Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Textured Topper
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90559

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 40 (45, 48, 51, 56) in. (101.5 (114.5, 122, 129.5, 142) cm) Finished Length 29 (29, 30 1/2, 30 1/2, 32) in. (73.5 (73.5, 77.5, 77.5, 81.5) 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

860-151 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Charcoal Grey

Dark gray


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 21.95
Alternative Quantity: 6, 6, 6, 7

860-173 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Green

Light muted green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Alternative Quantity: 2, 2, 3, 3

860-146 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Purple

Cool light purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1, 1

Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
15 sts + 23 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Checks pattern 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:
PATTERN STITCH
Checks Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: K2, *p4, k2; rep from * across.
Row 6: P2, *k4, p2; rep from * across.
Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 5 and 6.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Checks pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

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

Cardigan is worked in three pieces: Back, Left Front, and Right Front.

The Back includes the back halves of the sleeves.

The Left Front includes the front half of the left sleeve, and the Right Front includes the front half of the right sleeve.
3.

The Back begins at the right sleeve and is worked across to the left sleeve.

The Fronts begin at the sleeve and are worked across to the center front.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
Right Sleeve
With larger needle and C, cast on 50 sts.
Beg with a WS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), for 15 rows.
Change to A.
Work Rows 1-8 of Checks pattern 3 times, then Row 1 once more.
Back Next Row (WS): Cast on 60 (60, 66, 66, 72) sts.
Work Row 2 of Checks pattern over cast on sts, then continue to end of row - 110 (110, 116, 116, 122) sts at the end of this row.
Continue in Checks pattern as established until Row 8 has been completed, then rep Rows 1-8 of Checks pattern 13 (15, 16, 17, 19) more times.
Work Rows 1-3 of Checks pattern.
Left Sleeve Next Row (WS): Bind off 60 (60, 66, 66, 72) sts, p to end - 50 sts at the end of this row.
Continue in Checks pattern as established until Row 8 has been completed, then rep Rows 1-8 of Checks pattern 2 more times.
Work Rows 1-4 of Checks pattern.
Change to C and work in St st for 15 rows.
Bind off.
LEFT FRONT
Left Sleeve
With larger needle and C, cast on 50 sts.
Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 15 rows.
Change to A, and rep Rows 1-8 of Checks pattern 3 times, then Row 1 once more.
Left Front
Next Row (WS): Cast on 60 (60, 66, 66, 72) sts.
Work Row 2 of Checks pattern over cast on sts, then continue to end of row - 110 (110, 116, 116, 122) sts at the end of this row.
Continue in Checks pattern as established until Row 8 has been completed, then rep Rows 1-8 of Checks pattern 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) more times.
Front Band
Change to smaller needle and B.
Cast on 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts for back neckband, knit across cast on sts, then k to end of row - 124 (124, 132, 134, 140) sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) for 29 rows.
Change to larger needle and beg with a RS row, work in St st for 14 rows.
Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT
Right Sleeve
With larger needle and C, cast on 50 sts.
Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 15 rows.
Change to A and rep Rows 1-8 of Checks pattern 3 times.
Right Front Next Row (RS): Cast on 60 (60, 66, 66, 72) sts.
Work Row 1 of Checks pattern over cast on sts, then continue to end of row - 110 (110, 116, 116, 122) sts at the end of this row.
Continue in Checks pattern as established until Row 8 has been completed, then rep Rows 1-8 of Checks pattern 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) more times.
Front Band
Change to smaller needle and B.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row: Cast on 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts for back neckband, knit across cast on sts, then k to end of row - 124 (124, 132, 134, 140) sts.
Work in Garter st for 28 rows.
Change to larger needle and beg with a RS row, work in St st for 14 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams including tops of sleeves.

Sew side and lower sleeve seams.

Seam ends of back neckband, then sew neckband to back neck.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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