|Suggested yarn||Stone Washed|
|Sizes||36/38 - 40/42 - 44/46|
Cardigan of Stone WashedBy Scheepjes
Materials: Scheepjes Stone Washed blue (805) 13–14–15 balls, size 6 knitting needles, size 6 circular needle, 120 cm long.
Gauge: Using 2 strands of yarn held together, 14 sts and 21 rows in Pattern st = 10 x 10 cm. Take time to check gauge and switch needles if necessary.
1x1 Ribbing: alternately K1 and P1.
Pattern st: *4 rows Stockinette st, 6 rows Garter st, repeat from *.
Stockinette st: on right side knit, on wrong side purl.
Garter st: knit all rows.
Directions: Entire cardigan is worked using 2 strands of yarn held together.
Back: Cast on 64–70–76 sts and purl 1 row on wrong side. Continue to work in Pattern st. Waistline: decrease 3 times 1 st at both edges, every 13 rows, = 58–64–70 sts. When work measures 32 cm increase 1 st at both edges, = 60–66–72 sts. Armholes: when work measures 43–42–41 cm bind off 3 sts at both edges, then bind off at both edges 1–1–2 times 2 and 1–2–1 time 1 st, every 2 rows. Shoulders: when work measures 60 cm bind off 5–6–7 sts at both edges. Continue to bind off 5–6–7 sts, in the following 2nd row. Neckline shaping: at the same time, when work measures 60 cm bind off the center 14 sts and at neck edge continue to bind off 7 sts, in the following 2nd row.
Right front: Cast on 16–19–22 sts and purl 1 row on wrong side. At the end of the row shape round lower edge by casting 2 extra sts onto needle. Continue to work in Pattern st and again cast 2 times 2 and 5 times 1 extra sts onto needle on the side of the rounding, every 2 rows, then 3 times 1 st, every 4 rows. At side edge decrease and increase same as back. When total length is 13 cm, set work aside. Now work the pocket lining: cast on 16–19–22 new sts and purl 1 row on wrong side. At the end of this row, cast 2 extra sts onto needle and continue to work in Stockinette st. On the same side increase as follows: for size 36/38 2 times 2 sts; for size 40/42 1 time 2 sts every following 2 rows, = 22–23–24 sts. At side edge decrease 1 st in the 14th row. Work until total length is 13 cm. Now work the held front sts until there are 21–22–23 sts left on LH needle, leave these sts on hold and instead work the sts of the pocket lining. Transfer the 21–22–23 held front sts to a stitch holder. Continue to work in Pattern st. When work measures 32 cm shape neck edge by decreasing 1 st, as follows: work 1 edge st, slip 1 st, work the next st and pass the slipped st over. Continue to decrease 11 times 1 st, every 4 rows. Armhole: decrease same as back. Shoulder: bind off at the same length as back.
Left front: Work same as right front and pocket, reversing all shaping. Neck decrease: work to the last 3 sts, work 2 sts tog, 1 edge st.
Sleeves: Cast on 30–30–32 sts and work 9 rows in 1x1 Ribbing, in the last wrong side row increasing 1 st for size 40/42, = 30–31–32 sts. Continue to work in Pattern st. Sleeve width: increase 10–11–12 times 1 st at both edges, every 8–7–7 rows, = 50–53–56 sts. Sleeve cap: when work measures 46 cm bind off 3 sts at both edges, continue to bind off 1–1–2 times 2, 4–6–7 times 1, 1 time 2 and 1 time 3 sts at both edges, every following 2 rows. Bind off the rem 22–21–18 sts.
Finishing: Transfer the sts of each of the front stitch holders onto needle and work 5 rows in 1x1 Ribbing. Bind off in 1x1 Ribbing. Neatly sew the pockets to fronts on wrong side of work. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves matching center of sleeve to shoulder seam. Sew side and underarm seams. Using the circular needle, pick up sts along cardigan (approx. 17 sts per 10 cm, pick up a few more sts along round shapes) and work 9 rows in 1x1 Ribbing in the round. Bind off in 1x1 Ribbing.