Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Hipster Drape Front Cardigan

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by Premier Yarns Design Team

Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Hipster Drape Front Cardigan

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Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts and 20 rows (4 inch) in St st to knit a cardigan that measures approximately 32 (36, 40, 44, 48 and 52) inch across the bust and 21 (22, 22-1/2, 23-1/2, 23-3/4 and 24-1/2) inch in length. Pattern is written for size Extra Small with changes for Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Save time, check your gauge. If the needles listed under supplies do not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Special Stitches and Abbreviations: bef = before m = marker moss stitch = (multiples of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): * K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2. Row 2 (WS): * P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, end p2. Row 3: * P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, end p2. Row 4: * K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2. Rep Rows 1-4 for patt sl m = slip marker ssk = slip, slip, knit the 2 sts slipped tog through the back loop You will need 6 skeins of Raspberry Bush to make this Cardigan in size XS, 7 skeins to make this in size Small and Medium; 8 skeins to make this in size Large and 1X; and 9 skeins to make this in size 2X.
  • 2
    Back: Cast on 66 (74, 82, 90, 98, 106) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in Moss st until Back meas 2-1/2 inch, ending with WS row. Next row (RS): Knit. Next row (WS): Purl. Cont in St st until Back meas 13-1/2 (14, 14, 14-1/2, 14-1/2, 15) inch, ending with WS row.
  • 3
    Shape Armhole: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88) sts rem. Dec row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 2 sts dec’d. Rep Dec row every RS row, 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5) more time(s). Cont in St st until Armholes meas 7-1/2 (8, 8-1/2, 9, 9-1/4, 9-1/2) inch, ending with WS row. Bind off all sts.
  • 4
    Left Front: Cast on 66 (74, 82, 90, 94, 98) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in Moss st until Left Front meas 2-1/2 inch, ending with WS row. Next row (RS): Knit to last 10 sts, pm, work in Moss Stitch patt to end. Next row (WS): Work in Moss Stitch patt to m, sl m, purl to end.
  • 5
    Shape Front Opening: Dec row (RS): Knit to 3 sts bef m, ssk, k1, sl m, work in patt to end – 1 st dec’d. Rep Dec row every other RS row, 7 (3, 1, -, -, -) more times, then rep Dec row every RS row, 28 (37, 44, 51, 52, 52) times – 36 (41, 46, 51, 52, 52) sts dec’d. Note: Neck decs will cont throughout remainder of Front and Armhole Shaping. Cont in patt until Left Front meas 13-1/2 (14, 14, 14-1/2, 14-1/2, 15) inch, ending with WS row.
  • 6
    Shape Armhole: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next row. Work a WS row even. Dec row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in patt to end – 1 st dec’d at Armhole edge. Rep Dec row every RS row, 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5) more time(s). Cont to work in patt, dec’ing at Front Opening as described in previous section. When all dec’s are complete, 24 (25, 26, 27, 29, 31) sts rem. Work even in patt over rem sts until Armhole meas 7-1/2 (8, 8-1/2, 9, 9-1/4, 9-1/2) inch, ending with WS row. Next row (RS): Bind off 14 (15, 16, 17, 19, 21) sts, place rem 10 sts on holder for Collar, making a note of the last row of Moss St that was worked.
  • 7
    Right Front: Cast on 66 (74, 82, 90, 94, 98) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in Moss st until Right Front meas 2-1/2 inch, ending with WS row. Next row (RS): Work in Moss Stitch patt over 10 sts, pm, knit to end. Next row (WS): Purl to m, sl m, work in Moss Stitch patt to end.
  • 8
    Shape Front Opening: Dec row (RS): Work in patt to m, sl m, k1, k2tog, knit to end – 1 st dec’d. . Rep Dec row every other RS row, 7 (3, 1, -, -, -) more times, then rep Dec row every RS row, 28 (37, 44, 51, 52, 52) times – 36 (41, 46, 51, 52, 52) sts dec’d. Note: Neck decs will cont throughout remainder of Front and Armhole Shaping. Cont in patt until Right Front meas 13-1/2 (14, 14, 14-1/2, 14-1/2, 15) inch, ending with RS row.
  • 9
    Shape Armhole: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next row. Dec row (RS): Work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 1 st dec’d. Rep Dec row every RS row, 1 (2, 3, 4, 4, 5) more time(s). Cont to work in patt, dec’ing at Front Opening as described in previous section. When all dec’s are complete, 24 (25, 26, 27, 29, 31) sts rem. Work even in patt over rem sts until Armhole meas 7-1/2 (8, 8-1/2, 9, 9-1/4, 9-1/2) inch, ending with RS row. Next row (WS): Bind off 14 (15, 16, 17, 19, 21) sts, place rem 10 sts on holder for Collar, making a note of the last row of Moss St that was worked.
  • 10
    Sleeves: Cast on 50 (54, 58, 62, 66, 70) sts. Beg with Row 1, work in Moss st until Sleeve meas 2-1/2 inch, ending with WS row. Next row (RS): Knit. Next row (WS): Purl. Cont in St st until Sleeve meas 4 (4, 4-1/2, 4-1/2, 5, 5) inch ending with WS row.
  • 11
    Shape Cap: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts rem. Dec row (RS): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 2 sts dec’d. Rep Dec row every RS row, until 12 sts rem. Bind off rem 12 sts.
  • 12
    Finishing: Sew Shoulder seams.
  • 13
    Collar: Return Left Front Collar sts to ndls. Cont in Moss Stitch patt until Collar meas approx. 3-1/4 (3-1/2, 3-3/4, 4, 4-1/4, 4-1/4) inch, or half the width of Back Neck. Bind off sts. Rep for Right Front Collar sts. Sew bind-off edges of Left and Right Collars tog. Sew edge of Collar to Back Neck Edge. Sew Sleeve Caps into Armholes. Sew Sleeve and Side Seam. Weave in ends. Block lightly.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Hipster Raspberry Bush 104798310
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 13 inch No. 8/5.00 mm 104236576
  • Clover Cable Stitch Holders 104239469
  • Tapestry Needle
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