Solaris

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

Our Solaris cardigan, knit in suede, is an update on tradition with draped front shawl collar construction that flatters the curves.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

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


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48)”

Length – 19½(19½-20-20½-21)”

Note:  Due to the design of this garment, there is quite a bit of wrap in the front which will accommodate multiple sizes for each size given.  The length given is for the back.  The fronts will hang down longer.


Materials

10(11-13-15-16) Balls Berroco Suede (50 grs), #3764 Tombstone

Straight knitting needles, size 8 (5.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE


Gauge

19 sts = 4”;  28 rows = 4” in Pat St

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Pattern Stitch (over odd # of sts)

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

Row 2:  Purl.

Rep these 2 rows for Pat St.


Back

With straight needles, cast on 87(95-105-115-125) sts.  Work even in Pat St for 2”, end on WS.  Dec 1 st each end of next row, then every 2 1/2” 4 times more – 77(85-95-105-115) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Bind off 5(6-7-8-10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 67(73-81-89-95) sts.  Dec 1 st at each armhole edge every RS row 7(8-10-11-12) times – 53(57-61-67-71) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 5 1/2(5 1/2-6-6 1/2-7)”, end on WS.  Bind off.


Fronts

Note:  Left front, back yoke and right front are made all in one piece (see schematic).

Left Front:  With straight needles, cast on 61(71-81-89-99) sts.  Work even in Pat St for 2”, end on WS.  Dec 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge every 3 1/4” 3 times more – 57(67-77-85-95) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armhole:  Bind off 5(6-7-8-10) sts at beg of the next row – 52(61-70-77-85) sts.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 7(8-10-11-12) times – 45(53-60-66-73) sts.  Work even until armhole measures 5 1/2(5 1/2-6-6 1/2-7)”, end on WS.  Mark end of last row.  Inc 1 st at armhole edge every RS row 5 times, then EVERY row 5 times – 55(63-70-76-83) sts.  Mark end of last row.

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

Right Front:  Shape Armhole:  Dec 1 st at beg of the next row, at same edge EVERY row 4 times more, then every RS row 5 times, end on WS – 45(53-60-66-73) sts.  Mark end of last row.  Work even until armhole measures 3 1/2(3 1/4-3 1/4-3 1/2-3 1/2)” above last marker, end on WS.  Inc 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge every RS row 6(7-9-10-11) times more, end on WS – 52(61-70-77-85) sts.  Cast on 5(6-7-8-10) sts at beg of the next row – 57(67-77-85-95) sts.  Work even for 1”, end on WS.  Inc 1 st at beg of the next row, then at same edge every 3 1/4” 3 times more – 61(71-81-89-99) sts.  Work even until piece measures 13” above cast-on sts at end of armhole, end on WS.  Bind off.


Sleeves

With straight needles, cast on 39 sts.  Work even in Pat St for 1”, end on WS.  Inc 1 st each end of next row, then every 1 3/4(1 3/4-1 1/2-1 1/4-1)” 9(9-11-13-15) times more – 59(59-63-67-71) sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Cap:  Bind off 5(6-7-8-10) sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 49(47-49-51-51) sts.  Dec 1 st each side every 4th row 1(2-3-4-6) times, every RS row 12(10-8-6-2) times, then EVERY row 4 times, end on WS.  Bind off remaining 15(15-19-23-27) sts.


Finishing

Sew bound-off sts of back to edge of back yoke between markers.  Sew sleeve seams.  Sew in sleeves.