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lion brand® wool-ease® thick & quick® top down knit raglan cardigan

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Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: S/M (L/1X)
Finished Bust About 43½" (52") [110.5 cm (137 cm)]
Finished Back Length About 25½" (26½") [65 (67.5 cm)]
Finished Front Length About 22 (23") [56 cm (58.5 cm)]
NOTES: Pattern is written for smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
GAUGE: 9 sts + 12 rows = about 4" [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS); be sure to check your gauge.
STITCH EXPLANATIONS:
- Kfb (Knit in Front and Back): Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
M1 (Make 1): An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.
Ssk (Slip, Slip, Knit): Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.
TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION:
Cable Cast On: *Insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle, wrap yarn and pull through (as if knitting a st), transfer new st to left needle; rep from * for desired number of sts.
PATTERN STITCHES:
1. Seed Rib (Worked over an even number of sts)
- Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
- Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Seed Rib.
2. Seed Rib (Worked over an odd number of sts)
- Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
- Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Seed Rib.
NOTES:
- Cardigan is worked in one piece from the top down.
- Cardigan is worked to underarms then divided; fronts, sleeves, and back are worked separately to lower edge.
- Back of Cardigan is longer than front.
- A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle just as if working on straight needles.
- When you see ‘work even’ in the instructions, this means to continue on in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.

Step 2

CARDIGAN:
Yoke
Cast on 28 (33) sts.
Set-Up Row (WS): P2 (3) for right front, place marker (pm), p5 for right sleeve, pm, p14 (17) for back, pm, p5 for left sleeve, pm, p2 (3) for left front.
Work in Seed Rib for 4 rows.
Row 1 (Increase Row – RS): *K to 1 st before next marker, kfb, slip marker (sm), kfb; rep from * 3 more times, k to end of row – you will have 36 (41) sts.
Row 2: Purl, slipping markers as you come to them.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 – 44 (49) sts.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5 (Increase Row – RS): K1, M1, *k to 1 st before next marker, kfb, slip marker (sm), kfb; rep from * 3 more times, k to last st, M1, k1 – 54 (59) sts.
Rows 6-25 (29): Rep Rows 2-5 for 5 (6) more times – 144 (167) sts in Row 25 (29).
Row 26 (30): Rep Row 2.
Divide for Fronts, Sleeves, and Back
Remove markers as you come to them.
Left Front
Row 1 (Dividing Row – RS): K21 (25) for left front, place remaining sts onto a holder.
Row 2: Cast on 4 (5) sts onto left needle for underarm using Cable Cast On, p to end of row – 25 (30) sts.
Rows 3-10: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 8 rows.
Row 11 (Increase Row – RS): K to last st, M1, k1 – 26 (31) sts.
Rows 12-20: Work in St st for 9 rows.
Row 21: Rep Row 11 – 27 (32) sts.
Work even in St st until front measures about 11½" [29 cm] from divide, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Work even in Seed Rib for 6 rows.
Bind off.
Left Sleeve
Return next 31 (35) sts from holder to needle and join yarn so that you are ready to work a RS row.
Row 1 (RS): Cast on 4 (5) sts onto left needle for underarm using Cable Cast On, k to end of row – 35 (40) sts.
Row 2: Cast on 4 (5) sts onto left needle for underarm using Cable Cast On, p to end of row – 39 (45) sts.
Row 3 (Decrease Row – RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 37 (43) sts.
Rows 4-10: Work in St st for 7 rows.
Row 11: Rep Row 3 – 35 (41) sts.
Rows 12-43 (51): Rep Rows 4-11 for 4 (5) more times – 27 (31) sts in Row 43 (51).
Work even in St st until sleeve measures about 16" (17") [40.5 cm (43 cm)] from divide, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Work even in Seed Rib for 6 rows.
Bind off.
Back
Return next 40 (47) sts from holder to needle and join yarn so that you are ready to work a RS row.
Row 1 (RS): Cast on 4 (5) sts onto left needle for underarm using Cable Cast On, k to end of row – 44 (52) sts.
Row 2: Cast on 4 (5) sts onto left needle for underarm using Cable Cast On, p to end of row – 48 (57) sts.
Rows 3-10: Work in St st for 8 rows.
Row 11 (Increase Row – RS): K1, M1, to last st, M1, k1 – 50 (59) sts.
Rows 12-20: Work in St st for 9 rows.
Row 21: Rep Row 11 – 52 (61) sts.
Work even in St st until back measures about 13½" [34.5 cm] from divide, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Work even in Seed Rib for 10 rows.
Bind off.
Right Sleeve
Return next 31 (35) sts from holder to needle and join yarn so that you are ready to work a RS row.
Row 1 (RS): Cast on 4 (5) sts onto left needle for underarm using Cable Cast On, k to end of row – 35 (40) sts.
Row 2: Cast on 4 (5) sts onto left needle for underarm using Cable Cast On, p to end of

Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Begin(ning)(s)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
Kfb = Knit In Front And Back
M1 = Make 1
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Ssk = Slip, Slip, Knit
St(s) = Stitch(es)
St St = Stockinette Stitch
WS = Wrong Side

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