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Diagonal Cardigan Knit
Lion Brand® Imagine (Old)
Pattern Number: 1184
Skill Level: intermediate Slimming diagonal lines and tasteful buttons create an aura of subtle elegance.

8 balls for S/M 43 inches -48 inches; 9 for L/XL 52 inches -56 inches; 10 for 2X 62 inches.

Shown in Norwegian Woods mohair-blend Imagine yarn.

Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm) straight needles; size 7 (4.5 mm) 29" circular needles; Seven 7/8 inch buttons.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 43 (48, 52, 56, 62) inches Length 231/2 (24, 241/2, 241/2, 25)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

780-327 Imagine Yarn: Norwegian Woods (discontinued) Mixed brown, dark blue and grey
Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 31.92
Alternative Quantity: 8, 8, 9, 9, 10

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95

GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4 “ (10 cm) 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1 (Make 1): With left needle, going from front to back, lift horizontal thread lying between the stitch on your left needle and the stitch on your right needle onto the left needle.

Knit this stitch through the back loop.

DR (Diagonal Right): M1, k2 together, pass the M1 over the k2tog, M1.

DL (Diagonal Left): M1, k2 together through back loops, M1, slip last 2 titches back to left needle; pass the M1 over the K2tog-b, slip the stitch back to right needle.



PATTERN STITCH (DIAGONAL LINES)

NOTE Place Marker at center to make working pattern easier.

Row 1: K 3 (8, 4, 8, 5), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times more; [CENTER OF V]; **DL (Note You will be making 2 M1 sts in same horizontal bar to form center of “V”), k 7; rep from ** 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times more, end DL, k 3 (8, 4, 8, 5).

Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.

Row 3: K 2 (7, 3, 7, 4), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times; k 2, ** DL, k 7; rep from ** 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times, end DL, k 2 (7, 3, 7, 4).

Row 5: K 1 (6, 2, 6, 3), DR, *k 7, DR; repeat from * 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times; k 4, **DL, k 7, rep from ** 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times; end DL, k 1 (6, 2, 6, 4).

Row 7: K 9 (5, 1, 5, 2), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) times; k 6,**DL, k 7, rep from ** 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) times; end DL, k 9 (5, 1, 5, 2).

Row 9: K 8 (4, 9, 4, 1), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) times; k 8,**DL, k 7, rep from ** 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) times; end DL, 8 (4, 9, 4, 1).

Row 11: K 7 (3, 8, 3, 9), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) times; k 10, **DL, k 7; rep from ** 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) times; end DL, k 7 (3, 8, 3, 9).

Row 13: K 6 (2, 7, 2, 8), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) times; k 12, **DL, k 7, rep from ** 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) times; end DL, k 6 (2, 7, 2, 8).

Row 15: K 5 (1, 6, 1, 7), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) times; k 14, **DL, k 7; rep from ** 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) times; end DL, k 5 (1, 6, 1, 7).

Row 17: K 4 (9, 5, 9, 6), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) times; k 16, **DL, k 7, rep from ** 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) times, end DL, k 4 (9, 5, 9, 6).

Row 18: Purl.

Repeat Rows 1-18 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With smaller needles, cast on 100 (110, 120, 128, 140) sts.

Work k1, p1 ribbing for 2 1/2".

Change to larger needles and k 1 row, p 1 row.

Begin pattern stitch and work even until piece measures 14" from beg (or desired length), ending ready for a RS row.

Armhole Shaping: Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at the beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at beg and end of every RS row 5 times - 84 (94, 104, 110, 122) sts rem.

Work even until piece measures 9 1/2"(10", 10 1/2", 10 1/2 ", 11") from beginning, end ready for a RS row.

Shape Shoulders: Bind off 11 (13, 15, 16, 19) sts at beg of next 4 rows.

Bind off rem 40 (42, 44, 46, 46) sts.
LEFT FRONT

Using smaller needles, cast on 51 (57, 61, 65, 71) sts.

Work rib as for Back, change to larger needles, k 1 row, purl 1 row.

Begin pattern: K 3 (8, 4, 8, 5), DR, *k 7, DR; rep from * 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times more; end k 1.

Continue working diagonal pattern and shaping as for Back until piece measures 15 1/2"(16", 16", 161/2", 161/2") from beginning.

End ready for a RS row.

V-Neck Shaping: Keeping pattern correct, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 14 (16, 17, 20, 22) times, then every 4th row 4 (2, 3, 1, 0) times.

Work shoulder shaping to correspond to back.

Bind off.
RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.

Begin pattern:K 1, **DL, k 7; rep from ** 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times more, end DL, k 3 (8, 4, 8, 5); continue working diagonal pattern as for back.



SLEEVE

With smaller needles, cast on 40 (40, 42, 42, 44) sts.

Work in k1, p1 ribbing for 2".

Change to larger needles and knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

Begin pattern: K 9 (9, 10, 10, 11), DR, k 7, DR, DL, k 7, DL, k 9 (9, 10,10,11).

Continue working in diagonal pattern and increase one st at beg and end of every 4th row 23 (23, 22, 22, 16) times, every 3rd row 0 (0, 4, 4, 12) times - 88 (88, 94, 94, 100) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 18 1/2" from beg, ending ready for a RS row.

Shape Cap: Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows; dec 1 st at beg and end of every RS row 5 times.

Bind off all sts.
FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams, side seams, and underarm seams.

Button band: With circular needle and RS of lower right front edge facing, pick up 48 sts to V-neck decrease, 36 (38, 40, 42, 42) sts.

along neck edge, 40 (42, 44, 46, 46) sts across back neck, 36 (38, 40, 42, 42) sts along neck edge, and 48 sts along left front edge.

Work in k 1, p 1 rib for 2 rows.

Buttonhole Row: Work 2 sts, bind off next 2 sts, [work 5 sts, bind off 2] 6 times, continue in rib to end.

On next row, cast on 2 sts over the bound off sts.

Work 2 more rows, then bind off loosely in rib.

Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
lp(s) = loop(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k2togb = Knit 2 stitches together through back loop
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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