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My Fair Cardi

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Look great and stay warm with My Fair Cardi. This free knitting pattern is perfect for the cold winter months!

My Fair Cardi
 

Materials:

  • STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller “Bamboo Ewe": 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) balls 5510 Beach Glass.
  • Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] and 3.75mm [US 5].
  • Stitch markers, yarn needle, 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) buttons–7/8” diameter.

Instructions:

My Fair Cardi

Back

  1. With larger needles, cast on 86 (98, 104, 116, 124) sts.
     
  2. Begin with a Right Side row, work 4 rows in St st (knit on Right Side, purl on Wrong Side).
     
  3. Picot Row (Right Side): K1, *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
     
  4. Work 5 rows in St st.
     
  5. Begin Feather and Fan pattern
     
  6. Note: Feather and Fan pattern is worked between the markers.
     
  7. Slip markers as you come to them.
     
  8. Row 1 (Right Side): K7 (4, 7, 4, 8), place marker, knit (for Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern), to last 7 (4, 7, 4, 8) sts, place marker, knit to end of row.
     
  9. Row 2: Purl to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, purl to end of row.
     
  10. Row 3: Knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to end of row.
     
  11. Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 4 (4, 4½, 5, 5)” from beginning, end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Sides

  1. Decrease Row (Right Side): Ssk, knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog—84 (96, 102, 114, 122) sts.
     
  2. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Decrease Row every 8th row twice—80 (92, 98, 110, 118) sts.
     
  3. Work even in pattern as established for 2”, end with a Wrong Side row.
     
  4. Increase Row (Right Side): K1, M1, knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to last st, M1, k1—82 (94, 100, 112, 120) sts.
     
  5. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Increase Row every 8th row twice—86 (98, 104, 116, 124) sts.
     
  6. Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 15 (15, 16, 17, 17)” from beginning, end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Raglan Armholes

  1. Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next 2 rows—74 (78, 84, 96, 104) sts.
     
  2. Decrease Row (Right Side): ssk, work in pattern as established to last 2 sts, k2tog—72 (80, 82, 94, 102) sts.
     
  3. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Decrease row every other row 11 (13, 15, 23, 26) times, then every 4th row 4 (3, 3, 0, 0) times—42 (44, 46, 48, 50) sts.
     
  4. Bind off.

My Fair Cardi

Left Front

  1. With larger needles, cast on 44 (47, 52, 61, 64) sts.
     
  2. Begin with a Right Side row, work 4 rows in St st.
     
  3. Picot Row (Right Side): K1, *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 1 (2, 1, 2, 1) st(s), k1 (2, 1, 2, 1).
     
  4. Work 5 rows in St st

Begin Feather and Fan Pattern

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): K5 (8, 13, 4, 7), place marker, knit (for Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern) to last 3 sts, place marker, k3.
     
  2. Row 2: Purl to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, purl to end of row.
     
  3. Row 3: Knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to end of row.
     
  4. Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 4 (4, 4½, 5, 5)” from beginning, end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Sides

  1. Decrease Row (Right Side): Ssk, knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, k3—43 (46, 51, 60, 63) sts.
     
  2. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Decrease Row every 8th row twice—41 (44, 49, 58, 61) sts.
     
  3. Work even in pattern as established for 2”, end with a Wrong Side row.
     
  4. Increase Row (Right Side): K1, M1, knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, k3—42 (45, 50, 59, 62) sts.
     
  5. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Increase Row every 8th row twice—44 (47, 52, 61, 64) sts.
     
  6. Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 15 (15, 16, 17, 17)” from beginning, end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Raglan Armhole

  1. Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next row—38 (37, 42, 51, 54) sts.
     
  2. Next Row: Purl.
     
  3. Note: Read ahead before continuing armhole shaping. When piece measures 16 (16, 17, 18, 18)”, armhole shaping and neck shaping are worked at the same time.
     
  4. Decrease Row (Right Side): Ssk, work in pattern as established to end of row—37 (36, 41, 50, 53) sts.
     
  5. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Decrease row every other row 11 (10, 15, 23, 26) times, then every 4th row 4 (5, 3, 0, 0) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 16 (16, 17, 18, 18)” begin neck shaping, as follows: Bind off 7 (7, 8, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next Wrong Side row, bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) Wrong Side rows, then decrease 1 st (p2tog) at beginning of every Wrong Side row 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) times—2 (1, 2, 2, 1) st(s).
     
  6. Size S (L, 1X) only: P2tog—1 st.
     
  7. All sizes: Fasten off.

Right Front

  1. Begin with a Right Side row, work 4 rows in St st.
     
  2. Picot Row (Right Side): K1 (2, 1, 2, 1), *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
     
  3. Work 5 rows in St st.

Begin Feather and Fan Pattern

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): K3, place marker, knit (for Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern) to last 5 (8, 13, 4, 7) sts, place marker, k5 (8, 13, 4, 7).
     
  2. Row 2: Purl to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, purl to end of row.
     
  3. Row 3: Knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to end of row.
     
  4. Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 4 (4, 4½, 5, 5)” from beginning, end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Sides

  1. Decrease Row (Right Side): K3, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog—43 (46, 51, 60, 63) sts.
     
  2. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Decrease Row every 8th row twice—41 (44, 49, 58, 61) sts.
     
  3. Work even in pattern as established for 2”, end with a Wrong Side row.
     
  4. Increase Row (Right Side): K3, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to last st, M1, k1—42 (45, 50, 59, 62) sts.
     
  5. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Increase Row every 8th row twice—44 (47, 52, 61, 64) sts.
     
  6. Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 15 (15, 16, 17, 17)” from beginning, end with a Right Side row.

Shape Raglan Armhole

  1. Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next row—38 (37, 42, 51, 54) sts.
     
  2. Decrease Row (Right Side): Work in pattern as established to last 2 sts, k2tog—37 (36, 41, 50, 53) sts.
     
  3. Continue in pattern as established and repeat Decrease row every other row 11 (10, 15, 23, 26) times, then every 4th row 4 (5, 3, 0, 0) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 16 (16, 17, 18, 18)” begin neck shaping, as follows: Bind off 7 (7, 8, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next Right Side row, bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) Right Side rows, then decrease 1 st (k2tog) at beginning of every Right Side row 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) times—2 (1, 2, 2, 1) st(s).
     
  4. Size S (L, 1X) only: P2tog—1 st.
     
  5. All sizes: Fasten off.

My Fair Cardi

Sleeve (make 2)

  1. With larger needles, cast on 54 (54, 56, 60, 62) sts.
     
  2. Begin with a Right Side row, work 4 rows in St st.
     
  3. Picot Row (Right Side): K1, *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
     
  4. Work 5 rows in St st.

Begin Feather and Fan Pattern

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): K0 (0, 1, 3, 4), place marker, knit (for Row 1 of Feather and Fan pattern) to last k0 (0, 1, 3, 4) sts, place marker, knit to end of row.
     
  2. Row 2: Purl to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, purl to end of row.
     
  3. Row 3: Knit to marker, work next row of Feather and Fan pattern, knit to end of row.
     
  4. Repeat last 2 rows, and increase (M1) at each end of every 9th (4th, 4th, 5th, 4th) row 6 (3, 1, 12, 4) times, then increase at each end of every 6th row 0 (7, 9, 0, 8) times—66 (74, 76, 84, 86) sts.
     
  5. Continue in pattern as established until piece measures 12 (12, 12½, 13, 13½)”, end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Cap

  1. Bind off 6 (10, 10, 10, 10) sts at beginning of next 2 rows—54 (54, 56, 64, 66) sts.
     
  2. Continue in pattern as established and decrease 1 st each end of every row 16 (15, 16, 21, 21) times, then decrease 1 st each end of every 3rd row 7 (8, 9, 8, 9) times.
     
  3. Bind off 8 (8, 6, 6, 6) sts.

Finishing

  1. Sew raglan seams.

Neck Band

  1. With Right Side facing and smaller needle, pick up and k13 (13, 14, 18, 18) sts across right front neck edge, pick up and k31 (33, 33, 35, 37) sts across side neck, pick up and k42 (43, 46, 49, 50) sts across back neck, pick up and k31 (33, 33, 35, 37) across side neck, pick up and k13 (13, 14, 18, 18) sts across left front neck edge—130 (135, 140, 155, 160) sts.
     
  2. Work in K3, p2 Rib for 1”, end with a Wrong Side row.
     
  3. Bind off in pattern.

Right Front Band

  1. With Right Side facing and smaller needles, pick up and k70 (70, 80, 90, 90) sts evenly spaced across right front edge.
     
  2. Work 3 rows in K3, p2 Rib.

Buttonhole Row (Wrong Side)

  1. *P2, k3, yo (for buttonhole), p2, k3; repeat from * to end of row—7 (7, 8, 9, 9) buttonholes.
     
  2. Work 1 row in K3, p2 Rib.
     
  3. Bind off in knit.

Left Front Band

  1. Work same as Right Band, omitting buttonholes.
     
  2. Sew buttons across Left Front Band, opposite buttonholes.
     
  3. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Lower Edging and Cuff Edging

  1. Fold lower edge up at Picot Row and sew to Wrong Side.
     
  2. Weave in ends.

Notes

  1. Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X are in parentheses.

     
  2. To Fit Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”, Finished Chest: 37 (40½, 44, 50½, 53)”, Finished Length: 21 (21½, 23, 24½, 25½)”

     
  3. GAUGE: 19 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4”, in Feather and Fan pattern with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Stitch Patterns

  1. Feather and Fan (multiple of 18 sts)
     
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
     
  3. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl.
     
  4. Row 3: *[K2tog] 3 times, [yo, k1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times; repeat from * to end of row.
     
  5. Row 4: Purl.
     
  6. Row 5: Knit.
     
  7. Row 6: Purl.
     
  8. Repeat Rows 1–6 for Feather and Fan pattern.

K3, p2 Rib (multiple of 5 sts)

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): *K3, p2; repeat from * to end of row.
     
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): *K2, p3; repeat from * to end of row.

Pattern

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