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Autumn Leaves by Janine Le Cras

A classic scoop neck cardigan worked from the bottom up. This cardigan, gently shaped at the waist, has a lace yoke with the decreases cleverly hidden in the contrasting garter stitch bands.

Sizes

Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)”
2-3” positive ease recommended.
Shown is size 40”

Yarn

Rowan Pure Wool DK (100% superwash wool;136 yards [125 meters] / 50 g): color 018 Chocolate Brown (MC), 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) balls

Rowan Tapestry (70% wool 30% soybean protein fiber; 131 yards [120 meters] / 50 g) color 173 Antique (CC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) balls

Needles

US #6 (4 mm): straight and 24” circular

Gauge

22 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st after wet blocking.

Notions

Removable stitch markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; nine 1/2" buttons.

Abbreviations

Please see our standard list of abbreviations.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the bottom up in one piece until the armholes are reached. The sleeves are knitted separately and joined to the body at the armholes to form a yoke that is decreased down to form a scooped neckline.

Body

Cast on 176 (198, 220, 242, 264, 286, 308) sts and work 4 rows garter stitch (knit every row).
Continue working in st st and place removable markers after 44 and 132, (49 and 149, 55 and 165, 60 and 182, 66 and 198, 71 and 215, 77 and 231) sts to mark the placement of the waist shaping.

Waist Shaping

Waist decreases (RS): *Knit to within 3 sts of marker ssk, k1, sl marker, k1, k2tog*, repeat betn *s, knit to end.
Repeat this row every 6th row 6, (7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) times. Work 0, (0, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows even.
Waist increases (RS): *Knit to within 3 sts of first marker M1L, k1, sl marker, k1, M1R*, knit to within 3 stitches of the second marker and repeat betn *s, knit to end.
Cont working even until work measures 13 (14, 14.5, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5) inches [32.5, (35, 36. 35, 40, 41.25, 42.5, 43.75) ]cm, ending with a WS row.
Armhole shaping (RS): Knit to within 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts of first marker. Bind off 8 (10, 10, 12, 14, 14, 14) sts, knit to within 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) of second marker, bind off 8 (10, 10, 12, 14, 14, 14) sts, knit to end.

Place stitches on a stitch holder or waste yarn while you make sleeves.

Sleeves

Make 2

CO 38 (42, 42, 44, 44, 50, 50) sts and work 4 rows in garter stitch.
Cont working in st st working incs as follows.
Increase 1 st at each end of the next and following 6th (6th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 4th, 4th) row for a total of 17 (18, 20, 24, 28, 29, 31) times. 72, (78, 82, 92, 100, 108, 112) sts. Continue until sleeve measures 15 (15.5, 16, 16.5, 16.5, 17, 17) inches [37.5, (38.75, 40, 41.25, 41.25, 42.5, 42.5)] cm 

Shape armholes as follows

Bind off 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next two rows. Place rem sts on a stitch holder or waste yarn. 

Yoke

Join sleeves and body and begin yoke as follows

With WS facing, purl across the left front stitches, the stitches of the first sleeve, the stitches from the back of the body, the stitches of the second sleeve, and then the stitches of the right front; 288 (314, 344, 378, 408, 446, 476) sts

Change to contrast color and work 2 rows of garter st, on the third row increase 2 (decrease 4, decrease 4, increase 2, increase 2, increase 4, increase 4) stitches evenly across the body; 290 (310, 340, 380, 410, 450, 480) sts. Work 2 more rows garter st.

Change to main color and work lace chart 1 starting with a WS row 29 (31, 34, 38, 41, 45, 48) times across the yoke.

Change to contrast color and work 2 rows garter st. Next Row: *Knit 4, k2tog, rep from * across row, ending with k2 (4, 4, 2, 2, 0, 0). Knit 2 more rows garter st.

Change to main color, and work lace chart 2 starting with a WS row.

Change to contrast color and work 2 rows garter st. Next Row: *Knit 3, k2tog, rep from * across row. Knit 2 more rows garter st.

Change to main color, and work lace chart 3 starting with a WS row.

Change to contrast color and work 2 rows garter st. Next Row: *Knit 2, k2tog , rep from * across row. Knit 2 more rows garter st.

Bind off all stitches.

Finishing

Using mattress st, sew up the arm seams and then close the small seam left at the under arm. Weave in any loose ends.

Buttonhole band

Using Main color, with RS facing, pick up 95 (97, 103, 111, 113, 115, 117) sts along the edge of the right front opening. Work two rows of garter st.
Next row: work 9 evenly spaced buttonholes as follows.
Size 1: Knit 3, *bind off 1st, k 10. Repeat from * 8 times, knit to end. Knit next row casting on the bound off stitches, using the backward loop method, as you reach them. Knit one more row and then cast off all st.
Size 2: Knit 4, *bind off 1st, k 10. Repeat from * 8 times, knit to end. Knit next row casting on the bound off stitches, using the backward loop method, as you reach them. Knit one more row and then cast off all st.
Size 3: Knit 2, *bind off 1st, k 11. Repeat from * 8 times, knit to end. Knit next row casting on the bound off stitches, using the backward loop method, as you reach them. Knit one more row and then cast off all st.
Size 4: Knit 2, *bind off 1st, k 12. Repeat from * 8 times, knit to end. Knit next row casting on the bound off stitches, using the backward loop method, as you reach them. Knit one more row and then cast off all st.
Size 5: Knit 3, *bind off 1st, k 12. Repeat from * 8 times, knit to end. Knit next row casting on the bound off stitches, using the backward loop method, as you reach them. Knit one more row and then cast off all st.
Size 6: Knit 4, *bind off 1st, k 12. Repeat 8 times, knit to end. Knit next row casting on the bound off stitches, using the backward loop method, as you reach them. Knit one more row and then cast off all st.
Size 7: Knit 5 *bind off 1st, k 12. Repeat from * 8 times, knit to end. Knit next row casting on the bound off stitches as you reach them, using the backward loop method. Knit one more row and then cast off all st.

Button band

Using Main color, with RS facing, pick up 95 (97, 104, 111, 112, 115, 117) sts along the edge of the left front opening. Work five rows of garter st. Bind off all sts.

Block garment to measurements shown in the schematic, sew on buttons.

About the Designer: Janine LeCras

janine lecrasJanine Le Cras, lives works and windsurfs on the small island of Guernsey in the middle of the English Channel. When she is not knitting, spinning or designing she can usually be found on her favorite beach sailing over the waves.

She can also be found at her blog and on Ravelry under the user name Guernseygal.

Pattern and images © 2008 Janine LeCras. Contact .

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