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Vintage Men’s Cardigan Knitting Pattern

To fit chest in. 36 38 40 42 44
Length from top of shoulders in. 262 27 271 274 28
Sleeve seam in. 172 18 l8-} 19 19
Patons Doublet x 50 gram balls 2122232425

Do not accept any substitute for the yarn recommended for this garment. When you buy your yarn it is best to buy the full amount at one time to avoid variations in dyelots.

Two No. 5 BEEHIVE needles and two No. 8 BEEHIVE or M I LWA RD DISC needles, measured by BEEHIVE gauge. 8 buttons. Press stud.

How to check your tension

Before you knit this design check your tension carefully.

Take a pair of No. 5 needles, cast on 17 stitches and work in stocking stitch-1 row knit; 1 row purl- for 21 rows. Cast off; press lightly on wrong side.

The tension should be 8-4 sts. and 101 rows to 2 in. and the finished square should measure 4 in. each way.

If the square is bigger your work is too loose; try a size finer needle.

If it is smaller your work is too tight; try a size larger needle.

If you knit to the correct tension in stocking stitch, you will knit naturally to the correct tension for any stitch in this booklet.

If you alter the needles to obtain the correct tension in stocking stitch, corresponding alterations must be made to the needles throughout.

Sizes

The figures in square brackets [ ] refer to the 4 larger sizes.

This garment has been specially designed for the size range given and it is regretted that no adapt­ations are available.

Abbreviations K.=knit; P.=purl; st.=–stitch; s1.1K.=slip I knitways; y.b.= yarn back-take yarn to back of needle; tog. = together. t.b.I.=through back of loops; inc.=increase by working into front and back of stitch. dec.=decrease by working 2 stitches together; beg.=begiyik ning; rep. =repeat ; tern; in. =inches. Cr.2=s1.1 purlways, K.1, pass slipped stitch on to left-hand needle and K. into back of it.

BACK

With No. 8 needles, cast on 73 [77, 81, 85, 89] sts. and work in rib as follows:—

1st row—K.2, * P.1, K.l, rep. from * to last st., K.1.

2nd row—* K.l, P.1, rep. from * to last st., K. I .

Work 17 rows more in rib.

Next row—Rib. 4 [6, 8, 10, 12], (inc. in next st., rib 7) 8 times, inc.

in next st., rib to end (82 [86, 90,94, 98] sts.).

Change to No. 5 needles and work in patt. as follows:-

1st row—* P.2, y.b., Cr.2, rep. from * to last 2 sts., P.2.

2nd row—* K.2, P.2, rep. from * to last 2 sts., K.2.

3rd row—* Cr.2, P.2, y.b., rep. from * to last 2 sts., Cr.2.

4th row—* P.2, K.2, rep. from * to last 2 sts., P.2.

These 4 rows form patt.

Continue straight in patt. until Back measures 17 in., ending with right side facing for next row.

Keeping continuity of patt., shape raglan as follows :-

 1st and 2nd rows-Cast off 3 [3, 4, 4, 5] sts., patt. to end.

3rd row-K.2, K.2 tog.t.b.l., patt. to last 4 sts., K.2 tog., K.2.

4th row-K.1, P.1, P.2 tog., patt. to last 4 sts., P.2 tog.t.b.l., K.1.

Rep. 3rd and 4th rows once. Next row–As 3rd row.

Rep. the last 2 rows until 22 [24, 24, 26, 26] sts. remain, ending with right side facing.

Cast off in patt.

RIGHT FRONT

**With No. 8 needles, cast on 33 [35, 37, 39, 41] sts. and work 19 rows in rib as on Back.

Next row-Rib 4 [2, 6, 4, 8], (inc. in next st., rib 5) 4 [5, 4, 5, 4] times, inc. in next St., rib to end (38 [41, 42, 45, 46] sts.). **

Change to No. 5 needles and patt. as follows:-

1st row-P.2 [1, 2, 1, 2], * y.b., Cr.2, P.2, rep. from * to end.

2nd row–* K.2, P.2, rep. from * to last 2 [1, 2, 1, 2] sts., K.2 [1, 2, 1, 2] .

3rd row-P.2 [1, 2, 1, 2], (y.b., Cr.2, P.2) twice, * P.2, y.b., Cr.2, rep. from * to end.

4th row-* P.2, K.2, rep. from * to last 10 [9, 10, 9, 10] sts., (K.2, P.2) twice, K.2 [1, 2, 1, 2].

These 4 rows form patt.

Continue straight in patt. until Front matches Back at side edge, ending with wrong side facing for next row.

Shape raglan as follows :-

 1st row-Cast off 3 [3, 4, 4, 5] sts., patt. to end.

2nd row-Patt. to last 4 sts., K.2 tog., K.2.

3rd row-K.1, P.1, P.2 tog., patt. to end.

Rep. last 2 rows once. Next row-As 2nd row.

Next row-K.1, P.2, patt. to end. Rep. the last 2 rows until 14 [16, 16, 18, 18] sts. remain, ending at front edge.

Shape neck as follows :-

 Next row-Cast otT 3 [5, 4, 5, 4] sts., patt. to last 4 sts., K.2 tog., K.2.

Still dec. at raglan edge as before, at the same time dec. 1 st. at neck edge on next 3 [3, 3, 4, 4] rows.

Continue dec. at raglan edge only until 3 sts. remain, ending with right side facing for next row.

Next row-K.2 tog., K.1. Work 1 row.

Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT

Work as Right Front from ** to **

Change to No. 5 needles and patt. as follows:-       ‘

1st row–* P.2, y.b., Cr.2, rep. from * to last 2 [1, 2, 1, 2] sts.,. P.2 [1, 2, 1, 2].

2nd row-K.2 [1, 2, 1, 2], * P.2, K.2, rep. from * to end.

3rd row-Cr.2, P.2, * y.b., Cr.2, P.2, rep. from * to last 10 [9, 10, 9, 10] sts., (P.2, y.b., Cr.2) twice, P.2 [1, 2, 1, 2].

4th row-K.2 [1, 2, 1, 2], (P.2, K.2) twice, * K.2, P.2, rep. from * to end.

Continue straight in patt. until Front measures same as Back at side edge, ending with right side facing for next row.

Shape raglan as follows:-

1st rowCast off 3 [3, 4, 4, 5] sts. patt. to end.

2nd rowPatt. to end.

3rd rowK.2, K.2 tog.t.b.l., patt. to end.

4th rowPatt. to last 4 sts., P.2 tog.t.b.1., P.1, K.1.

Rep. the last 2 rows once. Next rowAs 3rd row.

Next row-Patt. to last 3 sts., P.2, K.1.

Complete to match Right Front, reversing shapings.

SLEEVES

With No. 8 needles, cast on 33 [35, 37, 39, 41] sts. and work 3

in. K.1, P.1 rib as on welt, ending with a 2nd row and inc. 5 [3, 5, 3, 5] sts. evenly across on last row (38 [38, 42, 42, 46] sts.).

Change to NO. 5 needles and patt. as on Back, shaping sides by inc. 1 st. at each end of 3rd and every following 6th row until there are 56 [58, 64, 62, 66] sts., then each end of every following 6th [4th, 4th, 4th, 4th] row until there are 62 [64, 68, 70, 74] sts. gradually working inc. sts. into patt.

Continue straight until sleeve seam measures 171 [18, 18.4, 19, 19] in., ending with right side facing for next row.

Shape raglan top as follows:- 1st and 2nd rows-As on Back.

3rd rowK.2, K.2 tog.t.b.l., patt. to last 4 sts., K.2 tog., K.2. 4th rowK.1, P.2, patt. to last 3 sts., P.2, K.1.

Rep. the last 2 rows until 6 sts. remain.

Cast off.

COLLAR

With No. 8 needles, cast on 117 [121, 125, 129, 133] sts. and work as follows:-

1st rowK.2, * P.1, K.1, rep. from * to last st., K.1.

2nd row* K.1, P.1, rep. from * to last st., K.1.

3rd rowK.2, P.1, y.b., s1.1 K., K.2 tog., pass slipped stitch over, * P.1, K.1, rep. from * to last 7 sts., P.1, K.3 tog., P.1, K.2.

4th rowAs 2nd row.

Rep. the last 4 rows 5 times more (93 [97, 101, 105, 109] sts.).

Cast off 8 sts. at beg. of next 8 rows.

Cast off remaining 29 [33, 37, 41, 45] sts.

TO MAKE UP

With wrong side of work facing, block each piece by pinning out round edges, and omitting rib­bing, press lightly using a warm iron and damp cloth.

Using a flat seam for ribbing and raglans and a very fine back­stitch seam for remainder, join raglan, side and sleeve seams.

RIGHT FRONT BORDER

With No. 8 needles, cast on 9 sts. and work in rib as on welt until Border fits up front edge, when slightly stretched.

Cast off in rib.

Sew in position.

LEFT FRONT BORDER

Work as for Right Border with the addition of 8 buttonholes, 1st to come in 3rd row, top one in. down from neck edge and remainder spaced evenly between.

First mark position of buttons on Right Front with pins to ensure even spacing, then work button­holes to correspond as follows :-

 To make a buttonhole :-(Right side), rib 3, cast off 2, rib to enu. and back, casting on 2 over those cast off.

Sew in position.

Sew cast-off edge of Collar to neck ‘edge between centre of Borders.

Press seams. Sew on buttons and press stud at neck edge.   

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