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Top down cardigan - no seams - Womens size M


DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!!

I have tried to adjust this for an adult size.
This is a size medium - finished measurements bust 38.5
Length 23" (you can make this as long as you like however!)

Yarn: aprox 350gms, of yarn to fit gauge
19sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10cm

7 3/4" buttons.

US 8 (5mm) circular and 5 Double pointed needles
US size 6 (4mm) and 5 DP needles



Adjust needle size if necessary to
obtain the correct gauge.

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Notes
• This sweater is worked from the top down in one piece.


CO = cast om
PM = place marker between stitches
WS wrong side
RS right side
K - knit
P = purl
M1 make one - knit in botton of st1tch to make another stitch


Lets start!
CO 85 sts with #8 needles
row 1: (ws)
P14 (right front)
Place marker PM
P10 ( for sleeve) PM
P37 (for back) PM
P10 (for sleeve) PM  
P14 to end for( left front).






Shape raglan
row 1 RS
* k to 1st sts before marker
M1 (make one stitch)
Knit stitch before marker Sip marker from left needle to right
Knit one, M1. repeat from * 3 more times
you now have 8 more stitches

Row 2: WS
*purl until 1st st before Marker
M1 P1, slip marker
P1, M1. Repeat from * 3 more tines - 8 more stitches added

repeat these stitches until you have the following:

39 sts for front
60 sts for sleeve
99 sts for back
60 stst for sleeve
39 for front.

The beauty of this pattern is that if the stitches aren't quite right you can carefully add or remove a stitch here and there!

end with a WR row purled across

DIVIDE THE SLEEVES AND BODY

RS
K39 for left front, slip next 60 sts for sleeve onto a holder.
Cast on 6 sts, knit up the 95 sts for the back
Slip next 60 sts of sleeve on holder
Cast on 6 sts and knit up last 39 sts for front
you should have 177 sts. (hopefully!)

***Work all this (not sleeves!) until piece measure about 12" from where you divided up the work.***
Switch to k1p1rib and knit 10 rows
Cast off.

Sleeves
Pick up the 60 sts on the US8  DP needles this way:
Begin at the middle of the underarm, pick up and knit 3 sts on the first half of the extra  cast on stitches - kint across the rest of the stitches on the holder then knit 3 more of the cast on stitches,
You should have 66 sts. PM and join.
Knit circular for about 1"
Change to smaller needles and K1P1 rib for 10 rows.
Cast off.

Do the same for the other sleeve.

Neck
with smaller circular needles, and beginning at front neck edge, evenly pick up 85 sts.
P one row
RS - knit, decreasing 4 sts evenly along the row.
Rib K1P1 for 10 rows.
Cast off.

Button border:
Beginning from the neck edge, pick up 111 sts.
P1K1 for 10 rows
Cast off

Do the same on the other side but make even buttonholes with the 1st button hole being on the neck trim.

weave in edges, block and wear!!!

Phew - that took a while to type!
I would post a picture but SOMEONE liked it so much it disappeared!!

As always, please let me know if you find any mistakes - as you may well as i am not very good at writing patterns!

Some tips:
I made this M1 as a yarn over to get 'holes ' for the raglan shaping - very lacy!

where i marked ***  *** you can actually knit a pattern here - its one straight peace so for a beginner knitter this will be a great way to practice stitches.




















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