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Americana Cardigan Pattern
This free pattern originally published in: America at Work and Play

This crocheted cardigan sweater to-live-in will be such a help in your wardrobe ... bejewel it for evening and dancing, wear it with a
dicky for everyday, or team it with slacks for active service.
MATERIALS:
CHADWICK'S RED HEART SWEATER WOOL (1 oz. balls).

MEASUREMENTS FOR BLOCKING: 12 14 31½" 33½" Width across back at underarm 15" 16" Width across each front at underarm 8½" 9" Width across back between armholes 12" 12½" Length from top of shoulder 17" 18" 10½" 11" 4" 4½" 12½" 13" Sizes 12 14 BACK … With dark color. underarm seam Width of sleeve at upperarm GAUGE: 9 sts make 2 inches.N.Size 12—6 balls of dark color and 6 balls of light color. Clark's O. . Rug and Afghan Hook size G.T. There are 56 sts 59 sts Bust (sweater buttoned) Length of side seam Length of sleeve. ch 58 61 to measure 12½" 13½" 1st row: (Right side) Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Size 14—7 balls of dark color and 6 balls of light color. Size 16—7 balls of dark color and 7 balls of light color. Size 18—8 balls of dark color and 8 balls of light color. Buttons. 5 rows make 2 inches.

pick up Light and con-tinue. insert hook from back to front of work between next 2 sts. go back to beginning of last row. The last 4 rows (2nd to 5th rows incl) constitute pattern. insert hook between next 2 dc. Repeat from * across. go back to begin-ning of last row. Work in pattern. 3rd row: (Wrong side) Ch 3. attach Light in 3rd st of turning ch at beginning of last row. continue with Light. * make a raised st on right side as fol-lows: Yarn over. Drop Light. * make a raised st in next st—to make a raised st. Repeat from * across. pick up Light and continue. (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice. Now dec 1 st at both ends of each row until there remain D . dc in each of next 2 sts. 2nd row: (Right side) Ch 3. yarn over. 5th row: Same as 2nd row. (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice—dc in each of next 2 sts. 4th row: Same as 3rd row.Drop Dark. pick up Dark and continue. dc in next dc. work 2 sts in 1 st—be sure to work increased sts in pattern. Drop Light. push it out between next and following 2 sts. bring it out between next and following dc. Drop Dark. dc in next dc. draw loop through. work in pattern across to last 3 sts 3 sts 54 sts 57 sts Do not work these last sts. Drop Dark. Work straight until piece measures in all ending with a Light row Dark row To Shape Armholes: Sl st across 3 sts 3 sts Ch 3. increasing 1 st at both ends of next row and every 3rd row thereafter until there are 68 sts 71 sts 10½" 11" —to inc. draw loop through. pick up Dark and continue.

Fasten off. ch 3. work in pattern to last 9 sts. work in pattern to last Do not work these last sts. The remaining are for back of neck. work off 2 sts as 1 st. Work straight until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping 6½" 7" 8 sts 9 sts 8 sts 9 sts 20 sts 21 sts 31 31 6½" 7" 36 sts 38 sts 10½" 11" To shape shoulders: 1st row: Sl st across 9 sts. Do not work these last sts. Inc 1 st at side edge on next row and every other row thereafter until there are Work straight until piece measures in all ending with a Light row Dark row D . LEFT FRONT … With dark color ch to measure Work exactly as for Back until 5th row is completed. 2nd row: Sl st across ch 3.—to dec.

Now dec 1 st at armhole edge on each row until there remain Work straight until piece measures in all To shape neck. RIGHT FRONT … Work to corre-spond with Left Front.To Shape Armhole: Starting at side edge sl st across 3 sts 3 sts 29 sts 31 sts 16" 17" 12 sts 13 sts 17 sts 18 sts 6½" 7" 8 sts 9 sts finish row. . Next row: Dec at shoulder edge Fasten off. starting at armhole edge sl st across 9 sts. reversing shapings. starting at front edge sl st across finish row. Work over remaining until piece measures from 1st row of armhole shaping To shape shoulder. finish row.

underarm and sleeve seams. Now dec 1 st at both ends of each row until there remain 30 sts 31 sts Next row: Sl st across 2 sts. Fasten off. Fasten off. work across to last 2 sts. D .SLEEVES … With Dark ch Work in pattern as for Back. Sew shoulder. work a row of sc around neck edge holding in to fit. work a row of sc up right front. Push buttons through fabric of right front to fasten. work-ing into each sc. increasing 1 st at both ends of every other row until there are Work straight until piece measures in all ending with a 52 55 56 sts 59 sts 4" 4½" Light row Dark row To shape top: 1st row: Sl st across 4 sts. matching stripes. Sew sleeves in. Sew desired number of buttons evenly down left front. do not work these last 4 sts. around neck edge. Do not work these last 2 sts. work in pattern across to last 4 sts. Attach Dark to lower edge of right front. Repeat last row until there remain 10 sts 11 sts Fasten off. With right side facing and Dark. and down left front edge.

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