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Seaside Kimono Cardi
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: 80903AD A worsted weight version of our Textured Kimono Cardi, this oversized sweater is even great as a jacket on cool autumn days.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE:
S-L (1X-2X) Finished Bust 49 (55) in. (124.5 (140) cm) Finished Length 23 1/2 (27 1/2) in. (59.5 (70) cm) Note: Pattern is written for smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 3
Note: (A)

150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown

Dark chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 25.98
Alternative Quantity: 2
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 36 in. (90 cm) long
GAUGE:
18 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Seed st using circular needle. 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 as if working on straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With circular needle and A, cast on 111 (123) sts.

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

(24 (32) cm) from beg.


Cast on 44 (50) sts at beg of next 2 rows for sleeves - 199 (223) sts
Work in Seed St as established until sleeves measure about 10 (11) in.

(25.5 (28) cm) above cast on row.

Bind off.
RIGHT FRONT
With circular needle and A, cast on 37 (45) sts.

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

(24 (32) cm) from beg.
Cast on 44 (50) sts at beg of next row for sleeve - 81 (95) sts.
Work in Seed st as established until sleeve measures about 10 (11) in.

(25.5 (28) cm) above cast on row.

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front.

FRONT LOWER EDGE BORDERS (make 2)
With larger needles and B, cast on 26 sts.

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

Bind off.



BACK LOWER EDGE BORDER (make 1)
With larger needles and B, cast on 26 sts.

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

Bind off.



SLEEVE BORDERS (make 2)
Note: Sew Fronts to Back along shoulders and tops of sleeves before working Sleeve Border.


With larger needles and B, cast on 32 sts.

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

Bind off.



FRONT BORDER (make 1)
Note: Sew Front Lower Edge Borders to Fronts before working Front Border.
With larger needles and B, cast on 20 sts.

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

Bind off.



FINISHING
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 Border around inside edge of Cardi, including along Front Lower Edge Borders.
Weave in ends.

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


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