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Sketchbook Cardigan
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: 90496AD This raglan-sleeved cardi is classic and versatile.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 37 (41, 45, 49, 53) in. (94 (104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5) cm), including front bands Finished Length 21 1/2 (22, 22 1/2, 23, 23 1/2) in. (54.5 (56, 57, 58.5, 59.5) cm), including lower band Notes 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.
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

486-170 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Dijon

Golden mustard


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 36.00
Alternative Quantity: 5, 6, 6, 7

Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 5 (3.75 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long Circular knitting needle size 6 (4.25 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long 5 buttons, 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter
GAUGE:
22 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger 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:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.



PATTERN STITCH
K1, p1 Rib (over an odd number of sts)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to across.


Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

NOTES:
1.

Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2.

Cardigan is worked in one piece from lower edge up to armholes, then divided for Fronts and Back.


3.

Hems are worked along the lower edge of Cardigan body and sleeves by picking up sts along the cast-on edge and working downward.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN
Body
With larger needle, cast on 196 (218, 240, 262, 284) sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 13 in.

(33 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Divide for Fronts and Back
Next Row (RS): K43 (47, 52, 56, 61) for Right Front, place Right Front sts on holder, bind off next 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts for underarm, knit until there are 94 (104, 112, 122, 130) sts on right needle for Back, place Back sts on holder, bind off next 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts for underarm, k rem sts for Left Front.



Left Front
Working over 43 (47, 52, 56, 61) Left Front sts only, continue as follows:
Raglan Armhole Shaping
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to end - 42 (46, 51, 55, 60) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 2 rows until 24 (26, 29, 31, 34) sts rem, end with a RS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, p to end - 20 (22, 24, 25, 27) sts.
Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to end - 19 (21, 23, 24, 26) sts.
Rep last 2 rows until 9 (11, 11, 10, 10) sts rem.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts, p to end - 8 (9, 9, 8, 8) sts.
Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to end - 7 (8, 8, 7, 7) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 1 (2, 2, 1, 1), p to end - 6 sts.
Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to end - 5 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K2, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts.
Next Row: P2tog.
Fasten off rem st.



BACK
From WS, place the 94 (104, 112, 122, 130) Back sts back onto needle and join yarn.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Raglan Armhole Shaping
Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 92 (102, 110, 120, 128) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 42 (48, 52, 58, 62) sts rem, end with a WS row.
Bind off.



Right Front
Note: Right Front is worked same as for Left Front, reversing shaping, as follows.
From WS, place the 43 (47, 52, 56, 61) for Right Front sts back onto needle and join yarn.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Raglan Armhole Shaping
Next Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, ssk, k2.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 24 (26, 29, 31, 34) sts rem, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 19 (21, 23, 24, 26) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 9 (11, 11, 10, 10) sts rem.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) sts, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 7 (8, 8, 7, 7) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: Bind off 1 (2, 2, 1, 1), k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 5 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: K1, ssk, k2 - 4 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: (Ssk) twice - 2 sts.
Next Row: P2tog.
Fasten off rem st.



HEM
From RS with smaller needle, pick up and knit 1 st in each st along cast-on edge of Body.
Beg with a P row, work even in St st for 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm), end with a RS row.
Knit 1 WS row for turning ridge.
Work even in St st for 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm).
Bind off.

Fold Hem to WS along turning ridge and sew bound-off sts to WS of Cardigan.
RIGHT SLEEVE
With larger needle, cast on 70 (76, 82, 88, 94) sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Raglan Shaping
Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, k to end - 66 (71, 76, 81, 86) sts.
Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, p to end - 62 (66, 70, 74, 78) sts.
Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 60 (64, 68, 72, 76) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 20 sts rem, end with a WS row.
Neck Shaping
Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 sts, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 15 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 5 sts rem.
Next Row (RS): K1, ssk, k2 - 4 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: (Ssk) twice - 2 sts.
Next Row: P2tog.
Fasten off rem st.
Cuff
From RS with smaller needle, pick up and knit 53 (57, 61, 65, 69) sts evenly spaced along cast-on edge of Sleeve.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm), end with a RS row.
Knit 1 WS row for turning ridge.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).
Bind off.



LEFT SLEEVE
Work same as Right Sleeve to neck shaping, end with a WS row.
Neck Shaping
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 sts, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 - 15 sts.
Rep last 2 rows until 5 sts rem.
Next Row (RS): K2, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Next Row: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts.
Next Row: P2tog.
Fasten off rem st.
Cuff
Work same as Right Sleeve cuff.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew Sleeve seams.

Fold cuffs to WS along turning ridge and sew bound-off sts to WS of Sleeve.

Sew raglan edges of Sleeves to Body.



Neckband
From RS with smaller needle, pick up and k22 (25, 28, 31, 34) sts evenly spaced across right front neck edge, 14 sts across top of right sleeve, 41 (47, 51, 57, 61) sts across back edge, 14 sts across top of left sleeve, and 22 (25, 28, 31, 34) sts across left front neck edge - 113 (125, 135, 147, 157) sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 in.

(5 cm), end with a RS row.
Knit 1 WS row for turning ridge.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 2 in.

(5 cm).
Bind off.
Fold neckband to WS along turning ridge and loosely sew bound-off sts to WS of Cardigan.



Buttonband
Note: When picking up sts for buttonband and buttonhole band, work through all thicknesses along hem edge.
From RS with smaller needle, beg at top corner of left front edge, pick up and k129 (132, 135, 138, 141) sts evenly spaced along left front edge.
Next Row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.
Next Row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.
Knit 1 WS row for turning ridge.
Work 7 rows in St st.
Bind off.

Fold buttonband to WS along turning ridge.
Sew bound-off sts to WS.



Buttonhole Band
From RS with smaller needle, beg at lower corner of right front edge, and working through both thicknesses of neckband and lower band, pick up and knit 129 (132, 135, 138, 141) sts evenly along right front edge.
Next Row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row (WS): K1, p to last st, k1.
Buttonhole Row 1: K9 (12, 10, 13, 11), *bind off next 4 sts for buttonhole, k until there are 20 (20, 21, 21, 22) more sts on right needle; rep from * 4 more times.
Buttonhole Row 2: K1, p to last st, casting on 4 sts over each buttonhole, k1.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Knit 1 WS row for turning ridge.
Work 2 rows in St st, then rep Buttonhole Rows 1 and 2.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Bind off.
Fold buttonhole band to WS along turning ridge.

Sew edges of buttonholes together.

Sew bound-off edge of band to WS.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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