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Soft Touch Cardigan
Lion Brand® Romance®
Pattern Number: L30233 This faux fur bolero is perfect for an anniversary date or a night on the town with your girlfriends.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)
S (M-L, 1X-2X) Finished Bust About 36 (43, 50) in. (91.5 (109, 127) cm) Finished Length About 12 (14, 16) in. (30.5 (35.5, 40.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

325-149 Romance Yarn: Grey Shades

Steel gray.


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for buttonloop only

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Additional Materials
One button, 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
12 sts + 16 rows = about 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.

NOTES:
1.

Sleeves and body are worked separately, then joined at underarm to work Yoke.

2.

Border is worked in Garter st (k every row).

3.

Take care to place markers so that they do not become entangled when k3togs are worked.


INSTRUCTIONS



CARDIGAN Sleeves (make 2) Cast on 40 (46, 50) sts.

Knit 6 rows for Garter st (k every row) border.

Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 sts for underarm, k to end of row - 36 (42, 48) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Bind off 4 sts for underarm, p to end of row - 32 (38, 44) sts at the end of this row.

Place on st holder and set aside.



Body Cast on 108 (129, 150) sts.

Knit 6 rows for Garter st border.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: K4 for Garter st front border, p to last 4 sts, k4 for Garter st front border.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 4 1/2 (5 1/2, 6) in.

(11.5 (14, 15) cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row.

Divide for Front and Back (WS): K4, p19 (24, 29) for left front, bind off 8 sts for underarm, p46 (57, 68) for back, bind off 8 sts for underarm, p19 (24, 29), k4 for right front - 92 (113, 134) sts at the end of this row.

Do not cut yarn.



Join Sleeves Row 1 (RS): K to last st of right front, k3tog working into last st of right front and first 2 sts of one sleeve from holder, k next sleeve st, place marker (pm), k to last 2 sleeve sts, k3tog working into last 2 sts of sleeve and first st of back, k next back st, pm, k to last back st, k3tog working into last st of back and first 2 sts of rem sleeve from holder, k next sleeve st, pm, k to last 2 sleeve sts, k3tog working into last 2 sts of sleeve and first st of left front, k next left front st, pm, k rem sts of left front - 148 (181, 214) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4, slipping markers as you come to them.

Row 3: Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5 (Decrease Row): (K to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm) 4 times, k to end of row - 140 (173, 206) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (12, 17) more times - 92 (77, 70) sts rem.

Rep Rows 2-5, 3 (1, 0) time(s) - 68 (69, 70) sts rem.

Note: The '0' means that for the largest size, you do not need to work this last rep.

Last Row (WS): Knit, removing markers as you come to them.

Bind off.



FINISHING Sew Sleeve and underarm seams.

Button Loop: From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with sl st in right front corner of neck edge, chain 5, sl st in same space as joining.

Fasten off.

With sewing needle and thread, sew button to left front corner of neck edge, opposite button loop.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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