Spiced Cider Cardi­gan

Sim­ple rib­bing is used to shape the sweater with­out chang­ing the stitch count. Ribs are also worked at the sleeve cuffs and on the clas­sic col­lar.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Kris­ten TenDyke

Gauge

22 sts and 32 rows/rnds = 4 inches/ 10cm in St st. 22 sts and 32 rows/rnds = 4 inches/ 10cm in 4x2 Rib (stretched and blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Make 1 Left (M1L): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle, k1-tbl. Make 1 Right (M1R): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle, k1 through front of 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

4x2 Rib (worked flat) (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 2) Row 1 (WS): K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2 (RS): P2, *k4, p2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. 4x2 Rib (worked in the rnd) (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2, k2; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Sleeves and body are worked sep­a­rately to the un­der­arm, then joined and worked to­gether for the yoke. Sleeves are worked in the round. Body and yoke are worked back and forth in rows.

Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used for the body and bands to ac­com­mo­date large num­ber of sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

Cardi­gan

Sleeve Cuff With dpns, cast on 42 (42, 48, 48, 54, 54) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts.

Work in 4x2 Rib un­til piece mea­sures 3 inches.

Knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd. Shape Sleeve Change to St st. Inc Rnd: K1, M1L, knit to last st, M1R, k1—44 (44, 50, 50, 56, 56) sts.

Rep Inc rnd [ev­ery 10 (8, 8, 8, 8, 6) rnds] 2 (7, 10, 1, 4, 16) more time(s), then [ev­ery 8 (6, 6, 6, 6, 4) rnds] 12 (10, 6, 18, 14, 5) times—72 (78, 82, 88, 92, 98) sts.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 181/2 inches.

Knit to last 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts; re­mov­ing marker, trans­fer next 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts to st holder or waste yarn for un­der­arm—66 (70, 72, 76, 78, 82) sts. Make a 2nd sleeve same as the first. Set sleeves aside. Body With cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on 194 (212, 230, 248, 266, 284) sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

Work in 4x2 Rib un­til piece mea­sures 10 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Knit 2 rows. Change to St st and work un­til piece mea­sures 17 (17, 171/4, 171/2, 173/4, 18) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Di­vide Front & Back Divi­sion Row (WS): P51 (56, 62, 67, 73, 78), trans­fer the last 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts to st holder or waste yarn for un­der­arm, p98 (108, 116, 126, 134, 144), trans­fer the last 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts to st holder or waste yarn, p45 (48, 52, 55, 59, 62)—182 (196, 210, 224, 238, 252) sts; 45 (48, 52, 55, 59, 62) sts each front and 92 (100, 106, 114, 120, 128) sts for back. Yoke Join­ing Row (RS): K45 (48, 52, 55, 59, 62) right front sts, pm for raglan, trans­fer 66 (70, 72, 76, 78, 82) sleeve sts to empty LH nee­dle and knit across, pm for raglan, k92 (100, 106, 114, 120, 128) back sts, pm for raglan, trans­fer 66 (70, 72, 76, 78, 82) sleeve sts to empty LH nee­dle and knit across, pm for raglan, k45 (48, 52, 55, 59, 62) left front sts—314 (336, 354, 376, 394, 416) sts. Shape Raglan Dec Row 1 (WS): *Purl to 3 sts be­fore marker, p2­tog, p1, sm, purl to next marker, sm, p1, ssp; rep from * once,

purl to end—310 (332, 350, 372, 390, 412) sts; 4 sts dec. Dec Row 2 (RS): *Knit to 3 sts be­fore marker, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2­tog; rep from * 3 times, knit to end—302 (324, 342, 364, 382, 404) sts; 8 sts dec.

Rep [last 2 rows] 1 (3, 4, 5, 7, 8) time(s)—290 (288, 294, 304, 298, 308) sts; 41 (40, 42, 43, 43, 44) sts each front, 62 (62, 62, 64, 62, 64) sts each sleeve and 84 (84, 86, 90, 88, 92) back sts. Next Row: Purl.

Rep Dec Row 2—282 (280, 286, 296, 290, 300) sts.

Rep [last 2 rows] 13 (14, 13, 14, 13, 14) times—178 (168, 182, 184, 186, 188) sts; 27 (25, 28, 28, 29, 29) sts each front, 34 (32, 34, 34, 34, 34) sts each sleeve and 56 (54, 58, 60, 60, 62) back sts. Shape Neck Row 1 (WS): Bind off 10 sts, purl to end—168 (158, 172, 174, 176, 178) sts. Row 2 (RS): Bind off 10 sts, *knit to 3 sts be­fore marker, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2­tog; rep from * 3 times, knit to end—150 (140, 154, 156, 158, 160) sts; 16 (14, 17, 17, 18, 18) sts each front, 32 (30, 32, 32, 32, 32) sts each sleeve and 54 (52, 56, 58, 58, 60) back sts. Next Row: Purl. Dec Row 3 (RS): K1, k2­tog, *knit to 3 sts be­fore marker, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2­tog; rep from * 3 times, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—140 (130, 144, 146, 148, 150) sts; 10 sts dec.

Rep [last 2 rows] 1 (0, 3, 3, 5, 5) time(s)—130 (130, 114, 116, 98, 100) sts; 12 (12, 9, 9, 6, 6) sts each front, 28 (28, 24, 24, 20, 20) sts each sleeve and 50 (50, 48, 50, 46, 48) back sts. Dec Row 4 (WS): *Purl to 3 sts be­fore marker, p2­tog, p1, sm, p1, ssp; rep from * 3 times, purl to end—122 (122, 106, 108, 90, 92) sts; 8 sts dec.

Rep Dec Row 3—112 (112, 96, 98, 80, 82) sts.

Rep [last 2 rows] 2 (2, 1, 1, 0, 0) time(s)—76 (76, 78, 80, 80, 82) sts; 3 sts each front, 16 sts each sleeve and 38 (38, 40, 42, 42, 44) back sts.

Bind off all sts pwise on next WS row.

Fin­ish­ing

Join Un­der­arms Trans­fer 6 (8, 10, 12, 14, 16) held sts from the body and sleeve of 1 un­der­arm onto 2 dpns, then pick up 1 more st at each end of each dpn—8 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18) sts on each dpn.

With RS tog, work 3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 79) to join them to­gether. Rep for 2nd un­der­arm. Block to mea­sure­ments. But­ton Band With cir­cu­lar nee­dle and RS fac­ing, beg at neck edge of left front, pick up and knit 107 (107, 113, 113, 119, 119) sts evenly along left front edge. Row 1 (WS): P4, *k2, p4; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 2 (RS): K1, *k4, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Work 5 rows in es­tab­lished pat, end­ing with a WS row.

Bind off all sts in pat. But­ton­hole Band With cir­cu­lar nee­dle and RS fac­ing, beg at lower edge of right front, pick up and knit 107 (107, 113, 113, 119, 119) sts evenly along right front edge. Row 1 (WS): P5, *k2, p4; rep from * to end. Row 2 (RS): *K4, p2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Work 1 WS row. But­ton­hole Row (RS): Work 7 (7, 9, 9, 7, 7) sts, *yo, k2­tog or p2­tog keeping in pat, work 22 (22, 23, 23, 25, 25) sts; rep from * 3 times, yo, k2­tog or p2­tog keeping in pat, work to end.

Work 3 rows in es­tab­lished pat, end­ing with a WS row.

Bind off all sts in pat. Col­lar Note: WS of col­lar as worked will be­come RS when folded over as worn. With cir­cu­lar nee­dle and RS fac­ing, beg at right neck edge, pick up and knit 14 sts along front band and bound-off edge, 8 (8, 10, 9, 12, 11) sts along front, 74 (74, 76, 78, 78, 80) sts along bound­off edge, 8 (8, 10, 9, 12, 11) sts along front, then 14 sts along front band and bound-off edge—118 (118, 124, 124, 130, 130) sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows. Row 1 (WS): Sl 1 st pwise wyib, k3, *p2, k4; rep from * to end. Row 2 (RS): Sl 1 st pwise wyif, p3, *k2, p4; rep from * to end.

Work in pat un­til col­lar mea­sures 8 inches from pick-up row, end­ing with a WS row. Bind off all sts in pat. Sew but­tons op­po­site but­ton­holes. Weave in ends.

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