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Knit Uptown, Downtown Cardigan
Lion Brand® Color Waves - Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 40001
Knit: Intermediate (Pattern Only)Uptown elegance meets hipster cool in a fur trimmed top, perfect for layering over dinner dress or an everyday jeans and tee combo.

Sizes S(M,L,1X).

Finished chest 36 (40,44,48) inches uses 5(6,7,7) skeins Color Waves* #309 Blue Lagoon and 2 balls Fun Fur* #109 Sapphire.Requires Size 9(6.5mm) needles.Order this item if you want a copy of the pattern downloaded to your computer.

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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished chest 38 1/2 (42 1/2, 47, 52)inches Length 19 1/4 (20 1/4, 21 1/4, 22 3/4)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: (applied Feb 18, 2005)
The amount of #109 Sapphire should be changed to 6 (6, 7, 7) balls.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

940-309 Color Waves Yarn: Blue Lagoon DISCONTINUED Medium blue, highlighted with green and earth tones
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.95
Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 7)

320-109 Fun Fur Yarn: Sapphire

Intense royal blue


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.94
Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 7)

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


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
12.4 sts and 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with MC. 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and k them tog.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With MC, cast on 66 (72, 78, 86) sts.

Work even in St st for 3”

Shape Body: Dec 1 st each end every 6th row 5 times – 56 (62, 68, 76) sts.

Work even until piece measures 11 (11 1/2, 12, 13)” from beg.



Shape Armhole: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st each end every other row 3 (4, 6, 6) times – 42 (44, 44, 50) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2)”.



Shape Shoulder and Neck: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 6 (6, 6, 4) rows, then bind off 5 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2) rows.

Bind off remaining 18 (20, 20, 24) sts for Back neck.
LEFT FRONT

With MC, cast on 37 (40, 44, 48) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K to last 2 sts, p 1, k 1.

Row 2: P 1, k 1, p across.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 3”.

Shape Body: Keeping 2 st Rib at front edge, dec 1 st at side edge every 6th row 5 times – 32 (35, 39, 43) sts.

Work even until piece measures 9 3/4 (10 1/4, 10 3/4, 11 3/4)” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck and Armhole: K to last 4 sts, ssk, p 1, k 1.

Repeat dec every other row at neck edge 13 (14, 15, 17) times total.

AT SAME TIME, when piece measures 11 (11 1/2, 12, 13)” from beg, ending with a WS row, bind off 4 (5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next row, then dec 1 st at armhole edge every row 7 (9, 12, 13) times 12 (12, 12, 13) sts–.

Shape Shoulder: When armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2)”, ending with a WS row, at armhole edge bind off 4 sts twice, then 4 (4, 4, 5) sts once.
RIGHT FRONT:

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES

With 2 strands CC held tog, cast on 30 (32, 34, 34) sts.

Work in Garter st (k every row) for 6” break off CC.

With MC, work in St st.

Inc 1 st each end every 12th (10th, 8th, 6th) row 4 (5, 7, 10) times – 38 (42, 48, 54) sts.

Work even until piece measures 18 (18 1/2, 19, 19 1/2)” from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Cap: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows; dec 1 st each end every other row 3 (4, 6, 6) times – 24 (24, 24, 28) sts.

Work even until cap measures 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/4, 4 1/2)”, then bind off 2 sts at beg of next 8 rows – 8 (8, 8, 12) sts.

Bind off all sts.
COLLAR

With 2 strands CC held tog, pick up and knit 94 (100, 104, 108) sts evenly around neck opening, beg and ending at beg of neck shaping.

Work 16 rows in Garter st, then inc 1 st each end every 5th row 4 times – 102 (108, 112, 116) sts.

Bind off all sts.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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