Women’s Clothing from Berroco

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This classic short-sleeved cardigan with a rolled neck edge is sure to become a wardrobe staple.

Shown in size Small

Sizes

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

To Fit Bust Size 30(34-38-42-46-50)”

Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 36(40-44-48-52-56)”

Length – 25½(26-27-27-28-28½)”

Note:  This garment was designed with approximately 6” of ease.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.

Materials

7(8-9-10-11-12) Hanks Berroco Maya (50 grs), #5603 Jicama

Straight knitting needles, sizes 5 (3.50 mm) and 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge

21 sts = 4”; 29 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Back

With smaller needles, cast on 121(135-149-161-175-189) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1TBL, * p1, k1TBL, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1TBL, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 25(27-31-33-37-39) sts as evenly spaced across as possible – 96(108-118-128-138-150) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 3(3-3½-3½-4-4)” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 94(106-116-126-136-148) sts.  Rep this dec every 2¼” 5 times more – 84(96-106-116-126-138) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(16-16½-16½-17-17)” from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row.

Shape Cap SleeveInc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 86(98-108-118-128-140) sts.  Rep this inc every 4th row 3(1-0-0-0-0) times more, every 6th row 7(9-9-9-7-6) times, then every 8th row 0(0-1-1-3-4) times – 106(118-128-138-148-160) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures 7½(8--8½-9-9½)” above markers, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 6(7-6-8-9-10) sts at beg of the next 4(2-2-8-4-2) rows, then 5(6-7-7-8-9) sts at beg of the next 10(12-12-6-10-12) rows.  Bind off remaining 32 sts for back neck.

Left Front

With smaller needles, cast on 67(75-81-87-95-101) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 2”, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 14(16-17-18-21-21) sts as evenly spaced across as possible – 53(59-64-69-74-80) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 3(3-3½-3½-4-4)” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end – 52(58-63-68-73-79) sts.  Rep this dec every 2¼” 5 times more – 47(53-58-63-68-74) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(16-16½-16½-17-17)” from beg, end on WS.  Mark end of last row.

Shape Cap Sleeve:  Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to end – 48(54-59-64-69-75) sts.  Rep this inc every 4th row 3(1-0-0-0-0) times more, every 6th row 7(9-9-9-7-6) times, then every 8th row 0(0-1-1-3-4) times – 58(64-69-74-79-85) sts.  Work even if necessary until piece measures 7½(8-8½-8½-9-9½)” above marker, end on WS.

Shape Shoulder:  Bind off 6(7-6-8-9-10) sts at armhole edge 2(1-1-4-2-1) times, then 5(6-7-7-8-9) sts 5(6-6-3-5-6) times, end on WS – 21 sts.  Work even on these sts for 3” for neck extension, end on WS.  Bind off.

Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Work side decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k1.  Inc for cap sleeves at end of RS rows as M1k, k1.  Bind off for shoulder on WS rows.

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew bound-off edges of neck extensions tog.  Sew inner edges of neck extensions to back neck with seam in center.

Sleeve Bands:  With RS facing, using smaller needles, pick up and k105(111-117-117-123-129) sts along sleeve edge.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 1”, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew side and sleeve band seams.

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