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Women's Eloise Eyelet Cardi
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: L10467 If you're craving a knit cardi this winter, this is the project for you! Inspired by the beloved child-sized Eloise Cardi, this cardi incorporates some of the season's hottest trends, including the open front with a single button closure, cropped sleeves and beautiful shaping at the neck and shoulders. Make both versions for a sweet mommy and me set.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 38 (42, 46, 50, 53 1/2) in. (96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 136) cm) Finished Length 21 1/2 (22, 22 1/2, 23, 23 1/2) in. (54.5 (56, 57, 58.5, 59.5) 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 Nov 7, 2012)
MATERIALS LION BRAND COTTON EASE (Art. #830) #145 Plum 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls or color of your choice SLEEVE (make 2) … SIZE L ONLY Work even in St st for 7 rows. Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 47 sts at the end of this row. Rep last 8 rows 2 more times - 53 51 sts. Work even in St st for 5 rows. Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 55 53 sts. Rep last 6 rows 5 more times - 65 63 sts. SIZE 1X ONLY Work even in St st for 7 rows. Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 49 sts at the end of this row. Work even in St st for 5 rows. Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 53 51 sts. Rep last 6 rows 8 more times - 69 67 sts. YOKE (upper portion of the Cardi) … ALL SIZES … Next Row: Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, *K7 (5, 5, 4, 4 6 (4, 4, 3, 4), k2tog; rep from * 10 (14, 14, 18, 18) more times, k to last 7 sts end of row, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts - 95 (99, 103, 107, 111) sts at the end of this row. Work in Seed st for 3 rows. Buttonhole 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

830-145 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Plum

Dark, warm purple


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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 8 (5 mm), 32 in. (81.5 cm) long 1 button 3/4 in. (20 mm) diameter Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
17 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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 the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH Seed Stitch (over an odd number of sts) Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.

Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:
1.

Back, Fronts, and Sleeves are worked back and forth in rows on circular needle to armhole.

The pieces are then joined and the yoke (upper portion of Cardi) is worked in one piece.

2.

A circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches.

3.

Please read through the following terms before beginning: 'as established' means to continue in the current pattern st.

For example, to continue in Seed st, k the purl sts and p the knit sts.

'work even' means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.

'Rep 0 more times' means that for a specific size you will NOT rep the instructions.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK Cast on 77 (85, 93, 101, 109) sts.

Work 10 rows in Seed st.

Beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 14 1/2 in.

(37 cm) from beg, end with a WS (purl) row.

Shape Armhole Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, k to end of row - 74 (81, 88, 95, 102) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, p to end of row - 71 (77, 83, 89, 95) sts at the end of this row.Place sts on a holder.



LEFT FRONT Cast on 43 (47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Work 10 rows in Seed st.

Next Row (RS): K to last 7 sts, place marker (pm), work last 7 sts in Seed st as established for front band.

Note: The marker defines the 7 sts for front band.

Next Row: Work in Seed st to marker, slip marker (sm), p to end of row.

Keeping 7 sts in Seed st for front band and rem sts in St st, work until piece measures same as Back to armhole, end with a WS row.

Shape Armhole Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, k to end of row - 40 (43, 46, 49, 52) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Purl.Place sts on a holder.



RIGHT FRONT Cast on 43 (47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Work 10 rows in Seed st.

Next Row (RS): Work first 7 sts in Seed st as established for front band, pm, k to end of row.

Next Row: P to marker, sm, work last 7 sts in Seed st.

Keeping 7 sts in Seed st for front buttonhole band and rem sts in St st, work until piece measures same as Back to armhole, end with a RS row.

Shape Armhole Next Row (WS): Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, p to end of row - 40 (43, 46, 49, 52) sts at the end of this row.Place sts on a holder and set aside.



SLEEVE (make 2) Cast on 39 (41, 43, 45, 47) sts.

Work 10 rows in Seed st.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st for 2 rows.

Increase Row (RS):K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 41 (43, 45, 47, 49) sts at the end of this row.



In this next section, follow the instructions for the specific size you are making, then continue to the instructions for ALL SIZES below.



SIZE S ONLY Work even in St st for 7 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 43 sts at the end of this row.Rep last 8 rows 6 more times - 55 sts.



SIZE M ONLY Work even in St st for 7 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 45 sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 8 rows 4 more times - 53 sts.

Work even in St st for 5 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 55 sts.Rep last 6 rows 2 more times - 59 sts.



SIZE L ONLY Work even in St st for 7 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 47 sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 8 rows 2 more times - 51 sts.

Work even in St st for 5 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 53 sts.Rep last 6 rows 5 more times - 63 sts.



SIZE 1X ONLY Work even in St st for 7 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 49 sts at the end of this row.

Work even in St st for 5 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 51 sts.Rep last 6 rows 8 more times - 67 sts.



SIZE 2X ONLY Work even in St st for 5 rows.

Increase Row (RS): K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 51 sts.

Rep last 6 rows 10 more times - 71 sts.



ALL SIZESWork even in St st until Sleeve measures 13 1/2 in.

(34.5 cm) from beg; end with a WS row.



Shape Armhole Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, k to end of row - 52 (55, 58, 61, 64) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Bind off 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, p to end of row - 49 (51, 53, 55, 57) sts at the end of this row.Place sts on a holder.



YOKE (upper portion of the Cardi) With RS facing, place sts from holders back onto needle in the following order: Right Front, Sleeve, Back, Sleeve, Left Front - 249 (265, 281, 297, 313) sts.

Next Row (RS): Join yarn and work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, *k37 (124, 31, 69, 28), k2tog; rep from * 4 (0, 6, 2, 8) more times, k to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts - 244 (264, 274, 294, 304) sts.

Note: The '0' for size M means that you work the instructions once, you do not rep them.Keeping 7 sts for front bands in Seed st and rem sts in St st, work even for 3 (5, 7, 5, 7) rows.



Eyelet Yoke Note: In the pattern for the eyelet yoke, Row 1 is worked as both a RS and a WS row.

Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, k to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts.

Row 2: Rep Row 1.

Row 3 (Eyelet Row): Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts.

Row 4: Rep Row 1.

Row 5 (Decrease Row): Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, *k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts - 198 (214, 222, 238, 246) sts at the end of this row.

Row 6: Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, p to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts.

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 1-4.

Row 11: Rep Row 1.

Row 12: Rep Row 6.

Rows 13-16:Rep Rows 1-4.



SIZES 1X (2X) ONLYRep Rows 11-16 once more.

Then proceed to first row in All Sizes section below.



ALL SIZES Next Row (Decrease Row): Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, *k2, k2tog; rep from * to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts - 152 (164, 170, 182, 188) sts at the end of this row.

Next 11 Rows: Rep Rows 6-16.

Next Row (Decrease Row): Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, *k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts - 106 (114, 118, 126, 130) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, p to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts.

Next Row: Work in Seed st as established over first 7 sts, *K6 (4, 4, 3, 4), k2tog; rep from * 10 (14, 14, 18, 18) more times, k to last 7 sts, work in Seed st as established over last 7 sts - 95 (99, 103, 107, 111) sts at the end of this row.

Work in Seed st for 3 rows.

Buttonhole Row: (K1, p1) twice, yo, k2tog, work in Seed st to end of row.

Work in Seed st for 3 rows.Bind off.



FINISHING Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew underarm seams.

Sew on button.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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