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caron® chunky cakes™ one piece knit cardigan

This chic little cardigan is perfect for those times when you need a bit of extra warmth without a lot of bulk. You’ll knit the entire sweater in one piece from the back, then add ribbing along the hems for a stylish touch. Our version is color-blocked in warm, inviting colors, but Caron® has so many Chunky Cakes™ skeins to choose from, you might end up trying them all!
Step 1
QUANTITIES AND MEASUREMENTS: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ).
   -  2 Balls - Extra-Small/Small: To Fit Bust 28"-34" [71 cm-86.5 cm]; Finished 36" [91.5 cm]
   -  3 Balls - Medium: To Fit Bust 36"-38" [91.5 cm -96.5 cm]; Finished 40" [101.5 cm]
   -  3 Balls - Large: To Fit Bust 40"-42" [101.5 cm -106.5 cm]; Finished 44" [112 cm]
   -  4 Balls - Extra-Large: To Fit Bust 44"-46" [112 cm -117 cm]; Finished 48" [122 cm]
   -  5 Balls - 2/3 Extra-Large: To Fit Bust 48"-54" [122 cm -137 cm]; Finished 56" [142 cm
   -  6 Balls - 4/5 Extra-Large: To Fit Bust 56"-62" [142 cm -157.5 cm]; Finished 64" [162.5 cm]
 
GAUGE: 10 sts and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles

Project Notes:
   -  For this project, you’ll use two skeins of Caron® Chunky Cakes™ yarn in Dolce de Leche and alternate needles sizes as you work.
   -  This cardigan is worked in one piece from back to front. 
Step 2
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 46 (50-54-62-70-78) sts.
1st row: *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows for (K2. P2) ribbing 4 times more.
 
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until piece measures 14 (14-15-15-16-16)" [35.5 (35.5-38-38-40.5-40.5) cm], ending on a purl row.
 
Join Sleeves: Cast on 25 (25-25-28-28-28) sts beg next 2 rows. 96 (100-104-118-126-134) sts.
 
Work even in stocking st until piece from cast on Sleeve sts measures 5 (5-5-5½-5½-6)" [12.5 (12.5-12.5-14-14-15) cm], ending on a WS row. 
 

Divide neck:
 
Right side:
1st row: (RS). K40 (42-43-50-53-57). Turn. Leave rem 56 (58-61-68-73-77) sts on st holder.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Knit to last st. M1. K1.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Knit.
6th row: As 4th row.
Inc 1 st at end of needle (neck edge) on next and every following 4th row to 43 (45-46-53-57-60) sts, then every RS row to 48 (50-52-59-63-67) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Cast off 25 (25-25-28-28-28) sts beg next row. Knit to end of row. 23 (25-27-31-35-39) sts.
 
Work even until Front measures 11½ (11½-12½-12½-13½-13½)" [29 (29-32-32-34.5-34.5) cm], ending on a purl row.
 
Change to smaller needles.
Work 9 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
Cast off in pat. 
Step 3
Left side:
1st row: With RS facing, slip next 16 (16-18-18-20-20) sts onto st holder for Back neck. Join yarn to rem 40 (42-43-50-53-57) sts. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. M1. Knit to end of row.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: Knit.
6th row: Purl.
Inc 1 st at beg of needle (neck edge) on next and every following 4th row to 43 (45-46-53-57-60) sts, then every RS row to 48 (50-52-59-63-67) sts.
 
Next row: (WS). Cast off 25 (25-25-28-28-28) sts. Purl to end of row. 23 (25-27-31-35-39) sts.
 
Work even until Front measures 11½ (11½-12½-12½-13½-13½)" [29 (29-32-32-34.5-34.5) cm], ending on a purl row.
 
Change to smaller needles.
Work 9 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
Cast off in pat. 
 
 
Sleeve Ribbing:
With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 26 (26-26-28-28-30) sts along side of Right Sleeve.
1st row: (WS). *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing twice more. Cast off in ribbing.
Rep for Left Sleeve.
 
Front and Neck Bands:
With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 35 (35-38-38-41-41) sts up Right Front edge. Pick up and knit 12 (12-12-14-14-16) sts up Right Front neck edge. K16 (16-18-18-20-20) from Back neck st holder. Pick up and knit 12 (12-12-14-14-16) sts down Left Front neck edge and 35 (35-38-38-41-41) sts down Left Front edge. 110 (110-118-122-130-134) sts.
Work 4" [10 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back. Cast off in pat. 
Step 4
FINISHING
 
Fold the cardigan in half. Sew the sleeve and side seams.
 
 
ABBBREVIATIONS:
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = Knit
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong Side
 
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