Superwash Merino 8Ply Stocking Stitch Cardi Project

SUPERWASH MERINO 8PLY STOCKING STITCH CARDIGAN

LEVEL: EASY


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 4 Seasons Superwash Merino 8 ply 50g balls as per size
  • 1 pair 4mm knitting needles or size needed for correct tension
  • 3 stitch holders
  • 5 buttons
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

SIZE

To Fit Bust: 75cm (size 8), 80cm (size 10), 85cm (size 12), 90cm (size 14), 95cm (size 16), 100cm (size 18)
Actual Size (approx at bust): 90cm (size 10), 95cm (size 12), 100cm (size 14), 105cm (size 16), 110cm (size 18)
Length (approx): 53cm (size 8), 54cm (size 10), 55cm (size 12), 56cm (size 14), 57cm (size 16), 58cm (size 18)
Sleeve Length: 43cm (size 8), 43cm (size 10), 43cm (size 12), 43cm (size 14), 43cm (size 16), 43cm (size 18)

4 Seasons Superwash Merino 8Ply 50g Balls

Quantity: 11 (size 8), 12 (size 10), 13 (size 12), 14 (size 14), 15 (size 16), 16 (size 18)

TENSION

22 sts x 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4mm needles.


Superwash Merino 8Ply Stocking Stitch Cardi Project
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INSTRUCTIONS

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx = approximate/ly, beg = begin/ning, cm = centimetres, cont = continue, dec = decrease, foll = following, garter st = every row knit, inc = increase, K = knit, M1 = make one st by picking up loop that lies before next st, place on left hand needle and knit into back of loop,
P = purl, psso = pass slipped st over, RS = right side, rem = remain/ing, rep = repeat/ing, sl = slip, st/s = stitch/es, stocking st = 1 row K, 1 row P, tbl = through back of loop, tog = together, WS = wrong side.

BACK

Using 4mm needles, cast on 95 (101-107-113-117-123) sts.
Beg Lower Band -
1st row (RS) - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.
2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Knit 4 rows garter st.
Working in stocking st for rem, work 14 rows, beg with a knit row.
Beg Side Shaping -
Dec on st at each end of next row, then in every foll 16th row until 89 (95-101-107-111-117) sts rem.
Work 11 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row. Inc one st at each end of next row, then in every foll 10th row until there are 95 (101-107-113-117-123) sts.
Work 11 rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
Shape Armholes -
Cast off 4 (5-6-7-8-9) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 87 (91- 95-99-101-105) sts.
Next row - K2, sl 1 K1, psso, knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 ... 85 (89-93-97-99-103) sts.
Next row - Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 77 (79-81-83-85-87) sts rem, ending with a dec row.
Work 53 (53-55-55-59-59) rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
Shape Shoulders -
Cast off 4 (4-5-5-5-5) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5 (5- 4-4-5-5) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.
Leave rem 51 (53-53-55-55-57) sts on a stitch-holder for Collar.

LEFT FRONT

Using 4mm needles, cast on 43 (47-49-51-55-57) sts.
Beg Lower Band -
1st row - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Knit 4 rows garter st. **
Beg Left Front Band -
1st row - Knit.
2nd row - Sl 1, P1, K9, purl to end.
3rd row - As 1st row.
4th row - Sl 1, purl to end.
Rows 1 to 4 incl form patt for Left Front Band. Keeping Left Front Band patt correct for rem, work 10 rows.
Beg Side Shaping -
Dec one st at beg (side edge) of next row, then in every foll 16th row until 40 (44-46-48-52-54) sts rem. Work 11 rows.
Inc one st at beg (side edge) of next row, then in every foll 10th row until there are 43 (47-49-51-55-57) sts. Work 11 rows.
Shape Armhole -
1st row - Cast off 4 (5-6-7-8-9), knit to end ... 39 (42-43-44-47-48) sts.
2nd row - Patt 11, purl to end.
3rd row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end ... 38 (41-42-43-46-47) sts.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until 34 (36-36-36-39-39) sts rem, ending with a dec row. Work 27 (25-27-27-31-29) rows.
Shape Neck -
Next row (RS) - Knit to last 11 sts, turn.
Slip 11 Left Front Band sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for Collar.
Next row (WS) - Cast off 2 (2-2-2-3-3) sts, purl to end ...21 (23-23-23-25-25) sts. Cont on these 21 (23-23-23-25-25) sts for left side of neck.
Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 18 (20-20-20-22-22) sts rem, then in every foll alt row until 13 (13-14-14-15-15) sts rem. Work 11 (9-11-11-9-11) rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
Shape Shoulder -
Cast off 4 (4-5-5-5-5) sts at beg of next row, then in foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 5 (5-4-4-5-5) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front to **.
Beg Right Front Band -
1st row - Knit.
2nd row - Purl to last 11 sts, K9, P1, sl 1.
3rd row - As 1st row.
4th row - Purl to last st, sl 1.
Rows 1 to 4 incl form patt for Right Front Band. Keeping Right Front Band patt correct for rem, work 10 rows.
Beg Side Shaping -
Dec one st at end (side edge) of next row ... 42 (46-48-50-54-56) sts. Work 11 (11-7-9-5-5) rows.
Next row - Patt 5, cast off 2 sts, patt 4, knit to end.
Next row - Purl to last 9 sts, K4, turn, cast on 2 sts, turn, K3, P1, sl 1 ... buttonhole.
Cont dec at side edge in foll 3rd (3rd-7th-5th-9th-9th) row, then in every foll 16th row until 40 (44-46-48-52-54) sts rem.
Inc one st at side edge in 12th row, then in every foll 10th row until there are 43 (47-49-51-55-57) sts AT SAME TIME working a buttonhole (as before) in 4th and 5th (4th and 5th- 2nd and 3rd-4th and 5th-2nd and 3rd-2nd and 3rd) rows, then in foll 23rd and 24th rows (23rd and 24th-25th and 26th-25th and 26th-27th and 28th-27th and 28th) rows ... 3 buttonholes. Work 12 rows.
Shape Armhole -
1st row (WS) - Cast off 4 (5-6-7-8-9) sts, purl to last 11 sts, patt 11 ... 39 (42-43-44-47-48) sts.
2nd row - Knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 ... 38 (41-42-43-46-47) sts.
3rd row - Purl to last 11 sts, patt 11. Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until 34 (36-36-36-39-39) sts rem, ending with a dec row, AT SAME TIME working a
buttonhole (as before) in 8th and 9th (8th and 9th-10th and 11th-12th and 13th-14th and 15th-14th and 15th) row.
Work 26 (24-26-26-30-28) rows without shaping, working a buttonhole (as before) in 22nd and 23rd (20th and 21st-22nd and 23rd-22nd and 23rd-26th and 27th-24th and 25th) rows ... 5 buttonholes in all.
Shape Neck -
Next row (WS) - Purl to last 11 sts, turn. Slip rem 11 sts onto stitch-holder and leave for Collar.
Next row - Cast off 2 (2-2-2-3-3) sts, knit to end ... 21 (23-23-23-25-25) sts.
Next row - Purl.
Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 18 (20-20-20-22-22) sts rem, then in every foll alt row until 13 (13-14-14-15-15) sts rem. Work 12 (10-12-12-10-12) rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
Shape Shoulders
Cast off 4 (4-5-5-5-5) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5 (5-4-4-5-5) sts at beg of foll 2 rows. Leave rem 51 (53-53-55-55-57) sts on a stitch-holder for Collar.

LEFT FRONT

Using 4mm needles, cast on 43 (47-49-51-55-57) sts.
Beg Lower Band -
1st row - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end. Knit 4 rows garter st. **
Beg Left Front Band -
1st row - Knit.
2nd row - Sl 1, P1, K9, purl to end.
3rd row - As 1st row.
4th row - Sl 1, purl to end. Rows 1 to 4 incl form patt for Left Front Band. Keeping Left Front Band patt correct for rem, work 10 rows.
Beg Side Shaping -
Dec one st at beg (side edge) of next row, then in every foll 16th row until 40 (44-46-48-52-54) sts rem. Work 11 rows.
Inc one st at beg (side edge) of next row, then in every foll 10th row until there are 43 (47-49-51-55-57) sts. Work 11 rows.
Shape Armhole
1st row - Cast off 4 (5-6-7-8-9), knit to end ... 39 (42-43-44-47-48) sts.
2nd row - Patt 11, purl to end.
3rd row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to end ... 38 (41-42-43-46-47) sts.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows until 34 (36-36-36-39-39) sts rem, ending with a dec row. Work 27 (25-27-27-31-29) rows.
Shape Neck -
Next row (RS) - Knit to last 11 sts, turn.
Slip 11 Left Front Band sts onto a stitch-holder and leave for Collar.
Next row (WS) - Cast off 2 (2-2-2-3-3) sts, purl to end ...21 (23-23-23-25-25) sts. Cont on these 21 (23-23-23-25-25) sts for left side of neck.
Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 18 (20-20-20-22-22) sts rem, then in every foll alt row until 13 (13-14-
14-15-15) sts rem. Work 11 (9-11-11-9-11) rows stocking st, beg with a purl row.
Shape Shoulder -
Cast off 4 (4-5-5-5-5) sts at beg of next row, then in foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 5 (5-4-4-5-5) sts.
Shape Shoulder -
Cast off 4 (4-5-5-5-5) sts at beg of next row, then in foll alt row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 5 (5-4-4-5-5) sts.

SLEEVES

Using 4mm needles, cast on 53 (53-53-55-57-57) sts.
Beg Cuff -
Work 6 rows as for lower band of Back. Working in stocking st for rem, work 6 rows stocking st beg with a knit row.
7th row - K2, M1, knit to last 2 sts, M1, K2 ... 55 (55-55-57-59-59) sts. Cont in stocking st (beg with a purl row) and inc (as before) in every foll 12th (10th-8th-8th-8th-6th) row until there are 71 (73-77-81-83-89) sts. Cont without shaping (beg with a purl row) until sleeve measures 43cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
Shape Top -
Cast off 2 (3-3-3-4-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 67 (67-71-75-75-81) sts.
Next row - K2, sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2 ... 65 (65-69-73-73-79) sts.
Next row - Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 33 (29-29-33-29-37) sts rem, ending with a dec row.
Next row - P2, P2tog tbl, purl to last 4 sts, P2tog, P2... 31 (27-27-31-27-35) sts. Cont dec (as before) in every row until 23 sts rem. Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 11 sts.

COLLAR

Using mattress st, join shoulder seams. With WS facing and using 4mm needle, join yarn to Right Front Band sts,
patt 11. With RS facing, patt across 11 Right Front Band sts as folls - sl 1, P1, K9, knit up 27 (29-29-29-30-32) sts evenly along right side of neck, knit across 51 (53-53-55-55-57) sts from back neck stitch-holder, knit up 27 (29-29-29-30-32) sts evenly along left side of neck, then
patt across 11 sts left on stitch-holder for Left Front Band as folls - K9, P1, sl 1 ... 127 (133-133-135-137-143) sts.
1st row (WS) - K11, * K1, P1, rep from * to last 12 sts, K12.
2nd row - Sl 1, P1, K9, * P1, K1, rep from * to last 12 sts, P1, K9, P1, sl 1.
3rd row - As 1st row.
4th row - Sl 1, P10, * P1, K1, rep from * to last 12 sts, P11, sl 1.
Rep last 4 rows until Collar measures approx 10cm from beg, ending with a 4th row.
Next row (RS when turned back) - Knit.
Next row - Sl1, P1, K9, purl to last 11 sts, K9, P1, sl 1.
Next row - As 1st row.
Next row - Sl 1, purl to last st, sl 1.

TO MAKE UP

DO NOT PRESS. Using mattress st, join side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Fold Collar in half onto WS and slip-stitch in position. Sew on buttons.

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