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Yarn( sport weighed yarn) Weight Category 2

Cascade Ultra Pima Fine – Gray (3729) (3.5 oz /50 g; 136.7 yds/125 m)
Amount Required(approx.): size 1/2: 432 yds (4 skein); size 3/4: 520 yds (4 skein); size 5/6: 612 yds (5 skein); size 7/8: 693 yds (6 skein); size 9/10: 841 yds (7 skein); size XS: 1015 yds (8 skein); size S: 1174 yds (9 skein); size M: 1276 yds (10 skein); size L: 1501 yds (11 skein); size XL: 1681 yds (13 skein); size 2XL: 1864 yds (14 skein); size 3XL: 2020 yds (15 skein); size 4XL: 2221 yds (17 skein).

Tools and Notions:

3.5mm (US 5) double pointed needles/circular needles (32” or 40”)
darning needle
stitch marker
one ½” buttom

Finish Size:

Chest Circumference: size 1/2: 25 inches; size 3/4: 26½ inches; size 5/6: 28¾ inches; size 7/8: 31 inches; size 9/10: 33 inches; size XS: 35¼ inches; size S: 37½ inches; size M: 39½ inches; size L: 44 inches; size XL: 47¾ inches; size 2XL: 52 inches; size 3XL: 55½ inches; size 4XL: 60 inches.

Gauge: (in 4″ x 4″/10cm x 10cm)

22 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:
bo = bind off
co = cast on
cont = continue
K = knit
K2tog = knit 2 together
m1l = make 1 left
m1r = make 1 right
P = purl
Patt = pattern
pm = place marker
rep = repeat
Rnd = round
RS = right side
s2kp = slip two stitches as if to k2tog, knit the next stitch, pass the two slipped stitches together over the knit stitch (centralized double decrease)
skp = slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over
sm = slip marker
St(s) = stitches
WS = WS
YO = yarn over

Pattern Notes:

  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Sizing in pattern will be listed as 1/2 (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10) {XS, S, M, L} XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. When only one number is given, it applied to all sizes. You may circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
  • Fits chest circumference: 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) {30, 32, 34, 38} 42, 46, 50, 54 inches with 4-6 inches positive ease.
  • This cardigan is knitted bottom-up in 5 pieces, back, left front, right front and sleeves. The placket and neck band are then picked up and knitted.

PATTERN

Lace Pattern A (panel of 7 sts)

Row 1(RS): K 2, K2tog, K 2, YO, K 1.
Row 2: P.
Row 3: K 1, K2tog, K 2, YO, K 2.
Row 4: P.
Row 5: K2tog, K 2, YO, K 3.
Row 6-10: RS: K; WS: P.

Lace Pattern B (panel of 13 sts)

Row 1(RS): K 5, YO, S2KP, YO, K5.
Row 2: P.
Row 3: K 4, K2tog, YO, K 1, YO, SKP, K 4.
Row 4: P.
Row 5: K 3, K2tog, YO, K 3, YO, SKP, K 3.
Row 6: P.
Row 7: K 2, K2tog, YO, K 5, YO, SKP, K 2.
Row 8: P.
Row 9: K 1, K2tog, YO, K 1, K2tog, YO, K 1, YO, SKP, K 1, YO, SKP, K 1.
Row 10: P.
Row 11: K2tog, YO, K 1, K2tog, YO, K 3, YO, SKP, K 1, YO, SKP.
Row 12: P.
Row 13: K 2, YO, SKP, K1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, K2tog, YO, K 2.
Row 14: P.
Row 15: K 3, YO, SKP, K 3, K2tog, YO, K3.
Row 16: P.
Row 17: K 4, YO, SKP, K 1, K2tog, YO, K 4.
Row 18: P.

Lace Pattern C (panel of 7 sts)

Row 1(RS): K 1, YO, K 2, SKP, K 2.
Row 2: P.
Row 3: K 2, YO, K 2, SKP, K 1.
Row 4: P.
Row 5: K3, YO, K2, SKP.
Row 6-10: RS: K; WS: P.

Back:

With 3.5 mm knitting needle, co: 69 (73, 79, 85, 91) {97, 103, 109, 121} 131, 143, 153, 165 sts.

Row 1(WS): P
rep row 1: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) {6, 6, 6, 6} 6, 6, 6, 6 more times
Next row: K 1, *K2tog, YO, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2
Next row: P.

Row 1(RS): K 13 (15, 18, 21, 24) {27, 30, 33, 39} 44, 50, 55, 61, PM, P 1, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, P 1, work row 1 of lace pattern A, P 1, work row 1 of lace pattern B, P 1, work row 1 of lace pattern C, P 1, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, P 1, PM, K to end.
Row 2: P to M, SM, K 1, P 5, K 1, P 7, K 1, P 13, K 1, P 7, K 1, P 5, K 1, SM, P to end.
Row 3: K to M, SM, P 1, K 5, P 1, work row 3 of lace pattern A, P 1, work row 3 of lace pattern B, P 1, work row 3 of lace pattern C, P 1, K 5, P 1, SM, K to end.
Row 4 and following WS row: rep Row 2.
Continue to work lace pattern A, B & C in this manner until back measures from cast on edge approx. : 12.5 (14, 15.25, 16.75, 18.25){20.75, 23.25, 24.75, 26.75} 27.75, 28.75, 29.75, 30.75 inches. Or until desired length prior to starting shaping back neck. Ending with a WS row.

Shape back neck:
Next row(RS): patt 24 (25, 27, 29, 32) { 33, 36, 38, 44} 48, 54, 59, 65, turn and work on these sts.
Next row: bo 1 st at neck edge. Patt to end. 23 (24, 26, 28, 31) {32, 35, 37, 43} 47, 53, 58, 64.
Next row: Patt.
Next row: Patt.
Place these stitches on a stitch holder/scarp piece of yarn/or bind off. (right shoulder)
With RS facing, place center 21 (23, 25, 27, 27) {31, 31, 33, 33} 35, 35, 35, 35 sts on a stitch holder/scarp piece of yarn/or bind off. (center back)
Rejoin yarn to remaining sts.
Next row(RS): Patt 24 (25, 27, 29, 32) { 33, 36, 38, 44} 48, 54, 59, 65.
Next row: Patt.
Next row: bo 1 st at neck edge. Patt to end. 23 (25, 27, 28, 31) {32, 35, 37, 43} 47, 53, 58, 64.
Next row: Patt.
Place these stitches on a stitch holder/scarp piece of yarn/or bind off. (left shoulder)

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Left Front:
With 3.5 mm knitting needle, co: 35 (39, 41, 43, 47) {49, 53, 55, 61} 67, 73, 77, 83 sts.

Row 1(WS): P
Rep row 1: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) {6, 6, 6, 6} 6, 6, 6, 6 more times
Next row: K 1, *K2tog, YO, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2
Next row: P.

Row 1(RS): K 7 (9, 10, 11, 13) {14, 16, 17, 20} 23, 26, 28, 31, PM, P 1, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, P 1, work row 1 of lace pattern A, P 1, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, P 1, PM, K to end.
Row 2: P to M, SM, K 1, P 5, K 1, P 7, K 1, P 5, K 1, SM, P to end.
Row 3: K to M, SM, P 1, K 5, P 1, work row 3 of lace pattern A, P 1, K 5, P 1, SM, K to end.
Row 4 and following WS row: rep Row 2.
Continue to work lace pattern A in this manner until left front measures from cast on edge approx. : 9.75 (11, 12.25, 13.5, 15) {17, 19.5, 21, 22.5} 23.5, 24.5, 25.5 26.5 inches from cast on edge. Ending with a WS row.

Shape front neck:
Next row(RS): Patt to end.
Next row: Bo 5 (6, 6, 8, 7) {7, 8, 7, 7} 9, 9, 8, 8 sts at neck edge. Patt to end.
Next row: Patt to end. 30 (33, 35, 37, 40) {42, 45, 48, 54} 58, 64, 69, 75.
Next row: Bo 3 sts at neck edge. Patt to end. 27 (30, 32, 34, 37) {39, 42, 45, 51} 55, 61, 66, 72.
Next row: Patt to end.
Next row: Bo 2 sts at neck edge. Patt to end. 25 (28, 30, 32, 35) {37, 40, 43, 49} 53, 59, 64, 70.
Next row: Patt to end.
Next row: Bo 1 st at neck edge. Patt to end. 24 (27, 29, 31, 34) {36, 39, 42, 48} 52, 58, 63, 69.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) {4, 4, 5, 5} 5, 5, 5, 5 more times. 23 (25, 27, 28, 31) {32, 35, 37, 43} 47, 53, 58, 64.
Continue to patt until front measures 12.75 (14.25, 15.5, 17, 18.5) {21, 23.5, 25, 27} 28, 29, 30, 31 inches from cast on edge. Ending with a WS row.
Place these stitches on a stitch holder/scarp piece of yarn/or bind off. (left shoulder)

Right Front:
With 3.5 mm knitting needle, co: 35 (39, 41, 43, 47) {49, 53, 55, 61} 67, 73, 77, 83 sts.

Row 1(WS): P
Rep row 1: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) {6, 6, 6, 6} 6, 6, 6, 6 more times
Next row: K 1, *K2tog, YO, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2
Next row: P.

Row 1(RS): K 7 (9, 10, 11, 13) {14, 16, 17, 20} 23, 26, 28, 31, PM, P 1, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, P 1, work row 1 of lace pattern A, P 1, K 1, YO, S2KP, YO, K 1, P 1, PM, K to end.
Row 2: P to M, SM, K 1, P 5, K 1, P 7, K 1, P 5, K 1, SM, P to end.
Row 3: K to M, SM, P 1, K 5, P 1, work row 3 of lace pattern A, P 1, K 5, P 1, SM, K to end.
Row 4 and following WS row: rep Row 2.
Continue to work lace pattern A in this manner until left front measures from cast on edge approx. : 9.75 (11, 12.25, 13.5, 15) {17, 19.5, 21, 22.5} 23.5, 24.5, 25.5 26.5 inches from cast on edge. Ending with a WS row.

Shape front neck:
Next row(RS): bo 5 (6, 6, 8, 7) {7, 8, 7, 7} 9, 9, 8, 8 sts at neck edge. Patt to end. 30 (33, 35, 37, 40) {42, 45, 48, 54} 58, 64, 69, 75.
Next row: Patt to end.
Next row: Bo 3 sts at neck edge. Patt to end. 27 (30, 32, 34, 37) {39, 42, 45, 51} 55, 61, 66, 72.
Next row: Patt to end.
Next row: Bo 2 sts at neck edge. Patt to end. 25 (28, 30, 32, 35) {37, 40, 43, 49} 53, 59, 64, 70.
Next row: Patt to end.
Next row: Bo 1 st at neck edge. Patt to end. 24 (27, 29, 31, 34) {36, 39, 42, 48} 52, 58, 63, 69.
Next row: Patt to end.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 2, 3, 3) {4, 4, 5, 5} 5, 5, 5, 5 more times. 23 (25, 27, 28, 31) {32, 35, 37, 43} 47, 53, 58, 64.
Continue to patt until front measures 12.75 (14.25, 15.5, 17, 18.5) {21, 23.5, 25, 27} 28, 29, 30, 31 inches from cast on edge. Ending with a WS row.
Place these stitches on a stitch holder/scarp piece of yarn/or bind off. (right shoulder)

Join Shoulder Seams.


Sleeves:
Work each sleeve one at a time as follows.
With 3.5 mm knitting needle, co: 39 (39, 41, 43, 43) {45, 47, 49, 53} 59, 61, 63, 67 sts.

Row 1(WS): P
Rep row 1: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) {6, 6, 6, 6} 6, 6, 6, 6 more times
Next row: K 1, *K2tog, YO, rep from * to last 2 sts, K 2
Next row: P.
Rep last row 2 more times.

Row 1(RS): K 16 (16, 17, 18, 18) {19, 20, 21, 23} 26, 27, 28, 30, PM, P 1, K 5, P 1, PM, K to end.
Row 2: P to M, SM, K 1, P 5, K 1, SM, P to end.
Row 3: K to M, SM, P 1, YO, S2KP, YO, P 1, SM, K to end.
Row 4: P to M, SM, K 1, P 5, K 1, SM, P to end.

Sleeve increase:
Row 1: K 1, M1L, K to M, SM, Patt, SM, K to last 1 st, M1R, K 1
Row 2: P to M, SM, Patt, SM, P to end.
Row 3: K to M, SM, Patt, SM, K to end.
Row 4: P to M, SM, Patt, SM, P to end.
Row 5-10: rep row 3-4.
rep Row 1-10 until sleeve length approx. 10¼ (12, 14, 15¼, 17) {19½, 20½, 20½, 21¼} 21½, 22, 22½, 22¾ inches.
Bind off. Make the second sleeve.

Match the top center of sleeve with shoulder seam, Sew on sleeves. Align side seam and sleeve seam at the armpit adn sew together.

Neck Band:
With RS facing, rejoin yarn at beginning of right side neck shaping. Pick and knit along the neckline (approx. 1 st for every row for the curve. /approx. 3 sts every 4 rows for the side).
Next row(WS): K.
Next row:. K 4, K2tog, YO, K to shoulder seam, K2tog, K to the other shoulder seam, K2tog.
Next ro: K.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) {2, 2, 2, 2} 2, 2, 2, 2 more times.
Bind off.

Placket Band:
Right front:
With RS facing, rejoin yarn at the right front bottom edge. Pick and knit (approx. 3 sts every 4 rows) along right front.
Row 2: K.
rep row 2: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) {6, 6, 6, 6} 6, 6, 6, 6 more times.
Left front:
With RS facing, rejoin yarn at the left front neck edge. Pick and knit (approx. 3 sts every 4 rows) along right front.
Row 2: K.
rep row 2: 4 (4, 4, 4, 4) {6, 6, 6, 6} 6, 6, 6, 6 more times.
Bind off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Sew on the button.
Gently blocking to approx. finished measurements.

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