Neck Cardigan Back

Using 31/4mm needles cast on 54 [62: 66:74:78:86] sts.

These 2 rows will now be referred to 14

as 2x2 rib.

Next Row. Rib to end dec 2 sts evenly across row for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th sizes only.

Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-

1st Row. Knit.

2nd Row. Knit.

3rd Row. Knit.

2:2], k2, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 0 [3:1:1:0:3] sts, pO [2:1:1:0:2], kO [1:0:0:0:1].

14:15] times more.

Next 3 Rows. Knit.

Next Row. Purl.

Next 2 Rows. Knit.

Proceed as follows:-

0 [3:1:1:0:3] sts, pO [2:1:1:0:2], kO [1:0:0:0:1]. 2nd Row. Purl. 3rd Row. Knit. 4th Row. Purl.

6th Row. Purl.

7th Row. Knit.

8th Row. Purl.

From 1st to 8th row sets patt.

Keeping continuity of patt as set

  • throughout) cont until back measures 23 [28:28:35:40:45]cm,
  • 9 [ll:ll:13%:15%:17%]in)/ ending with a ws row.

Shape Shoulders

Cast off 8 [10:10:12:13:14] sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows.

Cast off 9 [10:11:13:13:15] sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows.

LEFT FRONT

Using 31/4mm needles cast on 27 [31: 31:35:39:43] sts.

2nd Row. Kl, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

1st and 2nd rows set rib.

2:3] sts evenly across row.

Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-

1st Row. Knit.

2nd Row. Knit.

3rd Row. Knit.

4th Row. Kl, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 0 [3:1:1:0:3] sts, pO [2:1:1:0:2], kO [1:0:0:0:1].

Rep 3rd and 4th rows 6 [9:9:11: 14:15] times more. Next 3 Rows. Knit. Next Row. Purl. Next 2 Rows. Knit. Proceed as follows:-1st Row. KO [1:0:0:0:1], pO [2:1:1: 0:2], * k2, p2, rep from * to last st, kl.

5th Row. PO [1:0:0:0:1], kO [2:1:1: 0:2], * p2, k2, rep from * to last st, Pi.

6th Row. Purl.

7th Row. Knit.

8th Row. Purl.

From 1st to 8th row sets patt.

Keeping continuity of patt as set

  • throughout) cont until left front measures 13 [17:15:21:25:28]cm,
  • 5V4 [6y2:6:8V4:9%:ll]in), ending with a ws row.

Shape Neck

Next Row. Patt to last 2 sts, k2tog (neck edge).

Work 4 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and foil alt row.

1 st at neck edge in next and every foil 4th row. 17 [20:21:25:26:29] sts.

Cont without shaping until left front measures 23 [28:28:35:40:45]cm,

Shape Shoulder

Next Row. Patt.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 3y4mm needles cast on 27 [31: 31:35:39:43] sts.

1st Row. PI, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

1st and 2nd rows set rib.

2:3] sts evenly across row.

Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-

1st Row. Knit.

2nd Row. Knit.

3rd Row. Knit.

4th Row. KO [1:0:0:0:1], pO [2:1:1: 0:2], * k2, p2, rep from * to last st, kl.

14:15] times more.

Next 3 Rows. Knit.

Next Row. Purl.

Next 2 Rows. Knit.

Proceed as follows:-

1st Row. Kl, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 0 [3:1:1:0:3] sts, pO [2:1:1:0:2], kO [1:0:0:0:1].

2nd Row. Purl.

3rd Row. Knit.

4th Row. Purl.

5th Row. PI, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 0 [3:1:1:0:3] sts, kO [2:1:1:0:2], pO [1:0:0:0:1].

6th Row. Purl.

7th Row. Knit.

8th Row. Purl.

From 1st to 8th row sets patt.

Keeping continuity of patt as set

  • throughout) cont until right front measures 13 [17:15:21:25:28]cm,
  • 5V4 [6y2:6:81/4:9%:ll]in), ending with a ws row.

Shape Neck

Next Row. K2tog (neck edge), patt to end. 24 [27:29:33:36:39] sts. Next Row. Patt.

Work 4 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and foil alt row. 22 [25:27:31:34:37] sts. Work 17 [17:21:21:29:29] rows dec 1 st at neck edge in next and every foil 4th row. 17 [20:21:25:26:29] sts. Cont without shaping until right front measures 23 [28:28:35:40:45]cm, (9 [ll:ll:13%:15%:17%]in), ending with a rs row.

Shape Shoulder

Next Row. Patt.

SLEEVES (Both alike)

Using 31Amm needles cast on 34 [34:

Change to 4mm needles and proceed as follows:-

1st Row. Knit.

2nd Row. Knit.

3rd Row. Knit.

4th Row. P2 [2:0:0:0:2], k2, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 2 [2:0:0:0:2] sts, p2 [2:0:0:0:2]. Rep 3rd and 4th rows 4 [6:7:9: 10:12] times more inc 1 st at each end of next and every foil 0 [8th:6th: 6th :6th :6th] row, working inc sts in patt. 36 [38:44:44:50:50] sts. Next Row. (Inc in 1st st) 1 [0:0:1: 0:1] times, knit to last 2 [0:0:2:0:2] sts, (inc in next st, kl) 1 [0:0:1:0:1] times.

Next Row. Knit. Next Row. Knit. Next Row. Purl.

Next Row. (Inc in 1st st) 0 [1:1:0: 1:0] times, knit to last 0 [2:2:0:2:0] sts, (inc in next st, kl) 0 [1:1:0:1:0] times.

Next Row. Knit.

Proceed as follows:-

1:2:2], p2, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 2 [3:2:2:3:5] sts, k2 [2:2:0:

2:2], pO [1:0:0:1:1], (inc in next st, kl) 0 [0:0:1:0:1] times.

2nd Row. Purl.

3rd Row. (Inc in 1st st) 1 [0:0:0: 0:0] times, knit to last 2 [0:0:0:0:0] sts, (inc in next st, kl) 1 [0:0:0:0:0] times.

4th Row. Purl.

5th Row. Kl [1:0:1:1:0], * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3 [3:2:3:3:2] sts, p2, kl [1:0:1:1:0]. 6th Row. Purl.

7th Row. (Inc in 1st st) 0 [1:1:1: 1:1] times, knit to last 0 [2:2:2:2:2] sts, (inc in next st, kl) 0 [1:1:1:1:1] times. 40 [42:48:50:54:56] sts. 8th Row. Purl. ,

From 1st to 8th row sets the position of patt.

Keeping continuity of patt as set (throughout) inc 1 st at each end of 3rd [7th:7th :5th :7th:5th] and every foil 0 [0:8th :6th :8th :6th] row to 42 [44:52:56:60:68] sts, working inc sts in patt.

Cont without shaping until sleeve measures 15 [17:20:24:29:33]cm, (6 [61/2:8:9V2: ll1/2:l3]in), or length required, ending with a ws row. Shape Sleeve Top Cast off 6 [6:7:8:9:10] sts in patt at beg of next 6 rows. 6 [8:10:8:6:8] sts.

BORDER

Join shoulder seams. With rs facing, using 3V4mm needles or 31/4mm circular needle if required, starting at right front pick up and knit 7 [7:7:9: 9:9] sts evenly along rib, 30 [41:35: 50:61:70] sts evenly along straight edge, 28 [31:36:39:42:47] sts evenly along shaped edge, 20 [20:22:22: 26:26] sts from back of neck, 28 [31: 36:39:42:47] sts evenly along shaped edge, 30 [41:35:50:61:70] sts evenly along straight edge and 7 [7:7:9:9:9] sts evenly along rib. 150 [178:178:218:250:278] sts. Starting with 2nd row of 2x2 rib work

2 rows. For a Boy

Next Row. Rib 3, cast off 2 sts, (rib 7 [11:9:10:13:15], cast off 2 sts)

3 [3:3:4:4:4] times, rib to end. Next Row. Rib to last 27 [39:33:47: 59:67] sts, cast on 2 sts, (rib 8 [12: 10:11:14:16], cast on 2 sts) 3 [3:3: 4:4:4] times, rib 3.

For a Girl

For Boy or Girl

Work 3 rows more in 2x2 rib.

Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing folds to shoulder seams, sew sleeves in position for approximately 11 [12:14:15:16:18]cm, (4V4 [4%: 5V2:6:61/4:7]in) from top of shoulder. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons. Pin out garment to measurement given at beginning of instruction. Cover with damp cloths and leave until dry. See ball band for washing and further care instructions.

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