Textured Checks Cardigan

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Textured Checks Cardigan

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This oversize check pattern is accented with a garter stitch border and shawl collar. Knit in Bernat Softee Chunky.

Extra-Small / Small
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
36" [91.5 cm]
Medium
36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
40" [101.5 cm]
Large
40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
43" [109 cm]
Extra-Large
44-46" [ 112-117 cm]
47" [119.5 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large
48-54" [122-137 cm]
55" [139.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large
56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
63" [160 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $41.81

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Extra-Small / Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra-Large
  • 2/3 Extra-Large
  • 4/5 Extra-Large
Bust measurement
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust
36" [91.5 cm]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Softee Chunky | Seagreen, 28219Edit Color
$29.61

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10.5/6.5mm
$4.40

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 11/8mm
$5.10

Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$2.70

Materials not included in this kit:

1 button.

The materials for this project cost $41.81

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

C2L = Knit through back loop of 2nd stitch on left-hand needle (behind 1st stitch), then knit 1st stitch, slipping both stitches off needle together.

C2R = Knit into front loop of 2nd stitch on left-hand needle, then knit 1st stitch, slipping both stitches off needle together.

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

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)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

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 bust
Extra-Small / Small 36" [91.5 cm]
Medium 40" [101.5 cm]
Large 43" [109 cm]
Extra-Large 47" [119.5 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 55" [139.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 63" [160 cm]

MATERIALS

Sweater
Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
SizesExtra-Small / SmallMediumLarge2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-Large 
Main Color (MC)
Seagreen (28219)
910111213
Sizes 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) and 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders. 1 button.

GAUGE

11 sts and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 60 (62-74-74-88-102) sts.
Knit 3 rows, noting 1st row is WS and dec 3 sts evenly across. 57 (59-71-71-85-99) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row:(RS). K0 (1-0-0-0-0). *P1. K6. Rep from * to last 1 (2-1-1-1-1) st(s). P1. K0 (1-0-0-0-0).
2nd row:P0 (1-0-0-0-0). *K1. P6. K7. Rep from * to last 1 (2-1-1-1-1) st(s). K1. P0 (1-0-0-0-0).
3rd to 6th rows:As 1st and 2nd rows twice more.
7th row: K0 (1-0-0-0-0). *P1. K6. P1. K1. C2R. C2L. K1. Rep from * to last 1 (2-1-1-1-1) st(s). P1. K0 (1-0-0-0-0).
8th row: As 2nd row.
9th row:K0 (1-0-0-0-0). *P1. K6. P1. K1. C2L. C2R. K1. Rep from * to last 1 (2-1-1-1-1) st(s). P1. K0 (1-0-0-0-0).
10th row:As 2nd row.
11th and 12th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
13th row:As 1st row.
14th row:P0 (1-0-0-0-0). *K8. P6. Rep from * to last 1 (2-1-1-1-1) st(s). K1. P0 (1-0-0-0-0).
15th and 17th rows:As 1st row.
16th and 18th row:As 14th row.
19th row:K0 (1-0-0-0-0). *P1. K1. C2R. C2L. K1. P1. K6. Rep from * to last 1 (2-1-1-1-1) st(s). P1. K0 (1-0-0-0-0).
20th row:As 14th row.
21st row:K0 (1-0-0-0-0). *P1. K1. C2L. C2R. K1. P1. K6. Rep from * to last 1 (2-1-1-1-1) st(s). P1. K0 (1-0-0-0-0).
22nd row: As 14th row.
23rd row:As 1st row.
24th row:As 14th row.
These 24 rows form pat.
Cont in pat, dec 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 10th (14th-8th-10th-8th-4th) row until there are 51 (55-61-65-77-87) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 18" [45.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape raglans: Cast off 3 (3-4-4-5-5) sts beg next 2 rows. 45 (49-53-57-67-77) sts rem.
1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P3. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 2 rows 12 (13-15-16-9-1) time(s) more. 19 (21-21-23-47-73) sts.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row:As 1st row.
4th row:P3. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows (3-7) times more. (23-25) sts.
All sizes:Cast off.
RIGHT FRONT
**With smaller needles, cast on 38 (39-44-44-51-59) sts.
Knit 3 rows, noting 1st row is WS and dec 2 sts evenly across. 36 (37-42-42-49-57) sts.**
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Sl1. K5. *P1. K6. Rep from * to last 2 (3-8-8-1-9) st(s). P1. K1 (2-7-7-0-8).
2nd row:K (2-7-7-0-8). *K1. P6. K7. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K7.
3rd to 6th rows:As 1st and 2nd rows twice more.
7th row:Sl1. K5. *P1. K6. P1. K1. C2R. C2L. K1. Rep from * to last 2 (3-8-8-1-9) st(s). P1. K1 (2-7-7-0-8).
8th row:/step> As 2nd row.
9th row:Sl1. K5. *P1. K6. P1. K1. C2L. C2R. K1. Rep from * to last 2 (3-8-8-1-9) st(s). P1. K1 (2-7-7-0-8).
10th row:As 2nd row.
11th and 12th rows:As 1st and 2nd rows.
13th row:As 1st row.
14th row:P1 (2-7-7-0-8).*K8. P6. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K7.
15th and 17th rows:As 1st row.
16th and 18th row:As 14th row.
19th row:Sl1. K5. *P1. K1. C2R. C2L. K1. P1. K6. Rep from * to last 2 (3-8-8-1-9) st(s). P1. K1 (2-1-1-0-1). (C2R. C2L. K1. P1) 0 (0-1-1-0-1) time. K0 (0-0-0-0-1).
20th row:As 14th row.
21st row:Sl1. K5. *P1. K1. C2L. C2R. K1. P1. K6. Rep from * to last 2 (3-8-8-1-9) st(s). P1. K1 (2-1-1-0-1). (C2L. C2R. K1. P1) 0 (0-1-1-0-1) time. K0 (0-0-0-0-1).
22nd row:As 14th row.
23rd row:As 1st row.
24th row:As 14th row.
These 24 rows form pat.
Cont in pat, dec 1 st at end of needle on next and every following 10th (14th-6th-10th-8th-4th) row until there are 33 (35-37-39-45-51) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 18" [45.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape raglan and V-neck:1st row:(RS). (K2. Cast off 2 sts. K2).
Slip all these sts onto a st holder (V-neck edge). Pat to end of row. 27 (29-31-33-39-45) sts rem.
2nd row:Cast off 3 (3-4-4-5-5) sts. Pat to end of row. 24 (26-27-29-34-40) sts rem.
3rd row:(RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
4th row:P3. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6-1-2-2-1) time(s) more. 14 (12-23-23-28-36) sts.
Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only: 1st row: K1. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P3. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
3rd row:K1. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
4th row:As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (1-5-5-2) time(s) more, then rep 1st and 2nd rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time more. 5 (6-5-5-18) sts.
Sizes XS/S, L and XL only: 1st row:(RS). K1. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P4.
3rd row:ssk. K2tog.
4th row:P2.
Size M only:1st row:(RS). K2. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P5.
3rd row:ssk. K1. K2tog.
4th row:P3.
5th row:K1. K2tog.
6th row:P2.
Size 4/5XL only:1st row:K1. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P2. P2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
3rd row:As 1st row.
4th row:P3. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 26 sts.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row:K1. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P2. P2tog. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
3rd row:K1. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
4th row:P3. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 4 rows (2-4) times more. 6 sts.
Next row:(RS). ssk. K2tog. K2.
Next row:P2. P2tog.
Next row:K2tog. K1.
Next row:P2.
All sizes:K2tog. Fasten off.
LEFT FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Right Front.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st row:(RS). K1 (2-7-7-0-8). *P1. K6. Rep from * to last 7 sts. P1. K6.
2nd row: Sl1. K5. *K8. P6. Rep from * to last 2 (3-8-8-1-9) st(s). K2 (3-8-8-1-9).
3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice more.
7th row: K1 (2-7-7-0-8). *P1. K1. C2R. C2L. K1. P1. K6. Rep from * to last 7 sts. P1. K6.
8th row: As 2nd row.
9th row: K2 (3-8-8-1-9). *P1. K1. C2L. C2R. K1. P1. K6. Rep from * to last 7 sts. P1. K6.
10th row: As 2nd row.
11th and 12th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
13th row: As 1st row.
14th row: Sl1. K5. *K1. P6. K7. Rep from * to last 2 (3-8-8-1-9) st(s). K1. P1 (2-7-7-0-8).
15th and 17th rows: As 1st row.
16th and 18th row: As 14th row.
19th row: K1 (2-0-0-0-1). (P1. K1. C2R. C2L. K1) 0 (0-1-1-0-1) time. *P1. K6. P1. K1. C2R. C2L. K1.
Rep from * to last 7 sts. P1. K6.
20th row: As 14th row.
21st row: K1 (2-0-0-0-1). (P1. K1. C2L. C2R. K1) 0 (0-1-1-0-1) time. *P1. K6. P1. K1. C2L. C2R. K1.
Rep from * to last 7 sts. P1. K6.
22nd row:As 14th row.
23rd row: As 1st row.
24th row:As 14th row.
These 24 rows form pat.
Cont in pat, dec 1 st at beg of needle on next and every following 10th (14th-6th-10th-8th-4th) row until there are 33 (35-37-39-45-51) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 18" [45.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape raglan and V-neck: 1st row:(RS). Cast off 3 (3-4-4-5-5) sts. Pat to end of row. 30 (32-33-35-40-46) sts rem.
2nd row:K6. Slip these 6 sts onto a st holder (V-neck edge). Pat to end of row. 24 (26-27-29-34-40) sts rem.
3rd row:K2. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row:P1. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (6-1-2-2-1) time(s) more. 14 (12-23-23-28-36) sts.
Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL only: 1st row:K2. ssk. Pat to end of row.
2nd row:P2. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
3rd row:K2. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row:As 2nd row.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (1-5-5-2) time(s) more, then rep 1st and 2nd rows 0 (0-0-0-1) time more. 5 (6-5-5-18) sts.
Sizes XS/S, L and XL only: 1st row:(RS). K2. K2tog. K1.
2nd row:P4.
3rd row:ssk. K2tog.
4th row:P2.
Size M only: 1st row:(RS). K2. K2tog. K2.
2nd row:P5.
3rd row:ssk. K1. K2tog.
4th row:P3.
5th row:ssk. K1.
6th row:P2.
Size 4/5XL only: 1st row:K2. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row:P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
3rd row:As 1st row.
4th row:P2. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 26 sts.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row:K2. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd row:P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
3rd row:K2. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row:P2. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 4 rows (2-4) times more. 6 sts.
Next row:(RS). K2. ssk. K2tog.
Next row:P2tog. P2.
Next row:K1. ssk.
Next row:P2.
All sizes:ssk. Fasten off.
SLEEVES
With smaller needles cast on 27 sts.
Knit 3 rows, noting 1st row is WS and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 29 sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Back for size XS/S, inc 1 st each end of needle on 11th(7th-5th-5th-5th-5th) row and every following 10th (8th-6th-6th-6th-4th) row until there are 39 (41-45-47-51-55) sts, taking inc sts into pat.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 18 (18-17 1/2-17 1/2-17-16 1/2)" [45.5 (45.5-44.5-44.5-43-42) cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 3 (3-4-4-5-5) sts beg next 2 rows. 33 (35-37-39-41-45) sts rem.
1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P3. Pat to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 2 rows 10 (11-15-16-17-13) times more. 11 (11-5-5-5-17) sts rem.
Sizes XS/S, M, and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). K2. ssk. Pat to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd row: P2. P2tog. Pat to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows 0(0-1) time more. 5 sts rem.
All sizes: Cast off.
FINISHING
Pin all pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew raglan seams.
Right Shawl Collar: With WS facing and smaller needles, (K2.
Cast on 2 sts. K2) from Right Front st holder.
1st row: (RS). Sl1. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
2nd to 4th rows: Knit.
Rep last 4 rows until there are 14 sts.
Cont even until Collar measures length to fit to center of Back neck edge, ending with a WS row. Break yarn. Leave sts on a spare needle.
Left Shawl Collar: With RS facing and smaller needles, K6 from Left Front st holder.
1st row: (WS). Sl1. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
3rd and 4th rows: Knit.
Rep last 4 rows until there are 14 sts.
Cont even until Collar measures length to fit to center of Back neck edge, ending with a WS row. Do not break yarn.
3 needle cast off:Align left-hand needles of Right and Left Collars. *Knit tog the first st from each of 2 needles. Rep from * until all sts from left-hand needles have been knit.
Align cast off edge of Collar with center back neck edge. Sew side edges of Collar to neck edge using flat seam.
Sew button to correspond to buttonhole.