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Home : Patterns : Forever Classic Heirloom Cables Adult Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Forever Classic Heirloom Cables Adult Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 60687AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

S (M, L, 1X)
Finished Chest
42 (46, 48, 54) in. (106.5 (117, 122, 137) cm)
Finished Length 30 (30½, 31, 31½) in. (76 (77.5, 78.5, 80) 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:  Vogue Knitting
CORRECTIONS: (applied )
LEFT FRONT … Shape Armhole Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next RS row. work to last 2 sts, knit 2 sts together. Continue to work neck decreases as established. AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 4 (5, 7, 8) times – 33 (35, 36, 37) sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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The V-neck cardigan he'll want to wear everyday, in an easy-care yarn so he can! Also available in Fisherman colorway.

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Color (A)
Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-098: Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
Click here for larger swatch
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
Wool-Ease®
Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom
White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather
   balls
$ 42.21 (10, 11, 12) 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
6 buttons ¾ in. (19 mm) diameter
 

Forever Classic Heirloom Cables Adult Cardigan

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

2/3 RC (2 over 3 right cross) Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then p2 from cable needle.
3/2 LC (3 over 2 left cross) Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold front, p2, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib
Row 1 (RS):

K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

Cable Panel (worked over 26 sts)
Row 1 (RS):

P3, k3, p4, k6, p4, k3, p3.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: K3, p3, k4, p6, k4, p3, k3.
Row 3: P3, k3, p4, 3/3 LC, p4, k3, p3.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: P3, 3/2 LC, p2, k6, p2, 2/3 RC, p3.
Row 8: K5, p3, k2, p6, k2, p3, k5.
Row 9: P5, 3/2 LC, 3/3 LC, 2/3 RC, p5.
Row 10: K7, p12, k7.
Row 11: P7, (3/3 RC) twice, p7.
Row 12: Rep Row 10.
Row 13: P5, 2/3 RC, 3/3 LC, 3/2 LC, p5.
Row 14: Rep Row 8.
Row 15: P3, 2/3 RC, p2, k6, p2, 3/2 LC p3.
Row 16: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-16 for Cable Panel.


BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 101 (109, 117, 125) sts.
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1½ in (4 cm), ending with a WS row, inc 21 (23, 23, 23) sts evenly across last row – 122 (132, 140, 148) sts.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P12 (17, 21, 25), *k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts; rep from * twice more, k5, p12 (17, 21, 25).
Row 2: K12 (17, 21, 25), *p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts; rep from * twice more, p5, k12 (17, 21, 25).
Continue in pattern as established until work measures 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Maintaining pattern as established, bind off 5 (6, 7, 8) sts beg next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each edge every other row 4 (5, 7, 8) times more – 104 (110, 112, 116) sts.
Continue until armhole measures 10 (10½, 11, 11½) in. (25.5 (26.5, 28, 29) cm), ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders and Neck
Next Row:

Bind off 11 (12, 12, 12) sts, work until there are 25 (26, 27, 28) sts on right-hand needle for right shoulder, join a second ball of yarn and bind off center 32 (34, 34, 36) sts for neck, work remaining stitches for left shoulder.
Next Row: Working both shoulders at the same time, with separate balls of yarn, bind off 11 (12, 12, 12) sts for left shoulder, work to last 2 sts, dec 1 st for neck, working on right shoulder sts, dec 1 st for neck, work remaining sts for right shoulder.
Continue to bind off 11 (12, 12, 12) sts at each shoulder edge once, then 11 (11, 12, 13) sts once. AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at each neck edge twice more.


LEFT FRONT

With smaller needles, cast on 51 (53, 57, 63) sts. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 1½ in (4 cm), ending with a WS row, inc 6 (8, 8, 8) sts evenly across last row – 57 (61, 65, 71) sts.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P12 (17, 21, 25), k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, k5, p9 (8, 8, 10).
Row 2: K9 (8, 8, 10), p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, p5, k12, (17, 21, 25).
Continue to work in pattern as established until piece measures 8 rows less than Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape Front Neck

Working in pattern as established, dec 1 st at end of RS rows (neck edge) every 4th row 12 (12, 12, 15) times, then every 6th row 3 times. AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures same length as Back to armhole, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole

Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8) sts at beg of next RS row
Continue to work neck decreases as established. AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 4 (5, 7, 8) times – 33 (35, 36, 37) sts.
Continue to work until piece measures same length as Back to shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder

Bind off 11 (12, 12, 12) sts at beg of RS rows twice, then 11 (11, 12, 13) sts once.

RIGHT FRONT

Work k1, p1 Rib as for Left Front.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P9 (8, 8, 10), k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, k5, p12 (17, 21, 25).
Row 2: K12 (17, 21, 25), p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, p5, k9 (8, 8, 10).
Continue to work in pattern as established and work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.


SLEEVE (make 2)

With smaller needles, cast on 41 (43, 43, 45) sts. Work k1, p1 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm), inc 11 sts evenly across last row – 52 (54, 54, 56) sts.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (RS): P8 (9, 9, 10), k5, work Row 1 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, k5, p8 (9, 9, 10).
Row 2: K8 (9, 9, 10), p5, work Row 2 of Cable Panel across next 26 sts, p5, k8 (9, 9, 10).
Work in pattern as established, inc 1 st each edge every 6th row 15 (15, 16, 16) times, working new sts in Reverse St st – 82 (84, 86, 88) sts.
Continue until Sleeve measures 17 (18, 18, 18) in. (43 (45.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Cap

Bind off 2 (3, 3, 4) sts beg next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each edge every other row 8 (10, 12, 14) times, then every row 25 (23, 21, 19) times. Bind off remaining 12 (12, 14, 14) sts.</p


FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Button and Buttonhole Band

With smaller needles, cast on 9 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, (p1, k1) 3 times, k1.
Row 2: (K1, p1) 4 times, k1.
Rep last 2 rows until band, when slightly stretched, measures same as Left Front edge to beg of front neck shaping. Sew band in place as you knit. Mark positions for 6 buttons on band with first button½ in. (1.5 cm) below beg of Front shaping, last button½ in. (1.5 cm) above lower edge, and remaining 4 buttons spaced evenly in between. Continue to work piece to fit around neck and down Right Front, sewing in place as you knit and working buttonholes to correspond to markers as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K2, p1, bind off 2 sts, k1, p1, k2.
Row 2: Work as established casting on 2 sts over bound-off sts.
Bind off in rib. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl 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: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Made this into a vest! Reviewed by Bonita L Pennington on 2010-11-03 *****
I was looking for a vest pattern when I came across this pattern. I loved the look and in looking over the pattern, saw that I could leave off the sleeves and replace them with ribbing bands make this into the vest I was looking for. I used the Wool Ease Wheat and love the finished look of this vest! I did a knit on button band rather than knitting the band separately and then stitching it on. I love the finish, although will change to a two needle cast off the next time I try this. I did have some challenges at the shoulders --- I should have paid better attention to detail and finished in the same place for front and back.

I thought the pattern was well-written and I had no trouble with the cable pattern, once I got it into my memory and could knit in public with no problem (and always got folks who were interested and hoping it was for them! ;-) On to my next project (color blocked vest --- using 9 colors of Wool Ease!)


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