Women's Cardigan | Style No. 122

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This free pattern originally published in the Botany College Hand Knits, Volume II, in 1958.


Instructions are for sizes 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20, see body measurement chart on pattern book page.

Sizes
12
14
16
18
20
MATERIALS: BOTANY SCOTTIE "SHETLAND AND WOOL", 2 oz. skeins
skeins
6
7
7
8
8
KNITTING NEEDLES: 1 pair "Boye" Non-Inflammable Needles, Size 7 -OR SIZE YOU REQUIRE TO KNIT TO GAUGE GIVEN BELOW.
1 pair "Boye" Non-Inflammable Needles, Size 4 for ribbing. "Boye" Non-Inflammable Hook, Size F
GAUGE: Size 7 Needles - 11 sts = 2 inches; 7 rows = 1 inch
MEASUREMENTS FOR BLOCKING:
At bust line, buttoned
inches
35
37
39
40 ½
42 ½
Width of back at underarm
inches
17
18
19
20
21
BACK - With size 4 needles, cast on
sts
94
98
102
106
114
Row 1 - wrong side - K 2, * p 2, k 2; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 - P 2, * k 2, p 2; repeat from * to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until 2 ins. from beg., end with row 2, increasing in last row
sts
0
0
2
2
0
With Size 7 needles, work stockinette st - p 1 row, k 1 row, on
sts
94
98
104
108
114
until 12 ins. above ribbing, end with k row. Mark for underarm.
Armholes - p 1 row.
Dec. row - K 2, k 2 tog., k to within 4 sts of end, slip, k and pass, k 2
sts
92
96
102
106
112
Repeat last 2 rows
times
10
11
12
13
14
Work even on
sts
72
74
78
80
84
until measurement above marker is (end with k row)
ins.
6 ¾
7
7 ¼
7 ½
7 ¾
Shoulders - Bind off at beg. of each of next 2 rows
sts
7
8
10
11
11
Bind off 8 sts at beg. of each of next 4 rows.
Place on holder for neck ribbing
sts
26
26
26
26
30
Break yarn.
LEFT FRONT - With size 4 needles, cast on
sts
50
54
58
58
62
Row 1 - wrong side - P 2, * k 2, P 2; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 - K 2, * p 2, k 2; repeat from * to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until same number of rows as ribbing on back, end with row 2, increasing in last row
sts
3
2
1
3
2
With size 7 needles work even in stockinette st on
sts
53
56
59
61
64
until same length as back to armhole, end with k row.
Mark beg. of last row for underarm.
Armhole - Work 1 row even.
Dec. row - K 2, k 2 tog., k to end
sts
52
55
58
60
63
Repeat last 2 rows
times
10
11
12
13
14
Work even on
sts
42
44
46
47
49
until armhole is same length as on back, end with p row at armhole edge.
Shoulder - Bind off
sts
23
24
26
27
27
finish row, place on holder for neck ribbing remaining
sts
19
20
20
20
22
Do not break yarn.
Mark position of 6 buttons evenly spaced on front edge, having first button 1 in. from lower edge and 6th button 3 ins. below neck edge; 7th button will be in neck ribbing.
RIGHT FRONT - With size 4 needles, cast on
sts
50
54
58
58
62
Work ribbing same as left front until opposite first marker for button, end on wrong side-front edge.
Buttonhole row - Work 3 sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end. Cast on 2 sts over buttonhole in next row.
Continue to correspond to left front, repeating buttonhole opposite markers, until same length as left front to armhole, end with k row. Mark end of row for armhole.
Armhole - Work 1 row even.
Dec. row - K to within 4 sts of end, slip, k and pass, k 2
sts
52
55
58
60
63
Continue to correspond to left front repeating buttonholes opposite markers until armhole is same length, end with k row
sts
42
44
46
47
49
Shoulder - Bind off
sts
23
24
26
27
27
place on holder for neck remaining
sts
19
20
20
20
22
Break yarn.
SLEEVES - With size 4 needles, cast on
sts
44
44
48
48
52
Work k 2, P 2 ribbing for 3 ins.
Inc. row - K, increasing evenly spaced across row
sts
5
8
8
12
12
With size 7 needles, continue stockinette st on
sts
49
52
56
60
64
increasing 1 st each side every 8th row 11 times
sts
71
74
78
82
86
Work even until 15 ins. above ribbing, end with k row. Mark each side of last row.
Shape same as armholes of back
sts
49
50
52
54
56
P 1 row after last dec. row.
Bind off 2 sts at beg. of each of next
rows
4
4
2
2
0
Bind off 3 sts at beg. of each of next
rows
0
0
2
2
4
Bind off 16 sts at beg. of each of next 2 rows.
Work even on remaining
sts
9
10
10
12
12
for shoulder insert for
ins.
4
4 ¼
4 ½
4 ¾
4 ¾
end with k row. Place on holder for neck ribbing. Break yarn.
Neck Ribbing - Beg. at right front edge, with size 4 needle, take up from holder sts of front
sts
19
20
20
20
22
right shoulder insert
sts
9
10
10
12
12
back neck
sts
26
26
26
26
30
left shoulder insert
sts
9
10
10
12
12
left front
sts
19
20
20
20
22
Work ribbing as on left front for 3, rows on
sts
82
86
86
90
98
Repeat buttonhole in next 2 rows. Work 4 rows even. Bind off tightly in ribbing.
FINISHING - Sew edges of shoulder inserts to shoulder edges. Sew shaped edges of sleeves to armhole edges from markers up with decs. matching; sew bound-off sts of sleeves to even part of armhole edge. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Beg. at lower right front edge, from right side, work 1 row slip st on front edge to top of neck ribbing. Work 1 row slip st on left front edge. Block. Face front edges with grosgrain ribbon. Finish buttonholes with blanket st working through double thickness.

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