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If you're like me, you look forward to summer the rest of the year, and
can't wait to shed those bulky, oversized, cold weather clothes.

But unless you have the body of a nymph, or you work at a beach resort, you will most likely want to cover some of your problem spots, or counteract the air
conditioning chill with the perfect little lacy cardie.

The beauty of this top is how easy you can lengthen the body and the sleeves. There is no shaping on either of them, so just knit as long as you want before beginning the raglan decreases.

Babyboo, the yarn I selected for this project, is a dk weight soft bamboo blend yarn. When working in plain stockinette stitch, it looks best worked with US size 5 needles for the average knitter. I opted for US size 7 needles to further emphasize the lacy effect of the pattern stitch. It also took less yarn than
anticipated -- just 6 balls for the size medium.

SIZE

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

 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 30[34.25, 38.5, 42.75, 47, 51.25, 55.5] inches
Length: 16[16.5, 17, 17.75, 18, 18.5, 19] inches

 
MATERIALS
spacer Knit One, Crochet Too Babyboo [55% nylon/45% bamboo; 115yd/105m per 50g ball]; color #548 Bright Aqua; 4[5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9] balls

Recommended needle size:
spacer 1 US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer

spacer 1 spare circular needle, 32 inches or longer, US #7/4.5mm or smaller
spacer 1 US #G/6 / 4mm crochet hook
spacer 2 stitch holders
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spacer 7 buttons, 0.5 inch diameter
Note: Buy buttons after sweater is complete to ensure correct size.

 
GAUGE

17 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in Fishnet Pattern

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

sk2p: Sl 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over. 2 sts decreased.

Seed Stitch (Worked over an odd number of sts):
All Rows: K1, [p1, k1] to end.

Fishnet Pattern (Worked over a multiple of 6 sts + 3):
Row 1 [RS]: K3, [yo, sk2p, yo, k3] to end.
Row 2: P all sts.
Row 3: Yo, sk2p, yo, [k3, yo, sk2p, yo] to end.
Row 4: P all sts.
Repeat Rows 1–4 for Fishnet Pattern.

Instructions for basic crochet stitches can be found here and here.

DIRECTIONS
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LOWER BODY
CO 133[151, 169, 187, 205, 223, 241] sts. Do not join; piece is worked back and forth in rows.

Work 2 rows in Seed Stitch.

Set-up Row [RS]: Work 5 sts in Seed Stitch, place marker, work in Fishnet Pattern to last 5 sts, place marker, work in Seed Stitch to end.

This row sets pattern for lower body. First and last 5 sts are worked in Seed Stitch, with buttonholes placed as described below; all other sts are worked in Fishnet Pattern.

Work 13[17, 21, 25, 15, 19, 23] rows in pattern, ending with a WS row.

Note: As written, cardigan measures 12 inches to underarm after blocking. If more length is desired, work more rows before beginning buttonhole sequence; buttonhole placement is calculated so that top buttonhole is placed close to neckline. Alternately, if more length is desired, you may wish to use more buttons.

Buttonhole sequence will continue into yoke; be sure to read ahead.

Buttonhole Row [RS]: K1, p2tog, yo, p1, k1, work in pattern to end.

Work 15[15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 17] rows in pattern.

Repeat these 16[16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18] rows 5 times more, then work Buttonhole Row once more.

Continue in pattern until a total of 92 rows have been worked from CO edge, ending with a WS row; work measures approx. 12 inches.

Next Row [RS]: Work 29[35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50] sts in pattern, BO 9[9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24] sts, work 57[63, 69, 75, 81, 87, 93] sts in pattern (including 1 st remaining on right needle after binding off), BO 9[9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24] sts, work in pattern to end. 115[133, 145, 157, 169, 181, 193] sts: 29[35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50] sts for each front, 57[63, 69, 75, 81, 87, 93] sts for back.

Place all sts on hold on spare circular needle. Do not break yarn; work sleeves with a new ball of yarn.

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SLEEVES
CO 44[47, 53, 59, 65, 71, 77] sts.

Size XS Only:
Row 1 [RS]: [K1, p1] to end.
Row 2 [WS]: [P1, k1] to end
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Row 3 [RS]: K4, [yo, sk2p, yo, k3] to last 4 sts, yo, sk2p, yo, k1.
Row 4 [WS]: P all sts.
Row 5 [RS]: K1, [yo, sk2p, yo, k3] to last st, k1.
Row 6 [WS]: P all sts.

Repeat Rows 3-6 until sleeve measures 2 inches or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row.

Sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X Only:
Work 2 rows in Seed Stitch.

Next Row [RS]: K1, work in Fishnet Pattern to last st, k1.

Next Row [WS]: P1, work in Fishnet Pattern to last st, p1.

Continue in pattern as set until sleeve measures 2 inches or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row.

All Sizes:
Next Row [RS]: BO 5[5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12] sts, work in pattern to last 5[5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12] sts, BO all sts to end.

Place remaining 34[37, 41, 43, 47, 49, 53] sts on st holder.

Make a second sleeve in the same way.

YOKE
Note: While shaping yoke, continue in Fishnet Pattern as set. As you work the raglan shaping, when you find that you do not have enough sts to work a [yo, sk2p, yo] set, work these sts in stockinette st instead.

Remember to continue working buttonhole sequence as you work the yoke.

Joining Row [WS]: Using circular needle and yarn attached to lower body, work 29[35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50] sts of left front, place marker, work 34[37, 41, 43, 47, 49, 53] sts of one sleeve, place marker, work 57[63, 69, 75, 81, 87, 93] sts of back, place marker, work 34[37, 41, 43, 47, 49, 53] sts of remaining sleeve, place marker, work 29[35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50] sts of right front. 183[207, 227, 243, 263, 279, 299] sts.

Raglan Decrease Row [RS]: [Work in pattern to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog] four times, work in pattern to end. 8 sts decreased.
Work 1 row in pattern.
Repeat these 2 rows 9[11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20] times more. 103[111, 115, 115, 127, 127, 131] sts: 19[23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29] sts for each front, 14[13, 13, 11, 13, 11, 11] sts for each sleeve, and 37[39, 41, 43, 47, 49, 51] sts for back.

Shape Neckline:
Note: When shaping neckline, continue working raglan decreases on all RS rows as set.
Row 1 [RS]: BO 11[15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21] sts; work in pattern to end. 84[88, 91, 90, 100, 99, 102] sts.
Row 2 [WS]: BO 12[16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22] sts, p to last 2 sts, p2tog tbl. 71[71, 73, 71, 79, 77, 79] sts.
Row 3 [RS]: Ssk, work in pattern to last 2 sts, k2tog. 61[61, 63, 61, 69, 67, 69] sts.
Row 4 [WS]: P2tog, p to last 2 sts, p2tog tbl. 59[59, 61, 59, 67, 65, 67] sts.
Row 5 [RS]: Work as for Row 3. 49[49, 51, 49, 57, 55, 57] sts.
Row 6 [WS]: P all sts, removing first and last markers.
Row 7 [RS]: K3tog (last st of front worked together with first 2 sts of sleeve), work in pattern to last 3 sts, sk2p. 41[41, 43, 41, 49, 47, 49] sts.

Size XS Only:
Row 8 [WS]: P1, [p2tog] twice, p to last 5 sts, [p2tog] twice, p1. 37 sts.

Sizes S, M, 1X Only:
Row 8 [WS]: P1, p3tog, p to last 4 sts, p3tog, p1. -[37, 39, -, 45, -, -] sts.

Sizes L, 2X, 3X Only:
Row 8 [WS]: P all sts. -[-, -, 41, -, 47, 49] sts.

All Sizes:
BO all sts.

FINISHING

schematicBeginning at right front neckline edge, work 1 row single crochet along neckline edge, ending at left front neckline edge.

Sew sleeve seams. Sew sleeves to lower body at underarms. Weave in ends.
Sew buttons to button band, opposite buttonholes.

 

ABOUT THE DESIGNER
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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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