Shortie Cardigan

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Shortie Cardigan

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Beautiful cable trellises adorn this cropped cardigan.

Sizes

S
30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
Small 38 ins [97 cm]
M
Medium 34-36 ins [86-91 cm]
Medium 40 ins [102 cm]
L
Large 38-40 ins [97-102 cm]
Large 42 ins [107 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $25.32

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To fit bust measurement
30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
Finished bust measurement
Small 38 ins [97 cm]

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The materials for this project cost $25.32

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

C3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K1 from cable needle.

C3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K1, then K2 from cable needle.

C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle

C5 = Slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K1. Slip the last 3 stitches on cable needle back onto left hand needle. Bring cable needle with last stitch to the front of work passing between the needles and to the left of the yarn. K3 from left hand needle then knit stitch from cable needle.

C5B= Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then slip purl stitch from cable needle back to left hand needle and purl it. K2 from cable needle.

C5F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K3 from cable needle.

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

C7 = Slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then slip purl stitch on cable needle back onto left hand needle and purl this stitch. Knit remaining 3 stitches from cable needle.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

Tw2 = K2tog. Leave stitches on left hand needle, then knit first stitch again. Slip both stitches off needle.

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
S 30-32 ins [76-81 cm]
M Medium 34-36 ins [86-91 cm]
L Large 38-40 ins [97-102 cm]
Finished bust measurement
S Small 38 ins [97 cm]
M Medium 40 ins [102 cm]
L Large 42 ins [107 cm]

MATERIALS

Patons Classic Wool Worsted
SizesSML 
Main Color (MC)
()
91011
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle. 1 st holder. 6 buttons.

GAUGE

19 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

PANEL PAT A
(worked over 13 sts)
1st row: (RS). P4. K2. MB. K2. P4.
2nd row: K4. P5. K4.
3rd row: P4. MB. K3. MB. P4.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: As 1st row.
6th row: As 2nd row.
7th row: P3. C3B. P1. C3F. P3.
8th row: K3. P2. K1. P1. K1. P2. K3.
9th row: P2. C3B. K1. P1. K1. C3F. P2.
10th row: K2. P3. K1. P1. K1. P3. K2.
11th row: P1. C3B. (P1. K1) twice. P1. C3F. P1.
12th row: K1. P2. (K1. P1) 3 times. K1. P2. K1.
13th row: P1. K3. (P1. K1) twice. P1. K3. P1.
14th row: As 12th row.
15th row: P1. C3F. (P1. K1) twice. P1. C3B. P1.
16th row: As 10th row.
17th row: P2. C3F. K1. P1. K1. C3B. P2.
18th row: As 8th row.
19th row: P3. C3F. P1. C3B. P3.
20th row: K4. P5. K4.
These 20 rows form panel pat A.

PANEL PAT B (worked over 5 sts)
1st row: (RS). K5.
2nd and 4th rows: P5.
3rd row: C5.
5th row: K5.
6th row: P5.
These 6 rows form panel pat B.

PANEL PAT C
(worked over 27 sts)
1st row: (RS). P1. C4F. P3. C5B. P1. C5F. P3. C4B. P1.
2nd row: K2. P3. K3. P3. K5. P3. K3. P3. K2.
3rd row: P2. C4F. C5B. P5. C5F. C4B. P2.
4th row: K3. P6. K9. P6. K3.
5th row: P3. C6F. P9. C6F. P3.
6th row: As 4th row.
7th row: P2. C4B. C5F. P5. C5B. C4F. P2.
8th row: As 2nd row.
9th row: P1. C4B. P3. C5F. P1. C5B. P3. C4F. P1.
10th row: K1. P3. K6. P3. K1. P3. K6. P3. K1.
11th row: P1. K3. P6. C7. P6. K3. P1.
12th row: As 10th row.
These 12 rows form panel pat C.

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

BACK
With smaller needles cast on 110 (114-118) sts.
**1st row: (RS). P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: P2. *Tw2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: As 2nd row.**
Rep last 2 rows for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending with a 4th row and inc 27 (31-35) sts evenly across. 137 (145-153) sts.
Change to larger needles proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 4 (6-8) times. Work 1st row panel pat A. P1. *Work 1st row panel pat B. P2. Work 1st row panel pat B.* P1. Work 1st row panel pat C. Work 1st row panel pat A. Work 1st row panel pat C. P1. Work from * to * once more. P1. Work 1st row panel pat A. (P1. K1) 4 (6-8) times.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 3 (5-7) times. K2. Work 2nd row panel pat A. K1. *Work 2nd row panel pat B. K2. Work 2nd row panel pat B.* K1. Work 2nd row panel pat C. Work 2nd row panel pat A. Work 2nd row panel pat C. K1. Work from * to * once more. K1. Work 2nd row panel pat A. K2. (P1. K1) 3 (5-7) times.
Panel pats are now in position. 7 (11-15) sts of seed st pat at sides are now in position.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 18 (19-20) ins [45.5 (48- 51) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 14 (16-17) sts beg next 4 rows, then 15 (15-17) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 51 sts on a st holder.

LEFT FRONT
***With smaller needles cast on 54 (58-62) sts. Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Rep last 2 rows for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending with a 4th row and inc 14 sts evenly across. 68 (72-76) sts.***
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 4 (6-8) times. Work 1st row panel pat A. P1. Work 1st row panel pat B. P2. Work 1st row panel pat B. P1. Work 1st row panel pat C. (P1. K1) 3 times.
2nd row: (K1. P1) twice. K2. Work 2nd row panel pat C. K1. Work 2nd row panel pat B. K2. Work 2nd row panel pat B. K1. Work 2nd row panel pat A. K2. (P1. K1) 3 (5-7) times.
Panel pats are now in position. 5 sts of seed st pat at center front and 7 (11-15) sts of seed st pat at side are now in position.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 15½ (16½-17½) ins [39.5 (42-44.5) cm] ending with WS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 12 sts (neck edge). Pat to end of row. Keeping cont of pat dec 1 st at neck edge on next 13 rows. 43 (47-51) sts.
Cont even in pat until Left Front measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 14 (16-17) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 15 (15-17) sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work from *** to *** as given for Left Front.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat placing panel pats as follows:
1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 3 times. Work 1st row panel pat C. P1. Work 1st row panel pat B. P2. Work 1st row panel pat B. P1. Work 1st row panel pat A. (P1. K1) 4 (6-8) times.
2nd row: (K1. P1) 3 (5-7) times. K2. Work 2nd row panel pat A. K1. Work 2nd row panel pat B. K2. Work 2nd row panel pat B. K1. Work 2nd row panel pat C. K2. (P1. K1) twice.
Panel pats are now in position. 5 sts of seed st pat at center front and 7 (11-15) sts of seed st pat at side are now in position.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 15½ (16½-17½) ins [39.5 (42-44.5) cm] ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 12 sts (neck edge). Pat to end of row.
Keeping cont of pat dec 1 st at neck edge on next 13 rows. 43 (47-51) sts.
Cont even in pat until Right Front measures same length as Back to shoulder ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 14 (16-17) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 15 (15-17) sts.

SLEEVES
With smaller needles cast on 58 (62-66) sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Rep last 2 rows for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending with a 4th row and inc 21 sts evenly across. 79 (83-87) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. (P1. K1) 5 (6-7) times. (P2. Work 1st row panel pat B) twice. P1. Work 1st row panel pat C. P1. (Work 1st row panel pat B. P2) twice. K1. (P1. K1) 5 (6-7) times.
2nd row: K1. (P1. K1) 5 (6-7) times. (K2. Work 2nd row panel pat B) twice. K1. Work 2nd row panel pat C. K1. (Work 2nd row panel pat B. K2) twice. K1. (P1. K1) 5 (6-7) times.
Panel pats are now in position. 11 (13-15) sts of seed st pat at sides are now in position.
Cont in pat inc 1 st each end of needle on 9th and every following 8th row to 103 sts, then every following 10th row to 105 (109- 113) sts taking inc sts into seed st pat.
Work even in pat until sleeve from beg measures 17½ (18-18½) ins [44.5 (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.
Neckband: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, and smaller needles, pick up and knit 28 sts up right front neck edge.
Knit across 51 sts from back st holder dec 13 sts evenly across.
Pick up and knit 28 sts down left front neck edge. 94 sts.
1st row: (WS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing twice more, then 1st row once.
Cast off in ribbing.
Button Band: With smaller needles cast on 10 sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. (P2. K2) twice.
2nd row: P2. (K2. P2) twice.
Rep last 2 rows until band, when slightly stretched, fits up left front edge, sewing in place as you work. Cast off in ribbing.
Place markers for 6 buttons on this band having bottom button½ inch [1 cm] above cast on edge and top button ½ inch [1 cm] below cast off edge and rem 4 buttons spaced evenly between.
Buttonhole Band: Work as given for Button Band sewing in position to Right Front edge, working buttonholes to correspond to buttonhole markers as follows:
1st row: (RS). Rib across 4 sts. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
2nd row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Place markers on Front and Back side edges 8½ (9-9½) ins [21.5 (23-24) cm] down from shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.