Straw­berry fields

Worked in soft Cot­ton Rich Aran, this cute cardi is the per­fect sum­mer cover-up for lit­tle girls. By Sir­dar for Knit To­day

Knit Today Magazine - - CON­TENTS -

"Lit­tle girls will love this cute but­tonup cardi, with its pretty frill and straw­berry ice cream

colour"

With its sweet lace trim, this cardi­gan is sure to be a sum­mer favourite as it goes with just about any­thing! Knit­ted in Sir­dar's soft Cot­ton Rich Aran, it's gen­tle on the skin and ma­chine wash­able, too.

Ma­te­ri­als

A Yarn 1 ( 2:2: 2: 2: 2) x 100g balls of Sir­dar Cot­ton Rich Aran in Blush (006)

A Nee­dles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8, US 6) and 1 pair 5mm (UK 6, US 8) knit­ting nee­dles

A Ac­ces­sories 1 but­ton

Yarn de­tail A Sir­dar Cot­ton Rich Aarn www.sir­dar.co.uk 01924 371501 A 60% acrylic, 25% cot­ton, 15% wool A 100g/200m (218 yards) A Ma­chine wash 40°C A £4.95

Ten­sion 18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm or 4in over stock­ing stitch on 5mm nee­dles

Spe­cial ab­bre­vi­a­tions 0 no stitches or rows patt pat­tern A Turn to page 84 for full list of ab­bre­vi­a­tions BACK Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and thumb method cast on 113 ( 121: 133: 141: 153: 157) sts.

Row 1: Knit. This row will now be re­ferred to as g st (garter stitch). Work 1 row more in g st.

Change to 5mm nee­dles and pro­ceed as

fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): P1, * p2­tog, rep from * to end.

57 ( 61: 67: 71: 77: 79) sts Row 3: K1, * yfwd, k2­tog, rep from *

to end.

Row 4: P1, * yrn, p2­tog, rep from * to end. Rows 3 an 4 row set the lace patt. Work­ing in lace patt as set cont un­til lace patt mea­sures 5 ( 5:6: 6: 7: 7) cm, 2 ( 2: 2½: 2½ :2¾: 2¾ ) in, end­ing with 3rd row of patt. Next row: P5 ( 4:6: 6: 5: 6), p2­tog, (p20 [ 23: 24: 26: 14: 30], p2­tog) 2 ( 2:2: 2: 4: 2) times, p6 ( 5:7: 7: 6: 7). 54 ( 58: 64: 68: 72: 76) sts Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): Purl. These 2 row will now be re­ferred to as st st. Work­ing in st st (through­out) cont un­til back mea­sures 17 ( 18: 21: 23: 25: 26) cm, 6½ ( 7: 8¼: 9: 9¾: 10¼ ) in, end­ing with a WS row. SHAPE RAGLAN Cast off 4 ( 4:4: 5: 5: 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 46 ( 50: 56: 58: 62: 66) sts

For 2nd size only:

Work 2 rows with­out shap­ing. For all 6 sizes: Next row: K1, s1, k1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1. 44 ( 48: 54: 56: 60: 64) sts

Next row: Purl. These 2 rows set raglan shap­ing. Work 26 ( 26: 32: 32: 34: 38) rows dec 1 st as be­fore at each end of next and ev­ery foll alt row. 18 ( 22: 22: 24: 26: 26) sts Cast off rem 18 ( 22: 22: 24: 26: 26) sts.

LEFT FRONT Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and thumb method cast on 51 ( 55: 61: 65: 69: 73) sts, work 2 rows in g st.

Change to 5mm nee­dles and pro­ceed as

fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): P1, * p2­tog, rep from * to end.

26 ( 28: 31: 33: 35: 37) sts

Row 3: K1, yfwd, k2­tog, rep from * to last

1 ( 1:0: 0: 0: 0) sts, k1 ( 1: 0: 0: 0: 0).

Row 4: P1, * yrn, p2­tog, rep from * to last 1 ( 1:0: 0: 0: 0) sts, p1 ( 1:0: 0: 0: 0). Rows 3 and 4 set lace patt. Work­ing in lace patt as set cont un­til lace patt mea­sures 5 ( 5:6: 6: 7: 7) cm, 2 ( 2: 2½: 2½ :2¾: 2¾ ) in, end­ing with 3rd row of patt.

Next row: Purl. Work­ing in st-st (through­out) cont un­til left front mea­sures 17 ( 18: 21: 23: 25: 26) cm, 6½ ( 7: 8¼: 9: 9¾: 10¼ ) in, end­ing with a WS row. SHAPE RAGLAN AND NECK Next row: Cast off 4 ( 4:4: 5: 5: 5) sts (raglan edge), knit to last 2 sts, k2­tog (neck edge). 21 ( 23: 26: 27: 29: 31) sts

Next row: Purl.

For 2nd size only:

Work 2 rows with­out shap­ing. For 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only: Next row: K1, s1, k1, psso, knit to end.

20 ( 25: 26: 28: 30) sts Next row: Purl.

For all 6 sizes: Next row: K1, s1, k1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, k2­tog.

18 ( 21: 23: 24: 26: 28) sts Next row: Purl. These 2 rows set raglan shap­ing. Work 6 ( 25: 26: 29: 31: 32) rows dec 1 st at raglan edge as be­fore in next and ev­ery foll alt row AND AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge in 3rd and ev­ery foll

0 ( 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th) row. 14 ( 2:4: 2: 2: 4) sts

For 1st size only: Work 17 rows dec 1 st at raglan edge in next and ev­ery foll alt row AND AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge in next and ev­ery foll 6th row. 2 sts For 3rd and 6th sizes only: Next row: K1, s1, k1, psso, k1. 3 sts Next row: Purl. Next row: K1, s1, k1, psso. 2 sts For all 6 sizes: Next row: P2­tog.

Fas­ten off.

RIGHT FRONT Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and thumb method,

cast on 51 ( 55: 61: 65: 69: 73) sts, work 2 rows in g st.

Change to 5mm nee­dles and pro­ceed as

fol­lows: Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): P1, * p2­tog, rep from * to end. 26 ( 28: 31: 33: 35: 37) sts Row 3: K1, * yfwd, k2­tog, rep from * to last 1 ( 1:0: 0: 0: 0) sts, k1 ( 1:0: 0: 0: 0). Row 4: P1, yrn, p2­tog, rep from * to 1 ( 1:0: 0: 0: 0) sts, p1 ( 1:0: 0: 0: 0). Rows 3 and 4 set the lace patt. Work­ing in lace patt as set cont un­til lace patt mea­sures 5 ( 5:6: 6: 7: 7) cm, 2 ( 2: 2½: 2½ :2¾: 2¾ ) in, end­ing with 3rd row of patt.

Next row: Purl. Work­ing in st-st (through­out) cont un­til right front mea­sures 17 ( 18: 21: 23: 25: 26) cm,

6½ ( 7: 8¼: 9: 9¾: 10¼ ) in, end­ing with a WS row. SHAPE NECK AND RAGLAN Next row: K2­tog (neck edge), knit to end.

25 ( 27: 30: 32: 34: 36) sts. Next row. Cast off 4 ( 4:4: 5: 5: 5) sts (raglan edge), purl to end.

21 ( 23: 26: 27: 29: 31) sts

For 2nd size only:

Work 2 rows with­out shap­ing. For 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only: Next row: Knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1.

20 ( 25: 26: 28: 30) sts Next row: Purl.

For all 6 sizes: Next row: K2­tog, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1.

18 ( 21: 23: 26: 26: 28) sts Next row: Purl. These 2 rows set raglan shap­ing.

Work 6 ( 25: 26: 29: 31: 32) rows dec 1 st at neck edge in 3rd and ev­ery foll

0 ( 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th: 4th) row AND AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at raglan edge as be­fore in next and ev­ery foll alt row.

14 ( 2:4: 2: 2: 4) sts

For 1st size only: Work 17 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and ev­ery foll 6th row AND AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at raglan edge in next and ev­ery foll alt row. 2 sts For 3rd and 6th sizes only: Next row: K1, k2­tog, k1. 3 sts

Next row: Purl. Next row: K1, k2­tog. 2 sts

For all 6 sizes: Next row: P2­tog. Fas­ten off. SHORT SLEEVES (BOTH ALIKE) Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and thumb method, cast on 40 ( 44: 46: 50: 54: 58) sts, work 2 rows in g st. Change to 5mm nee­dles and pro­ceed as fol­lows: Work­ing in st st (through­out) cont un­til sleeve mea­sures 3cm (1¼in), end­ing with WS row. SHAPE RAGLAN Cast off 4 ( 4:4: 5: 5: 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 32 ( 36: 38: 40: 44: 48) sts Work 2 rows with­out shap­ing. Next row: K1, s1, k1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, k2­tog, k1. 30 ( 34: 36: 38: 42: 46) sts Next row: Purl. Next row: Knit. Next row: Purl. These 4 rows set raglan shap­ings.

For 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th sizes only: Work 4 ( 4:8: 4: 4) rows dec 1 st as be­fore at each end of next and foll 0 ( 0: 4th: 0: 0) row. 28 ( 34: 34: 40: 44) sts. For all 6 sizes: Work 18 ( 24: 24: 20: 26: 30) rows dec 1 st as be­fore at each end of next and ev­ery foll alt row. 10 ( 10: 10: 14: 14: 14) sts Cast off rem 10 ( 10: 10: 14: 14: 14) sts. RIGHT FRONT BOR­DER Join raglan seams. With RS fac­ing, us­ing 4mm nee­dles, start­ing at lower edge of right front, pick up and knit 12 ( 12: 14: 14: 16: 16) sts evenly along lace edge, 22 ( 26: 30: 34: 36: 38) sts evenly along straight edge, 24 ( 26: 30: 32: 34: 36) sts evenly along shaped edge, 10 ( 10: 10: 14: 14: 14) sts from top of right sleeve and 9 ( 11: 11: 12: 13: 13) sts to cen­tre back of neck. 77 ( 85: 95: 106: 113: 117) sts Next row: Knit to last 34 ( 38: 44: 48: 52: 54) sts, k2­tog, yfwd, knit to end. Next row: Knit. Cast off.

LEFT FRONT BOR­DER With RS fac­ing, us­ing 4mm nee­dles, start­ing at cen­tre back of neck pick up and knit 9 ( 11: 11: 12: 13: 13) sts from back of neck, 10 ( 10: 10: 14: 14: 14) sts from top of left sleeve, 24 ( 26: 30: 32: 34: 36) sts evenly along shaped edge, 22 ( 26: 30: 34: 36: 38) sts evenly along straight edge and 12 ( 12: 14: 14: 16: 16) sts evenly along lace edge. 77 ( 85: 95: 106: 113: 117) sts Work 2 rows in g st. Cast off.

TO MAKE UP Join the side and the sleeve seams. Join the seam at the back of the neck. Sew on a but­ton. Pin out the gar­ment to the mea­sure­ment given. Cover with damp cloths and leave un­til dry. See the ball band for wash­ing and fur­ther

care in­struc­tions.

SKILL LEVELEASYTECH­NIQUES A SIM­PLE LACE A SHAP­ING

SO­PHIE, OP­ER­A­TIONS EDI­TOR

The lace pat­tern is de­signed to cre­ate a pretty frill at the bot­tom

A sin­gle but­ton is all you need to fas­ten this waistlength cardi­gan

The raglan sleeves cre­ate a soft shoul­der­line and easy fit

Team this cardi with a cot­ton dress or a t-shirt and shorts or trousers

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