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My First Raglan Cardigan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: L32216 This raglan cardigan with a shawl collar is perfect for any work outfit. We also have an online class that can help you through the entire knitting process. We also have a 3/4 sleeve variation.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 35 (38, 42, 45, 51, 54, 58) in. (89 (96.5, 106.5, 114.5, 129.5, 137, 147.5) cm) Finished Length 22 1/2 (23 1/2, 24 1/2, 25, 26, 26 1/2, 27) in. (57 (59.5, 62, 63.5, 66, 67, 68.5) 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 Dec 16, 2013)
LEFT FRONT ... Shape Raglan Armhole ... Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k to end of row. Next Row: Purl. K 1, p to end of row. Next Row: Rep Row 3 (Decrease Row) - 23 (22, 25, 25, 26, 25) sts. Next Row: Purl. K 1, p to end of row. Rep last 4 rows 4 (3, 4, 3, 1, 0) more time(s) - 19 (19, 21, 22, 25, 25) sts. Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k to end of row. Next Row: Purl. K 1, p to end of 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

620-173 Wool-Ease Yarn: Sage

Light dusty green


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8

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Additional Materials
7 buttons
GAUGE:
18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.



PATTERN STITCH K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts) Row 1 (RS): 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.

Cardigan is worked in 5 pieces - Back, 2 Fronts and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Pieces are seamed along raglans, then stitches are picked up for neckband and front bands.

3.

When the instructions say to repeat an action 0 times, this means that for your specific size, you will not need to work any repeats.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With smaller needles, cast on 78 (86, 94, 102, 114, 122, 130) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 1 1/2 in.

(4 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.

Change to larger needles.

Beg with a RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 in.

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



Shape Raglan Armholes Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, k to end of row - 74 (82, 89, 97, 109, 116, 124) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, p to end of row - 70 (78, 84, 92, 104, 110, 118) sts.

Row 3 (Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k to last 7 sts, k2tog tbl, k1, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1 - 68 (76, 82, 90, 102, 108, 116) sts.

Row 4: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (11, 11, 15, 22, 26, 33) more times - 56 (54, 60, 60, 58, 56, 50) sts.



Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k to last 4 sts, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Rep Row 3 (Decrease Row) - 54 (52, 58, 58, 56, 54) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows 6 (5, 6, 5, 3, 2) more times - 42 (42, 46, 48, 50, 50) sts.



ALL SIZES Work even in St st for 2 rows - 42 (42, 46, 48, 50, 50, 50) sts.

Bind off.
LEFT FRONT With smaller needles, cast on 35 (39, 43, 47, 55, 59, 63) sts.

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of K2, p2 Rib to last st, k1.

Row 2: K1, work Row 2 of K2, p2 Rib to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 1 1/2 in.

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

Change to larger needles.

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row: K1, p to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 15 in.

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



Shape Raglan Armhole Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, k to end of row - 31 (35, 38, 42, 50, 53, 57) sts.

Row 2: K1, p to end of row.

Row 3 (Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k to end of row - 30 (34, 37, 41, 49, 52, 56) sts.

Row 4: K1, p to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (11, 11, 15, 22, 26, 30) more times - 24 (23, 26, 26, 27, 26, 26) sts.



Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k to end of row.

Next Row: K 1, p to end of row.

Next Row: Rep Row 3 (Decrease Row) - 23 (22, 25, 25, 26, 25) sts.

Next Row: K 1, p to end of row.

Rep last 4 rows 4 (3, 4, 3, 1, 0) more time(s) - 19 (19, 21, 22, 25, 25) sts.

Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k to end of row.

Next Row: K 1, p to end of row.

Next Row: Rep Row 3 (Decrease Row) - 18 (18, 20, 21, 24, 24) sts.

Shape Neck Next Row (WS): Bind off 11 (11, 12, 13, 15, 15) sts, p to end of row - 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts.

Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k to end of row - 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts.

Next Row: K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts.

Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) sts, p to end of row - 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Bind off.



Size 3X ONLY Next Row (RS): Rep Row 3 (Decrease Row) - 25 sts.

Shape Neck Next Row (WS): Bind off 16 sts, p to end of row - 9 sts.

Next Row: Rep Row 3 (Decrease Row) - 8 sts.

Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row - 6 sts.

Next Row: K1, yo, k1, k2tog, k1.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row - 3 sts.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Bind off.



RIGHT FRONT With smaller needles, cast on 35 (39, 43, 47, 55, 59, 63) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, work Row 1 of K2, p2 Rib to end of row.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of K2, p2 Rib to last st, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 1 1/2 in.

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

Change to larger needles.

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row: P to last st, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 15 in.

(38 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.



Shape Raglan Armhole Row 1 (WS): Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, p to last st, k1 - 31 (35, 38, 42, 50, 53, 57) sts.

Row 2 (Decrease Row): K to last 7 sts, k2tog tbl, k1, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1 - 30 (34, 37, 41, 49, 52, 56) sts.

Row 3: P to last st, k1.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (11, 11, 15, 22, 26, 31) more times - 24 (23, 26, 26, 27, 26, 25) sts.



Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) ONLY Next Row (RS): K to last 5 sts, k1, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1.

Next Row: P to last st, k1.

Next Row: Rep Row 2 (Decrease Row) - 23 (22, 25, 25, 26, 25) sts.

Next Row: P to last st, k1.

Rep last 4 rows 5 (4, 5, 4, 2, 1) more time(s) - 18 (18, 20, 21, 24, 24) sts.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Bind off 11 (11, 12, 13, 15, 15) sts, k to last 5 sts, k1, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1 - 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts.

Next Row: P to last st, k1.

Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, k to last 4 sts, k1, k2tog tbl, k1 - 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts.

Next Row: P to last st, k1.

Next Row: Bind off 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) sts, k to end of row - 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts.

Next Row: Purl Bind off.



Size 3X ONLY Shape Neck Next Row (RS): Bind off 16 sts, k to last 7 sts, k2tog tbl, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, tbl, k1 - 8 sts.

Next Row: P to last st, k1.

Next Row: Bind off 2 sts, k1, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1 - 6 sts.

Next Row: P to last st, k1.

Next Row: Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row - 3 sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Bind off.
SLEEVES (make 2) With smaller needles, cast on 38 (38, 42, 42, 42, 46, 46) sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures 1 1/4 in.

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

Change to larger needles.

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



Shape Sleeve Increase Row (RS): K3, kfb, k to last 5 sts, kfb, k4 - 40 (40, 44, 44, 44, 48, 48) sts.

Work even in St st for 5 rows.

Rep last 6 rows 6 (10, 7, 9, 13, 13, 17) more times - 52 (60, 58, 62, 70, 74, 82) sts.



Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) ONLY Rep Increase Row - 54 (62, 60, 64, 72, 76) sts.

Work even in St st for 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows 5 (2, 4, 3, 1, 0) more time(s) - 64 (66, 68, 70, 74, 76) sts.



ALL SIZES Rep Increase Row - 66 (68, 70, 72, 76, 78, 84) sts.

Work even in St st until piece measures 17 (17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18 1/2) in.

(43 (43, 43, 45.5, 45.5, 45.5, 47) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Raglans Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, k to end of row - 62 (64, 65, 67, 71, 72, 78) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, p to end of row - 58 (60, 60, 62, 66, 66, 72) sts.

Row 3 (Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, k to last 7 sts, k2tog tbl, k1, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1 - 56 (58, 58, 60, 64, 64, 70) sts.

Row 4: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 20 (19, 17, 13, 14, 12, 17) more times - 16 (20, 24, 34, 36, 40, 36) sts.



Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) ONLY Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k to last 4 sts, yo, k1, k2tog tbl, k1.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Rep Row 3 (Decrease Row) - 18 (22, 32, 34, 38, 34) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows 1 (3, 6, 7, 9, 7) more time(s) - 16 (16, 20, 20, 20, 20) sts.



ALL SIZES Work even in St st for 2 rows - 16 (16,16, 20, 20, 20, 20) sts.

Bind off.
FINISHING Sew raglan seams.

Neckband From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k16 (16, 16, 17, 20, 20, 20) sts evenly spaced across Right Front neck edge to raglan, 14 (14, 14, 18, 18, 18, 18) sts evenly spaced across top of Sleeve, 40 (40, 44, 46, 48, 48, 48) sts evenly space across Back neck, 14 (14, 14, 18, 18, 18, 18) sts evenly spaced across top of other Sleeve, 16 (16, 16, 17, 20, 20, 20) sts evenly spaced across Left Front neck edge - 100 (100, 104, 116, 124, 124, 124) sts.

Row 1 (WS): K1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K3, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows until neckband measures about 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off in pattern.

Buttonband From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k136 (140, 144, 148, 152, 156, 156) sts evenly spaced across left front edge.

Row 1 (WS): K1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K3, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3-10: Rep last 2 rows 4 times.

Row 11: Rep Row 1.

Bind off.

Place 7 markers across buttonband, with first about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) below neck edge, next about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) above lower edge, and remaining 5 markers evenly spaced between.

Buttonhole Band From RS with smaller needles, pick up and k136 (140, 144, 148, 152, 156, 156) sts evenly spaced across right front edge.

Row 1 (WS): K1, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: K3, p2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 6 (Buttonhole Row): Rep Row 2, working a buttonhole of (k2tog, yo) opposite each marker on buttonband.

Rows 7-11: Rep Rows 1-5 Bind off.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Sew buttons to buttonband, opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
fptr = front post triple crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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
yo = yarn over


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