Artois

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

 

A long line cardigan with flattering gathers. Artois is a raglan sweater with feminine short sleeves and a plunging v-neckline.

 

Sizes

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

Shown in size small

 

Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 36(40-44-48-52-56)”

Length – 29(29-29½-30-30½-31)”

Note: This garment was designed with an oversized fit. Please take that into consideration< when selecting your size.

 

Materials

9(10-11-12-13-14) Hanks Berroco Pure Pima (50 grs), #7583 Polished Grey Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE 29” Length circular knitting needle, size 4 (3.50 mm)

4 St markers

Four 1” buttons

 

Gauge

22 sts = 4”; 26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE BACK

With smaller straight needles, cast on 126(138- 150-162-174-186) sts.

Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.

Row 2: P2, * k2, p2, 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 26(28-28-30-30-32) sts across – 100(110-122-132-144-154) sts.

Establish Pat St: Row 1 (RS): K20(22-25-28- 31-33), place marker, * (k in front, back, then front of next st) 8 times *, place marker, k44(50- 56-60-66-72), place marker, rep between *’s once more, place marker, k20(22-25-28-31-33) – 132(142-154-164-176-186) sts.

Row 2: P to first marker, k to next marker, p to next marker, k to last marker, p to end.

Row 3: K to first marker, p to next marker, k to next marker, p to last marker, k to end.

Row 4: Purl, dropping markers. From here, work all sts in St st. When piece measures 4” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 130(140-152-162-174-184) sts. Rep this dec every ¾” 15 times more – 100(110-122-132- 144-154) sts. Work even until piece measures 19” from beg, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.

Note: When decreasing for armholes, dec 2 sts at beg and end of rows by either knitting 3 sts tog on RS rows or purling 3 sts tog on WS rows. To dec 1 st, knit 2 sts tog on RS rows and purl 2 sts tog on WS rows.

Shape Raglan Armholes: Dec 2 sts each side EVERY row 25(10-12-13-17-18)(5-8-8-11-11 times, then dec 1 st each side EVERY row 23(21- 20-24-23-2721(16-18-21-19-22) times, end on WS – 38 sts. Mark beg and end of last row. Inc 1 st each side every 1” 3 times, end on WS – 44 sts. Work even until piece measures 4” above markers, end on WS. Bind off for back neck.

 

Left Front

With smaller straight needles, cast on 454(62-70-74-82-90) sts. Work in ribbing same as back for 2”, end on RS. Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 610(12-14-14-16-18) sts across – 44(50-56-60-66-72) sts.

Establish Pat St: Row 1 (RS): K20(22-25-28- 31-33), place marker, (k in front, back then front of next st) 8 times, place marker, k16(20-23-24- 27-31) – 60(66-72-76-82-88) sts.

Row 2: P to first marker, k to last marker, p to end.

Row 3: K to first marker, p to last marker, k to end.

Row 4: Purl, dropping markers. Work from here in St st. When piece measures 4” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS): K1, k2 tog, k to end – 59(65-71- 75-81-87) sts. Rep this dec every ¾” 15 times more. AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 15” from beg, end on WS.

Shape V-Neck: Continuing to work side decs, work to last 3 sts, SSK, k1. Rep this dec every ½(½-½-¾-¾-¾)” 11(12-12-11-11-12) times more. When piece measures 19” from beg, end on WS. Mark end of last row for beg of armhole.

Shape Raglan Armhole: Dec 2 sts at armhole edge EVERY row 5(10-12-13-17-18) times, then dec 1 st at armhole edge EVERY row 21(16-18- 21-19-22) times, end on WS. When all armhole and neck decs have been completed, fasten off last st. Mark last st.

 

Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping and placement of pat st. Work side decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k1. Work neck decs at beg of RS rows as k1, k2 tog. Work armhole decs at end of RS rows.

 

Sleeves

With larger needles, cast on 100(100-106-106- 111-111) sts. Work even in St st for 1”, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for end of sleeve seam. Work even in St st until piece measures 6(7-8-9-10-11)” from beg, end on WS.

Establish Pat St: Row 1 (RS): K8(8-8-8-6-6), place marker, k3 tog 28(28-30-30-33-33) times, place marker k8(8-8-8-6-6) – 44(44-46-46-45- 45) sts.

Row 2: P to first marker, k to last marker, p to end.

Row 3: K to first marker, p to last marker, k to end.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5 (RS): K to first marker, * k in front, back then front of next st, rep from * to last marker, k to end – 100(100-106-106-111-111) sts. Beg with a p row, work in St st for 7 rows, end on WS. Rep Rows 1 – 4 once more, end on WS. Bind off remaining 44(44-46-46-45-45) sts.

 

Finishing

Sew side edges of sleeves to raglan sleeve caps between markers. Sew back half of bound-off row on sleeves to side edges of the 4” section of back armholes above markers. (The rest of the bound-off row of sleeves is part of the neck edge as on raglan sleeves.) Sew side and sleeve seams.

Left Front/Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needle, beg at center of back neck, pick up and k20 sts along back neck edge to sleeve, 22 sts across bound-off edge of sleeve, 54(54-58-58-62-66) sts along left front neck edge to beg of neck shaping, then 98 sts down left front edge – 194(194-198-198-202-206) sts. Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 1¼”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.

Right Front/Neckband: Beg at lower right front edge, work to correspond to left front/ neckband until band measures ½”, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS): Work 4 sts, yo, work 2 tog, * work 26 sts, yo, work 2 tog, rep from * twice more, work to end. Complete to correspond to left front/neckband. Sew edges of neckbands tog at center back neck. Sew on buttons.