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One-Skein Cropped Raglan Cardigan

Difficulty level: Easy

Free Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Size: S (M, L, XL)
The cardigan has an oversized fit.

Materials: Bernat Soft Boucle bulky weight yarn 255 yards (233 meters) / 140gr color Teal Twist - 1 (1, 1.5, 2) skein
Magic Super Excellence by Orlana DK weight yarn, 249 yards (228 meters) / 100 gr, color brown - 0.25 skein

Needles: circular US 9 (5.5 mm)
Hook: G (4.00 mm)

Gauge for stockinette stitch: 11 st x 12 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row purl as a regular stitch.
See picture here

Directions.
The cardigan is worked from top to bottom, back and forth without seams.

Cast on 33 sts and purl 1 row.
Divide stitches as follows: 1 edge st, 1 st (left front), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 5 sts (left sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 15 sts (back), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 5 sts (right sleeve), 1 st (raglan line, place marker), 1 sts (right front), 1 edge st.
Work stockinette st for 44 (48, 56, 60) rows increasing for 8 sts (double increase at the raglan sts)  in each odd row as follows: M1, k1, M1 at the raglan st. At the same time increase for 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row (2 sts per row) in rows 1, 3, 5. 
To shape the neckline:
Row 6: purl, cast on 5 sts at the end of the row.
Row 7: knit, increase for 8 sts at raglan lines, cast on 5 sts at the end of the row.

Divide for sleeves
Row 45 (49, 57, 61): work left front sts, transfer left sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 (3, 5, 7) sts with single cast on, work back sts, transfer right sleeve sts to a length of yarn, cast on 3 (3, 5, 7) sts with single cast on and work right front stitches.

Continue to work bodice back and forth for 20 more rows or until desired length. Bind off.

Sleeve
Sleeves are worked in rounds.
Transfer sleeve sts from the yarn to the needles and pick up 3 (3, 5, 7) sts over the 3 (3, 5, 7) underarm sts. Work ribbing 1x1 for 8 rounds. Bind off.

Finishing
Crochet 10 rows of sc along the fronts, the bottom and the neckline. Increase for 2 sc in the corners of the button bands in every row. In row 5 make 2 button holes by working *ch2, skip 2st*.
Sew on 2 buttons.

If you don't crochet, you can finish the cardigan with applied I-cord.

 



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# 1. Poster: Janice Faircloth
April 29, 2012

I like both offerings. In particular the yoke pullover. However, I don't see any sizing numbers other than S M L XL etc. I am a very ample and would love to know the sizing for the XL on both. Thank you.
# 2. Poster: LKMarshall
October 1, 2012

The actual sizes are at the end of the pattern with the schematic.
# 3. Poster: Marcia
October 18, 2014

What do you mean by m1? I know what k1 means
# 4. Poster: Elaine Phillips
October 21, 2014

Make 1 increase - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row purl as a regular stitch.
# 5. Poster: Marcia
October 24, 2014

Another question which side of raglan sleeve marker do u do the increase

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