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Autumn Afternoons Cardigan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 50924AD Take the fast track to great style with this flattering cardigan. Available in S/M, L/1X, 2X/3X.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Large, 2X
Sizes S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X) Finished Bust 50 (56, 62) in. [127 (142.25, 157.5) 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

640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat

Cream with natural black fibers


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GAUGE:
8 sts + 10.5 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN
BACK
Cast on 50 (56, 62) sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 (16, 18) in.

[38 (40.75, 45.75) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Armhole
Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows -- 46 (50, 52) sts.
Next Row (Dec Row): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog -- 44 (48, 50) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (2, 3) more times -- 44 sts.
Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) in.

[61 (63.5, 68.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 6 rows.

Bind off remaining 8 sts.



RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 25 (29, 33) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K 4 (for facing), sl 1, k to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 13 (14, 15) in.

[33 (35.5, 38) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Collar
Next Row (RS): K 4, m1, place marker, sl 1, place marker, m1, k to end of row -- 27 (31, 35) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K to marker, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, k to end of row.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K to 1 st before marker, m1, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, m1, k to end of row -- 29 (33, 37) sts.

Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 8) more times and, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 15 (16, 18) in.

[38 (40.75, 45.75) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.



Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next WS row.

Dec 1 st at beg of every WS row 1 (3, 4) times.

Continue collar shaping and then work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) in.

[61 (63.5, 68.5) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.

Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows.

Work even for 3 in.

[7.5 cm].

Transfer remaining sts to spare needle.



LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front, reversing all shaping.




SLEEVES
Cast on 20 (22, 24) sts.

Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 5 rows.
Row 6 (Inc Row): K1, inc 1, k to last 2 sts, inc 1, k 1 -- 22 (24, 26) sts.

Rep last 6 rows 4 (5, 6) times more -- 30 (34, 38) sts.

Work even until piece measures 15 1/4 (16, 16 1/4) in.

[39.5 (40.75, 42) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Cap
Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts at beg of next 6 rows.

Bind off remaining 6 (10, 8) sts.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew sts from spare needles tog for collar.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Fold front/collar facing to WS along sl st line and sew in place.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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