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Top-Down Cardigan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern Number: 1194
Discover the fun of top down knitting; size this sweater as you go.

The subtle detailing on the shoulders is accomplished with simple yarnovers.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest (buttoned) 43 1/4 (48 1/4, 54 1/4, 59 1/4, 64 1/4)". Length 22 1/4 (23 1/4, 24 1/4, 25 1/4, 25 1/4) 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

630-135 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Spice Dark burnt orange
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 43.95
Alternative Quantity: (6,7,7,8)

Lion Brand Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
Size 10.5 [6.5 mm] double pointed needles
GAUGE:
13 sts + 19 rows to 4" (10 cm) over St st. 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.

NOTES:
St st = K on RS, p on WS in rows; k every round for rnds.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER Dimensions/Measurements



Neck: 8.5 (9, 10,10, 10.5 inches
Sleeve width: 8, (9, 10.5, 11, 12) inches
Underarm to hem length: 12.5 (12.5, 12, 12.5 11.5) inches
Bottom Hem: 2 inches
Bottom circumfrence: 43.5 (49.5, 54.4, 59.5, 64.5) inches
Sleeve length excluding hem: (14.5, 14.5, 14, 14, 14) inches
Sleeve hem: 2 inches
Cuff diameter 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11.5) inches Yoke With circular needle, cast on 38 (40, 42, 42, 44) sts.
Row 1 (WS) P 3, place marker (pm), p 5, pm, p 23 (25, 27, 27, 29), pm, p 5, pm, p 2.
Row 2 (RS) [K to marker, yo, slip marker (sm), k 1, yo] 4 times, k to end - 46 (48, 50, 50, 52) sts.
Row 3 Purl.
Row 4 K 1, M1, [k to marker, yo, sm, k 1, yo] 4 times, k to last st, M1, k 1.
Row 5 Purl.
Rows 6-13 Rep last 2 rows 4 times more - 96 (98, 100, 100, 102) sts.
Row 14 Cast on 9 (10, 11, 11, 14) sts for front neck, work as for row 2 - 113 (116, 119, 119, 124) sts.
Row 15 Cast on 9 (10, 11, 11, 14) sts for front neck, [k 1, p 1] twice, k 1, p to last 5 sts, [k 1, p 1] twice, k 1 - 122 (126, 130, 130, 138) sts.
Row 16 (Buttonhole Row) Work as for row 2 to last 5 sts, k 2, yo, k2tog, k 1.

Rep Buttonhole Row every 14th row 1 (3, 6, 2, 2) times, then every 12th row 6 (4, 1, 6, 6) times and AT SAME TIME, continue as follows: Row 17 and all WS rows to lower band [K 1, p 1] twice, k 1, p to last 5 sts, [k 1, p 1] twice, k 1.
Row 18 [K to marker, yo, sm, k 1, yo] 4 times, k to end.

Rep last 2 rows 10 (12, 15, 17, 19) times more, working buttonholes when necessary - 218 (238, 266, 282, 306) sts.
Next row Rep Row 17.

Divide for body:
Next Row (RS) K 35 (38, 42, 44, 49), remove marker (rm), k 1 (left front), *slip next 42 (46, 52, 56, 60) to hold, rm, cast on 6 (8, 10, 14, 14) sts for underarm*, k 61 (67, 75, 79, 85), rm, k 1, work from * to * once, k 36 (39, 43, 45, 50) - 146 (162, 182, 198, 214) sts.

Work even, working all WS rows as established, knitting all RS rows and working buttonholes as indicated until piece measures 20 1/4 (21 1/4, 22 1/4, 23 1/4, 23 1/4)" from beg, end with a RS row.

Lower band:
Next Row (WS) *K 1, p 1; rep from * across, dec 1 st at center of back-145 (161, 181, 197, 213) sts.
Next row K 6, *p 1, k 1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k 5.

Continue in pat as established until band measures 2", continuing buttonholes as necessary.

Bind off in pat.

SLEEVES
Rnd 1 With RS facing and dpns, pick up and k 6 (8, 10, 14, 14) sts along cast-on sts at underarm, pm after 3rd (4th, 5th, 7th, 7th) st, k sts from hold and up to marker - 48 (54, 62, 70, 74) sts.

Knit 2 rnds.
Next (dec) rnd K 1, k2tog, k to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k 1.

Rep dec rnd every 8th (6th, 6th, 4th, 4th) rnd 2 (7, 1, 10, 9) times, then every 6th (4th, 4th, 2nd, 2nd) rnd 7 (4, 12, 7, 9) times - 28 (30, 34, 34, 36) sts.

Work even until sleeve measures 14 1/4 (14 1/4, 14, 14, 14)" from underarm.
Next rnd *K 1, p 1; rep from *.

Rep last rnd until band measures 2".

Bind off in rib.



FINISHING
Neckband With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and k 18 (19, 20, 20, 23) along right front to raglan, *1 at raglan, 4 across sleeve, 1 at raglan*, 22 (24, 26, 26, 28) across back, rep from * to * once, 18 (19, 20, 20, 23) along left front - 70 (74, 78, 78, 86) sts.

Work in rows as follows:
Row 1 (WS) *K 1, p 1; rep from * around, dec 7 by p2tog as you go in following areas: 1 on each front, 1 at each raglan and 1 at center back - 63 (67, 71, 71, 79) sts.
Row 2 K 5, *k 1, p 1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k 5.

Work even in pat as established for 3 more rows.

Bind off in pat.

Sew on buttons.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
M1 = make 1
p = purl
pat = pattern
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
ssk = slip, slip, knit
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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