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Simple Raglan Cardi
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Pattern Number: L10199 A perfect cardigan to complement tank tops or strapless dresses, this short sleeved raglan sweater is simple to knit and makes an excellent layering piece. The easy construction makes this cardi a breeze to customize.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 35 (37 1/2, 40 1/2, 44, 48) in. (89 (95.5, 103, 112, 122) cm) Finished Length 13 1/2 (15, 16 1/2, 18 1/2, 20) in. (34.5 (38, 42. 47, 51) 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 Aug 21, 2013)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate Easy YOKE… Row 5: … Rep last 2 rows 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) more times - 258 (280, 302, 332, 362) sts when all reps are complete. Next Row (WS): Purl. Divide For BodyThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

5700-549 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Cotton Hemp Yarn: Slate

Cool dark gray


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GAUGE:
17 sts = 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:
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.



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:
Cardigan is worked back and forth on a circular needle in one piece from the neck down.


INSTRUCTIONS



YOKE With smaller needle, cast on 78 (86, 90, 98, 106) sts.

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

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 2 in.

(5 cm) from beg.

Next Row: Work in K2, p2 Rib, increasing 4 (2, 4, 10, 16) sts evenly spaced across row - 82 (88, 94, 108, 122) sts at the end of this row.

Note: To increase, work M1.

Change to larger needle.

Shape Yoke Row 1 (RS): K13 (14, 15, 17, 19), yo, k1, place marker (pm) for right front, yo, k13 (14, 15, 18, 21), yo, k1, pm for sleeve, yo, k26 (28, 30, 34, 38), yo, k1, pm for back, yo, k13 (14, 15, 18, 21), yo, k1, pm for sleeve, yo, k13 (14, 15, 17, 19) for left front - 90 (96, 102, 116, 130) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K14 (15, 16, 18, 20), yo, k1, slip marker (sm), yo, k15 (16, 17, 20, 23), yo, k1, sm, yo, k28 (30, 32, 36, 40), yo, k1, sm, yo, k15 (16, 17, 20, 23), yo, k1, sm, yo, k14 (15, 16, 18, 20) - 98 (104, 110, 124, 138) sts at the end of this row.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: (K to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1, sm, yo) 4 times, k to end of row - 106 (112, 118, 132, 146) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 2 rows 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) more times - 258 (280, 302, 332, 362) sts when all reps are complete.

Next Row (WS): Purl.



Divide For Body Next Row (RS): K34 (37, 40, 44, 48) sts for right front, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k55 (60, 65, 72, 79) sts for sleeve and sl sleeve sts to holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k68 (74, 80, 88, 96) sts for back, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k55 (60, 65, 72, 79) sts for sleeve and sl sleeve sts to holder, bind off next 3 sts (the yo, k1, yo), k34 (37, 40, 44, 48) sts for left front - 136 (148, 160, 176, 192) sts rem on needle.

Next Row (WS): Purl across all sts on needle, joining left front, back and right front sections.

Work in St st until piece measures 3 1/2 (4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 7 1/2) in.

(9 (11.5, 14, 16.5, 19) cm) from under arm, end with a RS row.

Next Row (WS): P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 - 134 (146, 158, 174, 190) sts rem.

Change to smaller needles and work in K2, p2 Rib for 2 1/2 in.

(6.5 cm).Bind off.



Sleeves (make 2) Sl 55 (60, 65, 72, 79) sts from stitch holder to smaller needle.

Row 1 (WS): Purl, decreasing 1 (2, 3, 2, 1) sts evenly spaced across - 54 (58, 62, 70, 78) sts.

Note: To decrease, work p2tog.

Work in K2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows.Bind off.



FINISHING Sew sleeve and underarm seams.

Front bands From RS, with smaller needle, pick up and k70 (78, 86, 96, 106) sts across front edge.

Work in K2, p2 Rib for 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) rows.

Bind off.

Rep on opposite front edge.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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