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Home : Patterns : Simple Raglan Cardi
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Raglan Cardi

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Pattern #: L10199
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Chest 35 (37 1/2, 40 1/2, 44, 48) in. (89 (95.5, 103, 112, 122) cm)
Finished Length 13 1/2 (15, 16 1/2, 18 1/2, 20) in. (34.5 (38, 42. 47, 51) 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 Aug 21, 2013)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Easy

YOKE
Row 5:
Rep last 2 rows 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) more times - 258 (280, 302, 332, 362) sts when all reps are complete.
Next Row (WS): Purl.

Divide For Body
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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A perfect cardigan to complement tank tops or strapless dresses, this short sleeved raglan sweater is simple to knit and makes an excellent layering piece. The easy construction makes this cardi a breeze to customize.

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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

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*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp (Article #5700). 65% Cotton, 35% Hemp; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (66yds/60m) pull skeins

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Simple Raglan Cardi

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

GAUGE:

17 sts = 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:

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:

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



YOKE
With smaller needle, cast on 78 (86, 90, 98, 106) sts.
Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 2 in. (5 cm) from beg.
Next Row: Work in K2, p2 Rib, increasing 4 (2, 4, 10, 16) sts evenly spaced across row - 82 (88, 94, 108, 122) sts at the end of this row. Note: To increase, work M1.
Change to larger needle.
Shape Yoke
Row 1 (RS):
K13 (14, 15, 17, 19), yo, k1, place marker (pm) for right front, yo, k13 (14, 15, 18, 21), yo, k1, pm for sleeve, yo, k26 (28, 30, 34, 38), yo, k1, pm for back, yo, k13 (14, 15, 18, 21), yo, k1, pm for sleeve, yo, k13 (14, 15, 17, 19) for left front - 90 (96, 102, 116, 130) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K14 (15, 16, 18, 20), yo, k1, slip marker (sm), yo, k15 (16, 17, 20, 23), yo, k1, sm, yo, k28 (30, 32, 36, 40), yo, k1, sm, yo, k15 (16, 17, 20, 23), yo, k1, sm, yo, k14 (15, 16, 18, 20) - 98 (104, 110, 124, 138) sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: (K to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1, sm, yo) 4 times, k to end of row - 106 (112, 118, 132, 146) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) more times - 258 (280, 302, 332, 362) sts when all reps are complete.
Next Row (WS): Purl.

Divide For Body
Next Row (RS):
K34 (37, 40, 44, 48) sts for right front, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k55 (60, 65, 72, 79) sts for sleeve and sl sleeve sts to holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k68 (74, 80, 88, 96) sts for back, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k55 (60, 65, 72, 79) sts for sleeve and sl sleeve sts to holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k34 (37, 40, 44, 48) sts for left front - 136 (148, 160, 176, 192) sts rem on needle.
Next Row (WS): Purl across all sts on needle, joining left front, back and right front sections.
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, end with a RS row.
Next Row (WS): P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 - 134 (146, 158, 174, 190) sts rem.
Change to smaller needles and work in K2, p2 Rib for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm).
Bind off.

Sleeves (make 2)
Sl 55 (60, 65, 72, 79) sts from stitch holder to smaller needle.
Row 1 (WS): Purl, decreasing 1 (2, 3, 2, 1) sts evenly spaced across - 54 (58, 62, 70, 78) sts.
Note: To decrease, work p2tog.
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 k70 (78, 86, 96, 106) sts across front edge. Work in K2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows.
Bind off. Rep on opposite front edge.
Weave in ends.


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


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 7 reviews)
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Simple Raglan Cardi Reviewed by Chrissie on 2013-04-04 *****
I just finished this using double-knitting weight cotton (I am in the UK) and it's fantastic! So easy to do and looks really classy. I am about to start a second one and put buttons and buttonholes on it this time, and make it slightly longer. It looks like a very easy pattern to adapt to exactly what you want.


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