Cadet Cardi

She will love this hooded cardi­gan with lots of but­tons and roomy pock­ets, and you’ll love that it’s quick to make!

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Lena Sk­vager­son

Sizes

Child’s 2 (4, 6, 8) years In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 261/2 (29, 31, 33) inches, but­toned Length: 133/4 (15, 16, 173/4) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ber­roco Inca Tweed (bulky weight; 50% high­land wool/30% su­perfine al­paca/14% acrylic/6% rayon; 153 yds/100g per skein): 4 (4, 5, 6) skeins paci­fico #8946 • Size 10 (6mm) nee­dles or size needed to

ob­tain gauge • Spare size 10 (6mm) or smaller dou­ble

point or cir­cu­lar nee­dle, for pocket join • Stitch hold­ers • 4 (5, 5, 5) (53/4-inch) but­tons

Gauge

15 sts and 21 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand between last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit into front of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand between last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Slip 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle; re­turn sts to LH nee­dle in turned po­si­tion and p2­tog-tbl.

Pat­tern Notes

Work in­creases 1 stitch from edge as fol­lows: K1, M1R at be­gin­ning of right­side rows and M1L, k1 at end.

Work de­creases 1 stitch from the edge as fol­lows: K1, k2­tog at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and ssk, k1 at end.

Back

Cast on 50 (54, 58, 62) sts.

Work in garter st un­til back mea­sures 11/2 (11/2, 2, 2) inches.

Change to St st; work even un­til back mea­sures 83/4 (9, 93/4, 101/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­holes Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 4) rows—40 (44, 48, 48) sts.

Dec 1 st each side [ev­ery RS row] 3 (4, 5, 4) times—34 (36, 38, 40) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 41/4 (51/4, 51/2, 61/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck K9 (9, 10, 10), join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off cen­ter 16 (18, 18, 20) sts, knit to end.

Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge once—8 (8, 9, 9) sts each shoul­der.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 5 (6, 61/4, 71/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Bind off all sts.

Left Front

Cast on 27 (29, 31, 33) sts.

Work in garter st un­til front mea­sures 11/2 (11/2, 2, 2) inches. Next row (WS): K5 (edge sts, keep in garter st), purl to end. But­ton­hole row (RS): K2, k2­tog, yo, work to end.

Work even, keep­ing 5 sts at edge in garter st and rem sts in St st, un­til front mea­sures 21/2 (21/2, 3, 3) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Pocket Lin­ing Next row (RS): K7 (8, 9, 10), place next 20 (21, 22, 23) sts on holder for pocket fac­ing, cast on 15 (16, 17, 18) sts for pocket lin­ing—22 (24, 26, 28) sts.

Work even in St st un­til lin­ing mea­sures 3 (3, 4, 4) inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Place sts on spare nee­dle. Cut yarn. Pocket Fac­ing Note: Rep But­ton­hole row [ev­ery 3 (21/2, 23/4, 3) inches] twice more while con­tin­u­ing to work right front. Place pocket fac­ing sts on nee­dle.

With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn, cast on 5 sts, knit across pocket fac­ing sts— 25 (26, 27, 28) sts. Next row (WS): K5, purl to last 5 sts, k5.

Keep­ing first and last 5 sts in garter st, work even un­til fac­ing mea­sures 3 (3, 4, 4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Next row (RS): Bind off 5 sts, knit to end—20 (21, 22, 23) sts. Pocket join­ing row: K5, hold spare nee­dle in front of work­ing nee­dle and *p2­tog [1 st from work­ing (back) nee­dle tog with 1 st from spare (front) nee­dle; rep from * to end of work­ing nee­dle, purl across 7 (8, 9, 10) sts from spare nee­dle—27 (29, 31, 33) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 83/4 (9, 93/4, 101/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­hole Bind off 3 sts at arm­hole edge once, then 2 sts 1 (1, 1, 2) time(s)—22 (24, 26, 26) sts.

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge [ev­ery RS row] 3 (4, 5, 4) times—19 (20, 21, 22) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 23/4 (3, 3, 31/4) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Neck Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8) sts at neck edge once, then 2 sts once—11 (11, 12, 12) sts.

Dec 1 st at neck edge [ev­ery other row] 3 times—8 (8, 9, 9) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 5 (6, 61/4, 71/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Bind off all sts.

Right Front

Cast on 27 (29, 31, 33) sts.

Work in garter st un­til front mea­sures 11/2 (11/2, 2, 2) inches. Next row (WS): Purl to last 5 sts, k5 (edge sts, keep in garter st).

Work even, keep­ing 5 sts at edge in garter st and rem sts in St st, un­til front mea­sures 21/2 (21/2, 3, 3) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Pocket Lin­ing Next row (RS): P7 (8, 9, 10), place next 20 (21, 22, 23) sts on holder for pocket fac­ing, cast on 15 (16, 17, 18) sts for pocket lin­ing—22 (24, 26, 28) sts.

Work even in St st un­til lin­ing mea­sures 3 (3, 4, 4) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Place sts on spare nee­dle. Cut yarn. Pocket Fac­ing Place pocket fac­ing sts on nee­dle. With RS fac­ing, re­join yarn, k20 (21, 22, 23), cast on 5 sts—25 (26, 27, 28) sts. Next row (WS): K5, purl to last 5 sts, k5.

Keep­ing first and last 5 sts in garter st, work even un­til fac­ing mea­sures 3 (3, 4, 4) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Next row (WS): Bind off 5 sts, purl to end—20 (21, 22, 23) sts. Pocket join­ing row: K5, hold spare nee­dle in back of work­ing nee­dle and *k2­tog [1 st from work­ing (front) nee­dle tog with 1 st from spare (back) nee­dle; rep from * to end of work­ing nee­dle, knit across 7 (8, 9, 10) sts from spare nee­dle—27 (29, 31, 33) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 83/4 (9, 93/4, 101/2) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Arm­hole Bind off 3 sts at arm­hole edge twice, then 2 sts 1 (1, 1, 2) time(s)—22 (24, 26, 26) sts.

Dec 1 st at arm­hole edge [ev­ery RS row] 3 (4, 5, 4) times—19 (20, 21, 22) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 23/4 (3, 3, 31/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Bind off 6 (7, 7, 8) sts at neck edge once, then 2 sts once—11 (11, 12, 12) sts.

Dec 1 st at neck edge [ev­ery other row] 3 times—8 (8, 9, 9) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 5 (6, 61/4, 71/4) inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Bind off all sts. Sleeves Cast on 30 (30, 30, 34) sts.

Work in garter st un­til piece mea­sures 11/2 (11/2, 2, 2) inches.

Change to St st; work 2 rows even. Shape Sleeve Inc 1 st each side on next row, then [ev­ery 14 (8, 6, 6) rows] 1 (5, 3, 6) time(s), then [ev­ery 16 (0, 8, 8) rows] 1 (0, 3, 2) time(s)—36 (42, 44, 52) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 91/2 (111/2, 121/4, 133/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Cap Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of next 0 (2, 2, 4) row(s)—30 (32, 34, 38) sts.

Dec 1 st each side [ev­ery row] 2 (2, 4, 4) times—26 (28, 26, 30) sts.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 6 rows, then 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off rem 8 (10, 8, 12) sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to mea­sure­ments.

Sew shoul­der seams. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Sew top, bot­tom and in­side edges of pocket lin­ing to WS. Sew cast-on and bound-off edges of pocket fac­ing to RS. Sew but­tons to cor­re­spond with but­ton­holes.

Hood

With RS fac­ing, beg at top right front edge, pick up and knit 48 (58, 60, 70) sts evenly around neck.

Knit 2 rows, inc 4 sts evenly on 2nd row—52 (62, 64, 74) sts.

Work in garter st un­til hood mea­sures 91/2 (10, 11, 12) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Bind off all sts kwise. Fold hood in half ver­ti­cally; sew 2 halves of bound-off edge tog for top seam.

Weave in all ends.

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