Dolman Cardigan

Dolman Cardigan
Clothing Knitting Pattern

 

 

Free Knitting Patterns - Dolman Cardigan

 

Materials: Use baby wool yarn. 2 (1 oz.) balls. Two No. 12 and two No. 10 knitting needles or whichever size that will produce the gauge below. 6 buttons.

Measurements: To fit 19 1/2 to 20 inch chest. Length at center back 8".

Gauge: 8 sts and 10 rows = 1" with no. 10 needles in stocking stitch.

This cardigan is worked up the fronts and down the back without seams at shoulders. The sleeves are worked in kimono fashion along with the body of the garment.

Left Front: With No. 12 needles cast on 43 sts.

1st row: K2, * p1, k1. Repeat from * to last st, k1.

2nd row: K1, * p1, k1. Repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat these two rows of (K1, P1) ribbing for 16 rows in all. Change to No. 10 needles and proceed:

** 1st row: Knit to last 17 sts. K 2 tog., k3, wlfwd., k 1, wlfwd., k 3, sl 1, k1, psso (k1, p1) twice, K2.

2nd row: (K1, p1) twice, k1, p5, k3. Purl to end of row. Cast on 2 sts.

3rd row: Knit to last 17 sts, k 2 tog., k2, wlfwd, k3, wlfwd, k2, sl 1, k1, psso, (k1, p1) twice, k2.

4th row: (K1, p1) twice, k1, p4, k5, purl to end of row. Cast on 2 sts.

5th row: Knit to last 17 sts, k 2 tog., k1, wlfwd, k 5, wlfwd, k 1, sl 1, k1, psso, (k1, p1) twice, K2.

6th row: (k1, p1) twice, k1, p3, k7, purl to end of row. Cast on 2 sts.

7th row: Knit to last 17 sts, k 2 tog., wlfwd, k7, wlfwd, sl 1, k 1, psso, (k1, p1) twice, k 2. (front edge).

8th row: (k1, p1) twice, k1, p2, k9, purl to end of row. Cast on 2 sts, (side edge). ** (51 sts. on needle).

Work from ** to ** 5 times in all. (83 sts. on needle and the side shaping is completed).

Keeping side edge (now cuff edge) even and the 17 sts in pattern at front edge, as before, work 23 more rows, ending with 7th pattern row at front edge.

To shape neck: Cast off 16 sts beginning next row for neck and continue even in stocking st on remaining 67 sts until cuff edge measures 2 3/4" ending at neck edge. Break wool. Leave these sts on spare needle.

Right Front: With no. 12 needles, cast on 43 sts. Work 4 rows (k1, p1) ribbing as given for left front.

5th row: (1st buttonhole). K2, (k 2 tog, w.r.n. for buttonhole). * p2, k1, repeat from* to last st, k1. Rib 7 rows, repeat 5th row once then rib 3 rows. (16 rows in all). Change to no. 10 needles and proceed:

**1st row: K2, (p1, k1) twice, k 2 tog, k 3, wlfwd, k 1, wlfwd, k 3, sl 1, k 1, psso. Knit to end of row. Cast on 2 sts.

2nd row: Purl to last 13 sts, k 3, p 5, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

3rd row: K 2, (p1, k1) twice, k 2 tog, k 2, wlfwd, k 3, wlfwd, k 2, sl 1, k 1, psso, knit to end of row. Cast on 2 sts.

4th row: Purl to last 14 sts, k 5, p 4, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

5th row: K 2, (p1, k1) twice, k 2 tog, k 1, wlfwd, k 5, wlfwd, k 1, sl 1, k1, psso, knit to end of row. Cast on 2 sts.

6th row: Purl to last 15 sts, k 7, p 3, (k1, pp1) twice, k 1.

7th row: K 2, (p1, k1) twice, k 2 tog, wlfwd, k 7, wlfwd, sl 1, k 1, psso. Knit to end or row. Cast on 2 sts (side edge).

8th row: Purl to last 16 sts, k 9, p 2, (k1, p1) twice, k 1. (front edge). ** (51 sts on needle).

Having 15 rows between remaining 4 buttonholes, work from ** to ** 5 times in all. (83 sts on needle and the side shaping is completed).

Keeping side edge even and working pattern and buttonholes at front edge, as before, work 24 more rows, ending with 8th pattern row at front edge.

To shape neck: Cast off 16 sts beginning next row for neck and continue even in stocking st on remaining 67 sts until cuff edge measures 2 3/4" ending at neck edge.

Cast on 19 sts for back of neck at end of last row and, with wrong side of work facing, purl across the 67 sts of left front from spare needle. (153 sts on needle). K 1 row, p 1 row.

Next row: K 70, (inc 1 st in next st, k 3) 3 times. Inc 1 st in next st, k 70. (157 sts on needle).

Beginning with purl row, continue even in stocking st until work measures 2 3/4" from cast-on sts at back of neck, ending with purl row. Cast off 2 sts beginning every row to 77 sts on needle, ending with purl row.

Change to no. 12 needles and work 16 rows (k 1, p1)ribbing as given for left front. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Cuffs: With right side of work facing and no. 12 needles, pick up and knit 40 sts along edge of sleeve. Work 16 rows (k1, p1) ribbing. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Collar: With no 10 needles, cast on 70 sts. Knit 14 rows garter st. (plain knitting every row). Cast off 5 sts beginning next 8 rows. Cast off remaining sts.

To make up: Sew side seams. Sew cast-off edge of collar around neck, placing ends 2 sts in from each front edge. Press lightly. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

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