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GREENSLEEVES CARDIGAN

designed by Rosemary Drysdale

SIZES Small (Medium, Large, XL, 2X) KNITTED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 36 (40, 44, 48½, 52½)”/91.5 (101.5, 112, 123, 133.5) cm Length 22 (22½, 23, 23½, 24)”/56 (57, 58.5, 59.5, 61) cm

MATERIALS
• 9 (11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Tahki Yarns COTTON CLASSIC LITE 100% mercerized cotton (1.75oz/50g; 146yds/135m) in color #4725 deep leaf green • One pair size 5 (3.75mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE • One pair size 4 (3.5mm) needles • Stitch holder & stitch markers • Six buttons, ¾”/19mm diameter • Yarn needle NOTE: When shaping garment, be sure to keep pattern correct. Each yarn over (yo) should have a corresponding decrease so you may have to work a single decrease rather than a double decrease to keep stitch count correct.

GAUGE
23 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in English Mesh Lace on larger needles TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

PATTERN STITCHES
Garter stitch (Garter st) Knit every row. English Mesh Lace (multiple of 6 sts + 1) Row 1 (RS) K1, * yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2 and all even numbered rows Purl. Row 3 K1, * yo, k1, SK2P, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end. Row 5 K1, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. Row 7 K2tog, * [k1, yo] twice, k1, SK2P; rep from * to last 5 sts, [k1, yo] twice, k1, ssk. Repeat Rows 1-8 for English Mesh Lace. Charted version of pattern stitch on last page.

BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 103 (115, 127, 139, 151) sts. (RS) Begin Garter st; work 8 rows. (RS) Change to larger needles and English Mesh Lace; work even until piece measures 15” from beg, end with a WS row. Shape Armholes (RS) Bind off 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 91 (101, 111, 121, 131) sts rem. Work even until Armholes measure 7 (7½, 8, 8½, 9)” from beg, end with a WS row.

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(WS) Begin Garter st. 21) times. 64. 4½. end with a WS row. (WS) Begin Garter st. [k1-f/b] twice. (WS) Begin Garter st. Buttonhole Row (RS) * Knit to marker. 6. Buttonhole Band With RS facing and smaller needles. 18. 10) sts at beg of row – 49 (54. 114.Shape Shoulders (RS) Bind off 25 (28. end with a WS row. 53. 8. pick up and knit 108 (111. (RS) Begin Garter st. Row 7 Slip1. k2. cast on 49 (55. 31. Work even until Armhole measures 3½ (4. (RS) Bind off all sts purlwise. work 8 rows. RIGHT FRONT Work as for LEFT FRONT. rep from * 5 more times. Sew SLEEVES into Armholes. k3 – 18 sts. 18. pick up and knit 108 (111. POCKETS (make 2) With larger needles. Inc. Work even until piece measures 18 (18. SLEEVES With smaller needles. Rows 3-4 Rep Rows 1-2. * k2tog. Weave in ends. purl to last 3 sts. Row 1 (RS) Sl1. 117. starting at bottom edge. work 3 rows. Bind off all sts. 103) sts. 6) rows 15 (15. [k1-f/b] twice. k2. work 8 rows. 34. k4. Next Row (RS) K3. Work 3 more rows in Garter st. Shape Neck (RS) Bind off 6 (7. inc 1 st each side every 8 (8. 7. LEFT FRONT With smaller needles. 7. 18½. knit to end. 61) sts. 31. 67. (RS) Change to larger needles and English Mesh Lace. 8) sts at beg of next 2 WS rows – 25 (28. 37) sts rem. 91. work 7 rows. 6. Shape Sleeve (RS) Change to larger needles and English Mesh Lace. work 7 rows. 73. Row 2 Slip1. 5. last ½” from Neck and rem 4 evenly spaced between. first ½” from bottom. Button Band With RS facing and smaller needles. working inc sts into pattern – 79 (85. Shape Armhole (RS) Bind off 6 (7. 69) sts rem. (WS) Change to Garter st. 61. k2tog.com © 2010 Tahki Stacy Charles. Place sts on holder for Back Neck. k3 – 22 sts rem. ABBREVIATIONS. 114. 37) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 41 (45. Row 8 Rep Row 6. 8. 49. 18½. cast on 55 (61. 79) sts. 5½)” from beg. 19)” from beg. reversing all shaping. Work even until Armhole measures same as BACK to Shoulder. rep from * to last 3 sts. (RS) Change to smaller needles and Garter st. 9. then 6 (6. (RS) Bind off all sts purlwise. 141) sts evenly around Neck including sts from holder. starting at Neck. cast on 14 sts. Weave in ends. 133. (RS) Bind off all sts purlwise. Sew POCKETS to FRONTS as shown in photo. k13.tahkistacycharles. yo. 59. Rep Rows 5-8 until there are 38 sts. ending with Row 6. (RS) Begin Garter st. Row 5 Slip1. SPECIAL TERMS. pick up and knit 109 (117. knit to end. . (RS) Loosely bind off all sts purlwise. 8) sts at beg of next 2 WS rows. work even until piece measures 15” from beg. Place markers for 6 buttons. 120) sts evenly along LEFT FRONT. sew side and Sleeve seams. k13. 34. Bind off all sts loosely. k3. 120) sts evenly along RIGHT FRONT. work 8 rows. Neckband With RS facing and smaller needles. Row 6 Slip1. 57) sts rem. end with a RS row. Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes. FINISHING Block pieces to measurements. PATTERN STITCH CHART & SCHEMATICS ON NEXT PAGE www. 117. work 5 rows. 125. 7. Sew Shoulder seams. 97. 55.

return the sts to LH needle in the turned position and knit [or purl] them together through the back loops.tahkistacycharles. ABBREVIATIONS beg dec inc LH k p rem rep RH RS st(s) WS yo begin(ning)(s) decrease(d)(ing)(s) increase(d)(ing)(s) left-hand knit purl remain(ed)(ing)(s) repeat(ed)(ing)(s) right-hand right side stitch(es) wrong side yarn over www.com © 2010 Tahki Stacy Charles. one at a time KNITWISE [PURLWISE] to RH needle. Ssk [or ssp]: Slip. Inc. slip. . knit [or purl] (dec) – Slip 2 sts. pass slip stitch over.SPECIAL TERMS K2tog: Knit 2 together (dec) – Knit 2 sts tog through the front loops. SK2P: (Left-leaning double dec) – Slip 1. k2tog.