Lion Brand Country Side to Side Sleeveless Cardi

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Country Side to Side Sleeveless Cardi

Cardis are perfect for layering!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 9 sts + 14 rows (about 4 inch) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to knit a cardi that measures 38 (42, 46) inch Finished Bust when buttoned and and 22 (22-1/2, 23-1/2) inch Finished Length from shoulder. Be sure to check your gauge. 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. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook. Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size (Small) with changes for larger sizes (Medium, Large) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    You will need 1 skein of Nantucket to make this cardi in size Small and Medium; 2 skeins of Nantucket to make this cardi in size Large. You will need 2 skeins of Quarry to make this cardi in sizes Small and Medium; 3 skeins of Quarry to make this jacket in size Large.
    Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the schematic. Special stitches and abbreviations:
    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.
    K1, p1 Rib (worked over an odd number of sts) = Row 1: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts. Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
    Notes:Cardi is worked in one piece, beginning at collar/front edge. All stitches are worked until fronts are the required width, then sts are bound off at each side edge and the center sts are worked for back. Bound-off stitches are sewn to side edges of back for sides of Cardi.
    Cardi back has armhole shaping, but the Fronts do not.
    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.
  • 2
    Cardi:
    With Nantucket, cast on 131 (137, 143) sts.
    Row 1 (RS): Sl first st, k6 for Garter st (k every row) border, work Row 1 of K1, p1 rib to last 7 sts, k7 for Garter st border.
    Row 2: Sl first st, k6, work in K1, p1 rib to last 7 sts, k7.
    Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.
  • 3
    Buttonhole Row (RS): Sl first st, k6, work in K1, p1 rib to last 36 sts, (yo, p2tog, work as established for 8 sts) 3 times, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row.
    Rep Row 2 until piece measures 4-1/2 inch from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    Next Row (RS): Sl first st, k6 for Garter st border, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to last 7 sts, k7 for Garter st border.
    Slipping first st of every row and keeping first and last 7 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work until piece measures 6 inch from beg, end with a WS row.
    Change to Quarry and work as established until piece measures 9 (10, 11) inch from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
  • 4
    Shape Back:
    Bind off 49 (51, 53) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 33 (35, 37) sts at the end of this row.
    Work in St st on rem 33 (35, 37) sts until Back measures 5 (5-1/2, 6) inch from last bind-off row, end with a WS row.
  • 5
    Shape Armholes:
    Inc Row (RS): K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 35 (37, 39) sts.
    Rep Inc Row every RS row twice more – 39 (41, 43) sts after all increases have been made.
    Cast on 4 (5, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows for underarm – 47 (51, 57) sts.
    Work even in St st (without increasing or decreasing) until piece measures 12 inch from last cast-on row, end with a WS row.
    Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 rib for 3 inch.
    Bind off.
  • 6
    Finishing:
    Measure and place marker 7 (7-1/2, 8) inch cm) from each side edge of back along bound-off edge of fronts for armhole (W and Y on schematic).
  • 7
    Armhole Edging:
    From RS, join Quarry at underarm (W or Y on schematic), pick up and k41 (45, 49) sts evenly spaced around armhole, end at opposite W or Y spot.
    Work in K1, p1 rib for 1 inch.
    Bind off.
    Rep around opposite armhole.
  • 8
    Following schematic, fold piece, lining up W with W, X with X, Y with Y and Z with Z. Seam side edges of back to bound-off edges of fronts. Sew edges of armhole edging closed.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Country Yarn Nantucket 104808325
  • Lion Brand Country Yarn Quarry 104808323
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 15/10.0 mm 104236762
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • 1 inch Diameter Buttons (4)
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