His & Hers Fair Isle Cardigans

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His & Hers Fair Isle Cardigans

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Stylish cardigan with a subtle fair isle design using multicolor yarn across the yoke and edges. Shown in Bernat Super Value.

Extra-Small / Small
28 - 34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
36"
Medium
36 - 38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
40"
Large
40 - 42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
44"
Extra-Large
44 - 46" [ 112-117 cm ]
48"
2/3 Extra-Large
48 - 54"[ 122-137 cm ]
56"
4/5 Extra-Large
56 - 62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
64"
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The materials for this project cost $30.56

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Extra-Small / Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra-Large
  • 2/3 Extra-Large
  • 4/5 Extra-Large
to fit chest / bust measurement
28 - 34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Finished chest / bust
36"

Version

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Super Value | Clay, 53041Edit Color
$14.97

Contrast A

Super Value | Techno Ombre, 28813Edit Color
$4.99

Contrast B

Super Value | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$2.70

Materials not included in this kit:

 His Version: Separating zipper.

Her Version: 6 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $30.56

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

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

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

to fit chest / bust measurement
Extra-Small / Small 28 - 34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Medium 36 - 38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
Large 40 - 42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
Extra-Large 44 - 46" [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large 48 - 54"[ 122-137 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large 56 - 62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished chest / bust
Extra-Small / Small 36"
Medium 40"
Large 44"
Extra-Large 48"
2/3 Extra-Large 56"
4/5 Extra-Large 64"

MATERIALS

Clay
Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
SizesExtra-Small / SmallMediumLargeExtra-Large2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-Large 
Main Color (MC)
Clay (53041)
333444
Super Value (142 g/5. oz;251 m/275 yds)
Contrast A
Techno Ombre (28813)
111111
Contrast B
()
111111
Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders. His Version: Separating zipper. Her Version: 6 buttons.
Topaz
Super Value (197 g/7. oz;389 m/426 yds)
SizesExtra-Small / SmallMediumLargeExtra-Large2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-Large 
Main Color (MC)
Topaz (53514)
333444
Contrast A
Rouge (53531)
111111
Contrast B
()
111111
Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders. His Version: Separating zipper. Her Version: 6 buttons.

GAUGE

18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Back
With MC and smaller needles, cast on 78 (86-94-102-118-136) sts.
1st row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 4 (4-6-6-8-8) sts evenly across last row. 82 (90-100-108-126-144) sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Chart VII to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 10-st rep will be worked 8 (9-10-10-12-14) times
Chart VII is shown on page 42.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Work 1st to 4th rows of ChartX (X-X-Xi-Xi-Xi) in stocking st, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Chart X is shown on page 44.
Charts XI is shown on pages 42 and 43.
Shape raglans:Keeping cont of chart, cast off 4 (4-5-6-7-8) sts beg next 2 rows. 74 (82-90-96-112-128) sts.
Cont in Chart X or XI, noting raglan decs on every following 4th row 2 (1-0-0-0-0) time(s), then every following alt row until there are 32 (34-38-44-66-94)sts, then next 0 (0-1-3-13-27) row(s).
Cast off rem 32 (34-36-38-40-40) sts.
Pocket Linings (make 2)
With MC and smaller needles, cast on 27 sts.
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 5 ins [12.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Leave sts on a st holder.
Left Front
**With MC and smaller needles, cast on 38 (42-46-50-58-66) sts.
Work 2 ins [5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back ending with a 2nd row and inc 3 (3-4-4-5-6) sts evenly across last row. 41 (45-50-54-63-72)sts.**
Change to larger needles and work Chart VIII to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 10-st rep will be worked 4 (4-5-5-6-7) times.
Chart VIII is shown on page 43.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with a purl row.
Place pocket: next row:K10 (14-18-20-26-33) K27 from st holder. Slip next 27 sts on a st holder. K4 (4-5-7-10-12).
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Work 1st to 4th rows of Chart X (X-X-Xi-Xi-Xi) in stocking st.
Shape raglan:Keeping cont of chart, cast off 4 (4-5-6-7-8) sts beg of next row. 37 (41-45-48-56-64) sts.
Cont in Chart X or XI, noting raglan decs on every following 4th row 2 (1-0-0-0-0) time(s), then every following alt row until there are 22 (25-28-28-34-47) sts, then next 0 (0-0-0-0-13) rows, ending with 40th (44th-46th-46th-50th-52nd) row Cont in chart, noting neck shaping and raglan decs until there are 2 sts.
next row:K2tog. Fasten off.
Right Front
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Change to larger needles and work
Chart XI to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 10-st rep will be worked 4 (4-5-5-6-7) times.
Chart IX is shown on page 43.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with a purl row.
Place pocket:next row: K4 (4-5-7-10-12) K27 from st holder. Slip next 27 sts on a st holder. K10 (14-18-20-26-33)
Beg with a purl row, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with a purl row.
Work 1st to 5th rows of ChartX (X-X-Xi-Xi-Xi) in stocking st.
Shape raglan:Keeping cont of chart, cast off 4 (4-5-6-7-8) sts beg of next row. 37 (41-45-48-56-64) sts.
Cont in Chart X or XI, noting raglan decs on every following 4th row 2 (1-0-0-0-0) time(s), then every following alt row until there are 21 (24-27-27-33-47) sts, then next 0 (0-0-0-0-14)rows, ending with 41st (45th-47th-47th-51st-53rd)row.
Cont in chart, noting neck shaping and raglan decs until there are 2 sts.
next row:ssk. Fasten off
Sleeves
With MC and a pair of smaller needles, cast on 46 sts.
Work 2 ins [5 cm] (K1. P1) ribbing, as given for Back inc 4 sts evenly across last row and ending with a 2nd row. 50 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Chart VII as given for Back for size M, noting 10-st rep will be worked 5 times.
With MC, cont in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on next and every following 10th (6th-6th-6th-4th-2nd)row to 52 (58-64-68-72-70) sts, then every following 12th (8th-8th-8th-6th-4th) row to 56 (64-66-70-76-86) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 17 (17-17-17-16-15) ins [43 (43-43-43-40.5-38)cm], ending with a purl row.
Work 1st to 4th rows of Chart XII, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right.
Chart XII is shown on page 45.
Shape raglans:Keeping cont of chart, cast off 4 (4-5-6-7-8)sts beg next 2 rows. 48 (56-56-58-62-70) sts.
Cont in Chart XII to end of chart, noting raglan decs.
Cast off rem 10 (8-8-8-10-10) sts.
Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew raglan seams.
His Version only: Front edgings:With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 101 (101-106-111-111-111) sts evenly up left front edge. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Rep for right front edging.
Sew zipper under front edgings.
Her Version only: Buttonhole bandWith RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 101 (101-106-111-111-111) sts evenly up right front edge.
Knit 3 rows (garter st).
next row:(RS). K2. *yo. K2tog. K17 (17-18-19-19-19) Rep from * 4 times more. yo. K2tog. K2.
Knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Buttonband:With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 101 (101-106-111-111-111) sts evenly down left front edge.
Work as given for buttonhole band, omitting all references to buttonholes.
Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
Both Versions: Collar:With smaller needles and MC, cast on 9 (10-11-12-13-13) sts.
1st row:(WS). Knit.
2nd row:K1. Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 3 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K2.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 19 (20-21-22-23-23) sts.
next row:(WS). Knit.
next rowK1. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 25 (26-27-28-29-29) sts. Place marker at end of last row.
Work in garter st (knit every row), until work from marker measures 13 (13 1/2-14-14 1/2-14 3/4-14 3/4) ins [33 (34.5-35.5-37-37.5-37.5) cm], ending with a WS row.
next row:(RS). K1. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 19 (20-21-22-23-23) sts.
next row:K1. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
next row:Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times more. 9 (10-11-12-13-13) sts. Cast off.
Pin center of Collar to center of back neck edge making sure the edge of the collar with the smallest number of increase and decrease sts is at the neck edge. Match cast on and cast off sts of collar with cast off sts of front neck edge. Ease rest of collar into position. Sew in place.
Pocket edging: With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, K27 from pocket st holder, inc 1 st at center. 28 sts.
Beg on 2nd row, work 4 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in rib.
Sew sides of edging in position.
Sew pocket lining in position on WS.
Sew side and sleeve seams.