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If you’re the type of knitter who likes to knit in the car (but not while driving!), this is a great, portable, all-in-one project. Begin at the neck edge, and work down in radiating slipped ribs, inserting your increases in between each repeat. You can adjust the sleeve length, or the body length for that matter, to what best fits your taste.

I’ve added a nice little flare to the body as I find that particular silhouette flattering to most shapes---hides or adds to the hip area, whichever fits you best!

The yarn used contains linen, which gives great body to the fabric, and does wonders in preventing the garment from stretching.

 

SIZE

XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X][shown in size M]

 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 31[33.75, 36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 46.25, 48.75] inches
Length: 18.5[19, 19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 23] inches

 
MATERIALS
spacer Knit One, Crochet Too Italian Ice [61% cotton, 26% linen, 13% viscose; 76yd/70m per 50g ball]; color #520 Spring; 9[10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16] balls

Recommended needle size:
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spacer 4[4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5] buttons, approx. 1 inch diameter
Note: Buy buttons after sweater is complete to ensure correct size.

 
GAUGE

17 sts/25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
18 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in pattern

 
PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

m1: Insert left needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn which runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased.

yo2: Yarn over twice. (Wrap yarn twice, from front to back, over right needle).

Instructions for the Cable Cast On can be found here.

All slipped sts are slipped with yarn held to back of work.

DIRECTIONS
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YOKE

Rolled Neckband:
CO 75[83, 87, 95, 99, 107, 111] sts. Work 6 rows in stockinette st, ending with a WS row.
Note: When measuring length, measure from last row of rolled neckband.

Row 1 [RS]: P1, [k1, p1] to end.
Row 2 [WS]: K1, [p1, k1] to end.
Row 3 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p1] to end.
Rows 4-5: Work as for Rows 2-3.

First Increase Row [WS]: K1, [p1, m1, k1] to last 2 sts, p1, k1. 111[123, 129, 141, 147, 159, 165] sts.

Next Row [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p2] to last 2 sts, sl 1, p1.
Next Row [WS]: K1, [p1, k2] to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 1.5[1.75, 1.75, 2, 2, 2.25, 2.25] inches, ending with a RS row.

Second Increase Row [WS]: K1, [p1, k1, m1, k1] to last 2 sts, p1, k1. 147[163, 171, 187, 195, 211, 219] sts.

Next Row [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p3] to last 2 sts, sl 1, p1.
Next Row [WS]: K1, [p1, k3] to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 2.5[3, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 4, 4] inches, ending with a RS row.

Third Increase Row [WS]: K1, [p1, k2, m1, k1] to last 2 sts, p1, k1. 183[203, 213, 233, 243, 263, 273] sts.

Next Row [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p4] to last 2 sts, sl 1, p1.
Next Row [WS]: K1, [p1, k4] to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 3.5[4.25, 4.5, 4.75, 5.25, 5.75, 6] inches, ending with a RS row.

Fourth Increase Row [WS]: K1, [p1, k2, m1, k2] to last 2 sts, p1, k1. 219[243, 255, 279, 291, 315, 327] sts.

Next Row [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p5] to last 2 sts, sl 1, p1.
Next Row [WS]: K1, [p1, k5] to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Repeat these 2 rows until work measures 5[5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8] inches, ending with a WS row.

Note: When working dividing row, you will be directed to cast on sts at each underarm. Cast on these sts using the cable cast on method (see Pattern Notes), as follows: before casting on sts, turn work so WS is facing. CO sts as directed, then turn work so that RS is facing again before proceeding.

Working in pattern as set, divide body and sleeves as follows:
Dividing Row [RS]: Work 32[32, 38, 38, 44, 44, 50] sts, place next 47[53, 53, 59, 59, 65, 65] sts on waste yarn for left sleeve, CO 5[5, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9] sts, work next 61[73, 73, 85, 85, 97, 97] sts, place next 47[53, 53, 59, 59, 65, 65] sts on waste yarn for right sleeve, CO 5[5, 5, 6, 7, 9, 9] sts, work remaining 32[32, 38, 38, 44, 44, 50] sts. 135[147, 159, 173, 187, 203, 215] sts.

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LOWER BODY

Size XS Only:
Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k11] twice, p1, [k8, p1] twice, [k11, p1] four times, [k8, p1] twice, [k11, p1] twice, k1.

Row 2 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p11] twice, sl 1, [p8, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] four times, [p8, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] twice, p1.

Size S Only:
Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k11] twice, p1, [k8, p1] twice, [k11, p1] five times, [k8, p1] twice, [k11, p1] twice, k1.

Row 2 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p11] twice, sl 1, [p8, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] five times, [p8, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] twice, p1.

Size M Only:
Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k11] three times, p1, k5, p1, [k11, p1] six times, k5, p1, [k11, p1] three times, k1.

Row 2 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p11] three times, sl 1, p5, sl 1, [p11, sl 1] six times, p5, sl 1, [p11, sl 1] three times, p1.

Size L Only:
Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k11] three times, p1, k6, p1, [k11, p1] seven times, k6, p1, [k11, p1] three times, k1.

Row 2 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p11] three times, sl 1, p6, sl 1, [p11, sl 1] seven times, p6, sl 1, [p11, sl 1] three times, p1.

Size 1X Only:
Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k11] three times, p1, [k9, p1] twice, [k11, p1] six times, [k9, p1] twice, [k11, p1] three times, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p11] three times, sl 1, [p9, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] six times, [p9, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] three times, p1.

Size 2X Only:
Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k11] three times, p1, [k10, p1] twice, [k11, p1] seven times, [k10, p1] twice, [k11, p1] three times, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p11] three times, sl 1, [p10, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] seven times, [p10, sl 1] twice, [p11, sl 1] three times, p1.

Size 3X Only:
Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k11] four times, p1, k9, p1, [k11, p1] eight times, k9, p1, [k11, p1] four times, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, [sl 1, p11] four times, sl 1, p9, sl 1, [p11, sl 1] eight times, p9, sl 1, [p11, sl 1] four times, p1.

All Sizes:
These two rows set pattern for lower body. The pattern forms 12[13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18] panels of reverse stockinette st, divided by columns of sts that are purled on WS and slipped on RS.

Continue in pattern until work measures 4 inches from Dividing Row, ending with a RS row.

Fifth Increase Row [WS]: Work in pattern, working a [m1] increase at the center of each panel of reverse stockinette st. 147[160, 173, 188, 203, 220, 233] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures 8 inches from Dividing Row, ending with a RS row. Repeat Fifth Increase Row. 159[173, 187, 203, 219, 237, 251] sts.

Continue in pattern until work measures 11[11, 11, 11.5, 12, 12, 12.5] inches from Dividing Row or desired length, ending with a WS row.

Lower Band:
Work 7 rows in stockinette st, ending with a RS row.
On WS, BO all sts knitwise.

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SLEEVES

Place held sts of one sleeve on needle.

Beginning at center of CO underarm sts, with RS facing, pick up and p 3[3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5] sts, work 47[53, 53, 59, 59, 65, 65] sleeve sts in pattern, pick up and p 3[3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5] sts, ending at center of CO underarm sts. 53[59, 59, 65, 67, 75, 75] sts.

Do not join; sleeve is worked back and forth.

Work in pattern until sleeve measures 6 inches or desired length, ending with a WS row.

Next Row [RS]: K4[1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2], k2tog, [k2(2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3), k2tog] 11[14, 14, 15, 15, 18, 14] times, k3[0, 0, 1, 2, 0, 1]. 41[44, 44, 49, 51, 56, 60] sts.

Work 6 rows in stockinette st, ending with a RS row.

On WS, BO all sts knitwise.

Work other sleeve in the same way.

FINISHING
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Button Band:
With RS facing, beginning at base of rolled neckband and working along left front edge, pick up and k 71[73, 75, 79, 83, 85, 89] sts (approx. 3 sts for every 5 rows), ending at top of rolled lower band. (Rolled stockinette bands at neckline and lower edge are left free.)
Note: If you have lengthened or shortened cardigan, pick up more or fewer sts accordingly. Be sure to pick up an odd number of sts.

Row 1 [WS]: K1, [p1, k1] to end.
Row 2 [RS]: P1, [k1, p1] to end.
Work 3 more rows in rib pattern as set. BO all sts.

Buttonhole Band:
With RS facing, beginning at top of lower rolled band and working along right front edge, pick up and k same number of sts as for button band, ending at base of rolled neckband.

Working in rib pattern as for button band, work as follows:
Row 1 [WS]: Work 47[47, 47, 61, 61, 61, 61] sts in pattern, place marker, work in pattern to end.
Row 2 [RS]: Work in pattern to marker, [BO 2 sts, work 11 sts in pattern (12 sts on needle after bound off sts)] 3[3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4] times, BO 2 sts, work remaining 2 sts in pattern (3 sts on needle after bound off sts).
Row 3 [WS]: Work 3 sts in pattern, yo2, [work in pattern to next set of bound off sts, yo2] 3[3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4] times, work in pattern to end.
Row 4 [RS]: Work all sts in pattern, working [k1, p1] into each [yo2].
Work 1 more row in pattern as set. BO all sts.

Weave in ends. Sew buttons to button band, opposite buttonholes.

 
ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designernameBlank Hélène Rush, owner of Knit One, Crochet Too, the yarn company, eats, breathes, and dreams yarn.

She estimates she is close to the 1000 design mark after celebrating 30 years in the business, and she still gets daily inspiration to create new and unique garments.

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