Cardigan Sweater I, Sizes 12, 14, 16 and 18, No. 1

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These directions are for Size 12. Changes for Sizes 14, 16 and 18 are in parentheses.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

Columbia-Minerva Knitting Worsted (4 oz skein) - 4(5-5-6) skeins

OR

Columbia-Minerva Calypso Germantown Knitting Worsted (2 or 4 oz skein) - 16(18-20-22) ozs

Knitting Needles: 1 pair each "Boye" Sizes 5 and 8 - 14 inch
Gauge: 9 sts to 2 inches; 7 rows to 1 inch (pat st - Size 8 needles)
1 "Boye" Aluminum Crochet Hook "F" (Size 3 or 4)

PATTERN STITCH: (Even no. of sts) Rows 1 and 2: P. Row 3: K. Rows 4 and 5: P. Rows 6, 7 and 8: K 2, *yo, K 2 tog, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 8 rows for pat.

BACK: With Size 5 needles cast on 69(75-79-83) sts. Work in ribbing as follows: Row 1: (Right side of work) K 1, *P 1, K 1, repeat from * across row. Row 2: P 1, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across row. Repeat these 2 rows for 2 ½ inches, ending with Row 1, inc'ing 9 sts evenly across last row - 78(84-88-92) sts on needle. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat. When work measures 12 ½”(13”-13”-13 ½”), or desired length from start to underarm, To Shape Raglan Armholes: Dec 1 st each side every other row 27(29-31-32) times. Sl rem 24(26-26-28) sts onto st holder for back of neck.

LEFT FRONT: With Size 5 needles cast on 39(41-45-47) sts. Work in ribbing same as on Back, ending with Row 1, inc'ing 5 sts evenly across last row - 44(46-50-52) sts on needle. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat. When work measures same as Back to underarm, To Shape Raglan Armhole: Dec 1 st at side edge every other row 27(29-31-32) times AND AT THE SAME TIME when there are 23(23-25-26) sts on needle, To Shape Neck: Sl 9(9-11-12) sts at front edge onto st holder, then bind off 2 sts at same edge every other row 4 times. Place markers for buttons at front edge as follows: Place first marker 1 ¼ inches from start, place second marker at center of 2nd St St stripe after ribbing, then in every other St St stripe 6(6-6-7) times more. On Sizes 14 and 16 only there will be another button on neckband.

RIGHT FRONT: Work to correspond with Left Front, having decs at opposite sides and working buttonholes to correspond with markers as follows: (Right side of work) Work 2 sts, bind off next 3sts, work to end of row. Next row cast on 3 sts over the bound-off sts.

SLEEVES: With Size 5 needles cast on 51(55-59-61) sts. Work in ribbing same as on Back, ending with Row 1, inc'ing 11 sts evenly across last row - 62(66-70-72) sts on needle. Change to Size 8 needles and work in pat. When work measures 13”(13”-13 ½”-13 ½”), ending on same row as Back and Fronts, To Shape Raglan Cap of Sleeve: Dec 1 st each side every other row 27(29-31-32) times. Sl rem 8 sts onto st holder.

Sew Sleeves to armholes of Fronts and Back. Sew underarm and sleeve seams.

NECKBAND: On right side of work with Size 5 needles pick up and K 77(79-87-93) sts around neck edge, including sts on st holders. Work in ribbing of K 1, P 1, for 5 rows, on Sizes 14 and 16 only work another buttonhole as before on Row 2 of ribbing. Bind off in ribbing.

Work 1 row of sc at front edges. Face front edges with grosgrain ribbon, working around buttonholes.


Other great patterns from Casual Quick Hand-Knits, Columbia-Minerva Volume 735:

Knitting Patterns

Cardigan Sweater, No. 1
Cardigan Sweater, No. 2
Cardigan Sweater, No. 3
Slipover Sweater, No. 4
Slipover Sweater, No. 5
Cardigan Sweater, No. 6
Slipover Sweater, No. 7
Cardigan Sweater, No. 8
Slipover Sweater, No. 9
Cardigan Sweater, No. 10
Coat Sweater, No. 11
Cardigan Sweater, No. 12
Slipover Sweater, No. 13
Cardigan Sweater, No. 14
Slipover Sweater, No. 15
Coat Sweater, No. 16
Hooded Coat Sweater, No. 17
Coat Sweater, No. 18
Cardigan Sweater, No. 19
Slipover Sweater, No. 20
Cardigan Sweater, No. 21
Slipover Sweater, No. 22
Slipover Sweater, No. 23
Sleeveless Vest Sweater, No. 24
Cardigan Sweater, No. 25