3-PLY SPORTS YARN
SIZES: 38 (40 - 42)
15 ozs. (16 ozs. - 17 ozs.)
1 pair Size 2 Aluminum knitting needles
1 pair Size 5 Aluminum knitting needles
1 pair No. 5 double pointed knitting needles
CABLE PATTERN: Worked on 14 stitches.
Row 1 & 3: P2, K10, P2.
Row 2 (and all even rows): K2, P10, K2.
Row 5: P2, slip next 5 sts on double pointed needle and hold in back of work. K next 5 sts, K 5 sts from d.p. needle, P2.
Rows 7, 9, 11, & 13: Repeat Row 1.
Row 14: Repeat Row 2.
Repeat these 14 rows for cable pattern.
BACK: With No. 5 needles, cast on 130 (138-146) sts. Work in stockinette stitch for one inch. Knit one row on wrong side of work to be turned for hem.
Right side of work facing, Knit first 23 sts. Work in pattern over next 14 sts. Knit next 56 (64-72) sts. Work in pattern on next 14 sts, finish row. Continue in this manner until piece measures 13½ (14-14½) inches.
Cast off 6 (7-8) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then decrease 1 st at beginning and end of every other row 6 (7-8) times. Continue until armhole measures straight up from first bound off stitches 9 (9½-10) inches. Bind off 10 sts (12-12) at the beginning of next 2 rows, then 13 sts (15-15) at beginning of next 4 rows. Bind off remaining sts for back of neck.
RIGHT FRONT: With No. 5 needles cast on 60 (64-68) sts. Work in stockinette for 1 inch. Work 1 row of knit on wrong side. Right side of work facing, knit 23 sts. Work in cable pattern over next 14 sts. Finish row. Work in same manner as back until piece measures same as back to underarm. Bind off 6 sts (7-8) sts underarm edge once and decrease 1 st at end of every other row 6 (7-8) times. At same time decrease 1 st at neck edge every 3rd row 6 times and every 4th row 5 times. Continue straight up until armhole measures same as back. Bind off 10 sts (12-12) once and 13 sts (15-15) twice.
LEFT FRONT: Make same as right front — reversing the shaping.
SLEEVES: Cast on with No. 2 needles 62 (66-70) sts. Work in ribbing for 3 inches.
Change to No. 5 needles and work in stockinette st, increasing 1 st each side every 6th row 14 (15-16) times, 90 (96-102) sts. Work even until piece measures 19 (19½-20) inches from beginning.
Bind off 6 (7-8) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then decrease 1 st each side every other row until 38 sts remain. Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 8 rows. Bind off remaining sts.
FRONT BORDER AND NECKBAND: With No. 5 needles, cast on 17 sts.
Row 1: (Wrong side) Purl.
Row 2: (Right side) K8, slip 1, K8. Repeat these 2 rows for 1 inch end P row.
Knit first 3 sts, bind off next 3 sts for buttonhole.
Work next 4 sts, bind off next 3 sts, finish row.
Next row: Cast on 3 sts over each set of bound-off sts.
Make 4 more buttonholes, 2 inches apart.
Work even until piece is long enough to fit around front and neck edges. Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves.
Sew side and sleeve seams.
From right side, sew one edge of border to front and neck edges, placing buttonholes on left front. Fold border in half on slip sts with buttonholes meeting and sew to wrong side. Steam press cardigan.
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