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Elizabeth Wrap Cardigan
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: 90135AD This warm wrap cardigan is the ultimate casual sweater. Available in sizes S-M and L-2X. Note: Cardigan features single crochet finishing.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)
S-M and L-2X
Finished Back Width 16 (19) in. (40.5 (48.5) cm)
Finished Length 21 3/4 (22 3/4) in. (55 (58) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-141 LB Collection® Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry

Deep magenta


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GAUGE:
23 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1. Stitch markers should be split-ring style.
2. Body is knit as a rectangle, beginning at one front edge, then working to opposite front edge.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN
BODY

With larger needles, cast on 110 (116) sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 28 in. (71 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Make First Armhole Slit

Next (Armhole) Row 1: Bind off 36 (42) sts, place marker on this edge of bound-off sts, k to end of row.

Next (Armhole) Row 2: Purl, cast on 36 (42) sts at end of row.

Work even until piece measures 44 (47) in. (112 (119.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Make Second Armhole Slit

Rep Armhole Rows. Work even until piece measures 72 (75) in. (183 (190.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.

FRONT BAND

With larger needles, cast on 64 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 72 (75) in. (183 (190.5) cm). Bind off.

SLEEVES (make 2)

With smaller needles, cast on 58 (62) sts.
Beg with knit row, work in St st for 5 rows.

Next Row (WS): Knit, for turning ridge.

Work in St st for 5 rows.
Change to larger needles. Continue in St st, increase 1 st each edge every 12th row 6 (7) times – 70 (76) sts. Work even until piece measures 12 (13) in. (30.5 (33 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap

Next Row (Dec Row) RS: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next Row (Dec Row) WS: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1.

Rep last 2 rows until 24 (36) sts rem.

Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 12 (14) sts rem, then work even until piece measures 17 (19) in. (43 (48.5) cm) from beg. Bind off.

FINISHING

Sew Sleeve seams. Sew Sleeves into armholes, placing underarm seams at markers. Fold lower edge of Sleeve to WS along turning ridge and sew in place. Fold Front Band in half lengthwise and sew doubled edge along neck and front opening edges of Body.

Front Edging

From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k142 (148) sts evenly spaced along cast-on edge of Body and edge of Front Band.
Beg with a purl row, work in St st for 6 rows.

Next Row (WS): Knit, for turning ridge.

Work in St st for 6 rows for hem. Bind off.
Fold hem to WS along turning ridge and sew in place. Rep along bound-off edge of Body and edge of Front Band.

Lower Back Edging

From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with sc in lower back corner, sc evenly across lower back edge. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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