Comfy Cardi

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Comfy Cardi

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Relax after a hard day in this comfortable and textured cardigan. Knit in Caron's Simply Soft.

 

Sizes

S
37.25 ins [94.5 cm]
25 ins [63.5 cm]
M
41.75 ins [106 cm]
25.5 ins [65 cm]
L
44.25 ins [112.5 cm]
26 ins [66 cm]
XL
48.25 ins [122.5 cm]
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $19.63

Step 1:

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Size:

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  • M
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Finished bust measurement
37.25 ins [94.5 cm]
Finished length measurement
25 ins [63.5 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$7.99

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$2.70

Materials not included in this kit:

Two buttons, 1”/2.5cm diameter.

The materials for this project cost $19.63

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Dec = decrease(ing)

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished bust measurement
S 37.25 ins [94.5 cm]
M 41.75 ins [106 cm]
L 44.25 ins [112.5 cm]
XL 48.25 ins [122.5 cm]
Finished length measurement
S 25 ins [63.5 cm]
M 25.5 ins [65 cm]
L 26 ins [66 cm]
XL 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Cardigan
Simply Soft
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
()
3445
One pair size U.S. 8 (5 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge. Stitch marker. Yarn needle. Two buttons, 1”/2.5cm diameter. Two stitch holders. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

In Garter Stitch, 17 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm. In Lace Pattern, 16 sts and 22 rows = 4”/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED
Garter Stitch (Garter st):

Knit every row.
Lace Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 5 sts):
Row 1 (RS): K4, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; rep from * across, ending last rep k4.
Row 2 and following WS rows: Purl.
Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 9: K1, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; rep from * across, ending yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1.
Row 10: Purl.
Rows 11-16: Rep Rows 9-10.
Rep Rows 1-16 for Lace patt.
 
BACK
CO 87 (93, 99, 105) sts.  Work in Garter st for 23 (23, 31, 27) rows, ending with a RS row.
Next row (WS): P, dec 4 sts evenly spaced--83 (89, 95, 101) sts. 
Work in Lace patt for 16 rows. Cont in Lace patt, dec 1 st each side of next row, then every 16th row 3 times more--75 (81, 87, 93) sts. Work even until piece measures 17(17, 17, 16 ½)” from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Maintaining patt, BO 4 (5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows--67 (71, 75, 79) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 7 times--53 (57, 61, 65) sts. Work even until piece measures 23 ½ (24, 24 ½, 25)” from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Shoulders and Neck
Next row (RS): Work patt across 18 (19, 21, 22) sts, place center 17 (19, 19, 21) sts on a holder, join a new ball of yarn, patt to end. 
Working both sides at the same time, BO at beg of each neck edge 3 sts once, 2 sts once, and 1 st once—12 (13, 15, 16) sts each shoulder. Work even until piece measures 25 (25 ½, 26, 26 ½)” from beg, ending with a WS row.  BO rem sts for each shoulder knitwise.

LEFT FRONT
CO 50 (56, 60, 64) sts. Work in Garter st for 23 (23, 31, 27) rows, ending with a RS row.
Next row (WS): K13 (13, 17, 15) sts and place on holder for front band, p across 37 (43, 43, 49) sts dec 2 sts evenly spaced--35 (41, 41, 47) sts.
Change to Lace patt and work 16 rows.  Cont in Lace patt, dec 1 st at side edge of next row, then every 16th row 3 times more--31 (37, 37, 43) sts.  Work even until piece measures 17 (17, 17, 16 ½)” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole
(RS) Maintaining patt, BO 4 (5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row--27 (32, 31, 36) sts.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 7 times--20 (25, 24, 29) sts. Work even until piece measures 21 ½ (22, 22 ½, 23)” from beg, ending with a RS row. 
Shape Neck
(WS) Maintaining patt, BO 1 (5, 2, 6) sts at neck edge once. Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 7 times--12 (13, 15, 16) sts. Work even until same length as Back, ending with a WS row. BO knitwise.
Front Band
With WS facing, return 13 (13, 17, 15) front band sts to needle. Work in Garter st until there 85 (87, 89, 91) total ridges from beg, ending with a WS row.  Break yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Carefully join band to front.

RIGHT FRONT
CO 50 (56, 60, 64) sts. Work in Garter st for 23 (23, 31, 27) rows, ending with a RS row.
Next row (WS): P across 37 (43, 43, 49) sts dec 2 sts evenly spaced; place rem 13 (13, 17, 15) sts on holder for front band--35 (41, 41, 47) sts.
Change to Lace patt and work 16 rows. Cont in Lace patt, dec 1 st at side edge of next row, then every 16th row 3 times more—31 (37, 37, 43) sts.  Work even until piece measures 17 (17, 17, 16 ½)” from beg, ending with a RS row.
Shape Armhole
(WS) Maintaining patt, BO 4 (5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row--27 (32, 31, 36) sts.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 7 times--20 (25, 24, 29) sts. Work even until piece measures 21 ½ (22, 22 ½, 23)” from beg, ending with a WS row. 
Shape Neck
(RS) Maintaining patt, BO 1 (5, 2, 6) sts at neck edge once. Dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 7 times--12 (13, 15, 16) sts. Work even until same length as Back, ending with a WS row. BO knitwise.
Front Band
With WS facing, return 13 (13, 17, 15) front band sts to needle. Work in Garter st until there 82 (82, 84, 86) total ridges.
Buttonhole (RS): K5 (5, 7, 6) sts, BO 3 sts, k to end. 
K next row and CO 3 sts over BO sts.
Cont in Garter st until there are 85 (87, 89, 91) total ridges. Do not break yarn.
With a long strand of yarn, carefully join band to front. 
Neckband
Join shoulder seams. With RS facing, beg at Right Front, k13 (13, 17, 15) sts from band, pu and k16 (20, 17, 21) sts along Right Front neck edge and 8 sts along Back neck edge, k17 (19, 19, 21) sts from Back holder, pu and k8 sts along Back neck and 16 (20, 17, 21) along Left Front neck, k13 (13, 17, 15) from Left front band--91 (101, 103, 109) sts. K11 more rows. 
Work a buttonhole as before over next 2 rows. K5 more rows. BO knitwise on WS. 
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

SLEEVES
CO 47 (53, 53, 55) sts. Work in Garter st. 23 (23, 31, 27) rows, ending with a RS row.
Next row (WS):  P, dec 0 (0, 0, 2) sts – 47 (53, 53, 53) sts. 
Change to Lace patt and work 16 (24, 8, 4) rows. Cont in patt, inc 1 st each edge of next row, then every 8 rows 3 (2, 4, 6) times more working added sts into patt--55 (59, 63, 67) sts. Work even until piece measures 12 ½ (13, 13, 13 ½)” from beg, ending with a WS row.
Shape Cap
Maintaining patt, BO 4 (5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 47 (49, 51, 53) sts. Work 0 (0, 2, 2) rows even. Dec 1 st each edge every RS row until 21 sts rem, ending with a WS row. BO knitwise.

FINISHING
Set in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.