Thursday, November 16
Free pattern: Rowan chunky cardigan pattern
Yarn: Rowan chunky print or to match gauge.
Tension: 14 rows and 11sts = 10cm, 9mm needles (US 13)
Cast on 57 sts. Work 1 x 1 rib for 6 rows, then work in st st for 56 rows.
Cast off 3 sts at beg of next and following row. Continue in stst for 29 rows.
Cast on 35 sts.
Row 1: K5, *K1, P1, rep from * to end.
Row 2: *K1, P1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K 5
Rep rows 1 and 2 again.
Row 5: K1, K2tog, YO,K2, *K1, P1, rep from * to end. <--buttonhole nbsp="" row="" span="">--buttonhole>
Row 6: *K1, P1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K 5
7th row: K
8th row: P to last 5 sts, K5
Rep rows 7 and 8 until you have 56 rows in stst. meanwhile inserting button hole on 13th and every following 8th row until 4 buttonholes have been created.
73rd row: K5, K2 tog, K to end
74th row: Cast off 3 sts, P to last 5 sts, K to end
75th row: K
76th row: P to last 7 sts, P2tog, K to end
77th row: K
78th row: P to last 5 sts, K to end
79th row: as row 73
80th row: as row 78
81st row: K
82nd row: as row 76
Continue decreasing on neck edge every 3rd row until 24 sts remain, ending on RS. Cast off.
Cast on 35 sts
Sleeves (make 2)
Cast on 35 sts. Work two rows rib as follows
Row 1: *K1, P1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K 5
Row 2: K5, *K1, P1, rep from * to end. Work as for Right Front, reversing all shapings and omitting buttonholes.
Work in st st, increasing 2 sts every 6 rows, until 51 sts
Continue straight until sleeve measures 54cm, including rib. Cast off