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Free Knitting Pattern: One-Button Cardigan

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Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
Pattern #: 899
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished bust: 40 (44, 46, 51, 53, 58) in.
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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One-Button Cardigan

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton

GAUGE:

14 sts = 3 inches in pat st. 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:

PATTERN (multiple of 8 sts plus 5):
Row 1 (RS):
K.
Row 2: P.
Row 3: K 1, p 3, *k 5, p 3; rep from * across, end k 1.
Row 4: P 1, k 3, *p 5, k 3; rep from * across, end p 1.
Row 5: K 1, yo, k3tog, yo, *k 5, yo, k3tog, yo; rep from * across, end k 1.
Rows 6 & 8: P.
Row 7: K.
Row 9: K 5, *p 3, k 5; rep from * across.
Row 10: P 5, *k 3, p 5; rep from * across.
Row 11: K 5, *yo, k3tog, yo, k 5; rep from * across.
Row 12: P.
Rep Rows 1-12 for pat.


SWEATER
BACK

Cast on 93 (101, 109, 117, 125, 133) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 6 rows. Beg with Row 1, work even in pat until piece meas approx 25 (26, 27, 28, 29, 30) in. from beg.
Last row:
Bind off 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts, work 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49) sts and sl on a holder, bind off rem 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 45 (53, 53, 61, 61, 69) sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 6 rows. Beg with Row 1, work even in pat until piece meas 16 (16½, 17, 17 1/2, 18, 18½) in. from beg.
Shape V-neck
Keeping to pat, dec 1 st at center Front on next row, then every 4 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) rows 12 (18, 16, 22, 20, 26) times -- 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts. Work even until piece meas same as Back to shoulders. Bind off rem sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work to correspond to Left Front, rev shaping.

SLEEVES
Cast on 39 sts. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 6 rows. Work even in pat inc 6 sts evenly spaced across Row 1 -- 45 sts. Cont in pat inc 1 st at each end every 5 (4, 4, 4, 3, 3) rows 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) times working added sts into pat -- 85 (89, 93, 97, 101, 105) sts. Work even in pat until Sleeve mea 20 (20, 20, 21, 21, 22) in. from beg or desired length. Bind off loosely.

FINISHING
Left Front Band

With RS facing, pick up and k 109 (113, 117, 121, 125, 129) sts evenly along Left Front center edge. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 6 rows. Bind off in rib. Sew Right front to Back at shoulder.
Right Front Band
With RS facing, pick up and k 145 (149, 153, 157, 161, 165) sts evenly along Right Front center edge and Back of neck. Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 6 rows. Bind off in rib.
Sew Left Front to Back shoulder and rib. Make a ch-5 buttonloop on Right Front at beg of V-neck shaping. Sew on button opp buttonloop. Mark Front and Back at side edges 9 (9¼, 9½, 10, 10½, 11) in. down from shoulder seams for Sleeve placement. Sew Sleeves bet markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
pat = pattern rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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One-Button Cardigan Reviewed by sharon carbone on 2012-07-14 ****
Sharon 7-14-12

I just finished this sweater.I also have loops where the YO stitch is. The pattern made a very pretty sweater.


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