Adult's ZigZag Cardigan

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Adult's ZigZag Cardigan

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Featuring a playful zigzag pattern, these comfy zip-up cardigans are fun for the whole family! Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky.

Sizes

XS/S
28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
38 1/2" [ 98 cm ]
M
36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
42" [ 106.5 cm ]
L
40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
46 1/2" [ 118 cm ]
XL
44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
50" [ 127 cm ]
2/3XL
48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
57 1/2" [ 146 cm]
4/5XL
56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
62 1/2" [ 158.5 cm}
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The materials for this project cost $84.89

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3XL
  • 4/5XL
To fit bust/chest measurement:
28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Finished bust/chest:
38 1/2" [ 98 cm ]

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Bernat Softee Chunky | Wine, 39532Edit Color
$23.03

Contrast A

Bernat Softee Chunky | Pumpkin, 39630Edit Color
$3.29

Contrast B

Bernat Softee Chunky | Redwood, 39522Edit Color
$3.29

Contrast C

Bernat Softee Chunky | Rouge, 39531Edit Color
$3.29

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 11/8mm
$11.25

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$8.75

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$9.99

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 11/8mm
$15.25

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$6.75

Materials not included in this kit:

Separating zipper 26" [66 cm] long for Woman's or 28" [71 cm] long for Man's.

The materials for this project cost $84.89

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust/chest measurement:
XS/S 28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
M 36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
L 40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
XL 44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3XL 48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
4/5XL 56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished bust/chest:
XS/S 38 1/2" [ 98 cm ]
M 42" [ 106.5 cm ]
L 46 1/2" [ 118 cm ]
XL 50" [ 127 cm ]
2/3XL 57 1/2" [ 146 cm]
4/5XL 62 1/2" [ 158.5 cm}

MATERIALS

Women's Version
Bernat Softee Chunky,Bernat Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;164 m/180 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3XL4/5XL 
Main Color (MC)
Wine (39532)
789111212
Contrast A
Pumpkin (39630)
111111
Contrast B
Redwood (39522)
111111
Contrast C
Rouge (39531)
111111
Sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long. Set of four sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Separating zipper 26" [66 cm] long for Woman's or 28" [71 cm] long for Man's. 5 st holders.
Men's Version
Bernat Softee Chunky,Bernat Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;164 m/180 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3XL4/5XL 
Main Color (MC)
Black (39040)
789111212
Contrast A
Grey Ragg (39047)
111111
Contrast B
True Grey (39044)
111111
Contrast C
Grey Heather (39046)
111111
Sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) circular knitting needles 24" [60 cm] long. Set of four sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10 1/2) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Separating zipper 26" [66 cm] long for Woman's or 28" [71 cm] long for Man's. 5 st holders.

GAUGE

11 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

CAPS
With MC and smaller circular needle, cast on 105 (115-127-137-157-171) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2" [5 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 1 st at center of last row. 106 (116-128-138-158-172) sts.

Change to larger circular needle and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 17" [43 cm] for Woman's or 19" [48 cm] for Man's, ending with a purl row.

Divide for Fronts and Back: K29 (31-34-37-43-46) for Right Front. Slip last 4 (4-4-4-6-6) sts onto a st holder. K52 (58-64-68-78-86) for Back (including st on needle after cast off). Slip last 4 (4-4-4-6-6) sts onto a st holder. K25 (27-30-33-37-40) for Left Front. Leave all sts on a spare needle.

SLEEVES
With MC and smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 30 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing for 2 1/2" [6 cm].

Change to larger double-pointed needles and knit in rnds, inc 1 st at beg and end of next and every following 10th (8th-6th-6th-6th-4th) rnd until there are 42 (36-42-48-40-56) sts.

Sizes M, L and 2/3XL only: Inc 1 st each at each end of every following (10th-8th-4th) rnd from previous inc until there are (44-46-54) sts.

All sizes: Cont even until work from beg measures 18 (18-18-18-17-16)" [45.5 (45.5-45.5-45.5-43-40.5) cm] for Woman's or 19 1/2" [49.5 cm] for Man's.
Next row: K2 (2-2-2-3-3). Slip these sts onto a st holder. K38 (40-42-44-48-50). Slip last 2 (2-2-2-3-3) sts onto a st holder. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.

YOKE
With WS facing, MC and larger circular needle, P25 (27-30-33-37-40) of Left Front, P38 (40-42-44-48-50) of left Sleeve, P48 (54-60-64-72-80) of Back, P38 (40-42-44-48-50) of right Sleeve, P25 (27-30-33-37-40) of Right Front. 174 (188-204-218-242-260) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Next row: With MC, K0 (0-4-1-0). [K29 (47-21-24-65). M1] 6 (4-10-10-4) times. K0 (0-4-1-0). 180 (192-228-252-264) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Note: When working from charts, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work, but never over more than 4 sts. When it must pass over more than 4 sts, weave it over and under center point of sts its being passed over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

All sizes: Work Chart I (I-I-I-II-II) in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 12-st rep will be worked 15 (16-17-19-21-22) times. 60 (64-68-76-84-88) sts.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). With MC, K2 (3-3-3-4-5). Slip these sts on a st holder. K2 (0-2-3-2-3). [K2tog. K8 (6-6-7-8-8)] 5 (7-7-7-7-7) times. K2tog. Knit to end of row. 52 (53-57-65-72-75) sts.
2nd row: Slip first 2 (3-3-3-4-5) sts onto a st holder. Rejoin MC to next st and purl to end of row. 50 (50-54-62-68-70) sts.
3rd row: ssk. K2 (2-3-0-3-1). [K2tog. K6 (6-4-6-6-7)] 5 (5-7-7-7-7) times. K2tog. K2 (2-3-0-3-0). K2tog. 42 (42-44-52-58-60) sts.
4th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. 40 (40-42-50-56-58) sts.
5th row: ssk. K2 (2-3-2-1-2). [K2tog. K4 (4-4-6-5-5)] 5 (5-5-5-7-7) times. K2tog. K2 (2-3-2-0-1). K2tog. 32 (32-34-42-46-48) sts.

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 6th row: P2tog. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl. (40-44-46) sts.
7th row: K(2-0-1). [K2tog. K(5-4-4)] (5-7-7) times. K2tog. K(1-0-1). (34-36-38) sts.

All sizes: Next row: Purl. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Pin all pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Graft underarm seams.

Neckband: With RS facing, MC and smaller circular needle, K2 (3-3-3-4-5) from front st holder. Pick up and knit 8 (8-8-10-10-10) sts up right front neck edge. K32 (32-34-34-36-38) from st holder, dec 1 st at center of back. Pick up and knit 8 (8-8-10-10-10) sts down left front neck edge. K2 (3-3-3-4-5) from front st holder. 51 (53-55-59-63-67) sts.
1st row: (WS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P1. *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in ribbing.

Zipper edging: With RS facing, MC and smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 67 (68-70-71-71-72) sts for Her or 72 (73-75-76-76-77) sts for Him evenly up front edge. Cast off. Rep for other side.

Finishing: Sew zipper in position.