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Fresh Picked Color 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70807B
This cardigan is a great accessory for yearbook picture days.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
S (M, L) 6-8 yrs (9-10 yrs, 11-12 yrs) Finished Chest 28 (30, 32) in. (71 (76, 81.5) cm) buttoned Finished Length 10 (12, 12) in. (25.5 (30.5, 30.5) 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 Aug 30, 2012)
Next Row (WS): Work in Seed st to marker, p24 (26, 28) sts (right left front), bind off 6 sts, p55 (57, 61) sts (back), bind off 6 sts, p24 (26, 28) sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st (left right front) - 113 (119, 127) sts. Place sts on a holder.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
830-113 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Cherry
Deep, bold red
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Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 24 in. (60 cm)
1 button 7/8 in. (22 mm) diameter
Sewing needle and thread
17 sts + 25 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.
Seed Stitch (over odd number of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across, end with k1.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.
Body and Sleeves are worked back and forth on circular needle to armhole, then joined and worked in one piece for yoke.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.
Editor's Note: This sweater is cropped and has 3/4 length sleeves.
The sweater in displayed photograph is slightly oversized.
BODY Cast on 125 (131, 139) sts.
Working back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles, work 6 rows in Seed st.
Next Row (WS): Work first 5 sts in Seed st as established for left front band, place marker, p to last 5 sts, place marker, work last 5 sts in Seed st for right front band.
Next Row: Work in Seed st to marker, k to next marker, work last 5 sts in Seed st.
Continue as established, keeping 5 sts at the beg and end of each row in Seed st for front bands, and rem sts in St st, until piece measures 3 1/2 (5, 5) in.
(9 (12.5, 12.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Armhole Next Row (WS):Work in Seed st to marker, p24 (26, 28) sts (left front), bind off 6 sts, p55 (57, 61) sts (back), bind off 6 sts, p24 (26, 28) sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st right front) – 113 (119, 127) sts.
Place sts on a holder.
SLEEVE (make 2) Cast on 35 (35, 37) sts.
Work 6 rows in Seed st.
Beg with a WS row, continue in St st, increase 1 st at each end every 8th row 6 (7, 7) times – 47 (49, 51) sts.
Work even in St st until Sleeve measures 9 (11, 12) in.
(23 (28, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, Place rem 39 (41, 43) sts on a holder.
Yoke With RS facing, place sts from holders back onto needle in the following order: Right Front, Sleeve, Back, Sleeve, Left Front – 191 (201, 213) sts.
Next Row (RS): Keeping 5 sts for front bands in Seed st, and rem sts in St st as established, dec 1 (1, 3) st(s) evenly spaced across row – 190 (200, 210) sts.
Work 3 (5, 5) more rows, thus ending with a WS row.
Shape Yoke Row 1 (RS): Working first and last 5 sts in Seed st as established, knit.
Row 2: Rep Row 1.
Row 3 (Eyelet Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *K2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st.
Row 4: Rep Row 1.
Row 5 (Dec Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *k3, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st – 154 (162, 170) sts.
Row 6: Working first and last 5 sts in Seed st as established, purl.
Rows 7–10: Rep Rows 1–4.
Rows 11: Rep Row 1.
Row 12: Rep Row 6.
Rows 13–16: Rep Rows 1–4.
Row 17 (Dec Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *k2, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st – 118 (124, 130) sts.
Rows 18–28: Rep Rows 6–16.
Row 29 (Dec Row): Work first 5 sts in Seed st, *k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, work last 5 sts in Seed st – 82 (86, 90) sts.
Row 30: Rep Row 6.
Row 31: Working first and last 5 sts in Seed st as established, k rem sts and dec 7 (11, 13) sts evenly spaced between Seed st bands – 75 (75, 77) sts.
Row 32: Rep Row 6.
Rows 33 and 34: Work in Seed st.
Row 35 (Buttonhole Row): K1, p1, yo, k2tog, work in Seed st to end of row.
Rows 36–38: Rep Row 33.
FINISHING Sew Sleeve and underarm seams.
Sew button opposite buttonhole.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
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