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DIY Anisette Cardi

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Make this DIY Anisette Cardi with one of the prettiest knitting patterns around. These knitting instructions will make for a nice summer sweater, or something to wear out on the town.

DIY Anisette Cardi

Finished measurement:
Finished Bust: 35 (40, 44, 48, 52)”.
Finished Length: 21 (22½, 23½, 24½, 25)”.
Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, XLarge and XXLarge are in parentheses.

Materials:

  • “Bamboo Ewe™”: 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) balls 5529 Mermaid.
  • Knitting Needles: 4mm [US 6] and 4.5mm [US 7].
  • Cable needle, stitch markers (4), 5 1¼” diameter buttons (model shown JHB), yarn needle.

Gauge:
19 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in Cable pattern slightly stretched. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Abbreviations:
3/3 LC = Slip next 3 sts to cable needle, hold to front; k3; k3 from cable needle.
M1 (make one stitch) = Lift running thread before next stitch onto left needle and knit into the back loop.
Ssk = Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time to right needle; insert point of left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together from this position.
K2, p2 Rib (Multiple of 4 sts)
Row 1 (right side): * K2, p2; repeat from * across.
Repeat Row 1 for K2, p2 rib pattern.
Dec = decrease
k = knit
mm = millimeters;
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette st (k on right side rows, p on wrong side rows)
tbl = through back loop; tog =together; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Notes:
“Bamboo Ewe™” Art. T101 available in 3.5 oz (100 g); 177 yd (162 m) balls.(Size 4 Medium)

Instructions:

Cardigan

Back

With larger needles, cast on 84 (96, 104, 116, 124) sts. Work in K2, p2 rib for 4”, end by working a wrong side row and dec 0 (2, 0, 2, 0) sts evenly across last row–84 (94, 104, 114, 124) sts.

Setup Patterns
Next Row: K1, m1, k9 (14, 19, 24, 29), p1, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 1 over next 11 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 2 over next 39 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 1 over next 11 sts, place marker, p1, k11 (16, 21, 26, 31)–85 (95, 105, 115, 125) sts.
Next Row: P11 (16, 21, 26, 31), k1, work Row 2 from charts as established between markers, k1, p11 (16, 21, 26, 31).

Work in patterns as established until piece measures 13 (14, 14½, 15, 15)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Raglan
Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next 2 rows–73 (75, 85, 95, 105) sts.

For Sizes S (M, L, XL) only
Next Row (dec) (right side): K2, ssk, work in patterns as established across row to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. Repeat dec row every right side row 14 (15, 21, 25) times more, then every other right side row 4 (4, 1, 0) times. Bind off remaining 35 (35, 39, 43) sts.

For Size XXL only
Next Row (dec) (right side): K2, ssk, work in patterns as established across row to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Next Row (dec) (wrong side): P2, p2tog, work across row to last 4 sts, p2tog-tbl, p2. Repeat last 2 dec rows 8 times more, then work like dec row every third row 12 times. Bind off remaining 45 sts.

Right Front
With larger needles, cast on 44 (48, 52, 60, 64) sts. Work in K2, p2 rib for 4”, end by working a wrong side row and dec 0 (0, 0, 2, 0) sts evenly across last row–44 (48, 52, 58, 64) sts.

SetupPatterns
Next Row: K2, p1, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 2 over next 18 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 1 over next 11 sts, place marker, p1, k11 (15, 19, 25, 31).
Next Row: P11 (15, 19, 25, 31), k1, work Row 2 from charts as established between markers, k1, p2.

Work in patterns as established until piece measures 13 (14, 14½, 15, 15)” from beginning, end by working a right side row.

Shape Raglan and Neck
(Read thru instructions once before beginning)
Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of row for armhole edge, work to end–38 (38, 42, 48, 54) sts.

For Sizes S (M,L,XL) only
Next Row (dec) (right side): Work across row in pattern to last 4  sts, k2tog, k2. Repeat dec row every right side row 16 (17, 19, 21) times more.

For Size XXL only
Next Row (dec) (right side):
Work across row in pattern to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Next Row (dec) (wrong side): P2, p2tog, work to end of row.
Repeat last 2 dec rows 8 times more, then work like dec row every third row 9 times.

For All Sizes
AND AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 17 (18½, 19½, 20, 20)” from beginning, end wrong side row shape neck as follows: bind off 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts at beginning of next row for neck edge, continue to bind off at same edge 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, then 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts. Work 1 row even.
Next Row (dec) (right side): K1, ssk, work to end of row. Repeat dec row every right side row 4 (3, 4, 4, 5) times more–3 sts. P3tog. Fasten off.

Left Front
Cast on and work same as for Right Front to Setup Patterns.

Setup Patterns
Next Row: K11 (15, 19, 25, 31), p1, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 1 over next 11 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 2 over next 18 sts, place marker, p1, k2.
Next Row: P2, k1, work Row 2 from charts as established between markers, p11 (15, 19, 25, 31) sts.

Work in patterns as established until piece measures 13 (14, 14½, 15, 15)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Raglan and Neck
(Read thru instructions once before beginning)
Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of row for armhole edge, work to end–38 (38, 42, 48, 54) sts.
Next Row: Work even across.

For Sizes S (M, L, XL) only
Next Row (dec) (right side): K2, ssk, work to end of row. Repeat dec row every right side row 16 (17, 19, 21) times more.

For Size XXL only
Next Row (dec) (right side): K2, ssk, work to end of row.
Next Row (dec) (wrong side): Work across row to last 4 sts, p2tog-tbl, p1. Repeat last 2 dec rows 8 times more, then work like dec row every third row 9 times.

For All Sizes
AND AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 17 (18½, 19½, 20, 20)” from beginning, end right side row shape neck as follows: bind off 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts at beginning of next row for neck edge, continue to bind off at same edge 4 (4, 4, 6, 6) sts, then 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts.
Next Row (dec) (right side): Work across row to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Repeat dec row every right side row 4 (3, 4, 4, 5) times more–3 sts. P3tog. Fasten off.

Right Sleeve
With larger needles, cast on 64 (72, 72, 84, 84) sts. Work in K2, p2 rib or 1”, end by working a wrong side row and dec 0 (0, 0, 1, 1) st across last row–64 (72, 72, 83, 83) sts.

Setup Pattern
K7 (11, 11, 11, 11) sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 3 over next 50 (50, 50, 61, 61) sts, place marker, k7 (11, 11 ,11 ,11) sts.

Working first and last 7 (11, 11, 11, 11) sts in St st, and sts between markers in pattern as established, work 1 row even.

Shape Raglan
Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next 2 rows–52 (52, 52, 63, 63) sts.
Next Row (dec) (right side): K2, ssk, work in pattern as established across row to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. Repeat dec row every right side row 15 (11, 10, 18, 17) times more, then every other right side row 3 (7, 8, 5, 6) times AND AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9)” from beginning, end by working a wrong side row, shape top of sleeve by bind off 4 sts at beginning of next row, then bind off 3 sts at same edge, then 2 sts at same edge, then dec 1 st at same edge every right side row until 3 sts remain. Bind off.

Left Sleeve
Cast on and work same as for Right Sleeve to Shape Raglan. 

Shape Raglan
Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next 2 rows–52 (52, 52, 63, 63) sts.
Next Row (dec) (right side): K2, ssk, work in patterns as established across row to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. Repeat dec row every right side row 15 (11, 10, 18, 17) times more, then every other right side row 3 (7, 8, 5, 6) times AND AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9)” from beginning, end by working a right side side row, shape top of sleeve by bind off 4 sts at beginning of next row, then bind off 3 sts at same edge, then 2 sts at same edge, then dec 1 st at same edge every wrong side row until 3 sts remain. Bind off.

Finishing

Sew raglan seams. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Neck Band
With right side facing and smaller needle, pick up and k6 (6, 7, 8, 8) bound off sts from right front neck edge, 7 (7, 7, 10, 10) bound off sts from side neck edge, 10 (10, 10, 10, 12) sts up side neck edge, 16 (16, 16, 16, 20) sts across sleeve, 34 (34, 36, 40, 42) sts across back, 16 (16, 16, 16, 20) sts across sleeve, 10 (10, 10, 10, 12) sts from side neck, 7 (7, 7, 10, 10) bound off sts from side neck bind off, 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) bound off sts from left front neck edge–112 (112, 116, 128, 142) sts. Work in K2 p2 rib for 1”. Bind off in rib.

Button Band
With right side facing and smaller needle, pick up and k84 (88, 96, 100, 100) sts evenly along left front edge. Work in K2, p2 rib for 1”. Bind off in rib. Place markers for 5 buttons evenly spaced.
Buttonhole Band
Work same as for button band along right front edge, until band
measures ½”
Next Row: Make buttonholes opposite markers by binding off 2
sts. On following row, cast on 2 sts over bound off sts. Work until
band measures 1”. Bind off loosely. Sew buttons in place. Weave
in yarn ends.
 

DIY Ansiette Cardi
 

 DIY Ansiette Cardi

DIY Ansiette Cardi

DIY Ansiette Cardi

DIY Ansiette Cardi

DIY Ansiette Cardi

DIY Ansiette Cardi

 

 

 

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