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Home : Patterns : Autumn Afternoons Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Autumn Afternoons Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 50924AD
Rating: ***2.8 (based on 16 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Large, 2X
Sizes S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X)
Finished Bust 50 (56, 62) in. [127 (142.25, 157.5) 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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Take the fast track to great style with this flattering cardigan. Available in S/M, L/1X, 2X/3X.
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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Snapdragon Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation
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*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat
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$ 75.92 (9,11) 
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Autumn Afternoons Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

8 sts + 10.5 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.


CARDIGAN

BACK
Cast on 50 (56, 62) sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 (16, 18) in. [38 (40.75, 45.75) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole
Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows -- 46 (50, 52) sts.
Next Row (Dec Row):
K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog -- 44 (48, 50) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (2, 3) more times -- 44 sts.
Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) in. [61 (63.5, 68.5) cm] from beg. Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 8 sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 25 (29, 33) sts.
Row 1 (RS):
K 4 (for facing), sl 1, k to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 13 (14, 15) in. [33 (35.5, 38) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Collar
Next Row (RS):
K 4, m1, place marker, sl 1, place marker, m1, k to end of row -- 27 (31, 35) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row:
K to marker, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, k to end of row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row:
K to 1 st before marker, m1, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, m1, k to end of row -- 29 (33, 37) sts. Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 8) more times and, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 15 (16, 18) in. [38 (40.75, 45.75) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next WS row. Dec 1 st at beg of every WS row 1 (3, 4) times. Continue collar shaping and then work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) in. [61 (63.5, 68.5) cm] from beg, end with a RS row. Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. Work even for 3 in. [7.5 cm]. Transfer remaining sts to spare needle.

LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES
Cast on 20 (22, 24) sts. Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 5 rows.
Row 6 (Inc Row):
K1, inc 1, k to last 2 sts, inc 1, k 1 -- 22 (24, 26) sts. Rep last 6 rows 4 (5, 6) times more -- 30 (34, 38) sts. Work even until piece measures 15½ (16, 16½) in. [39.5 (40.75, 42) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Cap
Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 6 (10, 8) sts.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sts from spare needles tog for collar. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Fold front/collar facing to WS along sl st line and sew in place. 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
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sk = skip sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***2.8 (based on 16 reviews)
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Autumn Afternoons Cardigan Reviewed by ELLIE FARKAS on 2013-08-20 ***
I made this sweater, but not in wool yarn and it fit together okay, but stretched so badly and the collar was making the front about 3" too short. Looks terrible and want to fix it, but don't know how, so may have to start all over with wool yarn and hope it works. That makes it costly project. I modified the sleeves and bottom of sweater to have a sweater, K1 P1 stitching all around and that looks much nicer than the open cuff & rolled bottom. Really was not happy with the instruction for putting the sweater together especially the collar, way too heavy. Asked for help and didn't get any!


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