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Coral cardigan knitting pattern

Cardigan knitting pattern



SIZES

To fit: UK size 8[10:12:14:16:18:20:22]

81[86:91:97:102:107:112:117]cm (32[34:36:38:40:42:44:46]in)

Actual measurement:

89[94:100:106:111:116:122:127]cm (35[37:39 1/2:41 3/4:43 3/4:45 3/4:48:50]in)

Length to shoulder:

70[71:72:73:74:75:76:77]cm (27 1/2[28:28 1/2:28 3/4:29 1/4:29 1/2:30:30 1/2]in)

Sleeve length: 45cm (17 3/4in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Rico Cotton Essentials DK 100% cotton (approx 130m per 50g)

10[11:12:13:14:15:16:17] x 50g balls 23 Salmon

1 pair each 3.25mm, 3.75mm and 4mm needles

One 7mm needle

4 stitch holders

2 buttons

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st using 4mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

BACK

With 3.75mm needles cast on 101[107:113:119:125:131:137:143] sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Change to one 4mm and one 7mm needle. Work in patt as folls:

Row 1 (RS): Using 4mm needle k to end.

Row 2 (WS): Using 7mm needle p to end.

These 2 rows form the patt.

Cont in patt until Back meas 24cm (9 1/2in) from cast-on edge, ending with a p row.

Cont with a pair of 4mm needles.

Row 1 (RS): K1, (p1, k1) to end.

Row 2 (WS): P1, (k1, p1) to end.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work a further 32[32:34:34:36:36:38:38] rows in rib.

Beg with a k row cont in st st until Back meas 50[51:51:52:52:53:53:54]cm (19 3/4[20:20:20 1/2:20 1/2:20 3/4:20 3/4:21 1/4]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a p row.

Shape raglan armholes

Cast off 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] sts at beg of next 2 rows. 91[95:99:103:107:111:115:119] sts.

Next row: K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] times and first row again.

49[51:53:55:57:59:61:63] sts.

Next row: P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.

Leave rem 47[49:51:53:55:57:59:61] sts on a holder.

SLEEVES

With 3.25mm needles cast on 50[52:54:56:58:60:62:64] sts.

Rib row: (K1, p1) to end.

This row forms rib.

Work a further 11 rows.

Change to 4mm needles.

Cont in rib.

Work 4 rows.

Inc row: K1, m1, rib to last st, m1, p1.

Work 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows 6 times more and inc row again. 66[68:70:72:74:76:78:80] sts.

Work 3 rows.

Beg with a k row cont in st st.

Work 4 rows.

Inc row: K3, m1, k to last 3 sts, m1, k3.

Work 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows twice more and inc row again. 74[76:78:80:82:84:86:88] sts.

Work straight until Sleeve meas 45cm (17 3/4in) from cast-on edge, ending with a p row.

Shape raglan armholes

Cast off 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] sts at beg of next 2 rows (64 sts).

Next row: Knit.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows 0[1:2:3:4:5:6:7] times. 62[60:58:56:54:52:50:48] sts.

Next row: K2, skpo, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Next row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 17[16:15:14:13:12:11:10] times and the first row again (24 sts).

Next row: P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.

Leave rem 22 sts on holder.

LEFT FRONT

With 3.75mm needles cast on 61[65:69:73:77:81:85:89] sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Change to one 4mm and one 7mm needle. Work in patt.

Row 1 (RS): Using 4mm needle k to end.

Row 2 (WS): Using 7mm needle k3, p to end.

These 2 rows form patt.

Cont in patt until Front meas 24cm (9 1/2in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Cont with a pair of 4mm needles.

Row 1 (RS): P1, (k1, p1) to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2 (WS): K3, (p1, k1) to end.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work a further 32[32:34:34:36:36:38:38] rows.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, p to end.

These 2 rows form st st with g st edging.

Rep these 2 rows until Front meas 50[51:51:52:52:53:53:54]cm (19 3/4[20:20:20 1/2:20 1/2:20 3/4:20 3/4:21 1/4]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape raglan armhole

Next row: Cast off 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] sts, k to end. 56[59:62:65:68:71:74:77] sts.

Next row: K3, p to end.

Next row: K12, skpo, k to end.

Next row: K3, p to end.

Rep last 2 rows 19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] times and first row again. 35[37:39:41:43:45:47:49] sts.

Next row: K3, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.

Leave rem 34[36:38:40:42:44:46:48] sts on a holder.

RIGHT FRONT

With 3.75mm needles cast on 61[65:69:73:77:81:85:89] sts.

Knit 3 rows.

Change to one 4mm and one 7mm needle. Work in patt.

Row 1 (RS): Using 4mm needle k to end.

Row 2 (WS): Using 7mm needle p to last 3 sts, k3.

These 2 rows form patt.

Cont in patt until Front meas 24cm (9 1/2in) from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.

Cont with a pair of 4mm needles.

Row 1 (RS): K4, p1, (k1, p1) to end.

Row 2 (WS): (K1, p1) to last 3 sts, k3.

These 2 rows form rib.

Work a further 32[32:34:34:36:36:38:38] rows.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: P to last 3 sts, k3.

These 2 rows form st st with g st edging.

Rep these 2 rows until Front meas 50[51:51:52:52:53:53:54]cm (19 3/4[20:20:20 1/2:20 1/2:20 3/4:20 3/4:21 1/4]in) from cast-on edge, ending with a RS row.

Shape raglan armhole

Next row (WS): Cast off 5[6:7:8:9:10:11:12] sts, p to last 3 sts, k3. 56[59:62:65:68:71:74:77] sts.

Next row: K to last 14 sts, k2tog, k12.

Next row: P to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep last 2 rows 19[20:21:22:23:24:25:26] times and first row again. 35[37:39:41:43:45:47:49] sts.

Next row: P2tog, p to last 3 sts, k3. 34[36:38:40:42:44:46:48] sts

Do not break off yarn.

NECKBAND

Join raglan seams.

With 3.25mm needles work across Right Front by k2, skpo, y2rn, skpo, k12[14:16:18:20:22:24:26], k2, skpo, y2rn, skpo, k12 from Right Front, k22 from Right Sleeve, k47[49:51:53:55:57:59:61] from Back neck, k22 from Left Sleeve, k34[36:38:40:42:44:46:48] from Left Front.

Next row: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows once more and first row again. Cast off.

TO FINISH OFF

Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons to Left Front to correspond with buttonholes.

Design by Maisie Smith

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