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Alexi Cardigan & Scarf

knit in Pure®Merino
Skill level: Experienced

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A classic Aran cardigan and scarf set is knit in Pure Merino.

 

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Shown in size Medium

 

SIZES

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

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Cardigan:  Bust – 38(42-46-50)”

Length – 21 1/2(22-22 1/2-23)”

Scarf:  Approximately 9” wide x 60” long

 

MATERIALS

19(20-21-22) Balls BERROCO PURE MERINO (50 grs), #8539 Copper for Cardigan, 7 balls #8516 Ensign Blue for Scarf

Straight knitting needles sizes 7 and 9 OR SIZE T OBTAIN GAUGE

Cable needle (cn)

Six 1” buttons

Yarn needle

 

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Double Seed St

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


STITCH GLOSSARY
CB6
Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cn

CR4
Sl next st to cn and hold in back, k3, then k1 from cn

CL4
Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k1, then k3 from cn

TR4
Sl next st to cn and hold in back, k3, then p1 from cn

TL4
Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, p1, then k3 from cn

CB7
Sl next 4 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, then k4 from cn

 

DOUBLE SEED ST (Worked over an odd number of sts)

Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Rows 2 and 3: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.

Row 4: Rep Row 1.

Rep these 4 rows for Double Seed St.

 

CABLE PATTERN (worked over 8 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P1, CB6, p1.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, p6, k1.

Rows 3 and 5: P1, k6, p1.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Rep these 6 rows for Cable Pat.

 

DIAMOND PATTERN (worked over 29 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P10, CR4, p1, CL4, p10.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K the k sts and p the p sts as they face you.

Row 3: P9, CR4, p1, k1, p1, CL4, p9.

Row 5: P8, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) twice, CL4, p8.

Row 7: P7, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, CL4, p7.

Row 9: P6, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times, CL4, p6.

Row 11: P5, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 5 times, CL4, p5.

Row 13: P4, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 6 times, CL4, p4.

Row 15: P3, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, CL4, p3.

Row 17: P2, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 8 times, CL4, p2.

Row 19: P1, CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 9 times, CL4, p1.

Row 21: CR4, p1, (k1, p1) 10 times, CL4.

Row 23: K3, p1, (k1, p1) 11 times, k3.

Row 25: TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 10 times, TR4.

Row 27: P1, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 9 times, TR4, p1.

Row 29: P2, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 8 times, TR4, p2.

Row 31: P3, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 7 times, TR4, p3.

Row 33: P4, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 6 times, TR4, p4.

Row 35: P5, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 5 times, TR4, p5.

Row 37: P6, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times, TR4, p6.

Row 39: P7, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) 3 times, TR4, p7.

Row 41: P8, TL4, p1, (k1, p1) twice, TR4, p8.

Row 43: P9, TL4, p1, k1, p1, TR4, p9.

Row 45: P10, TL4, p1, TR4, p10.

Row 47: P11, CB7, p11.

Row 48: Rep Row 2.

Rep these 48 rows for Diamond Pat.


BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 121(129-137-145) sts.

Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2", end on WS increasing 20 sts across last row - 141(149-157-165) sts. Change to larger needles.

Establish Pat Sts: Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 5(9-13-17) sts, * work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 1 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice. * work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 9 sts, rep between *'s once more, work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 5(9-13-17) sts.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Seed St over 5(9-13-17) sts, * work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 2 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, * work Row 2 of Double Seed St over 9 sts, rep between *'s once more, work Row 2 of Double Seed St over 5(9-13-17) sts. Work even in pats as established until piece measures 14" from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until armholes measure 7 1/2(8-8 1/2-9)", end on WS. Bind off.


LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 53(57-61-65) sts. Work in ribbing same as back for 2", inc 13 sts evenly spaced across last row - 66(70-74-78) sts. Change to larger needles.

Establish Pat Sts: Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 5(9-13-17) sts, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 1 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 2 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 2 of Double Seed St over 5(9-13-17) sts. Work even in pats as established until piece measures 14" from beg, end on WS. Mark end of last row for beg of armhole. Work even until armhole measures 5(5 1/2-6-6 1/2)", end on RS.

Shape Neck: Next row (WS): Bind off 16 sts, work to end - 50(54-58-62) sts. Continuing to work in pats as established, dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 6 times - 44(48-52-56) sts. Work even until armhole measures 7 1/2(8-8 1/2-9)", end on WS. Bind off.


RIGHT FRONT
Work same as left front, reversing pat sts placement and binding off for neck on RS row.


SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 53(53-57-57) sts. Work in ribbing same as back for 2", end on WS increasing 22 sts across last row - 75(75-79-79) sts. Change to larger needles.

Establish Pat Sts: Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 7(7-9-9) sts, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 1 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 7(7-9-9) sts.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Seed St over 7(7-9-9) sts, work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 2 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 2 of Double Seed St over 7(7-9-9) sts. Work in pats as established, inc 1 st each side every 1( 3/4-3/4-3/4)" 15(18-19-22) times working incs in Double Seed St - 105(111-117-123) sts. Work even until piece measures 19" from beg, end on WS. Bind off.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew on sleeves between markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Left Frontband: With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at neck edge, pick up and k115(121 127-133) sts along Left Front edge. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 1", end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.

Right Frontband: Beg at lower edge, work same as left frontband for 3 rows, end on WS - 115(121-127-133) sts.

Buttonhole Row (RS): Work 4(5-5-6) sts, bind off 2 sts, * work until there are 19(20-21-22) sts on RH needle after bound-off sts, bind off 2 sts, rep from * 4 times more, work to end.

Following Row: Work in ribbing as established, cast on 2 sts over each pair of sts bound off on previous row - 115(121-127-133) sts. Complete same as left frontband.

Collar: With smaller needles, cast on 99(103-107-111) sts.

Establish Pat St: Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Double Seed St over 5 sts, k1, * p1, k1, rep from * to last 5 sts, work Row 1 of Double Seed St to end.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Double Seed St over 5 sts, p1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 5 sts, work Row 2 of Double Seed St to end. Work even in pats as established until collar measures 3 1/2" from beg, end on WS. Discontinue ribbing and work in Double Seed St on all sts for 4 rows, end on WS. Bind off in pat. Sew cast-on edge of collar to neck edge beginning and ending 1/2" in from bound-off edge of ribbing on each side.


SCARF

With larger needles, cast on 61 sts.

Establish Pat Sts: Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 1 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 1 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice, work Row 2 of Diamond Pat over 29 sts, work Row 2 of Cable Pat over 8 sts twice. Work even in pats as established until 48 rows of Diamond Pat have been completed a total of 11 times, end on WS. Piece should measure approximately 60"
from beg. Bind off.