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Comfortable Pocket Cardigan

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This slouchy cardigan with flattering v-neck and low pockets will quickly become your new favorite sweater. Use this free sweater knitting pattern from Premier Yarns to knit up the cardigan quickly with bulky yarn.

Comfortable Pocket Cardigan


Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X)
Finished bust measurements: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"

Materials:

  • Yarn: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls Harmony™ in #34-109 Peridot (20% Wool, 80% Dralon; 110 yards/100 meters; 3-1/2 ounces/100 grams)
  • Knitting needles: US 10-1/2 (6.5mm) and 11 (8mm)
  • Stitch holder
  • yarn needle
  • 5 buttons

Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4" with larger needles. Use any size needles necessary to obtain specified gauge.

Abbreviations
Abbreviations
beg – begin(ning)
dec – decrease
inc – increase
k – knit
p – purl
rem – remain(ing)
st(s) – stitch(es)
St st – Stockinette stitch (knit RS rows, purl
WS rows)

Steps:

Back
With smaller needles, cast on 48 (56, 60, 68, 72,
80) sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 8 rows.
Change to larger needles and beg with a knit (RS)
row, work in St st until piece measures 14-3/4
(15-1/4, 15-3/4, 16-1/4, 16-3/4, 17-1/4)" from beg.

Underarm Shaping
Bind off 4 (6, 6, 8, 8, 10) sts at beg of next 2
rows – 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60) sts.
Work even until piece measures 22-3/4 (23-3/4,
24-3/4, 25-3/4, 26-3/4, 27-3/4)" from beg, ending
with a RS row.

Shoulder Shaping
Bind off 10 (12, 12, 14, 14, 16) at beg of next 2
rows for shoulders. Bind off 20 (20, 24, 24, 28,
28) sts for back neck.

Right Front
With smaller needles, cast on 24 (28, 30, 34, 36,
40) sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 8 rows.
Change to larger needles.

Establish Button Band
Row 9 (RS): K2, bind off 2 sts, p2, knit to end
of row.
Row 10: Purl to last 6 sts, k2, cast on 2 sts over
gap, k2.
Rep Rows 9 and 10 for buttonholes 4 more
times every 3 (3, 3-1/4, 3-1/4, 3-1/2, 3-1/2, )",
working the 2 buttonhole sts in St st in between.
Work even until piece measures 14-3/4 (15-1/4,
15-3/4, 16-1/4, 16-3/4, 17-1/4)" from beg.

Underarm and Neck Shaping
Shape underarm as for Back; at the same time,
continue working band as established and dec 1
st (after working the band to maintain band
throughout) every 2 rows 6 (5, 8, 7, 10, 9) times,
then every 4 rows 4 (5, 4, 5, 4, 5) times – 10 (12,
12, 14, 14, 16) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 22-3/4
(23-3/4, 24-3/4, 25-3/4, 26-3/4, 27-3/4)".

Shoulder Shaping
Work same as Back.
Left Front
Work same as Right Front, reversing shaping and
omitting buttonholes.

Sleeve (Make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 24 (28, 28, 32, 32,
36) sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 8 rows.
Change to larger needles and St st, beg with a
knit row (RS).

Begin sleeve shaping
Inc 1 st each end of row every 6 rows 11 (10, 13,
12, 14, 14) times, then every 8 rows 1 (2, 0, 1, 0,
0) times – 48 (52, 54, 58, 60, 64) sts.
Work even in St st until piece measures 21 (21-
1/2, 22-1/4, 22-3/4, 23-1/4, 23-3/4)" or desired
length to underarm. Bind off.

Pocket (make two)
Using larger needles, pick up 15 (17, 17, 21, 23,
25) sts, 1-1/2 (1-3/4, 2, 2-1/4, 2-1/2, 2-3/4)" in
from front edge, immediately above the ribbing.
Work even in St st until piece measures 5 (5-1/2,
6, 6-1/2, 7, 7-3/4)" from beg. Work in k2, p2
ribbing for 4 rows. Bind off loosely. Sew sides of
Pockets to sweater.

Finishing
Lightly block all pieces, avoiding ribbing. Sew each
shoulder seam. Set in sleeves, sew side and
sleeve seams. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.
Weave in ends.

Cardigan Chart1

Cardigan Chart2

 

Project courtesy of www.premieryarns.com.
© 2009 Premier Yarns. Reprinted with permission.

 

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