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Cozy Cappuccino Cardigan

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Cozy Cappuccino Cardigan
Cozy Cappuccino Cardigan
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Once you've learned how to knit a sweater, a new world opens up to you. It's almost as if you can do anything. If you've been looking for a way to show off your sweater knitting skills, cast on the Cozy Cappuccino Cardigan. This yoked cardigan is the flattering knit sure to add a touch of color to your outfits. What makes this knit cardigan pattern so great is that you don't have to be a professional knitter to get started on this. The three knitting stitch patterns used are the stockinette stitch, 2x2 ribbing, and mock cable stitch. If you've got those down, you're already halfway there. Your friends will be wondering where you managed to find such an beautiful cardigan. They won't believe you knit it yourself!

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm, 10 or 6 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Materials:

  • Simply Soft Paints (113 g/4. oz;190 m/208 yds) Master Color (MC) Sticks Stones (0009) - 4(S), 5(M/L), 6(XL), 7(3XL)
  • Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds) Contrast Color (CC) Black (9727) - 1 (S, M, L, XL, 3XL)
  • Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) single point knitting needles
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) single point knitting needles
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) double point knitting needles


GAUGE:
In Stockinette stitch, 14 sts and 20 rows = 4”/10 cm, using larger needles and MC
In Mock cable, 16 sts and 29 rows = 4"/10 cm, using smaller needles and CC


Measurements:
Bust
S 40" [101.5 cm]
M 44" [112 cm]
L 48" [122 cm]
XL 52" [132 cm]
2XL 56" [142 cm]
3XL 60" [152 cm]

Length
S 22" [56 cm]
M 22.5" [57 cm]
L 23" [58.5 cm]
XL 23.5" [50 cm]
2XL 24" [61 cm]
3XL 24.5" [62 cm]


Abbreviations:
MC = main color
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
St st = stockinette stitch
Dec = decrease
st(s) = stitches
pm = place marker
beg = beginning


Special Techniques:
**I-Cord: May be worked using either method below:
Using Embellish-Knit ®: Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Using double pointed needles: On a double pointed needle, cast on 5 sts; do NOT turn. * Slide sts to the opposite end of the needle and knit them, pulling yarn firmly behind sts; repeat from * to desired length. After a few rows, you will see that you are knitting a tiny tube; give it a gentle tug now and then to adjust any loose sts.
Bind off all sts, leaving a 12" tail for finishing.


Stitches Used:
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit on RS, purl on WS.
2 x 2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Mock Cable Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): P2, * k2, p2; repeat from * across.
Row 2: K2, * p2, k2; repeat from * across.
Row 3: P2, * RT, p2; repeat from * across.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 for Mock Cable patt.


Instructions:

Cozy Cappuccino Cardigan Charts

BACK
Using larger needles and MC, cast on 72 (79, 86, 93, 100, 107) sts.
Facing
(RS) Begin St st; work even for 7 rows, end with a RS row.
(WS) Knit 1 row (turning row).
(RS) Knit all sts through the back loops.
(WS) Change to St st; work even until piece measures 13 1/2 (13 1/2, 13 1/2, 13 1/2, 14, 14)" from turning row, end with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
(RS) Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts beg of next 2 rows—66 (73, 78, 85, 90, 97) sts remain.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 8 (9, 10, 12, 12, 14) times; and AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 3 (3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 5)" from beg of shaping, end with a WS row; place a marker (pm) each side of center 18 (19, 20, 21, 20, 23) sts.
Shape Neck
(RS) Continuing armhole shaping as est,work across to first marker; place center sts on holder for neck; join a second ball of yarn and work to end. Working both sides at same time, at each neck edge, dec 1 st every row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, then every other row 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 6) times, working armhole even when shaping is completed—6 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts remain. Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10, 10, 10 1/2)" from beg of shaping.
Bind off remaining sts for shoulder.

LEFT FRONT
Using larger needles and MC, cast on 34 (37, 41, 44, 48, 51) sts.
Work as for Back, shaping armhole at beg of RS rows only, until armhole measures 1/2 (1, 2, 2 1/2, 2 1/2, 3)" from beg of shaping, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
(RS) Work across to last 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts, turn; place rem sts on holder for neck.
(WS) At neck edge, beg this row, dec 1 st every row 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, then EOR 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 6) times—6 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts remain.
Work even until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder.
Bind off remaining sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES
Using smaller needles and MC, cast on 34 (34, 38, 38, 42, 42) sts.
(RS) Begin 2 x 2 rib; work even for 4 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to CC and Mock Cable patt; work even for 14 rows, end with a RS row.
Change to larger needles, St st and MC.
(WS) Purl 1 row, inc 1 (5, 1, 4, 2, 4) sts evenly across—35 (39, 39, 42, 44, 46) sts.
(RS) Work even for 2 rows.
Shape Sleeve
(RS) Beg this row, inc 1 st each side every 2 rows 0 (0, 0, 2, 4, 5) times, every 4 rows 6 (3, 9, 9, 8, 8) times, then every 6 rows 3 (5, 1, 0, 0, 0) times—53 (55, 59, 64, 68, 72) sts. Work even until sleeve measures 12 1/2" from beg, end with WS row.
Shape Cap
(RS) Bind off 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts beg of next 2 rows—47 (49, 51, 56, 58, 62) sts remain.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 2 times—43 (45, 47, 52, 54, 58) sts remain.
Work even until sleeve cap measures 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6, 6, 6 1/2)" from beg of shaping, end WS row.
(RS) Dec 1 st each side every other row 3 times—37 (39, 41, 46, 48, 52) sts remain.
Work 2 sts tog across next 2 rows to gather upper edge for puffed sleeve—10 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13) sts remain.
Bind off remain sts.

FRONT BANDS (make 2)
Using larger needles and MC, cast on 13 sts.
(RS) Begin St st; work even until piece measures 19 (19 1/2, 20, 20 1/2, 21, 21 1/2)" from beg.
Bind off all sts.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Yoke
With RS facing, using smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 150 (151, 154, 155, 158, 163) sts around neck edge, including sts on holders.
(WS) Knit 1 row, decreasing 0 (1, 4, 1, 4, 1) sts evenly across—150 (150, 150, 154, 154, 162) sts remain.
(RS) Change to CC and Mock Cable patt; work even for 18 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to MC and 2 x 2 rib; work even for 8 rows, end with a WS row.
(RS) Change to larger needles; cont in patt, work k2tog, p2tog across.
Bind off loosely in rib.
Block pieces to measurements. Set in Sleeves, easing to fit. Sew remaining seams.
Hem
Turn facing to WS along turning row; tack in place.
Sew Front bands to center Front edges; fold band to WS along center st and tack neatly in place.

I-Cords
Using CC, make 3 cords, 56", 58" and 60" long. Using sewing needle and matching thread (or yarn needle and matching yarn), tack cords in place to upper edge of Yoke, and upper and lower edges of Mock Cable section, leaving ends free for Ties. Note: Ties cover Front band on right Front and stop at edge of band on left Front.
Unravel ties to desired length, and secure.
Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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In the mock cable, Row 3 says to "RT". What does that mean?

Hello! "RT" stands for "right twist." When you right twist, you twist two strands of yarn and cross stitches. Hope this helps! -Kathryn, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

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