Loquat

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

An easy texture and interesting construction combine to make a cardigan you will want to live in when the weather turns cold.

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 – 20½(20½-21½-22-23-23½)”


Materials

7(8-9-11-12-13) Hanks Berroco Borealis (100 grs), #5079 Hekla

Straight knitting needles, size 11 (8.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE


Gauge

12 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in Pat St

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Note:   BOTH st and row gauge are extremely important to assure that your garment will have the correct measurements


Note

Fronts and back yoke of this garment are worked in one piece from lower edge of left front, across back yoke to lower edge of right front (see schematic)


Pattern Stitch (Odd number of sts)

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

Row 2:  Purl.

Rep these 2 rows for Pat St


Back

Cast on 55(61-67-73-79-85) sts.  Work even in Pat St for 3(3-3½-3½-4-4)”, end on WS.  Dec 1 st each end of next row, then every 4½” twice more – 49(55-61-67-73-79) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13(13-13½-13½-14-14)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-6-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 39(43-47-53-57-63) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every RS row 3(3-4-5-6-7) times – 33(37-39-43-45-49) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 5½(5½-6-6½-7-7½)”, end on WS.  Bind off.


Fronts/Back Yoke

Left Front:  Cast on 39(45-51-57-63-69) sts.  Work even in Pat St for 3(3-3½-3½-4-4)”, end on WS.  Dec 1 st at beg of the next RS row, then at same edge every 4½” twice more – 36(42-48-54-60-66) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13(13-13½-13½-14-14)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-6-6) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following RS row – 31(36-41-47-52-58) sts.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 3(3-4-5-6-7) times – 28(33-37-42-46-51) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 5½(5½-6-6½-7-7½)”, end on WS.  Inc 1 st at armhole edge every RS row twice, then EVERY row 4 times – 34(39-43-48-52-57) sts.  Mark end of last row for beg of back yoke.

Back Yoke:  Work even until piece measures 11(12-13-14-15-16)” above marker, end on WS.  Mark end of last row for end of back yoke.

Right Front:  Shape Armhole:  Dec 1 st at beg of the next RS row, at same edge EVERY row 3 times more, then every RS row twice – 28(33-37-42-46-51) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 5” from last marker, end on WS.  Inc 1 st at beg of the next RS row, then at same edge every RS row 2(2-3-4-5-6) times more, end on WS – 31(36-41-47-52-58) sts.  Cast on 2 sts at beg of the next RS row, then 3(4-5-5-6-6) sts at beg of the following RS row – 36(42-48-54-60-66) sts.  Work even for 1”, end on WS.  Inc 1 st at beg of the next RS row, then at same edge every 4½” twice more – 39(45-51-57-63-69) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13(13-13½-13½-14-14)” above last cast-on row of armhole, end on WS.  Bind off.


Sleeves

Cast on 25(25-27-27-31-31) sts.  Work even in Pat St for 1”, end on WS.  Inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 3½(2½-2¼-2-2-1¾)” 5(6-7-8-8-9) times more – 37(39-43-45-49-51) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 3(4-5-5-6-6) sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of the following 2 rows – 27(27-29-31-33-35) sts.  Work 0(0-2-2-2-2) rows, end on WS.  Dec 1 st each end of next row, every 4th row 0(0-0-0-1-1) time more, then every RS row 8(8-7-7-5-5) times, end on WS.  Work even if necessary until cap measures 4½”, end on WS.  Bind off remaining 9(9-13-15-19-21) sts.


Finishing

Sew bound-off edge of back to side edge of back yoke between markers.  Note:  This seam is not the shoulder seam – it will fall approximately 2” down from shoulder towards back. Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.