Town Cardi­gan

Creative Knitting - - WEEKEND-WORTHY WEARABLES - DE­SIGN BY SANDI PROSSER

This re­laxed, ev­ery­day de­sign will be­come your year-round go-to cardi­gan.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn. 2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn. 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. Make 1 Purl­wise (M1P): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; purl through back of re­sult­ing loop. 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. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH nee­dle. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Sl 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle; re­turn sts to LH nee­dle in turned po­si­tion and p2­togtbl—a left-lean­ing sin­gle dec.

Pat­tern Stitches

Dou­ble Moss St (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Row 3: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts. Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat. Dou­ble Moss St (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts) Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to end. Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Row 3: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts. Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat. Ca­ble (mul­ti­ple of 10 sts +2) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Ca­ble pat from a chart. Row 1 (RS): P2, *k8, p2; rep from * to end. Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Row 3: P2, *2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, p2; rep from * to end. Rows 4–6: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–6 for pat. 2x2 Rib (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Cardi­gan is worked in pieces and then sewn to­gether.

Work arm­hole, neck and sleeve cap de­creases as fol­lows: Work k1, k2­tog (or p2­tog to keep in pat­tern) at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and ssk (or ssp to keep in pat­tern) at end; work p1, ssp (or ssk to keep in pat­tern) at be­gin­ning of wrong-side rows and p2­tog (or k2­tog to keep in pat­tern), p1 at end.

Work sleeve in­creases as fol­lows: K1, M1R (or M1P to keep in pat­tern) at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and M1L (or M1P to keep in pat­tern), k1 at end.

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