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Ladies Who Lunch Cardigan
Lion Brand® Homespun® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L30223

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 41 (44, 49, 53, 57, 61) in. (104 (112, 124.5, 134.5, 145, 155) cm), buttoned Finished Length 25 (25 1/2, 26, 26 1/2, 27, 27 1/2) in. (63.5 (64.5, 66, 67, 68.5, 70) 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

792-312 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Edwardian

Heathered Solid Deepest gray


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Additional Materials
5 buttons, 1 1/2 in. (38 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
8 sts + 12 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k the same st through the back loop – 1 st increased.

NOTES:
1.

Cardigan is worked in separate pieces, a Back, 2 Fronts, and 2 Sleeves.

2.

When you see '- 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.

3.

Cardigan is buttoned using spaces between sts as buttonholes.

We found this to be a neater alternative for this yarn!


INSTRUCTIONS
CARDIGAN Back Cast on 39 (43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts.

Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 4 rows.

Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work until piece measures about 14 in.

(35.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.

Place marker (pm) at each end of last row for armholes.

Continue in St st until armholes measure about 9 (9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) in.

(23 (24, 25.5, 26.5, 28, 29) cm) from marker, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Neck and Shoulders Next Row (RS): Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 8) sts, k8 (10, 12, 12, 14, 14) [you will have (9 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15) sts on right hand needle], join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 11 (11, 11, 13, 13, 13) sts for neck, k to end of row - 9 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15) sts rem on first side and 14 (16, 18, 19, 21, 23) sts rem on second side at the end of this row.

Next Row: Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 8) sts, p to end of first side; with separate ball of yarn, p across second side - 9 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15) sts on each side.

Next Row (RS): On first side, bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to last 2 sts on first side, k2tog; on second side, k2tog, k to end of row - 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts rem on first side, 8 (10, 12, 12, 14, 14) sts on second side.

Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, p to end of first side, p across second side - 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts on each side.

Next Row: Bind off all sts of first side; k across second side.

Next Row: Bind off.



Pocket Linings (make 2) Cast on 10 sts.

Work in St st until piece measures about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.

Slip sts to a stitch holder and set aside.
Left Front Cast on 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Work in Garter st for 4 rows.

Change to St st and work until piece measures about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row.

Pocket Edging Next Row (WS): P4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), k10 for Garter st pocket edging, p to end of row.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Join Pocket Lining Next Row (WS): P4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), bind off 10 sts as if to knit for pocket opening, p to end of row.

Note: On the next row, you are adding the sts of one pocket lining to your needles to replace the sts you bound off for the pocket opening.

The other 3 sides of the pocket lining will be unattached from the Front until you finish the Front.

Then the lining will be sewed in place.

Next Row (RS): K5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10), sl sts of one pocket lining from holder back onto left hand needle ready to work a RS row, k across sts of pocket lining, then k to end of row.

Work in St st until piece measures same as Back to armhole.

End with a WS row as your last row and pm at end of your last row for armhole.

Shape Neck Neck Dec Row (RS): K to last 2 sts, k2tog - 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts.

Purl one row.

Rep last 2 rows 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) more times - 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) sts.

Work until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, end with a WS row as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Next Row: Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 8) sts, k to end of row.

Purl one row.

Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows once more.



Right Front Cast on 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29) sts.

Work in Garter st for 4 rows.

Change to St st and work until piece measures about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row.

Pocket Edging Next Row (WS): P5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10), k10 for Garter st pocket edging, p to end of row.

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Join Pocket Lining Next Row (WS): P5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10), bind off 10 sts as if to knit for pocket opening, p to end of row.

Next Row: K4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), sl sts of pocket lining from st holder back onto left hand needle ready for a RS row, k across sts of pocket lining, then k to end of row.

Work in St st until piece measures same as Back to armhole.

End with a WS row as your last row and pm at beg of your last row for armhole.

Shape Neck Neck Dec Row (RS): K2tog, k to end of row - 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts.

Purl one row.

Rep last 2 rows 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) more times - 13 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) sts.

Work until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, end with a RS row as your last row.

Shape Shoulder Next Row: Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 8) sts, k to end of row.

Purl one row.

Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows once more.
Sleeves (make 2) Cast on 28 (28, 30, 30, 32, 32) sts.

Work in Garter st for 4 rows.

Beginning with a RS (knit) row, work 2 rows in St st.

Inc Row (RS): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.

Work 7 (5, 5, 3, 3, 3) rows in St st.

Rep last 8 (6, 6, 4, 4, 4) rows 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) more times - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46) sts.

Work even (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures about 12 in.

(30.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as your last row.

Bind off.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Sew tops of Sleeves between armhole markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew pocket linings in place to WS of each Front.

Front Edging (make 2) Cast on 5 sts.

Work in Garter st until piece, when slightly stretched, measures same as Right Front from lower edge to center of Back neck.

Bind off.

Make a second edging piece the same.

Sew an edging strip to each Front, then seam edgings together at center Back neck.

Sew buttons evenly spaced along left front edging, having the first 2 in.

(5 cm) above lower edge, the last at beg of neck shaping and others evenly spaced in between.

Use spaces between sts as buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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