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Autumn Rose Cardigan

By: Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart

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Don't let the changing weather deter you from enjoying your favorite outdoor activities! With the Autumn Rose Cardigan, you'll be able to stay active al fresco in style. This gorgeous cable knit cardigan pattern is a lovely blend of rich reds, soft purples, and golden oranges. Perfect for long afternoon walks, a morning spent raking, or nights in front of the campfire, this cardigan knitting pattern is the ultimate garment for outdoor fun.

Autumn Rose Cardigan
Autumn Rose Cardigan
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Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size: 9 or 5.5 mm, 10 or 6 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Boutique Midnight® (Art. E786, Available in 2.5 oz (70g), 153 yd (140m) balls) : 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) balls 1946 Persimmon
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] and 6mm [US 10]
  • Stitch markers
  • stitch holders
  • cable needle
  • yarn needle


 

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on right side, p on wrong side) using larger needles.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

ABBREVIATIONS
k = knit
p = purl
p2tog = purl next 2 sts together
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

 

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses

 

Measurements:
Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm)
Finished Length: 28 (28½, 29, 29½, 30)” (71 (72.5, 73.5, 75, 76) cm)


Special Stitches

3/3 RC (3 over 3 Right Cross) = Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cable needle.
3/1 LT (3 over 1 Left Twist) = Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and hold in front, p1, then k3 from cable needle.
3/1 RT (3 over 1 Right Twist) = Slip next stitch to cable needle and hold in back, k3, then p1 from cable needle.
M1 = Make 1 (Increase) – Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and work strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole, [knit or purl as indicated by pattern st].


Pattern Stitches

Cable Pattern (over 8 sts)
Row 1 (RS): 3/1 LT, 3/1 RT
Row 2: K1, p6, k1.
Row 3: P1, 3/3 RC, p1.
Row 4: K1, p6, k1.
Row 5: P1, k6, p1.
Row 6: K1, p6, k1.
Rows 7 and 8: Repeat last 2 rows.
Row 9: P1, 3/3 RC, p1.
Row 10: K1, p6, k1.
Row 11: 3/1 RT, 3/1 LT.
Row 12: P3, k2, p3.
Row 13: K3, p2, k3.
Row 14: P3, k2, p3.
Rows 15–32: Repeat last 2 rows 9 more times.
Repeat Rows 1–32 for Cable pattern.

 

Autumn Rose Cardigan Chart

 

BACK

Ribbing

With smaller needles, cast on 86 (94, 102, 110, 118) sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures about 3” (7.5 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.


Body
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (right side): P16 (20, 24, 28, 32), [k1, M1, k1, p2, k1, M1, k1, p6] 4 times, k1, M1, k1, p2, k1, M1, k1, p16 (20, 24, 28, 32)—96 (104, 112, 120, 128) sts.
Row 2: K16 (20, 24, 28, 32), place marker, [p3, k2, p3, k6] 4 times, p3, k2, p3, place marker, k16 (20, 24, 28, 32).
Row 3: Purl to marker, slip marker, [work Row 1 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 17 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6] twice, work Row 1 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 4: Knit to marker, slip marker, [work Row 2 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 18 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6] twice, work Row 2 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, knit to end of row.
Row 5: Purl to marker, slip marker, [work Row 3 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 19 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6] twice, work Row 3 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 6: Knit to marker, slip marker, [work Row 4 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 20 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6] twice, work Row 4 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, knit to end of row


Note: In following rows, when instructed to “work in Cable pattern over 8 sts”, work the next row of the Cable pattern for that particular set of 8 sts. For example, if Row 20 was worked over the 8 sts in the previous row, then work Row 21 over the 8 sts in the next row.


Row 7: Purl to marker, slip marker, [work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6] twice, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 8: Knit to marker, slip marker, [work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6] twice, work in Cable
pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, knit to end of row.


Work in established pattern, repeating the last 2 rows and working next row of Cable pattern over each set of 8 sts, until piece measures about 7” (18 cm) from beginning; end with wrong side row.


Decrease Row (right side): P1, p2tog, purl to marker, slip marker, work in established pattern to next marker, slip marker, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1—94 (102, 110, 118, 126) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 11” (28 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—92 (100, 108, 116, 124) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 15” (38 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—90 (98, 106, 114, 122) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 19” (48.5 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—88 (96, 104, 112, 120) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 20” (51 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Armholes
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row— 84 (91, 98, 105, 112) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—80 (86, 92, 98, 104) sts.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—78 (84, 90, 96, 102) sts.
Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—76 (82, 88, 94, 100) sts.
Row 5: Bind off 1 st, work in established pattern to end of row—75 (81, 87, 93, 99) sts.
Row 6: Bind off 1 st, work in established pattern to end of row—74 (80, 86, 92, 98) sts.
Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 5 and 6—72 (78, 84, 90, 96) sts.

Work even in established pattern until armhole measures about 7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9)” (18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Shoulders
Next 6 Rows: Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—36 (42, 42, 48, 48) sts.
Bind off.


LEFT FRONT

Ribbing
With smaller needles, cast on 51 (55, 59, 63, 67) sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): K1, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2: *K2, p2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures about 3” (7.5 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong
side row.


Body
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (right side): P16 (20, 24, 28, 32), [k1, M1, k1, p2, k1, M1, k1, p6] twice, [k2, p2] twice, k3—55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts.
Row 2: K1, p2, [k2, p2] twice, [k6, p3, k2, p3] twice, place marker, k16 (20, 24, 28, 32).
Row 3: Purl to marker, slip marker, work Row 1 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 17 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, [k2, p2] twice, k3.
Row 4: K1, p2, [k2, p2] twice, k6, work Row 18 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 2 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, knit to end of row.
Row 5: Purl to marker, slip marker, [work Row 3 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 19 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, [k2, p2]
twice, k3.
Row 6: K1, p2, [k2, p2] twice, k6, work Row 20 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 4 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, knit
to end of row.
Row 7: Purl to marker, slip marker, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, [k2, p2] twice, k3.
Row 8: K1, p2, [k2, p2] twice, k6, work in
Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, knit to end of row.

Work in established pattern, repeating the last 2 rows and working next row of Cable pattern over each set of 8 sts, until piece measures about 7” (18 cm) from beginning; end with wrong side row.

Decrease Row (right side): P1, p2tog, purl to marker, slip marker, work in established pattern to end of row—54 (58, 62, 66, 70) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 11” (28 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—53 (57, 61, 65, 69) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 15” (38 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—52 (56, 60, 64, 68) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 19” (48.5 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—51 (55, 59, 63, 67) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 20” (51 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Armhole
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row— 47 (50, 53, 56, 59) sts.
Row 2: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—45 (48, 51, 54, 57) sts.
Row 4: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 5: Bind off 1 st, work in established pattern to end of row—44 (47, 50, 53, 56) sts.
Row 6: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 5 and 6—43 (46, 49, 52, 55) sts.
Work even in established pattern until armhole measures about 5 (5½, 6, 6½, 7)” (12.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 23) cm; end with a right side row.


Shape Neck
Row 1 (wrong side): K1, p2, [k2, p2] twice, k2, slip 13 sts just knit to a holder for front band, work in established pattern to end of row—30 (33, 36, 39, 42) sts.
Row 2: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 5 (8, 8, 11, 11) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—25 (25, 28, 28, 31) sts.
Row 4: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 5: Bind off 3 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—22 (22, 25, 25, 28) sts.
Row 6: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 7: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—20 (20, 23, 23, 26) sts.
Row 8: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 9: Bind off 1 st, work in established pattern to end of row—19 (19, 22, 22, 25) sts.
Rows 10 and 11: Repeat last 2 rows—18 (18, 21, 21, 24) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures same as back to shoulder; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Shoulder
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts.
Row 2: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times.
Fasten off last st.


RIGHT FRONT

Ribbing

With smaller needles, cast on 51 (55, 59, 63, 67) sts.
Row 1 (right side): K3, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *P2, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures about 3” (7.5 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.


Body
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (right side): K3, [p2, k2] twice, [p6, k1, M1, k1, p2, k1, M1, k1] twice, p16 (20, 24, 28, 32)—55 (59, 63, 67, 71) sts.
Row 2: K16 (20, 24, 28, 32), place marker, [p3, k2, p3, k6] twice, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k1.
Row 3: K3, [p2, k2] twice, p6, work Row 17 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 1 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 4: Knit to marker, slip marker, work Row 2 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 18 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k1.
Row 5: K3, [p2, k2] twice, p6, work Row 19 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 3 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 6: Knit to marker, slip marker, work Row 4 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 20 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k1.
Row 7: K3, [p2, k2] twice, p6, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 8: Knit to marker, slip marker, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work in Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k1.

Work in established pattern, repeating the last 2 rows and working next row of Cable pattern over each set of 8 sts, until piece measures
about 7” (18 cm) from beginning; end with wrong side row.

Decrease Row (right side): Work in established pattern to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1— 54 (58, 62, 66, 70) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 11” (28 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—53 (57, 61, 65, 69) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 15” (38 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—52 (56, 60, 64, 68) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 19” (48.5 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.

Repeat Decrease Row—51 (55, 59, 63, 67) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures about 20” (51 cm) from beginning; end with a right side row.


Shape Armhole
Row 1 (wrong side): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row— 47 (50, 53, 56, 59) sts.
Row 2: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—45 (48, 51, 54, 57) sts.
Row 4: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 5: Bind off 1 st, work in established pattern to end of row—44 (47, 50, 53, 56) sts.
Row 6: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Rows 7 and 8: Repeat Rows 5 and 6—43 (46, 49, 52, 55) sts.

Work even in established pattern until armhole measures about 5 (5½, 6, 6½, 7)” (12.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 23) cm; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Neck
Row 1 (right side): K3, [p2, k2] twice, p2, slip 13 sts just knit to a holder for front band, work in established pattern to end of row—30 (33, 36, 39, 42) sts.
Row 2: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 3: Bind off 5 (8, 8, 11, 11) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—25 (25, 28, 28, 31) sts.
Row 4: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 5: Bind off 3 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—22 (22, 25, 25, 28) sts.
Row 6: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 7: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—20 (20, 23, 23, 26) sts.
Row 8: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Row 9: Bind off 1 st, work in established pattern to end of row—19 (19, 22, 22, 25) sts.
Rows 10 and 11: Repeat last 2 rows—18 (18, 21, 21, 24) sts.
Work even in established pattern until piece measures same as back to shoulder; end with a right side row.


Shape Shoulder
Row 1 (wrong side): Bind off 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—12 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts.
Row 2: Work in established pattern to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times.
Fasten off last st.


SLEEVES (make 2)

Ribbing

With smaller needles, cast on 38 (38, 46, 46, 46) sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat last 2 rows until piece measures 3” (7.5 cm) from beginning; end with a wrong side row.


Body
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (right side): P4 (4, 8, 8, 8), [k1, M1, k1, p2, k1, M1, k1, p6] twice, k1, M1, k1, p2, k1, M1, k1, p4 (4, 8, 8, 8)—44 (44, 52, 52, 52) sts.
Row 2: K4 (4, 8, 8, 8), place marker, [p3, k2, p3, k6] twice, p3, k2, p3, place marker, k4 (4, 8, 8, 8).
Row 3: Purl to marker, slip marker, work Row 17 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 1 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, p6, work Row 17 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, purl to end of row.
Row 4: Knit to marker, slip marker, work Row 18 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 2 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, k6, work Row 18 of Cable pattern over 8 sts, slip marker, knit to end of row.

Increase Row (right side): P1, M1, work in established pattern to last st, M1, p1—46 (46, 54, 54, 54).

Work even in established pattern for 5 rows.

Repeat Increase Row—48 (48, 56, 56, 56).

Repeat last 6 rows 9 (10, 9, 10, 11) more times—66 (68, 74, 76, 78) sts.

Work even in established pattern until piece measures 17” (43 cm) from beg; end with a wrong side row.


Shape Cap
Row 1 (right side): Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—62 (63, 68, 69, 70) sts.
Row 2: Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, work in established pattern to end of row—58 (58, 62, 62, 62) sts.
Row 3: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—56 (56, 60, 60, 60) sts.
Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—54 (54, 58, 58, 58) sts.
Row 5: P1, p2tog, work in established pattern to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1—52 (52, 56, 56, 56) sts.
Row 6: Work in established pattern.
Repeat last 2 rows 13 (13, 15, 15, 15) more times—26 sts remain.
Next 4 Rows: Bind off 3 sts, work in established pattern to end of row—14 sts.
Bind off remaining 14 sts.


FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.


Neckband
Row 1 (right side): Slip the 13 right front band sts from holder onto smaller needles, with same needle, join yarn and pick up and k16 (20, 20, 24, 24) sts up right front neck edge to left shoulder, pick up and k34 (38, 38, 42, 42) sts across back neck, pick up and k16 (20, 20, 24, 24) sts down left front neck, work across the 13 left front band sts from holder, as follows: p2, [k2, p2] twice, k3—92 (104, 104, 116, 116) sts.
Row 2: K1, p2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 3: K3, p2, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Repeat last 2 rows for 2” (5 cm); end with a WS row.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row (right side): Purl.
Repeat last 2 rows once more.
Bind off all sts as if to knit.
Sew in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.
Weave in ends.

 

 

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This cardigan never goes out of style, it's what I like most about it. I like a bit loose fitting for extra comfort and would make it a size larger.

.omment above should have indicated 56 stitches in border

Row 3 of the body stitiches do not add up correctly. ie. XL 120 stitches. 58 in border, leaving 64 stitches in between the markers. Only 14 stitches with 4 repeats =56

There is an extra "work 8 sts from cable 1 pattern' in that row which will bring you to the correct total.

I realise that this is 2 years later - but I am confused as to exactly where I am to add in the extra 8 sts from cable pattern? I seem to be screwed up from row 2. Thank you

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