Knitted summer cardi
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MATERIALS
3(4:4:5:5:6) 50g balls Sirdar Snuggly 4ply F074 yarn in shade 193 Seaside
Pair of each 3.25mm (UK10) Knitting Needles, 2.75mm (UK12) Knitting Needles and 2.75mm (USA12) 80cm Circular Needle (optional).

TENSION
28 sts and 36 rows = 10cm/4in square over st-st using 3.75mm needles.
It is essential to work to the stated tension to ensure success.

ABBREVIATIONS
alt – alternate; beg – beginning; cm – centimetres; cont – continue; dec – decrease(ing); foll – following; g – grammes; in - inch(es); inc - increase(ing); k - knit; mm - millimetres; 0 - no rows; p - purl; patt - pattern; psso - pass slipped stitch over; rem - remain(ing); rep - repeat; RS - right side; s1 - slip 1 stitch knitwise; st(s) - stitch(es); st-st – stocking stitch (knit RS rows, purl WS rows); tbl - through back of loop; tog - together; WS - wrong side; yfwd - yarn forward.
1x1 rib
1st row *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
2nd row p1, *k1, p1, rep from * to end.
Lace patt
1st row k1, *yfwd, k2togtbl, k1, k2tog, yfwd, k1; rep from * to end.
2nd and every alt row purl.
3rd row k1, *yfwd, k1, s1, k2tog, psso, k1, yfwd, k1; rep from * to end.
5th row k1, *k2tog, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2togtbl, k1; rep from * to end.
7th row k2tog, *(k1, yfwd) twice, k1, s1, k2tog, psso; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, yfwd) twice, k1, k2togtbl.
8th row purl.

NOTES
Figures in brackets () refer to larger sizes (see measurements chart). Where one set of figures is given this applies to all sizes. If a zero is given, this means you do not need to work these instructions. Circle the size you wish to make before you start.

BACK
Using 3.25mm needles cast on 110(126:138:150:164:178)sts.
Starting with a k row, work 49(49:55:61:61:61)rows in st-st inc one st at each end of 7th and every foll 6th row. 126(142:156:170:184:198)sts.
Cont without shaping until back measures 18(18:20:22:23:25)cm/7 (7:8:8:9:9)in, ending with a WS row.
Shape Armholes
Cast off 4(6:8:9:11:12)sts at beg of next 2 rows. 118(130:140:152:162:174)sts.
Work 6(8:8:10:12:14)rows dec one st at each end of every row. 106(114:124:132:138:146)sts.
Work 5(7:9:11:11:11)rows dec one st at each end of next and every foll alt row. 100(106:114:120:126:134)sts.
Cont without shaping until armholes measure 19(21:23:24:25:26)cm/7?8?9:9?9:10?in, ending with a WS row.
Shape Shoulders
Cast off 10(10:12:12:13:14)sts at beg of next 4(2:4:4:4:4)rows. 60(86:66:72:74:78)sts.
Cast off 10(11:12:12:13:15)sts at beg of next 2(4:2:2:2:2)rows. 40(42:42:48:48:48)sts.
Cast off rem sts.

LEFT FRONT
Using 3.25mm needles cast on 20(25:28:30:33:35)sts.
1st row knit.
2nd row inc in first st (front edge), p to end. 21(26:29:31:34:36)sts.
3rd row k to end, cast on 2(3:3:3:4:4)sts. 23(29:32:34:38:40)sts.
4th row as 2nd row. 24(30:33:35:39:41)sts.
5th row k to end, cast on 2(3:3:3:3:3)sts. 26(33:36:38:42:44)sts.
6th row as 2nd row. 27(34:37:39:43:45)sts.
7th row inc in 1st st (side edge), k to end, cast on 1(2:2:2:3:3)sts. 29(37:40:42:47:49)sts.
8th row as 2nd row. 30(38:41:43:48:50)sts.
9th row k to last 2 sts, inc in next st, k1. 31(39:42:44:49:51)sts.
10th row as 2nd row. 32(40:43:45:50:52)sts.
In st-st, work 12(12:14:16:18:20)rows inc one st at side edge in 3rd and every foll 6th row AT SAME TIME inc one st at front edge in every row. 46(54:59:64:71:75)sts.
Work 12(12:12:16:16:22)rows inc one st at side edge in 3rd(3rd:1st:5th:3rd:1st) and every foll 6th row AT SAME TIME inc one st at front edge in next and every foll alt row. 54(62:67:74:82:90)sts.
Work 9(9:13:13:13:13)rows inc one st at side edge in 3rd(3rd:1st:1st:5th:3rd) and every foll 6th row AT SAME TIME inc one st at front edge in next and every foll 4th row. 59(67:74:81:88:96)sts.
Place a marker at front edge of last row.
For 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th sizes only
Work 6(6:6:6:4)rows inc one st at side edge in 6th(6th:6th:6th:4th)row. 60(68:75:82:89)sts.
For all 6 sizes
Cont without shaping until left front measures 18(18:20:22:23:25)cm/7(7:8:8:9:9)in, ending with a WS row.
Shape Armhole and Neck
Next row cast off 4(6:8:9:11:12)sts, k to last 2 sts, k2tog. 55(61:66:72:77:83)sts.
Next row purl.
Work 6(4:8:10:4:2)rows dec one st at armhole edge in every row AT SAME TIME dec one st at neck edge in next and every foll 2nd(2nd:4th:2nd:2nd:0)row. 46(55:56:57:71:80)sts.
For 1st size only
Work 2 rows dec one st at each end of next row. 44 sts.
For 2nd, 5th and 6th sizes only
Work (4:8:12)rows dec one st at armhole edge in every row AT SAME TIME dec one st at neck edge in next and every foll (0:4th:4th)row. (50:61:65)sts.
For all 6 sizes
Work 4(8:10:12:12:12)rows dec one st at armhole edge in next and every foll alt row AT SAME TIME dec one st at neck edge in next and every foll 0(4th:4th:4th:4th:4th)row. 41(44:48:48:52:56)sts.
Work 41(45:47:45:49:49)rows dec one st at neck edge only in 1st(1st:3rd:1st:1st:1st)and every foll 4th row. 30(32:36:36:39:43)sts.
Cont without shaping until armhole measures 19(21:23:24:25:260cm/7?8?9:9?9:10?in, ending with a WS row.
Shape Shoulder
Next row cast off 10(10:12:12:13:14)sts,
k to end. 20(22:24:24:26:29)sts.
Next row purl.
Next row cast off 10(11:12:12:13:14)sts,
k to end. 10(11:12:12:13:15)sts.
Next row purl.
Cast off rem sts.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.

SLEEVES (Both alike)
Using 2.75mm needles cast on 91(97:109:115:121:127)sts.
Work 8 rows in 1x1 rib.
Change to 3.25mm needles and work 14(14:14:18:18:18)rows more in patt.
Shape Sleeve Top
Cast off 4(6:8:9:11:12)sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows. 83(85:93:97:99:103)sts.
Work 12(10:10:10:10:10)rows dec one st at each end of every row. 59(65:73:77:79:83)sts.
Work 18(28:36:40:38:38)rows dec one st at each end of next and every foll alt row. 41(37:37:37:41:45)sts.
Work 10(8:8:8:10:12)rows dec one st at each end of every row. 21 sts.
Cast off 5 sts in patt at beg of next 2 rows. 11 sts.
Cast off rem 11 sts in patt.

LOWER BACK BORDER
With RS facing, using 2.75mm needles pick up and knit 125(143:157:171:187:203)sts evenly from 110(126:138:150:164:178)cast on sts at lower edge of back.
Starting with 2nd row, work 11 rows in 1x1 rib.
Cast off in rib.

RIGHT FRONT BORDER
Join shoulder seams. With RS facing, using 2.75mm circular needle, starting at lower edge of right front pick up and knit 23(28:32:34:38:40)sts evenly from 20(25:28:30:33:35)cast on sts, 50(54:64:68:72:82)sts evenly along shaped edge to marker, 18(20:22:24:24:24)sts evenly along straight edge to start of neck shaping, 66(74:80:84:88:88)sts evenly along shaped edge, and 20(21:21:25:25:25)sts evenly to centre back of neck. 177(197:219:235:247:259)sts.
Next row (P1, k1) 52(57:61:66:68:68)times, p1, (knit then purl into next st, k1, p1) 15(17:21:23:25:27)times, knit then purl into next st, (k1, p1) 13(15:16:16:17:20)times. 193(215:241:259:273:287)sts.
Starting with 1st row, work 10 rows in 1x1rib.
Cast off in rib.

LEFT FRONT BORDER
With RS facing, using 2.75mm circular needle, starting at centre back of neck pick up and knit 20(21:21:25:25:25)sts evenly along back of neck, 66(74:80:84:88:88)sts evenly along shaped edge, 18(20:22:24:24:24)sts evenly along straight edge to marker, 50(54:64:68:72:82)sts evenly along shaped edge and 23(28:32:34:38:40)sts evenly from 20(25:28:30:33:35)cast on sts. 177(197:219:235:247:259)sts.
Next row (p1, k1) 13(15:16:16:17:20)times, (purl then knit into next st, p1, k1) 15(17:21:23:25:27)times, knit then purl into next st, p1, (k1, p1) 52(57:61:66:68:68)times. 193(215:241:259:273:287)sts.
Starting with 1st row, work 10 rows in 1x1rib.
Cast off in rib.

MAKE UP
Fold sleeves in half lengthways, then placing folds to shoulder seams, sew sleeves in position. Join side and sleeve seams. Pin out garment to the measurements given. Cover with damp cloths and leave until dry.
See ball band for washing and further care instructions.

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