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Leaf Panel Cardigan

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Long cardigan lined with leaves and small cable details.

Size

S
30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
42 ins [107 cm]
M
34-36 ins [86-91 cm]
46 ins [117 cm]
L
38-40 ins [97-102 cm]
50 ins [127 cm]
XL
42-44 ins [107-112cm]
54 ins [137 cm]
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Bust Measurements
30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
Finished Measurments
42 ins [107 cm]

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Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

K2togtbl = Knit 2 stitches together through back loops.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

RS = right side

Sl1K = Slip next stitch knitwise.

yrn = yarn round needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust Measurements
S 30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
M 34-36 ins [86-91 cm]
L 38-40 ins [97-102 cm]
XL 42-44 ins [107-112cm]
Finished Measurments
S 42 ins [107 cm]
M 46 ins [117 cm]
L 50 ins [127 cm]
XL 54 ins [137 cm]

MATERIALS

Classic Wool Worsted
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
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10111212
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. 7 buttons.

GAUGE

Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. 7 buttons.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

PANEL PAT (worked over 21 sts)
1st row: (RS). *P8. Cr5BKP. P8.
2nd row: K8. P2. K1. P2. K8.
3rd row: P7. Cr3R. P1. Cr3L. P7.
4th row: K7. P2. K3. P2. K7.
5th row: P6. Cr3R. P1. K1. P1. Cr3L. P6.
6th row: K6. P2. K2. P1. K2. P2. K6.
7th row: P5. Cr3R. P1. K3. P1. Cr3L. P5.
8th row: K5. P2. K2. P3. K2. P2. K5.
9th row: P4. Cr3R. P1. K2tog. yfwd. K1. yfwd. Sl1K. K1. psso. P1. Cr3L. P4.
10th row: K4. P2. K2. P5. K2. P2. K4.
11th row: P3. Cr3R. P1. K2tog. (K1. yfwd) twice. K1. Sl1K. K1. psso. P1. Cr3L. P3.
12th row: K3. P2. K2. P7. K2. P2. K3.
13th row: P2. Cr3R. P1. K2tog. K2. yfwd. K1. yfwd. K2. Sl1K. K1. psso. P1. Cr3L. P2.
14th row: K2. P2. K2. P9. K2. P2. K2.
15th row: P2. Cr3L. P1. yon. Sl1K. K1. psso. K5. K2tog. yrn. P1. Cr3R. P2.
16th row: K3. P2. K2. P7. K2. P2. K3.
17th row: P3. Cr3L. P1. yon. Sl1K. K1. psso. K3. K2tog. yrn. P1. Cr3R. P3.
18th row: K4. P2. K2. P5. K2. P2. K4.
19th row: P4. Cr3L. P1. yon. Sl1K. K1. psso. K1. K2tog. yrn. P1. Cr3R. P4.
20th row: K5. P2. K2. P3. K2. P2. K5.
21st row: P5. Cr3L. P1. yon. Sl1K. K2tog. psso. yrn. P1. Cr3R. P5.
22nd row: K6. P2. K2. P1. K2. P2. K6.
23rd row: P6. Cr3L. P3. Cr3R. P6.
24th row: K7. P2. K3. P2. K7.
25th row: P7. Cr3L. P1. Cr3R. P7.
26th row: K8. P2. K1. P2. K8.
These 26 rows form panel pat.

BACK
With smaller needles cast on 103 (111-125-133) sts.
Knit 7 rows (garter st) noting that 1st row is WS and inc 25 (27-29- 31) sts evenly across last row. 128 (138-154-164) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 1st row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 3 times. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 1st row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
2nd row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). (K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 2nd row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 3 times. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 2nd row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
3rd row: K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 3rd row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 3 time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 3rd row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
4th row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). (K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 4th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 3 times. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 4th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
5th row: K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F) 1 (1- 2-2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 5th row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F. P1) 3 times. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 5th row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
6th row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). (K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 6th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 3 times. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 6th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
7th row: K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 7th row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 3 times. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 7th row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
8th row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). (K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 8th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 3 times. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 8th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
These 8 rows form pat. Panel pats are now in position.
Cont in pat, working appropriate rows of panel pat, until Back from beg measures 5½ ins [14 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at each end of last row.
Cont in pat working the 3 edge sts at each end in stocking st (not garter st) until Back from beg measures 28 (28½-29-29½) ins [71 (72-73.5-75) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Keeping cont of pat cast off 15 (16-19-20) sts beg next 4 rows, then 15 (17-18- 20) sts beg following 2 rows. Cast off rem 38 (40-42-44) sts dec 2 sts over each cable.

LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles cast on 54 (58-64-69) sts.
Work 7 rows garter st noting that 1st row is WS and inc 13 (14-16- 16) sts evenly across last row. 67 (72-80-85) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6) 1 (1- 2-2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 1st row panel pat. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6.
2nd row: K7. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 2nd row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
3rd row: K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6) 1 (1- 2-2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 3rd row panel pat. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6.
4th row: K7. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 4th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
5th row: K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F) 1 (1- 2-2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 5th row panel pat. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6.
6th row: K7. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 6th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
7th row: K6 (11-7-12). (P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6) 1 (1- 2-2) time(s). P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 7th row panel pat. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6.
8th row: K7. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 8th row panel pat. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P3 (8-4-9). K3.
These 8 rows form pat. Panel pat is now in position.
Cont in pat, working appropriate rows of panel pat, until Left Front from beg measures same length as Back to markers, ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at end of last row.
Cont in pat working the 3 edge sts at each end in stocking st (not garter st) until Left Front from beg measures 19 ins [48 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Front shaping: Next row: Pat to last 8 sts. P2tog. K6.
** Keeping cont of pat, cont to dec at front edge inside garter st band as before, every alt row to 60 (64- 71-75) sts, then on every following 4th row to 51 (55-62-66) sts.
Cont even until Left Front measures same length as Back to shoulder shaping, ending with right side facing for next row.**
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 15 (16-19-20) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off 15 (17-18-20) sts beg next row. Leave rem 6 sts on a safety pin.
Mark positions for 7 buttons on garter st band having bottom button on 4th row and top button ½ inch [1 cm] below beg of front shaping and rem evenly spaced.

RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles cast on 54 (58-64-69) sts.
Knit 3 rows noting that 1st row is WS.
Next row: K3. yfwd. K2tog. (Buttonhole made). Knit to end of
row.
Work 3 more rows in garter st inc 13 (14-16-16) sts evenly across last row. 67 (72-80-85) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 1st row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
2nd row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). K1. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 2nd row panel pat. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K7.
3rd row: K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 3rd row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
4th row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). K1. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 4th row panel pat. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K7.
5th row: K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 5th row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
6th row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). K1. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1) 1 (1-2- 2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 6th row panel pat. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K7.
7th row: K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. Work 7th row panel pat. (K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6 (11-7-12).
8th row: K3. P3 (8-4-9). K1. (P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6) 1 (1-2-2) time(s). P2tog. yrn. P2. Work 8th row panel pat. P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2. K7.
These 8 rows form pat. Panel pat is now in position.
Cont in pat, working appropriate rows of panel pat, and working buttonholes as before to correspond to markers on Left Front until Right Front from beg measures same length as Back to markers, ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at end of last row.
Cont in pat working the 3 edge sts at each end in stocking st (not garter st) and working rem buttonholes until Left Front from beg measures 19 ins [48 cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Front shaping: Next row: K6. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.
Work 1 row even, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 15 (16-19-20) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off 15 (17-18-20) sts beg next row. Leave rem 6 sts on a safety pin.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles cast on 34 (36-38-40) sts.
Knit 7 rows (garter st) noting that 1st row is WS and inc 25 (25-27- 27) sts evenly across last row. 59 (61-65-67) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2 (3-5-6). P1. *K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2.* Work 1st row panel pat. Work from * to * once more. P1. K2 (3-5-6).
2nd row: P2 (3-5-6). K1. *P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2.* Work 2nd row panel pat.
Work from * to * once more. K1. P2 (3-5-6).
3rd row: K2 (3-5-6). P1. *K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2.* Work 3rd row panel pat. Work from * to * once more. P1. K2 (3-5-6).
4th row: P2 (3-5-6). K1. *P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2.* Work 4th row panel pat. Work from * to * once more. K1. P2 (3-5-6).
5th row: K2 (3-5-6). P1. *K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. C6F. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2.* Work 5th row panel pat. Work from * to * once more. P1. K2 (3-5-6).
6th row: P2 (3-5-6). K1. *P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2.* Work 6th row panel pat. Work from * to * once more. K1. P2 (3-5-6).
7th row: K2 (3-5-6). P1. *K2togtbl. yfwd. K2. P1. K6. P1. K2togtbl. yfwd. K2.* Work 7th row panel pat. Work from * to * once more. P1. K2 (3-5-6).
8th row: P2 (3-5-6). K1. *P2tog. yrn. P2. K1. P6. K1. P2tog. yrn. P2.* Work 8th row panel pat. Work from * to * once more. K1. P2 (3-5-6).
These 8 rows form pat. Panel pat is now in position.
Cont in pat, working appropriate rows of panel pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 4th row to 93 (101-105- 113) sts, taking inc sts into stocking st.

Sizes S, M and L only: Inc 1 st each end of needle on every following 6th row to 101 (105-109) sts.

All sizes: Cont in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 17½ (18-18- 18½) ins [44.5 (45.5-45.5-47) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

FINISHING
Block all pieces to measurements, cover with a damp cloth and allow to dry.
Back Neck Band: Sew shoulder seams. With WS facing and larger needles, knit across 6 sts left on safety pin at left shoulder. Cont in garter st until band fits halfway across back neck when slightly stretched. Cast off.
With RS facing and larger needles knit across 6 sts left on safety pin at right shoulder. Cont in garter st until band fits halfway across back neck when slightly stretched. Cast off.
Sew cast off edges of bands tog.
Sew band in position across back neck.
Place markers on front and back side edges 9½ (10-10½-11) ins [24 (25.5-26.5-28) cm] down from shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves between markers. Sew side seams from markers. Sew sleeve seams. Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.