Loops and Threads Charisma Saddle Shoulder V-Neck Cardigan Sweater

Loops and Threads Charisma Saddle Shoulder V-Neck Cardigan Sweater

36″ = completed bust
34″ = my bust
therefore this project has 2 inches of positive ease figured into it

gauge: 3 st to 1 inch
size 9 needles (circular)

1. Saddle (make 2)

CO 10 st
k until piece is 3.5″ long
End on WS row

2. Back

pick up and knit 10 st along long edge of saddle, ending at co edge.
pm.
co 20 st for back neck.
pm.
beginning at co edge, pick up and knit 10 st along long side of saddle.

There are now 40 st on your needle.

3. Shoulders

work 1 ws row even.

begin shortrows:
– begin with rs row

-work to end of marked center st, then work 4 shoulder st.
-wrap the next st
-turn work

-now with ws facing
-work to end of marked center st, then work 4 shoulder st.
-wrap the next st.
-turn work.

-work wraps with wrapped st when you come to them

-work 4 st past the turning gap on the next 2 rows.
-wrap the next st.
-turn.

work back and forth until piece measures 6.25″ from shoulder line in center of saddle along arm hold edge (do not measure from center back neck).

end with ws row.

4. Shape Armholes

increase 1 st at each armhole edge every 2nd rs row.
co 2 st at beg of each armhole edge (using knitting on method. this is how all subsequent stitches that are co are cast on)

There are now 48 st on the needle.

Piece measures 7.5″ from shoulder line in center of saddle along armhole edge (not from center back neck).

Place st on waste yarn to work later for lower body.

5. Front (Cardigan, V Neck)

With RS facing, beg at armhole edge, pick up and knit 10 st along long edge of saddle, ending at CO at neck edge.
With RS still facing, join a second ball of yarn.
Begin at CO of other saddle, pick up and knit 10 st along side of other saddle, ending at armhole edge.

V NECK

Work each set of front st separately.
Work 1 WS row even.
Work short rows to shape shoulders as for back.
AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st every 2nd row, 10 times.

There are now 20 st at each side.

Continue until piece measures same length as beginning of armhole shaping.

End on WS row.

6. Armholes

Inc 1 st at each armhole edge every 2nd RS row 2 times.
CO 2 st at beg of each armhole edge 1 time.

There are now 24 st at each side.

Piece should measure same length as back from shoulder line in center of saddle along armhole edge.

7. Lower Body

With RS facing, work 24 left front st.
CO 6 st.
PM in center of these CO st to denote left seam.
Work 48 back st.
CO 6 st.
PM in center of these CO st to denote the right seam.
Work 24 right front st.

There are now 108 st on the needle.

Work a seam st at each side if desired.

Work even until piece measures 11″ from joining round.

Work edging for 2″.

BO all st.

8. Sleeves

RS facing. Begin at center of underarm.
pick up and knit in each of the 3 st at the base of the armhole.
pick up and knit 12 st to start of saddle.
PM
work 10 saddle st.
PM
pick up and knit 12 st to base of armhole.
pick up and knit 1 st in each of next 3 CO st across base of armhole, ending at center of the underarm.
PM
Join for working in rounds.

There are now 40 st on the needle.

9. Sleeve Cap

With RS facing, k to end of marked saddle st.
wrap next st. turn.

With WS facing, p to end of marked saddle st.
wrap next st. turn.

Work wraps with wrapped st as you come to them.

Work 1 st past turning gap. wrap next st after the gap, 7 times each side.

There will be 30 st between turning gaps, including the marked center st and the last wrapped st at each side.

Then work 1 st past the turning gap and wrap the next st at each side 1 time.

Then work 2 st past the turning gap and wrap the next st at each side one time.

All the st have now been worked.

Work even for 1.5″.

Dec 1 st at each side of the marker every 8th round 3 times.

Dec 1 st at each side of the marker every 6th round 3 times.

There are now 28 st.

Continue even until 1 sleeve = 13.5″ from joining round, or 2.5″ less than desired for total length.

Work desired edge for 2.5″.

BO all st.

10. Button Band

pick up and knit 3 st for every 4 rows along center front edge.
edge for 1″.
bo all st.
mark placement of buttons; one .5″ up from bo edge, one at beg of neck shaping, others evenly spaced.

11. Button Hole Band

At 3 st per inch gauge, may not be necessary.
Else, yo k2tog at desired position.
Else, crochet a buttonhole band.

DONE!! :)

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