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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 to knit up the cardigan quickly with bulky yarn.  Comfy and cozy, you could work up this Comfortable Pocket Cardigan in all your favorite colors and have one to wear on cooler fall days.  Modeled after the popular boyfriend sweater, this pattern is great for girls of all shapes and sizes and is the perfect sweater to take on the go.

Comfortable Pocket Cardigan

Materials:
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X)

  • 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls Harmony™ yarn in Peridot
  • US 10-1/2 (6.5mm) and 11 (8mm) knitting needles
  • 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.

 

Finished Bust Measurements:  32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"

 

Instructions:

Back

  1. With smaller needles, cast on 48 (56, 60, 68, 72, 80) sts. Work in k2, p2 ribbing for 8 rows.
     
  2. 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

  1. Bind off 4 (6, 6, 8, 8, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60) sts.
     
  2. 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

  1. 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

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

Establish Button Band

  1. Row 9 (RS): K2, bind off 2 sts, p2, knit to end of row.
     
  2. Row 10: Purl to last 6 sts, k2, cast on 2 sts over gap, k2.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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

  1. Work same as Back.

 

Left Front

  1. Work same as Right Front, reversing shaping and omitting buttonholes.

 

Sleeve (Make 2)

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

Begin Sleeve Shaping

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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)

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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

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

Cardigan Chart1

Cardigan Chart2

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