Marvel Magic Stripe Cardigan Project

MARVEL MAGIC STRIPE CARDIGAN

LEVEL: EASY


 WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 1 pair each 4mm (UK 8) and 3.25mm
  • (UK 10) knitting needles or size needed to give correct tension.
  • 1 stitch-holder.
  • wool needle for sewing seams.
  • 5 (5-6-6) buttons

SIZE

Measurements

To Fit Chest: 55cm (2 Years), 60cm (4 Years), 65cm (6 Years), 70cm (8 Years)
Actual Size: 64cm (2 Years), 70cm (4 Years), 77cm (6 Years), 82cm (8 Years)Length: 30cm (2 Years), 34cm (4 Years), 38cm (6 Years), 42cm (8 Years)
Sleeve Length: 23cm (2 Years), 28cm (4 Years), 33cm (6 Years), 38cm (8 Years)4 Seasons Marvel Magic Stripe 8Ply 100g Balls

Quantity (6 Bubbly): 2 (2 Years), 3 (4 Years), 3 (6 Years), 4 (8 Years)

Use only the yarn specified. Other yarns are likely to produce different results.Quantities are approximate as they can vary between knitters. Check the ball bands to ensure all yarn is from the same dye lot.

TENSION

22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4mm needles. To work a tension square, using 4mm needles, cast on 33 sts. Work 44 rows stocking st. Cast off loosely. Check your tension carefully. If less sts to 10cm use smaller needles, if more sts use larger needles.


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INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 69 (75-81-87) sts. Work 9 rows garter st, (first row is wrong side) inc 4 (4-6-6) sts evenly across last row ...73 (79-87-93) sts. Change to 4mm needles.

Work in stocking st (beg with a knit row) until Back measures 14 (17-20-22) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE ARMHOLES -

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows...69 (75-83-89) sts. Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 61 (67-75-79) sts rem. Cont without further shaping until Back measures 30 (34-38-42) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE SHOULDERS -

Cast off 7 (8-9-9) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 7 (7-8-10) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Leave rem 19 (21-23-23) sts on stitch-holder.

LEFT FRONT

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 34 (37-40-43) sts. Work 9 rows garter st, (first row is wrong side) inc 2 (2-3-3) sts evenly across last row...36 (39-43-46) sts. Change to 4mm needles.
Work in stocking st until Left Front measures same as Back to beg of armhole shaping, ending with a purl row. **

SHAPE ARMHOLE -

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row...34 (37-41-44) sts. Dec one st at armhole edge in every foll alt row until 30 (33-37-39) sts rem. Cont in stocking st without further shaping until there are 15 (15-17-17) rows fewer than Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a knit row.

SHAPE NECK

Cast off 4 (5-5-5) sts at beg of next row ...26 (28-32-34) sts. Dec one st at end (neck edge) of next row, then in every foll alt row until 21 (23-26-28) sts rem. Work 5 rows.

SHAPE SHOULDER -

Cast off 7 (8-9-9) sts at beg of next row and foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 7 (7-8-10 sts).

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front to **. Work 1 row.

SHAPE ARMHOLE -

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next row...34 (37-41-44) sts. Dec one st at armhole edge in next row, then in every foll alt row until 30 (33-37-39) sts rem.
Cont in stocking st without further shaping until there are 16 (16-18-18) rows fewer than Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE NECK -

Cast off 4 (5-5-5) sts at beg of next row...26 (28-32-34) sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every foll alt row until 21 (23-26-28) sts rem. Work 6 rows.

SHAPE SHOULDER -

Work as for other shoulder shaping.

SLEEVES

Using 3.25mm needles, cast on 37 (37-39-39) sts. Work 9 rows garter st. Change to 4mm needles. Work 2 rows stocking st.
Next row - K2, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, K2 ...39 (39-41-41) sts. Inc one st (inside 2 sts as before) at each end of every foll 2nd (2nd-4th-4th) row until there are 45 (43-75-83) sts, then in every foll 4th (4th-6th-6th) row until there are 67 (73-77-85) sts. Cont in stocking st without further shaping until Sleeve measures 23 (28-33-38) cm from beg, ending with a purl row.

SHAPE TOP -

Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows ...63 (69-73-81) sts. Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 55 (61-65-71) sts rem. Work 1 row. Cast off 6 (7-8-9) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 7 (8-8-9) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Cast off rem 17 sts.

NECKBAND

NOTE - We recommend using mattress stitch to sew up your cardigan.

Join shoulder seams. With right side facing and using 3.25mm needles, knit up 20 (21-23-23) sts evenly along right front neck shaping, knit across sts from back stitch-holder, then knit up 20 (21-23-23) sts evenly along left front neck shaping...59 (63-69-69) sts.

Work 9 rows garter st. Cast off loosely.

LEFT FRONT BAND

With right side facing, using 3.25mm needles, knit up 62 (70-76-82) sts evenly along Left Front edge, incl side edge of neckband. Work 3 rows garter st.
4th row - K2, yrn (to make a st), K2tog, * K12 (14-12-13), yrn, K2tog, rep from * to last K2 (2-2-3) sts, K2 (2-2-3)...5 (5-6-6) buttonholes. Work 3 rows garter st. Cast off loosely.

RIGHT FRONT BAND

Work as for Left Front Band omitting buttonholes.

TO MAKE UP

DO NOT PRESS. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew on buttons. Sew in ends.

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