Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Knitted Bejeweled Cardigan - Sizes to 3X
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 1115
The simple, clean lines of this flattering cardigan are the perfect background for the dazzling pewter and garnet-like buttons.

Knit-as-you-go buttonholes make this an effortless knit with minimal finishing.

Designed with two pockets.

Shown in Antique (307) Homespun.

Requires size 10 needles, 1 hook.

Requires 8 buttons, for size 40 in.

- 44 in.

or 10 buttons for larger sizes

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Chest Measurements 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60) inches. Length 24 (24, 25, 25, 26, 26)inches.
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-339 Homespun Yarn: Creole DISCONTINUED 'Painterly' color Brick, gray, a soupçon of evergreen - the colors of the old French Quarter.
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 22.36
Alternative Quantity: (5, 5, 6, 6, 6)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
14 sts + 20 rows = 4 1/4" over St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK:

Cast on 66 (72, 80, 86, 94, 100) sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 1/2 (15 1/2, 16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2)", end with a WS row.

Armhole Shaping: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, dec 1 st at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6) rows – 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 86) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 ( 8 1/2, 9, 9, 9 1/2, 9 1/2)".

Bind off all sts.





LEFT FRONT:

Cast on 36 (40, 43, 46, 50, 53) sts.

Work in St st until piece measures 15 1/2 (15 1/2, 16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2)", end with a WS row.

Armhole Shaping: Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of row (armhole edge) and cont to dec 1 st from armhole edge every other row 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) times – 32 (36, 38, 41, 44, 46) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 5 1/2 (5 1/2, 6, 6, 6 1/2, 6 1/2)", end with a RS row.

Neck Shaping Next row (WS): Bind off 7 sts at beg of row (neck edge) and cont to bind off from neck edge every other row 4 sts once, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) sts once, 1 st 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) times – 17 (20, 22, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Work even until piece measures same length as back.

Bind off all sts.



RIGHT FRONT:

Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping; AT SAME TIME, work buttonholes as foll: Work until piece measures 1 3/4 (1 3/4, 2, 2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2)", end with a WS row.

Next (buttonhole) row (RS): K2, yo, k2tog, k to end.

Work buttonhole row as established at inside edge every 2 1/2 (2 1/2, 2, 2, 2, 2)" 7 (7, 9, 9, 9, 9) times more.
SLEEVES:

Cast on 32 (32, 34, 34, 35, 35) sts.

Work in St st for 2".

Inc 1 st at beg and end of next row, then every foll 5th (5th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 4th) row 6 (6, 9, 9, 7, 7) times more, then every 6th (6th, 6th, 6th, 5th, 5th) row 5 (5, 3, 3, 6, 6) times – 56 (56, 60, 60, 63, 63) sts.

Work even until piece measures 17 1/2 (17 1/2, 17 1/2, 17 3/4, 16 3/4, 16 3/4)" from beg, end with a WS row.

Next row (RS): Bind off 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, dec 1 st at beg of next 4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6) rows.

Bind off rem 48 (48, 50, 50, 51, 49) sts.



POCKET (make 2): Cast on 16 (16, 16, 16, 20, 20) sts.

Work in St st for 5".

Bind off all sts.

FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams.

With RS facing and crochet hook, work 1 row sc along top edges of pockets.

Place one pocket on each front approximately 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6)" from bottom, 2 1/2 (3, 3 1/2, 4, 4, 4 1/2)" from inside edge, and 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2, 5, 5, 5 1/2)" from side edge.

Sew pockets in place (whip st suggested).

Set in sleeves.

Sew side and sleeve seams, leaving 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7)" open on side seams for vents.

With RS facing and crochet hook, beg at left side neck, work one row sc around entire piece including vents.

Rep for Sleeve openings.

Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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