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Cabled Cardigan

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This gorgeous cabled cardigan with button closures and waist tie is bursting with classic yet up-to-the-minute style. Sizes XS-5XL (bust 28-62in/71-157.5cm). Shown in Patons Classic Merino Wool Aran (#00202) knit on size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) needles.

XS
28-30 ins [ 71-76 cm ]
33 ins [ 84 cm ]
S
32-34 ins [ 81.5-91.5 cm ]
40 ins [ 101.5 cm ]
M/L
36-42 ins [96.5-106.5 cm]
45 ins [114.5 cm]
XL
44-56 ins [112-117 cm]
52 ins [132 cm]
2/3 XL
48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
59 1/2 ins [151 cm]
4/5 XL
56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
66 1/2 ins [169 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $63.30

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS
  • S
  • M/L
  • XL
  • 2/3 XL
  • 4/5 XL
To fit bust
28-30 ins [ 71-76 cm ]
Finished bust
33 ins [ 84 cm ]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Decor | Aran, 87602Edit Color
$54.32

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$5.99

Plastic Straight Cable Needles

3/Pkg
$2.99

Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons

The materials for this project cost $63.30

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

cont = continue(ity)

Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust
XS 28-30 ins [ 71-76 cm ]
S 32-34 ins [ 81.5-91.5 cm ]
M/L 36-42 ins [96.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-56 ins [112-117 cm]
2/3 XL 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
4/5 XL 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust
XS 33 ins [ 84 cm ]
S 40 ins [ 101.5 cm ]
M/L 45 ins [114.5 cm]
XL 52 ins [132 cm]
2/3 XL 59 1/2 ins [151 cm]
4/5 XL 66 1/2 ins [169 cm]

MATERIALS

Patons Decor (100 g/3.5 oz;190 m/208 yds)
SizesXSSM/LXL2/3 XL4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
Aran (87602)
889101112

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 43 (49-55-67-73-85) sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K1. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 5 times more, inc 2 (5-5-5-5-5) sts evenly across last row. 45 (54-60-72-78-90) sts.

Proceed in Cable Pat as follows:
1st row: *K3. P3. K3. Rep from * to last 0 (0-6-0-6-0) sts. (K3. P3) 0 (0-1-0-1-0) time.
2nd to 4th rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
5th row: *K3. P3. C6B. P3. K3. Rep from * to last 9 (0-6- 0-6-0). (K3. P3) 1 (0-1-0-1-0) time. K3 (0-0-0-0-0).
6th to 12th rows: As 2nd row.

Rep last 12 rows of pat until work from beg measures 17 ins
[43 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape V-neck: Next row: Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (5-5-5-5-6) times more. 39 (48-54-66-72-83) sts.

Shape armhole and V-neck:
1st row: (RS). Cast off 2 (3-4-6-7-8) sts (armhole edge). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1 (front edge). 36 (44-49-59-64-74) sts.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: Cast off 2 (2-3-5-6-7) sts. Pat to end of row. 34 (42-46-54-58-67) sts.
4th row: As 2nd row.

Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 3 (5- 5-7-11-17) rows, then on every following alt row 1 (4-7-9- 9-8) times, at same time, dec 1 st at front edge on next and every following 4th row 1 (3-4-6-7-8) time(s) more. 28 (29- 29-31-30-33) sts.

Dec 1 st at front edge only on every following 4th row from previous dec 8 (8-3-9-5-8) times, then every following 6th row 2 (1-4-0-2-0) time(s). 18 (20-22-22-23-25) sts.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½-10-10½- 11) ins [21.5 (23-24-25.5-26.5-28) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 43 (49-55-67-73-85) sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: *K3. P3. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more, inc 2 (5-5-5-5-5) sts evenly across last row. 45 (54-60-72-78-90) sts.

Proceed in Cable Pat as follows:
1st row: *K3. P3. K3. Rep from * to last 0 (0-6-0-6-0) sts. (P3. K3) 0 (0-1-0-1-0) time.
2nd to 4th rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
5th row: K3 (0-0-0-0-0). (P3. K3) 1 (0-1-0-1-0) time. *K3. P3. C6B. P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
6th to 12th rows: As 2nd row.
Rep last 12 rows of pat until work from beg measures 17 ins [43 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape V-neck: Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (5-5-5-5-6) times more. 39 (48-54-66-72-83) sts.

Shape armhole and V-neck:
1st row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row.
2nd row: Cast off 2 (3-4-6-7-8) sts (armhole edge). Pat to end of row. 36 (44-49-59-64-74) sts.
3rd row: Work even in pat.
4th row: Cast off 2 (2-3-5-6-7) sts. Pat to end of row. 34 (42-46-54-58-67) sts.

Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 3 (5- 5-7-11-17) rows, then on every following alt row 1 (4-7-9- 9-8) times, at same time, dec 1 st at front edge on next and every following 4th row 1 (3-4-6-7-8) time(s) more. 28 (29- 29-31-30-33) sts.
Dec 1 st at front edge only on every following 4th row from previous dec 8 (8-3-9-5-8) times, then every following 6th row 2 (1-4-0-2-0) time(s). 18 (20-22-22-23-25) sts.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½-10-10½-
11) ins [21.5 (23-24-25.5-26.5-28) cm], ending with WS facing for next row. Cast off.

BACK
Cast on 81 (99-111-129-147-165) sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more, inc 9 (9-15-15-15-15) sts, evenly across last row. 90 (108-126-144-162-180) sts.

Proceed in Cable Pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. *P3. K6. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P3. K3.
2nd to 4th rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
5th row: K3. *P3. C6B. P3. K6. Rep from * to last 15 sts. P3. C6B. P3. K3.
6th to 12th rows: As 2nd row.
Rep last 12 rows of Cable Pat until work from beg measures same length as Fronts to beg of armhole shaping, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (3-4-6-7- 8) sts beg next 2 rows, then 2 (2-3-5-6-7) sts beg following 2 rows. 82 (98-112-122-136-150) sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next 3 (5-5-7-11-17) rows, then on every following alt row to 74 (80-88-90-96-100) sts.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 4 (4-4-6-6-6) rows less than Fronts before shoulder, ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape shoulders: Next row: Pat across next 20 (22-24- 26-27-29) sts. Cast off 34 (36-40-38-42-42) sts. Pat to end of row.

Right shoulder: Next row: (WS). Pat to last 3 sts. P2tog. P1 (neck edge).
Next row: K1. K2tog. Pat to end of row.

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Rep last 2 rows once more.

All sizes: Work one row even. Cast off rem 18 (20-22-22- 23-25) sts.

With WS facing, join yarn to rem sts. P1. P2togtbl. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Pat to last 3 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K1.

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Rep last 2 rows once more.

All sizes: Work one row even. Cast off rem 18 (20-22-22- 23-25) sts.

SLEEVES
Cast on 51 (51-51-63-63-63) sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more, inc 9 sts evenly across last row. 60 (60-60-72-72-72) sts.

Proceed in Cable Pat as follows:
1st row: K3 (3-3-0-0-0). *K3. P3. K3. Rep from * to last 3 (3-3-0-0-0) sts. K3 (3-3-0-0-0).
2nd to 4th rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
5th row: K3 (3-3-0-0-0). *K3. P3. C6B. P3. K3. Rep from * to last 3 (3-3-0-0-0) sts. K3 (3-3-0-0-0).
6th row: As 2nd row.
7th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 62 (62-62-74-74-74) sts.
8th to 12th rows: As 2nd row.
Last 12 rows form Cable Pat and side incs.
Inc 1 st each end of needle on every following 10th (8th-6th-6th-4th-2th) row from previous inc to 76 (76-82-76-94-80) sts, then every following 12th (10th-8th-8th-6th-4th) row to 78 (82-88-96-108-118) sts, taking inc sts into Cable Pat.

Cont even in Cable Pat until work from beg measures 17½ (17½-18-18-17½-17) ins [43.5 (43.5-45.5-45.5-44.5-43) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.

Shape top: Cast off 3 (4-6-7-8-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 72 (74-76-82-92-98) sts.
Next row: K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows to 46 (46-44-48-62-74) sts.

Next row: (RS). K1. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
Rep last 2 rows to 30 (30-32-32-34-34) sts.

Cast off 3 sts beg next 6 rows. Cast off 12 (12-14-14-16-16) sts.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry. Place marker on front edge at beg of Front shaping. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

BELT
Cast on 13 sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 5 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 6 times. K1.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 60 (60-65-70- 75-75) ins [152.5 (152.5-165-177.5-190-190) cm].

Belt Loops (make 2).
Cast on 16 sts. Cast off.
Try on Cardigan and mark position for Belt Loops at side seams. Sew Belt Loops to side seams at markers.
Front Band: Cast on 9 sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1) 3 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times. K1.
Rep last 2 rows until band when slightly stretched measures length to fit up left front edge to shoulder, sewing to Left Front as you work.

Mark position of 5 buttons, having top button ½ inch [1.5 cm] down from beg of front shaping, bottom button 3 ins [7.5 cm] up from cast on edge, and rem buttons spaced evenly between.

Work Buttonholes on Right Front band to correspond to buttons as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. (P1. K1.) twice. Cast off next 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
2nd row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Cont in (K1. P1) ribbing as before until band fits around back neck and down right front edge, noting position of buttonholes.

Cast off in ribbing. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

VERSION I
Collar: With RS facing, beg at right front shaping of front band, pick up and knit 141 (147-159-165-171-177) sts up right front, around back neck and down left front to beg of front shaping.

1st row: (RS of Collar). Knit.
2nd row: K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: Knit to last 2 sts. Place first marker on needle. Sl1P. yf. Slip st back onto left hand needle – wrap made. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
4th row: K1. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 6 sts. P3. K1. Place second marker on needle. Wrap next st. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
5th row: Knit to 2 sts before first marker. Move first marker here. Wrap next st. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
6th row: Pat to 2 sts before second marker. Move second marker here. Wrap next st. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Rep last 2 rows, working 2 sts fewer each row 16 (17-18-19- 20-21) times more. 73 (75-83-85-87-89) sts between first and second markers. Remove markers.

Next row: (RS). Knit to end of row, working both wrap and slipped st tog to prevent holes.
Next row: K3. *P3. K3. Rep from * to end of row, working both wrap and slipped st tog to prevent holes. 141 (147-159- 165-171-177) sts.
Cast off knitwise.