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Middlemarch Cardigan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90202AD This stylish cardigan features feminine ruffles and classic cables for a fitted, refined look. Also available in brown and black.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm) Finished Waist 29 (33, 37, 41, 45) in. (73.5 (84, 94, 104, 114.5) cm) Finished Length 22 (22 1/2, 22 1/2, 23, 23 1/2) in. (56 (57, 57, 58.5, 59.5) 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: None

MATERIALS

620-151 Wool-Ease Yarn: Grey Heather

Soft misty grays


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Additional Materials
5 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
23 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over 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
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the purl sts, p the knit sts as they appear.
Rep Row 2 for Seed St.



Moss Stitch
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts, p the purl sts as they appear.
Row 3: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
Row 4: K the knit sts, p the purl sts as they appear.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Moss Stitch.



Right Cable (over 6 sts)
Row 1 (RS): P1, k4, p1.
Row 2: K1, p4, k1.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: P1, sl 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2 from cable needle, p1.
Row 6: K1, p4, k1.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Right Cable.



Left Cable (over 6 sts)
Row 1 (RS): P1, k4, p1.
Row 2: K1, p4, k1.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: P1, sl 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cable needle, p1.
Row 6: K1, p4, k1.
Rep Rows 1-6 for Left Cable.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN
BACK
Cast on 101 (113, 123, 135, 147) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Working Row 1 of all patterns, work Seed St over 13 (16, 18, 21, 24) sts, Left Cable over next 6 sts, place marker, Seed St over next 9 sts, place marker, Right Cable over next 6 sts, Seed st over 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) sts, Right Cable over next 6 sts, Seed St over 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) sts, Left Cable over next 6 sts, Seed St over 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) sts, Left Cable over next 6 sts, place marker, Seed St over next 9 sts, place marker, Right Cable over next 6 sts, Seed St over 13 (16, 18, 21, 24) sts - 101 (113, 123, 135, 147) sts.


Work in patterns as established for 11 more rows.
Dec Row (RS): *Work in patterns as established to marker, slip marker, p2tog, work in patterns to 2 sts before next marker, p2tog, rep from * once, then continue in pattern to end - 97 (109, 119, 131, 143) sts.
Continue in patterns as established AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row every 6 rows 3 more times - 85 (97, 107, 119, 131) sts (1 st remains between markers).


Work 6 rows even in patterns as established, removing markers.
Shape Waist
Next Row (WS): Work as established over 18 (21, 23, 26, 29) sts, p3tog, continue in patterns as established over 43 (49, 55, 61, 67) sts, p3tog, work to end of row - 81 (93, 103, 115, 127) sts.


Work 18 rows even in patterns as established.
Next Row (RS): Work in patterns over 18 (21, 23, 26, 29) sts, knit in front and then back and then front of next stitch (2 sts inc), continue in patterns over 43 (49, 55, 61, 67) sts, knit in front and then back and then front of next stitch (2 sts inc), continue in patterns to end of row - 85 (97, 107, 119, 131) sts.
Next Row (WS): Work in patterns over 19 (22, 24, 27, 30) sts, place marker, work 1 st in Seed st, place marker, continue in patterns over 45 (51, 57, 63, 69) sts, place marker, work 1 st in Seed st, place marker, continue in patterns to end of row.
Work 8 rows even in patterns as established.
Next Row (RS): Work in pattern over 19 (22, 24, 27, 30) sts, knit in front and back and then front of next stitch (2 sts inc), continue in patterns over 45 (51, 57, 63, 69) sts, knit in front and back and then front of next stitch (2 sts inc), continue in patterns to end of row - 89 (101, 111, 123, 135) sts (3 sts between markers).
Work 9 rows in patterns as established, working inc sts in Seed st.
Inc Row: Working in patterns as established, inc 1 st after first marker, 1 st before second marker, 1 st after third marker and 1 st before last marker - 93 (105, 115, 127, 139) sts (5 sts between markers).
Continue in patterns as established, AT THE SAME TIME, rep Inc Row every 10 rows until there are 9 sts between markers - 101 (113, 123, 135, 147) sts.
Work even as established until piece measures 14 1/2 in.

(37 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 4 (6, 8, 9, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 93 (101, 107, 117, 123) sts.
Bind off 2 (4, 4, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 89 (93, 99, 105, 109) sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of every other row 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times - 81 (83, 87, 91, 93) sts.

Work even in patterns until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2) in.

(18 (19, 19, 20.5, 21.5) cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Row 1: Work in pattern over 24 (24, 26, 26, 27) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 33 (35, 35, 39, 39) sts, work to end of row.
Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, then dec 1 st at each neck edge once.

Work even on rem 20 (20, 22, 22, 23) sts each side until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(19 (20.5, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm).
Bind off.
LEFT FRONT
Cast on 54 (60, 65, 71, 77) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Working Row 1 of all patterns, work in Seed St over 13 (16, 18, 21, 24) sts, Left Cable over next 6 sts, place marker, Seed St over next 9 sts, place marker, Right Cable over next 6 sts, Seed St over 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) sts, Right Cable over next 6 sts, Seed St over 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts - 54 (60, 65, 71, 77) sts (9 sts between markers).


Work in patterns as established for 11 more rows.
Dec Row (RS): Work in patterns to first marker, p2tog, continue in pattern to 2 sts before 2nd marker, p2tog, continue in patterns to end - 52 (58, 63, 69, 75) sts (7 sts between markers).
Continue in patterns as established AT THE SAME TIME, rep Dec Row every 6 rows 3 more times - 46 (52, 57, 63, 69) sts (1 st remains between markers)
Work 6 rows even in patterns as established, removing markers.
Shape Waist
Next Row (WS): Work as established over 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) sts, p3tog, continue in patterns to end - 44 (50, 55, 61, 67) sts.


Work 18 rows even in patterns as established.
Next Row (RS): Work in patterns over 18 (21, 23, 26, 29) sts, knit in front and back and then front of next stitch (2 sts inc), continue in patterns to end of row - 46 (52, 57, 63, 69) sts.
Next Row (WS): Work in patterns over 26 (29, 32, 35, 38) sts, place marker, work 1 st in Seed st, place marker, continue in patterns to end of row.
Work 8 rows even in patterns as established.
Next Row (RS): Work in patterns over 19 (22, 24, 27, 30) sts, knit in front and back and then front of next stitch (2 sts inc), continue in patterns to end of row - 48 (54, 59, 65, 71) sts (3 sts between markers).

Work 9 rows in patterns as established, working inc sts in Seed st.
Inc Row: Working in patterns as established, inc 1 st after first marker and 1 st before second marker - 50 (56, 61, 67, 73) sts (5 sts between markers).
Continue in patterns as established, AT THE SAME TIME, rep Inc Row every 10 rows until there are 9 sts between markers - 54 (60, 65, 71, 77) sts.
Work even as established until piece measures 14 1/2 in.

(37 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape V-Neck and Armhole
Bind off 4 (6, 8, 9, 12) sts at beg of next RS row - 50 (54, 57, 62, 65) sts.


Work next (WS) row in patterns as established.
Bind off 2 (4, 4, 6, 7) sts at beg of next RS row - 48 (50, 53, 56, 58) sts.
Work next (WS) row in patterns as established.
Next Row (RS): Dec 1 st at beg of row for armhole, work in patterns to last 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) sts, p2tog for V-neck, work 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) sts in Seed st.
Continue to dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) more times.

AT THE SAME TIME, p2tog on RS rows before panel of 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) Seed sts at center Front (for V-neck) until 20 (20, 22, 22, 23) sts remain.

Work even in patterns as established until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off.
Mark placement for 5 buttons evenly spaced along Front edge between lower edge and beginning of neck shaping.



RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping and pattern placement and working buttonholes on RS rows opposite markers as follows:
Buttonhole Row 1 (RS): Work in pattern over 2 sts, bind off 3 sts, continue in patterns to end of row.

On next row, work in patterns as established, casting on 3 sts over bound-off sts of previous row.
UPPER SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 61 (65, 67, 69, 71) sts.
Work 8 (6, 7, 5, 4) rows in Seed St.
Continue in Seed St, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each edge every row 1 (5, 6, 10, 15) times - 63 (75, 79, 89, 101) sts.


Work 7 (5, 5, 5, 3) rows even in Seed St.
Shape Cap
Bind off 4 (6, 8, 9, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 55 (63, 63, 71, 77) sts.
Bind off 2 (4, 4, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 51 (55, 55, 59, 63) sts.
Dec 1 st each edge every other row 20 (22, 22, 24, 26) times - 11 sts.
Bind off.



LOWER SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 23 sts.
Row 1: Work in Moss st to last 2 sts, inc 1 in next st, k1 - 24 sts.
Row 2: K2, work in Moss st to end of row.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 - 26 sts.
Row 7: Work in Moss st to last 3 sts, p2tog, k1 - 25 sts.
Row 8: K2, work in Moss st to end of row.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7 and 8 - 23 sts.

Rep Rows 1-12 until piece measures about 30 (32, 33, 34, 35) in.

(76 (81.5, 84, 86.5, 89) cm, ending with a Row 8.

Bind off.
COLLAR
Cast on 33 sts.
Row 1: Work in Moss st to last 2 sts, inc 1 in next st, k1 - 34 sts.
Row 2: K2, work in Moss st to end of row.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 - 36 sts.
Row 7: Work in Moss st to last 3 sts, p2tog, k1 - 35 sts.
Row 8: K2, work in Moss st to end of row.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7 and 8 - 33 sts.
Rep Rows 1-12 until piece measures about 42 (43, 43, 45, 46) in.

(106.5 (109, 109, 114.5, 117) cm from beg, ending with a Row 8.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulders.


Place markers at neck edge of Cardigan, 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) above last buttonhole.

Baste Collar around neck, with unshaped edge of Collar against neck, and folding pleats into Collar to ease in fullness.

Sew Collar in place.

Sew in Upper Sleeves.

Sew side and Upper Sleeve seams.
Lower Sleeves
Seam ends of Lower Sleeves.
Matching seams, sew Lower Sleeve to bottom edge of Upper Sleeve, folding pleats into Lower Sleeve to ease in fullness.
Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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