Blue Meadow Cardigan

Inspired by the bold femininity of yesteryear, the Haley Cardigan combines a fitted shape with a directional lace pattern on the back to create a casually elegant garment. The body uses strong waist shaping along the sides and a deep v-neck to keep in the spirit of classic cardigans.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Bust Size 28½ (32¼, 36½, 40¾, 44½, 48¾)” / [72.5, 82, 92.75, 103.5, 113.75, 123.75 cm].

Shown in size 36½”

Gauge: 22 sts and 31 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Super fine weight yarn Anzula Luxury Fibers Squishy (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 385 yards [352 meters]/114 grams): 101715 Teal, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) hanks

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular needle and set of DPNs

Notions: Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; ten eye hooks.

Abbreviations

Ssp – Slip slip purl

Special Stitches

Lower Lace Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K1, (k2, yo, ssk) 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 14) times, k2, yo, ssk, k9, k2tog, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k2) 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 14) times, k1.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: (Yo, ssk, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, yo, ssk, k7, (k2tog, yo, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k2tog, yo.

Row 5: (K1, yo, ssk, k1) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k1, yo, ssk, k5, (k2tog, yo, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k2tog, yo, k1.

Row 7: (K2, yo, ssk) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k3, (k2tog, yo, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times.

Row 9: K1, (k2, yo, ssk) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k1.

Row 11: (Yo, ssk, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, yo, sl2, k1, p2sso, (yo, k2, k2tog) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, yo.

Row 12: Purl.

Rep Rows 5-12 for patt.

Middle Lace Pattern

Row 1 (RS): (K1, yo, ssk, k1) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k1, yo, ssk, k5, (k2tog, yo, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k2tog, yo, k1.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: (K2, yo, ssk) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k3, (k2tog, yo, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times.

Row 5: K1, (k2, yo, ssk) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k1.

Row 7: (Yo, ssk, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, yo, sl2, k1, p2sso, (yo, k2, k2tog) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, yo.

Row 9: K2, (k2, k2tog, yo) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k7, (yo, ssk, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15), k2.

Row 11: K1, (k2, k2tog, yo) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k1, (yo, ssk, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k2.

Row 13: (K2, k2tog, yo) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k3, (yo, ssk, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times.

Row 15: K1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k2tog, yo, k5, (yo, ssk, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, yo, ssk, k1.

Row 17: (K2tog, yo, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k2tog, yo, k7, (yo, ssk, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, yo, ssk.

Row 18: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-18 for patt.

Lower Lace Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K1, (k2, k2tog, yo) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k1, (yo, ssk, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k2.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: (K2, k2tog, yo) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times, k3, (yo, ssk, k2) 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16) times.

Row 5: K1, (k2tog, yo, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k2tog, yo, k5, (yo, ssk, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, yo, ssk, k1.

Row 7: (K2tog, yo, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, k2tog, yo, k7, (yo, ssk, k2) 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) times, yo, ssk.

Row 8: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Body is worked back and forth. Circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

The lace on the back is worked in conjunction with all other instructions. Whether working from charts or written instructions, read through the pattern carefully before beginning.

Pattern

Body

Using Backwards Loop method, CO 42 (47, 53, 59, 64, 70) front sts, pm, 81 (91, 103, 115, 125, 137) back sts, pm, 42 (47, 53, 59, 64, 70) front sts. Do not join – 165 (185, 209, 233, 253, 277) total sts.

Row 1 (RS): K3, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to the last 3 sts, k3.

Row 2 (WS): P3, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to the last 3 sts, p3.

Row 3: Sl3 pwise wyib, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to the last 3 sts, k3.

Row 4: Sl3 pwise wyif, k1, *p1, k1; rep from * to the last 3 sts, p3.

Rep last Rows 3-4 until piece meas 1” / [2.5 cm] from CO edge, ending on a RS row.

Next Row: Sl3 pwise wyif, k1, p to 4 sts before end, k1, p3.

Back Lace

Row 1 (RS): Sl3 pwise wyib, k to m, k7 (8, 10, 8, 9, 7), work Lower Lace Pattern over next 47 (51, 59, 63, 67, 75) sts, k to 4 sts before end, p1, k3.

Next Row (WS): Sl 3 pwise wyif, p to 4 sts before end, k1, p3.

Cont in est patt until piece meas approximately 7” / [17.75 cm] from CO edge, ending with Row 12.

Cont in patt, working Middle Lace Pattern Rows 1-18 once, then work Upper Lace Pattern, repeating Rows 1-8 through yoke to shoulder shaping. AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 2” / [5 cm] from CO edge, work waist shaping:

Shape Waist

Dec Row (RS): *Work in patt to 3 sts before m, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2tog; rep from *, maint patt to end – 4 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every 6th row 5 (5, 5, 5, 4, 4) more times.

Work even until piece meas 8” / [20.25] from CO edge, ending on a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): *Work in patt to 1 st before m, m1r, k1, sm, k1, m1l; rep from *, maint patt to end – 4 sts inc’d.

Rep Inc Row every 8th row 3 (3, 3, 3, 2, 2) more times – 157 (177, 201, 225, 245, 269) sts.

Work even in est patt until piece meas 13” / [33 cm] from CO edge, ending on a WS row.

Sleeves (make 2)

Using Backward Loop cast-on, CO 46 (50, 56, 60, 68, 74), pm and join for working in the rnd. Work in k1, p1 rib for 1” / [2.5 cm].

Knit 1 rnd even.

Inc Rnd: M1l, work to 1 st before m, m1r – 2 sts inc’d; 48 (52, 58, 62, 70, 76) sts.

Rep Inc Rnd every 16 rnds 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 5) more times – 54 (58, 64, 68, 76, 86) sts.

Work even until piece meas 11½ (12, 13, 13½, 14, 15)” / [29.25, 30.5, 31.75, 35.5, 38 cm] from CO edge.

Next Rnd: K5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 11), break yarn leaving a long tail for grafting. Place first and last 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 11) sts of rnd on holder for underarm, removing m – 44 (46, 50, 52, 58, 64) sts remain. Place these sts on holder.

Yoke

Note: Neck shaping continues to be worked through armhole and sleeve shaping. Read through section fully before beginning.

After 9 rows of neck shaping, join sleeves as follows, incorporating all decreases into lace pattern.

Joining Row (RS): Work 32 (36, 41, 46, 50, 54) Right Front sts in patt, place next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 22) sts on holder for underarm, removing m, pm, k44 (46, 50, 52, 58, 64) Right Sleeve sts, work 67 (75, 85, 95, 103, 111) Back sts in patt, place next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 22) sts on holder for underarm, removing m, pm, k44 (46, 50, 52, 58, 64) Left Sleeve sts, work 32 (36, 41, 46, 50, 54) Left Front sts in patt to end – 219 (239, 267, 291, 319, 347) sts.

Neck Dec Row (RS): Sl3 pwise wyib, ssk, work in pat to 6 sts before end, k2tog, p1, k3 – 2 sts dec’d; 217 (237, 265, 289, 317, 345) sts.

Rep Neck Dec Row every 4 rows 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) more times – 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) sts removed from Neck Edge; 197 (215, 241, 263, 289, 315) total sts.

Work WS row even.

Armhole Dec Row (RS): Sl3 pwise wyib, *work in patt to 3 sts before m, k3tog, sm, work to m, sm, sssk; rep from * once to end – 8 sts dec’d; 189 (207, 233, 255, 281, 307) sts.

Rep Armhole Dec Row every RS row 2 (3, 3, 5, 6, 7) more times – 173 (183, 209, 215, 233, 251) sts total.

Work WS row even.

Sleeve Caps Dec Row (RS): *Work in patt to Sleeve m, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before m, k2tog, sm; rep from * once more, work in patt to end – 4 sleeve cap sts dec’d.

Cont in patt, working Sleeve Caps Dec Row every 4th row 4 (4, 3 3, 2, 2) more times, then every RS row 11 (10, 13, 14, 16, 17) times, ending on a RS row.

Dec Row (WS): *Work to sleeve m, sm, p2tog, p to 2 sts before m, ssp, sm; rep from * once more, work in patt to end – 4 sleeve cap sts dec’d.

Work Dec Row every row 2 (4, 4, 4, 6, 8) more times – 6 sleeve cap sts rem.

Shape Shoulders using short row shaping as follow:

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to first Sleeve m, sm, ssk and sl st to left needle, turn – 1 st dec’d. Next Row (WS): Work in patt to end.

Rep last 2 rows twice more – 3 Right Sleeve sts rem.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to Left Sleeve m, sm, ssk and sl st to left needle – 1 st dec’d.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to next Sleeve m, sm, p2tog and sl st to left needle – 1 st dec’d. Rep last 2 rows once more – 1 Right Sleeve st rem; 4 Left Sleeve sts rem.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to end.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to first Sleeve m, sm, p2tog and sl st to left needle, turn – 1 st dec’d.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to end.

Rep last 2 row twice more – 1 Left Sleeve st rem.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to 1 st before first Sleeve m, p2tog, removing m, sm, p to next Sleeve m, sm, p2tog, removing m, work to end.

Join Shoulders

Next Row (RS): Removing m as you come to them, sl3 pwise wyib, p1, break yarn leaving a long tail, place rem 14 (15, 19, 19, 20, 21) Right Front Shoulder sts on DPN, then place 14 (15, 19, 19, 20, 21) back sts on another DPN. Join together using Three-Needle Bind-Off.

Rejoin yarn, k27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37) Back Neck sts, break yarn leaving long tail, place rem 14 (15, 19, 19, 20, 21) Back sts on DPN, then place 14 (15, 19, 19, 20, 21) Left Front Shoulder sts on another DPN. Join together using Three-Needle Bind-Off.

Rejoin yarn, p1, k3.

Work WS row even.

BO sts using I-cord bind off as foll: *k3, p2tog, sl4 sts back to left needle; rep from * until 7 sts rem. K2, k2tog, break yarn – 6 sts rem.

Position sts to graft so that the first 3 sts are on the bottom needle. Graft sts together using Kitchener st, creating a seamless I-cord edging.

Finishing

Graft underarm sts using Kitchener st.

Weave in ends. Block to measurements. Sew eye hooks, at even intervals, to underside of front I-cords. yarn ball

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