Grown Up Me Cardigan

This wonderful bundle of warmth gave me a run for my money! I ended up having to rework it 3x much to my chagrine! The first time, I worked it up in Lion Brand Heartland, but I had written it with 0 positive ease, no good for a cardigan, so I frogged it. The second time I reworked it using the same yarn and didn’t like the stiffness that it gave, so I just set that version aside. The third (and final) time I reworked it, I used the yarn I chose for the original pattern and it turned out wonderfully! 

This pattern has 4 inches of positive ease (8 if you count the ribbed shawl collar portion). It’s perfect for everyday where and goes well with both jeans and leggings due to it’s longer length! 


Grown Up Me Cardigan


Materials:
Yarn Bee Soft Secret – 300 yards per skein (7)

G Hook (4.00mm)

Size: Small(Medium, Large)

Bust Size: 31″, 35″, 39″

Finished Bust Size: 35″, 39″, 43″

Gauge: 14 stitches x 8.5 rows = 4 Inches



Directions:

Bottom Band:

  •  Row 1: Ch 17, hdc in 3rd Ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (15 hdc) 
  • Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch), working in third loop on the front of the previous hdc row, hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (15 hdc)
  • Row 3-135(146, 157): Repeat Row 2

Do not fasten off. Rotate work 90* to work along long edge.

Main Body:

  • Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first and each stitch along Bottom Band, turn. (135, 146, 157 sc)
  • Row 2: Ch 2 (does not counts as a stitch), Dc in first and each stitch across, turn.
  • Row 3-43: Repeat Row 2

Now we will divide for the front sides and back of cardigan:

Right Side: 

  • Row 44 (RS): Ch 2, Dc in first and next 26(29, 32) sc, turn. (27, 30, 33dc)
  • Row 45-59(60, 61):Ch 2, Dc in first and each stitch across, turn. Fasten off.

Back:

With RS facing, working back on top of Row 43, join to next available stitch. 

  • Row 44 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as Stitch), Dc in first and next 80(85, 90) stitches, turn. (81, 86, 91 dc)
  • Row 45-59(60, 61): Ch 2, Dc in first and every stitch across, turn. Fasten off.

Left side:

With RS facing, join to next available stitch on Row 43.

  • Row 44: Ch 2, Dc in first and each of the next 26(29, 32) stitches, turn. (27, 30, 33dc)
  • Row 45-59(60, 61):Ch 2, Dc in first and each stitch across, turn. Fasten off. 

With RS together, stitch shoulder seams and back together. 
Shawl Collar:

Set up: Join yarn with a sl st at the base of your sweater (bottom of the ribbing), ch 1, sc in each stitch putting 2 sts in each Dc up sides and 1 sc in each stitch along neckline. DO NOT FASTEN OFF! 

  • Row 1: Ch 28, HDC in 3rd Ch from hook and each ch across, sl st in first sc. (26 Hdc)
  • Row 2: Sl st in next st up side, turn, working in third loop on the front of previous row, HDC in each stitch across. Turn. (26 HDC)
  • Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), working in third loop on the front of previous row, HDC in each stitch across, Sl st in next unworked side stitch. (26 HDC)

Repeat Row 2 & 3 up first side, across Collar area, and down second side. Fasten off.
Sleeves:

Join Yarn to bottom stitch of armhole. 
(Note: You may work in continuous rounds using a stitch marker to mark your first stitch or join each round with a sl st to beginning ch-3. The choice is up to you.)

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch here and throughout), putting 2dc in the side of each Dc from the front and back panels, Dc in each stitch around, join if you wish. (Be sure you end with an even number of stitches)
  • Round 2-36 : Dc in each stitch around. Join on final round.
  • Round 37: Ch 2, dc2tog around, join.
  • Round 38: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join. Do not fasten off, move to sleeve band.

Sleeve Band:

  • Row 1: Ch (30, 30, 32), HDC in 3rd Ch from hook and each chain across, sl st in first Sc. (28, 28, 30hdc)
  •  Row 2: Sl st in next st up side, turn, working in third loop on the front of previous row, HDC in each stitch across. Turn. (28, 28, 30hdc)
  • Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch), working in third loop on the front of the previous hdc row, hdc in each stitch across, Sl st in next unworked Sc. (28, 28, 30hdc)

Repeat Row 2 & 3 around entire sleeve bottom. Join sleeve band together by slip stitching through the HDC of the first row and the 3rd loop of your last row, up the entire band.

Fasten off. Repeat sleeve directions for second sleeve. Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

Fold sleeve bands in half. 

Enjoy!

*Courtney*

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