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Free Knitting Pattern: April in Paris Cardigan

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Lion Brand® Moonlight Mohair - Festive Fur
Pattern #: 40595

Knit Pattern: Intermediate

Modeled on the famed French jacket, this chic little little cardigan features a detachable fur collar. Sizes S(M,L,XL) measures 36(41,45,48 1/2) inches at chest. Uses 8 (10,11,13) balls Moonlight Mohair in #201 Rain Forest. Collar uses 1 ball each Festive Fur in #170 Gold and #153 Black.

*Requires size 10 (6mm) needles.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

Finished Chest 38 (42, 46 1/2, 49 1/4)" [96.5 (106.5, 118, 125) cm]
Length 18 3/4 (19 3/4, 20 3/4, 21 3/4)" [47.5 (50, 52.5, 55) cm]


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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Color (A)
Moonlight Mohair

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Color (B)
Festive Fur

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Color (C)
Festive Fur

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Moonlight Mohair
Rain Forest Safari Rainbow Falls Glacier Bay Purple Mountains
Festive Fur
White Black Gold
*Moonlight Mohair (Article #510). 57% Acrylic, 28% Mohair, 9% Cotton, 6% Metallic Polyester    ; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (82yds/75m) pull skeins
*Festive Fur (Article #570). 80% Polyester, 20% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (55yds/50m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  510-201 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Rain Forest
   balls
$ 71.92
•  570-153 Festive Fur Yarn: Black
   ball
$ 6.49
•  570-170 Festive Fur Yarn: Gold
   ball
$ 6.49
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Four 7⁄8" [22 mm] buttons
 

April in Paris Cardigan

Lion Brand® Moonlight Mohair - Festive Fur

GAUGE:

13 sts + 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Reverse St st (p on RS, k on WS) with A.

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:

PATTERN STITCH
K 1, P 1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Note: The RS row of this stitch pattern starts with a purl.
Row 1 (RS): (P 1, k 1) to last st, p 1.
Row 2: (K 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for K 1, P 1 Rib.


Pockets – Make 2
With A, cast on 21 (21, 23, 23) sts. Work in Reverse St st for 31⁄2 (31⁄2, 4, 4)" [9 (9, 10, 10) cm], ending with a WS row. Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 1" [2.5 cm]. Bind off in rib.


BACK
With A, cast on 59 (67, 73, 79) sts. Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 2" [5 cm], ending with a WS row. Change to Reverse St st and work even until piece measures 101⁄2 (11, 111⁄2, 12)" [26.5 (28, 29, 30.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, and 1 st at beg of next 4 rows – 45 (51, 55, 59) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 (71⁄2, 8, 81⁄2)" [18 (19, 20.5, 21.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape Neck and Shoulders: Work 14 (16, 18, 19) sts; join 2nd ball of A and bind off 17 (19, 19, 21) sts, then work to end of row. Working both sides at same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge twice, and AT SAME TIME bind off at each shoulder edge 4 sts 3 (1, 0, 0) times, 5 sts 0 (2, 2, 1) times, and 6 sts 0 (0, 1, 2) times. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT
With A, cast on 33 (35, 39, 41) sts. Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 2" [5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Purl to last 6 sts, place marker, (k 1, p 1) to end.
Next Row (WS): (K 1, p 1) 3 times, slip marker, k to end of row. Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures same as Back to armhole, ending with a WS row.
Shape Armhole: Bind off at beg of every RS row 3 (4, 5, 6) sts once, 2 sts once and 1 st twice – 26 (27, 30, 31) sts; AT SAME TIME, work in pattern with button band until armhole measures 21⁄2" [6.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape Neck: On RS rows, purl to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, work to end. Shape neck in this manner on every RS row 7 (6, 7, 7) times total – 19 (21, 23, 24) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as Back armhole to shoulder, ending with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder:Bind off at shoulder edge 4 sts 3 (1, 0, 0) times, 5 sts 0 (2, 2, 1) times, and 6 sts 0 (0, 1, 2) times – 7 sts. Continue to work remaining 7 sts in rib for 31⁄4 (31⁄2, 31⁄2, 33⁄4)" [8.5 (9, 9, 9.5) cm]. Bind off. Mark placement for 4 buttons on button band with first button 1" [2.5 cm] from bottom and top button at start of neck dec.

RIGHT FRONT
With A, cast on 33 (35, 39, 41) sts. Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 1" [2.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Buttonhole Row (RS): P 1, k 1, k2tog, yo, p 1, k 1, rib to end. Work in rib until piece measures 2" [5 cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next Row: Rib 6, place marker, purl to end. Continue as for Left Front, reversing shaping, and, AT SAME TIME, work buttonholes on RS row to correspond to markers on Left Front. Work buttonhole band above shoulder same length as button band on Left Front. Bind off.


SLEEVES
With A, cast on 31 (33, 35, 37) sts. Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 2" [5 cm], ending with a WS row. Change to Reverse St st, inc 1 st each end every 8th row 5 (5, 6, 7) times – 41 (43, 47, 51) sts. Work even until piece measures 18" [45.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape Cap: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of following 4 rows, and 1 st at beg of following 2 (2, 4, 6) rows – 25 sts. Work even until cap measures 4 (41⁄2, 5, 51⁄2)" [10 (11.5, 12.5, 14) cm], ending with a WS row. Bind off 1 st at beg of next 4 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows and 3 st at beg of next 2 rows – 11 sts. Bind off.


COLLAR (Optional): With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, cast on 7 sts.
Next Row (WS): Knit. Cast on 6 sts at beg of next row, then knit across. Repeat last 2 rows – 19 sts. Work even in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 23 (24, 25, 26)" [58.5 (61, 63.5, 66) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row. Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 RS rows – 7 sts. Knit 1 row. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew pockets on Fronts as shown. Sew shoulder seams. Sew together tops of button bands at top of neck and sew to Back neck edge. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew on buttons and attach optional collar to neck edge by lightly sewing in place from top button to top buttonhole. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Downloadable Knit Pattern: April in Paris Cardigan Reviewed by Rebecca Davidson on 2010-07-27 *****
I actually bought this pattern and dont't regret it!I made it in Rainforest. Tne fit is wonderful and very flattering and stylish. For myself I prefer to wear it without the fur collar. I'm planning on making another one.(or more)It was fun and easy to make.


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