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Free Knitting Pattern: Peplum Cardigan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80347AD
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X

Finished Bust 36 (38, 40, 42) in. (91.5 (96.5, 101.5, 106.5) cm)
Finished Length 25 (25 1/2, 27, 27 1/2) in. (63.5 (65, 68.5, 70) 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 Jan 23, 2013)
Sleeve chart corrected.
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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•  860-124 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Toffee
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$ 30.73 (8, 9, 10) 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long
Three buttons, 1 3/4 in. (44 mm) diameter
Three large (size 10) snaps
 

Peplum Cardigan

Lion Brand« Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in bodice pattern stitch;
17 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in peplum and sleeve pattern stitches.

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:

skp Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch – 1 st dec.

sk2pSlip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over k2tog – 2 sts dec.

Daisy Stitch
Row 1:
Insert the point of right needle into the 3rd st to the left at 4 rows below (Row 1 of Daisy st) and draw through a long lp, leave lp on right needle, k2, make a 2nd lp in same st, k3, make a 3rd lp in same st.
Row 2: P tog first long lp with next st, p1, p tog next st with 2nd long lp, p1, p tog next st with 3rd long lp.

NOTES:

Cardigan is worked back and forth using circular needle to accommodate large number of sts.



PEPLUM
With circular needle, cast on 208 (218, 228, 238) sts.
Row 1 (WS): P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2: Sl 2 wyib, p1, k to last 3 sts, p1, sl 2 wyib.
Row 3: P2, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p2.
Row 4: Sl 2 wyib, p1, p to last 3 sts, p1, sl 2 wyib.
Row 5: Rep Row 3.
Rows 6 (RS)–9: Rep Rows 2 and 3 twice.
Row 10: Sl 2 wyib, p1, k1, *work Row 1 of Daisy st, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, p1, sl 2 wyib.
Row 11: P2, k1, p1, *p5, work Row 2 of Daisy st; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k1, p2.
Rows 12–15: Rep Rows 6–9.
Row 16: Sl 2 wyib, p1, k1, * k5, work Row 1 of Daisy st; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, p1, sl 2 wyib.
Row 17: P2, k1, p1, *work Row 2 of Daisy st, p5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k1, p2.
Rep Rows 6–17 until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) from beg, ending with Row 11 or 17.
Sizes S (1X) only:
Next Row (RS): Sl 2 wyib, p1, k1, k2tog, (k1, k2tog) to last 4 sts, k1, p1, sl 2 wyib—141 (161) sts.
Size M only:
Next Row (RS): Sl 2 wyib, p1, k1, (k1, k2tog) to last 4 sts, k1, p1, sl 2 wyib—148 sts.
Size L only:
Next Row (RS): Sl 2 wyib, p1, k2, (k1, k2tog) to last 4 sts, k1, p1, sl 2 wyib—155 sts.
Bind off.

BODICE
With circular needle and WS facing, pick up and k 109 (117, 125, 133) sts evenly spaced across bound off edge of Peplum.
Row 1 (RS): (K1, p1) into the first st, k to last 8 sts, (p1, k1) 4 times – 110 (118, 126, 134) sts.
Row 2 (WS): (P1, k1) 4 times, p to last 2 sts, k1, p1.
Row 3: K1, (p1, k1) into next st, k to last 8 sts, (p1, k1) 4 times – 111 (119, 127, 135) sts.
Row 4: (P1, k1) 4 times, p to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1. With RS facing, place 4 markers on the needle, one after the 26th (28th, 30th, 32nd) st, one after the 30th (32nd, 34th, 36th) st, one after the 76th (82nd, 88th, 94th) st, and one after the 80th (86th, 92nd, 98th) st.
Row 5: (K1, p1, k1) into first st, p1, (k1, p1) into next st, k2, yo, skp, *k to next marker, sl marker, yo, k to next marker, yo, sl marker; rep from * once more, k to last 12 sts, k2tog, yo, k2, (p1, k1) 4 times – 118 (126, 134, 142) sts.
Row 6: (P1, k1) 4 times, p to last 6 sts, (k1, p1) 3 times.
Row 7: K1, (p1, k1) twice, (p1, k1, p1) into next st, k to last 8 sts, (p1, k1) 4 times – 120 (128, 136, 144) sts.
Row 8: (P1, k1) 4 times, p to last 8 sts, (k1, p1) 4 times.
Inc Row (RS): (K1, p1) 4 times, k2, yo, skp, *k to next marker, sl marker, yo, k to next marker, yo, sl marker; rep from * once more, k to last 12 sts, k2tog, yo, k2, (p1, k1) 4 times – 124 (132, 140, 148) sts.
Continue in established pattern, rep Inc Row every 4th row 7 (7, 8, 8) more times, then work one WS row – 152 (160, 172, 180) sts.
Remove all markers.
Shape Armhole and Separate for Fronts and Back
Place 2 markers on the needle for armholes, one after the 42nd (44th, 47th, 49th) st, and one after the 110th (116th, 125th, 131st) st.
Next Row (RS):*Work as established to 12 (12, 14, 14) sts before armhole marker, k2tog, yo, k6 (6, 7, 7), bind off 8 (8, 10, 10) sts removing armhole marker, k6 (6, 7, 7), yo, skp; rep from * once more, work as established to end – 38 (40, 42, 44) sts for each Front and 60 (64, 68, 72) sts for Back. Place Back and Right Front sts on holders.

LEFT FRONT
Row 1 (WS): Work even in pattern as established.
Row 2: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3) sts, work in pattern to end – 36 (38, 39, 41) sts.
Row 3: Work even in pattern as established.
Dec Row (RS): K3, yo, sk2p, work in pattern to end – 35 (37, 38, 40) sts.
Continue in pattern as established, rep Dec Row every 4th row 1 (3, 3, 3) more times – 34 (34, 35, 37) sts.
Sizes S and 1X only:
Rows 1–3 (WS): Work even in pattern as established.
Dec Row (RS): K3, yo, skp, work in pattern to end.
All sizes:
Next Row (WS): Work in pattern as established.
Shape Neck
Row 1 (RS): K to last 8 sts, sl these 8 sts to a holder (for front band), turn – 26 (26, 27, 29) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 4 sts, p to end – 22 (22, 23, 25) sts.
Row 3: K3, yo, sk2p, k to end – 21 (21, 22, 24) sts.
Row 4: Bind off 3 sts, p to end – 18 (18, 19, 21) sts.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Bind off 2 sts, p to end – 16 (16, 17, 19) sts.
Row 7: K3, yo, sk2p, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3 –15 (15, 16, 18) sts.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: K3, yo, sk2p, k to last 6 sts, k3tog, yo, k3 – 13 (13, 14, 16) sts.
Rows 12–14: Rep Rows 8–9.
Row 15: K3, yo, skp, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 16: Purl.
Rep Rows 13–16 until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in. (19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), ending with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 RS rows – 5 (5, 6, 6) sts.
Bind off.

BACK
With WS facing, place Back sts back onto circular needle and join yarn – 60 (64, 68, 72) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 2 (2, 2, 2) sts, p to end – 58 (62, 66, 70) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 2 (2, 2, 2) sts, k to end – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts.
Row 3: Purl.
Dec Row (RS): K3, yo, sk2p, k to last 6 sts, k3tog, yo, k3 – 54 (58, 62, 66) sts.
Continue in St st, rep Dec Row every 4th row 3 (5, 3, 1) more times – 48 (48, 56, 64) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row (RS): K3, yo, skp, k to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3.
Rep last 4 rows until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in. (19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm); end with a WS row. AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8) in. (16.5 (18, 19, 20.5) cm), end with a WS row and work as follows:
Mark center 4 sts.
Dec Row (RS): Work in pattern as established to center 4 sts, skp, k2tog, work in pattern to end – 46 (46, 54, 62) sts.
Next 3 Rows: Work even in pattern as established.
Next Row: Rep Dec Row – 44 (44, 52, 60) sts.
Shape Shoulders
Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 4 rows – 28 (28, 32, 40) sts.
Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 18 (18, 22, 28) sts.
Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT
With WS facing, place Right Front sts back onto circular needle and join yarn. Work as for Left Front reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With straight needles, cast on 44 (44, 46, 48) sts.
Knit 2 rows. Purl 3 rows.
Row 1 (RS): K2 (2, 3, 4), (work Row 1 of chart) 4 times, k2 (2, 3, 4).
Continue following chart through Row 16 and work edge sts in St st as established, then rep Row 1 once more.
Change to St st across all sts, and inc 1 st each side every 8th (8th, 7th, 6th) row 4 (6, 7, 8) times – 52 (56, 60, 64) sts.
Work even until piece measures 12 (12, 12 1/2, 13) in. (30.5 (30.5, 32, 33) cm) from beg.
Shape Sleeve Cap
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 44 (48, 52, 56) sts.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows – 36 (40, 44, 48) sts.
Dec Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, sk2p, k to last 6 sts, k3tog, yo, k3 – 34 (38, 42, 46) sts.
Continue in St st, rep Dec Row 1 every 4th row 2 (3, 4, 5) more times – 30 (32, 34, 36) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Dec Row 2 (RS): K3, yo, sk2p, k7 (8, 9, 10), skp, k2tog, k7 (8, 9, 10), k3tog, yo, k3 – 26 (28, 30, 32) sts.
Work even in St st for 3 rows.
Next Row: Rep Dec Row 2 – 22 (24, 26, 28) sts.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 18 (20, 22, 24) sts.
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 12 (14, 16, 18) sts.
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 4 (6, 8, 10) sts.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Neck Edging
With circular needle and beg with 8 sts of Right Front band on holder, k2, (k2tog) 3 times, pick up and k16 sts from Front neck edge, 20 (20, 20, 22) sts from Back neck edge, 16 sts from Left Front neck edge; working on 8 sts of Left Front band on stitch holder, (k2tog) 3 times, k2.
Purl 2 rows. Knit 1 row. Bind off.
Sew Sleeve seams. Sew in Sleeves.
Sew 3 buttons onto right front band, evenly spaced.
Sew on snaps behind (and opposite) the buttons to close the front.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
lp(s) = loop(s) p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back yo = yarn over


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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Peplum Cardigan Reviewed by Sue Davenport on 2013-06-06 ***
I really could not understand the Daisy Stitch from the pattern directions.
I found this blogspot with great pictures and it showed me what to do. Thanks to "Twist" for her great directions.
http://twistyarnshop.blogspot.com/2009/05/daisy-stitch.html


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