LION BRAND WOOL-EASE THICK & QUICK JUTKA CARDIGAN

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Jutka Cardigan Project

Level: Easy

Project Name: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Jutka Cardigan

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 'Lion Brand' Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
  • 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) balls
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors needle
  • Circular knitting needle size 9 mm),

101.5 cm long

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.

TENSION

8 sts + 17 rows = 10 cm in Garter st (k every st on every row).

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

INSTRUCTIONS

CARDIGAN

Back Beg at back neck, cast on 14 (14, 16, 16, 18) sts.

Knit 1 row.

SHAPE BACK SHOULDERS

Row 1 - Cable cast on 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, k to end of row - you will have 19 (19, 22, 22, 25)

sts in this row.

Row 2 - Cable cast on 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, k to end of row - 24 (24, 28, 28, 32) sts.

Rows 3-6 - Cable cast on 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts, k to end of row - 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) sts in Row 6.

Work even in Garter st (k every st on every row) until piece measures about 10 1/2 (11, 11

1/2, 12, 12 1/2) in. (26.5 (28, 29, 30.5, 32) cm) from beg.

CAST ON FOR FRONT ARMHOLES

Rows 1 and 2 - Cable cast on 18 (19, 20, 21, 22)

sts, k to end of row - 76 (82, 88, 94, 100) sts.

SHAPE FRONTS, FRONT SHOULDERS, AND LOWER BODY

Row 1 (RS) - K16 (17, 18, 19, 20), yo, k1, place marker (pm), k1, yo, k40 (44, 48, 52, 56), yo,

k1, pm, k1, yo, k16 (17, 18, 19, 20) - 80 (86, 92, 98, 104) sts.

Row 2 - Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.

Continue to slip markers, as you come to them, to end of piece.

Row 3 (Increase Row) - K1, M1, k to 1 st before first marker, yo, k1, slip marker (sm),

k1, yo, k to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to last st, M1, k1 - 86 (92, 98, 104, 110) sts.

Note - The number of sts you'll have is not important for the remainder of the Cardigan.

Row 4 - Knit.

Row 5 - K to 1 st before first marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to end of row - 90 (96, 102, 108, 114) sts.

Rows 6-7 (9, 11, 13, 15) - Rep Rows 4 and 5 for 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) more times - 94 (104, 114, 124, 134) sts.

Next Row - Knit.

Next Row (RS) - Rep Row 3 - 100 (110, 120, 130, 140) sts.

Next 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) Rows - Beg at Row 4, rep last 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) rows - 114 (128, 142,

156, 170) sts when all increases have been completed.

Next Row - Knit.

Next Row - K to 1 st before first marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to 1 st before next marker, yo,

k1, sm, k1, yo, k to end of row - 118 (132, 146, 160, 174) sts.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 16.5 (19, 20.5, 23, 24) cm from front armhole cast on, end with a WS row as the last row you work.

SHAPE FRONT NECK AND CONTINUE

SHAPING LOWER BODY

Row 1 (RS) - Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, k to

1 st before first marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to

1 st before next marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to end of row.

Row 2 - Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, k to end of row.

Row 3 - K1, ssk, k to 1 st before first marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to 1 st before next marker,

yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 2 sts increased.

Row 4 - Knit.

Rows 5-8 - Rep Rows 3 and 4 for 2 more times.

Row 9 - K to 1 st before first marker, yo, k1, sm, k1, yo, k to 1 st before next marker, yo, k1,

sm, k1, yo, k to end of row.

Row 10 - Knit.

Rows 11-20 (20, 22, 22, 24) - Rep Rows 9 and 10 for 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) more times.

Bind off as if to knit.

SLEEVES (make 2)

Cast on 32 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Next Row (Increase Row) - K1, M1, k to last st, M1, k1 - 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) sts.

Knit 7 rows. Rep Increase Row - 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) sts.

Knit 5 rows.

SHAPE CAP (Top of Sleeve)

Rows 1-8 - Bind off 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts, k to end of row - 12 (14, 16, 10, 12) sts.

Bind off rem sts as if to knit.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

NECK TRIM

From RS, pick up and k48 (48, 54, 54, 69) sts evenly spaced along neck edge. Bind off, without working any rows.

Sew in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

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