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April in Paris Cardigan
Lion Brand® Moonlight Mohair - Festive Fur
Pattern Number: 40595
Knit Pattern: IntermediateModeled on the famed French jacket, this chic little little cardigan features a detachable fur collar.

Sizes S(M,L,XL) measures 36(41,45,48 1/2) inches at chest.

Uses 8 (10,11,13) balls Moonlight Mohair in #201 Rain Forest.

Collar uses 1 ball each Festive Fur in #170 Gold and #153 Black.*Requires size 10 (6mm) needles.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 38 (42, 46 1/2, 49 1/4)" [96.5 (106.5, 118, 125) cm] Length 18 3/4 (19 3/4, 20 3/4, 21 3/4)" [47.5 (50, 52.5, 55) cm]
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

510-201 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Rain Forest

Earth-tones with chartreuse and medium blue.


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 71.92
Alternative Quantity: 8

570-153 Festive Fur Yarn: Black

Shimmering soft black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Alternative Quantity: 1

570-170 Festive Fur Yarn: Gold

Glittering gold


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Alternative Quantity: 1

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


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


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

Additional Materials
Four 7⁄8 in. [22 mm] buttons
GAUGE:
13 sts + 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Reverse St st (p on RS, k on WS) with A. 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:
PATTERN STITCH K 1, P 1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1) Note: The RS row of this stitch pattern starts with a purl.

Row 1 (RS): (P 1, k 1) to last st, p 1.

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

Repeat Rows 1-2 for K 1, P 1 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS
Pockets – Make 2With A, cast on 21 (21, 23, 23) sts.

Work in Reverse St st for 31⁄2 (31⁄2, 4, 4)" [9 (9, 10, 10) cm], ending with a WS row.

Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 1" [2.5 cm].

Bind off in rib.
BACKWith A, cast on 59 (67, 73, 79) sts.

Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 2" [5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Change to Reverse St st and work even until piece measures 101⁄2 (11, 111⁄2, 12)" [26.5 (28, 29, 30.5) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, and 1 st at beg of next 4 rows – 45 (51, 55, 59) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 7 (71⁄2, 8, 81⁄2)" [18 (19, 20.5, 21.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck and Shoulders: Work 14 (16, 18, 19) sts; join 2nd ball of A and bind off 17 (19, 19, 21) sts, then work to end of row.

Working both sides at same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge twice, and AT SAME TIME bind off at each shoulder edge 4 sts 3 (1, 0, 0) times, 5 sts 0 (2, 2, 1) times, and 6 sts 0 (0, 1, 2) times.

Fasten off.



LEFT FRONTWith A, cast on 33 (35, 39, 41) sts.

Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 2" [5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Purl to last 6 sts, place marker, (k 1, p 1) to end.

Next Row (WS): (K 1, p 1) 3 times, slip marker, k to end of row.

Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures same as Back to armhole, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole: Bind off at beg of every RS row 3 (4, 5, 6) sts once, 2 sts once and 1 st twice – 26 (27, 30, 31) sts; AT SAME TIME, work in pattern with button band until armhole measures 21⁄2" [6.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck: On RS rows, purl to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, work to end.

Shape neck in this manner on every RS row 7 (6, 7, 7) times total – 19 (21, 23, 24) sts.

Work even until armhole measures same as Back armhole to shoulder, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder:Bind off at shoulder edge 4 sts 3 (1, 0, 0) times, 5 sts 0 (2, 2, 1) times, and 6 sts 0 (0, 1, 2) times – 7 sts.

Continue to work remaining 7 sts in rib for 31⁄4 (31⁄2, 31⁄2, 33⁄4)" [8.5 (9, 9, 9.5) cm].

Bind off.

Mark placement for 4 buttons on button band with first button 1" [2.5 cm] from bottom and top button at start of neck dec.



RIGHT FRONTWith A, cast on 33 (35, 39, 41) sts.

Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 1" [2.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Buttonhole Row (RS): P 1, k 1, k2tog, yo, p 1, k 1, rib to end.

Work in rib until piece measures 2" [5 cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Next Row: Rib 6, place marker, purl to end.

Continue as for Left Front, reversing shaping, and, AT SAME TIME, work buttonholes on RS row to correspond to markers on Left Front.

Work buttonhole band above shoulder same length as button band on Left Front.

Bind off.
SLEEVESWith A, cast on 31 (33, 35, 37) sts.

Work in K 1, P 1 Rib for 2" [5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Change to Reverse St st, inc 1 st each end every 8th row 5 (5, 6, 7) times – 41 (43, 47, 51) sts.

Work even until piece measures 18" [45.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Shape Cap: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of following 4 rows, and 1 st at beg of following 2 (2, 4, 6) rows – 25 sts.

Work even until cap measures 4 (41⁄2, 5, 51⁄2)" [10 (11.5, 12.5, 14) cm], ending with a WS row.

Bind off 1 st at beg of next 4 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows and 3 st at beg of next 2 rows – 11 sts.

Bind off.
COLLAR (Optional): With 1 strand each of B and C held tog, cast on 7 sts.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Cast on 6 sts at beg of next row, then knit across.

Repeat last 2 rows – 19 sts.

Work even in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 23 (24, 25, 26)" [58.5 (61, 63.5, 66) cm] from beg, ending with a WS row.

Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 RS rows – 7 sts.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off.



FINISHINGSew pockets on Fronts as shown.

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew together tops of button bands at top of neck and sew to Back neck edge.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew on buttons and attach optional collar to neck edge by lightly sewing in place from top button to top buttonhole.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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