Lion Brand® Romance® Soft Touch Cardigan

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand® Romance® Soft Touch Cardigan

The Lion Brand® Romance® Soft Touch Cardigan is as much a delight to touch as it is to wear.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 12 stitches + 16 rows (about 4 inch or 10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to make the cardigan. 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 fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook. You will need 7 skeins to make this in size Small; 10 skeins for size M/L; and 13 skeins to make this in size 1X/2X.
  • 2
    SIzes S (M-L, 1X-2X) Finished Bust About 36 (43, 50) in. (91-1/2 (109, 127) cm) Finished Length About 12 (14, 16) in. (30.5 (35-1/2, 40-1/2) cm) Note: Pattern and supplies are 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.
  • 3
    Notes Sleeves and Body are worked separately, then joined at underarm to work Yoke. Border is worked in Garter st (k every row). Take care to place markers so that they do not become entangled when k3togs are worked.
  • 4
    Sleeves (make 2) Cast on 40 (46, 50) sts. Knit 6 rows for Garter st (k every row) border. Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 sts for underarm, k to end of row – 36 (42, 48) sts at the end of this row. Row 2: Bind off 4 sts for underarm, p to end of row – 32 (38, 44) sts at the end of this row. Place on st holder and set aside.
  • 5
    Body Cast on 108 (129, 150) sts. Knit 6 rows for Garter st border. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2: K4 for Garter st front border, p to last 4 sts, k4 for Garter st front border. Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 4 1/2 (5 1/2, 6) in. (11.5 (14, 15) cm) from beg, end with a RS row as your last row. Divide for Front and Back (WS): K4, p19 (24, 29) for left front, bind off 8 sts for underarm, p46 (57, 68) for back, bind off 8 sts for underarm, p19 (24, 29), k4 for right front – 92 (113, 134) sts at the end of this row. Do not cut yarn.
  • 6
    Join Sleeves Row 1 (RS): K to last st of right front, k3tog working into last st of right front and first 2 sts of one sleeve from holder, k next sleeve st, place marker (pm), k to last 2 sleeve sts, k3tog working into last 2 sts of sleeve and first st of back, k next back st, pm, k to last back st, k3tog working into last st of back and first 2 sts of rem sleeve from holder, k next sleeve st, pm, k to last 2 sleeve sts, k3tog working into last 2 sts of sleeve and first st of left front, k next left front st, pm, k rem sts of left front – 148 (181, 214) sts at the end of this row. Row 2: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4, slipping markers as you come to them. Row 3: Knit, slipping markers as you come to them. Row 4: Rep Row 2. Row 5 (Decrease Row): (K to 3 sts before marker, k3tog, remove marker, k1, pm) 4 times, k to end of row – 140 (173, 206) sts at the end of this row. Rep last 2 rows 6 (12, 17) more times – 92 (77, 70) sts rem. Rep Rows 2-5, 3 (1, 0) time(s) – 68 (69, 70) sts rem. Note: The ‘0’ means that for the largest size, you do not need to work this last rep. Last Row (WS): Knit, removing markers as you come to them. Bind off.
  • 7
    Finishing Sew Sleeve and underarm seams. Button Loop: From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with sl st in right front corner of neck edge, chain 5, sl st in same space as joining. Fasten off. With sewing needle and thread, sew button to left front corner of neck edge, opposite button loop. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Romance® Yarn Grey Shades 104769637
  • Lion Brand® Knitting Needles U.S. 10.5/6.5 mm 104236758
  • Lion Brand® Crochet Hook Size P-15/10.0 mm 104236768
  • Lion Brand® Split Ring Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand® Cable Stitch Needle 2 pc. 104239329
  • 3/4 inch (19 mm) Button
  • Sewing Needle and Thread
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