My Easy Cardigan-Free Knit Pattern
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Chest size 38″-40″.
I wanted an everyday knit sweater that was pretty easy to work up. I went with a crocheted trim because it accommodated my basic knit skills. I liked the way the first one came out that I did a 2nd one.
The pattern is available, but not for the faint of heart. As this is my first knit pattern, I believe it to be complete and correct, albeit, a bit unconventional.
Supplies: 900g/1980m/2160yds Worsted Weight Yarn, 1 or 2 1″ buttons, yarn needle. Size 9 Needles, Size F/5/3.75mm Crochet Hook.
Stitches Used in Crochet: ch (chain), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet)
Gauge: 36 stitches and 28 rows = 4″
Right Front Left Front
Cast on 54
Row 1. k across
Row 2. p across
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 16.5”. (98 rows)
Row 99. (right front) 52k, k2tog. 53k (left front) k2tog, 52k. 53k
Row 100. p across (53p)
Rows 101-134 (repeat rows 99-100 until 31 stitches remain.
Row 135: bind off first 9 stitches, k20, k2tog. 22k repeat row 99. 30k
Row 136. p20, p2tog. 21p bind off first 9 stitches, p21 (neckline) 21p
Row 137. k2tog, k17, k2tog (19 stitches)
Row 138. p19
Row 139: k across working k2tog at first 2 and last 2 stitches. 17k
Repeat rows 138 and 139 until 3 stitches remain.
Final Row: k2tog, k1. 2k Place on holder.
Cast on 104
Row 1. k104
Row 2. p104
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 16.5” (98 rows)
Row 99. (underarm) k2tog, k96, k2tog. 100k
Row 100. p across 100p
Rows 101-152. repeat rows 99 and 100.
Row 153: k across, work k2tog in first and last 2stitchs, evenly work 4 decreases across. 44k
Row 154: p across. 44p
Rows155: k across, evenly work 6 decreases. 38k
Row 156: p across.
Row 157: repeat row 155. 32k
Row: 158: p across. place stitches on holder.
Sleeves–Make 2 at a time……
Cast on 44
Row 1. k across 44k
Row 2. p across 44p
Rows 3-10: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 11. k across, working 2 increases 46k
Row 12, p across. 46p
Rows 13-16: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 15. k across, working 2 increases 48k
Row 16: p across.
Rows 17-20: repeat rows 1 and 2. p across 48st
Row 21. k across, working 2 increases 50k
Row 22: p across
Rows 23-26: repeat rows 1 and 2. 50st
Row 27. k across, working 2 increases 52k
Row 28. p across. 52p
Rows 29-32: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 33. k across, working 2 increases 54k
Row 34. p across. 54p
Rows 35-38: repeat rows 1 nd 2
Row 39. k across, working 2 increases 56k
Row 40. p across. 56p
Rows 41-44: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 45. k across, working 2 increases. 58k
Row 46. p across. 58p
Rows 47-50: repeat row 1 and 2.
Row 51. k across, working 2 increases 60k
Row 52. p across. 60p
Rows 53-56: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 57. k across, working 2 increases. 62k
Row 58. p across. 62p
Rows 59-62: repeat row 1 and 2.
Row 63. k across, working 2 increases. 64k
Row 64. p across 64p
Rows 65-68: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 69. k across, working 2 increases 66k
Row 70. p across. 66p
Rows 71-74: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Row 75. k across, working 2 increases 68k
Row 76. p across. 68p
Row 1. (arm opening) k2tog, k64, k2tog. 66k
Row 2. p across 66p
Rows 3-58: repeat rows 1 and 2.
Sew seams to attach arms to front and back.
Working across neckline-pick up stitches on holders-
Row 1: p across working p2tog over first 2 and last 2 stitches
Row 2: k across, working k2tog over first 2 and last 2 stitches
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: bind off.
Fold front over 1”, sew to wrong side
Row 1: (sleeve) With F hook, right side facing, attach yarn at back seam on sleeve opening, evenly work 42sc around sleeve, join to beginning sc, ch1, do not turn.
Row 2: sc in each sc around, join to beginning sc, ch1, do not turn.
Row 3: sc, ch2, dc in same st, skip next 2 sc, *sc, ch2, dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc*, repeat from *to* around, join to beginning sc, fasten off.
Collar: work 3 rows sc, then work row 3 of trim
Bottom-same as collar
Sew button (or buttons) on sweater, leaving a tail, work a chain for the button loop. Pull tail of button loop thru sweater, opposite of button.
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