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Hooded Cardigan
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Alpaca Blend
Pattern Number: L10154 With large pockets and a roomy hood, this sweater is perfect for travel, errands, and so much more.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Chest 40 (44, 48, 53, 56, 60) in. (101.5 (112, 122, 134.5, 142, 152.5) cm) Finished Length 24 1/2 (25 1/2, 26, 27, 27 1/2, 28 1/2) in. (62 (65, 66, 68.5, 70, 72.5) 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: (applied Feb 27, 2012)
Materials Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Lion Brand Alpaca Blend Yarn (Art. #5500) #526 Darjeeling 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11 11 (12, 14, 15, 16, 18) balls LEFT FRONT … Pocket Note: Sts for the pocket are worked in 2 sections: the pocket and the pocket lining. Next Row (RS): …. Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with WS row, binding off 11 pocket lining sts on last WS row. From RS, sl sts from first holder back onto needle, cast on 11 sts (for pocket lining) - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts. Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in. (23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with a WS row. Next Row (RS): K9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22), k11 pocket sts from 2nd holder - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts at the end of this row. bind off the 11 pocket lining sts. Cut yarn. Next Row (WS): From WS, join yarn to pocket sts, purl across these 11 pocket sts, then purl across the 9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) rem body sts - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts at the end of this row. Work even until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in. (39.5 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm) from beg, end with a WS 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

5500-526 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Alpaca Blend Yarn: Darjeeling

Dark chocolate brown


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Additional Materials
5 buttons, 7/8 in. (22 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
10 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles. 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
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
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:
1. Hooded sweater is made in 5 pieces: Back, 2 Fronts and 2 Sleeves.
2. The Back, Fronts and Sleeves are all worked from the lower edge upwards.
3. Stitches are picked up around the neck edge for the hood.
4. When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With smaller straight needles, cast on 50 (54, 58, 66, 70, 74) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger straight needles.
Notes: To increase, work M1 (make 1).

If instructed to increase '0' times, this means that no increases need to be worked for your size.
Next Row (RS): Knit, inc 0 (1, 2, 0, 0, 1) sts evenly spaced across row - 50 (55, 60, 66, 70, 75) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in.

(39.5 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) 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.



Shape Raglan Armholes
NOTES:
1. When the instructions indicate to decrease '0' times, this means that no decrease is needed for your size.
2. Work decreases 1 st in from side edge of piece.
3. Decreases at beg of a row should be worked as k2tog on RS, p2tog tbl on WS.

At the end of a row, work ssk on RS, p2tog on WS.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 40 (45, 50, 56, 60, 65) sts.
Dec 1 st each edge every row 0 (0, 4, 6, 10, 12) times, every other row 12 (14, 13, 13, 11, 11) times - 16 (17, 16, 18, 18, 19) sts when all decs are complete.
Work even in St st until raglans measure 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in.

(23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm).
Bind off.
LEFT FRONT
With smaller straight needles, cast on 18 (22, 22, 26, 30, 30) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger straight needles.
Next Row (RS): Knit, inc 2 (1, 3, 2, 0, 3) sts evenly spaced across - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl.
Pocket
Note: Sts for the pocket are worked in 2 sections: the pocket and the pocket lining.
Next Row (RS): K9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) sts for body and sl to a holder - 11 sts rem on needle.
Work even in St st on rem 11 sts (for pocket) for 9 in.

(23 cm), end with a RS row.
Sl sts to a 2nd holder.

Cut yarn.
From WS, cast on 11 sts (for pocket lining), p 9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) sts from first holder - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in.

(23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with WS row, binding off 11 pocket lining sts on last WS row.
From RS, sl sts from first holder back onto needle, cast on 11 sts (for pocket lining) - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in.

(23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): K9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22),k11 pocket sts from 2nd holder - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts at the end of this row.
Work even until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in.

(39.5 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armhole
Note: The raglan shaping continues when the neck shaping beg.

When raglan measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm), continue working the raglan shaping and AT THE SAME TIME beg the neck shaping.
The neck shaping instructions follow the raglan shaping instructions.

Read through the instructions below before beginning.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 sts for raglan edge, k to end of row - 15 (18, 20, 23, 25, 28) sts.
Note: Work decreases for Raglan shaping 1 st from side edge of piece.
Work in St st, dec 1 st at raglan edge every row 0 (0, 4, 6, 10, 12) times, every other row 12 (14, 13, 13, 11, 11) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when raglan measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm), beg neck shaping.
Shape Neck
Bind off 3 (4, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next WS row.



RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 18 (22, 22, 26, 30, 30) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg.
Change to larger straight needles.
Next Row (RS): Knit, inc 2 (1, 3, 2, 0, 3) sts evenly spaced across - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Pocket
Next Row (RS): K11, sl rem sts to a holder for body.
Work even in St st on 11 sts remaining on needle (for pocket) for 9 in.

(23 cm), end with a RS row.
Sl sts to a 2nd holder.
Cut yarn.
Cast on 11 sts onto empty needle (for pocket lining).
From RS, k9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22) body sts from holder - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st until piece measures 9 in.

(23 cm) above 11 cast-on sts, end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Bind off the 11 pocket lining sts, k9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22).
Next Row (WS): P9 (12, 14, 17, 19, 22), purl across 11 sts of pocket - 20 (23, 25, 28, 30, 33) sts at the end of this row.
Work even until piece measures 15 1/2 (16, 16, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 17) in.

(39 (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 43) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.
Shape Raglan Armhole
Note: As on the Left Front, the raglan shaping continues when the neck shaping beg.

Neck shaping instructions follow the raglan shaping instructions.
Next Row (WS): Bind off 5 sts for raglan edge, p to end of row - 15 (18, 20, 23, 25, 28) sts.
Note: As on the Left Front, work all decs 1 st in from side edge.
Work in St st, dec 1 st at raglan edge every row 0 (0, 4, 6, 10, 12) times, every other row 12 (14, 13, 13, 11, 11) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when raglan measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm), work neck shaping.
Shape Neck
Bind off 3 (4, 3, 4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next RS row.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller straight needles, cast on 26 (26, 26, 30, 30, 30) sts.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 3 in.

(7.5 cm).
Change to larger straight needles.
Next Row (Inc Rows) RS: K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
Work in St st, rep Inc Row, every 4th row 10 times - 46 (46, 46, 50, 50, 50) sts at the end of this row.
Work even in St st until Sleeve measures 17 1/2 (18, 18, 18 1/2, 18 1/2, 19) in.

(44.5 (45.5, 45.5, 47, 47, 48.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armholes
Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 36 (36, 36, 40, 40, 40) sts at the end of this row.
Dec 1 st each side every other row (dec as for Back and Fronts, 1 st from side edge) 12 (12, 12, 14, 14, 14) times - 12 sts rem.
Work even until raglan measures 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in.

(23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm).
Bind off.
FINISHING
Sew raglan seams of Sleeves to Back and Fronts.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew edges of pockets linings to WS of Fronts.
Hood
From RS, with circular needle, pick up and k37 (39, 41, 43, 45, 47) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.
Next Row (WS): P18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23), place marker (pm), p1, pm, p18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23) sts.
Next Row (RS): Knit to marker, M1, slip marker (sm), k1, sm, M1, k to end - 39 (41, 43, 45, 47, 49) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 45 (47, 49, 51, 53, 55) sts when all reps are complete.
Work even in St st until hood measures 11 in.

(28 cm) from pick-up row, end with a WS row.
Shape Top of Hood Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 39 (41, 43, 45, 47, 49) sts rem.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45) sts rem.
Bind off 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 17 (19, 19, 21, 21, 23) sts rem.
Work even in St st for 5 (5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 6) in.

(12.5 (12.5, 14, 14, 15, 15) cm) for top of hood.

Bind off.

Sew bound-off edges of hood to sides of top of hood.
Edging
Note: Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
From RS, with circular needle, pick up and k202 (202, 210, 214, 218, 218) sts evenly spaced across Right Front, hood, and Left Front edges.
Work in K2, p2 rib for 5 rows.
Mark placement for 5 buttonholes on Left Front for men's sweater or Right Front for women's sweater.
Buttonhole Row (RS): (Work in rib to next marker, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole) 5 times, work to end of row.
Next Row (WS): Work in rib to end of row, casting on 2 sts over each buttonhole.
Continue in K2, p2 Rib until ribbing measures 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from pick-up row.
Bind off in rib.
Pocket Edging
From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k26 sts across pocket edge.

Work in K2, p2 Rib for 3 in.

(7.5 cm).
Bind off in rib.

Sew sides of edging to RS of Front.

Rep for 2nd pocket.
Sew buttons to Left or Right Front opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = 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)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side


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