, 20) un­der­arm sts] twice, work to end. Trans­fer left and right front sts to hold­ers or waste yarn—105 (118, 129, 142, 151) back sts rem. Back Shape Arm­holes With WS fac­ing, re­join yarn to back sts. Work 1 row even. Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next

4 rows—97 (110, 117, 130, 139) 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] 2 (5, 5, 10, 13) more times—91 (98, 105, 108, 111) sts. Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 71/4 (73/4, 81/4, 83/4, 91/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­ders At each arm­hole edge, bind off 8 (9, 10, 10, 10) sts once, 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts once, and 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts once. Bind off rem 43 (46, 49, 50, 51) sts for

back neck. Left Front Shape Arm­hole & Neck Trans­fer left front sts to nee­dle. With

WS fac­ing, re­join yarn to neck edge. Work 1 WS row even. Con­tin­u­ing neck decs as es­tab­lished, bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 RS rows. Work 1 WS row even. Arm­hole dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work

to end—1 st dec at arm­hole edge. Rep Arm­hole dec row [ev­ery RS row]

2 (5, 5, 10, 13) more times. At the same time, con­tinue to dec at neck edge as es­tab­lished—31 (33, 35, 36, 37) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete. Work even un­til piece mea­sures same as for back to shoul­der, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der At arm­hole edge, bind off 8 (9, 10, 10, 10) sts once, 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts once and 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts once—7 sts for neck­band rem. Re­move marker. Neck­band Work even un­til neck­band mea­sures

31/4 (31/2, 33/4, 33/4, 4) inches. Trans­fer sts to holder; cut yarn, leav

ing a 12-inch tail. Right Front Shape Arm­hole & Neck Trans­fer left front sts to nee­dle. With WS fac­ing, re­join yarn to arm­hole edge. Con­tin­u­ing neck decs as es­tab­lished, bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. Arm­hole dec row (RS): Work to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—1 st dec at arm­hole edge. Rep Arm­hole dec row [ev­ery RS row] 2

(5, 5, 10, 13) more times. At the same time, con­tinue to dec at neck edge as es­tab­lished—31 (33, 35, 36, 37) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures same as for back to shoul­der, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Shoul­der At arm­hole edge, bind off 8 (9, 10, 10, 10) sts once, 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts once and 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) sts once—7 neck­band sts rem. Re­move marker. Neck­band Work even un­til neck­band mea­sures

31/4 (31/2, 33/4, 33/4, 4) inches. Trans­fer sts to holder; cut yarn leav­ing

a 12-inch tail. Sleeves Cuff With straight nee­dles, cast on 59 sts. Work Rows 1–5 of Sleeve Pats, then rep Rows 2–5 (cuff pat) un­til piece mea­sures 3 inches, end­ing with Row 5. Body Change to smaller cir­cu­lar nee­dle and Sleeve body pat (Rows 6–9 of Sleeve Pats). Inc row (RS): K1, M1R, work in es­tab­lished pat to last st, M1L, k1— 2 sts inc. Rep Inc row [ev­ery 2 rows] 0 (0, 0, 3, 7) more times, then [ev­ery 4 rows] 3 (12, 19, 21, 20) times, then [ev­ery 6 rows] 12 (6, 2, 0, 0) times, work­ing new sts into es­tab­lished pat as they ac­cu­mu­late—91 (97, 103, 109, 115) sts. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 17 (17, 171/2, 171/2, 18) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Cap Bind off 6 (7, 8, 8, 10) sts at beg of

next 2 rows—79 (83, 87, 93, 95) sts. Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next

4 rows—71 (75, 75, 81, 83) sts.

Dec row (RS): K1, ssk, work in pat to

last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1—2 sts dec. Next row (WS): P2, work in pat to last

2 sts, p2. Rep [last 2 rows] 9 (11, 11, 13, 13)

more times—51 (51, 51, 53, 55) sts. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 4 rows—

35 (35, 35, 37, 39) sts. Bind off rem sts. Fin­ish­ing Weave in ends. Lightly block pieces to mea­sure­ments, tak­ing care not to stretch the ribbed fab­ric out of shape. Sew shoul­der seams. Set in sleeves, eas­ing in full­ness. Sew sleeve seams. Trans­fer left and right neck­band sts to

sep­a­rate nee­dles. Note: Ad­just length of neck­band ex­ten­sions if nec­es­sary to fit along back neck by un­rav­el­ing or work­ing an­other row or 2. If 1 neck­band strip is 1 row shorter than the other, the bind-off will con­tinue the garter st pat. Ei­ther work 1 more row or un­knit 1 row from ei­ther strip be­fore bind­ing off. With WS fac­ing, join neck­bands us­ing

3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 110). Sew edge of neck­band to back neck. Sew but­tons to left front band us­ing

but­ton­holes for place­ment. Pock­ets Trans­fer 33 sts at top of pocket to straight nee­dle, ready to work a RS row. Leav­ing an 8-inch tail for sewing later,

join yarn at right edge of pocket sts. Pocket Band Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, k2, [p1, k1] twice, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1. Row 2 (WS): *P1, k1, p2, [k1, p1] twice, k1; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1. Row 3: *K1, p1, RT, [p1, k1] twice, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, p1, RT, p1, k1. Row 4: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1–4 once more. Bind off in pat fol­low­ing Row 1. Sew edges of pocket band to match

ing sts of body. Sew pocket liner to WS. Rep for other pocket.

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