Shawl Collar Cardigan

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Shawl Collar Cardigan

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The subtle contrast between this cardigan's five shades give it a casual, cozy feel. Shown in Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash.

Sizes

XS/S
28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
37" [ 94 cm ]
M
36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
41" [ 104 cm ]
L
40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
45" [ 115.5 cm ]
XL
44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
49" [ 124.5 cm ]
2/3 XL
48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
56" [ 142 cm ]
4/5 XL
56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
63" [ 160 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $86.42

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3 XL
  • 4/5 XL
To fit bust measurement
28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Finished bust
37" [ 94 cm ]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Apple Green, 12223Edit Color
$52.11

Contrast A

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Cork, 12012Edit Color
$5.79

Contrast B

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Deep Olive, 12205Edit Color
$5.79

Contrast C

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Gold, 12609Edit Color
$5.79

Contrast D

Classic Wool DK Superwash | Pumpkin, 12630Edit Color
$5.79

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$3.15

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$4.05

Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons

The materials for this project cost $86.42

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

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

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

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
XS/S 28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
M 36-38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm ]
L 40-42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm ]
XL 44-46" [ 112-117 cm ]
2/3 XL 48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
4/5 XL 56-62" [ 142-157.5 cm ]
Finished bust
XS/S 37" [ 94 cm ]
M 41" [ 104 cm ]
L 45" [ 115.5 cm ]
XL 49" [ 124.5 cm ]
2/3 XL 56" [ 142 cm ]
4/5 XL 63" [ 160 cm ]

MATERIALS

Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash (50 g/1.75 oz;114 m/125 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3 XL4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
Apple Green (12223)
9910111213
Contrast A
Cork (12012)
112222
Contrast B
Deep Olive (12205)
112222
Contrast C
Gold (12609)
111122
Contrast D
Pumpkin (12630)
111122
Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 3 st holders. 5 buttons

GAUGE

22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Stripe Pat
With A work 2 rows stocking st.
With B work 4 rows stocking st.
With A work 2 rows stocking st.
With MC work 14 rows stocking st.
With C work 2 rows stocking st.
With D work 4 rows stocking st.
With C work 2 rows stocking st.
With MC work 14 rows stocking st.
These 44 rows form Stripe Pat.

BACK
With D and smaller needles, cast on 102 (114-122-134-154-174) sts. Break D. Join MC.
1st row: (RS). With MC, *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 1/2" [6 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 0 (0-2-0-0-0) sts evenly across last row. 102 (114-124-134-154-174) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: Proceed in
Stripe Pat for 8 rows.
Cont in Stripe Pat and work side dec as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. K2tog. Knit to last 5 sts. ssk. K3.
Work 9 rows even in pat.
Rep last 10 rows 3 times more. 94 (106-116-126) sts.
Work 10 rows even in pat.

Cont in Stripe Pat and work side inc as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. Inc 1 in next st. Knit to last 4 sts. Inc 1 in next st. K3.
Work 9 rows even in pat.
Rep last 10 rows 3 times more. 102 (114-124-134) sts.

All sizes: Cont even in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures approx 17 1/2" [44.5 cm], ending with any purl row of MC. Break A, B, C and D.

Shape armholes: With MC only, cast off 4 (5-6-8-10-14) sts beg next 2 rows. 94 (104-112-118-134-146) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-2-2-3-5) time(s) more. 86 (92-100-106-118-122) sts.

Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (6-8-8-12-11) times more. 74 (78-82-88-92-98) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures 8 (8 1/2-9-9 1/2-10-10 1/2)" [20.5 (21.5-23-24-25.5-26.5) cm, ending with a purl row.

Shape shoulders and back neck: 1st row: (RS). Cast off 6 (7-7-8-8-9) sts. K13 (14-15-16-17-18). K2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

2nd row: P2tog. Purl to end of row.
3rd row: Cast off 6 (7-7-8-8-9) sts. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
4th row: Purl.
Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-8-8) sts.

With RS facing, slip next 32 (32-34-36-38-40) sts onto a st holder. Join MC to rem sts and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). ssk. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Cast off 6 (7-7-8-8-9) sts. Purl to last 2 sts. P2togtbl.
3rd row: ssk. Knit to end of row.
4th row: Cast off 6 (7-7-8-8-9) sts. Purl to end of row.
5th row: Knit.
Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-8-8) sts.

LEFT FRONT
**With D and smaller needles, cast on 50 (54-58-66-74-86) sts. Break D. Join MC.
1st row: (RS). With MC, *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 1/2" [6 cm], ending with a 2nd row and inc 1 (3-3-1-3-1) st(s) evenly across last row. 51 (57-61-67-77-87) sts.**

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: Proceed in
Stripe Pat for 8 rows.
Cont in Stripe Pat and work side dec as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Work 9 rows even in pat.
Rep last 10 rows 3 times more. 47 (53-57-63) sts.
Work 10 rows even in pat.

Cont in Stripe Pat and work side inc as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. Inc 1 in next st. Knit to end of row.
Work 9 rows even in pat.
Rep last 10 rows 3 times more. 51 (57-61-67) sts.

All sizes: Cont even in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures same length as Back, ending with purl row and same row of pat.
Break A, B, C and D.

Shape armhole: With MC only, cast off 4 (5-6-8-10-14) sts beg next row. 47 (52-55-59-67-73) sts.
1st row: (WS). Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
2nd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-2-2-3-5) time(s) more. 43 (46-49-53-59-61) sts.
Purl 1 row.

Shape V-neck and armhole: Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 3 sts. ssk. K1. Place marker at end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (6-8-8-12-11) times more. 31 (32-31-35-33-37) sts.

Next row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (4-0-3-0-3) times more. 24 (27-30-31-32-33) sts.

Next row: (RS). Knit to last 3 sts. ssk. K1. Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 5 (6-8-7-7-6) times more. 18 (20-21-23-24-26) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back, ending with a purl row.

Shape shoulder: cast off 6 (7-7-8-8-9) sts beg of next and following alt row. Purl 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-8-8) sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Left Front.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:

Sizes XS/S, M, L and XL only: Proceed in Stripe Pat for 8 rows.
Cont in Stripe Pat and work side dec as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit to last 5 sts. ssk. K3.
Work 9 rows even in pat.
Rep last 10 rows 3 times more. 47 (53-57-63) sts.
Work 10 rows even in pat.

Cont in Stripe Pat and work side inc as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. Inc 1 in next st. K3. Work 9 rows even in pat.
Rep last 10 rows 3 times more. 51 (57-61-67) sts.

All sizes: Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back, ending with knit row and 1 extra row of MC. Break A, B, C and D.

Shape armhole: With MC only, cast off 4 (5-6-8-10-14) sts beg next row. 47 (52-55-59-67-73) sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2-2-2-3-5) time(s) more. 43 (46-49-53-59-61) sts.

Shape V-neck and armhole: Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2. Place marker at beg of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (6-8-8-12-11) times more. 31 (32-31-35-33-37) sts.

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (4-0-3-0-3) times more. 24 (27-30-31-32-33) sts.

Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to end of row.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 5 (6-8-7-7-6) times more. 18 (20-21-23-24-26) sts.

Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back, ending with a knit row.

Shape shoulder: cast off 6 (7-7-8-8-9) sts beg of next and following alt row. Knit 1 row. Cast off rem 6 (6-7-7-8-8) sts.

SLEEVES
With D and smaller needles, cast on 50 (50-54-54-58-62) sts. Break D. Join MC.
1st row: (RS). With MC, *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 1/2” [6 cm], ending with a 2nd row.

Change to larger needles and proceed in Stripe Pat inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 6th (4th-4th-4th-4th-4th) row until there are 78 (66-74-94-94-108) sts, then every following 8th (6th-6th-6th-6th-6th) row until there are 82 (88-94-100-104-110) sts.

Cont even in Stripe Pat until work from beg measures approx 17 1/2 (17 1/2-17 1/2-17-17-16 1/2)" [44.5 (44.5-44.5-43-43-42) cm], ending with any purl row of MC. Break A, B, C and D.

With MC only, proceed as follows.
Shape top: cast off 3 (4-5-6-7-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 76 (80-84-88-90-90) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 10 (10-11-12-13-15) times more. 54 (58-60-62-62-58) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. ssk. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2togtbl. Purl to last 4 sts. P2tog. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows until there are 18 (18-20-22-22-22) sts. Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.

Button band and collar: With D and smaller needles cast on 8 sts. Break D. Join MC.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K1. (P1. K1) 3 times. K1.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 4 times.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures along front edge length to fit from cast on edge to marked row (beg of V-neck shaping), ending with WS row. Sew in place as you knit, stretching band slightly to fit along front edge.

Shape collar: 1st row: (RS). Inc 1 in first st. Rib to last 2 sts. Inc 1 in next st. K1.
2nd row: Sl1P. Rib to end of row, taking inc sts into (K1. P1) ribbing.
3rd row: Rib to last st. K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows until there are 28 sts.

Cont even in ribbing, slipping first st on WS until collar measures length to fit along V-neck edge and ends at center of back neck edge, ending with a WS row. Cast off in rib.

Place markers for 5 buttons on button band, having bottom button 4 rows up from cast off edge, top button at last row of button band and rem 3 sts spaced evenly between.
Work buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2. P1. cast off 2 sts. K1. P1. K1.
2nd row: P1. K1. P1. Cast on 2 sts over cast off sts. K1. P1. K1.
Buttonhole band and collar: With D and smaller needles cast on 8 sts. Break D. Join MC.
1st row: (RS). With MC, K2. (P1. K1) 3 times.
2nd row: (P1. K1) 4 times.
Rep last 2 rows, noting buttonhole position,
until work from beg measures along front edge length to fit from cast on edge to marked row (beg of V-neck shaping), ending with WS row. Sew in place as you knit.

Shape collar: 1st row: (RS). Sl1. Inc 1 in next st. Rib to last 2 sts. Inc 1 in next st. K1. 9 sts.
2nd row: Rib to last st, taking inc sts into (K1. P1) ribbing. P1.
3rd row: Sl1. Rib to end of row.

4th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows until there are 28 sts.

Cont even in ribbing, slipping first st on RS until collar measures length to fit along V-neck edge and ends at center of back neck edge, ending with a WS row. Cast off in rib.

Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.