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Alanna Shadow Stripe Cardigan 

The Alanna Shadow Stripe Cardigan is a unique take on classic striped cardigans. The broad stripes down the body and arms are worked by using as the main color a toning DK and Lace yarn, for the stripe a contrasting lace strand is used which creates a shadow like stripe against the DK yarn.

Time: Two Week Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 33.25 (37.75, 42.25, 46.75, 51)(55.5, 58.25, 62.5, 65.25)” to fit bust 29-31 (33-35, 37-39, 41-43, 45-47)(49-51, 53-55, 57-59, 61-63)”

4 -7” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 37.75”

Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (100% Merino wool; 115 yards (105 meters)/50 grams): 2 Ecru (9 (9, 11, 11, 12)(13, 14, 15, 16) balls)

Lace weight yarn

West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite Lace (80% Falkland wool, 20% mulberry silk, 875 yards (800 meters)/100 grams): 011 Pearl (CC1, 1 skein), 585 Belgravia (CC2, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 24” straight and circular needles

Notions:4 markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

LH – left hand

RH – right hand

m – marker

Special Stitches

M1RS: Lift first back bump down of first stitch on LH needle onto LH needle and knit it; WS: Lift second purl bump down of stitch just worked on RH needle up onto LH needle and purl it

Pattern Notes

Color Sequence: Hold together *MC and CC1 for 20 rows, MC and CC2 for 20 rows, rep from * throughout garment.

Pattern

Upper Body

Hold tog MC and CC1, CO 2 sts for front, pm4, CO 4 (4, 6, 6, 6)(6, 8, 8, 9) sts for sleeve, pm3, CO 20 (20, 20, 22, 20)(20, 22, 22, 22) sts for back, pm2, CO 4 (4, 6, 6, 6)(6, 8, 8, 9) sts for sleeve, pm1, CO 2 sts for front. (32 (32, 36, 38, 36)(36, 42, 42, 44) sts)

Cont in color sequence as defined in Pattern Notes throughout the piece.

Yoke shaping:

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): Knit to last st before marker1, M1, k1, sl m, k1, M0 (0, 0, 1, 1)(1, 1, 1, 1), knit to last st before marker2, M0 (0, 0, 1, 1)(1, 1, 1, 1), k1, sl m, k1, M1, knit to last st before marker3, M1, k1, sl m, k1, M0 (0, 0, 1, 1)(1, 1, 1, 1), knit to last st before marker4, M0 (0, 0, 1, 1)(1, 1, 1, 1), k1, sl m, k1, M1, knit to end. (36 (36, 38, 44, 42)(42, 50, 50, 52) sts; 3 front sts each, 4 (4, 6, 8, 8)(8, 10, 10, 11) sleeve sts each, 22 (22, 22, 24, 22)(22, 24, 24, 24) back sts)

Cont in St st.

Work front, back, and sleeve increases at the same time as follows.

Once a set of increases is complete, cont even for that increase set until all other increases have been completed and a total of 62 (62, 72, 72, 82) (92, 92, 100, 110) rows from CO have been worked, ending with a WS row.

Front edge increases: M1 at the beg and end of the row every 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) (10, 9, 9, 10)th row 9 (9, 9, 10, 9) (9, 10, 10, 10) times. (9 (9, 9, 10, 9) (9, 10, 10, 10) sts increased each front edge)

Front section increases: M1 before marker1 and after marker4 every 2 rows 20 (25, 30, 32, 38) (41, 42, 46, 48) more times. (20 (25, 30, 32, 38) (41, 42, 46, 48) sts increased each front section)

Sleeve section increases: M1 after marker1 and before marker2 (inside sleeve 1 section) and after marker3 and before marker4 (inside sleeve 2 section) (as seen when working a RS row even though increases may take place on a WS row) every 3 (3, 3, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) rows 19 (19, 21, 29, 30) (31, 31, 32, 33) more times. (38 (38, 42, 58, 60) (62, 62, 64, 66) sts increased each sleeve section)

Back section increases: M1 after marker2 and before marker 3 (inside back section) every 2 rows 22 (27, 30, 34, 38)(43, 44, 48, 51) more times. (44 (54, 60, 68, 76)(86, 88, 96, 102) back sts increased)

When all increases have been completed there will be at total of 214 (234, 262, 314, 334)(354, 366, 386, 402) sts: 32 (37, 42, 45, 50)(53, 55, 59, 61) front sts each, 42 (42, 48, 66, 68)(60, 72, 74, 77) sleeve sts each, 66 (76, 82, 92, 98)(108, 112, 120, 126) back sts.

Lower Body

Make a note of the number of rows you have worked in the color of the color sequence for the sleeves.

Separate body and sleeves (RS): Knit to marker1, place on hold next 42 (42, 48, 66, 68)(70, 72, 74, 77) sleeve sts to marker2, CO 10 (10, 12, 14, 16)(18, 20, 22, 23) sts for underarm, knit to marker3, place on hold next 42 (42, 48, 66, 68)(70, 72, 74, 77) sleeve sts to marker4, CO 10 (10, 12, 14, 16)(18, 20, 22, 23) sts for underarm, knit to end. (150 (170, 190, 210, 230)(250, 262, 282, 294) sts)

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Rep last 2 rows 48 (48, 43, 43, 38) (35, 35, 31, 28) more times, then work Row 1 once more.

Hem Ribbing:

Hold tog MC and CC1.

Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * across.

Row 2: P2, *k1, p2; rep from * across.

Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.

BO all sts.

Sleeves

Cont in sleeve color sequence as set.

Set-up Rnd: From center of underarm CO, pick up and knit 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 11) sts, k42 (42, 48, 66, 68) (70, 72, 74, 77) held sleeve sts, pick up and knit 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12) sts, join to work in the rnd. (52 (52, 60, 80, 84)(88, 92, 96, 100) sts)

Knit 54 (54, 50, 46, 30) (24, 17, 16, 24) rnds.

Dec Rnd: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec rnd every 9th (9th, 7th, 4th, 4th) (4th ,4th, 4th, 3rd) rnd 7 (7, 9, 17, 19) (19, 21, 21, 23) more times. (36 (36, 40, 44, 44) (48, 48, 52, 52) sts rem)

Cuff Ribbing:

Hold tog MC and CC1.

Rnds 1-12: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Front and neck edging:

Hold tog MC and CC1.

With RS facing, pick up and knit 113 (113, 113, 116, 117) (117, 118, 118, 118) sts from bottom of left front edge up to CO edge, pick up and knit 32 (32, 36, 38, 36) (36, 42, 42, 42) sts along top yoke CO edge, pick up and knit 113 (113, 113, 116, 117) (117, 118, 118, 118) sts along right front edge. (258 (258, 262, 270, 270) ( 270, 278, 278, 278) sts)

Row 1 (WS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * across.

Row 2 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * across.

Rep last 2 rows 4 more times.

BO all sts.

Weave in all ends, and block to measurements shown on schematic.

Measurements:

Bust circumference: 33.25 (37.75, 42.25, 46.75, 51)(55.5, 58.25, 62.5, 65.25)”

Total length: 24.75 (24.75, 24.75, 24.75, 24.75)(25.25, 25.25, 25.25, 26)”

Yoke depth: 8.75 (8.75, 10.25, 10.25, 11.75)(13, 13, 14.25, 15.75)”

Lower body length: 16 (16, 14.5, 14.5, 13)(12.25, 12.25, 11, 10.25)”

Sleeve length: 18.5 (18.5, 18, 18, 17)(16, 16.25, 16, 15)”

Upper arm circumference: 11.5 (11.5, 13.25, 17.75, 18.5)(19.5, 20.5, 21.25, 22.25)”

Wrist circumference: 8 (8, 9, 9.75, 9.75)(10.5, 10.5, 11.5, 11.5)”

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