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Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Oh-So-Simple Cardigan

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60061
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Chest Width (before sleeve increases) 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60) in. [101.5 (112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm]
Length 24 (24, 25, 25, 26, 26) in. [61 (61, 63.5, 63.5, 66, 66) 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.
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.

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Wool-Ease®

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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
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; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather
   balls
$ 28.14 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) 
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  1. Circular Needle Size 8 [5.5 mm] 29 in. [73.5 mm]
  2. Six 1 1/8 in. [28 mm] buttons
 

Knit Oh-So-Simple Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 32 rows (16 ridges) = 4 in. [10 cm] in garter st. 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

CARDIGAN
POCKET LINING (make 2)
Cast on 20 (20, 20, 20, 25, 25) sts. Work back and forth on circular needle in garter st for 5 in. [12.5 cm], end with a WS row. Place sts on a holder.

Diagram showing the shape of the garment.  It is straight across the shoulders with the sleeves tapering sharply to the body in a triangular fashion.

BACK
Cast on 80 (88, 96, 104, 112, 120) sts. Work back and forth on circular needle in garter st until piece measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 10, 10) in. [23 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Sleeves Inc 1 st at each end of every RS row 20 times –120 (128, 136, 144, 152, 160) sts. Piece should measure about 14 (14, 15, 15, 15, 15) in. [35.5 (35.5, 38, 38, 38, 38) cm] from beg. Inc 1 st at each end of every row 44 (44, 40, 40, 40, 40) times -- 208 (216, 216, 224, 232, 240) sts.
Piece should measure about 19½ (19½, 20, 20, 20, 20) in. [49.5 (49.5, 51, 51, 51, 51) cm] from beg. Cast on 20 (20, 20, 20, 16, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows for cuffs – 248 (256, 256, 264, 264, 264) sts. Work even until piece measures 4½ (4½, 5, 5, 6, 6) in. [11.5 (11.5, 12.5, 12.5, 15, 15) cm] from cuff cast-on. Bind off all sts.

Diagram showing the shape of the front of the sweater.  It is straight across the shoulder and the sleeves taper sharply in a roughly triangular fashion to the side of the body.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64) sts. Work back and forth on circular needle in garter st until piece measures 6 in. [15 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Pocket opening
Next row (RS)
K 13 (15, 17, 19, 18, 20) sts, place next 20 (20, 20, 20, 25, 25) sts on a holder, work across 20 (20, 20, 20, 25, 25) pocket lining sts from holder, k rem 11 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19) sts. Cont working back and forth in garter st until piece measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 10, 10) in. [23 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5) cm] from beg.

Shape Sleeve Inc 1 st at beg of each RS row 20 times – 64 (68, 72, 76, 80, 84) sts. Piece should measure about 14 (14, 15, 15, 15, 15) in. [35.5 (35.5, 38, 38, 38, 38) cm] from beg. Inc 1 st at beg of every RS row and end of every WS row 44 (44, 40, 40, 40, 40) times –108 (112, 112, 116, 120, 124) sts. Piece should measure about 19½ (19½, 20, 20, 20, 20) in. [49.5 (49.5, 51, 51, 51, 51) cm] from beg. Cast on 20 (20, 20, 20, 16, 12) sts at beg of next RS row for cuff –128 (132, 132, 136, 136, 136) sts. Work even in garter st until piece measures 2 (2, 2½, 2½, 3½, 3½) in. [5 (5, 6.5, 6.5, 9, 9) cm] from cuff cast-on, ending with a RS row.

Shape neck
Bind off 11 (11, 11, 13, 13, 13) sts at beg of next WS row.
Next row (RS)
Work even. Bind off at neck edge at beg of every WS row 3 sts twice, then 2 sts 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) times. Work 2 rows even or until piece measures same as Back. Bind off rem sts. Mark position of 6 buttons evenly spaced on Left Front edge with first one½ in. [1.5 cm] above lower edge and last one 1 in. [2.5 cm] below neck edge.

RIGHT FRONT
Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing shaping and working buttonholes by working (yo, k2tog) 3 sts from front edge, opposite marked button positions.

FINISHING

Pocket trim Place sts from holder onto straight needle and work in garter st for 4 rows (2 ridges), binding off all sts on last row. Rep for other pocket. Sew pocket trim sides to Jacket. Sew pocket lining in place on WS of Jacket. Sew shoulder and Sleeve top seam, rev seam for turn-back cuff. Sew side seams leaving 3 in. [7.5 cm] open at lower edge for slits, if desired.

Jacket trim
With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and k 1 st for each ridge along Right Front Jacket edge, around neck edge and down Left Front Jacket edge picking up 1 or 2 extra sts at each neck edge corner. K 1 row. Bind off. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Knit Oh-So-Simple Cardigan Reviewed by Gail Z on 2011-05-06 *****
I made this ealier this spring and love it. It was very easy and very quick. I will be making more in spring/summer colors.


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