Twyla

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

Twyla is a smart cardigan that fastens with a single button in Softwist.

We have listed an alternate yarn choice as Softwist is discontinued and may have limited availability in your area

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for 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 – 20 1/2(20 1/2-21-21 1/2-22)”


Materials

14(15-17-20-22) Hanks Berroco Softwist (50 grs), #9415 Pilaster

Alternate Yarn: 7(7-8-10-11) Hanks Berroco Ultra Alpaca (100 grs)

Crochet hook, size 5.50 mm (I) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

One 1 3/4” button


Gauge

8 clusters = 4”;  9 rows = 4” in cluster pat with size 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

When directions say to dec, work the dec listed below that applies.

1. To dec the first half cluster at beg of rows, work hdc in ch-1 of first cluster, then work in pat to end.  Work hdc over this st until next dec.

2. To dec the first half cluster at end of rows, work 1 hdc in ch-1 of last cluster, turn.  Work hdc in this st until next dec.

3. To dec the second half cluster at beg of rows, skip 1 hdc, work in pat to end.

4. To dec the second half cluster at end of rows, skip last hdc, turn.


Back

With crochet hook, ch 74(82-90-98-106).

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end – 73(81-89-97-105) sc.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2:  Insert hook in first sc, draw up a loop, yo, skip 1 sc, draw up a loop in next sc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1 (cluster made);  * draw up a loop in same sc as last loop of last cluster, skip 1 sc, yo, draw up a loop in next sc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1 to form eye of cluster;  rep from * across – 36(40-44-48-52) clusters.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 2, draw up a loop in 3rd ch from hook (ch-1 of cluster on row below), yo, draw up a loop in top of cluster, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1, * draw up a loop in ch-1 of next cluster of row below, yo, draw up a loop in top of cluster, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1, rep from * across.  Turn.  Rep Row 3 for Cluster Pat.  Work even until piece measures 2” from beg.  Dec one half cluster at each end of next row.  Rep this dec every 3” 3 times more – 32(36-40-44-48) clusters.  Work even until piece measures 12 1/2” from beg, do not work ch 2 at end of last row, just turn.

Shape Armholes:  Sl st over 2(2-3-3-3) clusters at beg of the next 2 rows – 28(32-34-38-42) clusters.  Dec one half cluster at beg and end of the next row, then rep this dec every other row 1(3-3-3-3) times more – 26(28-30-34-38) clusters.  Work even until armholes measure 7 1/2(7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9)”, do not work ch 2 at end of last row, just turn.

Shape Shoulders:  Row 1:  Sl st over 2(2-3-4-5) clusters, work in pat to last 2(2-3-4-5) clusters, turn.

Row 2:  Sl st over 1(2-2-3-4) clusters, work in pat to last 1(2-2-3-4) clusters, fasten off.


Left Front

With crochet hook, ch 36(40-44-48-52).  Rep Row 1 of back – 35(39-43-47-51) sc.  Continue from Row 2 same as back until piece measures 2” from beg – 17(19-21-23-25) clusters.  Dec one half cluster at beg of the next row, then at same edge every 3” 3 times more – 15(17-19-21-23) clusters.  AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 10(10-10 1/2-11-11 1/2)”, dec one half cluster at the other edge and mark this edge for front v-neck.  Continuing to work decs at side edge if necessary, dec one half cluster at neck edge every 1 3/4” 4 times more.  When piece measures 12 1/2” from beg, end on RS with neck marker on the left, do not ch 2 at end of last row, just turn.

Shape Armhole:  Sl st over 2(2-3-3-3) clusters, work to end.  Continuing to work neck decs, dec one half cluster at armhole edge every other row 2(4-4-4-4) times.  When all armhole and neck decs have been completed, work even on 9 1/2(10 1/2-11 1/2-13 1/2-15 1/2) clusters until armhole measures 5(5-5 1/2-6-6 1/2)”, end on WS with neck marker on the right.

Shape Neck:  Sl st over 3 1/2 clusters, work to end.  Dec one half cluster at same edge EVERY row 6 times – 3(4-5-7-9) clusters.  Work even until armhole measures 7 1/2(7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9)”, end on WS with neck marker on the left, do not ch 2 at end of last row, just turn.

Shape Shoulder:  Sl st over 2(2-3-4-5) clusters, work to end.  Fasten off.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.


Sleeves

With crochet hook, ch 50(50-54-58-62).  Rep Row 1 of back – 49(49-53-57-61) sc.  Continue from Row 2 same as back until piece measures 16 1/2” from beg – 24(24-26-28-30) clusters.

Shape Cap:  Sl st over 2(2-3-3-3) clusters at beg of the next 2 rows – 20(20-20-22-24) clusters.  Dec one half cluster each end of next row, then EVERY row 9(9-11-11-11) times.  Sl st over first 2 clusters at beg of the next 2(2-0-0-0) rows – 6(6-8-10-12) clusters.  Work even if necessary until cap measures 5”.  Fasten off.


Finishing

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

Outer Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at center back neck, work in sc around entire outer edge of garment, working sc’s in each corner and keeping sts even so work lies flat, join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc around and work 3 sc’s in each corner, join with a sl st in ch-1.  Rep Rnd 2 twice more.

Buttonhole Rnd:  Work same as Rnd 2 to 3 sc’s before first v-neck dec on right front, ch 3, skip 3 sc’s, work to end.

Next Rnd:  Work same as Rnd 2, working 1 sc in each ch of buttonhole.  Rep Rnd 2 twice more.  Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at sleeve seam, work in sc around lower edge of sleeve, join with a sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st in ch-1.  Rep Rnd 2, 6 times more.  Fasten off.  Sew on button.