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Slip Stitch Two Color Cardigan Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Two Color Cardigan Knitting Pattern

This two color slip stitch sweater pattern resembles a diamond quilting pattern; it features long, drop sleeves.

Size:
Medium
Finished chest measurement=41"

Gauge:
17 sts=4" with larger needles over pattern stitch

Materials:
Pingouin Fleur De Laine (heavy worsted weight) or appropriate substitution
100% wool
182 yards/166 meters
100 grams/3.5 ounces
5 skeins grey (B)
2 skeins red (A)
Size 8 US (5 mm) straight needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) circular needles 29" or longer
Size 10½ US; (6.5 mm) straight needles
stitch markers
stitch holders
7 buttons

Instructions
Pattern Stitch -Royal Quilting
Be sure when you slip the stitches, you don't work the next stitch tightly to avoid puckering.

Row 1 (WS): With A, k1, p1, *sl 5 with yarn in back (wyib), p1; rep from *, end k 1
Row 2: With B, knit
Row 3: With B, k1, p to last st, k1
Row 4: With A, k1, sl 3 wyib, *insert needle under loose strand from Row 1, k next st and bring completed st out under the loose strand to catch strand behind st; sl 5 wyib; rep from * to last 5 sts, end knit next st under loose strand, sl 3 wyib, k1
Row 5: With A, k1, sl 3 wyib, *p1, sl 5 wyib; rep from * to last 5 sts, end p1, sl 3 wyib, k1
Row 6: Rep Row 2
Row 7: Rep Row 3
Row 8: With A, k1, *knit next st under loose strand of Row 5, sl 5 wyib; rep from * to last 2 sts, end knit next st under loose strand, k1

Royal Quilting Knitting Stitch

Back
With smaller needles and B, CO 80 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3"
Inc 7 sts evenly over last row - 87 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch 14" or desired length.
Mark armhole.
Continue in Pattern Stitch until armhole measures 9" or desired length.
BO 27 sts beg next two rows.
Place rem st on holder.

Front (Make 2)
With smaller needles and B, CO 40 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3"
Inc 5 sts evenly over last row - 45 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch 14" or desired length.
Mark armhole.
Shape Neck
Keeping to pattern, at neck edge dec 1 st every other row 5 times, then every 4th row 13 times - 27 sts.
Continue in Pattern Stitch until armhole measures 9" or desired length.
BO.

Sleeves
With smaller needles and B, CO 36 sts. Work k1, p1 ribbing 3"
Inc 9 sts evenly over last row - 45 sts.
Change to larger needles and work in Pattern Stitch.
Keeping to pattern, inc 1 st each end every 6th row 18 times - 81 sts.
Work even in Pattern Stitch until sleeve measures 18½" from beg or desired length.
BO.

Neck And Buttonhole Bands
Seam shoulders.
With circular needles and B, pick up sts along neck edge from bottom ribbing to neckline; knit stitches from back of neck holder; pick up sts along neck edge from neckline to bottom ribbing for remainder of the band. Please see Picking up Stitches For Necklines And Armholes for more information.
Work k1, p1 ribbing for 7 rows. On the 3rd row, make buttonholes, spacing 7 buttonholes evenly.
BO.

Finishing
Sew in sleeves from marker to marker on front and back.
Seam sides and sleeves.
Sew on buttons.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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