Spiced Pear Tea Cardi­gan

The best cardi­gans are those you want to wear all the time, even if it means turn­ing down the tem­per­a­ture! This one is as comfy as your fa­vorite blan­ket in a de­li­ciously soft yarn.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Therese Chynoweth

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes. Note: Gar­ment is in­tended to be worn with ap­prox 2–4 inches of pos­i­tive ease.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 371/4 (411/4, 451/4, 491/4, 531/4) inches, but­toned Length: 233/4 (241/2, 251/4, 26, 263/4) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Su­gar Bush Yarns Bold (worsted weight; 100% ex­tra fine su­per­wash merino wool; 190 yds/100g per ball): 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) balls clover #3030 • Size 8 (5mm) 16- and 32-inch cir­cu­lar and dou­ble-point nee­dles (set of 5) or size needed to ob­tain gauge • 5 (1-inch) but­tons • Cable nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers • Stitch hold­ers

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows/rnds = 4 inches/ 10cm in St st. 16 sts and 24 rows/rnds = 4 inches/ 10cm in Box st. 15-st Body Cable = 23/4 inches/7cm wide. 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. Make 1 Purl­wise (M1P): Insert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; purl into front of re­sult­ing loop. Slip, slip, slip, knit (sssk): Sl 3 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle, insert LH nee­dle in front of sts and knit the 3 sts tog—a left-lean­ing dou­ble dec. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle. Wrap and Turn (W&T): Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle. Bring yarn to op­po­site side of work be­tween nee­dles, then slip same st back to LH nee­dle. Bring yarn to op­po­site side, wrap­ping st. Turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, then beg work­ing back in the other di­rec­tion. To hide wraps on sub­se­quent rows: Work to wrapped st, with RH nee­dle, pick up wrap and work wrap tog with wrapped st. 3 over 3 Left Cross (3/3 LC): Slip next 3 sts to cn and hold in front; k3, k3 from cn. 3 over 3 Right Cross (3/3 RC): Slip next 3 sts to cn and hold in back; k3, k3 from cn.

Pat­tern Stitches

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

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. 2x2 Rib (worked in the rnd; mul­ti­ple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: P1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.

Rep Rnd 1 for pat. Box St (mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2: *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 3: *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 4: *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat. Body Cable (15-st panel) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Body Cable pat from a chart. Row 1 (RS): P3, 3/3 LC, k3, p3. Row 2 and all WS rows: K3, p9, k3. Rows 3 and 7: P3, k9, p3. Row 5: P3, k3, 3/3 RC, p3. Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–8 for pat. Sleeve Cable (worked flat; 31-st panel) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Sleeve Cable pat from a chart. Row 1 (RS): [P2, k2] twice, p3, k9, p3, [k2, p2] twice. Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Row 3: P4, k2, p5, 3/3 RC, k3, p5, k2, p4. Row 5: Rep Row 1. Row 7: P4, k2, p5, k3, 3/3 LC, p5, k2, p4. Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–8 for pat. Sleeve Cable (worked in the rnd; 31-st panel) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Sleeve Cable pat from a chart. Rnds 1 and 2: [P2, k2] twice, p3, k9, p3, [k2, p2] twice. Rnd 3: P4, k2, p5, 3/3 RC, k3, p5, k2, p4. Rnd 4: P4, k2, p5, k9, p5, k2, p4. Rnds 5 and 6: Rep Rnds 1 and 2. Rnd 7: P4, k2, p5, k3, 3/3 LC, p5, k2, p4. Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4.

Rep Rnds 1–8 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

The body of this cardi­gan is worked in 1 piece to the arm­holes, then di­vided to work the fronts and back sep­a­rately. The shoul­ders are joined us­ing a Nor­we­gian braided bind-off. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the arm­hole, then worked back and forth us­ing short rows (see page 79) to shape the cap. Af­ter the cap is shaped, the stitches are re­joined to work the sleeve in the round to the cuff.

Cardi­gan

Body Us­ing longer cir­cu­lar nee­dle, cast on 156 (172, 188, 204, 220) sts. Do not join. Sizes Small (Large, 2X-Large) Only Row 1 (WS): P1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1. Row 2 (RS): K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1. Sizes Medium (X-Large) Only Row 1 (WS): P1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 2 (RS): K1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. All Sizes Con­tinue in es­tab­lished rib un­til piece mea­sures 2 inches, end­ing with a RS row. Size Small Only Setup Row (WS): K3, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k2, p14, k2, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, [k2, p2] 5 times, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k2, p14, p2, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k3—160 sts. Sizes Medium (X-Large) Only Setup Row (WS): K1, p2, k2, pm, [k2, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k2, p18 (26), k2, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, [k2, p2] 6 (8) times, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k2, p18 (26), k2, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, [k2, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k2, pm, k2, p2, k1—176 (208) sts. Sizes Large (2X-Large) Only Setup Row (WS): K3, p2, k2, pm, [k2, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k2, p22 (30), k2, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, [k2, p2] 7 (9) times, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k2, p22 (30), k2, pm, k2, p2, k2, pm, k1, M1, k1, p2, p2­tog, p6, k1, M1, k1, pm, [k2, p2] 1 (2) time(s), k2, pm, k2, p2, k3—192 (224) sts. All Sizes Next Row (RS): K1 (3, 1, 3, 1), [p2, k2] 0 (0, 1, 0, 1) time(s), p2, sm, work 6 (6, 6, 10, 10) sts in Box St pat, sm, work 15-st Body Cable, sm, work 6 sts in Box St, sm, p2, k14 (18, 22, 26, 30), p2, sm, work 6 sts in Box St, sm, work Body Cable, sm, work 22 (26, 30, 34, 38) sts in Box St, sm, work Body Cable, sm, work 6 sts in Box St, sm, p2, k14 (18, 22, 26, 30), p2, sm, work 6 sts in Box St, sm, work Body Cable, work 6 (6, 6, 10, 10) sts in Box St, sm, p2, [k2, p2] 0 (0, 1, 0, 1) time(s), k1 (3, 1, 3, 1). Note: If de­sired, mark­ers can be re­moved once the pats have been well es­tab­lished.

Con­tinue in es­tab­lished pats un­til piece mea­sures 133/4 (14, 141/4, 141/2, 143/4) inches from cas­ton edge, end­ing with a WS row.

Place side mark­ers 39 (43, 47, 51, 55) sts from each end, with 82 (90, 98, 106, 114) sts be­tween mark­ers for back. Shape Front Neck Note: You will di­vide fronts and back at the same time as you work neck shap­ing; please read en­tire sec­tion through be­fore beg. Dec Row (RS): K1, k2­tog, work in pat to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec.

Rep Dec Row [ev­ery 4 rows] 11 (9, 12, 10, 11) times, then [ev­ery 6 rows] 0 (2, 0, 2, 2) times.

At the same time, when piece mea­sures 15 (151/4, 151/2, 153/4, 16) inches, end­ing with a WS row, di­vide fronts and back as fol­lows: Divi­sion Row (RS): [Work to 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts be­fore side marker, bind off 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) sts for un­der­arm] twice, work to end of row—76 (82, 88, 94, 100) sts rem for back.

Place sts for back and right front on hold­ers. Left Front Shape Arm­hole Con­tin­u­ing neck decs un­til com­plete, at beg of RS rows, bind off [3 sts] once, [2 sts] once, then [1 st] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times—17 (19, 20, 22, 23) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 73/4 (81/4, 83/4, 91/4, 93/4) inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Shoul­der Short-Row 1 (WS): Work 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts, W&T. Short-Row 2: Work to neck edge. Short-Row 3: Work 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T. Short-Row 4: Work to neck edge. Next Row: Work all sts, hid­ing wraps as you come to them.

Cut yarn, leav­ing a tail at least 4 times longer than the shoul­der width for join­ing shoul­ders.

Place sts on holder. Right Front Con­tin­u­ing neck decs un­til com­plete, at beg of WS rows, bind off [3 sts] once, [2 sts] once, then [1 st] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times—17 (19, 20, 22, 23) sts rem when all shap­ing is com­plete.

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 73/4 (81/4, 83/4, 91/4, 93/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Shoul­der Short-Row 1 (RS): Work 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) sts, W&T. Short-Row 2: Work to neck edge. Short-Row 3: Work 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T. Short-Row 4: Work to neck edge. Next Row: Work all sts, hid­ing wraps as you come to them. Cut yarn leav­ing an 8-inch tail. Place sts on holder.

Back Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 1 st at beg of next 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) rows—62 (66, 70, 74, 78) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 73/4 (81/4, 83/4, 91/4, 93/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck & Shoul­ders Mark cen­ter 22 (22, 24, 24, 26) sts. Short-Row 1 (RS): Work to marker, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off cen­ter 22 (22, 24, 24, 26) sts, then work to last 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, W&T.

Work both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn. Short-Row 2: Work to neck; bind off 3 sts, work to last 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts, W&T. Short-Row 3: Work to neck; bind off 3 sts, work to 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts be­fore last turn, W&T. Short-Row 4: Work to neck; work to 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts be­fore last turn, W&T. Next Row: Work to neck.

Work 1 row over all sts, hid­ing wraps as you come to them.

Cut yarn for right shoul­der, leav­ing a tail at least 4 times longer than the shoul­der width for join­ing shoul­ders.

Cut yarn for left back, leav­ing an 8-inch tail.

Place sts on holder. Join Shoul­ders De­signer Note: Sev­eral years ago a shop owner asked me if I knew of a Nor­we­gian bind-off method that re­sulted in a ca­bled­look­ing seam that was worked with a lot of shift­ing stitches back and forth be­tween nee­dles. At that time I hadn’t heard of one, and over the next few years, I was un­able to find a de­scrip­tion of how to work such a bind-off. Then about a year ago, I came up with this method while play­ing with the idea. I’m not sure if this is ex­actly how the bind-off she was shown was worked, but I hope I’m close. Place sts for right front and right back on dpns or cir­cu­lar nee­dle. Note: If us­ing cir­cu­lar nee­dle, make sure the arm­hole edges are clos­est to the nee­dle tips. Hold­ing pieces with WS fac­ing you and the arm­hole edg­ings next to each other, make sure the longer tail is on the right nee­dle.

Rep Steps 1–5 un­til 2 sts rem on LH nee­dle.

Slip both sts tog kwise to RH nee­dle, then lift the right st over the left st and off the nee­dle. Fas­ten off the last st. Rep for left shoul­der. Sleeves With shorter cir­cu­lar nee­dle and RS fac­ing, beg at cen­ter un­der­arm, pick up and knit 71 (77, 83, 89, 95) sts evenly around arm­hole. Pm for beg of rnd.

Pm 20 (23, 26, 29, 32) sts from beg and end of rnd, with 31 sts be­tween mark­ers for pat. Shape Cap Note: The sleeve cap beg with Row 1 of the Sleeve Cable. Make sure to add sts into the Cable pat as you work the short rows, and once 31 sts are worked in pat, work the rem sts at beg and end of row in St st. When work­ing wrapped st on sub­se­quent row, hide the wrap. Short-Row 1 (RS): Knit to marker, sm, work first 24 sts of Sleeve Cable, W&T. Short-Row 2 (WS): Work 17 sts in pat, W&T. Short-Rows 3 and 4: Work to wrapped st, work wrapped st, work 3 more sts, W&T. Short-Rows 5 and 6: Work to wrapped st, work wrapped st, work 2 more sts, W&T. Next 4 (6, 6, 6, 6) Short Rows: Work to wrapped st, work wrapped st, work 1 more st, W&T. Next 10 (12, 16, 20, 24) Short Rows: Work to wrapped st, work wrapped st, W&T. Next 4 Short Rows: Work to wrapped st, work wrapped st, work 1 more st, W&T. Next 2 Short Rows: Work to wrapped st, work 2 more sts, W&T—4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts rem out of work at each end of row. Next row (RS): Work to beg-of-rnd marker, do not turn.

Start work­ing in the rnd as fol­lows: Dou­ble Dec Rnd: K1, k3­tog, work to last 4 sts, sssk, k1—4 sts dec. Work 1 rnd even. Rep Dou­ble Dec Rnd on next rnd, then [ev­ery other rnd] 0 (0, 1, 1, 2) more time(s)—63 (69, 71, 77, 79) sts.

Work 5 (5, 5, 3, 3) rnds even.

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4. Wyib, slip the first 2 sts on LH nee­dle (the 2 dec sts just worked) tog to the RH nee­dle as if to k2­tog.

5. Slip the first st on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle.

3. Wyif, insert LH nee­dle into fronts of first 2 sts on RH nee­dle, wrap yarn around LH nee­dle and p2­tog.

2. Re­turn that st to LH nee­dle.

1. P2­tog on LH nee­dle.

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