WOOL TO BE WILD CARDI

Wool To Be Wild Cardi Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Abbey Road' Wool To Be Wild 7 (8-8-9) x 100g balls.
  • 1 pair 6.50mm knitting needles, or size required for correct tension
  • A stitch-holder
  • 3 buttons
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

SizeSMLXL
To Fit Sizecm75-8085-9095-100105-110
Actual Size (approx)cm95105115125
Length (approx)cm58596061
Sleeve Length (approx)cm43434343

TENSION

14 sts x 19 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 6.50mm needles.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using 6.50mm needles, cast on 69 (75-83-89) sts.

Beg Lower Band

1st row (RS) - K2, * P1, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.

2nd row - K1, * P1, K1, rep from * to end.

Last 2 rows form rib.

Cont in rib until work measures 8cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row.

Beg Patt

1st row (RS) - Knit.

2nd row- Purl.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times.

9th row(RS) - K30 (33-37-40), P9, K30 (33-37-40).

10th row - P30 (33-37-40), K9, P30 (33-37- 40).

11th row- K21 (24-28-31), P27, K21 (24-28-31).

12th row- P21 (24-28-31), K27, P21 (24-28-31).

13th row- K12 (15-19-22), P45, K12 (15-19-22).

14th row - P12 (15-19-22), K45, P12 (15-19-22).

15th row - K3 (6-10-13), P63, K3 (6-10-13).

16th row - P3 (6-10-13), K63, P3 (6-10-13).

Rep 15th and 16th rows twice.

21st row - As 13th row.

22nd row - As 14th row.

23rd row- As 11th row.

24th row - As 12th row.

25th row- As 9th row.

26th row - As 10th row.

Rows 1 to 26 incl form patt.

Cont in patt until work measures 35cm from beg, working last row on WS.

Shape Armholes

Keeping patt correct, cast off 4 (5-6-7) sts at beg of next 2 rows � 61 (65-71-75) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 53 (55-59-63) sts rem.

Work 35 (35-35-37) rows patt.

Shape Shoulders

Cast off 5 (5-6-6) sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 6 (6-6-7) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

Leave rem 21 (23-23-25) sts on stitch-holder.

LEFT FRONT

Using 6.50mm needles, cast on 29 (33-35-39) sts.

Beg Lower Band

Work in rib as for Back, until work measures 8cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row and inc 0 (0-1-1) st/s in centre of last row � 29 (33-36-40) sts. **

Beg Patt

1st row (RS) - Knit.

2nd row- Purl.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows 4 times.

11th row - K21 (24-28-31), P8 (9-8-9).

12th row - K8 (9-8-9), P21 (24-28-31).

13th row - K12 (15-19-22), P17 (18-17-18).

14th row - K17 (18-17-18), P12 (15-19-22).

15th row - K3 (6-10-13), P26 (27-26-27).

16th row - K26 (27-26-27), P3 (6-10-13).

Rep 15th and 16th rows twice.

21st row- As 13th row.

22nd row - As 14th row.

23rd row - As 11th row.

24th row - As 12th row.

25th row- Knit.

26th row - Purl.

Rows 1 to 26 incl form patt.

Cont in patt until work measures same as Back to beg of armholes, working last row on WS.

Shape Armhole and Front Slope

Keeping patt correct, cast off 4 (5-6-7) sts, patt to last 2 sts, work 2tog � 24 (27-29-32) sts.

Dec one st at beg (armhole edge) of every foll alt row 4 (5-6-6) times,AT SAME TIME dec one st at end (front edge) in every foll 10th (6th-8th-6th) rows 4 (2-5-7) times,size M only - then in foll 8th row 4 times.

All sizes � 16 (16-18-19) sts.

Work 3 (1-7-7) row/s patt.

Shape Shoulder

Cast off 5 (5-6-6) sts at beg of next row, then in foll alt row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 6 (6-6-7) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front to **.

1st row (RS) - Knit.

2nd row- Purl.

Rep 1st and 2nd rows 4 times.

11th row - P8 (9-8-9), K21 (24-28-31).

12th row- P21 (24-28-31), K8 (9-8-9).

13th row - P17 (18-17-18), K12 (15-19-22).

14th row-P12 (15-19-22), K17 (18-17-18).

15th row - P26 (27-26-27), K3 (6-10-13).

16th row - P3 (6-10-13), K26 (27-26-27).

Rep 15th and 16th rows twice.

21st row - As 13th row.

22nd row- As 14th row.

23rd row - As 11th row.

24th row - As 12th row.

25th row - Knit.

26th row - Purl. Rows 1 to 26 incl form patt. Cont in patt until work measures same as Back to beg of armholes, working last row on WS.

Shape Armhole and Front Slope

Next row(RS) - Work 2tog, patt to end.

Keeping patt correct, cast off 4 (5-6-7) sts at beg of next row, patt to end � 24 (27-29-32) sts.

Dec one st at end (armhole edge) in next row, then in every foll alt row 3 (4-5-5) times,AT SAME TIME dec one st at beg (front edge) in 9th (5th-7th-5th) row, then in every foll 10th (6th-8th-6th) rows 3 (1-4-6) time/s, size M only - then in foll 8th row 4 times.

All sizes � 16 (16-18-19) sts.

Work 4 (2-8-8) row/s patt.

Shape Shoulder Cast off 5 (5-6-6) sts at beg of next row, then in foll alt row.

Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 6 (6-6-7) sts.

SLEEVES

Using 6.50mm needles, cast on 33 (35-35- 37) sts.

Beg Cuff

Work in rib as for lower band of Back until cuff measures 6cm from beg, ending with a 2nd row.

Beg Patt

1st row (RS) - K12 (13-13-14), P9, K12 (13-13-14).

2nd row - P12 (13-13-14), K9, P12 (13-13-14).

3rd row - K3 (4-4-5), P27, K3 (4-4-5).

4th row - P3 (4-4-5), K27, P3 (4-4-5).

5th row - Inc in first st, purl to last st, inc in last st � 35 (37-37-39) sts.

6th row - Knit.

Work a further 8 rows purl fabric, beg with a purl row on RS and inc one st at each end of 7th (5th-3rd-3rd) row, sizes L and XL only - then in foll 4th row once � (41-43) sts.

All sizes � 37 (39-41-43) sts.

15th row (RS) - K5 (6-7-8), P27, K5 (6-7-8).

16th row - P5 (6-7-8), K27, P5 (6-7-8).

17th row- Inc in first st 0 (1-1-1) time/s, K14 (14-15-16), P9, K14 (14-15-16), inc in last st 0 (1-1-1) time/s � 37 (41-43-45) sts.

18th row - P14 (16-17-18), K9, P14 (16-17-18).

Work 8 rows stocking st, inc one st at each end of 3rd (5th-5th-3rd) row, size XL only - then in foll 4th row once.

All sizes � 39 (43-45-49) sts.

Last 26 rows form patt for rem, noting that sts will cont to inc and to work these extra st into either purl fabric or stocking st depending on which section of patt is being worked.

Keeping patt correct for rem, inc one st at each end of 3rd row, then in every foll 10th (6th-6th-4th) row 3 (1-5-3) time/s,sizes M and XL only - then in every foll (8th-6th) row 3 times.

All sizes � 47 (53-57-63) sts.

Cont in patt until work measures 43cm from beg, working last row on WS.

Shape Top

Keeping patt correct, cast off 2 (2-3-3) sts at beg of next 2 rows � 43 (49-51-57) sts.

Dec one st at each end of next row, then in every foll alt row until 21 (29-29-37) sts rem, then in every row until 7 sts rem.

Cast off.

RIGHT FRONT BAND

Using mattress st, join shoulder seams. With RS facing and using 6.50mm needles, knit up 52 sts evenly along right front edge to beg of front slope shaping, knit up 34 (35- 37-38) sts evenly along right front slope to beg of shoulder, then knit across first 11 (12-12-13) sts from stitch-holder � 97 (99- 101-103) sts.

Work 7 rows rib as for lower band of Back, beg with a 2nd row.

Next row (RS) - Rib 4, cast off 2 sts, * rib 21 (incl st left on needle after cast off), cast off 2 sts, rep from * once, rib to end.

Next row- Rib to last 46 sts, turn, cast on 2 sts, turn, * rib 21, turn, cast on 2 sts, turn, rep from * once, rib 4 � 3 buttonholes.

Work a further 6 rows rib � 15 rows rib in all.

Cast off loosely in rib.

LEFT FRONT BAND

With RS facing and using 6.50mm needles, knit across rem sts left on stitch-holder as folls - Inc in first st, K9 (10-10-11), knit up 34 (35-37-38) sts evenly from shoulder to beg of front slope shaping, then knit up 52 sts evenly along left front edge � 97 (99-101-103) sts.

Work 15 rows rib as for lower band of Back, beg with a 2nd row.

Cast off loosey in rib.

FINISHING

With a slightly damp cloth and warm iron, press lightly on WS. Using mattress st, join side and sleeve seams, matching patt.

Sew in sleeves. Sew buttons onto left front band to correspond with button holes.

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