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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Starburst Lace Yoke Cardigan

Difficulty level: **** Experienced

Free Cardigan Knitting Pattern

This cardigan features a lace motif in the yoke that gives it a "starburst" look. It matches perfectly with the Starburst Lace Yoke Sweater.

The cardigan is worked from the top down, back and forth, without seams. Stockinette stitch is used for the body of the cardigan. To ensure a flattering fit, the cardigan use darts in sizes M through 3X. It is also tapered to fit the hips using increases.

The sleeves are worked in the round on double pointed needles (dpn) or 16” circular needles.

I used a one-color yarn for this sweater, which I think works very well for this particular pattern. I haven't tried a self-striping yarn, but feel free to experiment.

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 36 [40, 44, 48, 52, 56] inches (90 [100, 110, 120, 130, 140] cm)
Length: 23 [24, 25, 26, 26, 26] inches (58 [60, 62, 64, 64, 66] cm)
Upper arm circ: 11 [12, 14, 16, 17.25, 18] inches (28 [30, 35, 40, 43, 45] cm)
Hip: 38 [42, 46, 50, 54, 58] inches (95 [105, 115, 125, 135, 145] cm)

Skills Required/Techniques Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Increasing (yo, m1), decreasing (k2tog, ssk)
-Working in the round on double pointed needles or on circular needles using magic loop method
-Picking up stitches
-Short rows
-Working with Lace patterns

Materials: Garnstudio Drops Lima DK weight yarn (65% Wool, 35% Alpaca), 109 yards (100 meters)/50 grams - 10 (10, 11, 12, 14, 16) skeins

Notions: yarn needle, 2 pieces of waste yarn, buttons, sewing needle and thread of matching color to sew on the buttons

Needles:
circular US#4 (3.50mm) 24” (60 cm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
circular US#4 (3.50mm) 16” (40 cm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
US#4 (3.50mm) double-pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
circular US#2 (2.75mm) 24” (60 cm)
circular US#2 (2.75mm) 16” (40 cm)


Gauge for stockinette stitch: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)

Pattern Notes:

1x1 rib in Rows: multiple of 2
Row 1: * knit 1, purl 1 – repeat from *
Row 2: * purl 1, knit 1 – repeat from *

1x1 rib in Rounds: multiple of 2
All roounds * knit 1, purl 1 – repeat from *

Stockinette Stitch in Rows:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl

Stockinette Stitch in Rounds:
All rounds: knit

Garter Stitch in Rows:
All rows: knit


Selvedge Stitches:
The 1st and last stitches of the pattern are selvedge stitches.
Selvedge stitches are used to make the edges of the work even and smooth.
In this pattern I slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch.


Abbreviations:
st, sts - stitch, stitches
k – knit
p – purl
yo - yarn over
ssk - slip, slip knit. This is a left-slanting decrease.
k2tog - knit 2 tog. This is a right-slanting decrease.
s2kp2 - slip 2 sts as if to k2tog (knit 2 tog), k 1, p2sso (pass 2 slipped sts over). This is a centered double decrease
co - cast on
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
pu&k - pick up and knit
dpn – double-pointed needles
M1 (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 knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
w&t – wrap and turn


Cardigan

The cardigan is worked top-down, seamlessly, back and forth on circular needles. Sleeves are worked in the round on dpn.

Using bigger circular needles (16” or 21”), cast on 91 (91, 99, 99, 107, 107) sts using provisional cast-on method. Purl 1 row.


Yoke

The yoke is shaped by a number of increases. First, the increases are part of the lace pattern and are made with yarn overs in every pattern repeat. Then the increases are made between lace pattern repeats. There are NO increases before the first pattern repeat and after the last pattern repeat, at the front center.
Odd rows are RS.

Row 1 (RS): sl1, p1, *yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 2 (WS): sl 1, k1, *p7, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 3: sl1, p1, *k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 4: sl1, k1, *p7, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 5 (RS, increase row): sl1, p1, *yo, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, yo, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1. =113 (113, 123, 123, 133, 133) sts.

Row 6 (WS): sl1, k1, *p9, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 7: sl1, p1, *k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 8: sl1, k1, *p9, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 9: sl1, p1, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, repeat from * to to the last st, p1.

Row 10: sl1, k1, *p9, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 11 (RS, increase row): sl1, p1, *yo, k3, yo, s2kp2, yo, k3, yo, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1. =135 (135, 147, 147, 159, 159) sts.

Row 12 (WS): sl1, k1, *p11, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 13: sl1, p1, *k1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 14: sl1, k1, *p11, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 15: sl1, p1, *k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 16: sl1, k1, *p11, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 17 (RS, increase row): sl1, p1, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.
= 157 (157, 171, 171, 185, 185) sts.

Row 18 (WS): sl1, k1, *p13, k1, repeat from * to to the last st, p1.

Row 19: sl1, p1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 20: sl1, k1, *p13, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 21: sl1, p1, *k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 22: sl1, k1, *p13, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 23 (RS, increase row): sl1, p1, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.
= 179 (179, 195, 195, 211, 211) sts.

Row 24: sl1, k1, *p15, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 25: sl1, p1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 26: sl1, k1, *p15, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 27: sl1, p1, *k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 28: sl1, k1, *p15, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 29 (RS, increase row): sl1, p1, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.
= 201 (201, 219, 219, 237, 237) sts.

Row 30 (WS): sl1, k1, *p17, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 31: sl1, p1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 32: sl1, k1, *p17, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 33: sl1, p1, *k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 34: sl1, k1, *p17, k1, repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Row 35 (RS, increase row): sl1, p1, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, p1, repeat from * to the last st, p1. =223 (223, 243, 243, 263, 263) sts.

Row 36 and all even, WS, rows: sl1, purl to the end of the row.



For size S:

Row 37 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, m1, k1, repeat from * 9 more times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1. =233 sts.

Row 39 (RS): sl1, k1, *k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, repeat from * 9 more times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, p1.

Row 41 (RS): sl1, k1, *k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, repeat from * 9 more times, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tof, yo, k4, p1.

Row 43 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, m1, k6, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k6, repeat from * 4 more times, k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, p1. =238 sts.

Row 45 (RS): sl1, k1, *k5, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k13, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k7, repeat from * 4 more times, k5, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k6, p1.

Row 47 (RS): sl1, k1, *k6, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k8, repeat from * 4 more times, k6, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k7, p1.

Row 49 (RS): sl1, k1, *k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k17, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k9, repeat from * 4 more times, k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, p1.

Row 51 (RS): sl1, k1, *k8, yo, s2kp2, yo, k19, yo, s2kp2, yo, k10, repeat from * 9 more times, k8, yo, s2kp2, yo, k9, p1.

Row 52 (WS): sl1, purl to the end of the row.


Rows 53-56: stockinette stitch.

Total number of sts after last increase is 238 sts.


For sizes M (L):

Row 37 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, m1, k1, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1. = 233 (254) sts.

Row 39 (RS): sl1, k1, *k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, p1.

Row 41(RS): sl1, k1, *k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tof, yo, k4, p1.

Row 43 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, m1, k2, repeat repeat from * 9 (10) more times, k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, p1. =243 (265) sts.

Row 45 (RS): sl1, k1, *k5, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k8, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, k5, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k6, p1.

Row 47(RS): sl1, k1, *k6, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k9, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, k6, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k7, p1.

Row 49 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, m1, k3, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, p1. = 253 (276) sts.

Row 51(RS): sl1, k1, *k8, yo, s2kp2, yo, k12, from * 9 (10) more times, k8, yo, s2kp2, yo, k9, p1.

Row 52 (WS): sl1, purl to the end of the row.


Rows 53-60 (53-64): stockinette st.

Row 55 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k23, m1, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, knit to the last st, p1.= 263 (287) sts.

For size M:

Total number of stitches after last increase is 263 sts.


For size L only:

Row 61 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k24, m1, repeat from * 10 more times, knit to the last st, p1. 298 sts.

Total after last increase 298 sts.

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For size XL (2X, 3X):

Row 37 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, m1, k1, repeat from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1. =254 (275, 275) sts.

Row 39 (RS): sl1, k1, *k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, repeat from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, p1.

Row 41 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, m1, k2, repeat from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tof, yo, k4, p1. =265 (287, 287) sts

Row 43 (RS): sl1, k1, *k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k7, repeat from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, p1.

Row 45 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k5, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k7, m1, k1, repeat from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k5, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k6, p1. =276 (299, 299) sts.

Row 47 (RS): sl1, k1, *k6, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k10, repeat from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k6, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k7, p1.

Row 49 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, m1, k3, repeat from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k7, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, p1. =287 (311, 311) sts.

Row 51 (RS): sl1, k1, *k8, yo, s2kp2, yo, k13, from * 10 (11, 11) more times, k8, yo, s2kp2, yo, k9, p1.

Row 52 (WS): sl1, purl to the end of the row.

Rows 53-68 (53-70, 53-72): stockinette stitch.

Row 53 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k24, m1, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, knit to the last st, p1. = 298 (323, 323) sts.

Row 57 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k25, m1, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, knit to the last st, p1. =309 (335, 335) sts.

Row 61 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k26, m1, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, knit to the last st, p1. = 320 (347, 347) sts.

Row 65 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k27, m1, repeat from * 9 (10) more times, knit to the last st, p1. =331 (359, 359) sts.


For size XL:

Total number of sts after the last increase is 331 sts.


For size 2X:

Total number of sts after last increase is 359 sts.

For size 3X only:

Row 69 (RS, increase row): sl1, k1, *k19, m1, repeat from * 17 more times, knit to the last st, p1. = 377 sts.

Total number of sts after last increase is 377 sts.

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Divide for sleeves and bodice:

Divide the stitches into the following portions:
40 (44, 48, 52, 58, 61) for the right front
41 (44, 53, 62, 66, 68) sts for the right sleeve
76 (87, 96, 103, 111, 119) sts for the back
41 (44, 53, 62, 66, 68) sts for the left sleeve
40 (44, 48, 52, 58, 61) for the left front
Place marker after each part.


Shaping the back neck:

Transfer back stitches to a separate needle, attach yarn from a separate skein and work 8 rows in stockinette back and forth.

Starting from the right front stitches, work RS row: work the right front sts (all knit), transfer the right sleeve stitches to a length of a waste yarn, cast on 14 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) sts for the underarm, work back stitches (all knit) from a separate needle, transfer the left sleeve stitches to a length of a waste yarn, cast on 14 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) sts for the underarm, work the left front stitches (all knit). Place markers in the middle of each underarm portion (if there is an uneven amount of stitches, place marker so there are more stitches in the front: i.e. if 15 sts, place marker between 7th and 8th sts, so that 7 sts are towards the back and 8 sts are towards the front).

Total number of stitches after division = 185 (205, 225, 243, 265, 285).


Bodice

Work 3 rows in stockinette st.


Darts

The darts are shaped with short rows. There are no darts for size S. I would recommend to work darts for the rest of the sizes, as without darts the front will look shorter than back.

Next row consists of a set of short rows for the left dart:

Short row 1 (RS): k 0 (30, 33, 35, 39, 42), w&t. Turn.
Short row 2: purl to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 3: knit 0 (34, 36, 38, 42, 45), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 4: purl to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 5: knit 0 (38, 39, 41, 45, 48), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 6: purl to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 7: knit 0 (42, 42, 44, 48, 51), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 8: purl to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 9: knit 0 (46, 45, 47, 51, 54), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 10: purl to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 11: knit 0 (50, 48, 50, 54, 57), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 12: purl to the end of the row. Turn.

This is the end of dart for size M. Proceed to “After left dart instructions”.

Short row 13: knit 0 (0, 51, 53, 57, 60), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 14: purl 0 to the end of the row. Turn.

This is the end of dart for size L. Proceed to “After left dart instructions”.

Short row 15: knit 0 (0.0, 56, 60, 63), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 16: purl to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 17: knit 0 (0, 0, 59, 63, 66), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 18: purl to the end of the row. Turn.

This is the end of dart for size XL. Proceed to “After left dart instructions”.

Short row 19: knit 0 (0, 0, 0, 66, 69), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 20: purl to the end of the row. Turn.

After left dart instructions

Next row: work stockinette st to the end of the row, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch it was wrapped around. Turn.

Next row is a set of short rows for the right dart:

Short row 1: purl 0 (30, 33, 35, 39, 42), w&t.
Short row 2: knit to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 3: purl 0 (34, 36, 38, 42, 45), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 4: knit to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 5: purl 0 (38, 39, 41, 45, 48), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 6: knit to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 7: purl 0 (42, 42, 44, 48, 51), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 8: knit to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 9: purl 0 (46, 45, 47, 51, 54), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 10: knit to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 11: purl 0 (50, 48, 50, 54, 57), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 12: knit to the end of the row. Turn.

This is the end of dart for size M. Proceed to “After right dart instructions”.

Short row 13: purl 0 (0, 51, 53, 57, 60), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 14: knit to the end of the row. Turn.

This is the end of dart for size L. Proceed to “After right dart instructions”.

Short row 15: purl 0 (0, 0, 56, 60, 63), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 16: knit to the end of the row. Turn.
Short row 17: purl 0 (0, 0, 59, 63, 66), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 18: knit to the end of the row. Turn.

This is the end of dart for size XL. Proceed to “After right dart instructions”.

Short row 19: purl 0 (0, 0, 0, 66, 69), w&t, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch in was wrapped around. Turn.
Short row 20: knit to the end of the row. Turn.

After right dart instructions

Next row: work stockinette st to the end of the row, picking up the wrap and working it together with the stitch it was wrapped around.


Work 50 rows in stockinette stitch.


Hip Shaping

Begin increases for the hip shaping: the increases are made by working M1 at the marker in the middle of the underarm stitches (side seam placement).

Increase at each marker for 1 st by working M1 (2 st per row) every 8th row, total 5 times. =195 (215, 235, 253, 275, 295) sts.

Work total 108 (110, 112, 112, 112, 112) rows from the armhole or to desired length, taking into consideration, that there is a 2.5” (6 cm) 1x1 rib.

Using smaller needles work 12 rows of 1 x 1 rib. Bind off.



Sleeve

Sleeves are worked in the round, on dpn or circular 16” (40 cm) needles. You can also use longer circular needles and “magic loop” method. Sleeves are worked in stockinette stitch in-the-round.

Transfer sts 41 (44, 53, 62, 66, 68) from a waste yarn to dpn, distribute the stitches evenly. Pick up and knit 14 (15, 17, 18, 20, 22) sts underarm. Mark the beginning of the row. = 55 (59, 70, 80, 86, 90) sts.

Work total 126 rows or to desired length, taking into consideration, that there is a 2.5” (6 cm) 1x1 rib. In the last row work k2tog to the end of the round, decreasing the amount of stitches in half. Since you need an even amount of stitches for the 1x1 rib, in sizes S and M skip one k2tog.

Using smaller needles work 12 rows of 1 x 1 rib. Bind off.


Finishing

Unravel the waste yarn from the neckline and transfer the stitches to a smaller circular needle. Work 6 rows in 1x1 rib. Bind off.

Button bands are worked in 1x1 rib from the bottom of the right front to neckline, and from the neckline to the bottom of the left front.

Mark the button placement on the right front. Pick up sts with circular needle along the center of the right front, you are supposed to pick up each chain selvedge loop as you are going to join the button band to the front at every other row. You don't need to pick up all the sts at a time, you can do this in batches.

Cast on 9 sts and work 1 x 1 rib to the last st. Work the last st and the first picked up st together as p2tog. Turn, work 1 x 1 rib. Continue to work the button band joining it every odd row to the front of the cardigan. For each button hole work yo, k2tog. Work the left button band in the same way, starting from the neckline and working to the bottom of the cardigan.

Weave in the ends of the yarn. Block the piece. Sew on the buttons.

Enjoy!

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Patterns:Knit >> Cardigans and Jackets
Difficulty Level:4-Experienced
Size:2X, 3X, L, M, S, XL,
Technique:In-the-round
Lace
Seamless
Short Rows
Top-Down
Yarn Weight:DK
Yarn Brand:Garnstudio

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