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Draped Cardigan



Designed by Kathy Perry

 

SIZES
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)"/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm
Length 21 1/2 (21 1/2, 22 1/2, 23, 24, 25)"/54.5 (54.5, 57, 58.5, 61, 63.5) cm

YARN
Caron International’s Simply Soft Shadows (100% Acrylic, 3oz/85g, 150yds/137m): #0004 Autumn, 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins

KEY PLATE
USM/ISM KP#2.5, or size to obtain gauge
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9mm knitting machine

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Waste yarn (WY)
Transfer tool
Latch hook tool
Crochet hook size US H-8 (5 mm)
Yarn needle

GAUGE
In Stockinette stitch, 16 sts and 23 rows = 4"/10 cm; 12 st cable = 2 1/2" wide

STITCHES USED
1x1 rib
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS.
Cable pattern (multiple of 20 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24 sts) – see Chart
Chain (ch)
Reverse single crochet (Rev sc)
Single crochet (sc)

NOTES

  1. Back is worked from lower edge to shoulders; Fronts are worked from side to side. 
  2. Yarn has subtle stripes; stripes will not match on side seams as Back and Fronts are knit in different directions.
  3. While working shaping on Front, keep Cables lined up; work all increased sts in St st.

NEEDLES REQUIRED
69 (77, 85, 93, 101, 109)

HELPFUL
Mark machine bed for 20 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) st rep of Cable patt.

BACK

  1. Using KP#2.5 and chain st CO Method, CO 69 (77, 85, 93, 101, 109) sts. COR. RC=000.
  2. K to RC=004. Starting on St 3 (both sides), drop down (3 ladders) and latch up every other st to make 1x1 rib.
  3. Change to St st. K to RC=074 (074, 080, 080, 084, 086). Reset RC = 000.

Shape Armholes

  1. BO 3 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts beg next 2 R, 2 (3, 3, 4, 5, 6) sts beg next 2 R.
  2. Dec 1 st ea side EOR 5 (6, 7, 7, 7, 7) times—49 (53, 57, 61, 65, 69) sts rem.
  3. K to RC=046 (046, 046, 050, 052, 54).

Shape Shoulders

  1. BO 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) sts beg next 2 R.
  2. BO 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) sts beg next 2 R—29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 37) sts rem.
  3. BO rem sts neck.

LEFT FRONT (knit from side to side with all shaping done on right-hand side only)

  1. Using KP#2.5 and chain st CO Method, CO 78 (78, 82, 84, 88, 92) sts. COR. RC=000.
  2. Follow #2 as for Back for 1x1 rib.
  3. Change to St st. K to RC=008.
  4. Begin Cable patt, R 1, starting first cable on Sts 3 – 6 on LH side; work repeat 3 times, Sts 1 – 12 once, rem sts in St st.

Shape Neck

  1. Cont in Cable patt. Inc 1 st on RH side this row, then every R 2 of patt 7 times—86 (86, 90, 92, 96, 100) sts.
  2. K to RC=058 (060, 062, 062, 064, 064). Place marker for beg of shoulder shaping. Discontinue Cable patt and cont in St st.

Shape Shoulder

  1. K 1 row.
  2. Dec 1 st on RH side of next row.
  3. K 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) R.
  4. Dec 1 st on RH side of next row—84 (84, 88, 90, 94, 98) sts.
  5. K to RC=072 (076, 078, 082, 084, 086).

Shape Armhole

  1. Next row: COR. BO 24 (24, 22, 24, 24, 28) sts—60 (60, 66, 66, 70, 70) sts rem.
  2. Dec 1 st on right side every row 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 10) times—52 (52, 56, 56, 60, 60) sts rem.
  3. K 6 (8, 10, 12, 16, 18) R. RC=086 (092, 098, 104, 110, 114).  
  4. BO.

RIGHT FRONT

Work as for left Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES

  1. Using KP#2.5 and chain stitch CO Method, CO 37 (39, 41, 43, 45, 47) sts. COR. RC=000.
  2. Follow #2 as for Back for 1x1 rib.
  3. Change to St st. Inc 1 st ea side every 12 R, 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 8 ) times—49 (51, 53, 55, 59, 63) sts.
  4. K to RC=098 (100, 104, 106, 106, 106).

Shape Cap

  1. BO 3 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7) sts beg next 2 R, 2 (3, 3, 4, 5, 6) sts beg next 2 R—39 (39, 39, 37, 37, 37).
  2. Dec 1 st ea side EOR 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7) times, then every 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) rows 6 times, and then EOR 2(2, 2, 0, 0, 0) times. RC=130 (134, 138, 144, 144, 144)—13 (11, 11, 11, 11, 11) sts rem.              
  3. BO rem sts loosely.

COLLAR (shaping worked on RH side only)

  1. Using KP#2.5 and chain stitch CO Method, CO 39 sts. COR. RC=000.
  2. Follow #2 as for Back for 1x1 rib.
  3. Change to St st. Dec 1 st on RH side of next row and then on RH side of every 4 rows 15 times—23 sts rem.
  4. K to RC=075. Place a marker on RH side for Back neck. Reset RC=000.
  5. K to RC=042 (044, 048, 050, 054, 056). Reset RC=000.
  6. K 10 R. Inc. 1 st on RH side of next row and then on RH side of every 4 rows 15 times—39 sts.
  7. K to RC 072.
  8. Work 3 rows 1x1 rib.
  9. BO loosely.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves; sew side and sleeve seams.
With RS of Collar facing WS of garment, sew Collar around neck shaping, easing to fit. Turn Collar to RS of garment.
With RS of Collar facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st to outside edge of left Front Collar; ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly around outer edge of Collar, do NOT turn.
Working from left to right, work 1 row reverse sc along same edge.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.