Germania

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

 

A ruffled bottom edging lends femininity to this light and airy cardigan.


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.

To Fit Bust Size:  30(34-38-42-46-50)”

 

Finished measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 24½(25-26-26-27-27½)”

Note: This garment was designed with approximately 2” of ease.  Please take this into consideration when selecting your size.

 

Materials

6(6-7-8-9-10) Hanks BERROCO CIRRUS (25 grs), #2515 Delaware Bay

Straight knitting needles, sizes 10 (6.00 mm) and 10½ (7.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

 

Gauge

15 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4” in St st on smaller needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Back

With larger needles, cast on 90(98-106-112-118-126) sts.  Work even in St st for 3”, end on RS.  Change to smaller needles and k the next row on WS, dec 30(30-30-30-32-32) sts as evenly spaced across as possible – 60(68-76-82-86-94) sts.  Purl 2 rows, end on WS.  Work even in St st until piece measures 6(6-6½-6½-7-7)” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 58(66-74-80-84-92) sts.  Rep this dec every 4” once more – 56(64-72-78-82-90) sts.  Work even until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 58(66-74-80-84-92) sts.  Rep this inc every 3” once more – 60(68-76-82-86-94) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(16-16½-16½-17-17)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(4-4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 50(56-64-68-72-78) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 48(54-62-66-70-76) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 1(3-5-5-5-6) times more – 46(48-52-56-60-64) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7½(8-8½-8½-9-9½)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 4(5-5-5-7-7) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 4(4-5-6-6-7) sts at beg of the next 4 rows.  Bind off remaining 22 sts for back neck.

 

Left Front

With larger needles, cast on 45(49-53-56-60-63) sts.  Work even in St st for 3”, end on RS.  Change to smaller needles and k the next row on WS, dec 15(15-15-15-17-16) sts as evenly spaced across as possible – 30(34-38-41-43-47) sts.  Purl 2 rows, end on WS.  Work even in St st until piece measures 6(6-6½-6½-7-7)” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end – 29(33-37-40-42-46) sts.  Rep this dec every 4” once more – 28(32-36-39-41-45) sts.  Work even until piece measures 12(12-12½-12½-13-13)” from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to end – 29(33-37-40-42-46) sts.  Rep this inc every 3” once more – 30(34-38-41-43-47) sts.  Work even until piece measures 16(16-16½-16½-17-17)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Bind off 3(4-4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following RS row, end on WS – 25(28-32-34-36-39) sts.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end – 24(27-31-33-35-38) sts.  Rep this dec every RS row 1(3-5-5-5-6) times more – 23(24-26-28-30-32) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 6(6½-7-7-7½-8)”, end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (WS):  Bind off 6 sts, p to end – 17(18-20-22-24-26) sts.

Dec Row 1 (RS):   K to last 4 sts, k2 tog, k2 – 16(17-19-21-23-25) sts.

Dec Row 2 (WS):  P2, p2 tog, p to end – 15(16-18-20-22-24) sts.  Rep the last 2 rows once more, then rep Dec Row 1 once more – 12(13-15-17-19-21) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 7½(8-8½-8½-9-9½)”, end on WS.  Bind off 4(5-5-5-7-7) sts at armhole edge once, then 4(4-5-6-6-7) sts twice for shoulder.

 

Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Work side decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k1.  Work side incs at end of RS rows as M1k, k1.  Bind off for armhole on WS rows.  Work armhole decs at end of RS rows as SSK, k1.  Bind off for neck on RS row.  Work neck decs at beg of RS rows and at end of WS rows.  Bind off for shoulder on WS rows.

 

Sleeves

With smaller needles, cast on 34(34-36-36-38-38) sts.  Work even in St st for 2”, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to last st, M1k, k1 – 36(36-38-38-40-40) sts.  Rep this inc every 3(2-2-1½-1½-1¼)” 5(7-7-9-10-12) times more – 46(50-52-56-60-64) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 3(4-4-5-5-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 36(38-40-42-46-48) sts.  Work 2 rows even, end on WS. 

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, SSK, k1 – 34(36-38-40-44-46) sts.  Rep this dec every 4th row 0(1-1-0-0-1) time more, then every RS row 12(10-11-13-13-13) times, end on WS – 10(14-14-14-18-18) sts.  Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 6(10-10-10-14-14) sts.

 

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.