So­phis­ti­cated cardi­gan

Mix an ex­otic fruit shade with chic pat­tern de­tail and you’ll be count­ing the com­pli­ments all night! By Pat Men­chini

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CARDI­GAN STITCH PAT­TERNS

PANEL Note Worked over 30 sts.

Row 1 (RS) P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K2, *P2, K2; rep from * to end.

Rows 3 to 4 As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 5 K1, (P2, K2) 3 times, P4, (K2, P2) 3 times, K1.

Row 6 P1, (K2, P2) 3 times, K4, (P2, K2) 3 times, P1.

Rows 7 to 8 As Rows 5 to 6.

Row 9 K2, *P2, K2; rep from * to end.

Row 10 P2, *K2, P2; rep from * to end.

Rows 11 to 12 As Rows 9 to 10.

Row 13 K3, (P2, K2) twice, P2, K4, P2, (K2, P2) twice, K3.

Row 14 P3, (K2, P2) twice, K2, P4, K2, (P2, K2) twice, P3.

Rows 15 to 16 As Rows 13 to 14.

Row 17 K4, (P2, K2) 5 times, P2, K4.

Row 18 P4, (K2, P2) 5 times, K2, P4.

Rows 19 to 20 As Rows 17 to 18.

Row 21 K5, (P2, K2) twice, P4, (K2, P2) twice, K5.

Rows 22 to 24 Work 3 rows knit­ting all knit sts and purl­ing all purl sts as they present.

Row 25 K6, (P2, K2) 4 times, P2, K6.

Rows 26 to 28 As Rows 22 to 24.

Row 29 K7, P2, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P2, K7.

Rows 30 to 32 As Rows 22 to 24.

Rows 33 K8, (P2, K2) 3 times, P2, K8.

Rows 34 to 36 As Rows 22 to 24.

Row 37 K9, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K9.

Rows 38 to 40 As Rows 22 to 24.

Row 41 K10, (P2, K2) twice, P2, K10.

Rows 42 to 44 As Rows 22 to 24.

Row 45 K11, P2, K4, P2, K11.

Rows 46 to 48 As Rows 22 to 24.

Row 49 K12, P2, K2, P2, K12.

Rows 50 to 52 As Rows 22 to 24.

Row 53 K13, P4, K13.

Rows 54 to 56 As Rows 22 to 24.

Row 57 K14, P2, K14.

Rows 58 to 60 As Rows 22 to 24.

Th­ese 60 rows form panel.

RIGHT FRONT

Cast on 49 (55: 61: 67: 73: 79) sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles. ** Row 1 (WS) K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K2, *P1, K1; rep from * to last st, K1.

Th­ese 2 rows form 1x1 rib.

Rows 3 to 4 As Rows 1 to 2.

Row 5 Purl. **

BE­GIN PANEL

Change to 4mm nee­dles. Row 1 (RS) K10 (12: 14: 17: 19: 21), work 30 sts of Row 1 of panel, K9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28).

Row 2 P9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28), work Row 2 of Panel, P10 (12: 14: 17: 19: 21).

Cont in patt as set by the 30 st cen­tral Panel with st st each side un­til Row 60 of Panel has been com­pleted.

Cont in patt as set by last 4 rows of Panel un­til Front mea­sures 38cm from beg, end­ing at side edge.

SHAPE ARM­HOLES

PM at cen­tre of last row.

Cont in patt through­out, cast off 7 (8: 9: 9: 10: 11) sts at beg of next row. [42 (47: 52: 58: 63: 68) sts]

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge on next 3 (5: 5: 7: 9: 9) rows, then on ev­ery foll alt row un­til 36 (39: 42: 46: 49: 52) sts rem. Cont with­out shap­ing un­til Front mea­sures 10 (11: 11: 11: 12: 12)cm from sm, end­ing at front edge.

SHAPE NECK

Cast off 10 (11: 12: 13: 14: 15) sts loosely at beg of next row. [26 (28: 30: 33: 35: 37) sts]

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. [21 (23: 25: 28: 30: 32) sts] Cont with­out shap­ing un­til Front mea­sures 17 (18: 19: 20: 21: 22)cm from sm, end­ing at arm­hole edge. SHAPE SHOUL­DER Cast off 7 (8: 8: 9: 10: 11) sts loosely at beg of next row and the foll alt row. [7 (7: 9: 10: 10: 10) sts] Work 1 row.

Cast off rem sts.

LEFT FRONT

Work as Right Front, not­ing that Rows 1 and 2 of Be­gin Panel will be:

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Row 1 (RS) K9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28), work 30 sts of Row 1 of Panel, K10 (12: 14: 17: 19: 21). Row 2 P10 (12: 14: 17: 19: 21), work 30 sts of Row 2 of Panel, P9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28).

BACK

Cast on 99 (111: 123: 135: 147: 159) sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles.

Work as Right Front from ** to **.

BE­GIN PANEL

Change to 4mm nee­dles. Row 1 (RS) K9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28), work 30 sts of Row 1 of Panel, K21 (25: 29: 35: 39: 43), work Row 1 of Panel again, K9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28).

Row 2 P9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28), work 30 sts of Row 2 of Panel, P21 (25: 29: 35: 39: 43), work Row 2 of Panel again, P9 (13: 17: 20: 24: 28).

Cont in patt as set by the 30 st cen­tral panel with st st each side un­til Row 60 of Panel has been com­pleted.

Cont in patt as set by last 4 rows of Panel un­til back mea­sures 38cm from beg, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE ARM­HOLES

Cast off 7 (8: 9: 9: 10: 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [85 (95: 105: 117: 127: 137) sts]

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 (5: 5: 7: 9: 9) rows, then on ev­ery foll alt row un­til 73 (79: 85: 93: 99: 105) sts rem.

Work with­out shap­ing un­til Back mea­sures same as Front to Shape Shoul­der, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS

Cast off 7 (8: 8: 9: 10: 11) sts loosely at beg of next 4 rows, then 7 (7: 9: 10: 10: 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows. [31 (33: 35: 37: 39: 41) sts] Slip rem sts on a stitch holder.

SLEEVES

Cast on 43 (45: 47: 47: 49: 51) sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles. Work as Right Front from ** to ** inc 3 sts evenly across last row.

[46 (48: 50: 50: 52: 54) sts] BE­GIN PANEL Change to 4mm nee­dles. Row 1 (RS) K8 (9: 10: 10: 11: 12), work 30 sts of Row 1 of Panel, K8 (9: 10: 10: 11: 12). Row 2 P8 (9: 10: 10: 11: 12), work 30 sts of Row 2 of Panel, P8 (9: 10: 10: 11: 12). Cont in patt as set by the 30 st cen­tral panel with st st each side un­til Row 60 of Panel has been com­pleted, then as set by last 4 rows of Panel AT THE SAME TIME shape sleeve by inc 1 st at each end of next row (this will be Row 3 of Panel), then on ev­ery foll 10th

(8th: 8th: 6th: 6th: 4th) row un­til there are 56 (58: 66: 76: 68: 70) sts, then on ev­ery foll 12th (10th: 8th: 8th: 6th: 6th) row un­til there are 68 (74: 80: 86: 92: 98) sts, work­ing ex­tra sts into st st. Work with­out shap­ing un­til sleeve mea­sures 44cm from beg, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE SLEEVE TOP

Cast off 7 (8: 9: 9: 10: 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

[54 (58: 62: 68: 72: 76) sts]

Work 0 (2: 4: 4: 6: 6) rows with­out shap­ing.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then on ev­ery foll RS row un­til 24 (28: 34: 38: 42: 46) sts rem, then on ev­ery row un­til 14 (18: 24: 28: 32: 36) sts rem. Cast off loosely.

NECK­BAND

Join shoul­ders. Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and with RS fac­ing, pick up and K30 (31: 34: 36: 37: 41) sts evenly along Right Front Neck, K31

(33: 35: 37: 39: 41) sts from Back stitch holder, pick up and K30 (31: 34: 36: 37: 41) sts evenly along Left Front Neck.

[91 (95: 103: 109: 113: 123) sts]

Work 6 rows in 1x1 rib as for Right Front start­ing with Row 1. Cast off evenly in rib.

LEFT FRONT BOR­DER

Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and with RS fac­ing, pick up and K128 (132: 132: 132: 136: 136) sts evenly along Left Front edge. Row 1 (WS) K1, *P2, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, P2, K1. Row 2 K3, *P2, K2; rep from * to last st, K1.

Th­ese 2 rows form 2x2 rib.

Rep th­ese 2 rows twice more. Cast off evenly in 2x2 rib.

RIGHT FRONT BOR­DER

Us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles and with RS fac­ing, pick up and K128 (132: 132: 132: 136: 136) sts evenly along Right Front edge.

Row 1 (WS) K1, *P2, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, P2, K1.

Row 2 K3, *P2, K2; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 3 Rib 3 (5: 5: 5: 3: 3), [cast off 2 sts, rib 13 (13: 13: 13: 14: 14)

– in­clud­ing st on right nee­dle af­ter cast-off] 8 times, cast off 2 sts, rib 3 (5: 5: 5: 3: 3) – in­clud­ing st on right nee­dle af­ter cast-off.

Row 4 Rib 3 (5: 5: 5: 3: 3), [cast on 2 sts, rib 13 (13: 13: 13: 14: 14)] 8 times, cast on 2 sts, rib 3 (5: 5: 5: 3: 3). MAK­ING UP Press work lightly on the WS fol­low­ing ball band in­struc­tions. Sew in the sleeves and join side and sleeve seams. Sew on the but­tons and press the seams.

NEXT MONTH

Mon­ica Rus­sel’s next project is a real win­ner! De­signed in a de­light­ful blue shade, and filled with sub­tle vin­tage touches, we’re sure her vin­tage top will race up your knit lists. Is­sue 180 is on sale Thurs­day 22 Nov and is avail­able at all good newsagents or super­mar­kets.

The twisted pat­tern on the main body of the jumper is re­peated on the sleeve end for con­ti­nu­ity

Pat’s back panel sec­tion helps cre­ate this gor­geous tri­an­gu­lar de­sign at the hips, adding shape and in­ter­est to this stylish cardi­gan

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