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Free Knitting Pattern: Soft Touch Cardigan

Lion Brand® Romance®
Pattern #: L30233
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)

S (M-L, 1X-2X)
Finished Bust About 36 (43, 50) in. (91.5 (109, 127) cm)
Finished Length About 12 (14, 16) in. (30.5 (35.5, 40.5) cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This faux fur bolero is perfect for an anniversary date or a night on the town with your girlfriends.

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Romance®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 325-149: Romance Yarn: Grey Shades
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Romance®
Antique Lace Silky White Pink Satin Rose Petals Champagne Truffle Spicy Sachet
Spa Blue Grey Shades Moonlight Passion Lipstick Merlot Starry Night
*Romance® (Article #325). 84% Nylon, 16% Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (27yds/25m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  325-149 Romance Yarn: Grey Shades
   balls
$ 38.43 10, 13 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)   $ 2.95  for buttonloop only
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
One button, 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread
 

Soft Touch Cardigan

Lion Brand® Romance®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 16 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 

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

NOTES:

1. Sleeves and body are worked separately, then joined at underarm to work Yoke.
2. Border is worked in Garter st (k every row).
3. Take care to place markers so that they do not become entangled when k3togs are worked.



CARDIGAN
Sleeves (make 2)

Cast on 40 (46, 50) sts.
Knit 6 rows for Garter st (k every row) border.
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 sts for underarm, k to end of row - 36 (42, 48) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Bind off 4 sts for underarm, p to end of row - 32 (38, 44) sts at the end of this row.
Place on st holder and set aside.

Body
Cast on 108 (129, 150) sts.
Knit 6 rows for Garter st border.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K4 for Garter st front border, p to last 4 sts, k4 for Garter st front border.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 4 1/2 (5 1/2, 6) in. (11.5 (14, 15) cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row.
Divide for Front and Back (WS): K4, p19 (24, 29) for left front, bind off 8 sts for underarm, p46 (57, 68) for back, bind off 8 sts for underarm, p19 (24, 29), k4 for right front - 92 (113, 134) sts at the end of this row.
Do not cut yarn.

Join Sleeves
Row 1 (RS):
K to last st of right front, k3tog working into last st of right front and first 2 sts of one sleeve from holder, k next sleeve st, place marker (pm), k to last 2 sleeve sts, k3tog working into last 2 sts of sleeve and first st of back, k next back st, pm, k to last back st, k3tog working into last st of back and first 2 sts of rem sleeve from holder, k next sleeve st, pm, k to last 2 sleeve sts, k3tog working into last 2 sts of sleeve and first st of left front, k next left front st, pm, k rem sts of left front - 148 (181, 214) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4, slipping markers as you come to them.
Row 3: Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5 (Decrease Row): (K to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm) 4 times, k to end of row - 140 (173, 206) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (12, 17) more times - 92 (77, 70) sts rem.
Rep Rows 2-5, 3 (1, 0) time(s) - 68 (69, 70) sts rem.
Note: The '0' means that for the largest size, you do not need to work this last rep.
Last Row (WS): Knit, removing markers as you come to them.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew Sleeve and underarm seams.
Button Loop: From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with sl st in right front corner of neck edge, chain 5, sl st in same space as joining. Fasten off.
With sewing needle and thread, sew button to left front corner of neck edge, opposite button loop.
Weave in ends.


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


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