McDow­ell Cardi­gan

Wrap your­self in this stylish cardi­gan worked up in the soft­est or­ganic merino.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Cor­rina Fer­gu­son

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-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: 351/2 (391/2, 431/2, 471/2, 511/2, 551/2) inches Length: 291/4 (293/4, 311/2, 32, 331/4, 34) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• O-Wool Clas­sic Worsted (worsted weight; 100% cer­ti­fied or­ganic merino; 89 yds/50g per hank): 13 (14, 17, 19, 21, 23) hanks over­cast • Size 9 (5.5mm) nee­dles or size

needed to ob­tain gauge

Gauge

16 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in St st. 17-st Cable A or Cable B mea­sures 23/4 inches/7cm. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front; k2, k2 from cn. 2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k2, k2 from cn. 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

Cable A (17-st panel) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat st from a chart. Row 1 (RS): K4, 2/2 RC, k1, 2/2 LC, k4. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: K2, 2/2 RC, k5, 2/2 LC, k2. Row 4: Purl. Row 5: 2/2 RC, k9, 2/2 LC. Row 6: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–6 for pat. Cable B (17-st panel) Row 1 (RS): 2/2 LC, k9, 2/2 RC. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: K2, 2/2 LC, k5, 2/2 RC, k2. Row 4: Purl. Row 5: K4, 2/2 LC, k1, 2/2 RC, k4. Row 6: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–6 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Sweater is worked flat in pieces. The cable band is worked sep­a­rately and then sewn into place.

Work de­creases as fol­lows: K1, k2­tog at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and ssk, k1 at end.

Work in­creases as fol­lows: K1, M1R at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and M1L, k1 at end.

Back

Cast on 71 (79, 87, 95, 103, 111) sts. Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep these 2 rows twice. Work in St st un­til piece mea­sures 20 (20, 21, 21, 22, 22) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­holes Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows—61 (67, 73, 81, 85, 89) sts.

Dec 1 st each side [ev­ery RS row] 1 (2, 3, 5, 6, 7) time(s)—59 (63, 67, 71, 73, 75) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 63/4 (71/4, 8, 81/2, 83/4, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Divi­sion Row (RS): K16 (17, 19, 20, 21, 21), join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off 27 (29, 29, 31, 31, 33) sts, knit to end—16 (17, 19, 20, 21, 21) sts each side.

Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge [ev­ery RS row] 4 times— 12 (13, 15, 16, 17, 17) sts.

Purl 1 row. Shape Shoul­ders Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 4 (5, 5, 6, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Right Front

Cast on 59 (63, 69, 73, 79, 83) sts. Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Rep these 2 rows twice. Work in St st, slip­ping first st of each RS row, un­til piece mea­sures 10 (10, 101/2, 101/2, 11, 11) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Next row (RS): Bind off 39 (39, 41, 41, 43, 43) sts, knit to end—20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 40) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 20 (20, 21, 21, 22, 22) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Arm­hole & Neck Note: Read through en­tire sec­tion be­fore beg be­cause neck and arm­hole are shaped si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 6) sts at arm­hole edge once, then 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts once—15 (18, 21, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge [ev­ery RS row] 1 (2, 3, 5, 6, 7) time(s).

At the same time, beg on next RS row, dec 1 st at neck edge [ev­ery 12 (12, 12, 10, 10, 10) rows] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) times— 12 (13, 15, 16, 17, 17) sts when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 81/4 (83/4, 91/2, 10, 101/4, 11) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Shoul­der Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at arm­hole edge twice, then 4 (5, 5, 6, 5, 5) sts once.

Left Front

Cast on 59 (63, 69, 73, 79, 83) sts. Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: Sl 1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Rep these 2 rows twice. Work in St st, slip­ping first st of each WS row, un­til piece mea­sures 10 (10, 101/2, 101/2, 11, 11) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Next row (WS): Bind off 39 (39, 41, 41, 43, 43) sts, purl to end—20 (24, 28, 32, 36, 40) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 20 (20, 21, 21, 22, 22) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­hole & Neck Note: Read through en­tire sec­tion be­fore beg be­cause neck and arm­hole are shaped si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 6) sts at arm­hole edge once, then 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts once—15 (18, 21, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge [ev­ery RS row] 1 (2, 3, 5, 6, 7) time(s).

At the same time, beg on next RS row, dec 1 st at neck edge [ev­ery 12 (12, 12, 10, 10, 10) rows] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) times— 12 (13, 15, 16, 17, 17) sts when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 81/4 (83/4, 91/2, 10, 101/4, 11) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts at arm­hole edge twice, then 4 (5, 5, 6, 5, 5) sts once.

Sleeves

Cast on 37 (39, 41, 43, 45, 47) sts. Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2: P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1. Rep these 2 rows twice. Work 2 rows in St st. Con­tin­u­ing in St st, inc 1 st each side on next row, [ev­ery 14 (10, 8, 8, 8, 6) rows] 5 (2, 1, 11, 8, 4) time(s), then [ev­ery 16 (12, 10, 10, 10, 8) rows] 1 (6, 9, 1, 4, 10) time(s)—51 (57, 63, 69, 71, 77) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 18 (19, 20, 20, 21, 21) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Cap Bind off 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows—41 (45, 49, 55, 53, 55) sts.

Dec 1 st each side [ev­ery RS row] 1 (2, 3, 5, 6, 7) time(s), [ev­ery 4 rows] 5 (5, 5, 3, 6, 6) times, then [ev­ery RS row] 2 (3, 3, 6, 1, 2) time(s)—25 (25, 27, 27, 27, 25) sts.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 2) rows, then 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off rem 9 (9, 11, 11, 11, 13) sts.

Front Band

Cast on 25 sts. Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep these 2 rows once, then rep Row 1 once more. Inc Row (WS): P2, k1, p1, M1L, work to last 4 sts, M1L, [p1, k1] twice—27 sts. Row 1: Sl 1, [p1, k1] twice, work Cable A to last 5 sts, k1, [p1, k1] twice. Row 2: P2, k1, p1, k1, work Cable A to last 5 sts, k1, [p1, k1] twice.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox 35 (36, 38, 39, 401/2, 42) inches, end­ing with Row 6 of pat; make note of num­ber of ver­ti­cal reps of pat worked.

Note: Piece should be long enough to fit along bound-off edge of right front, then along right front neck edge to cen­ter back neck; ad­just length if nec­es­sary.

Con­tin­u­ing to work first and last 5 sts as es­tab­lished, work Cable B across cen­ter 17 sts un­til you have worked the same num­ber of ver­ti­cal reps as for Cable A, end­ing with Row 6 of pat. Dec Row (WS): P2, k1, p1, k2­tog, purl to last 6 sts, ssk, [p1, k1] twice—25 sts. Row 1: Sl 1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep these 2 rows once, then rep Row 1 once.

Bind off all sts in pat.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. With RS fac­ing, pin cen­ter of front band to cen­ter back neck, pin­ning the knit edge (not the slipped edge) of band. Pin first 10 (10, 101/2, 101/2, 11, 11) inches of band to bound-off sts of right front. Rep for left front. Sew in place. Weave in ends.

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