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Textured Kimono Cardi
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: 80786AD
Downloadable Pattern: Textured Kimono Cardi

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Varies
S-L (1X-2X) Finished Bust 49 (55) in. (124.5 (140) cm) Finished Length 24 (28) in. (61 (71) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-127 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Mahogany

Deep, rich brown


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 54.00
Alternative Quantity: 8
Note: (A)

486-114 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Cayenne

Rusty orange-red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.00
Alternative Quantity: 3
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
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
Circular knitting needle size 6 (4.25 mm), 36 in. (90 cm) long
GAUGE:
22 sts and 40 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st. 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 STITCHES Seed Stitch (odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, P1; rep from * to last st, K1.
Rep Row 1 for Seed St.



Criss Cross Cable (multiple of 6 sts + 2)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): K1, *k2, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: K1, *sl next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: K1, p2, *k2, sl next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then p2 from cable needle; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Rows 5 and 7: K1, *p4, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: K1, *p2, sl next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: K5, *sl next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p2, then k2 from cable needle, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Criss Cross Cable.

NOTES:
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
With A, cast on 135 (151) sts.

Work in Seed St until piece measures 9 1/2 (12 1/2) in.

(24 (32) cm) from beg.

Cast on 56 (64) sts at beg of next 2 rows for sleeves - 247 (279) sts
Work in Seed St as established until sleeves measure 10 (11) in.

(25.5 (28) cm).

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT
With A, cast on 45 (53) sts.

Work in Seed St for 9 1/2 (12 1/2) in.

(24 (32) cm).
Cast on 56 (64) sts at beg of next row for sleeve - 101 (117) sts.
Work in Seed St as established until sleeve measures about 10 (11) in.

(25.5 (28) cm).

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front.



FINISHING
Front Lower Edge Borders (make 2)
With B, cast on 38 sts.

Work in Criss Cross pattern until piece measures same as lower edge of Front.

Bind off.



Back Lower Edge Border (make 1)
With B, cast on 38 sts.

Work in Criss Cross pattern until piece measures same as lower edge of Back.

Bind off.



Sew Fronts to Back along shoulders and tops of sleeves before proceeding to make Sleeve and Front Borders.



Sleeve Borders (make 2)
With B, cast on 44 sts.

Work in Criss Cross pattern until piece measures same as lower edge of Sleeve (Front and Back).

Bind off.



Sew Front Lower Edge Borders to Fronts before proceeding to Front and Neck Border.



Front and Neck Border (make 1)
With B, cast on 32 sts.

Work in Criss Cross pattern until piece measures same as entire front opening edge (including Front Lower Edge Borders).

Bind off.



Sew Sleeve Borders to lower edges of Sleeves.
Sew Back Lower Edge Border to lower edge of Back.
Sew side and Sleeve seams, including Borders.
Sew Front and Neck Border around inside edge of Cardi, including along Front Lower Edge Borders.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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