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Bethel Woods Cardigan
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 90351AD This classic men's cardigan is casual and comfortable.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 40 (43 1/2, 47, 50 1/2, 53 1/2) in. (101.5 (110.5, 119.5, 128.5, 136) cm) Finished Length 22 1/2 (23 1/2, 24 1/2, 26, 26) in. (57 (59.5, 62, 66, 66) 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

790-302 Homespun Yarn: Colonial

Heathered Solid Dark and medium blue


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (5, 6, 7, 7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
6 (6, 6, 7, 7) buttons, 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter
GAUGE:
14 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit in front and back) K into front of next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH
Note: When working K2, p2 Rib over a number of sts that is not a multiple of 4, work an additional k2 at end of Row 1.


K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of row.


Row 2: K the knits and p the purls.


Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN
BACK
Cast on 70 (76, 82, 88, 94) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures 15 (15 1/2, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2) in.

(38 (39.5, 40.5, 42, 42) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Raglan Armholes
Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 62 (66, 70, 76, 80) sts when bind offs have been completed.


Row 1: K2, k3tog, k to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2 - 58 (62, 66, 72, 76) sts at the end of this row.


Row 2: Purl.


Row 3: Rep Row 1 - 54 (58, 62, 68, 72) sts.


Row 4: Rep Row 2.


Row 5: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.


Rep last 2 rows until 22 (22, 24, 24, 28) sts rem.

Sl rem sts to a holder.
RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 38 (41, 44, 47, 50) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.


Next Row (WS): P to last 6 sts, k6 (for buttonband).


Next Row: Knit.


Continue as established, keeping 6 sts in Garter st for buttonband and rem sts in St st, until piece measures same as Back to armhole, end with a RS row.


Shape Raglan Armhole
Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, p to last 6 sts, k6 (for buttonband) - 34 (36, 38, 41, 43) sts at the end of this row.


Row 1 (RS): K to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2 - 32 (34, 36, 39, 41) sts at end of this row.


Row 2: P to last 6 sts, k6 (for buttonband).


Row 3: Rep Row 1 - 30 (32, 34, 37, 39) sts.


Row 4: Rep Row 2.


Row 5: K to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.


Row 6: P to last 6 sts, k6 (for buttonband).


Rep last 2 rows until 14 (14, 15, 15, 17) sts rem.

Sl rem sts to a holder.


Place markers on buttonband for placement of 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) buttons with first 1 in.

(2.5 cm) above lower edge and last 1 in.

(2.5 cm) below top edge with rem 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) buttons evenly spaced between.



LEFT FRONT
Note: The Left Front is worked same as the Right Front, but reversing the shaping and working a buttonhole opposite each of the markers for buttons on the Right Front.


Cast on 38 (41, 44, 47, 50) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm), end with a WS row.


Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): Work in K2, p2 Rib as established to last 4 sts, bind off 2 sts, k to end.


Next (Buttonhole) Row: Work in K2, p2 Rib as established, casting on 2 sts over bound off sts of previous row.


Continue in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Next Row (RS): Knit.


Next Row: K6 (for buttonband), p to end of row.


Rep last 2 rows until piece measures same as Right Front to second button marker, end with a WS row.


Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): Knit to last 4 sts, bind off 2 sts, k to end.


Next (Buttonhole) Row: K6 (for buttonband), p to end of row, casting on 2 sts over bound off sts of previous row.


Continue as established, keeping 6 sts in Garter st for buttonband and rem sts in St st, and continuing to work a buttonhole opposite each marker, until piece measures same as Right Front to armhole, end with a RS row.


Shape Raglan Armhole
Note: When working raglan armhole, continue to work a buttonhole opposite each marker on Right Front.


Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, k to end of row - 34 (36, 38, 41, 43) sts at the end of this row.


Row 1 (WS): K6 (for buttonband), p to end of row.


Row 2: K2, k3tog, k to end of row - 32 (34, 36, 39, 41) sts at end of this row.


Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2 - 30 (32, 34, 37, 39) sts at end of Row 4.


Row 5: Rep Row 1.


Row 6: K2, k2tog, k to end of row - 29 (31, 33, 36, 38) sts at end of this row.


Rep last 2 rows until 14 (14, 15, 15, 17) sts rem.

Sl rem sts to a holder.
SLEEVES (make 2)
Cast on 34 sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Next (Inc) Row: K1, knit into front and back of next st (kfb), k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 36 sts at the end of this row.

Work even in St st for 3 rows.

Rep last 4 rows 2 (4, 6, 7, 9) more times - 40 (44, 48, 50, 54) sts when all incs completed.


Next (Inc) Row: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 42 (46, 50, 52, 56) sts.


Work even in St st for 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows 8 (7, 6, 6, 5) more times - 58 (60, 62, 64, 66) sts when all incs have been completed.


Work even in St st until piece measures 20 (20 1/2, 20 1/2, 21, 21) in.

(51 (52, 52, 53.5, 53.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Raglan Armhole
Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 50 (50, 50, 52, 52) sts rem when bind offs have been completed.


Next (Dec) Row (RS): K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 48 (48, 48, 50, 50) sts at end of this row.


Next Row: Purl.


Rep last 2 rows 14 (12, 11, 10, 10) more times - 20 (24, 26, 30, 30) sts when all decs have been completed.


Next (Dec) Row (RS): K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 - 18 (22, 24, 28, 28) sts at end of this row.


Work even in St st for 3 rows.

Rep last 4 rows 1 (3, 4, 6, 6) more times - 16 sts.

Sl rem sts to a holder.
FINISHING
Sew raglan seams as follows: sew a Sleeve to each side of Back along raglan armhole, the sew raglan armhole of each front to Sleeve raglans.


Collar
With RS facing, sl sts from holders back onto needle in the following order: Left Front, Sleeve, Back, Sleeve, Right Front - 82 (82, 86, 86, 94) sts total, ready to work a RS row.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until Collar measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Next (Buttonhole) Row (RS): Work in K2, p2 Rib as established to last 4 sts, bind off 2 sts, k to end.


Next (Buttonhole) Row: Work in K2, p2 Rib as established, casting on 2 sts over bound off sts of previous row.

Continue in rib until collar measures 4 in.

(10 cm).

Bind off in rib.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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