PALM SPRINGS CARDI­GAN

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GAUGE

8 cls = 8 inches, 10 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Be­cause this is an om­bré yarn, it works in a strip­ing pat­tern. Bot­tom of Back, Fronts and Sleeves are worked from side to side. Back Yoke, Front Yoke and Sleeve Cap are worked in ends of rows. Chain- 10 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble tre­ble cro­chet and chain- 4 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 5 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain- 2 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Clus­ter ( cl): Hold­ing back last lp of each st on hook, 2 tr as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions, yo, pull through all lps on hook. De­crease pat­tern ( dec pat­tern): At beg of row, ch 3 ( see Pat­tern Notes), beg in next dc, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across, omit­ting last ch- 2 and work­ing dc in last dc. Sin­gle cro­chet join ( sc join): Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook.

JACKET

Back Bot­tom

Row 1: Beg at right un­der­arm, ch 107 [ 107, 107, 119, 119, 119], dc in 8th ch from hook ( sk chs count as first dc and ch- 2 sp), [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] across, turn. ( 35 [ 35, 35, 39, 39, 39] dc, 34 [ 34, 34, 38, 38, 38] ch- 2 sps) Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first st, * ch 9, sk next st, ( sc, ch 3, cl— see Spe­cial Stitches) in next st, sk next st, (cl, ch 3, sc) in next st, rep from * 7 [ 7, 7, 8, 8, 8] times, ch 9, sk next st, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 8, turn. ( 16 [ 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] cls) Row 3: Ch 10 ( see Pat­tern Notes), sc in first ch- 9 sp, [ch 4, (cl, ch 3, sl st, ch 3, cl) in next cl, ch 4, sc in next ch- 9 sp] 8 [ 8, 8, 9, 9, 9] times, ch 4, dtr in last sc, turn. Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 5, sc in next cl] 16 [ 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] times, end­ing with ch 5, sc in 6th ch of beg ch- 10, turn. ( 17 [ 17, 17, 19, 19, 19] ch- 5 sps) Row 5: Ch 5 ( see Pat­tern Notes), dc in next ch sp, ch 2, dc in next sc, [ch 2, dc in next ch sp, ch 2, dc in next st] 16 [ 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] times, turn. ( 34 [ 34, 34, 38, 38, 38] ch- 2 sps) Next rows: Rep rows 2– 5 con­sec­u­tively un­til piece mea­sures 17 [ 19, 21, 23, 25, 27] inches from beg. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Back Yoke

Row 1: Work­ing in row ends along 1 short edge, sk 3 pat­tern rows or 1 inch from edge, join ( see Pat­tern Notes) in top of st or nub of next row, ch 5, sk next sp, dc in next nub, evenly sp [ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, sk next sp, dc in next nub] across, leav­ing last 3 pat­tern rows or 1 inch from edge un­worked, turn. Rows 2 & 3 [2 & 3, 2–5, 2–5, 2–5, 2–5]: Dec pat­tern ( see Spe­cial Stitches) across. Next rows: Work even in es­tab­lished pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 8 [ 81/2, 9, 91/2, 10, 101/2] inches from beg of Yoke. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

This stun­ning cardi­gan of­fers beauty and practicality in one gar­ment. The lace and mesh pat­terns blend har­mo­niously for a clas­sic style that makes a great tran­si­tion piece for your wardrobe.

Left Front Bot­tom Work same as Back Bot­tom un­til piece mea­sures 81/2 [ 91/2, 10, 111/2, 121/2, 131/2] inches from beg. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Left Front Yoke Row 1: Sk 3 pat­tern rows or 1 inch from edge, join in top of st or nub of next row, ch 5, sk next sp, dc in next nub, evenly sp [ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, sk next sp, dc in next nub] across, turn. ( Now at front edge)

Neck Shap­ing

Row 2: Dec pat­tern across, turn. Next rows: Work 1 [ 1, 2, 2, 2, 2] row( s) dec at arm­hole edge only. Next rows: Con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern, keep­ing arm­hole even and dec at Neck edge ev­ery other row un­til Yoke mea­sures 41/2 [ 5, 51/2, 6, 61/2, 7] inches wide. Last rows: Work even in es­tab­lished pat­tern un­til arm­hole mea­sures same as Back arm­hole. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Right Front Bot­tom Work same as Back Bot­tom un­til piece mea­sures 81/2 [ 91/2, 101/2, 111/2, 121/2, 131/2] inches from beg. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Right Front Yoke Row 1: Join in top of st or nub at front edge, ch 5, sk next sp, dc in next nub, evenly sp [ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, sk next sp, dc in next nub] across, leav­ing last 3 pat­tern rows or 1 inch un­worked, turn. ( Now at arm­hole edge)

Neck Shap­ing

Work same as Neck Shap­ing on Left Front Yoke.

Sleeve Make 2.

Bot­tom

Row 1: Ch 107 [ 107, 107, 119, 119, 119], dc in 8th ch from hook, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] across, turn. ( 34 [ 34, 34, 38, 38, 38] ch sps) Next rows: Work same as Back Bot­tom un­til piece mea­sures 11 [ 12, 13, 14, 15, 16] inches from beg. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

Sleeve Cap

Row 1: Work­ing in row ends along 1 short edge, sk 3 pat­tern rows or 1 inch from edge, join in top of st or nub of next row, ch 5, sk next sp, dc in next nub, evenly sp [ch 2, dc in next sp, ch 2, sk next sp, dc in next nub] across, leav­ing last 3 pat­tern rows or 1 inch from edge un­worked, turn. Row 2: Work even in es­tab­lished pat­tern across, turn. Next rows: Work dec pat­tern ev­ery 4th row twice, then ev­ery other row un­til piece mea­sures 41/2 [ 5, 51/2, 6, 61/2, 7] inches wide. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Sew shoul­der seams. Fold 1 Sleeve in half length­wise. Place fold at shoul­der seam, sew in place. Sew Sleeve and side seams, leav­ing 4 [ 4, 41/2, 41/2, 5, 5] inches at bot­tom edge on each side un­sewn for side slits.

Edg­ing Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, work­ing in ends of rows and chs, beg at top of slit on Right side, sc join ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in end of first row, sc evenly sp around Fronts, Back Neck edge and bot­tom edge, work­ing 3 sc in each cor­ner, join in beg sc. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in each st around, work­ing 3 sc in each cen­ter cor­ner st and sk 1 st at top of each slit, join in beg sc. Rnd 3: Ch 1, sk first st, sc in each st around, work­ing 3 sc in cen­ter st of each cor­ner to Neck Shap­ing on Front, ch 6 ( but­ton lp made), sc in each rem st around, work­ing 3 sc in each rem cen­ter cor­ner st and sk 1 st at top of 2nd slit, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Sleeve Edg­ing Rnd 1: Work­ing in row ends, sc join at seam, work­ing in open sps, [ 2 sc in next sp, 3 sc in next sp] around, join in beg sc. Rnds 2 & 3 or to de­sired length: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Fas­ten off. Block gar­ment to fin­ished mea­sure­ments and al­low to dry com­pletely.

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