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Home : Patterns : Cropped Cardigan
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Cropped Cardigan

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 733
Rating: ***** (based on 9 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Directions are for size Small (Medium, Large, X-Large).
Finished bust size: 40 (44, 48, 52)".
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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Homespun®

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Homespun®
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*Homespun (Article #790) is a uniquely-textured bulky weight yarn that works up quickly and easily. 98% acrylic, 2% polyester; packaged in 6 oz/170g (185 yd/167m) pull skeins.

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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  790-362 Homespun® Yarn: Quartz
   balls
(5, 6, 7)  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $  
Additional Materials
Seven ¾-inch buttons.
 

Cropped Cardigan

Lion Brand® Homespun®

GAUGE:

14 sts = 4" in broken rib on size 10 needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Broken Rib Pat:
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2:
P 1, *k 1, p 1, rep from * across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for broken rib pat.

NOTES:

1.

SWEATER

BACK: Cast on 71 (77, 85, 91) sts.
Rows 1 & 3 (WS):
P 1, *k 1, p 1, rep from * across.
Row 2:
K 1, *p 1, k 1, rep from * across. Change to broken rib pat. Work even until piece measures 11 (12, 13, 14)" from beg. Place a marker at each edge for sleeve placement. Cont until back measures 20½ (22, 23½, 25)" from beg. Bind off all sts.

LEFT FRONT: Cast on 37 (41, 45, 49) sts. Work as for back until front measures 17½ (19, 20½, 22)" from beg, ending with a RS row. Shape neck: Bind off 7 sts at beg of next WS row. Work 1 row. Bind off 0 (3, 5, 7) sts at neck edge. Cont dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 6 (5, 5, 5) times, working decs 3 sts in from neck edge -- 24 (26, 28, 30) sts rem. Work even, if necessary, until front measures same as back to shoulders. Bind off all sts. Mark placement of buttons on left front, with bottom one½" from lower edge, top one ½" from neck edge and evenly space 5 buttons between.

RIGHT FRONT: Work as for left front, reversing shaping. Work buttonholes to correspond with marked button placements as foll: On RS row, k 1, p 1, k 1, yo, k2tog, work in pat to end of row.

SLEEVES: Cast on 31 (33, 35, 37) sts. Work 3 rows ribbing as for back. Cont in broken rib pat, inc 1 st at each edge every 4th row 17 (15, 15, 15) times, then every other row 0 (3, 4, 5) times -- 65 (69, 73, 77) sts. Work even, if necessary, until sleeve measures 17½ (18, 18, 18½)" or desired length. Bind off all sts.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves to front and back between armhole markers. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
meas = measure(s) ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sk = skip
sl = slip sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back wyif = with yarn in front


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Pattern Average Rating: ***** (based on 9 reviews)
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Cropped Cardigan Reviewed by Gill Lay on 2014-05-08 *****
I have made this cardigan twice and I love the pattern. I find the sizing just right. Very, very easy to make.


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