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″

Directions:

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.

 Back

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.

SleevesMake 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

Trim

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.

Pattern may not be reprinted, republished or resold without express written permission.  Completed projects may be sold.

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