Knitted river falls cardigan

Knitted river falls cardigan
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SIZES
S (M, L, XL)
Shown in S.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
BUST (CLOSED) 34 (37½, 41, 45)"/86 (95, 104, 114)cm
LENGTH 25½ (26, 26½, 27)"/65
(65, 67, 68.5)cm
UPPER ARM 12 (13¼, 13¾, 14¾)"/30.5 (33.5, 34, 37.5)cm

YARN & NOTIONS
4 (5, 5, 6) hanks Zooey in
color #01 Sea Salt

US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 40"/102 cm long, and straight needles or size used to obtain gauge 

3yd/3m of ¼"/.65mm ribbon,
stitch markers

KNITTING CHARTS
Download the stitch chart here
Download the measurements chart here

GAUGES
22 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm
in St st with size 4 (3.5mm) needles.

21 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10cm
in chart pat with size 4
(3.5mm) needles.
Take time to check your gauges.

BACK
Cast on 93 (103, 113, 123) sts loosely. Knit 6 rows.

BEGIN CHART 1
ROW 1 (RS) K1 (selvage st), work to rep line, work the 10-st rep 9 (10, 11, 12) times across, sl 1 (selvage st).
ROW 2 AND ALL WS ROWS Purl to last st, sl 1 wyif.
Cont to foll chart in this way through row 10, rep rows 1–10 for 3 times more.

BEGIN CHART 2
ROW 1 (RS) K1 (selvage st), work to rep line, work the 10-st rep 8 (9, 10, 11) times across, work to end of chart, sl 1 (selvage st).
Cont to foll chart in this way, slipping last st of every row as established, through row 28, rep rows 1–28 once more.
Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

EYELET EMPIRE WAISTBAND
DEC ROW 1 (RS) [K3, k2tog] 18 (20, 22, 24) times, k2, sl 1—75 (83, 91, 99) sts.
ROWS 2 AND 3 Knit.
ROW 4 Purl.
EYELET ROW 5 (RS) K1, *k2tog, yo; rep from *, end k1, sl 1.
ROW 6 Purl.
ROW 7 Knit.
ROW 8 Knit.
INC ROW 9 (RS) [K3, kfb] 18 (20, 22, 24) times, k2, sl 1—93 (103, 113, 123) sts.
Work in St st with selvage sts until piece measures 3"/7.5cm from eyelet band row 8.

SHAPE ARMHOLE
Bind off 3 (4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 4 (4, 6, 8) rows.
DEC ROW (RS) K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, sl 1.
Rep dec row every other row 3 (5, 6, 7) times more—71 (75, 79, 81) sts.
Work even until armhole measures 6 (6½, 7, 7½)"/15 (16.5, 18, 19)cm.
Place markers to mark center 15 (15, 17, 19) sts.

SHAPE NECK
NEXT ROW K to marked sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 15 (15, 17, 19) sts, k to end.
Working both sides at once, bind off 4 sts from each neck edge once, 3 sts once, 2 sts once, and 1 st once—18 (20, 21, 21) sts rem each side. Work even until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9)"/19 (20.5, 21.5, 23)cm. Bind off rem sts each side.

LEFT FRONT
Cast on 53 (63, 63, 73) sts loosely. Knit 6 rows.

BEGIN CHART 1
ROW 1 (RS) K1 (selvage st), work to rep line, work 10-st rep 5 (6, 6, 7) times across, end sl 1 (selvage st).
ROW 2 AND ALL WS ROWS Purl to last st, sl 1 wyif.
Cont to foll chart in this way until row 10 is complete, rep rows 1–10 for 3 times more.

BEGIN CHART 2
ROW 1 (RS) K1 (selvage st), work to rep line, work the 10-st rep 4 (5, 5, 6) times across, work to end of chart, sl 1 (selvage st).
Cont to foll chart in this way, slipping last st of every row as established, through row 28, rep rows 1–28 once more.
Knit 1 row, purl 1 row.

EYELET EMPIRE WAISTBAND
DEC ROW 1 (RS) [K5, k2tog] 7 (9, 9, 10) times, k3 (0, 0, 2), sl 1 (0, 0, 1)—46 (54, 54, 63) sts.
ROWS 2 AND 3 Knit.
ROW 4 Purl.
EYELET ROW 5 (RS) K1, *k2tog, yo; rep from *, end k0 (0, 0, 1), sl 1.
ROW 6 Purl.
ROW 7 Knit.
ROW 8 Knit.
INC ROW 9 (RS) [K5, kfb] 7 (9, 9, 10) times, k3 (0, 0, 2), sl 1 (0, 0, 1)—53 (63, 63, 73) sts.
Cont in St st, with selvage sts, until 5 (5, 11, 5) more rows are worked from inc row 9.

SHAPE NECK
NECK DEC ROW (RS) K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Rep neck dec row every other row 18 (23, 20, 29) times more, then every 4th row 5 (5, 4, 1) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures same as back, shape armhole by binding off 3 (4, 4, 5) sts from armhole edge once, 2 sts 2 (2, 3, 4) times, then dec by k1, ssk at beg of foll 4 (6, 7, 8) RS rows—18 (20, 21, 21) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as back. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for left front, reversing shaping by working neck dec row as k1, SKP, k to end and armhole dec row as k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

SLEEVES
Cast on 53 (63, 63, 73) sts loosely. Knit 6 rows.

BEGIN CHART 1
ROW 1 (RS) K1, work to rep line, work the 10-st rep 5 (6, 6, 7) times across, end sl 1 (selvage st). Cont to foll chart in this way through row 10. Rep rows 1–10 once more.
Then, work in St st only, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 7 (5, 6, 4) times—67 (73, 75, 81) sts.
Work even until piece measures 10 (10, 10½, 11)"/25.5 (25.5, 26.5, 28)cm from beg.

SHAPE CAP
Bind off 3 (4, 4, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows.
DEC ROW (RS) K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, sl 1.
Rep dec row every other row 20 (22, 23, 25) times more. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Bind off rem 3 sts.

FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams.

FRONT AND NECK BORDERS
With circular needle, pick up and k 140 (146, 152, 156) sts to shoulder, 48 (48, 50, 52) sts across back neck, 140 (146, 152, 158) sts to lower edge. Knit 2 rows.
EYELET ROW (RS) K1, *k2tog, yo; rep from *, end k1. Purl 1 row. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave ribbon through eyelet row in empire waistband.

DESIGNED BY SUSAN ADKINS

Project taken from Modern Country Knits by Susan Gibbs, published Sixth&Spring, £16.99.