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Home : Patterns : Sideways Yoke Cardigan

Free Knitting Pattern: Sideways Yoke Cardigan

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Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L0071

The yoke and sleeves of this sweater are knit in one piece, then stitches for the back and fronts are picked up along the edge of the yoke and knit.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Newborn

Newborn to 6 months
Finished Chest 20 in. (51 cm), with fronts overlapped

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 24, 2014)
Divide for Neck
Working over 18 right front yoke sts only, k 3 rows.
Bind off.
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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*Superwash Merino Cashmere (Article #821). 72% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere    ; package size: 1.40oz/40.00 gr. (87yds/80m) pull skeins

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Sideways Yoke Cardigan

Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere


17 sts + 36 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row).

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

Beg at wrist edge of sleeve, cast on 36 sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) from beg. Place marker at each end of last row for placement of back and fronts.
Continue in Garter st until piece measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from markers.

Divide for Neck
K18; join a 2nd ball of yarn and k18. Knit both sets of 18 sts at the same time using separate strands of yarn until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg of neck divide.
Next Row: K18 (for right front yoke), slip 18 sts to a holder (for back yoke); leave yarn attached to back yoke for later use.
Working over 18 right front yoke sts only, k 3 rows.
Bind off.

Cast on 18 sts (for left front yoke).
K 3 rows.

Join Left Front and Back Yokes
Next Row:
Knit across 18 left front yoke sts; using yarn attached to back yoke, knit across back yoke sts (from holder).
Working left front and back yoke sts at the same time, with separate strands of yarn, continue in Garter st until neck opening measures about 5 in. (12.5 cm).
Next (Joining) Row: Join left front yoke to back yoke by knitting across all 36 sts with the same ball of yarn.
Cut 2nd ball of yarn.
Continue in Garter st on these 36 sts until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from joining row. Place marker at each end of last row for placement of back and fronts.
Work in Garter st until piece measures 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) from markers. Bind off.

With RS facing, pick up and k43 sts evenly spaced between markers along edge of back yoke.
Work in Garter st for 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm). Bind off.

With RS facing, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced along one front yoke edge, between marker and center front yoke edge. Work in Garter st until same length as back. Bind off.
Repeat on other side.

Fold piece in half along shoulders. Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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