Alpine

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

A cropped one button cardigan with half sleeves and an easy chevron pattern.

Shown in size Small

 

Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.

 

Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 17(17-18-19-20-20)”

 

Materials

4(4-5-6-6-7) Hanks Cuzco (100 grs), #9641 Quenko Sky

Straight knitting needles, sizes 8 (5.00 mm) and 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

One 1 1/4” pin for fastener

2 St holders

1 St marker

 

Gauge

15 sts = 4”;  21 rows = 4” in St st on size 10 (6.00 mm) needles

15 sts = 3 ¼”;  21 rows = 4” in Pat St on size 10 (6.00 mm) needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Pattern Stitch (Worked over 15 sts)

Row 1 (RS):  P2, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p2.

Row 2:  K1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1.

Row 3:  P1, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, p1.

Row 4:  K3, p2, k5, p2, k3.

Rep these 4 rows for Pat St.

 

Back

With smaller needles, cast on 69(77-85-93-103-111) sts.

Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 9(9-10-10-13-13) sts across – 60(68-75-83-90-98) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 9 1/2” from beg, end on WS.

Note:  When decreasing 1 st at beg and end of RS rows, k2, SSK, k to last 4 sts, k2 tog, k2.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(4-5-6-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, 2(3-4-4-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, 0(2-2-3-3-3) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then dec 1 st each side of the next 2 RS rows as in note – 46(46-49-53-56-60) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7 1/2(7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9-9)”, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

Left Front

With smaller needles, cast on 39(43-47-51-55-59) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 2”, end on WS.  Change to larger needles.

Next Row (RS):  K13(17-21-25-29-33), decreasing 2(2-2-2-3-3) sts across, place marker, work Row 1 of Pat St over 15 sts, sl last 11 sts to holder for frontband – 26(30-34-38-41-45) sts.

Following Row:  Work Row 2 of Pat St to marker, p to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 9 1/2” from beg, end on WS.

Note:  From here you will be decreasing at both armhole and neck edges at the same time  (See note for back armholes).

Shape Armhole and Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Bind off 3(4-5-6-7-8) sts, work to end – 23(26-29-32-34-37) sts.

Following Row:  Bind off 4 sts, work to end – 19(22-25-28-30-33) sts.  Bind off 2(3-4-4-5-6) sts at armhole edge once, 0(2-2-3-3-3) sts once, then dec 1 st at armhole edge same as back every RS row twice.  AT THE SAME TIME,  bind off 3 sts at neck edge once, 2 sts once, then dec 1 st at neck edge every RS row 6 times.  When all decs have been completed, work even on 4(4-6-8-9-11) sts until armhole measures 7 1/2(7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9-9)”, end on WS.  Bind off.

 

Right Front

Work same as left front until piece measures 2” from beg, end on RS – 39(43-47-51-55-59) sts.

Next Row (WS):  P13(17-21-25-29-33), decreasing 2(2-2-2-3-3) sts across, place marker, p15, sl last 11 sts onto holder for frontband – 26(30-34-38-41-45) sts.

Following Row:  Work Row 1 of Pat St to marker, k to end.  Complete same as left front, reversing all shaping.  Bind off and dec for neck at beg of RS rows.  Bind off for armhole at beg of WS rows.  Dec for armhole at end of RS rows.

 

Sleeves

With smaller needles, cast on 45(45-49-53-57-61) sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 4”, end on WS, dec 1 st at end of last row – 44(44-48-52-56-60) sts.  Change to larger needles and work in St st.

Note:  When decreasing 1 st at beg and end of RS rows, k2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 36(36-40-44-48-52) sts.  Dec 1 st each side (see note for back armholes) every RS row 3 times, every 4th row 5 times, then every RS row twice, end on WS.  Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 10(10-14-18-22-26) sts.

 

Finishing

Left Frontband:  With RS facing, sl 11 sts from left front holder onto smaller needle.  Join yarn, M1k (this st will be worked in St st), work in ribbing as established to end – 12 sts.  Work even in pat as established until frontband, when slightly stretched, reaches to beg of neck shaping, end on WS.  Bind off.  Sew inner edge of frontband to left front edge.

Right Frontband:  With WS facing, sl 11 sts from right front holder onto smaller needle.  Join yarn, M1p (this st will be worked in St st), work in ribbing as established to end – 12 sts.  Complete same as left frontband.  Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Neckband: With RS facing, using smaller needles, beg at right front edge, pick up and k133 sts around entire neck edge to left front edge.  Knit 3 rows, end on WS.  Work 6 rows in ribbing same as back, end on WS.  K the next row, dec 33 sts across – 100 sts.  Knit 3 rows, end on WS.

Bind-off Row:  K2 tog, * (yo, bind off yo) 3 times, k2 tog, rep from * across.  Fasten neck with pin. 
Optional:  If desired, using size 5.00 mm (H) crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st in right front edge of neckband.  Make a chain (buttonloop) 1” long.  Join with a sl st 1” below joining.  Fasten off.  Sew 1 ¼” button to left front edge of neckband opposite buttonloop.