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Modern Raglan Cardigan
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10124 The classic lines of this cardigan give it a flattering, chic look. Raglan shoulder shaping makes the sweater both elegant and simple to construct.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
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 hem
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: (applied Oct 28, 2012)
LEFT SLEEVE … Neck Shaping Next Row (RS): Knit. Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 sts, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 - 9 sts at the end of this row. Next Row: Knit. Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, p to last 2 4 sts, p2tog, p2 - 5 sts at the end of this row.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

5400-508 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Blue Corn

Cornflower blue


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 6 (4.25 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long Circular knitting needle size 7 (4.5 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long 5 buttons, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
18 sts + 25 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:
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.

A 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 the 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 across the cast-on edge and working downward.


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN Body With larger needle, cast on 160 (178, 196, 214, 232) 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.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Divide for Fronts and Back Next Row (RS):K35 (38, 43, 47, 51) for Right Front, place Right Front sts on holder, bind off next 6 (8, 8, 10, 12) sts for underarm, knit until there are 78 (86, 94, 100, 106) sts on right needle for Back, place Back sts on holder, bind off next 6 (8, 8, 10, 12) sts for underarm, k to end for Left Front.





Left Front Working over 35 (38, 43, 47, 51) Left Front sts only, work as follows: Raglan Armhole Shaping Next Row (WS): Purl.

Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to end - 34 (37, 42, 46, 50) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 2 rows until 19 (21, 24, 27, 29) sts rem, end with a RS row.

Shape Neck Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, p to end - 15 (16, 18, 20, 21) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to end - 14 (15, 17, 19, 20) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 2 rows once more - 9 (9, 10, 11, 11) sts rem.

Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 4) sts, p to end - 7 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to end - 6 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: P2tog, p to end - 5 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K2, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: P2tog.Fasten off rem st.





Back From WS, slip the 78 (86, 94, 100, 106) sts for 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 - 76 (84, 92, 98, 104) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 34 (40, 44, 48, 50) 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, slip the 35 (38, 43, 47, 51) sts for Right Front onto needle and join yarn.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Raglan Armhole Shaping Next Row (RS): K to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 34 (37, 42, 46, 50) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 19 (21, 24, 27, 29) sts rem, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 14 (15, 17, 19, 20) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows once more - 9 (9, 10, 11, 11) sts rem.

Next Row (RS): Bind off 2 (2, 3, 4, 4) sts, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 6 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: K2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 4 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: (Ssk) twice - 2 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: P2tog.Fasten off rem st.



HEM From RS with smaller needle, pick up and knit 1 st in each st across cast-on edge of Body.

Beg with a WS (purl) 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 58 (62, 68, 72, 76) 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 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) sts, k to end - 55 (58, 64, 67, 70) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 4, 5, 6) sts, p to end - 52 (54, 60, 62, 64) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 50 (52, 58, 60, 62) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows until 14 sts rem, end with a WS row.

Neck Shaping Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 sts, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 9 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2 - 5 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: K1, ssk, k2 - 4 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: (Ssk) twice - 2 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: P2tog.

Fasten off rem st.

Cuff From RS with smaller needle, pick up and k43 (47, 51, 53, 57) sts evenly across 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 - 9 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2 - 5 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: K2, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: P2tog.

Fasten off rem st.

Cuff Work same as Right Sleeve cuff.

Bind off.

FINISHINGSew Sleeve seams.

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

Sew raglan edges of Sleeves to Body.





Neckband From RS with smaller needle, pick up and k18 (20, 23, 25, 28) sts evenly spaced across right front neck edge, 12 sts across top of right sleeve, 33 (39, 43, 47, 49) sts across back edge, 12 sts across top of left sleeve, and 18 (20, 23, 25, 28) sts across left front neck edge - 93 (103, 113, 121, 129) sts at the end of this row.

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 k107 (108, 111, 114, 117) 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, pick up and k107 (108, 111, 114, 117) sts evenly spaced along right front edge.

Next Row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.

Buttonhole Row 1: K7 (8, 10, 10, 12), *bind off next 4 sts for buttonhole, k until there are 16 (16, 16, 17, 17) 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)
hdc = half double crochet
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 st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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