Elliot Tartan Cardigan Pattern | Sizes 8-10-12

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Elliot Tartan Cardigan Pattern

SIZES 8-10-12

MATERIALS:
Chadwick's Red Heart Sock and Sweater Yarn, 3 Ply, Art. E.255, Shrink and Stretch Resist, 6 skeins (1 oz. pull-out skeins) of Skipper Blue for Sizes 8 and 10; 7 skeins for Size 12; 1 skein each of Scarlet and Black for all sizes.
Milwards “Phantom” Aluminum Knitting Pins or Clark's O.N.T. Plastic Knit­ting Pins, 1 pair No. 2 (2¾ mm. size), 1 pair No. 3 (3 mm. size) and 1 pair No. 4 (3½ mm. size).
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 2.
Buttons.

GAUGE:
Pattern st, No. 4 knitting pins—7 sts make 1 inch; 8 rows make 1 inch.
Stockinette st, No. 3 knitting pins—7 sts make 1 inch; 9 rows make 1 inch.

BLOCKING MEASUREMENTS:

Sizes  
8
10
12
Chest (cardigan buttoned)
28”
30”
32”
Width across back at underarm
14”
15”
16”
Width across each front at underarm
7½”
8”
8½”
Width across back above armhole shap­ing
11”
11½”
12”
Length from shoulder to lower edge
17½”
19”
21”
Length of side seam
11½”
12½”
14”
Width across sleeve at upperarm
11”
12”
13”
Length of sleeve seam
15”
16”
17”
BACK … Starting at lower edge with Skipper Blue and No. 2 knitting pins, cast on
100 sts
104 sts
112 sts
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for
2½”
2½”
3”
increasing 1 st on last row.      

NOTE: Vertical stripes are omitted on chart, to be worked later. When carrying unused color, twist it around the other every other st, being care­ful not to pull yarn too tightly.

Change to No. 4 knitting pins, attach a small ball of Black and work in pattern as follows: 1st row: (K 1 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue)
3 times
4 times
6 times
* k 4 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 4 Black, (k 1 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue) 6 times. Repeat from * 2 more times, then k 4 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 5 Black, (k 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black)
3 times
4 times
6 times
2nd row: P 1 Skipper Blue, then (p 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue)
3 times
4 times
6 times
* p 5 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, p 5 Black, (p 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue) 6 times. Repeat from * 2 more times, then p 5 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, p 5 Black, (p 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue)
3 times
4 times
6 times
Starting with the 3rd row work in pattern following chart, working the knit and purl sts as established, until top of chart is reached, then repeat from A to B until piece measures in all
11½”
12½”
14”
To Shape Armholes: Bind off at be­ginning of next 2 rows
6 sts
6 sts
7 sts
Dec 1 st at end of each row until there remain
79 sts
81 sts
85 sts
Work without decreasing until piece measures from first row of armhole shaping
3”
3”
3½”
Break off Black. Change to No. 3 knit­ting pins and with Skipper Blue only work in stockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) until piece measures from first row of armhole shaping
6”
6½”
7”
To Shape Shoulders: Bind off
7 sts
7 sts
8 sts
at beginning of next
4 rows
4 rows
6 rows
Bind off
8 sts
8 sts
at beginning of next
2 rows
2 rows
Bind off loosely for back of neck the remaining
35 sts
37 sts
37 sts
LEFT FRONT … Starting at lower edge with Skipper Blue and No. 2 knitting pins, cast on
54 sts
58 sts
62 sts
1st row: Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 across to last 6 sts, k 6 sts (front band). 2nd row: K 6, work in ribbing across remainder of row. Repeat 1st and 2nd rows alternately until piece measures, ending with 2nd row
2½”
2½”
3”
Change to No. 4 knitting pins and work in pattern as follows: 1st row: Attach a ball of Black, on Size 12 only, k 2 Black. On all sizes (k 1 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue)
3 times
5 times
6 times
k 4 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 5 Black, (k 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black) 6 times; k 3 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, k 1 Skip­per Blue, k 5 Black, k 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, k 7 Skipper Blue. 2nd row: K 6 Skipper Blue, (p 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue) twice; p 5 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, p 6 Black, (p 1 Skipper Blue, p 1 Black) 6 times; p 4 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, k 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue, p 6 Black, p 1 Skip­per Blue, (p 1 Black, p 1 Skipper Blue)
twice
4 times
5 times
on Size 12 only, p 2 Black.
Starting with the 3rd row at side edge, work in pattern following chart across
48 sts
52 sts
56 sts
k 6 Skipper Blue. Continue to work in pattern as established, keeping the 6 sts at front edge in garter st (k each row) and following chart for pattern until top of chart is reached, then repeat from A to B until piece measures in all
11½”
12½”
14”
ending at side edge and same row as on back.
To Shape Armhole: Bind off
6 sts
6 sts
7 sts
at the beginning of next row. Dec 1 st at armhole edge every other row until there remain
43 sts
46 sts
48 sts
Work without decreasing until piece measures from first row of armhole shaping
3”
3”
3½”
Break off Black. Change to No. 3 knit­ting pins and work in stockinette st with Skipper Blue only until piece measures from first row of armhole shaping, ending at front edge
4½”
4½”
5”
To Shape Neck: Bind off
17 sts
20 sts
20 sts
at the beginning of next row. Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row until there remain
22 sts
22 sts
24 sts
Work without decreasing until piece measures from first row of armhole shaping, ending at armhole edge
6”
6½”
7”
To Shape Shoulder: Bind off
7 sts
7 sts
8 sts
at beginning of next row and every other row
twice
twice
3 times
On Sizes 8 and 10 only, work 1 more row. Bind off remaining
8 sts
8 sts
RIGHT FRONT … Work to cor­respond with Left Front, reversing shaping and making a buttonhole 2 sts in from front edge when piece measures
½”
1½”
1¼”
and every
2¼”
2¼”
2¼”
thereafter until
7
7
8

buttonholes in all are made—to make a buttonhole, on one row bind off 3 sts and on next row cast on 3 sts to replace those bound off.

SLEEVES … Starting at lower edge with Skipper Blue and No. 2 knitting pins, cast on
56 sts
60 sts
64 sts
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for
2½”
2½”
3”
Change to No. 3 knitting pins and work in stockinette st, increasing 1 st at both ends of next row and every 8th row thereafter until there are on needle
78 sts
84 sts
90 sts
Work without increasing until piece measures in all
15”
16”
17”
To Shape Top: Bind off at beginning of next 2 rows
6 sts
6 sts
7 sts
Dec 1 st at end of each row until there remain
34 sts
36 sts
40 sts
Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 4 rows. Bind off.
NECKBAND … Sew shoulder seams. With right side facing and No. 2 knitting pins, pick up and knit along entire neck edge
112 sts
116 sts
124 sts

Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2, keeping 6 sts at each end in garter st and mak­ing a buttonhole in line with previous buttonholes, when piece measures ¼ inch. Continue as before until piece measures 1 inch. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

VERTICAL STRIPES … With crochet hook and 2 strands of Scarlet, make a row of chain st in each of the purled rib sts.

Block to measurements. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves. Sew on buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

Elliot Tartan Cardigan Pattern chart
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