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Women's Irish Knit Cardigan 

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These directions are for size 10. Changes for sizes 12, 14, 16 and 18 are in parentheses.

 

MATERIALS BERNAT BLARNEYSPUN (50 g balls) -- 18(19-19-20-20)

OR ANY EQUIVALENT KNITTING WORSTED WEIGHT YARN THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE

1 pair each BERNAT-Aero straight knitting needies Nos. 3 and 5 (3.25 mm and 3.75 mm) OR ANY SIZE NEEDLES THAT WILL GIVE THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE

1 BERNAT-Aero cable stitch needle

7 buttons

GAUGE: 13 sts = 2 inches 7 rows = 1 inch

NOTE: The abbreviations used in the following directions are preceded by the explanation the first time they appear.

*** PATTERN STITCH FOR BACK

Row 1: K 0(1-1-0-0), (p 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 1, * k 8, p 5, [skip next st, k next st, p skipped st (RIGHT TWIST)] twice; k, p, k all in next st, (turn and k these 3 sts, turn and p these 3 sts) twice, turn, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, turn and sl remaining st onto right-hand needle (POPCORN); [skip next st, p in BACK of next st, k skipped st (LEFT TWIST) ] twice, p5, k 8, * p 30 (30-38-38-42), repeat between *’s once, p1, (k1, p 1) 3 (4-4-6-6) times, k 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 2: P 0(1-1-0-0), (k 1, p 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, * k 1, p 8, k 5, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 3, P 1, k 1, P 1, k 5, p 8, k 1 *, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 7(7-9-9-10) times, repeat between *'s once, (p1, k 1)3(4-4-6-6) times, p 0 (1-1-0-0).

Row 3: P 0(1-1-0-0), (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, * k 1, p 2, sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in BACK of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle; sl next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT of work, k next 2 sts, k 2 sts from cable needle (HORSESHOE CABLE); p 4, (work RIGHT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 3, (work LEFT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 4, work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts *’s , p 30(30-38-38-42), repeat between *'s once, P2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-3-5-5)times, p 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 4: K 0(1-1-0-0), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, pl, k2,*p8, k4, pl, kl, pl, k5, pl, kl, pl, k4, p. 8*,kl,(k,p, k all in next st;p3 tog) 7(7-9-§-10) times, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 5: K 0(1-1-0-0), (p 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 1, k 8, p 3, (work RIGHT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 5, (work LEFT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 3, k 8 *, p 30(30-38-38-42), repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, k 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 6: P 0(1-1-0-0), (k 1, p 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, * k 1, p8, k3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k7, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 8, k 1 *, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 7(7-9-9-10) times, repeat between *'s once, (P1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 7: P 0(1-1-0-0), (k 1, p 1)2(3-3-5-5) times, k 1, p 2, * work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts, p 2, (work RIGHT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 7, (work LEFT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 2, work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts *, p 30(30-38-38-42), repeat between *'s once, p 2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, p 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 8: K 0(1-1-0-0), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, pl, k2, *p8, k2, pl, kl, pl, k9, pl, kl, p 1, k 2, p 8 *, k 1, (k, P, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 7(7-9-9-10) times, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 9: K 0(1-1-0-0), (p 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-8) times, p 1, * k 8, p 2, (work LEFT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 7, (work RIGHT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 2, k 8 *, p 30(30-38-38-42), repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, k 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 10: Repeat Row 6.

Row 11: P 0(1-1-0-0), (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 1, p 2, * work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts, p 3, (work LEFT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 5, (work RIGHT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 3, work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts *, p 30(30-38-38-42), repeat between *'s once, p 2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, p 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Row 13: K 0(1-1-0-0), (p 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 1, * k 8, p 4, (work LEFT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 3, (work RIGHT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 4, k 8 *, p 30(30-38-38-42), repeat between *'s once, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, k 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 14: Repeat Row 2.

Row 15: P 0(1-1-0-0), (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 1, p 2, * work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts, p 5, (work LEFT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 1, (work RIGHT TWIST on next 2 sts) twice, p 5, work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts *, p 30(30-38-38-42), repeat between *'s once, p 2, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, p 0(1-1-0-0).

Row 16: K 0(1-1-0-0), (p 1, k 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, p 1, k 2, * p 8, k 6, (p 1, k 1) 3 times, pl, k6, p8,* kl,(k,p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 7(7-9-9-10) times, k 1, repeat between *'s once, k 2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 0(1-1-0-0).

Repeat these 16 rows for pattern stitch for back.

NOTE: When working k 1, p 1 in ribbing, always k in BACK of each k st.

 

 

Instructions for sweater

BACK: Using smaller needles, cast on 114 (120-128-134-138) sts. K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 2 inches.

Change to larger needles and work even in pattern st for back until piece measures 14( 14-14 ½ -14 ½ -14 ½ ) inches, ending with a wrong side Row.

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLES:

At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 3(4-5-5-5) sts.

Row 3: K 2, sl 1, k 1, psso, work in pattern as established to last 4 sts, k 2 tog, k 2. Row 4: K 1, p 2, work in pattern as established to last 3 sts, p 2, k 1. Repeat the last 2 rows 16 (17-17-17-19) times more, ending with Row 4

74(76-82-88-88) sts.

Then work as follows:

Row 1: K 2, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, work to last 5 sts, k 3 tog, k 2.

Row 2: Repeat Row 4. Repeat these 2 rows 10(10-11-12-12)times more. Sl remaining 30(32-34-36-36) sts onto a holder.

PATTERN STITCH FOR LEFT FRONT

Row 1: (P 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 1, repeat between *'s of Row 1 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 2: (P 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 4(4-5-5-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 2 of pattern st for back, (p 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times.

Row 3: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 1, p 2, repeat between *'s of Row 3 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 4: (K, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 4(4-5-5-6) times, k 1, repeat between *'s of Row 4 of pattern st for back, k 2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times.

Row 5: (P 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 1, repeat between *'s of Row 5 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 6: (P 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 4(4-5-5-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 6 of pattern st for back, (p 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times.

Row 7: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 1, P 2, repeat between *'s of Row 7 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 8: (K, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 4(4-5-5-6) times, k 1, repeat between *'s of Row 8 of pattern st for back, k 2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times.

Row 9: (P 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 1, repeat between *'s of Row 9 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 10:. Repeat Row 6.

Row 11: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 1, p 2, repeat between *'s of Row 11 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 12: Repeat Row 4.

Row 13: (P 1, k 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times, p 1, repeat between *'s of Row 13 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 14: Repeat Row 2.

Row 15: (K 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times, k 1, p 2, repeat between *'s of Row 15 of pattern st for back, p 17(17-21-21-25).

Row 16: (K, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 4(4-5-5-6) times, k 1, repeat between *'s of Row 16 of pattern st-for back, k 2, p 1, (k 1, p 1) 2(3-3-5-5) times.

Repeat these 16 rows for pattern stitch for left front.

LEFT FRONT: Using smaller needles, cast on 68(70-74-78-82) sts.

Rows 1 and 2: * K 1, p 1, repeat from * across Row.

Row 3: K 1, (p 1, k 1) 29(30-32-34-36) times, put a marker on needle, k 1, (p 1, k 1) 4 times (9 sts in double seed st for frontband).

Row 4: P 1, * k 1, p 1, repeat from * to marker, work in ribbing as established to end of Row. Repeat these 4 rows for 2 inches, ending at arm edge. On the next Row change to larger needles and work Row 1 of pattern st for left front to marker, sl remaining 9 sts onto a holder to be worked later for frontband. Continue in pattern as established on 59(61-65-69-73) sts until piece measures 14(14-14 ½ -14 ½ -14 ½ )inches, ending with a wrong side Row.

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLE:

At the beg of the next Row bind off 3(4-5-5-5) sts, work to end of Row.

Row 2: Work even in pattern as established.

Row 3: K 2, sl 1, k 1, psso, work in pattern as established to end of Row.

Row 4: Work to last 3 sts, p 2, k 1.

Repeat the last 2 rows 16(17-17-17-18) times, ending with Row 4 -39(39-42-46-49) sts.

Then work as follows:

Row 1: K 2, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, work to end of Row.

Row 2: Repeat Row 4. Repeat these 2 rows 4(4-4-4-5) times more, ending at front edge -29(29-32-36-37) sts.

SHAPE NECK:

Work 6(6-6-8-9) sts and sl these sts onto a holder, work to end of Row. Dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY ROW 4(4-4-2-2) times, and then every other Row 4(4-5-7-7) times, and AT THE SAME TIME, continue to dec 2 sts at arm edge in same manner as before every other Row 6(67-8-8) times, ending at arm edge -- 3 sts.

On the next Row sl 1, k 2 tog, psso. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONTBAND: Sl 9 sts from holder onto smaller needle and continue in double seed st until piece measures same length as front, stretching slightly. Sl 9 sts onto a holder.

RIGHT FRONT: Using smaller needles, cast on 68(70-74-78-82) sts.

Rows 1 and 2: P 1, k 1, repeat from * across Row.

Row 3: K 1, (p 1, k 1) 4 times, put a marker on needle, work in ribbing as established across Row.

Row 4: Work in ribbing as established to marker, (p 1, k 1) 4 times, p 1.

Row 5: BUTTONHOLE: ,Starting at front edge, work 3 sts, bind off the next 3 sts, work to end of Row. On the next Row cast on 3 sts over those bound off previous Row.

Continue in pattern as established until piece measures 2 inches. On the next Row work to marker and sl these 9 sts onto a holder to be worked later for frontband; change to larger needles and work as follows:

Row 1: P 17(17-21-21-25), repeat between *'s of Row 1 of pattern st for back, p 1 ( k 1, p 1) 3(4-4-6-6) times.

Row 2: (K 1, p 1), 3(4-4-6-6) times, repeat between *'s of Row 2 of pattern st for back, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 4(4-5-5-6) times. Continue in this manner to reverse placing of pattern st and finish to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.

TO DEC FOR FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN ARMHOLE: Work to last 4 sts, k 2 tog, k 2. On the next Row k 1, p 2, work to end of Row.

RIGHT FRONTBAND: SL 9 sts from holder onto smaller needle, join yarn at inner edge and continue in pattern as established, forming 6 more buttonholes, evenly spaced -- the last one to be made in neckband.

PATTERN STITCH FOR SLEEVES

Row 1: (P 1, k 1) twice, p 1, k 8, p 26, k 8, p 1, (k 1, p 1) twice.

Row 2: (K 1, p 1) twice, k 1, p 8, k 1, (p 3 tog; k, p, k all in next st) 6 times, k 1, p 8, k 1, (p 1, k 1) twice.

Row 3: K 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts, p 26, work HORSESHOE CABLE on next 8 sts, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1.

Row4: P 1, k 1, p 1, k2, p8, k 1, (k, p, k all in next st; p 3 tog) 6 times, k 1, p 8, k 2, p 1, k 1, pl.

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern stitch for sleeves.

SLEEVES: Using smaller needles, cast on 44 sts.

K 1, p 1 in ribbing for 2 inches, inc 8 sts evenly spaced on last Row -- 52 sts.

Change to larger needles and work in pattern st, inc 1 st each end of needle every 1( ¾ , ¾ , ¾ , ½ ) inch 14 (16-18-19-21) times, working inc sts in double seed st. Work even in pattern as established on 80(84-88-90-94) sts until piece measures 17 ½ (17½ -18-18-18) inches, ending with a wrong side Row.

SHAPE FULL-FASHIONED RAGLAN CAP:

At the beg of each of the next 2 rows bind off 3(4-5-5-5) sts.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 of back armhole shaping 23(24-25-26-28) times -- 28 sts.

Then work as follows:

Row 1: K 2, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, work to last 5 sts, k 3 tog, k 2.

Row 2: Repeat Row 4. Repeat these 2 rows 4 times more. Sl remaining 8 sts onto a holder.

FINISHING: Sew sleeves to back and front armholes. Sew underarm and sleeve seams. Sew frontbands in place.

NECKBAND: With right side facing you, using smaller needles, pick up and k 97(101-103-107-109) sts around neck edge, including sts from holders.

Row 1: Work 9 sts in double seed st as established, p 1, * k 1, p 1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, work in double seed st to end of row.

Keeping 9 sts at each end of needle in double seed st, work remaining sts in ribbing as established, and AT THE SAME TIME, on the next row form another buttonhole in right front band in same manner as before.

Continue in pattern as established until neckband measures 1¼ inches.

Bind off loosely in ribbing. Finish buttonholes. Sew on buttons.