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Home : Patterns : Weekend Retreat Cardi
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Weekend Retreat Cardi

Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
Pattern #: 81016AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 28 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 35 (38, 41, 44, 48) in. (89 (96.5, 104, 112, 122) cm)
Finished Length 14 (15 1/2, 17 1/2, 19, 20 1/2) in. (35.5 (39.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52) 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: None
 

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This simple cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down. This classic design makes it easy to customize, from cables to buttons and more!
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Recycled Cotton

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 482-125: Recycled Cotton Yarn: Pebble Beach
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Recycled Cotton
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Recycled Cotton (Article #482). 74% Recycled Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 2% Other Fiber    ; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  482-125 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Pebble Beach
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$ 15.57 (4,5,6,6) 
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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 knitting needle size 6 (4.25 mm), 29 in. (74 cm) long
  • Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm) long
 

Weekend Retreat Cardi

Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needle. 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:

K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from *, ending k2.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Repeat Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:

Cardigan is worked back and forth on a circular needle in one piece from the neck down.


BODY
With smaller needle, cast on 86 (90, 98, 102, 106) sts, Work in k2, p2 Rib for 2 in. (5 cm), inc 2 (4, 2, 4, 6) sts evenly spaced on last WS row – 88 (94, 100, 106, 112) sts. Change to larger needle.
Shape Body
Row 1 (RS): K 14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k 1, place marker for right front, yo, k 14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k 1, place marker for sleeve, yo, k 28 (30, 32, 34, 36), yo, k 1, place marker for back, yo, k 14 (15, 16, 17, 18), yo, k 1, place marker for sleeve, yo, k 14 (15, 16, 17, 18) for left front – 96 (102, 108, 114, 120) sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K 15 (16, 17, 18, 19), yo, k 1, yo, k 16 (17, 18, 19, 20), yo, k 1, yo, k 30 (32, 34, 36, 38), yo, k 1, yo, k 16 (17, 18, 19, 20), yo, k 1, yo, k 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) – 104 (110, 116, 122, 128) sts.
Row 5: K 16 (17, 18, 19, 20), yo, k 1, yo, k 18 (19, 20, 21, 22), yo, k 1, yo, k 32 (34, 36, 38, 40), yo, k 1, yo, k 18 (19, 20, 21, 22), yo, k 1, yo, k 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) – 112 (118, 124, 130, 136) sts.
Continue in St st, working yo before and after marked k 1 st as established on every RS row for a total of 24 (26, 28, 30, 32) times – 280 (302, 324, 346, 368) sts.
Divide For Body
Next Row (RS): K 37 (40, 43, 46, 49) sts for right front, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts for sleeve and slip sts to stitch holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 74 (80, 86, 92, 98) sts for back, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts for sleeve and slip sts to stitch holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k 37 (40, 43, 46, 49) sts for left front.
Next Row (WS): Purl across all sts on needle, joining left front, back and right front sections – 148 (160, 172, 184, 196) sts. Work in St st until piece measures 3 1/2 (4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2) in. (9 (11.5, 14, 16.5, 19) cm) from under arm, ending with a WS row, dec 2 sts evenly spaced on last row. Change to smaller needles and work in k2, p2 Rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm). Bind off.
Sleeve (make 2)
Slip 60 (65, 70, 75, 80) sts from stitch holder to smaller needle. Work in k2, p2 Rib, dec 2 (3, 0, 1, 2) sts evenly spaced across first row – 58 (62, 70, 74, 78) sts. Work in k2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows. Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew sleeve and underarm seams.
Front bands
From RS, with smaller needle, pick up and k 78 (86, 94, 106, 114) sts along front edge. Work in k2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows. Bind off. Rep on opposite front edge.


 
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
yo = yarn over  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 28 reviews)
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Weekend Retreat Cardi Reviewed by Stephanie Dub on 2013-11-02 *****
I've tried several times to make a sweater for myself in the past but this is the first pattern that I found that was a success. My completed project has earned me lots of compliments. Love the top-down construction and hope Lion Brand posts more top down patterns in the future.


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