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Houndstooth Cardigan
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Incredible®
Pattern Number: la3927_29

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X
Finished Chest Measurement: 46 1/4 (49 1/2, 53, 57 1/2, 64) in [118 (125, 134.5, 145.5, 162.5) cm] Instructions are written with sizes 1X and 2X in first set of braces { } and with sizes 3X, 4X, and 5X in second set of braces.
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

620-098 Wool-Ease Yarn: Natural Heather

Heathered cream


Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 32.83
Alternative Quantity: (8,9,10,11)
Note: A

520-206 Incredible Yarn: Autumn Leaves

Lovely warm autumn hues of russets, burgundy and brown


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.00
Alternative Quantity: (3,3,3,4)
Note: B

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
5/8 in. (16 mm) Buttons - {8-8}{9-9-10} Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
In Broken Rib pattern and using larger size needles, 16 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10 cm) In Houndstooth pattern and using smaller size needles, 20 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) 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:
Broken Rib Pattern
Row 1: K1, P{3-6}{4-3-3}, K1, P3, K1, (P6, K1, P3, K1) across to last {4-7}{5-4-4} sts, P{3-6}{4-3-3}, K1.
Row 2: P1, K{3-6}{4-3-3}, P1, K3, P1, (K6, P1, K3, P1) across to last {4-7}{5-4-4} sts, K{3-6}{4-3-3}, P1.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: P1, K{5-8}{6-5-5}, P1, (K 10, P1) across to last {6-9}{7-6-6} sts, K{5-8}{6-5-5}, P1.
Row 5: K1, P{5-8}{6-5-5}, K1, (P 10, K1) across to last {6-9}{7-6-6} sts, P{5-8}{6-5-5}, K1.
Row 6: Purl across.



Houndstooth Pattern
Row 1: With A K1, with B K1 (with A K3, with B K1) across to last 2 sts, with A K2.
Row 2: (With B P3, with A P1) across.
Row 3: (With B K3, with A K1) across.
Row 4: With A P1, with B P1, (with A P3, with B P1) across to last 2 sts, with A P2.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Bottom Band
With A and using larger size needles, cast on {101-107}{114-123-134} sts.
Row 1 (Wrong side): Knit across.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl across.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit across.
Rows 6 and 7: Purl across.



BODY
Row 1: K1, P{3-6}{4-3-3}, K1, P3, K1, (P6, K1, P3, K1) across to last {4-7}{5-4-4} sts, P{3-6}{4-3-3}, K1.
Row 2: P1, K{3-6}{4-3-3}, P1, K3, P1, (K6, P1, K3, P1) across to last {4-7}{5-4-4} sts, K{3-6}{4-3-3}, P1.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: P1, K{5-8}{6-5-5}, P1, (K 10, P1) across to last {6-9}{7-6-6} sts, K{5-8}{6-5-5}, P1.
Row 5: K1, P{5-8}{6-5-5}, K1, (P 10, K1) across to last {6-9}{7-6-6} sts, P{5-8}{6-5-5}, K1.
Row 6: Purl across.
Maintaining established Broken Rib pattern (Rows 1-6), decrease one st at each edge, every {12-14}{14-16-16} rows, 4 times: {93-99}{106-115-126} sts.



Work even until Back measures approximately {14-14 1/4}{15-15 1/4-16}"/{35.5-37}{38-39.5-40.5} cm from cast on edge, ending by working a wrong side row.



Armhole Shaping
Maintain established pattern throughout.
Rows 1 and 2: Bind off {7-7}{8-10-12} sts, work across: {79-85}{90-95-102} sts.
Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of the next {0-0}{2-2-4} rows: {79-85}{86-91-94} sts.
Decrease Row: Decrease, work across to last 2 sts, decrease: {77-83}{84-89-92} sts.
Next Row: Work across.
Repeat last 2 rows, {7-9}{8-9-10} times: {63-65}{68-71-72} sts.
Work even until Armholes measure approximately {10-10 1/4}{11-11 1/4-12}"/{25.5-26.5}{28-29-30.5} cm, ending by working a wrong side row.



Shape Neck and Shoulder
Row 1: Work across {19-19}{20-21-21} sts, bind off next {25-27}{28-29-30} sts, work across: {19-19}{20-21-21} sts on each side.
Both sides of Neck are worked at the same time, using separate yarn for each side.
Rows 2 and 3: Bind off {6-6}{7-8-8} sts, work across; with second yarn, decrease, work across: 12 sts on each side.
Rows 4 and 5: Bind off 6 sts, work across; with second yarn, work across: 6 sts on each side.
Row 6: Bind off remaining sts on first side; with second yarn, work across.
Bind off remaining sts.



LEFT FRONT
Bottom Band
With A and using larger size needles, cast on {41-43}{46-50-57} sts.
Row 1 (Wrong side): Knit across.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl across.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit across.
Rows 6 and 7: Purl across.



Left Front Body
Row 1: K{1-2}{1-1-1}, P{6-6}{3-5-3}, K1, P3, K1, (P6, K1, P3, K1) across to last {7-8}{4-6-4} sts, P{6-6}{3-5-3}, K{1-2}{1-1-1}.
Row 2: P{1-2}{1-1-1}, K{6-6}{3-5-3}, P1, K3, P1, (K6, P1, K3, P1) across to last {7-8}{4-6-4} sts, K{6-6}{3-5-3}, P{1-2}{1-1-1}.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: P1, K{8-9}{5-7-5}, P1, (K 10, P1) across to last {9-10}{6-8-6} sts, K{8-9}{5-7-5}, P1.
Row 5: K1, P{8-9}{5-7-5}, K1, (P 10, K1) across to last {9-10}{6-8-6} sts, P{8-9}{5-7-5}, K1.
Row 6: Purl across.



Maintaining established Broken Rib pattern (Rows 1-6), decrease one st at side edge, every {12-14}{14-16-16} rows, {5-4}{4-4-4} times: {36-39}{42-46-53} sts.



Work even until Left Front measures same as Back to Armhole Shaping, ending by working a wrong side row.



Shape armhole
Maintain established pattern throughout.
Row 1: Bind off {7-7}{8-10-12} sts, work across: {29-32}{34-36-41} sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work across: {27-30}{32-34-39} sts.
Row 4: Work across.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4, {0-0}{0-0-1} time(s): {27-30}{32-34-37} sts.
Decrease Row: Decrease, work across: {26-29}{31-33-36} sts.
Next Row: Work across.
Repeat last 2 rows, {5-7}{8-9-10} times: {21-22}{23-24-26} sts.



Work even until Armhole measures approximately {7 1/4-7 1/4}{8-8 1/4-8 1/4}"/{19-19}{20.5-21.5-21.5} cm, ending by working a wrong side row.



Shape Neck
Row 1 (Decrease row): Work across to last 2 sts, decrease: {20-21}{22-23-25} sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2, {0-0}{0-0-1} time(s): {20-21}{22-23-24} sts.
Decrease Row: Work across to last 2 sts, decrease: {19-20}{21-22-23} sts.
Next 3 Rows: Work across.
Repeat last 4 rows, {1-2}{2-2-3} times: {18-18}{19-20-20} sts.
Work even until Left Front measures same as Back to Shoulder Shaping, ending by working a wrong side row.



Shape Shoulder
Row 1: Bind off {6-6}{7-8-8} sts, work across: 12 sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Row 3: Bind off 6 sts, work across: 6 sts.
Row 4: Work across.
Bind off remaining sts.



RIGHT FRONT
Bottom Band
With A and using larger size needles, cast on {60-64}{68-74-83} sts.
Row 1 (Wrong side): Knit across.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl across.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit across.
Row 6: Purl across.
Row 7: Purl across increasing {16-16}{16-18-21} sts evenly spaced {76-80}{84-92-104} sts.



Right Front Body
Change to smaller size needles.
Row 1: With A K1, with B K1 (with A K3, with B K1) across to last 2 sts, with A K2.
Row 2: (With B P3, with A P1) across.
Row 3: (With B K3, with A K1) across.
Row 4: With A P1, with B P1, (with A P3, with B P1) across to last 2 sts, with A P2.



Maintaining established Houndstooth pattern (Rows 1-4), decrease one st at side edge, every {10-8}{14-8-8} rows, {5-6}{4-7-8} times: {71-74}{80-85-96} sts.



Work even until Right Front measures same as Left Front to Armhole Shaping, ending by working a right side row.



Armhole Shaping
Maintain established pattern throughout.
Row 1: Bind off {9-9}{10-13-15} sts, work across: {62-65}{70-72-81} sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work across: {60-63}{68-70-79} sts.
Row 4: Work across.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4, {0-0}{0-0-1} time(s): {60-63}{68-70-77} sts.
Decrease Row: Decrease, work across: {59-62}{67-69-76} sts.
Next Row: Work across.
Repeat last 2 rows, {7-7}{10-11-13} times: {52-55}{57-58-63} sts.
Work even until Armhole measures same as Left Front to Neck Shaping, ending by working a wrong side row.



Shape Neck
Row 1: Bind off {30-32}{33-33-37} sts, work across: {22-23}{24-25-26} sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Row 3 (Decrease row): Decrease, work across: {21-22}{23-24-25} sts.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3, {3-4}{4-4-5} times: {18-18}{19-20-20} sts.
Work even until Right Front measures same as Left Front to Shoulder Shaping, ending by working a right side row.



Shape Shoulder
Row 1: Bind off {6-6}{7-8-8} sts, work across: 12 sts.
Row 2: Work across.
Row 3: Bind off 6 sts, work across: 6 sts.
Row 4: Work across.
Bind off remaining sts.



SLEEVE (Make 2)
Bottom Band
With A and using larger size needles, cast on 35 sts.
Row 1 (Wrong side): Knit across.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl across.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit across.
Rows 6 and 7: Purl across.


Sleeve Body
Row 1 (Right side): K1, (P3, K1) twice, P6, K1, P3, K1, P6, K1, (P3, K1) twice.
Row 2: P1, (K3, P1) twice, K6, P1, K3, P1, K6, P1, (K3, P1) twice.
Row 3: Knit across.
Row 4: P1, K5, P1, (K 10, P1) twice, K5, P1.
Row 5 (Increase row): Increase P5, K1, (P 10, K1) twice, P5, increase: 37 sts.
Row 6: Purl across.



Maintaining established pattern (same as Back), continue to increase one stitch at each edge, every fourth row, {0-2}{4-9-13} times; then increase every sixth row, {14-13}{12-10-8} times: {65-67}{69-75-79} sts.



Work even until Sleeve measures approximately {17-17 1/4}{18-18-18 1/4}"/{43-44.5}{45.5-45.5-47} cm from cast on edge, ending by working a wrong side row.



Sleeve Cap
Maintain established pattern throughout.
Rows 1 and 2: Bind off {7-7}{8-10-12} sts, work across: {51-53}{53-55-55} sts.
Bind off 2 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows: {43-45}{45-47-47} sts.
Decrease Row: Decrease, work across to last 2 sts, decrease: {41-43}{43-45-45} sts.
Next Row: Work across.
Repeat last 2 rows, {9-9}{6-7-6} times: {23-25}{31-31-33} sts.
Decrease Row: Decrease, work across to last 2 sts, decrease: {21-23}{29-29-31} sts.
Next 3 Rows: Work across.
Repeat last 4 rows, {0-0}{2-2-3} times: {21-23}{25-25-25} sts.
Work even for {18-20}{22-22-22} rows.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 3 sts, work across: {15-17}{19-19-19} sts.
Bind off remaining sts in pattern.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.



Button Band
With right side facing and A, using larger size needles, and beginning at Neck Shaping and ending at top of Bottom Band, pick up {82-84}{88-92-94} sts evenly spaced along Left Front edge
Row 1 (Wrong side): Knit across.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl across.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit across.
Row 6: Purl across.
Bind off all sts in knit.



Buttonhole Band
With right side facing and A, using larger size needles, and beginning at top of Bottom Band and ending at top edge, pick up {82-84}{88-92-94} sts evenly spaced along Right Front edge.
Row 1 (Wrong side): Knit across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Mark placement of {8-8}{9-9-10} buttons on Right Front, placing first button 1/4" (12 mm) from bottom and last button 1/4" (12 mm) from neck edge, spacing remaining {6-6}{7-7-8} markers evenly between first 2 markers.
Row 3: H Purl across to marker, YO , P2 tog; repeat from H {7-7}{8-8-9} times more, purl across.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit across.
Row 6: Purl across.
Bind off all sts in knit.



Neckband
With right side facing, A, and using larger size needles, pick up 6 sts across Buttonhole Band, pick up {37-40}{42-44-48} sts along Right Front neck edge, pick up {29-31}{32-33-34} sts across Back neck edge, pick up {10-10}{11-11-15} sts along Left Front neck edge, pick up 6 sts across Button Band: {88-93}{97-100-109} sts.
Row 1 (Wrong side): Knit across.
Rows 2 and 3: Purl across.
Rows 4 and 5: Knit across.
Row 6: Purl across.
Bind off all sts in knit.



Matching center st of last row on Sleeve Cap to shoulder seam and bound off edges on Sleeve and Armhole, sew Sleeve to sweater.



Weave underarm and side in one continuous seam

Sew buttons to Button Band opposite buttonholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over


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