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Home : Patterns : Cables And Lace Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Cables And Lace Cardigan

Lion Brand« Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Alpaca Blend
Pattern #: L10162
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 37 (40, 42, 47, 49) in. (94 (101.5, 106.5, 119.5, 124.5) cm)
Finished Length 26 (26 1/2, 27 1/2, 28, 29) in. (66 (67.5, 70, 71, 73.5) cm), including ribbing
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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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Alpaca Blend

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5 buttons, 1 1/4 in. (32 mm) diameter
 

Cables And Lace Cardigan

Lion Brand« Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Alpaca Blend

GAUGE:

14-st cable = 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) over Cable Panel with larger needles;
14 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Lace Panel with larger needles. 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:

3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over)
A double decrease worked as follows:
1. Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.
2. Knit the next 2 sts together.
3. With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

PATTERN STITCHES
Cable Panel (over 14 sts)
Row 1 (RS):
K2, p2, k6, p2, k2.
Row 2: P2, k2, p6, k2, p2.
Rows 3-6: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Row 7: K2, p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k2.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Cable Panel.

K1, p1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1:
K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

Lace Panel (over odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS):
Purl.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, * yo, ssk; rep from * to end.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Lace Panel.

NOTES:

1. Read carefully through the entire pattern before beg. This design is for knitters who have experience with patterns that include the following:
a. Instructions to 'work as established.'
b. Instructions to work a second piece by reversing the shaping of the first piece.
c. Working both lace and cable patterns.
d. Modifying a pattern stitch when shaping is worked.
2. 'Work as established' means that you will have set up the pattern sts and/or shaping and from this point you will continue to work the sts as they have been set.
3. To 'reverse shaping', means that if shaping was worked at the beg of a RS row on the original piece, then work shaping at the beg of a WS row on the 'reverse' piece.
4. When working raglan shaping, you will need to decrease within the Lace pattern.
a. When working decreases, be certain that beg of row decreases keep the pattern st in line at the end of the Lace panel.
b. When working decreases, adjust end of row decreases by working St st (k on RS, p on WS) as needed.
5. Keep careful count of which row you are on.
6. Stitch markers are used to separate Cable Panels and Lace Panels. Slip markers as you come to them.
7. Ribbing along the pocket tops and at lower edge of Back, Fronts and Sleeves is worked after pieces have been knit.
8. Because of the differences in gauge between Lace and Cable panels, knit pieces will need to be blocked before seaming or adding ribbed bands.
9. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue in the patterns as you have established them, without increasing or decreasing.

BACK
Note:
Ribbing at lower edge of Back is picked up and worked after Back has been completed.
With larger needles, cast on 79 (83, 87, 95, 99) sts.
Row 1 (Set-Up Row - RS): P1, k2; p15 (17, 19, 21, 23) (for Row 1 of Lace Panel), place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Cable Panel, pm; p15 (15, 15, 19, 19) (for Row 1 of Lace Panel), pm; work Row 1 of Cable Panel, pm; p15 (17, 19, 21, 23) (for Row 1 of Lace Panel); k2, p1.
Slip markers as you come to them.
Continue in patterns as established until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 of Lace Panel.
Note: End with a Row 2 means that the last row you work should be a Row 2, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a Row 3.
Decrease Row (RS): P1, k2; sk2p, *yo, ssk; rep from * to next marker (for Lace Panel), slip marker (sm); work Cable Panel, sm; k1, **yo, ssk; rep from ** to next marker (for Lace Panel), sm; work Cable Panel, sm; k1, ***yo, ssk; rep from *** to last 5 sts (for Lace Panel), k3tog, k1, p1 - 75 (79, 83, 91, 95) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established until piece measures 13 in. (33 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 71 (75, 79, 87, 91) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established until piece measures 16 in. (40.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armholes
Rows 1 and 2:
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of row, work in patterns as established to end of row - 63 (67, 71, 77, 81) sts at the end of Row 2.
Row 3: K2, work in patterns as established to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: P2, work in patterns as established to last 2 sts, p2.
Decrease Row: K3, sk2p, work in patterns as established to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2 - 59 (63, 67, 73, 77) sts at the end of this row.
Keeping first and last 2 sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS), work in patterns as established for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 55 (59, 63, 69, 73) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) more times - 31 (31, 31, 33, 33) sts rem.
Next Row: K2, work in patterns as established to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Decrease Row - 27 (27, 27, 29, 29) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
Bind off rem 19 (19, 19, 21, 21) sts.


LEFT FRONT
Note:
Ribbing at lower edge of Left Front is picked up and worked after Left Front has been completed.
With larger needles, cast on 37 (39, 41, 45, 47) sts.
Row 1 (RS) P1, k2; p19 (21, 23, 27, 29) (for Row 1 of Lace Panel), pm; work Row 1 of Cable Panel, p1.
Slip marker as you come to it.
Continue in patterns as established until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 of Lace Panel.
Decrease Row (RS): P1, k2; sk2p, *yo, ssk; rep from * to next marker, sm; work Cable Panel, p1 - 35 (37, 39, 43, 45) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established for 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Rep Decrease Row - 33 (35, 37, 41, 43) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established until piece measures 16 in. (40.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 of Cable Panel.
Shape Raglan Armhole and Neck
Row 1 (RS):
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, work in patterns as established to the last 4 sts, k2tog, k1, p1 - 28 (30, 32, 35, 37) sts at the end of this row. Place a marker at end of this row for beg neck.
Row 2: Work even in patterns as established.
Row 3: K2, work in patterns as established to last 4 sts, k2tog, k1, p1 - 27 (29, 31, 34, 36) sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Work even in patterns as established.
Row 5: K3, sk2p, work in patterns as established to last st on cable needle (for the cable cross) and k this st tog with next st, k1, p1 - 24 (26, 28, 31, 33) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 6 and 8: Work even in patterns as established.
Row 7: Rep Row 3 - 23 (25, 27, 30, 32).
Row 9: K3, sk2p, work in patterns as established to last 4 sts, k2tog, k1, p1 - 20 (22, 24, 27, 29) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 4 more times - 4 (6, 8, 11, 13) sts rem.

Sizes M (L) Only
Work even in patterns as established for 3 rows.
Next Row: K3, sk2p, work in patterns as established to end of row - 4 (6) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 0 (1) more time(s) - 4 sts rem.

Sizes 1X (2X) Only
Rep Rows 2 and 3 - 10 (12) sts rem.
Work even in patterns as established for 1 row.
Next Row: K3, sk2p, work in patterns as established to end of row - 8 (10) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established for 3 rows.
Next Row: K3, sk2p, work in patterns as established to end of row - 6 (8) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (2) more times - 4 sts rem.

All Sizes
Next Row (WS):
Work even in patterns as established to end of row.
Bind off rem 4 sts.

RIGHT FRONT Work same as Left Front, reversing all shaping.


LEFT SLEEVE
Note:
Ribbing at lower edge of Sleeve is picked up and worked after Sleeve has been completed.
With larger needles, cast on 50 (54, 58, 66, 70) sts.
Row 1 (RS) P1, k2; p15 (17, 19, 23, 25) sts (for Row 1 of Lace Panel), pm; work Row 1 of Cable Panel, pm; p15 (17, 19, 23, 25) sts (for Row 1 of Lace Panel), k2, p1.
Sl markers as you come to them.
Continue in patterns as established until piece measures 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2 of Lace Panel.
Shape Raglan Armholes
Rows 1 and 2:
Bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of row, work in patterns as established to end of row - 42 (46, 50, 56, 60) sts at the end of Row 2.
Row 3: K2, work in patterns as established to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: P2, work in patterns as established to last 2 sts, p2.
Decrease Row: K3, sk2p, work in patterns as established to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2 - 38 (42, 46, 52, 56) sts at the end of this row.
Keeping first and last 2 sts in St st, work in patterns as established for 5 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 34 (38, 42, 48, 52) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 6 rows once more - 30 (34, 38, 44, 48) sts rem.
Keeping first and last 2 sts in St st, work in patterns as established for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 26 (30, 34, 40, 44) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) more times - 22 (22, 22, 24, 24) sts rem.
Shape Top of Sleeve
Note:
Top front edge of Sleeve forms part of neck edge.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts, work in patterns as established to end of row - 16 (16, 16, 17, 17) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established for 1 row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts, work in patterns as established to end of row - 10 sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established for 1 row.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 sts, work in patterns as established to end of row - 8 sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times.

RIGHT SLEEVE Work same as Left Sleeve, reversing all shaping.


POCKETS (make 2)
With larger needles, cast on 23 (25, 27, 31, 33) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, work Row 1 of Lace Panel to last 2 sts, k2.
Continue in pattern as established for 36 rows.
Note: The last row you work should be a Row 4 of Lace Panel.
Change to smaller needles.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Pin out each piece, to the measurements shown on schematics, onto a flat surface. Lay a wet terry cloth towel on each piece and leave in place for 1 hour. Remove towel and allow pieces to dry.
Lower Back Ribbing
With smaller needles, pick up and k71 (75, 79, 87, 91) sts evenly spaced across lower Back edge. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 11 rows.
Bind off with larger needles.
Sew pockets in place on Fronts.
Lower Front Ribbing
With smaller needles, pick up and k33 (35, 37, 41, 43) sts evenly spaced across lower Left Front edge, working through both thicknesses across pocket edge. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 11 rows.
Bind off with larger needles. Rep across lower Right Front edge.
Sleeve Ribbing
Note:
A pleat is folded into the wrist edge of the Sleeve. To create this pleat, when sts are picked up across the Sleeve edge, do not pick up sts across the 10 center sts of the Sleeve. This skipped portion will be a loose bit of fabric while you are knitting the ribbing. When you have completed the ribbing, turn the Sleeve WS out. Flatten the loose fabric into a pleat.> Whip st the lower edge of the pleat to the Sleeve edge.
With smaller needles, pick up and k19 (21, 23, 27, 29) sts across Sleeve edge to center 10 sts, skip the center 10 sts (for pleat), pick up and k19 (21, 23, 27, 29) sts across remainder of Sleeve edge. Work in K1, p1 Rib for 5 rows. Bind off with larger needles. Fold and sew pleat as outlined in Note above.
Sew raglan seams. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Left Front Band
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and k71 sts evenly spaced along Left Front edge to beg of neck marker.
Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K1, k2tog, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row - 70 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 4: K1, p2tog, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row - 69 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 5 and 6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 - 68 sts at the end of Row 6.
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Bind off with larger needles.
Right Front Band
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and k71 sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge to beg of neck marker.
Row 1 (WS): P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 70 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 4 (Buttonhole Row): (Work in rib pattern as established over 10 sts, bind off 3 sts) 5 times, work in rib pattern as established to last 3 sts, p2tog, k1.
Row 5: Work in rib pattern as established to end of row and cast on 3 sts over each set of 3 bound-off sts.
Row 6: Rep Row 2 - 68 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7: Rep Row 3.
Bind off with larger needles.
Collar
From RS, and with smaller needles, pick up and k129 (133, 137, 143, 147) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.
Note: To decrease sts across each Sleeve section, work k2tog or p2tog .
Row 1: K2, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * across, and decrease 10 sts across each Sleeve section, end k2 - 109 (113, 117, 123, 127) sts.
Rows 2-7: Work in rib as established.
Bind off with larger needles.
Sew on buttons, opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sl = slip sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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