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caron® simply soft™ knit crew neck cardigan

This cardigan fits like a dream over your favourite shirt and jeans. Caron® Simply Soft™ finishes your project with softness and a hint of luxury too. Now, enjoy a classic and casual piece that can be layered onto any outfit, creating different looks all season-long.
Step 1

MEASUREMENTS:
To Fit Bust/Chest Measurement
- XS/S: 28"-34" [71 cm-86.5 cm] (4 Balls)
M: 36"-38" [91.5 cm - 96.5 cm] (6 Balls)
L: 40"-42" [101.5 cm - 106.5 cm] (7 Balls)
- XL: 44"-46" [112 cm - 117 cm]  (7 Balls)
2/3XL: 48"-54" [122 cm - 137 cm] (8 Balls)
4/5XL: 56"-62" [142 cm - 157.5 cm] (9 Balls)
Finished Bust/Chest:
- XS/S: 37" [94 cm]
- M: 40½" [103 cm]
L: 44½" [113 cm]
XL: 49" [124.5 cm]
2/3XL: 55" [140 cm]
4/5XL: 63" [160 cm]
GAUGE: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles
SITICH EXPLANATION(S):
- Ssk (Slip, Slip, Knit): Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
NOTES: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same colour throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
BACK:
With smaller needles cast on 82 (90-98-110-122-138) sts.
1st Row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd Row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 2½" [6 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 (3-3-1-3-5) st(s) evenly across last row. 85 (93- 101-111-125-143) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 16 (16-16-16½-16½-16½)" [40.5 (40.5-40.5-42-42-42) cm] for Her Version or 17 (17-17-17½- 17½-17½)" [43 (43-43-44.5-44.5- 44.5) cm] for His Version, ending on a purl row.
Shape Raglans: Cast off 2 (2-3- 3-4-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 81 (89-95-105-117-135) sts.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL Only:
1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2. Rep last 2 rows (4-14) times more, then 1st row once. (95-73) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL Only: 1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd Row: As 1st row.
4th Row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (1-1-5-3-2) time(s) more. (77-83-69-71-55) sts.
All Sizes: 1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 23 (21-23-16- 16-8) times more. 33 (33-35-35- 37-37) sts. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
LEFT FRONT:
With smaller needles cast on 43 (47-51-55-63-71) sts.
1st Row: (RS). *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd Row: K1. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 2½" [6 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 0 (0-0-1-0-1) st(s) in centre of last row. 43 (47-51-56- 63-72) sts.

Step 3
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 16 (16-16- 16½-16½-16½)" [40.5 (40.5-40.5- 42-42-42) cm] for Her Version or 17 (17-17-17½-17½-17½)" [43 (43-43-44.5-44.5-44.5) cm] for His Version, ending on a purl row.
Shape Raglan: Cast off 2 (2-3-3- 4-4) sts at beg of next row. 41 (45- 48-53-59-68) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL Only:
1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.
2nd Row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
Rep last 2 rows (4-14) times more, then 1st row once. (48-37) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.
2nd Row: Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd Row: As 1st row.
4th Row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (1-1-5-3-2) time(s) more. (39-42-35-36-28) sts.
Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL Only: 1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to end of row.
2nd Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 14 (12-14-7-7) times more. 26 (26-27-27-28) sts.
All Sizes: Shape Neck: 1st Row:
(RS). K2. ssk. K10. K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem 10 (10- 11-11-12-12) sts on a st holder.
2nd Row: Purl.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and alt rows,at the same time, dec 1 st at raglan edge (as before) on next and alt rows until there are 4 sts.
Next Row: (WS). Purl.
Next Row: ssk. K2tog. 2 sts.
Next Row: P2.
Next Row: K2tog. Fasten off.
RIGHT FRONT:
With smaller needles cast on 43 (47-51-55-63-71) sts.
1st Row: (RS). K3. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd Row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P2. K1.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 2½" [6 cm], ending on a 2nd row and inc 0 (0-0-1-0-1) st(s) in centre of last row. 43 (47-51-56- 63-72) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 16 (16-16- 16½-16½-16½)" [40.5 (40.5- 40.5-42-42-42) cm] for Her Version or 17 (17-17-17½-17½- 17½)" [43 (43-43-44.5-44.5- 44.5) cm] for His Version, ending on a knit row.
Step 4

Shape Raglan: Cast off 2 (2-3-3- 4-4) sts at beg of next row. 41 (45- 48-53-59-68) sts.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL Only:
1st Row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: P2. P2tog. Purl to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows (4-14) times more, then 1st row once. (48-37) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Sizes M, L, XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st Row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: P2. P2tog. Purl to end of row.
3rd Row: As 1st row.
4th Row: Purl.
Rep last 4 rows (1-1-5-3-2) time(s) more. (39-42-35-36-28) sts.
Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 2/3XL Only: 1st Row: (RS). Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 14 (12-14-7-7) times more. 26 (26-27-27-28) sts.
All Sizes: Shape Neck: 1st Row: (RS). Slip first 10 (10-11-11-12-12) sts onto a st holder. Rejoin yarn to rem sts. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: Purl.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and alt rows, at same time, dec 1 st at raglan edge (as before) on next and alt rows until there are 4 sts.
Next Row: (WS). Purl.
Next Row: ssk. K2tog. 2 sts.
Next Row: P2.
Next Row: K2tog. Fasten off.
SLEEVES:
With smaller needles, cast on 38 (38-42-42-46-46) sts.
Work 2½" [6 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back, ending on a 2nd row and inc 3 sts evenly across last row. 41 (41-45-45-49-49) sts.
Change to larger needles and work 6 rows in stocking st.
Her Version Only: Inc 1 st each end of next row and following 6th (4th-4th-4th-4th-4th) rows until there are 67
(59-63-81-83- 85) sts.
Sizes M and L Only: Inc 1 st each end of following 6th rows until there are (73-77) sts.
Her Version Only: Cont even until work from beg measures 17 (17½-17½-16½-16-16)" [43 (44.5-44.5-42-40.5-40.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Step 5
His Version Only: Inc 1 st each end of next row and following 6th (4th-4th-4th-4th-4th) rows until there are 59 (55-59-71-69- 79) sts, then on following 8th (6th6th-6th-6th-6th) rows until there are 67 (73-77-81-83-85) sts. Cont even until work from beg measures 18 (18½-18½-17½-17- 17)" [45.5 (47-47-44.5-43-43) cm], ending on a purl row.
All Sizes: Shape Raglans: Cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-4) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 63 (69-71-75-75-77) sts.
1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: P2. P2tog. Purl to last 4 sts. P2togtbl. P2.
3rd Row: As 1st row. 4th row: Purl. Rep last 4 rows 2 (3-2-2-0-1) time(s) more. 45 (45-53-57-69-65) sts.
1st Row: (RS). K2. ssk. Knit to last 4 sts. K2tog. K2.
2nd Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 17 (17-21-22-28-26) times more. Leave rem 9 (9-9-11- 11-11) sts on a st holder.
FINISHING:
Sew raglan seams. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Neckband: With RS facing and smaller needles, K10 (10-11-11-12- 12) from Right Front st holder. Pick up and knit 15 sts up Right Front neck edge. K9 (9-9-11-11-11) from Right Sleeve st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. K33 (33-35-35-37- 37) from Back st holder, dec 3 sts evenly across. K9 (9-9-11-11-11) from Left Sleeve st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 15 sts down Left Front neck edge. K10 (10-11-11-12-12) from Left Front st holder. 94 (94-98-102-106- 106) sts.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 9 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
Step 6
Cast off in ribbing.
Her Version: Buttonhole Band: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 110 (110-114-122- 122-122) sts evenly along Right Front edge to cast off edge of neckband. Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
4th Row: (RS). Rib across B (3-2-3- 3-3) sts. *Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 15 (15-16-17-17-17) sts (including st on needle after cast off). Rep from * 5 times more. Cast off 2 sts.
Rib to end of row.
5th Row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work a further 4 rows in ribbing.
Cast off in ribbing.
His Version: Buttonhole Band: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 114 (114-122- 126-126-126) sts evenly along Left Front edge beg at cast off edge of neckband.
Beg on a 2nd row, work 3 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back.
4th Row: (RS). Rib across 2 (2-3-2- 2-2) sts. *Cast off 2 sts. Rib across 16 (16-17-18-18-18) sts (including st on needle after cast off). Rep from * 5 times more. Cast off 2 sts.
Rib to end of row.
5th Row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work a further 4 rows in ribbing.
Cast off in ribbing.
Both Versions: Button Band: Work as for Buttonhole Band, picking up sts along opposite side edge and omitting all references to buttonholes.
Sew on buttons to correspond to buttonholes.
Step 7

ABBREVIATIONS:
Alt = Alternate
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K= Knit
K2tog = Knit Next 2 Stitches Together
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl Next 2 Stitches Together
P2togtbl = Purl Next 2 Stitches Together Through Back Loops
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Ssk = Slip, Slip, Knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side

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