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Free Knitting Pattern: Everyone's Favorite Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 60302AD
Classic shaping, handy pockets and a flattering hood to wear up or down
Rating: ****3.7 (based on 11 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Women's S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Men's XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Finished Chest 40 (44, 48, 53, 56, 60) in.
[101.5 (112, 122, 134.5, 142, 152.5) cm]

Finished Length
24½ (25½, 26, 27, 27½, 28½)
[62 (65, 66, 68.5, 70, 72.5) 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.

PUBLISHED IN:  Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W
CORRECTIONS: (applied )


SIZES
Women's S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Men's XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished Chest 40 (44, 48, 52 53, 56, 60) in. (101.5 (112, 122, 132 134.5, 142, 152.5) cm)

BACK
Next Row (RS): Knit across, inc 0 (1, 2, 0, 0, 1) sts evenly spaced - 50 (55, 60, 66, 70, 75) sts. Continue in St st until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in. (39.5 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Raglan Shaping
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 40 (45, 50, 56, 60, 65) sts.
Dec 1 st each edge every row 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 4, 6, 10, 12) times, every other row 12 (14, 15, 15, 15, 15, 13, 13, 11, 11) times - 16 (17, 16, 18, 18, 19) sts. Work even until raglans measure 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in. (23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm). Bind off.

LEFT FRONT
Next Row (RS): K9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) sts for body and slip to a holder. Work even in St st on rem 11 sts (pocket facing) for 9 in. (23 cm), end with a WS RS row. Slip sts to a second holder. Cut yarn. From RS, slip sts from first holder onto needle, cast on 11 sts - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with a WS row.
Raglan and Neck Shaping
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 sts for raglan edge, k to end of row - 15 (18, 20, 23, 25, 28) sts. Continue in St st, dec 1 st at raglan edge every row 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 4, 6, 10, 12) times, every other row 12 (14, 15, 15, 15, 15, 13, 13, 11, 11) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when raglan measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2) in. (18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24) cm) 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm), end with a RS row. Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next row once, then bind off 0 (1, 0, 1, 1, 1) st at same edge once.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping and pocket placement. With smaller needles, cast on 18 (22, 22, 26, 30, 30) sts. Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing until piece measures 3 in (7.5 cm) from beg. Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS): Knit, inc 2 (1, 3, 2, 0, 3) sts evenly spaced across - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row (RS): K11, slip rem sts to a holder for body. Work even in St st on 11 sts rem on needle (pocket facing) for 9 in. (23 cm), end with a RS row. Slip sts to a second holder. Cut yarn. Cast on 11 sts onto empty needle. From RS, k9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) body sts from holder – 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off first 11 sts, k9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22).
Next Row (WS): P9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22), purl across 11 sts of pocket facing - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in. (39 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Raglan and Neck Shaping
Next Row (WS): Bind off 5 sts for raglan edge, p to end of row - 15 (18, 20, 23, 25, 28) sts. Continue in St st, dec 1 st at raglan edge every row 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) times, every other row 12 (14, 15, 15, 15, 15) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when raglan measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm), end with a RS row. Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next row once, then bind off 0 (1, 0, 1, 1, 1) st at same edge once.

FINISHING
Pocket Edging From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 26 sts along pocket edge. Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 3 in (7.5 cm). Bind off in rib. Sew sides of edging to RS of Front. Rep for second pocket.


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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Chunky

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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Redwood Walnut Moss Pumpkin Spice
Eggplant Charcoal Black Silver Grey Willow Nantucket Amber Mulberry
Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease® Chunky (Article #630). 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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•  630-152 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Charcoal
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Size 11 [8 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles   $ 11.49  
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  1. 5 buttons, 7/8 in. [22 mm] diameter
  2. Sewing needle and matching thread
 

Everyone's Favorite Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky

GAUGE:

10 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. 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

SWEATER
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 50 (54, 58, 66, 70, 74) sts.
Row 1 (WS): * K 2, p 2, rep from * across, end k 2.
Row 2: P 2, * k 2, p 2, rep from * across.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 3 in. [7.5 cm], end with a WS row.
Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS): Knit across, inc 0 (1, 2, 0, 0, 1) sts evenly spaced – 50 (55, 60, 66, 70, 75) sts. Continue in St st until piece measures 15½ (16, 16, 16½, 16½, 17) in. (39.5 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Raglan Shaping
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 40 (45, 50, 56, 60, 65) sts.
Dec 1 st each edge every row 0 (0, 4, 6, 10, 12) times, every other row 12 (14, 13, 13, 11, 11) times – 16 (17, 16, 18, 18, 19) sts. Work even until raglans measure 9 (9½, 10, 10½, 11, 11 1/2) in. [23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm]. Bind off.


LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 18 (22, 22, 26, 30, 30) sts. Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing until piece measures 3 in [7.5 cm] from beg. Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS):
Knit, inc 2 (1, 3, 2, 0, 3) sts evenly spaced across – 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row (RS): K 9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) sts for body and slip to a holder. Work even in St st on remaining 11 sts (pocket facing) for 9 in. [23 cm], end with a RS row. Slip sts to a second holder. Cut yarn. From RS, slip sts from first holder onto needle, cast on 11 sts – 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. [23 cm] above 11 cast-on sts, end with a WS row.
Next Row:
K 9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22), bind off 11 sts. Cut yarn. Join yarn and purl across 11 sts of pocket facing and 9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) body sts – 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even until piece measures 15½ (16, 16, 16½, 16½, 17) in. [39 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Raglan and Neck Shaping
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 5 sts for raglan edge, k to end of row – 15 (18, 20, 23, 25, 28) sts. Continue in St st, dec 1 st at raglan edge every row 0 (0, 4, 6, 10, 12) times, every other row 12 (14, 13, 13, 11, 11) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when raglan measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm), end with a RS row. Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next row once, then bind off 0 (1, 0, 1, 1, 1) st at same edge once.

RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping and pocket placement. With smaller needles, cast on 18 (22, 22, 26, 30, 30) sts. Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing until piece measures 3 in (7.5 cm) from beg. Change to larger needles.
Next Row (RS): Knit, inc 2 (1, 3, 2, 0, 3) sts evenly spaced across - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row (RS): K11, slip rem sts to a holder for body. Work even in St st on 11 sts rem on needle (pocket facing) for 9 in. (23 cm), end with a RS row. Slip sts to a second holder. Cut yarn. Cast on 11 sts onto empty needle. From RS, k9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) body sts from holder – 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off first 11 sts, k9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22).
Next Row (WS): P9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22), purl across 11 sts of pocket facing - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in. (39 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Raglan and Neck Shaping
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 5 sts for raglan edge, p to end of row - 15 (18, 20, 23, 25, 28) sts. Continue in St st, dec 1 st at raglan edge every row 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) times, every other row 12 (14, 15, 15, 15, 15) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when raglan measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm), end with a RS row. Bind off 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next row once, then bind off 0 (1, 0, 1, 1, 1) st at same edge once.


SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 26 (26, 26, 30, 30, 30) sts. Work in k 2, p 2 ribbing for 3 in. [7.5 cm]. Change to larger needles. Continue in St st, inc 1 st each side every 4th row 10 times – 46 (46, 46, 50, 50, 50) sts. Work even until Sleeve measures 17½ (18, 18, 18½, 18 1/2, 19) in. [44.5 (46, 46, 47, 47, 48.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.

Raglan Shaping
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 36 (36, 36, 40, 40, 40) sts. Dec 1 st each side every other row 12 (12, 12, 14, 14, 14) times – 12 sts. Work even until raglan measures 9 (9½, 10, 10½, 11, 11½) in. [23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm]. Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew raglan seams. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew edges of pockets to WS of Fronts.

Hood
From RS, with circular needle, pick up and k 45 (45, 50, 52, 54, 56) sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Work in St st for 11 in. [28 cm].

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of following 2 rows.

At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11) sts – 17 (17, 20, 22, 22, 24) sts. Work even for 5 (5, 5½, 5½, 6, 6) in. [12.5 (12.5, 14, 14, 15, 15) cm] for top of hood. Bind off. Sew bound-off edges of hood to top.

Edging
From RS, with circular needle, pick up and k 200 (200, 208, 212, 216, 216) sts along Right Front, hood, and Left Front edges. Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 3 in [7.5 cm]. Bind off in rib.

Pocket Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k 26 sts along pocket edge. Work in k 2, p 2 rib for 3 in [7.5 cm]. Bind off in rib. Sew sides of edging to RS of front. Rep for second pocket.

Button Loops (make 5)
Mark the position of 5 loops evenly spaced along Left Front edge with top loop 1 in. [2.5 cm] below neck edge.
With crochet hook, chain 43. Fasten off.
Fold chain in half and sew to Left Front edge, across ribbed edge, having 1 in. [2.5 cm] extend over Front edge. Sew buttons opposite loops.
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
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.7 (based on 11 reviews)
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Need help with the hood. Reviewed by Binh on 2014-01-12 ***
I also have problem with the hood. I have way more than 45 stitches. After I randomly remove some of the stitches, I ended up with 55. Even then, the hood is huge and I must be missing something because my hood has ears when sewed as instructed. I need more help!


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