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Cardi Gras

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Fresh cardigan with a classic a-line shape and three-quarter sleeves.

Sizes

S
37 ins [94 cm]
23 ins [58.5 cm]
M
41 ins [104 cm]
23.25 ins [59 cm]
L
45 ins [114.5 cm]
23.5 ins [59.5 cm]
XL
49 ins [124.5 cm]
23.75 ins [60.5 cm]
2XL
53 ins [134.5 cm]
24 ins [61 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $49.68

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Finished bust measurement
37 ins [94 cm]
Finished length measurement
23 ins [58.5 cm]

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Color Info

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Pumpkin(ish), 00013Edit Color
$19.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 9/5.5mm
$4.35

Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 16"

Size 8/5mm
$5.75

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$2.70

Bead Stitch Markers

Clear 3/Pkg
$7.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Two buttons - 7/8"/2cm diameter.

The materials for this project cost $49.68

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

co = cast on

Dec = decrease(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished bust measurement
S 37 ins [94 cm]
M 41 ins [104 cm]
L 45 ins [114.5 cm]
XL 49 ins [124.5 cm]
2XL 53 ins [134.5 cm]
Finished length measurement
S 23 ins [58.5 cm]
M 23.25 ins [59 cm]
L 23.5 ins [59.5 cm]
XL 23.75 ins [60.5 cm]
2XL 24 ins [61 cm]

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL 

Pumpkinish (00013)
56778
One pair U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge. One pair U.S. size 8 (5 mm). One circular needle size U.S. 8 (5 mm), 16 "/40cm long. Stitch markers. Stitch holders. Yarn needle. Two buttons - 7/8"/2cm diameter.

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch using larger needles, 17 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using smaller needles CO 85 (93, 101, 109, 117) sts. Work in Seed st for 1 ½”, ending with a WS row. Change to larger needles and St st. Work even until piece measures 5" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape sides

Dec 1 st each side of next row, then every 12 rows 3 times—77 (85, 93, 101, 109) sts. Work even until piece measures 14 ½ (14 ¼, 14, 13-3/4, 13 ½)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes

BO 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows— 69 (77, 83, 89, 95) sts. Dec 1 st each side every other row 4 (5, 6, 8, 10) times— 61 (67, 71, 73, 75) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 8 (8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 10)" from beg of shaping, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders and neck

BO 5 (6, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Place rem 27 (29, 31, 33, 33) sts on holder for Back neck.

LEFT FRONT

Using smaller needles, CO 45 (49, 53, 57, 63) sts.  Work in Seed st for 1 ½”, ending with WS row. Change to larger needles.

(RS) K38 (42, 46, 50, 56) sts, pm, work rem 7 sts in Seed st. Keeping 7 Front edge sts in Seed st and rem sts in St st for patt, work until piece meas 5" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape sides

Maintaining patt, dec 1 st at side edge on next row, then every 12 rows 3 times—41 (45, 49, 53, 59) sts. Work even as est until piece measures 14 ½ (14 ¼, 14, 13 ¾, 13 ½)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape armholes

(RS) BO 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row—37 (41, 44, 47, 52) sts. Dec 1 st at beg of every RS row 4 (5, 6, 8, 10) times— 33 (36, 38, 39, 42) sts. Work even as est until armhole measures 5 (5 ½, 6, 6 ½, 7)" from beg of shaping, ending with a RS row.

Shape neck

(WS) Work in Seed st across first 7 sts and place them on a holder, BO next 3 (3, 4, 5, 7) sts, work to end—23 (26, 27, 27, 28) sts.

(RS) Work even.

(WS) BO 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) sts, work to end.

(RS) At neck edge, dec 1 st EOR 4 times— 17 (19, 20, 21) sts. 

Work even until armhole meas same as Back to shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row. 

Shape shoulder

BO at beg of every RS row 5 (6, 6, 6, 7) sts once, 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts once, then 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts once.

RIGHT FRONT

Using smaller needles, CO 45 (49, 53, 57, 63) sts. Work in Seed st for 1 ½”,  ending with WS row. Change to larger needles.

(RS) Work first 7 sts in Seed st, pm, knit to end.  Keeping 7 Front edge sts in Seed st and rem sts in St st, work as for Left Front until piece meas 2 (2 ½, 3, 3 ½, 4)" from beg of armhole shaping, reversing shaping and ending with WS row.

Buttonhole row (RS) K1, p1, k1, BO next 2 sts, p1, k1; knit to end.

(WS)  Purl to marker, k1, p1, CO 2 sts, k1, p1, k1.

Complete as for Left Front, rev all shaping.

SLEEVES

Using smaller needles, CO 43 (45, 47, 49, 51) sts. Work even in Seed st for 2", ending with WS row. Change to larger needles and St st. Work even for 4 rows.

Shape Sleeve

Inc 1 st each side of next row, every 4 rows 0 (0, 0, 1, 8) times, every 6 rows 0, (0, 2, 8, 4) times, then every 8 rows 6 (6, 5, 0, 0) times— 57 (59, 63, 69, 77) sts. Work even until piece measures 12 (12, 12 ½, 12 ½, 13)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape cap

BO 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows— 49 (51, 53, 57, 63) sts.

(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 12 (12, 13, 13, 14) times— 25 (27, 27, 31, 35) sts. BO 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 3 (3, 2, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 2 rows. BO rem 13 (15, 17, 19, 21) sts.

FINISHING

Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Set in Sleeves; sew Sleeve and side seams.

Neckband

With RS facing, using circular needles and beg on Right Front holder, k1, p1, k1, BO 2, p1, k1, then pick up and k21 (21, 23, 23, 25) sts up right neck edge, k across 27 (29, 31, 33, 33) sts from back neck holder, pick up and k21 (21, 23, 23, 25) sts down left neck edge, work in Seed st across 7 sts from left front neck holder—83 (85, 91, 93, 97) sts.

(WS) Work in Seed st on all sts and CO 2 sts over 2 BO sts of previous row.

Work in Seed st for 4 rows.

BO all sts in patt.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.