Karine

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Cirilia Rose

This sweet cardigan has subtle textures scattered throughout and a feminine waist tie.

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 – 24(24-25-25½-26-26½)”


Materials

5(6-7-7-8-9) Balls Berroco Remix (100 grs), #3960 Strawberry

Straight knitting needles, sizes 6 (4.00 mm) and 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 4.00 mm (G-6)

Three 1” buttons

2 St markers


Gauge

18 sts = 4”; 25 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


King Charles Brocade (Multiple of 12 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k9, p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  K1, * p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 3:  K1, * p1, k1, p1, k5, (p1, k1) twice, rep from * across.

Row 4:  P1, * (p1, k1) twice, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2, rep from * across.

Row 5:  K1, * k2, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k3, rep from * across.

Row 6:  P1, * p3, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p4, rep from * across.

Row 7:  K1, * k4, p1, k1, p1, k5, rep from * across.

Row 8:  Rep Row 6.

Row 9:  Rep Row 5.

Row 10:  Rep Row 4.

Row 11:  Rep Row 3.

Row 12:  Rep Row 2.

Rep these 12 rows for King Charles Brocade.


Back

With smaller needles, cast on 110(122-134-146-158-170) 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 28(32-34-38-40-44) sts across – 82(90-100-108-118-126) sts.  Work even in St st until piece measures 3½(3½-4-4-4½-4½)” from beg, end on WS.  Dec 1 st each side of next row, then every 1” 6 times more – 68(76-86-94-104-112) sts.  Work even until piece measures 10½(10½-11-11-11½-11½)” from beg, end on WS.

Eyelet Row (RS):  K6(4-4-8-7-6), * yo, k2 tog, k3(4-5-5-6-7), rep from * across, end last rep k5(4-3-7-7-5) instead of k3(4-5-5-6-7).  Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 11½(11½-12-12-12½-12½)” from beg, end on WS, dec 1 st at end of last row – 67(75-85-93-103-111) sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K3(1-0-4-3-1), place marker, work Row 1 of King Charles Brocade to last 3(1-0-4-3-1) sts, place marker, k to end.

Row 2:  P to first marker, work Row 2 of King Charles Brocade to last marker, p to end.  Work in pat as established, inc 1 st each side every 1” 3 times – 73(81-91-99-109-117) sts.   Work even until piece measures 15½(15½-16-16-16½-16½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 63(69-77-85-91-97) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 4(7-9-11-12-12) times – 55(55-59-63-67-73) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7½(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Bind off 4(4-4-6-6-7) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 4(4-5-5-6-7) sts at beg of the next 4 rows.  Bind off remaining 31 sts for back neck.


Left Front

With smaller needles, cast on 56(64-68-76-80-88) sts.

Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 6 sts, place marker, (k1, p1) 3 times for frontband.

Row 2:  (P1, k1) 3 times, sl marker, p2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 2” from beg, end on RS.  Change to larger needles.

Dec Row (WS):  (P1, k1) 3 times, sl marker, p to end, dec 11(15-15-18-18-21) sts across – 45(49-53-58-62-67) sts.  Keeping 6 sts at front edge in pat as established and remaining sts in St st, work even until piece measures 3½(3½-4-4-4½-4½)” from beg, end on WS.  Dec 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge every 1” 6 times more – 38(42-46-51-55-60) sts.  Work even until piece measures 10½(10½-11-11-11½-11½)” from beg, end on WS.

Eyelet Row (RS):  K5(4-3-8-7-7), * yo, k2 tog, k3(4-5-5-6-7), rep from * 4 times more, yo, k2 tog, k to marker, work in pat as established to end.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures 11½(11½-12-12-12½-12½)” from beg, end on WS, dec 1(inc 1-dec 1-dec 2-dec 0-dec 1) st at end of last row – 37(43-45-49-55-59) sts.

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K6(0-2-6-0-4), place marker, work Row 1 of King Charles Brocade to marker, work in pat as established to end.

Row 2:  Work in pat as established to first marker, work Row 2 of King Charles Brocade to last marker, p to end.  Work in pat as established, inc 1 st at beg of RS rows every 1” 3 times – 40(46-48-52-58-62) sts.  Work even until piece measures 15½(15½-16-16-16½-16½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following RS row – 35(40-41-45-49-52) sts.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 4(7-9-11-12-12) times – 31(33-32-34-37-40) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 5½(5½-6-6½-6½-7)”, end on RS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (WS):Bind off 11(13-10-10-11-11) sts, work to end – 20(20-22-24-26-29) sts.  Dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 6 times, then every RS row twice – 12(12-14-16-18-21) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 7½(7½-8-8½-8½-9)”, end on WS.  Bind off 4(4-4-6-6-7) sts at armhole edge once, then 4(4-5-5-6-7) sts twice for shoulder.  Mark placement of 3 buttonholes on frontband, the first at beg of King Charles Brocade section, the last ¾” below neck shaping and the other evenly spaced between.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing frontband and pat st placement and all shaping.  When piece measures 11½(11½-12-12-12½-12½)” from beg, end on WS.

Buttonhole Row (RS):  Work 3 sts, bind off 2 sts, work to end.

Following Row:  Work in pat as established, cast on 2 sts over sts bound off on previous row.  Complete to correspond to left front, making 2 more buttonholes opposite markers on frontband.  Bind off for armhole on WS rows.  Bind off for neck on RS row.  Bind off for shoulder on WS rows.


Sleeves

With smaller needles, cast on 50 sts.  Work in ribbing same as back for 4”, end on RS. Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 13 sts across – 37 sts.  Work in King Charles Brocade, inc 1 st each side every 1½(1½-1-1-¾-¾)” 8(8-11-13-15-17) times – 53(53-59-63-67-71) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 43(41-45-49-49-51) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 2(3-3-2-2-3) times, then every RS row 12(10-10-13-13-11) times, end on WS – 15(15-19-19-19-23) sts.  Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows.  Bind off remaining 11(11-15-15-15-19) sts.


Finishing

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

Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at left front edge.  Work in Reverse sc around entire neck edge.  Fasten off.  Sew on buttons.

Twisted Cord:  Cut 2 strands of yarn 3½ times the desired length of finished cord.  (We suggest that you measure your waist, then add 24” to it for ties.)  Put cords together and fold in half.  Tie ends in a knot.  Holding the knot in your hand, slip the loop over a hook and pull tight.  Slip a pencil through the knotted end and twist until cord is so tight that it can’t be twisted further and starts to double back on itself.  Put 1 finger in center of cord and carefully fold in half.  Knot both ends.  Weave cord through eyelet row of sweater, starting at inner edge of right frontband and ending at inner edge of left frontband.