Greer

With its zigzag stripes and lace fab­ric, this cot­ton cardigan has a retro feel

The Knitter - - Contents - He­len Metcalfe

Lacy, striped cardigan

PAT­TERN NOTES

After di­vid­ing body for fronts and backs and when work­ing shap­ing rows, en­sure that you only work in full pat­tern re­peats on Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the lace pat­tern - oth­er­wise you may end up with too many or too few stitches. Work ex­cess stitches in th­ese rows in stock­ing stitch. In our sam­ple, the last pat­tern re­peat was worked as st st only over th­ese rows.

LACE PAT­TERN

(writ­ten in­struc­tions) (worked over 12 sts) Row 1 (RS): Us­ing yarn A, K1tbl, yo, K4, s2kpo, K4, yo. Row 2 (WS): Us­ing yarn A, P11, P1tbl. Rows 3-8: Us­ing yarn A, rep rows 1-2. Rows 9-12: Us­ing yarn B, knit.

ONE ROW BUTTONHOLE

(worked over 4 sts) Bring the yarn to the front, be­tween the nee­dles, slip the next st pwise and bring the yarn to the back be­tween the nee­dles, wrap­ping the base of the st. *Slip the next st pwise and pass the first slipped st over; rep from * twice more. nd Slip the st re­main­ing on the RH nee­dle to the left and turn the work. With WS fac­ing, cast on 4 sts us­ing the cable cast-on; but be­fore plac­ing the last cast-on st onto the LH nee­dle, bring the yarn to the front be­tween the nee­dles, then place the st on the LH nee­dle and turn the work. Slip the next st kwise and pass the last cast-on st over it.

BODY

Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and yarn B, cast on 151 ( 173: 195: 211: 233: 255: 271) sts. Knit 4 rows. Change to yarn A. Row 1 (RS): K3 ( 2: 1: 3: 2: 1: 3), rep row 1 of Lace Patt from Chart or writ­ten in­struc­tions to last 4 ( 3: 2: 4: 3: 2: 4) sts, K to end. Row 2 (WS): P4 ( 3: 2: 4: 3: 2: 4), rep row 2 of Lace Patt to last 3 ( 2: 1: 3: 2: 1: 3) sts, P to end. Con­tinue to work from Chart or pat­tern stitch in­struc­tions, chang­ing colour as in­di­cated, un­til piece meas 35 cm from cast-on edge, end­ing after a Row 8 of patt re­peat.

RIGHT FRONT

Next row (RS): Patt 35 ( 40: 45: 49: 53: 59: 62) sts and turn. Cont on th­ese sts only, plac­ing rem 116 ( 133: 150: 162: 180: 196: 209) sts on hold. Main­tain­ing patt, work 1 ( 1: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2) rows straight, end­ing after a WS ( WS: RS: RS: RS: RS: RS) row. Sizes M and L only Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row. - (-:43: 47:-:-:-) sts. Sizes 1XL and 2XL only Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row and 2 sts at beg of foll WS row. - (-:-:-:48: 54:-) sts. Size 3XL only Cast off 4 sts at beg of next row, 3 sts at beg of foll WS row and 2 sts at beg of foll WS row. - (-:-:-:-:-:53) sts. All sizes 35 ( 40: 43: 47: 48: 54: 53) sts. Next row (RS dec): Work in patt to last 3 sts, K2­tog, K1. 1 st dec’d. Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows 0 ( 4: 3: 5: 5: 9: 8) more times. 34 ( 35: 39: 41: 42: 44: 44) sts. Cont straight in patt un­til piece meas 48 ( 49: 50 : 52: 53: 54 :55 ) cm from cast-on edge, end­ing after a WS row.

NECK­BAND SHAP­ING

Next row (RS): Cast off 8 ( 8: 9: 10: 11: 11: 11) sts, work in patt to end. 26 ( 27: 30: 31: 31: 33: 33) sts. Work 1 row straight. Cast off 3 ( 3: 4: 4: 4: 4: 4) sts at beg of next row

and 2 ( 2: 3: 3: 3: 3: 3) sts at beg of foll RS row. 21 ( 22: 23: 24: 24: 26: 26) sts. Work 1 row straight. Sizes M to 3XL only Next row (RS): Cast off 2 sts, work in patt to end. - (-:21: 22: 22: 24: 24) sts. Work 1 row straight. All sizes 21 ( 22: 21: 22: 22: 24: 24) sts. Next row (RS dec): K1, SSK, work in patt to end. 1 st dec’d. Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows 3 ( 3: 1: 1: 1: 2: 2) more times. 17 ( 18: 19: 20: 20: 21: 21) sts. Work in patt with­out shap­ing un­til Right Front meas 54 ( 55 :57: 58 :59 : 61: 62) cm from cast-on edge, end­ing after a WS row. Work 1 row straight.

SHOUL­DER SHAP­ING

Next row (WS): Cast off 8 ( 9: 9: 10: 10: 10: 10) sts, work in patt to end. 9 ( 9: 10: 10: 10: 11: 11) sts. Work 1 row straight. Cast off rem sts.

BACK

With RS fac­ing, nd re­join yarn to 116 ( 133: 150: 162: 180: 196: 209) sts on hold. Cast off 4 ( 4: 6: 6: 8: 8: 10) sts, work in patt un­til 39 ( 44: 51: 55: 61: 67: 72) sts re­main for Left Front. Put th­ese 39 ( 44: 51: 55: 61: 67: 72) sts on hold, turn and cont work­ing on 73 ( 85: 93: 101: 111: 121: 127) sts for Back. Work 1 row straight. Sizes M and L only Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. - (-:89: 97:-:-:-) sts. Sizes 1XL and 2XL only Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, and 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. - (-:-:-:101: 111:-) sts. Size 3XL only Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows row, 3 sts at beg of foll 2 rows, and 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. - (-:-:-:-:-:109) sts. All sizes 73 ( 85: 89: 97: 101: 111: 109) sts. Next row (RS dec): K1, SSK, work in patt to last 3 sts, K2­tog, K1. 2 sts dec’d. Work 1 row straight. Rep last 2 rows 0 ( 4: 3: 5: 5: 9: 8) more times. 71 ( 75: 81: 85: 89: 91: 91) sts. Work in patt with­out shap­ing un­til Back meas 55 ( 56: 57 : 59: 60: 61 :62 ) cm from cast-on edge, end­ing after a WS row.

SHOUL­DER SHAP­ING

Cast off 8 ( 9: 9: 10: 10: 10: 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 55 ( 57: 63: 65: 69: 71: 71) sts. Cast off 9 ( 9: 10: 10: 10: 11: 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 37 ( 39: 43: 45: 49: 49: 49) sts. Leave rem sts on a holder for Back neck.

LEFT FRONT

With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn to rem 39 ( 44: 51: 55: 61: 67: 72) sts. Cast off 4 ( 4: 6: 6: 8: 8: 10) sts, work in patt to end. 35 ( 40: 45: 49: 53: 59: 62) sts Work 1 row straight. Sizes M and L only Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row. - (-:43: 47:-:-:-) sts. Sizes 1XL and 2XL only Cast off 3 sts at beg of next row, and 2 sts at beg of foll RS row. - (-:-:-:48: 54:-) sts. Size 3XL only Cast off 4 sts at beg of next row, 3 sts at beg of foll RS row, and 2 sts at beg of foll RS row. - (-:-:-:-:-:53) sts. All sizes 35 ( 40: 43: 47: 48: 54: 53) sts. Work 0 ( 0: 1: 1: 1: 1: 1) row(s) straight.

Edg­ings are all worked in garter stitch

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