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lion brand® touch of alpaca® bonus bundle burke library knit cardigan

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 5 - Lion Brand® Touch of Alpaca® Bonus Bundle Yarn – Crimson  

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: S (M/L, 1X/2X)
   -  Finished Bust: About 40" (48", 56"), (101.5 cm (122 cm, 142 cm)).
   -  Finished Length: About 28" (29", 30"), (71 cm (73.5 cm, 76 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.
 
GAUGE: 24½ sts + 28 rows = about 4" (10 cm) over Garter Rib pattern. Please be sure to check your gauge.
 
STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
M1 = Make 1
   -  An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
 
SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit
   -  Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased. 
Step 2
PATTERN STITCHES:
K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts)
 
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
 
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
 
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib. 
 
 
Garter Rib Pattern (worked over an even number of sts)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Rows 3-6: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
 
Rep Rows 1-6 for Garter Rib pattern.  
 
 
Ridge Pattern (worked over any number of sts)
 
Rows 1-4: Knit.
 
Row 5 (WS): Purl.
 
Row 6: Knit.
 
Rep Rows 1-6 for Ridge pattern.  
Step 3
NOTES:
1. Cardigan is worked in 7 pieces: back, left and right fronts, 2 sleeves and 2 pockets.
2. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3. When you see 'work in pattern as established' in the instructions, this means to work the next row of the pattern st, lining up sts as in previous rows.
4. When you see ‘work even’ in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.
 

BACK:
 
Click here to download the template. 
 
Cast on 122 (146, 172) sts.
  
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 3" (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Garter Rib pattern until piece measures about 26" (27", 28"), (66 (68.5, 71) cm) from beg. 
 
 
Shape Shoulders
 
Rows 1-12: Bind off 5 (7, 9) sts, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to end of row – you will have 62 (62, 64) sts at the end of Row 12.
 
Rows 13 and 14: Bind off 4 sts, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to end of row – 54 (54, 56) sts at the end of Row 14.
 
Bind off.  
Step 4
LEFT FRONT:

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Cast on 62 (74, 86) sts.
 
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 3" (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Garter Rib pattern until piece measures about 13" (14", 15"), (33 cm (35.5 am, 38 cm)) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 

Shape Neck

Row 1 (Decrease Row – RS): Work in Garter Rib pattern as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 61 (73, 85) sts.
 
Row 2: Work even in Garter Rib pattern as established.
 
Row 3: Rep Rows 1 – 60 (72, 84) sts.
 
Rows 4-6: Work even in Garter Rib pattern as established for 3 rows.
 
Rows 7-90: Rep Rows 3-6 for 21 more times – 39 (51, 63) sts.
 
Rows 91 and 92: Rep Rows 3 and 4 – 38 (50, 62) sts. 
 

Shape Shoulder
 
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 5 (7, 9) sts, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to end of row – 33 (43, 53) sts.
 
Row 2: Work even in Garter Rib as established to end of row.
 
Row 3: Bind off 5 (7, 9) sts, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 27 (35, 43) sts
 
Row 4: Work even in Garter Rib as established to end of row.
 
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice – 5 sts.
 
Bind off. 
Step 5
RIGHT FRONT:
Cast on 62 (74, 86) sts.
 
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 3" (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Garter Rib pattern until piece measures about 13" (14", 15"), (33 cm (35.5 cm, 38 cm)) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 

Shape Neck
Row 1 (Decrease Row – RS): K1, ssk, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to end of row – 61 (73, 85) sts.
 
Row 2: Work even in Garter Rib pattern as established.

Row 3: Rep Rows 1 – 60 (72, 84) sts.

Rows 4-6: Work even in Garter Rib pattern, as established, for 3 rows.

Rows 7-90: Rep Rows 3-6 for 21 more times – 39 (51, 63) sts.

Rows 91-93: Rep Rows 3-5 – 38 (50, 62) sts.
 

Shape Shoulder
Row 1 (WS): Bind off 5 (7, 9) sts, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to end of row – 33 (43, 53) sts.
 
Row 2: K1, ssk, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to end of row – 32 (42, 52) sts.
 
Row 3: Bind off 5 (7, 9) sts, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to end of row – 27 (35, 43) sts.
 
Row 4: Work even in Garter Rib, as established, to end of row.

Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice – 5 sts.
 
Bind off. 
Step 6
SLEEVES (make 2):
 
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Cast on 62 (64, 66) sts.
 
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 3" (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
 
Rows 1 and 2: Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Garter Rib pattern for 2 rows.
 
Row 3 (Increase Row): K1, M1, work in Garter Rib pattern as established to last st, M1, k1 – 64 (66, 68) sts.
 
Next 3 (2, 1) Row(s): Work in Garter Rib pattern as established for 3 (2, 1) row(s).
 
Rep last 4 (3, 2) rows for 17 (22, 27) more times – 98 (110, 122) sts.
 
Work even in Garter Rib pattern until piece measures about 15" (38 cm) from beg, end with a RS row as the last row you work.
 
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work even in Ridge pattern until piece measures about 16" (40.5 cm) from beg.
 

Shape Cap (top of sleeve)

Rows 1-14: Bind off 4 (5, 6) sts, work in Ridge pattern as established to end of row – 42 (40, 38) sts.
 
Bind off. 
Step 7
POCKETS (make 2):
Cast on 38 (42, 46) sts.
 
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 1" (2.5 cm) from beg.
 
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Garter Rib pattern until piece measures about 6½" (7", 7½"), (16.5 (18, 19) cm) from beg.
 
Bind off. 
Step 8
FINISHING:
Sew shoulder seams.
 
Right Band
From RS and beg at lower right front corner, pick up and k138 (142, 146) sts evenly spaced along right front edge to shoulder seam, 20 sts evenly spaced to center of Back neck – 158 (162, 166) sts.
 
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 7 rows.
 
Bind off.
 

Left Band
From RS and beg at center of Back neck, pick up and k20 sts along Back neck to shoulder seam, 138 (142, 146) sts evenly spaced along left front edge to lower left front corner – 158 (162, 166) sts
 
Work same as right band.
 
Sew ends of bands together at center of back neck.
 
Place markers on sides of fronts and back, about 8" (9", 10"), (20.5 cm (23 cm, 25.5 cm)) below shoulder seam.
 
Sew sleeves between markers.
 
Sew side and sleeve seams.
 
Try on cardigan to determine pocket placement. Sew one pocket to each front.
 
Weave in ends. 
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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