Autumn Afternoons Cardigan
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Autumn Afternoons Cardigan


Wrap yourself in the warm comfort of this beautiful cardigan on those chilly autumn afternoons. The elegant simplicity of this design is what adds to its sophistication.
Designed by Lion Brand® Yarn Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® (Art. #640):
    #402 Wheat 8 (9, 11) balls
    or color of your choice
  • Lion Brand®:
    Knitting Needles size 17 [13mm]
    Stitch Markers
    Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

FINISHED SIZE
S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X)
Finished Bust 50 (56, 62)-inches, [127 (142.25, 157.5) cm]
Note: Pattern is 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.


Step: 2

Gauge
8 sts + 10.5 rows = 4 in. [10cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.


Step: 3

STITCH EXPLANATION
M1 (make 1)


Step: 4

An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop.


Step: 5

BACK
Cast on 50 (56, 62) sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 15 (16, 18) in. [38 (40.75, 45.75) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.


Step: 6

Shape Armhole
Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 46 (50, 52) sts.


Step: 7

Next Row (Dec Row): K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 44 (48, 50) sts.


Step: 8

Next Row: Purl.


Step: 9

Rep last 2 rows 0 (2, 3) more times - 44 sts.


Step: 10

Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) in. [61 (63.5, 68.5) cm] from beg. Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 8 sts.


Step: 11

RIGHT FRONT
Cast on 25 (29, 33) sts.


Step: 12

Row 1 (RS): K 4 (for facing), sl 1, k to end of row.


Step: 13

Row 2: Purl.


Step: 14

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 13 (14, 15) in. [33 (35.5, 38) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.


Step: 15

Shape Collar
Next Row (RS): K 4, m1, place marker, sl 1, place marker, m1, k to end of row - 27 (31, 35) sts.


Step: 16

Next Row: Purl.


Step: 17

Next Row: K to marker, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, k to end of row.


Step: 18

Next Row: Purl.


Step: 19

Next Row: K to 1 st before marker, m1, sl marker, sl 1, sl marker, m1, k to end of row - 29 (33, 37) sts. Rep last 4 rows 6 (7, 8) more times and, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 15 (16, 18) in. [38 (40.75, 45.75) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.


Step: 20

Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS): Bind off 2 (3, 5) sts at beg of next WS row. Dec 1 st at beg of every WS row 1 (3, 4) times.


Step: 21

Continue collar shaping and then work even until piece measures 24 (25, 27) in. [61 (63.5, 68.5) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.


Step: 22

Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. Work even for 3 in. [7.5 cm].


Step: 23

Transfer remaining sts to spare needle.


Step: 24

LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front, reversing all shaping.


Step: 25

SLEEVES
Cast on 20 (22, 24) sts. Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 5 rows.


Step: 26

Row 6 (Inc Row): K1, inc 1, k to last 2 sts, inc 1, k 1 - 22 (24, 26) sts.


Step: 27

Rep last 6 rows 4 (5, 6) times more - 30 (34, 38) sts. Work even until piece measures 15½ (16, 16½) in. [39.5 (40.75, 42) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.


Step: 28

Shape Cap
Bind off 4 (4, 5) sts at beg of next 6 rows. Bind off remaining 6 (10, 8) sts.


Step: 29

Finishing
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sts from spare needles tog for collar. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Fold front/collar facing to WS along sl st line and sew in place. Weave in ends.


Step: 30

Abbreviations
beg = begin(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette st
tog = together
WS = wrong side


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.