Sim­ple Yet Stun­ning Cardi

Short-row shap­ing on the lower front pro­duces a dy­namic ef­fect when worked with a self-strip­ing yarn.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Sandi Prosser

Gauge

181/2 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches/10cm in garter st. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Make 1 (M1): 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 marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH nee­dle. Wrap and Turn (W&T): Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle. Bring yarn to RS of work be­tween nee­dles, then slip same st back to LH nee­dle. Bring yarn to WS, wrap­ping st. Turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, then beg work­ing back in the other di­rec­tion.

Pat­tern Notes

Cardi­gan is worked flat in pieces. The lower back is worked side-to-side, af­ter which stitches are picked up along one long side for the up­per back. Lower fronts are shaped us­ing short rows. Af­ter left and right front shoul­ders are com­plete, col­lar ex­ten­sions are worked and shaped with short rows; these ex­ten­sions are sewn to­gether at cen­ter back, af­ter which the en­tire col­lar is sewn to the back neck.

You may find it help­ful to place a lock­ing stitch marker on first row to mark right side.

Work de­creases as fol­lows: K1, k2­tog at be­gin­ning of row and ssk, k1 at end.

Work sleeve in­creases as fol­lows: K1, M1 at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and M1, k1 at end.

Since there is no fin­ish­ing along front edges of cardi­gan, new yarn should be joined along side edges where it can be wo­ven into seam dur­ing fin­ish­ing.

Back

Lower Back Cast on 43 (49, 53, 58, 62) sts. Work in garter st un­til piece mea­sures 171/2 (191/2, 211/2, 231/2, 25) inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Bind off all sts pwise. Up­per Back With RS fac­ing, pick up and knit 81 (90, 100, 109, 116) sts along 1 long edge of lower back.

Work even in garter st un­til piece mea­sures 14 (141/2, 15, 151/2, 161/4) inches from lower edge of lower back, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­holes Bind off 4 (5,6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 0 (0,0, 0, 2) rows, then dec 1 st each side [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,5, 7, 7) times—69 (72, 78, 81, 84) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 71/2 (8, 81/2, 9, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­ders Bind off 9 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 10 (10, 11, 12, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off rem 31 (32, 34, 35, 38) sts.

Right Front

Lower Front Cast on 43 (49, 53, 58, 62) sts. Shape Lower Front Note: Front is shaped us­ing short rows (see page 112); be­cause piece is worked in garter st, there is no need to hide wraps. If you find it dif­fi­cult to see the wrapped sts, con­sider plac­ing a lock­ing st marker af­ter wrap­ping st; re­po­si­tion the marker as you work. * Short-row set 1 (RS): K41 (47, 51, 56, 60), W&T; (WS): Knit to end. Short-row set 2 (RS): Knit to 3 sts be­fore wrapped st from pre­vi­ous RS row, W&T; (WS): Knit to end. Short-row set 3 (RS): Knit to 2 sts be­fore wrapped st from pre­vi­ous RS row, W&T; (WS): Knit to end.

Rep [Short-row sets 2 and 3]6 (8, 8, 9, 10) times, then rep [Short-row set 2]1 (0,1, 1, 1) time(s); you should have 2 or 3 sts be­tween last wrap and end. Knit 2 rows.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. Up­per Front Knit 2 rows. But­ton­hole row (RS): K3, bind off next 2 sts, knit to end. Next row (WS): Knit, cast­ing on 2 sts over bound-off sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 14 (141/2, 15, 151/2, 161/4) inches along side edge, end­ing with a WS row. Next row: Rep But­ton­hole row. Shape Arm­hole Cast­ing on 2 sts over bound-off but­ton­hole sts on first row as you come to them, bind off 4 (5,6, 7, 7) sts at arm­hole edge once, then 0 (0,0, 0, 2) sts once, then dec 1 st at end of [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4,5, 7, 7) times—37 (40, 42, 44, 46) sts.

Knit to last 7 (7,7, 8, 9) sts, pm, knit to end. Shape Col­lar Inc row (RS): Knit to marker, M1, sm, knit to end—1 st inc.

Rep Inc row [ev­ery 10 rows] 4 (5,5, 5, 5) times—42 (46, 48, 50, 52) sts.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 71/2 (8, 81/2, 9, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Shoul­der Bind off 9 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at arm­hole edge once, then 10 (10, 11, 12, 12) sts once—23 (26, 26, 27, 29) sts. Shape Col­lar Ex­ten­sion * Short-row set (RS): K12 (13, 13, 14, 15), W&T; (WS): Knit to end. Knit 2 rows.** Rep from * to ** un­til col­lar ex­ten­sion mea­sures 31/2 (31/2, 33/4, 33/4, 4) inches, slightly stretched, mea­sured along shorter edge. Cut yarn and place sts on holder.

Left Front

Lower Front Cast on 43 (49, 53, 58, 62) sts.

Knit 1 (RS) row. Shape Lower Front * Short-row set 1 (WS): K41 (47, 51, 56, 60), W&T; (RS): Knit to end. Short-row set 2 (WS): Knit to 3 sts be­fore wrapped st from pre­vi­ous WS row, W&T; (RS): Knit to end. Short-row set 3 (WS): Knit to 2 sts be­fore wrapped st from pre­vi­ous WS row, W&T; (RS): Knit to end.

Rep [Short-row sets 2 and 3]6 (8, 8, 9, 10) times, then rep [Short-row set 2] 1 (0,1, 1, 1) time(s); you should have 2 or 3 sts be­tween last wrap and end. Knit 2 rows.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. Up­per Front Work even un­til piece mea­sures 14 (141/2, 15, 151/2, 161/4) inches along side edge, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­hole Bind off 4 (5,6, 7, 7) sts at arm­hole edge once, then 0 (0,0, 0, 2) sts once, then dec 1 st at end of [ev­ery RS row] 2 (4, 5, 7, 7) times—37 (40, 42, 44, 46) sts.

K7 (7,7, 8, 9) sts, pm, knit to end.

Shape Col­lar Inc row (RS): Knit to marker, sm, M1, knit to end—1 st inc.

Rep Inc row [ev­ery 10 rows] 4 (5,5, 5, 5) times—42 (46, 48, 50, 52) sts. Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 71/2 (8, 81/2, 9, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der Bind off 9 (10, 11, 11, 11) sts at arm­hole edge once, then 10 (10, 11, 12, 12) sts once—23 (26, 26, 27, 29) sts. Shape Col­lar Ex­ten­sion * Short-row set (WS): K12 (13, 13, 14, 15), W&T; (RS): Knit to end. Knit 2 rows.** Rep from * to ** un­til col­lar ex­ten­sion mea­sures 31/2 (31/2, 33/4, 33/4, 4) inches, slightly stretched, mea­sured along shorter edge. Cut yarn, leav­ing a 24-inch tail, and place sts on holder.

Sleeves

Cast on 38 (40, 40, 42, 44) sts.

Work in garter st un­til piece mea­sures 11/2 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Sleeve Inc 1 st each side on next row, then [ev­ery 16 (14, 11, 9, 9) rows] 8 (9, 12, 14, 15) times—56 (60, 66, 72, 76) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 18 (18, 18, 181/2, 181/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Cap Bind off 4 (5,6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 0 (0,0, 0, 2) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side ev­ery RS row 3 (4,5, 5, 5) times, then [ev­ery 4 rows] 7 (7,8, 8, 10) times, then [ev­ery RS row] 3 (3,3, 5, 3) times, then bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows.

Bind off rem 14 sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to schematic mea­sure­ments. Join left and right col­lar ex­ten­sions us­ing 3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 111). Sew shoul­der seams. Sew col­lar ex­ten­sion to back neck, cen­ter­ing col­lar seam. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew but­tons op­po­site but­ton­holes, ap­prox 3/4 inch in from front edge. Weave in ends.

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