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Home : Patterns : Fresh-Picked Color 3/4-Sleeve Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Fresh-Picked Color 3/4-Sleeve Cardigan

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: 70807AD
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 34 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE:

S (M, L) 6-8 yrs (9-10 yrs, 11-12 yrs)
Finished Chest 28 (30, 32) in. (71 (76, 81.5) cm) buttoned
Finished Length 10 (12, 12) in. (25.5 (30.5, 30.5) cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 30, 2012)
BODY
Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
Work in Seed st to marker, p24 (26, 28) sts (right left front), bind off 6 sts, p55 (57, 61) sts (back), bind off 6 sts, p24 (26, 28) sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st (left right front) – 113 (119, 127) sts. Place sts on a holder.
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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A larger version of our toddlers' eyelet yoke sweater, this cute cropped sweater is perfect for any girl.

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Cotton-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 830-195: Cotton-Ease Yarn: Azalea
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Cotton-Ease®
Almond Snow Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Plum
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*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 24 in. (60 cm)
1 button 7/8 in. (22 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread
 

Fresh-Picked Color 3/4-Sleeve Cardigan

Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

17 sts + 25 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:

Seed Stitch (over odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across, end with k1.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:

Body and Sleeves are worked back and forth on circular needle to armhole, then joined and worked in one piece for yoke. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.

Editor's Note: This sweater is cropped and has 3/4 length sleeves. The sweater in displayed photograph is slightly oversized.



BODY
Cast on 125 (131, 139) sts. Working back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles, work 6 rows in Seed st.
Next Row (WS): Work first 5 sts in Seed st as established for left front band, place marker, p to last 5 sts, place marker, work last 5 sts in Seed st for right front band.
Next Row: Work in Seed st to marker, k to next marker, work last 5 sts in Seed st. Continue as established, keeping 5 sts at the beg and end of each row in Seed st for front bands, and rem sts in St st, until piece measures 3 1/2 (5, 5) in. (9 (12.5, 12.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS): Work in Seed st to marker, p24 (26, 28) sts (left front), bind off 6 sts, p55 (57, 61) sts (back), bind off 6 sts, p24 (26, 28) sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st (right front) – 113 (119, 127) sts. Place sts on a holder.
SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 35 (35, 37) sts. Work 6 rows in Seed st. Beg with a WS row, continue in St st, increase 1 st at each end every 8th row 6 (7, 7) times – 47 (49, 51) sts. Work even in St st until Sleeve measures 9 (11, 12) in. (23 (28, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, Place rem 39 (41, 43) sts on a holder.

Yoke
With RS facing, place sts from holders back onto needle in the following order: Right Front, Sleeve, Back, Sleeve, Left Front – 191 (201, 213) sts.
Next Row (RS): Keeping 5 sts for front bands in Seed st, and rem sts in St st as established, dec 1 (1, 3) st(s) evenly spaced across row – 190 (200, 210) sts. Work 3 (5, 5) more rows, thus ending with a WS row.
Shape Yoke
Row 1 (RS): Working first and last 5 sts in Seed st as established, knit.
Row 2: Rep Row 1.
Row 3 (Eyelet Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st.
Row 4: Rep Row 1.
Row 5 (Dec Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *k3, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st – 154 (162, 170) sts.
Row 6: Working first and last 5 sts in Seed st as established, purl.
Rows 7–10: Rep Rows 1–4.
Rows 11: Rep Row 1.
Row 12: Rep Row 6.
Rows 13–16: Rep Rows 1–4.
Row 17 (Dec Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *k2, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st – 118 (124, 130) sts.
Rows 18–28: Rep Rows 6–16.
Row 29 (Dec Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st – 82 (86, 90) sts.
Row 30: Rep Row 6.
Row 31: Working first and last 5 sts in Seed st as established, k rem sts and dec 7 (11, 13) sts evenly spaced between Seed st bands – 75 (75, 77) sts.
Row 32: Rep Row 6.
Rows 33 and 34: Work in Seed st.
Row 35 (Buttonhole Row): K1, p1, yo, k2tog, work in Seed st to end of row.
Rows 36–38: Rep Row 33. Bind off.

FINISHING Sew Sleeve and underarm seams. Sew button opposite buttonhole. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 34 reviews)
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Fresh-Picked Color 3/4-Sleeve Cardigan Reviewed by caroline mccullough on 2013-01-19 ***
This was my first sweater after knitting many hats and scarves. I did NOT find it easy. The pattern assumes the knitter knows what they are doing. Be sure to have a row counter and you will really need to concentrate when you are doing the yoke. Sweater is really pretty but I can tell where the seams of the underarms are. It just said to sew sleeves and underarms but there just seems to be no neat easy way to do that. It was also difficult putting the body and the arms on one long circular needle. It was tough knitting after they were all joined. This is not a first or beginner sweater.


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