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Home : Patterns : Waterford Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Waterford Cardigan

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«
Pattern #: 70550AD

Wrap up in your new favorite cardigan. This knit has all of the comfort of a cozy sweater with a great mod flair.

Rating: *****4.6 (based on 17 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Bust 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) in. (96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm)
Finished Length 32 (33, 33, 33 34) in. (81.5 (84, 84, 84, 86.5) 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: (applied Aug 21, 2013)
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side).
Gauge = 9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) NOTE: Due to the size and weight of the piece, the gauge on this finished Cardigan will change slightly from the gauge obtained by doing a small swatch. The gauge on the finished pieces (reflected in the measurements shown on the schematics) will be closer to 8 sts = 4 in. (10 cm).
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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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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•  640-124 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Barley
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Additional Materials
4 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
 

Waterford Cardigan

Lion Brand« Wool-Ease« Thick & Quick«

GAUGE:

9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) NOTE: Due to the size and weight of the piece, the gauge on this finished Cardigan will change slightly from the gauge obtained by doing a small swatch. The gauge on the finished pieces (reflected in the measurements shown on the schematics) will be closer to 8 sts = 4 in. (10 cm).

NOTES:

Cardigan is worked in one piece beginning at lower back.


CARDIGAN
Cast on 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) stitches. Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) for 8 rows for edging. Change to Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) and work until piece measures 24 in. (61 cm) from beginning, end with a wrong side row.
Shape Sleeves
Next Row (right side):
Knit 38 (42, 46, 50, 54), cast on 18 stitches - 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) stitches.
Next Row: Purl 56 (60, 64, 68, 72), cast on 18 stitches - 74 (78, 82, 86, 90) stitches.
Continue in Stockinette stitch until Sleeve measures 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) in. (15 (18, 18, 18, 20.5) cm), end with a right side row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (wrong side):
Purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34), knit 22 for neck edging, purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34).
Next Row: Knit.
Repeat last 2 rows 3 times.
Divide for Fronts
Next Row (wrong side):
Purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34), knit 5, slip these 31 (33, 35, 37, 39) stitches to a stitch holder for Left Front, bind off 12 stitches for back neck; knit 5, purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34).
Continue on 31 (33, 35, 37, 39) stitches just worked for Right Front.
Right Front
Next Row (right side):
Knit 31 (33, 35, 37, 39).
Next Row: Knit 5, purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34).
Repeat last 2 rows for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a wrong side row.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (right side):
Knit 31 (33, 35, 37, 39), cast on 17 stitches - 48 (50, 52, 54, 56) stitches.
Row 2: Knit 22, purl to end of row.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit 2, bind off 2 stitches for buttonhole, knit 14, bind off 2 stitches for 2nd buttonhole, knit 2, purl to end of row.
Row 5: Knit, cast on 2 stitches over each set of bound-off stitches of previous row.
Rows 6 and 8: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 7 and 9: Knit.
NOTE: Before continuing on the Right Front, read the section below that begins with ***.
Row 10: Knit 5, purl to end of row.
Rows 11-18: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.
Row 19: Knit to last 4 stitches, bind off 2 stitches (buttonhole), knit 2.
Row 20: Knit 2, cast on 2 stitches, knit 1, purl to end of row.
Rows 21-30: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.
Rows 31 and 32:Repeat Rows 19 and 20.

***AND AT THE SAME TIME, when Sleeve measures 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) in. (40.5 (46, 46, 46, 51) cm), end with a wrong side row.
Shape Body
Next Row (right side):
Bind off 18 stitches for Sleeve, knit to end of row.
Continue to work in Stockinette st, keeping 5 stitches at front edge in Garter stitch, until piece measures 22 in. (56 cm) from Sleeve bind-off row. Knit 8 rows for Garter edging. Bind off.

Left Front
Slip stitches from stitch holder back onto needle and join yarn.
Next Row (right side): Knit.
Next Row: Purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34), knit 5.
Repeat last 2 rows for 3 in. (7.5 cm), end with a right side row.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (wrong side):
Purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34), knit 5, cast on 17 stitches - 48 (50, 52, 54, 56) stitches.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Purl 26 (28, 30, 32, 34), knit to end of row.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 three times.
Next Row (right side): Knit.
Next Row: Purl to last 5 stitches, knit 5. Repeat last 2 rows until Sleeve measures 16 (18, 18, 18, 20) in. (40.5 (46, 46, 46, 51) cm), end with a right side row.
Shape Body
Next Row:
Bind off 18 stitches, purl to last 5 stitches, knit 5.
Continue to work in Stockinette stitch, keeping 5 stitches at front edge in Garter stitch, until piece measures same as Right Front to Garter edging. Knit 8 rows. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sleeve Edging

From right side, pick up and knit about 32 (36, 36, 36, 40) stitches evenly spaced along wrist edge of Sleeve. Knit 8 rows. Bind off. Repeat on other Sleeve.
Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.


 


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 17 reviews)
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Waterford Cardigan Reviewed by Kapunahele on 2011-12-29 ****
This is an easy pattern to follow. I made it in about a week using two weekends and the evenings in between. I shortened the over all length just a little and lengthened the sleeves and it looks fantastic. My only problem with the pattern was that it tells you to bind off two stitches to make the button holes and then to use 1" buttons. I had to get 1.5" buttons and still, the button holes are just a little big. If I were to make this again, I'd probably just bind off one stitch for each button hole and then at the end, figure out the right size button to use. It's also a bit heavy so there is a good deal of pull on the top corner button. That and the button holes are the reasons I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5. Otherwise this is a pretty, very warm sweater that I'll definitely be wearing.


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