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Myrah Patchwork Cardigan

This chunky cardigan is fun to knit! Made with varying colors and textures, the end result is a visually inspiring piece that will be as much fun to talk about as it is to knit (and wear)!

Time: 1 Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 37.75 (39.75, 43.75, 47.75, 51.75, 55.75, 59.75, 63.75, 67.75)” to fit bust 30 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”

5-10” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 9 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Cable pattern, blocked gently.

Materials

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunk (50% acrylic, 50% wool; 60 yards [55 meters]/100 grams): #908 Light Caramel (A, 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls), #927 Racing Green (B, 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls), #906 Granite Grey (C, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls), #907 Vanilla Cream (D, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls), #905 Slate Grey (E, 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls)

Needles: US size 17(12 mm) 60” circular needles

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Bobble: (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in indicated st, turn, p5, turn, k5tog.

K4Below: K1 in st 4 rows below.

C2F: Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front of work, k2, k2 from cn.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in flat panels, and seamed at the shoulders, around the sleeve, and down the side seam. The neckline is picked up and knitted at the end.

Pattern

Back

With A, CO 46 (46, 50, 54, 60, 64, 70, 74, 78) using the Long Tail CO technique.

Ribbing

Rows 1-5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 7): [K1, p1] across.

Bobble Section

Join E and cont with E.

Row 1 (RS): K2 (2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 0, 2, 1), [k6, Bobble] 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) times, k2 (2, 0, 2, 2, 0, 0, 2, 0).

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K2 (2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 0, 2, 1), [k3, Bobble, k3] 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) times, k2 (2, 0, 3, 2, 0, 0, 2, 0).

Rows 6-8: Rep Rows 2-4.

Rep last 8 rows 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) more time(s).

Then work 6 (7, 2, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 0) more row(s) in pattern.

Seed Stitch Section

Join D and cont with D.

Row 1: [K1, p1] across.

Row 2: [P1, k1] across.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 8, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11) more times.

Then work 0 (1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0) more row(s) in pattern.

Garter Stitch Section

Join B and cont with B.

Knit 16 (15, 18, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24) rows.

Join C and with C, BO all sts.

Left Front

With A, CO 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) using the Long Tail CO technique.

Ribbing

Rows 1-5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 7): [K1, p1] across.

Seed Stitch Section

Join C and cont with C.

Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] across.

Row 2 (WS): [P1, k1] across.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10) more times, then work Row 1 once more.

Bobble Section

Join B and cont with B.

Transition row (WS): Purl.

Row 1 (RS): [K6, Bobble] 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) times, k6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 2, 4, 6, 1).

Row 2: P.

Row 3: K.

Row 4: P.

Row 5: [K3, Bobble, k3] 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) times, [k3, Bobble] 1 (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0) time(s), k2 (1, 3, 1, 3, 2, 4, 2, 1).

Rows 6-8: Rep Rows 2-4.

Rep last 8 rows 0 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) more time(s).

Then work 7 (1, 3, 3, 3, 5, 7, 7, 1) more row(s) in pattern.

Knit Below Section

Join D and cont with D.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: K1 (2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1), [k3, K4Below] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) times, k3 (4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 3).

Rows 5-7: Rep Rows 1-3.

Row 8: K2 (3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2), [K4Below, k3] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) times, K4Below, k1 (2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1).

Rep last 8 rows 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) more times.

Then work 5 (6, 1, 0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7) more rows in pattern.

Join C and with C, BO all sts.

Right Front

With C, CO 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) using the Long Tail CO technique.

Ribbing

Rows 1-5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 7): [K1, p1] across.

Cable Section

Join D and cont with D:

Row 1 (WS): K3 (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3), [p4, k6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, 5)] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) time(s), p4, k3 (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 2).

Row 2: P3 (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 2), [k4, p6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, 5)] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) time(s), k4, p3 (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3).

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: P3 (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 2), [C2F, p6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, 5)] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) time(s), C2F, p3 (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 3).

Rep last 4 rows 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) more times.

Then work 2 (3, 2, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2, 0) more rows in pattern.

Garter Stitch Section

Join E and cont with E.

Knit 14 (15, 18, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24) rows.

Seed Stitch Section

Join A and cont with A.

Row 1: [K1, p1] across.

Row 2: [P1, k1] across.

Rep last 2 rows 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11) more times.

Join C and with C, BO all sts.

Sleeve (make 2)

With E, CO 16 (18, 20, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22, 24) sts using the Long Tail CO technique.

Ribbing

Rows 1-4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6): [K1, p1] across.

Next Row (WS): [P1, M1] across to last 2 sts, p2. (30 (34, 38, 38, 38, 42, 42, 42, 46) sts)

Seed Stitch Section

Join B and cont with B.

Row 1 (RS): [K1, p1] across.

Row 2 (WS): [P1, k1] across.

Rep last 2 rows 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8) more times, then work Row 1 once more.

Knit Below Section

Join A and cont with A.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: K2, [k3, K4Below] 6 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10) times, k4.

Rows 5-7: Rep Rows 1-3.

Row 8: K3, [K4Below, k3] 6 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10) times, K4Below, k2.

Rep last 8 rows 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1) more time(s).

Then work 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 0, 0, 0) more rows in pattern.

Cable Section

Join C and cont with C.

Row 1 (WS): K3 (5, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 1, 3), [p4, k6 (6, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 5, 5)] 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) times, p4, k3 (5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1, 3).

Row 2: P3 (5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1, 3), [k4, p6 (6, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 5, 5)] 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) times, k4, p3 (5, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 1, 3).

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: P3 (5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1, 3), [C2F, p6 (6, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 5, 5)] 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) times, C2F, p3 (5, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 1, 3).

Rep last 4 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times.

Then work 1 (3, 0, 0, 1, 3, 3, 0, 0) more rows in pattern.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Use C for seaming.

With RS held together, sew front panels to back panel at shoulders. Match center of top of sleeve with shoulder seam, and sew sleeve to body. Match cuff, sleeve and body and sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in all ends.

Front Band

Join C to bottom front panel. Pick up and k37 (39, 45, 43, 45, 51, 54, 57, 60) sts up front panel, 6 (2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 6, 4) sts across back neckline, and 37 (39, 45, 43, 45, 51, 54, 57, 60) sts down front panel. (80 (80, 92, 88, 94, 106, 114, 120, 124) sts)

Rows 1-4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6): [K1, p1] across.

BO all sts. Weave in ends.

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