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Kirsty
Kirsty is an easy-to-wear simple shaped V neck cardigan.

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  • Step 1

    Cable Panel (worked over 30 sts)
    Row 1: (P2, Cr3L) 3 times, (Cr3R, P2) 3 times.
    Row 2: K3, P2) twice, K3, P4, K3, (P2, K3) twice.
    Row 3: P3, (Cr3L, P2) twice, C4F, (P2, Cr3R) twice, P3.
    Row 4: K4, P2, K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K3, P2, K4.
    Row 5: P4, Cr3L, P2, (Cr3L, Cr3R) twice, P2, Cr3R, P4.
    Row 6: K5, P2, K3, P4, K2, P4, K3, P2, K5.
    Row 7: P5, Cr3L, (P2, C4B) twice, P2, Cr3R, P5.
    Row 8: K6, P2, (K2, P4) twice, K2, P2, K6.
    Row 9: P6, (Cr3L, Cr3R) 3 times, P6.
    Row 10: K7, (P4, K2) twice, P4, K7.
    Row 11: P7, (C4F, P2) twice, C4F, P7.
    Row 12: K7, P4, (K2, P4) twice, K7.
    Row 13: P6, (Cr3R, Cr3L) 3 times, P6.
    Row 14: K6, P2, (K2, P4) twice, K2, P2, K6.
    Row 15: P5, Cr3R, (P2, C4B) twice, P2, Cr3L, P5.
    Row 16: K5, P2, K3, P4, K2, P4, K3, P2, K5.
    Row 17: P4, Cr3R, P2, (Cr3R, Cr3L) twice, P2, Cr3L, P4.
    Row 18: K4, P2, K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K3, P2, K4.
    Row 19: P3, (Cr3R, P2) twice, C4F, (P2, Cr3L) twice, P3.
    Row 20: K3, (P2, K3) twice, P4, (K3, P2) twice, K3.
    Row 21: P2, (Cr3R, P2) twice, Cr3R, Cr3L, (P2, Cr3L) twice, P2. Row 22: K2, (P2, K3) twice, P2, K2, P2, (K3, P2) twice, K2.
    Row 23: P2, K2, (P3, K2) twice, P2, (K2, P3) twice, K2, P2. Row 24: K2, (P2, K3) twice, P2, K2, P2, (K3, P2) twice, K2.
    These 24 rows form patt and are rep throughout.
    BACK
    Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 114 [126, 138, 150] sts.
    Row1:P0[2,0,2],(K2,P2)3[3, 4, 4] times, *(K2, P3) twice, K2, P2, K2, (P3, K2) twice, (P2, K2) 1 [2, 3, 4] times, P2, rep from * once more, (K2, P3) twice, K2, P2, K2, (P3, K2) twice, (P2, K2) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, P0 [2, 0, 2].
    Row2:K0[2,0,2],(P2,K2)3[3, 4, 4] times, *(P2, K3) twice, P2, K2, P2, (K3, P2) twice, (K2, P2) 1 [2, 3, 4] times, K2, rep from * once more, (P2, K3) twice, P2, K2, P2, (K3, P2) twice, (K2, P2) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, K0 [2, 0, 2].
    The last 2 rows set the rib. Work a further 14 rows as set.
    Change to 4.5mm needles and work in patt as foll;
    Row 1: K10 [12, 14, 16], work row 1 of cable panel over next 30 sts, K34 [42, 50, 58], work row 1 of cable panel over next 30 sts, K10 [12, 14, 16].
    Row 2: P10 [12, 14, 16], work row 2 of cable panel over next 30 sts, P34 [42, 50, 58], work row 2 of cable panel over next 30 sts, P10 [12, 14, 16].
    The last 2 rows set position for cable panels and st st. Cont in patt working the appropriate patt row.
    Work straight in patt until Back measures 40cm, ending with a wrong side row. Place a marker at each end of last row to mark start of armholes.
    Cont in patt until Back measures 64 [65, 66, 68]cm ending with a wrong side row.

    Shape Shoulders
    Cast off 9 [10, 10, 11] sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 8 [9, 10, 11] at beg of next 6 rows.
    Leave rem 30 [32, 34, 36] sts on a st holder.

  • Step 2

    POCKET LININGS (make 2) Using 4.5mm needles, cast on 30 sts.
    Beg with a K row work in st st work 30 rows.
    Leave these sts on a st holder.
    LEFT FRONT
    Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 54 [60, 66, 72] sts.
    Row 1: P0 [2, 0, 2], (K2, P2) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, (K2, P3) twice, K2, P2, K2, (P3, K2) twice, (P2, K2) 4 [5, 6, 7] times.
    Row 2: (P2, K2) 4 [5, 6, 7] times, (P2, K3) twice, P2, K2, P2, (K3, P2) twice, (K2, P2) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, K0 [2, 0, 2].
    The last 2 rows set the rib. Work a further 14 rows as set.
    Change to 4.5mm needles and work in patt as foll;
    Row 1: K10 [12, 14, 16], work row 1 of cable panel over next 30 sts, K14 [18, 22, 26].
    Row 2: P14 [18, 22, 26], work row 2 of cable panel over next 30 sts, P10 [12, 14, 16].
    The last 2 rows set position for cable panels and st st. Cont in patt working the appropriate patt row.
    Work straight in patt for a further 30 rows.
    Place Pocket
    Next row: K10 [12, 14, 16], slip next 30 sts onto a st holder, patt across 30 sts of one pocket lining, K14 [18, 22, 26].
    Cont in patt until Left Front measures 35cm, ending with a wrong side row.
    Shape Neck
    Next row: Patt to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2.
    Next 3 rows: Patt.
    Cont in patt, dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following 4th row until 48 [53, 57, 62] sts rem, then on every following 6th row until 42 [47, 50, 55] sts rem, placing a marker at armhole edge to correspond with marker on Back.
    Work straight in patt until Left Front matches Back to start of shoulder shaping, ending with a wrong side row.
    Shape Shoulders
    Cast off 9 [10, 10, 11] sts at beg of next row and beg of following alternate row, then 8 [9, 10, 11] sts at beg of following 3 alternate rows.
    RIGHT FRONT
    Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 54 [60, 66, 72] sts.
    Row 1: (K2, P2) 4 [5, 6, 7] times, (K2, P3) twice, K2, P2, K2, (P3, K2) twice, (P2, K2) 3 [3, 4, 4] times, P0 [2, 0, 2].
    Row2:K0[2,0,2],(P2,K2)3[3, 4, 4] times, (P2, K3) twice, P2, K2, P2, (K3, P2) twice, (K2, P2) 4 [5, 6, 7] times.
    The last 2 rows set the rib. Work a further 14 rows as set.
    Change to 4.5mm needles and work in patt as follows;
    Row 1: K14 [18, 22, 26], work row 1 of cable panel over next 30 sts, K10 [12, 14, 16].
    Row 2: P10 [12, 14, 16], work row 2 of cable panel over next 30 sts, P14 [18, 22, 26].
    The last 2 rows set position for cable panels and st st. Cont in patt working the appropriate patt row.
    Work straight in patt for a further 30 rows.
    Place Pocket
    Next row: K14 [18, 22, 26], slip next 30 sts onto a st holder, patt across 30 sts of one pocket lining, K10 [12, 14, 16].
    Cont in patt until Right Front measures 35cm, ending with a wrong side row.

  • Step 3

    Shape Neck
    Next row: K2, sl 1, K1, psso, Patt to end.
    Next 3 rows: Patt.
    Cont in patt, dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every following 4th row until 48 [53, 57, 62] sts rem, then on every following 6th row until 42 [47, 50, 55] sts rem, placing a marker at armhole edge to correspond with marker on Back.
    Work straight in patt until Right Front matches Back to start of shoulder shaping, ending with a right side row.
    Shape Shoulders
    Cast off 9 [10, 10, 11] sts at beg of next row and beg of following alternate row, then 8 [9, 10, 11] sts at beg of following 3 alternate rows.
    SLEEVES (Both Alike)
    Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 54 [58, 62, 66] sts.
    Row 1: P2 [0, 2, 0], (K2, P2) 3 [4, 4, 5] times, (K2, P3) twice, K2, P2, K2, (P3, K2) twice, (P2, K2) 3 [4, 4, 5] times, P2 [0, 2, 0].
    Row 2: K2 [0, 2, 0], (P2, K2) 3 [4, 4, 5] times, (P2, K3) twice, P2, K2, P2, (K3, P2) twice, (K2, P2) 3 [4, 4, 5] times, K2 [0, 2, 0].
    The last 2 rows set the rib. Work a further 14 rows as set.
    Change to 4.5mm needles and work in patt as foll;
    Row 1: K12 [14, 16, 18], work row 1 of cable panel over next 30 sts, K12 [14, 16, 18].
    Row 2: P12 [14, 16, 18], work row 2 of cable panel over next 30 sts, P12 [14, 16, 18].
    The last 2 rows set position for cable panels and st st. Cont in patt working the appropriate patt row and AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st at each end of next and every foll 6th row until there are 80 [86, 90, 94] sts, taking extra stitches into stocking stitch either side of cable panel.
    Continue straight in pattern until Sleeve measures 45.5cm, ending with a wrong side row.
    Cast off.

  • Step 4

    RIGHT FRONT BORDER
    Join shoulder seams using backstitch.
    With right side facing and 3.75mm needles, pick up and K76 sts up right front to start of neck shaping, pick up and K63 [66, 67, 70] sts along right front neck slope to shoulder, then pick up and K15 [16, 19, 20] sts from back neck. 154 [158, 162, 166] sts.
    Row 1: P2, (K2, P2) to end.
    Row 2: K2, (P2, K2) to end. Row3:Asrow1.
    Row 4: Rib 3, cast off 3 sts, (rib 13 including st on needle, cast off 3 sts) 4 times, rib to end. Row5:Asrow1andatthesame time, casting on 3 sts over those cast off on previous row. Row6:Asrow:Asrow2.
    Row 7: As row 1. Row 8: As row 2. Cast off in rib.

  • Step 5

    LEFT FRONT BORDER
    With right side facing and 3.75mm needles, K15 [16, 19, 20] sts from st holder on back neck, pick up and K63 [66, 67, 70] sts down left front neck slope, then pick up and K76 sts down left front. 154 [158, 162, 166] sts.
    Row 1: P2, (K2, P2) to end. Row 2: K2, (P2, K2) to end.
    Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more. Cast off in rib.

  • Step 6

    POCKET TOPS (Both Alike)
    With right side facing and 3.75mm needles, work across 30 sts of pocket as follows;
    Row 1: K2, (P2, K2) to end.
    Row 2: P2, (K2, P2) to end.
    Rep the last 2 rows twice more. Cast off in rib.
    MAKE UP
    Join neck border neatly together at centre back of neck. Pin cast-off edge of sleeve between markers on back and front; sew in position, then join side and underarm sleeve seams by using backstitch. Sew on buttons. Sew pocket linings to wrong side of fronts. Sew pocket tops in position neatly using mattress or top sewing.

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Van
Van · 48 projects
Cute sweater! I want to try it in mustard. Happy
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