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Autumn Afternoons Cardigan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70109AD
Autumn Afternoons Cardigan
Knit: Intermediate

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Chest 36 1/2 (40, 45 1/2, 48, 51 1/2, 54 1/2) in. (92.5 (101.5, 115.5, 122, 131, 138.5) cm) Finished Length 26 (26 1/2, 27 1/2, 28, 28 3/4, 29) in. (66 (67, 70, 71, 73, 73.5) 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: (applied Mar 7, 2011)
Note added for right front. FINISHING Sew shoulder seams. Sew short ends of collar together. Seam the edge of the collar (at the center back neck) to the Cardigan. Lay the Cardigan onto a flat surface with the WS of the Cardigan facing you. Fold collar and front bands in half along sl st (marked by dotted line on schematic drawing), bringing the collar and front bands towards the WS of the Cardigan. and sew together on the inside. The collar and front bands will now be a double layer of knitting. Working on the WS of the Cardigan, and beginning at the center back neck, sew the edge of the collar/band facing to the Cardigan. Begin again at center back neck and sew the remaining collar/band facing to the Cardigan. Note: Sewing the collar/band facing to the Cardigan one half at time, will create a more even seamline. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.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

620-126 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chocolate Brown

Rich, deep brown


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620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

True black


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with one strand of each color held together 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.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
Cast on 60 (66, 74, 80, 86, 92) sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 17 (17, 17 1/2, 17 1/2, 18, 18) in.

(43 (43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 46 (52, 58, 64, 68, 72) sts.
Work even until armholes measure 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 9 3/4, 10) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25, 25.5) cm).


Shape Shoulders
Bind off 6 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows, and 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 10) at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off remaining 22 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts for neck.
RIGHT FRONT
Note: Before beginning Right Front, refer to schematic drawing.

The right hand side of the Front shows an outlined section, divided by a dashed line.

The sts within this outlined section create the front band and front band facing (inside portion of the front band) and the collar/collar facing.

The dashed line marks the line of sl sts, this will become the fold line for the front band and collar.


Cast on 41 (44, 48, 51, 54, 57) sts.
Row 1 (RS): K 7 (for facing), sl 1, k to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 14 in.

(35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Collar
Next Row (RS): K 6, inc 1 st in next st, place marker, sl 1, place marker, inc 1 st in next st, k to end of row - 43 (46, 50, 53, 56, 59) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K to 1 st before first marker, inc 1 st in next st, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, inc 1 st in next st, k to end of row - 45 (48, 52, 55, 58, 61) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 21 more times and AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 17 (17, 17 1/2, 17 1/2, 18, 18) in.

(43 (43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row and shape armhole.



Shape Armhole
Bind off 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next WS row.

Work until armhole measures same as Back to shoulders, end with a RS row and shape shoulder.



Shape Shoulder
Bind off 6 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11) sts at beg of next WS row and 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 10) at beg of following WS row - 68 (68, 69, 70, 71, 72) sts.

Work even for 3 (3, 3 1/4, 3 3/4, 4, 4 1/4) in.

(7.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10, 11) cm).

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front, reversing all shaping.
SLEEVE (make 2)
Cast on 32 (32, 34, 34, 36, 38) sts.

Work in St st for 7 rows, end with a WS row.
Inc Row (RS): K1, inc 1 st in next st, k to last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, k 1 - 34 (34, 36, 36, 38, 40) sts.
Continue in St st, inc 1 st each edge every 4th row 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 6) times more, then on every following 6th row 7 (9, 9, 9, 9, 9) times more - 56 (60, 64, 66, 68, 70) sts.
Work even until piece measures 18 1/2 (19, 20, 21 1/2, 22, 22) in.

(47 (48.5, 51, 54.5, 56, 56) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew short ends of collar together.

Seam the edge of the collar (at the center back neck) to the Cardigan.

Lay the Cardigan onto a flat surface with the WS of the Cardigan facing you.

Fold collar and front bands in half along sl st (marked by dotted line on schematic drawing), bringing the collar and front bands towards the WS of the Cardigan.

The collar and front bands will now be a double layer of knitting.


Working on the WS of the Cardigan, and beginning at the center back neck, sew the edge of the collar/band facing to the Cardigan.

Begin again at center back neck and sew the remaining collar/band facing to the Cardigan.


Note: Sewing the collar/band facing to the Cardigan one half at time, will create a more even seamline.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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