I am so so so excited ya'll! I have finally completed, test knit, and am publishing my very first knitting pattern! Whooooo!

First of all, I have to say hats off to all of the fabulous knitwear designers out there. Seriously, this ish is hard. There is so much math involved, and numbers are not my strong suit. But after some serious calculator skills and some math checking my by science-minded hubby, this pattern is ready to go!

So, I present to you...... (drumroll please)..... The Ribtastic Cardi!

The entire pattern is presented below, but the pattern is also available

HERE in PDF form.
Ribtastic is a top-down raglan cardigan made out of worsted weight yarn. It features a decreasing rib pattern along the bottom, and pockets made using short-rows, to appear continuous with the decreasing ribbing of the body.

As a smaller disclaimer, I have done my very best to ensure this pattern is free of errors. However, it is my first design. So if you encounter an error or pattern instructions are unclear, just let me know and I'll attempt to fix it. Thanks so much!

**Gauge:** 20 sts and 24 rows per 4”

**Yarn: **Lion Brand Heartland in Yosemite

**Yardage: **1410 (1530, 1600, 1700, 1800)

**Needles: **US 7 DPN’s or 40” circular, US 8 32” circular, or __size that achieves gauge__

**Sizing:** 32 (34, 38, 40, 44)

Cast On 54 (56, 62, 67, 69)
stitches

Row 1 - Set up Row (RS): K2 (2, 2,
3, 3), PM, K8 (8, 10, 10, 10) PM, K34 (36, 38, 41, 43), PM, K8 (8, 10, 10,
10), PM, K2 (2, 2, 3, 3)

Row 2 (WS): Purl

**Increases:**

Row
1:(RS) *Knit to 1 stitch before marker, KFB, SM, K1, KFB* (4 times) Knit to end (8 sts inc.)

Row
2: (WS) Purl

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 23 (25, 28, 30,
34) times.

**Separate Sleeves and Body**

(RS) Knit to marker 1, Remover
marker and place stitches on waste yarn, cast on 2 (2, 3, 4, 4), remove marker.
Knit to marker 3, place sleeve stitches on waist yar, cast on 2 (2, 3, 4, 4)
knit to end. 134 (144, 164, 179, 197 ) sts left on needle

(WS) Purl

(RS) Increase 0 (2, 2, 3, 1) evenly
on this row.

(WS) Purl

Continue in stockinette stitch
until body measures 10 (11, 12, 12, 13) inches from underarm, or 8 inches from desired pattern length.

Bottom Ribbing:

Row 1: K2, P2, Knit to 4 sts from
end, P2, K2

Row 2: P2, K2, Purl to 4 sts from
end, K2, P2

Row 3: (K2, P2) 2 times, Knit to 8
sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times

Row 4: (P2, K2) 2 times, Purl to 8
sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times

Row 5: (K2, P2) 3 times, Knit to 12
sts from end, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 6: (P2, K2) 3 times, Purl to 12
sts from end, (K2, P2) 3 times

Repeat Rows 5 & 6 seven more
times (8 times total)

Row 7: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, P2,
Knit to 44 sts from end, P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 8: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, K2,
Purl to 44 sts from end, K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 9: : (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, P2,
K2, P2, Knit to 48 sts from end, P2, K2, P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3

times

Row 10: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, K2,
P2, K2, Purl to 48 sts from end, K2, P2,K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3

times

Row 11: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 52 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 12: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 52 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 13: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 56 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 14: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 56 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 15: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 60 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 16: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 60 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 17: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 64 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 18: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 64 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

*For
size 32, move to rows 49 and 50*

Row 19: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 68 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 20: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 68 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 21: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 70 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 22: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 70 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

*For
size 34, move to rows 49 and 50*

Row 23: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 72 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 24: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 72 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 25: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 74 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 26: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 74 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 27: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 76 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 28: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 76 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 29: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 78 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 30: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 78 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 31: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 80 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 32: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 80 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

*For size 38, move to rows 49 and 50*

Row 33: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 82 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 34: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 82 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 35: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 84 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 36: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 84 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 37: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 86 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 38: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 86 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 39: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 88 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 40: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 88 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

*For size 40, move to rows 49 and 50*

Row 41: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 90 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 42: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 90 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 43: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 92 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 44: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 92 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 45: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 94 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 46: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 94 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 47: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, (P2,
K2) 2 times, P2, Knit to 96 sts from end, (P2, K2) 2 times,

P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 48: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, (K2,
P2) 2 times, K2, Purl to 96 sts from end, (K2, P2) 2 times,

K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Row 49: (K2, P2) 3 times, K30, *P2,
K2* to 40 sts from end, P2, K30, (P2, K2) 3 times

Row 50: (P2, K2) 3 times, P30, *K2,
P2* to 40 sts from end, K2, P30, (K2, P2) 3 times

Repeat Rows 21 & 22 13 (11, 9,
7, 5) more times.

Row 15: *K2, P2* to end

Row 16: *P2, K2* to end

Switch to smaller needles.

Repeat Rows 15 & 16 7 more
times (8 times total)

**Bind off loosely in pattern. **

**Front Edging:**

**Switching to smaller needles and with RS
facing, pick up and knit 3 of every 4 sts all the way around, ending with a
multiple of 4+2. Work *k2,p2* for 2.5’’. Bind off.**

**Sleeves:**

Place held stitches on circular or
double pointed needles. PM for beginning of round.

Pick up 2 stitches from underarm,
knit around held stitches, pick up 2 more stitches from underarm. 58 (62, 70, 74, 82) sts.

Knit 1 round.

Decrease round: K1, SSK, knit to last 3 stitches,
K2tog, K1

Repeat decrease round every 6 rounds 11 (13, 15, 17, 20) times, until there are 36 (36, 40, 40, 44) sts remaining.

Knit in stockinette until sleeve
measures 14 (14, 15, 16, 16) inches from underarm, or 4 inches from desired
length.

Switching to smaller needles: K2,
P2 for 4 inches.

Bind of sleeve stiches loosely.

Repeat for second sleeve.

**Pockets:**

With front RS facing, pick up 26
stitches, beginning 12 stitches from edging and at the bottom of the
stockinette section of ribbing.

Row 1 (WS): *K2, P2* to end

Row 2 (RS): *P2, K2* to end.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until pocket
is even with front cardigan ribbing.

Row 1 (and all RS rows): *P2, K2*
to end.

Row 2 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 4 from
end. Turn.

Row 4 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 8 from
end. Turn.

Row 6 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 12 from
end. Turn.

Row 8 (WS): *K2, P2* K2 to 16 from
end. Turn.

Row 10 (WS): K2, P2, K2 to 20 from
end. Turn.

Row12: (WS): *K2, P2* to end.

Bind off in pattern. Seam pocket
sides to cardigan.