Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™ Drape Front Cardigan (Knit)
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Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™ Drape Front Cardigan (Knit)

Stay stylish and warm in a fashionable knit sweater. This cardigan features a gorgeous drape front and a stunning design along the bottom edge.
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Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™ Yarn – Winery (5 (5, 6, 7, 8) Balls)
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles, Size 5mm [US 8] and 5.5mm [US 9] Circular Needles, 20" (50cm) or Longer
  • Stitch Markers
 

Project Instructions

Gauge: 16 sts = 4" (10cm); 22 rows = 4" (10cm) in Chevron Lace pattern using larger needle. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Special Stitches

M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.

sk2p = Slip next stitch as if to knit to right needle, k2tog, lift slipped st over the k2tog st and off needle.

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time, as if to knit to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.

Abbreviations

k =knit
k2tog = knit next 2 sts together
p = purl
p2tog = purl next 2 sts together
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over; * =repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

Pattern Stitch

Chevron Lace (multiple of 10 sts + 1)

Row 1 (right side): K5, yo, ssk, *k8, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, *k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: *K1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last st, k1.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K2tog, yo, k7, *yo, sk2p, yo, k7; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, ssk.

Row 10: Purl.

Repeat Rows 1–10 for Chevron Lace pattern.


Body

With smaller needle, cast on 103 (103, 113, 123, 123) sts.

Work in Garter st (knit every row) until piece measures about 2" (5cm) from beginning.

Change to larger needle.

Row 1 (right side): K6 (for Garter st border), place marker, knit to last 6 sts, place marker, k6 (for Garter st border).

Row 2: Knit to first marker, slip marker, purl to next marker, slip marker, knit to end of row.

Rows 3–12: Repeat last 2 rows 5 more times.

Begin Chevron Lace Pattern

Continue to slip markers as you come to them.

Row 1 (right side): Knit to first marker, work Row 1 of Chevron Lace pattern to next marker, knit to end of row.

Row 2: Knit to first marker, work next row of Chevron Lace pattern to next marker, knit to end of row.

Rows 3–20: Knitting first and last 6 sts and working Chevron Lace pattern between markers, work in established pattern until a total of 20 rows (2 repeats) of Chevron Lace pattern have been worked.

Rows 21 and 22: Knit to first marker, work in Stockinette st (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) to next marker, knit to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1–22 until piece measures 17 (17, 18, 19, 20)" [43 (43, 45.5, 48.5, 51) cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.

Shape First Armhole

Note: When instructed to work in pattern "as established", work the next row of Rows 1–22 (the pattern you were working) ensuring that the stitches line up as previously.

Next Row (right side): Work in pattern as established over first 24 sts, bind off next 32 (32, 34, 36, 36) sts (for armhole), continue in pattern as established to end of row.

Next Row: Work in pattern as established to bound-off sts, cast on 32 (32, 34, 36, 36) sts over the bound-off sts, continue in pattern as established to end of row.

Continue Body

Continue working in pattern as established until piece measures 30 (31, 33, 35, 38)" [76 (78.5, 84, 89, 96.5) cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.

Shape Second Armhole

Next Row (right side): Work in pattern as established over first 24 sts, bind off next 32 (32, 34, 36, 36) sts (for armhole), continue in pattern as established to end of row.

Next Row: Work in pattern as established to bound-off sts, cast on 32 (32, 34, 36, 36) sts over the bound-off sts, continue in pattern as established to end of row.

Continue Body

Continue working in pattern as established until piece measures 45 (46, 49, 52, 56)" [114.5 (117, 124.5, 132, 142) cm] from beginning.

Change to smaller needle.

Work in Garter st for 2" (5cm).

Bind off.

Sleeves (make 2)

With smaller needle, cast on 34 (36, 38, 42, 46) sts.

Work in Garter st until piece measures 2" (5cm) from beginning.

Change to larger needle.

Shape Sleeve

Increase Row (right side): K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1—36 (38, 40, 44, 48) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Repeat Increase Row—38 (40, 42, 46, 50) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 7 (2, 3, 2, 0) more times—52 (44, 48, 50, 50) sts.

Work even in Stockinette st for 5 rows.

Repeat Increase Row—54 (46, 50, 52, 52) sts.

Repeat last 6 rows 5 (9, 9, 10, 10) more times—64 (64, 68, 72, 72) sts.

Work even in Stockinette st until piece measures 17 (17½, 18, 18½, 19)" [43 (44.5, 45.5, 47, 48.5) cm] from beginning, end with a wrong side row.

Shape Cap

Row 1 (right side): Bind off 5 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, knit to end of row—59 (57, 60, 63, 62) sts.

Row 2: Bind off 5 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, purl to end of row—54 (50, 52, 54, 52) sts.

Decrease Row (right side): K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1—52 (48, 50, 52, 50) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Repeat Decrease Row—50 (46, 48, 50, 48) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 (4, 5, 10, 7) more times—44 (38, 38, 30, 34) sts.

Sizes S (M, L) Only

Next Row (wrong side): P1, p2tog through the back loops, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1—42 (36, 36) sts.

Repeat Decrease Row—40 (34, 34) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 (1, 0) more times—28 (30, 34) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Repeat Decrease Row—26 (28, 32) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 4 (5, 6)—18 (18, 20) sts.

Sizes 1X (2X) Only

Next Row (wrong side): Purl.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: P1, p2tog through the back loops, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1—28 (32) sts.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Repeat Decrease Row—26 (30) sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: P1, p2tog through the back loops, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1—24 (28) sts.

Next Row: Knit.

Repeat last 6 rows 0 (1) more time(s)—24 (24) sts.

All Sizes

Next Row (wrong side): Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3), purl to end of row—16 (16, 18, 21, 21) sts.

Next Row (wrong side): Bind off 2 (2, 2, 3, 3), knit to end of row—14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows—10 (10, 12, 12, 12) sts.

Bind off.

Finishing

Sew sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Weave in ends.

 


 

Tips

1. Body of cardigan is worked from side to side, beginning at one front edge. Openings are made in body for armholes.

2. Sleeves are worked separately and sewn into armhole openings.

3. Circular needles are used to accommodate a large number of stitches. Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.