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Yoke cardigan knitting pattern

Cardigan knitting pattern



SIZE XS (S: M: L: 1XL: 2XL)

YARN

DROPS Nepal (Aran weight; 65% wool, 35% alpaca; 75m/82yds per 50g balls)

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) double-pointed needles (DPNs)

1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 80cm long

1 set 5mm (UK 6/US 8) DPNs

1 set 5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular needles, 80cm long

Cable needle (cn)

7 x 20mm buttons

Stitch markers

Stitch holders

TENSION

17 sts and 22 rows to 10cm over st st on 4mm needles

PATTERN NOTES

BUTTONHOLES

Dec for buttonholes on right band.

1 buttonhole = K tog third and fourth st from edge and make 1 yarnover.

Dec for buttonholes when piece meas:

Size XS: 11, 17, 23, 30, 37, 44 and 51 cm

Size S: 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 46 and 53 cm

Size M: 11, 18, 25, 32, 39, 47 and 55 cm

Size L: 11, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50 and 57 cm

Size 1XL: 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51 and 59 cm

Size 2XL: 11, 20, 29, 37, 45, 53 and 61 cm

BODY

Using 4mm circular needles, cast on 159 (174:193:208:223:242) sts.

Row 1: K42 (46:51:55:58:63), pm, K75 (82:91:98:107:116) sts, pm, K to end.

Knit 5 rows.

Change to 5mm circular needles.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5.

Last 2 rows set st st with 5 sts in garter st in each side.

Cont to work as set until piece meas 8cm.

Dec row: *K to 4 sts before mrk, K2tog, K2, slm, K2, skpo; rep from * once more, K to end. 4 sts dec'd.

Repeat Dec row every 8 (9:10:9:10:10) cm, 3 more times.

143 (158:177:192:207:226) sts.

Cont without shaping until piece meas 36 (38:40:38:40:42) cm.

Next row: *K to 5 sts before mrk, cast off 4 sts, remove mrk, cast off 4 sts; rep from * once more, K to end of row.

59 (66:75:82:91:100) sts on back piece and 34 (38:43:47:50:55) sts remain on each front piece.

Slip rem sts on to holders and work the sleeves.

SLEEVES

(both the same)

Using 4mm DPNs, cast on 36 (38:40:42:44:46) sts.

Pm and join to work in the round, taking care not to twist sts.

Knit 6 rounds.

Change to 5mm DPNs.

Work in st st until piece meas 8cm.

Inc row: K to 1 st before mrk, KFB, slm, KFB, K to end.

Repeat Inc row every 3 1/2 (3:3:2 1/2:2 1/2:2 1/2) cm, 9 (10:10:11:12:12) more times.

56 (60:62:66:70:72) sts.

Cont without shaping until piece meas 44 (45:45:42:42:43) cm, ending 5 sts before mrk on final round.

Next round: Cast off 4 sts, remove mrk, cast off 4 sts.

48 (52:54:58:62:64) sts.

Place sts on a holder.

YOKE

Using 5mm circular needles, 80cm long, with RS facing, slip 34 (38:43:47:50:55) sts from holder for Left Front, slip 48 (52:54:58:62:64) sts for Sleeve, slip 59 (66:75:82:91:100) sts for Back, slip 48 (52:54:58:62:64) sts for Sleeve, slip 34 (38:43:47:50:55) sts for Right Front. 223 (246:269:292:315:338) sts.

Rejoin yarn with RS facing.

Row 1: K5, work row 1 of Chart for your size 9 (10:11:12:13:14) times, work row 1, sts 1-8 of Chart once more, K5.

243 (268:293:318:343:368) sts.

Last row sets placement for Charts and garter st edging. Cont to work through the remaining Chart rows as set.

133 (146:159:172:185:198) sts rem when row 44 (44:44:50:50:50) of Chart has been completed.

Next row: K1 (1:1:1:1:0), [K2tog, K2 (2:2:2:2:1)]  16 (13:9:5:1:31) times, [K2tog, K3 (1:1:1:1:0)] 1 (13:28:43:58:5) times, [K2tog, K2 (2:2:2:2:1)] 15 (13:9:5:1:31) times, K2tog, K1 (0:0:0:0:0). 100 (106:112:118:124:130) sts.

Purl 1 row, inserting a marker after stitch 50 (53:56:59:62:65).

Next row: K to 7 sts past mrk, turn, tighten yarn and P 14 sts back, turn, tighten yarn and K 21 sts, turn, continue to work 7 sts more for every turn until a total of 56 (56:56:70:70:70) sts have been worked, turn and knit 1 row to mid front again. 

Purl 1 WS row.

Change to 4mm circular needles.

Knit 4 rows.

Cast off knitwise.

MAKING UP

Sew the openings under the sleeves together. Sew buttons onto the left band. Weave in ends and gently block to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.

Chart and Diagram