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Home : Patterns : Box Stitch Cardigan Knit
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Box Stitch Cardigan Knit

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 1195
Rating: ****3.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished chest measurement 46 (48, 50, 52, 54, 56)inches. Length 27 (28, 28, 29, 29, 30)inches.


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Look your best in this figure-flattering cardigan. A face framing collar, pockets and long lines are details that make this cardigan figure flattering.

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Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Moss Eggplant Charcoal Black
Silver Grey Willow Nantucket Amber Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  630-402 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Wheat
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$ 87.90 (10, 11, 11, 12, 12) 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Additional Materials
1 inche (25 mm) Buttons – 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) [Durango B12 Bone Plain shown]
 

Box Stitch Cardigan Knit

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles in pattern st. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

One Row Buttonhole: Work to where you want buttonhole to be. Bring yarn to front, slip next st as to purl, then take yarn back. *Slip st from left needle onto right needle, pass first slip st over last st on needle*, repeat twice. Slip last st from right needle onto left needle. Turn work, take yarn back and, using cable cast on (see below), cast on 4 sts onto left needle, turn work, with yarn in back slip first st from left needle onto right needle and pass extra cast on st over it to close hole. Continue making buttonholes in this way.

Cable Cast-on: Cast on one stitch and knit it, but do not drop the old stitch off the left needle. Instead, slip the new stitch from the right needle to the left one. *Insert the right needle between the first and second stitches on the left needle, yo as if to knit, and pull the yarn through with right needle, making a new stitch. Place this stitch on left needle. Repeat from *.


PATTERN STITCH (18 rows)


Rows 1-3: Knit (garter stitch).
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: P6, *k2, p6* repeat from *.
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18: Repeat Row 4.
Rows 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: Repeat Row 5. Repeat Rows 1-18.


BACK

Using largest sized needles, use your usual method to cast on 91 (95, 99, 103, 107, 111) sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 1/2 " ending with RS row, inc 1 st on last row of ribbing, 92 (96, 100, 104, 108, 112) sts. Using chart pattern set-up for each size, work in pattern until piece measures 16 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16, 17)" long.
Shape armhole: Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 86 (90, 94, 98, 102, 106) sts. Continue working until piece measures 26 (27, 27, 28, 28, 29)" long.
Shape shoulder and neck: Row 1 Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11 ,11) sts. Work next 23 (24, 24, 26, 26, 27) sts. Join second ball of yarn and bind off next 22 (24, 26, 26, 28, 30) sts. Work to end of row. Work in two halves with these separate balls
Row 2: Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11) sts. Work to end of first half. On second half, bind off 2 sts. Work to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 9 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts. Work to end of first half. At beg of second half, bind off 2 sts. Work to end of row.
Row 4: Bind off 9 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts. Work to end of first half. At beg of second half, bind off 2 sts. Work to end of row.
Row 5: Bind off 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 12) remaining sts. At beg of second half, bind off 2 sts. Work to end of row.
Row 6: Bind off 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 12) remaining sts.


RIGHT FRONT


Cast on 41 (43, 45, 47, 49, 51) sts on largest sized needles. Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 1/2" ending with RS row. Increase 1 st on last row of ribbing - 42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts. Using chart for where to start pattern for each size, work 2 complete pattern repeats, then work 1 row of the next pattern repeat.
On Row 2, start pocket opening: with RS facing, work 11 (11, 11, 11, 12, 12) sts. Work next 15 sts with a strand of CC yarn, slip these sts back to left needle, now work across CC sts with main yarn and complete row. Continue working until piece measures 16 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16, 17)" long.
Shape armhole: Dec 4 (4, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts on right edge of front - 38 (40, 43, 45, 46, 48) sts. Continue working until piece measures 24 (25, 25, 25 1/2, 25 1/2, 26 1/2)" long.
Shape shoulder and neck: On RS of work, bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts.
On Row 3, bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts. Then bind off 1 st every other row 5 times. At same time, when piece measures 26 (27, 27, 28, 28, 29)" long, start shaping shoulder as for back.

LEFT FRONT

Same as Right Front, reversing all shaping to correspond.

SLEEVES


Cast on 33 (35, 35, 39, 39, 39) sts on largest sized needles. Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 1/2" ending with RS row. Set-up pattern (see chart) and inc 11 (11, 11, 13, 15, 15) sts evenly across first row of pattern. Continue working in established pattern. Inc 1 st on each side of the sleeve as follows, beginning first inc on Row 4:
Small 1 st every 4th row 12 times, then 1 st every 5th row 6 times - 80 sts. (Medium 1 st every 4th row 21 times - 88 sts, Large 1 st every 4th row 21 times - 88 sts, 1X 1 st every 4th row 10 times, then 1 st every 5th row 10 times - 92 sts, 2X 1 st every 4th row 10 times, then 1 st every 5th row 10 times- 94 sts, 3X 1 st every 4th row 10 times, then 1 st every 5th row 10 times - 94 sts). Bind off sts when sleeve measures 19 (20, 20, 21, 21, 21)" long.


FINISHING


Pocket (Both sides): Remove CC yarn. Pick up bottom 18 sts and place on holder.
For pocket lining, pick up top 18 sts and 1 - 2 extra sts on each side so there is no gap at corner. Work these sts downwards in stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 6 1/2" long. Bind off sts. Place bottom sts on needle, join new ball of yarn, pick up 1 - 2 extra sts at corner. Purl 1 row and bind off. Sew pocket lining to front piece. Repeat on other side.
Front band (RS): Pick up 101 (103, 103, 105, 105, 107) sts on size 9 needles.
Row 1: Knit, then work k1, p1 ribbing until band is 2" wide.
Right Buttonhole Band: Make One Row Buttonholes (see Stitch Explanations) 7 (7, 7, 9, 9, 9) times on 4th row of ribbing. Sew shoulders tog. Attach sleeves to body by sewing. Sew all side seams tog. Weave in loose ends. Sew buttons on left band.
Collar: Facing WS, using size 8 needles, pick up by knitting 87 (89, 93, 97, 101, 105) sts from neck edge (start and end picking up 3 sts from edges of front band). Knit 1 row. Work 10 rows of k1, p1 rib, always starting row by slipping first st. Change to size 9 needles. Work 8 rows, then change to size 10.5 needles. Work until piece measures 6". Then work 3 rows of garter st. Bind off.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Box Stitch Cardigan Knit Reviewed by Elaine Dikkenberg on 2012-01-06 ****
I agree with everything the other 2 ladies said. I made a small for my 18 yr old granddaughter and it came out very big even though I adjusted the front amount of stitches down by 4 because the back came out so large. I also shortening the sleeves by 1 inch and inc like the first lady suggested. The only trouble I had was doing the buttonholes, but eventually got the hang of them. It was a Christmas present and my granddaughter loved it! She gets praises whenever she wears it!


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