Clem

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Worked in an easy ribbed stitch, this long-sleeved cardigan with a deep v-neck is perfect for layering.

Skill level:  Easy

Shown in size Small
 

Sizes

Directions are for women's size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses
 

Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) - 32(36-40-44-48-52)" (slightly stretched)

Length - 19½(20-21-21-22-22½)"

Note:  This garment was designed with approximately 2" of ease.  Due to the nature of Karma, your garment will stretch slightly in length when worn and will be approximately 1" longer than original length.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.
 

Materials

10(11-13-14-16-18) Hanks Berroco Karma (50 grs), #3470 Lamp Black

Straight knitting needles, size 11 (8.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Four 1½" buttons from One World Button Supply Co.
 

Gauge

14 sts = 4"; 18 rows = 4" in k1, p1 ribbing (slightly stretched)

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
 

Back

Cast on 57(63-71-77-85-91) sts.

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 11(11-11½-11½-12-12)" from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(3-4-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows - 47(53-59-65-71-75) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, work to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 - 45(51-57-63-69-73) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 3(4-6-7-8-8) times more - 39(43-45-49-53-57) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7½(8-8½-8½-9-9½)", end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 4(5-5-6-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 3(4-5-6-7-8) sts at beg of the following 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 25 sts.
 

Left Front

Cast on 30(34-36-40-44-48) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  * K1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.

Row 2:  Sl 2 WYIF, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 11(11-11½-11½-12-12)" from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole and Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 3(3-4-4-5-6) sts, work to last 5 sts, SSK, p1, k2 - 26(30-31-35-38-41) sts.

Following Row:  Sl 2 WYIF, k1, work to end.  Continue to shape armhole same as back.  AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge in this manner every RS row 0(0-3-2-3-3) times more, then every 4th row 13(14-9-11-10-11) times.  When all decs have been completed, work even on 7(9-10-12-14-16) sts until armhole measures 7½(8-8½-8½-9-9½)", end on WS.  Bind off 4(5-5-6-7-8) sts at armhole edge once, then 3(4-5-6-7-8) sts once for shoulder.  Mark placement of 4 buttons along front edge, the first 1" up from lower edge, the last ½" down from beg of  neck shaping and the others evenly spaced between.

 

Right Front

Cast on 30(34-36-40-44-48) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  Sl 2 WYIB, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  * P1, k1, rep from * to last 2 sts, end p2.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1" from beg, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Sl 2 WYIB, p1, k1, yo, k2 tog, work to end.  Complete to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping and making 3 more buttonholes opposite markers on left front edge.  Work neck decs as sl 2 WYIB, p1. k2 tog.  Bind off for armhole on WS rows.  Work armhole decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k1.  Bind off for shoulder on WS rows.

 

Sleeves

Cast on 35(35-37-37-39-39) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 1", end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1, work to last st, M1, k1 - 37(37-39-39-41-41) sts.  Inc 1 st each side in this manner, working incs into ribbing, every 5¼(4-3¼-2¼-2¼-1¾)" 3(4-5-7-7-9) times more - 43(45-49-53-55-59) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18" from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 3(3-4-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows - 33(35-37-41-41-43) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, work to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 - 31(33-35-39-39-41) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 8(8-9-9-9-10) times more, end on WS - 15(17-17-21-21-21) sts.  Bind off 4(4-4-6-4-4) sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 7(9-9-9-13-13) sts.

 

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.  Sew on buttons.