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Free Knitting Pattern: Cozy Cabled Cardigan

Lion Brand« Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: L20033
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE:

12-18 months (2-4 years, 5-6 years)
Finished Chest 24 (28 1/2, 30) in. (61 (72.5, 76) cm), buttoned
Finished Length 14 (15 1/2, 18) in. (35.5 (39.5, 45.5) cm)



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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 150-123: Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal
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Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal
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$ 25.98 2, 3 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
5 buttons, about 5/8 in. (16 mm) diameter
 

Cozy Cabled Cardigan

Lion Brand« Fishermen's Wool®

GAUGE:

15 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Pattern sts.

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:

Note: In front (or in back) refers to the side of the work facing you.
3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
3/3 RC (3 over 3 right cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
LT (Left Twist) Knit the 2nd st on left needle through the back loop and leave on left needle.
Then knit both the first and 2nd sts together through the back loop.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle.
Work this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
RT (Right Twist) K2tog and leave on left needle, then with right needle, go between the 2 sts and k the first st again.

PATTERN STITCHES
Pattern Stitch (worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 2 additional sts)
Row 1 (WS):
Purl.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, *k2, p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: P1, *p1, RT, LT, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Pattern st.

Cable A (worked over 13 sts)
Row 1 and All WS Rows:
K2, p9, k2.
Row 2: P2, k9, p2.
Row 4: P2, k3, 3/3 LC, p2.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Rep Row 4.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Row 12: P2, 3/3 RC, k3, p2.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: Rep Row 12.
Rep Rows 1-16 for Cable A.

Cable B (worked over 13 sts)
Row 1 and All WS Rows:
K2, p9, k2.
Row 2: P2, k9, p2.
Row 4: P2, 3/3 RC, k3, p2.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Rep Row 4.
Row 10: Rep Row 2.
Row 12: P2, k3, 3/3 LC, p2.
Row 14: Rep Row 2.
Row 16: Rep Row 12.
Rep Rows 1-16 for Cable B.

NOTES:

1. Cardigan is made in 5 pieces: Back, Left Front, Right Front, and 2 Sleeves.
2. Hood is worked directly onto Cardigan.
3. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st.
4. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.
5. The Pattern st is a 4 row repeat, and Cables A and B are each 16 row repeats. Before beginning, set up a system for keeping track of your rows!
6. When working the Sleeves, you will be increasing sts within the Pattern st. Study your pattern rows on the Back, so that you are able to 'read' your work. This is the best way to incorporate the added sts into the Pattern st.
7. Buttonholes are not worked on the front of the Cardigan, instead, the spaces created by the twist sts are used as buttonholes. 


BACK
Cast on 56 (62, 68) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Work Row 1 of Pattern st over first 8 sts, work Row 1 of Cable A over next 13 sts, work Row 1 of Pattern st over next 14 (20, 26) sts, work Row 1 of Cable B over next 13 sts, work Row 1 of Pattern st over last 8 sts.
Row 2: Working Row 2 of each pattern,work Pattern st over first 8 sts, work Cable B over next 13 sts, work Pattern st over next 14 (20, 26) sts, work Cable A over next 13 sts, work Pattern st over last 8 sts.
Row 3: Working Row 3 of each pattern, work Pattern st over first 8 sts, work Cable A over next 13 sts, work Pattern st over next 14 (20, 26) sts, work Cable B over next 13 sts, work Pattern st over last 8 sts.
Continue as established, working Pattern st and Cables A and B until piece measures about 9 (10, 12) in. (23 (25.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Shape Armholes
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 8 sts, work in patterns as established to end of row - 48 (54, 60) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Bind off 8 sts, work in patterns as established to end of row - 40 (46, 52) sts.
Work even in patterns as established until armholes measure 5 (5 1/2, 6) in. (12.5 (14, 15) cm).
Bind off.


LEFT FRONT
Note:
The st counts for the Fronts are the same for the two larger sizes.
Cast on 29 (35, 35) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Work Row 1 of Pattern st over first 8 sts, work Row 1 of Cable A over next 13 sts, work Row 1 of Pattern st over last 8 (14, 14) sts.
Row 2: Working Row 2 of each pattern, work Pattern st over first 8 (14, 14) sts, Cable A over next 13 sts, Pattern st over last 8 sts.
Row 3: Working Row 3 of each pattern, work Pattern st over first 8 sts, Cable A over next 13 sts, Pattern st over last 8 (14, 14) sts.
Continue as established, working Pattern st and Cable A until piece measures about 9 (10, 12) in. (23 (25.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 8 sts, work in pattern as established to end of row - 21 (27, 27) sts.
Work even in patterns as established until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in. (10 (11.5, 12.5) cm), end with a RS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 8 (10, 10) sts, work in pattern as established to end of row - 13 (17, 17) sts at the end of this row.
Work 1 row in pattern as established.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 1 st, work in pattern as established to end of row - 12 (16, 16) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established until armhole measures same as Back.
Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 29 (35, 35) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Work Row 1 of Pattern st over next 8 (14, 14) sts, work Row 1 of Cable B over next 13 sts, work Row 1 of Pattern st over next 8 sts.
Row 2: Working Row 2 of each pattern, work Pattern st over first 8 sts, Cable B over next 13 sts, Pattern st over last 8 (14, 14) sts.
Row 3: Working Row 3 of each pattern, work Pattern st over first 8 (14, 14) sts, Cable B over next 13 sts, Pattern st over last 8 sts.
Continue as established, working Pattern st and Cable B until piece measures about 9 (10, 12) in. (23 (25.5, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
Bind off 8 sts, work in pattern as established to end of row - 21 (27, 27) sts at end of this row.
Work even in patterns as established until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in. (10 (11.5, 12.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Bind off 8 (10, 10) sts, work in pattern as established to end of row - 13 (17, 17) sts at the end of this row.
Work 1 row in pattern as established.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 1 st, work in pattern as established to end of row - 12 (16, 16) sts.
Work even in patterns as established until armhole measures same as Back.
Bind off.


SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 26 (32, 32) sts.
Work in Pattern st for 7 (9, 9) rows.
Increase Row (RS): Work in pattern as established over first st, M1, work in pattern as established to last st, M1, work in pattern as established over last st -28 (34, 34) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 8 (10, 10) rows 5 (4, 6) more times, working new sts in pattern as established - 38 (42, 46) sts when all increases have been completed.
Work even until Sleeve measures about 10 (11, 14) in. (25.5 (28, 35.5) cm) from beg, End with a WS row.
Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew top 2 in. (5 cm) of one side of one Sleeve to bound off edge of Front armhole and top 2 in. (5 cm) of other side of Sleeve to bound off edge of Back armhole.
Sew top of Sleeve to armhole.Rep for other Sleeve. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Sew 5 buttons evenly spaced along one front edge (most usually, buttons are sewn to the Left Front edge for girls and to the Right Front edge for boys), with first button just below neck edge, last button just above lower edge, and rem buttons spaced evenly between the first two. Use spaces between RT and LT as buttonholes.

HOOD
Row 1 (RS):
With RS facing, join yarn on neck edge, 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) inside Right Front edge. Pick up and k38 (38, 44) sts evenly spaced around neck edge, ending 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from Left Front edge - 38 (38, 44) sts.
Row 2: K3, (p1, M1, p1 (1, 2), M1) 9 times, p to last 3 sts, k3 - 56 (56, 62) sts.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st (k every row), and beginning with Row 2 of Pattern st, work in Pattern st on rem sts until piece measures about 9 1/2 (9 1/2, 10) in. (24 (24, 25.5) cm).
Bind off.
With RS together, fold bound off row of hood in half and sew edges together.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Cozy Cabled Cardigan Reviewed by cynthia johnson on 2013-09-25 *****
I just finished this for a little one and it came out absolutely beautiful. I love the way the buttonholes are made. I will be making this again.


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