CARDI­GAN RIGHT FRONT

Simply Knitting - - Lace Cardigan -

Cast on 47 (51: 55: 59: 63: 67: 71) sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles. Be­gin­ning with a purl (RS) row, work 6 rows in rev st st. Place a marker at cen­tre of work on 4th of these rows. This is a marker to mea­sure from, so ap­prox­i­mate cen­tral po­si­tion is fine. Change to 4mm nee­dles.

Next row (RS) Knit.

Next row Purl.

Next row K3, *MB, K3; rep from * to end. Next row Purl. ** Change to Eye­let Band patt:

Rows 1 to 10 Be­gin­ning with a knit (RS) row, work 10 rows in st st. Row 11 K2, *yo, sk2po, yo, K1; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 12 Purl.

Row 13 K4, *yo, sk2po, yo, K1; rep from * to last 3 sts, K3. Row 14 Purl.

These 14 rows set the patt.***

Cont in patt un­til work mea­sures 36cm from marker, end­ing af­ter a RS row.

SHAPE ARM­HOLE

Note Con­tinue in patt through­out arm­hole and neck shap­ing, work­ing in st st at edges where there are not enough sts to bal­ance incs and decs.

Next row Cast off 6 (6: 7: 7: 8: 8: 9) sts loosely and work in patt to end. [41 (45: 48: 52: 55: 59: 62) sts]

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge on next 3 (5: 5: 7: 7: 9: 9) rows, then on

4 (4: 5: 4: 5: 5: 5) foll alt rows. [34 (36: 38: 41: 43: 45: 48) sts] Cont straight in patt un­til work mea­sures 46 (46: 47: 47: 48: 48: 49)cm from marker, end­ing at front open­ing edge.

SHAPE NECK

Next row Cast off 8 (9: 10: 11: 12: 13: 14) sts loosely. [26 (27: 28: 30: 31: 32: 34) sts]

Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows. [21 (22: 23: 25: 26: 27: 29) sts] Cont straight un­til front mea­sures 53 (54: 55: 56: 57: 58: 59)cm from marker, end­ing at arm­hole edge.

SHAPE SHOUL­DER

Cast off 7 (7: 8: 8: 9: 9: 10) sts loosely at beg of next row and foll alt row. [7 (8: 7: 9: 8: 9: 9) sts]

Work 1 row straight.

Cast off rem 7 (8: 7: 9: 8: 9: 9) sts.

LEFT FRONT

Work to match Right Front, but be­gin arm­hole shap­ing on a RS row.

BACK

Cast on 99 (107: 115: 123: 131: 139: 147) sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles.

Work as for Right Front to ***. Cont in patt un­til work mea­sures 36cm from marker, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Cast off 6 (6: 7: 7: 8: 8: 9) sts loosely at beg of next 2 rows. [87 (95: 101: 109: 115: 123: 129) sts] Next row (RS dec) K1, ssk, patt to last 3 sts, K2­tog, K1. [2 sts dec’d] Next row (WS dec) P1, p2­tog, patt to last 3 sts, p2­tog tbl, P1.

[2 sts dec’d]

Rep last 2 rows 0 (1: 1: 2: 2: 3: 3) times more, then work RS dec once more. [81 (85: 91: 95: 101: 105: 111) sts] Work 1 row straight.

Rep dec row again. [2 sts dec’d] Rep last 2 rows 3 (3: 4: 3: 4: 4: 4) times more.

[73 (77: 81: 87: 91: 95: 101) sts] Cont straight un­til Back mea­sures same as Fronts to beg of shoul­der shap­ing, end­ing af­ter a WS row.

SHAPE SHOUL­DERS

Cast off 7 (7: 8: 8: 9: 9: 10) sts loosely at beg of next 4 rows. [45 (49: 49: 55: 55: 59: 61) sts]

Cast off 7 (8: 7: 9: 8: 9: 9) sts loosely at beg of next 2 rows. [31 (33: 35: 37: 39: 41: 43) sts]

Slip rem sts on a stitch holder and set aside.

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SLEEVES (MAKE 2)

Cast on 43 (47: 47: 47: 51: 51: 51) sts us­ing 3.25mm nee­dles. Work as for Right Front to **, in­creas­ing 3 (1: 3: 3: 1: 3: 3) sts evenly across last row. [46 (48: 50: 50: 52: 54: 54) sts]

SHAPE SLEEVES

Next row (RS inc) K1, M1, K to last st, M1, K1. [2 sts inc’d] Work 9 (9: 7: 5: 5: 5: 3) rows straight in st st, beg with a purl

(WS) row.

Rep inc row. [2 sts inc’d] Rep last 10 (10: 8: 6: 6: 6: 4) rows 3 (9: 8: 3: 7: 11: 3) times more.

[56 (70: 70: 60: 70: 80: 64) sts] Work 11 (11: 9: 7: 7: 7: 5) rows straight. Rep inc row. [2 sts inc’d]

Rep last 12 (12: 10: 8: 8: 8: 6) rows 5 (0: 3: 10: 7: 4: 15) times more.

[68 (72: 78: 82: 86: 90: 96) sts] Work 1 row straight. Sleeve should mea­sure 43cm from marker, end­ing af­ter a purl (WS) row.

SHAPE SLEEVE TOP

Cast off 6 (6: 7: 7: 8: 8: 9) sts loosely at beg of next 2 rows. [56 (60: 64: 68: 70: 74: 78) sts] Work 2 (2: 2: 2: 4: 6: 6) rows straight.

Next row (RS dec) K1, ssk, K to last 3 sts, K2­tog, K1. [2 sts dec’d] Work 1 row straight.

Rep dec row again. [2 sts dec’d]

Rep last 2 rows 11 (12: 12: 11: 11: 10: 13) times more.

[30 (32: 36: 42: 44: 50: 48) sts] Next row (WS dec) P1, p2­tog, purl to last 3 sts, p2­tog tbl, P1.

[2 sts dec’d]

Next row (RS dec) K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, K2­tog, K1. [2 sts dec’d]

Rep last 2 rows once more, then WS dec row again. [20 (22: 26: 32: 34: 40: 38) sts] Cast off loosely. NECKBAND

Join both shoul­ders.

With RS fac­ing and 3.25mm nee­dles, pick up and K27 (30: 31: 34: 35: 38: 39) sts evenly up Right Front neck, knit across 31 (33: 35: 37: 39: 41: 43) sts on stitch holder for Back Neck, fi­nally pick up and K27 (30: 31: 34: 35: 38: 39) sts evenly down Left Front neck. [85 (93: 97: 105: 109: 117: 121) sts]

Work 6 rows in g st.

Cast off evenly work­ing firmly around shaped front cor­ners.

FRONT BOR­DERS (BOTH ALIKE)

With RS fac­ing and 3.25mm nee­dles, pick up and knit 104 (104: 107:

107: 109: 109: 112) sts evenly along Front edge, omit­ting first 3 rows of lower Front Bor­der. Work as for Neckband.

MAK­ING UP

Sew in Sleeves. Join side and Sleeve seams. Omit­ting bor­ders and bob­bles, block gen­tly to mea­sure­ments, fol­low­ing any yarn care in­struc­tions on the ball band.

Sew but­tons to top of Left Front Bor­der, us­ing im­age as a guide, then work a sewn but­ton­hole loop to cor­re­spond with each on Right Front (you’ll find a tu­to­rial for this here: https://ysolda.com/ pages/sewn-but­ton-loops).

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