Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Autumn Cardigan

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Autumn Cardigan

So stylish and comfortable!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 8 sts + 10-1/2 rows (4 inch) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to knit a cardigan that measures S/M, L/1X, 2X/3X. This translates to a finished bust of 50 (56, 62) inch. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    You will need 8 skeins of Wheat yarn to make this cardigan in size S/M; 9 skeins of Wheat yarn to make this cardigan in size L/1X; and 11 skeins of Wheat yarn to make this cardigan in size 2X/3X. 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 a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    Download the template for abbreviations and stitches not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitches and abbreviations:
    M1 (make 1) = an increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.
  • 2
    Back:
    Cast on 50 (56, 62) sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 (16, 18) inch from beg, end with a WS row.
  • 3
    Shape Armhole:
    Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 46 (50, 52) sts.
    Next Row (Dec Row): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 44 (48, 50) sts.
    Next Row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 0 (2, 3) more times – 44 sts.
    Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) inch from beg. Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 8 sts.
  • 4
    Right Front:
    Cast on 25 (29, 33) sts.
    Row 1 (RS): K 4 (for facing), sl 1, k to end of row.
    Row 2: Purl.
    Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 13 (14, 15) inch from beg, end with a WS row.
  • 5
    Shape Collar:
    Next Row (RS): K 4, m1, place marker, sl 1, place marker, m1, k to end of row – 27 (31, 35) sts.
    Next Row: Purl.
    Next Row: K to marker, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, k to end of row.
    Next Row: Purl.
    Next Row: K to 1 st before marker, m1, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, m1, k to end of row – 29 (33, 37) sts. Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 8) more times and, at the same time, when piece measures 15 (16, 18) inch from beg, end with a RS row.
  • 6
    Shape Armhole:
    Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next WS row. Dec 1 st at beg of every WS row 1 (3, 4) times.
    Continue collar shaping and then work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) inch from beg, end with a RS row. Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. Work even for 3 inch.
    Transfer remaining sts to spare needle.
  • 7
    Left Front:
    Work as for Right Front, reversing all shaping.
  • 8
    Sleeves:
    Cast on 20 (22, 24) sts. Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 5 rows.
    Row 6 (Inc Row): K1, inc 1, k to last 2 sts, inc 1, k 1 – 22 (24, 26) sts. Rep last 6 rows 4 (5, 6) times more – 30 (34, 38) sts. Work even until piece measures 15-1/2 (16, 16-1/2) inch from beg, end with a WS row.
  • 9
    Shape Cap:
    Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 6 (10, 8) sts.
  • 10
    Finishing:
    Sew shoulder seams. Sew sts from spare needles tog for collar. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Fold front/collar facing to WS along sl st line and sew in place. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn Wheat 104213682
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles U.S. 17/12.75 mm 104239323
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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