Knits for Men – Inisheer Cardigan – free pattern





Directions are for Size 40. Changes for Sizes 42, 44 and 46 are in parentheses.

Materials Needed
Knitting Worsted weight yarn, 4 oz. skeins – 6 skeins for sizes 40, 42 and 44, 7 skeins for size 46
Knitting needles one pair each size 6 and 8, one set double point needles size 6

Gauge
Pattern stitches on Size 8 needles – 6 sts. to 1 inch, 6 rows to 1 inch
Reverse Stockinette Stitch on Size 8 needles – 5 sts. to 1 inch, 6 rows to 1 inch.

Take the time to check your Gauge

 

Back: Work same as back of Pullover. Bind off rem’ing 40 (42-44-46) sts for neck.

Sleeves: Work same as sleeves of Pullover.

Right Front: With Size 6 needles cast on – 70-72-76).
P 1 and K 1 in ribbing for 19 rows, Inc’ing 1 st in last st for Sizes 42, 44 and 46.





Next row P 59 (62-64-68), slip rem’ing 9 sts to a holder for border, change to Size 8 needles.
Row 1 – Right side: Work Row 1 of Pat C on 10 (10-10-14) sts, place marker, Pat A on 13 sts, place marker, Pat B on 18 sts, place marker, Pat A on 13 sts, place marker, P 5 (8-10-10).
Row 2: K 5 (8-10-10), work Row 2 of each pat across row.
Continue in pats to same length as back underarm, end at side edge.
Width across front is 9 3/4 (10 1/4-10 3/4- 11 1/4) inches.

Armhole and Neck: Bind off 5 at side edge, work to end.
Dec 1 at beg of row for neck and 1 st at end of row for armhole.
Repeat dec at armhole edge every other row 4 (4-5-4) times more and at The Same Time dec 1 at neck edge
every other row twice then every 3rd row 16 (17-16-19) times more.
Work on 30 (32-34-36) sts to match back armhole.
Shoulders: Bind off 10 (10-12-12) at armhole edge once then 10 (11-11-12) at same edge twice.

Border: With Size 6 needles continue in ribbing on the 9 sts on holder until band fits to center back of neck when stretched slightly. Bind off. Mark position of 6 buttons on border sts, having first marker about 1 inch from lower edge, 6th marker 1/2 inch below first neck dec.

Left Front: With Size 6 needles cast on 68 (70-72-76).
K 1 and P 1 in ribbing for 5 rows, end at front edge.





Buttonhole: Work 3, bind off next 3, work to end.
Next row cast on 3 over buttonhole.
Complete 19 rows of ribbing, end at front edge.
Work 9 sts and slip them to a holder for border, P remaining sts. increasing 1 st in last st for Sizes 42, 44 and 46 only.
Change to Size 8 needles.
Row 1 – Right side: P 5 (8-10-10), work Row 1 of Pat A on 13 sts, place marker, Pat B on 18 sts, place marker,
Pat A on 13 sts, place marker, Pat C on 10 (10-10-14) sts.
Complete to correspond to right front.

Buttonhole Border: With Size 6 needles work in ribbing on the 9 sts on holder, making buttonholes as before opposite markers.
Finish as right front.
Seam shoulders. Sew sleeves in place then sew underarm and sleeve seams.
Sew border sts to fronts. Weave or sew ends of borders tog and sew to back of neck.

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