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These are the text and three of the graphics instructions that SweaterMaker created for a Women's V-necked Set-in Sleeve Cardigan, size 40.

Knit both sleeves are knitted in a lace pattern of your choice, so that it looks very feminine. You'll have to knit a few swatches in order to get the lace stitch and row gauges to match your stockinette gauges for the front and back. The sweater also has a simple picot hem, which complements the lace. The cardigan requires five buttons, and your choice of buttons will really make a statement for this sweater. Little pearls will look different than, say, wooden disks.

I did change a few of the default measurements. For example, I made the V-neck deeper and rounded off a few other measurements so they ended in 0.5" instead of 0.376" or whatever. I like working with quarter-inches.

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Text Instructions

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WOMEN'S SET-IN CARDIGAN WITH V-NECK

A Cardigan Sweater Featuring a
Set-in Body Style and a V neck.

Designed by Colleen Kobe
Customized Women's - 40
10/1/2008
Yarn : acrylic 3-ply
Main Tension : 8
Hem Tension : 5
Units of Measurement : Inches
Stitch Gauge : 7.00 st/in
Row Gauge : 10.00 r/in
Full Needle Rib Row Gauge : 15.00r/in
Hem Style : Picot

You will need five buttons for the cardigan band.

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User Notes
Made this pretty feminine sweater with lacy sleeves. It was a
challenge to get
the stitch and row gauges the same as stockinette, but I did! :-D
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Abbreviation Description

1s-2r-3x 1 stitch every 2 rows 3 times
BO bind off
CO cast on
COL carriage on left
COR carriage on right
dec decrease
EON every other needle
EOS every other stitch
FK full knit
FNR full-needle rib
HP hold position
HT hem tension
inc increase
IWP in work position
K knit
MB main bed
MT main tension
n[-1] needle 1 left of 0
n[2] needle 2 right of 0
n[-30..31] the needles between 30 left of 0 and 31 right of
0, including needles n[-30] and n[31]

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OWP out of work position
PK partial knit
PU pick up
RC row counter
RCxxx Row counter number xxx. Example: RC020 means
row number 20.
RG row gauge
SG stitch gauge
sl slip
SO scrap off (using ravel cord and waste yarn)
SR short row
st(s) stitch(es)
T tension
Tx/y Set tension on main bed carriage to x, and
tension or ribber carriage to y. Example:
T6.0/5.3 would mean set the main bed carriage
tension to 6.0, and the ribber carriage tension
to 5.3.
WP work position

Note: unless otherwise specified, this pattern conforms to the
following rule: if the row counter number is EVEN, the carriage
will be on the RIGHT. So if the pattern says "RC104", you can
assume the carriage should be on the right.


READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE KNITTING.

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B A C K

PICOT HEM
RC000, T5. E-wrap cast on EON 126 sts (n[-63..63]) on MB. K to
RC021.

RC021. Starting with the second needle in WP, transfer EOS one
needle to the left. Be sure to leave the empty needles in WP.
This will be the fold line for the hem, and forms the picot edge.
K 1 row.

RC022, T8 (main T). K 22 more rows. Hang hem on every other
needle, using the loops formed by the E-wrap cast on.

Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[-69..69] to WP on
MB. Rehang hem on machine, BUT leave the following needles empty
but in work position:

n[-59] n[-49] n[-39] n[-29] n[-19] n[ -8] n[ 3] n[ 14]
n[ 25] n[ 36] n[ 47] n[ 58]


Shaping Summary for the Sweater Back

RC000: n[-69..69], T8. K to RC017.

RC017: n[-69..69], T8. Inc 1s-17r-7x, then 1s-18r-1x.
Therefore, at the designated row counts, you will have these
needles in WP:

RC017: n[-70..70] RC068: n[-73..73] RC119: n[-76..76]
RC034: n[-71..71] RC085: n[-74..74] RC136: n[-77..77]
RC051: n[-72..72] RC102: n[-75..75]

K straight to RC156.

ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC156: BO 9s-1r-2x
RC158: Dec 1s-1r-7x, then 1s-2r-7x

SHOULDER SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC240: SR dec 5s-2r-4x, then 6s-2r-1x

BACK NECK SHAPING (on inside edge of work):
RC240: Bring all needles LEFT of n[14] to HP. All
remaining shaping is on left side of the needles in
WP.
RC240: SR dec 2s-2r-1x, then 3s-2r-4x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.


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Detailed List of Back Rows and the Needles in WP

RC156: n[-77..68] RC165: n[-60..60] RC242: n[ 19..49]
RC157: n[-68..68] RC167: n[-59..59] RC243: n[ 19..44]
RC158: n[-67..67] RC169: n[-58..58] RC244: n[ 22..44]
RC159: n[-66..66] RC171: n[-57..57] RC245: n[ 22..39]
RC160: n[-65..65] RC173: n[-56..56] RC246: n[ 25..39]
RC161: n[-64..64] RC175: n[-55..55] RC247: n[ 25..34]
RC162: n[-63..63] RC177: n[-54..54] RC248: n[ 28..34]
RC163: n[-62..62] RC240: n[ 16..54] RC249: n[ 28..28]
RC164: n[-61..61] RC241: n[ 16..49]

Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts. Scrap
off shoulder and waste. Reset RC to RC240, put carriage on LEFT,
thread carriage, and K the other side of the back, reversing all
shaping directions.

RC250. Break yarn, rethread carriage, and K 1 row over all sts.
Scrap off the shoulders and back neck as follows:

Left Shoulder : 26 sts (n[-54..-29])
Back Neck : 56 sts (n[-28..28])
Right Shoulder : 26 sts (n[29..54])


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R I G H T F R O N T

Knit the front hem the same way that you knitted the back hem,
EXCEPT only bring 65 sts (n[1..65]) to WP.
Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[1..65] to WP on
MB. Rehang hem on machine, BUT leave the following needles empty
but in work position:

n[ 22] n[ 43]


Then knit the front the same as the back all the way to RC156.

Shaping Summary for the Sweater Front


ARMHOLE SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC156: BO 9s-1r-2x
RC158: Dec 1s-1r-7x, then 1s-2r-7x

SHOULDER SHAPING (on outside edges of work):
RC240: SR dec 5s-2r-4x, then 6s-2r-1x

FRONT NECK SHAPING (on inside edge of work):
RC160: Dec 1s-3r-6x, then 1s-4r-17x

Refer to the table above to determine whether needles NOT knit
will be scrapped off, bound off, etc. See the table below of row
counters and the needles in WP on all rows.

Detailed List of Front Rows and the Needles in WP

RC156: n[ 1..64] RC173: n[ 6..52] RC218: n[ 18..50]
RC158: n[ 1..63] RC175: n[ 7..51] RC222: n[ 19..50]
RC159: n[ 1..62] RC177: n[ 7..50] RC226: n[ 20..50]
RC160: n[ 2..61] RC178: n[ 8..50] RC230: n[ 21..50]
RC161: n[ 2..60] RC182: n[ 9..50] RC234: n[ 22..50]
RC162: n[ 2..59] RC186: n[ 10..50] RC238: n[ 23..50]
RC163: n[ 3..58] RC190: n[ 11..50] RC241: n[ 23..45]
RC164: n[ 3..57] RC194: n[ 12..50] RC242: n[ 24..45]
RC165: n[ 3..56] RC198: n[ 13..50] RC243: n[ 24..40]
RC166: n[ 4..56] RC202: n[ 14..50] RC245: n[ 24..35]
RC167: n[ 4..55] RC206: n[ 15..50] RC246: n[ 25..35]
RC169: n[ 5..54] RC210: n[ 16..50] RC247: n[ 25..30]
RC171: n[ 5..53] RC214: n[ 17..50] RC249: n[ 25..25]
RC172: n[ 6..53]

RC250. Break yarn and rethread carriage. K 1 row over all sts.
Scrap off 26 sts (n[25..50]) for the right shoulder.

Repeat these instructions for the left front, reversing all
left/right directions and using the left side of the knitting
machine bed.

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S L E E V E S
(make 2)

Knit the sleeve cuff (hem) the same way that you knitted the hem
on the back, EXCEPT only bring 64 sts (n[-32..32]) to WP, and K
12 rows.

Scrap off all sts on ravel and waste. Bring n[-35..35] to WP on
MB. Rehang hem on machine, BUT leave the following needles empty
but in work position:

n[-25] n[-15] n[ -5] n[ 5] n[ 15] n[ 25]


RC000: n[-35..35], T8. K to RC007.

RC007: n[-35..35], T8. Inc 1s-7r-1x, then 1s-8r-20x. Therefore,
at the designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC007: n[-36..36] RC062: n[-43..43] RC118: n[-50..50]
RC014: n[-37..37] RC070: n[-44..44] RC126: n[-51..51]
RC022: n[-38..38] RC078: n[-45..45] RC134: n[-52..52]
RC030: n[-39..39] RC086: n[-46..46] RC142: n[-53..53]
RC038: n[-40..40] RC094: n[-47..47] RC150: n[-54..54]
RC046: n[-41..41] RC102: n[-48..48] RC158: n[-55..55]
RC054: n[-42..42] RC110: n[-49..49] RC166: n[-56..56]

K straight to RC176.

RC176: n[-56..56]. Begin cap shaping, which starts the same as
the armhole decrease for the front and back. BO 9 sts at the
beginning of this and the next row.

RC178: n[-47..47], T8. Dec 1s-1r-7x, then 1s-2r-7x. Therefore,
at the designated row counts, you will have these needles in WP:

RC178: n[-46..46] RC183: n[-41..41] RC191: n[-36..36]
RC179: n[-45..45] RC184: n[-40..40] RC193: n[-35..35]
RC180: n[-44..44] RC185: n[-39..39] RC195: n[-34..34]
RC181: n[-43..43] RC187: n[-38..38] RC197: n[-33..33]
RC182: n[-42..42] RC189: n[-37..37]


RC199: n[-33..33], T8. Dec or bind off: Full-fashion decrease
using your two-prong tool if only one stitch is removed; decrease
with your latch tool if more than one stitch is removed. Watch
needles in WP carefully!



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RC199: n[-32..32] RC218: n[-26..26] RC224: n[-20..20]
RC205: n[-31..31] RC219: n[-25..25] RC225: n[-19..19]
RC209: n[-30..30] RC220: n[-24..24] RC226: n[-16..16]
RC212: n[-29..29] RC221: n[-23..23] RC227: n[-14..14]
RC214: n[-28..28] RC222: n[-22..22] RC228: n[-12..12]
RC216: n[-27..27] RC223: n[-21..21] RC229: n[ -8.. 8]

K straight to RC232.
RC232. BO all sts.

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F I N I S H I N G

JOIN ONE SHOULDER. With right side facing, hang the body's right
shoulder sts on the MB. Push the sts behind the latches. With
wrong side facing, hang the right front shoulder sts on those
same needles in FRONT of the latches. Pull the front st through
the back st, then BO.


CARDIGAN BAND

On a V-neck sweater, there is only one cardigan band. It starts
at the bottom of the hem ribbing on one side of the body, wraps
around the neck, then goes all the way down to the bottom of the
other hem. Therefore, the cardigan band itself comprises the
V-neck trim.

The band is knitted in full needle rib, so be sure to set your
machine to half-pitch (or you may break some needles). It's
knitted at a very tight tension (the hem tension you specified
will be ignored in these directions), so that it lays nice, flat,
and evenly across the wearer's body. However, this may mean that
you must pull out your needles on every row to be sure all sts
are knitted.

Fashion reminder: On a woman's garment, the RIGHT side of the
band is the buttonHOLE band. The buttonHOLE side will be knitted
FIRST.

The band will be 1.25 Inches wide and 62.50 Inches long.

NOTE: On the INSide of the band (that is, the side that will be
sewn to the sweater), bring 1 extra needle on the MB to WP. This
is the band's sew-up st.

RC000, T0/0. Set machine for full-needle rib.
Bring 19 sts (MB: n[-5..5]; RB: n[-4..5]) to WP. K the zig-zag
row and hang comb. Set carriage to circular rib and K 3 rows,
ending with COR.

RC000, T3/3. Set carriage to K all sts and hang one or two light
weights. K 938 rows in FNR and AT THE SAME TIME do the
following:

1. Insert a buttonhole on rows 8, 64, 120, 176, and 232.
Do this by transferring the sts on n[-1] and n[1] to n[-2] and
n[2], respectively, on the MB. Do the same on the ribber.
That will leave a nice little 4-stitch-wide hole. Leave the
needles in WP and continue knitting. When you're done,
transfer sts to MB (hang them on the needles already in WP)
and scrap off.
2. Mark the edge sts of work on RC469.
3. Mark rows 706, 762, 818, 874, and 930 for buttons.

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Matching the middle back neck marker with the middle cardigan
band marker, sew the cardigan band to the sweater.
Sew buttons to the band on the marked rows.



Join both sleeves to the garment, sew side and sleeve seams, and
hide tails. You're done!




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