Clear Lake Cardigan

This cozy knit cardigan is the adorable cold weather knit for fall and winter. It’s worked in an aran weight wool/alpaca blend yarn that has a perfect stitch definition and drapes wonderfully. It has a lengthened raglan line, an almost boxy construction, ribbed hem and wide ribbed sleeves that can be rolled to the elbows if needed.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Finished Bust Size 46 (47, 50, 57, 59)” to fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 45.5)”

10-20” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 50”.

Gauge: 17 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on larger needles

22 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] over textured pattern after wet blocking on larger needles

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Garnstudio DROPS Nepal (65% Wool, 35% Alpaca; 82 yards [75 meters]/50 grams): 0206 light beige (17 (17, 18, 20, 22) balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) circular, US size 8 (5.0 mm), US size 9 (5.5 mm) circular

Notions: Markers, removable markers, tapestry needle, cable needle, 3 buttons (1”). 

Abbreviations

CN – cable needle

LN – left needle

RN – right needle

Special Stitches

sl1 wyif – sl next st with yarn in front of work

sl1 wyib – sl next st with yarn to the back of work

FKK – sl next st on CN and hold in front of work, k1tbl from LN, k1tbl from CN

BKK – sl next st on CN and bring to the back of work, k1tbl from LN, k1tbl from CN

BKP – sl next st on AN and bring to the back of work, k1tbl from LN, p1 from CN

FPK – sl nest st on CN and hold in front of work, p1 from LN, k1tbl from CN 

Buttonhole Row 1 (RS): (K1, p1) twice, BO 3 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Buttonhole Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, k1, p1, k1, CO 3 sts, (k1, p1) twice.

Pattern

Sleeves

With US size 6 (4.0 mm) needles, CO 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) sts using preferred method. Join to work in rnd. PM at beg rnd.

Rnd 1: (K1, p1) to end.

Rep last rnd until piece meas 5.5” / [14 cm].

Switch to US size 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

K 3 rnds.

Inc Rnd: K1, M1L, k to 1 st before M, M1R, k1, SM. (2 sts inc’d)

Work even in St st, repeating Inc Rnd every 8th rnd until there are 62 (66, 70, 74, 78) sts on the needles.

Work even in St st until piece meas 15 (15.75, 15.75, 15.75, 16.5)” / [38 (40, 40, 40, 42) cm].

Next Rnd: K to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) sts to end, BO 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) sts. (54 (58, 60, 64, 66) sts)

Beg shaping raglan as folls:

Row 1 (RS): K2, ssk, k to 4 sts to end, k2tog, k2. (2 sts dec’d)

Row 2 (WS): P to end.

Row 3: K to end.

Row 4: P to end.

Rep last 2 rows 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) times more. (28 (30, 30, 32, 32) sts) on the needles. 

Left Sleeve

Row 1 (RS): K2, ssk, k to 4 sts to end, k2tog, k2. (26 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts)

Row 2 (WS): BO 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts, p to end. (21 (23, 23, 24, 24) sts)

Row 3: K to end.

Row 4: BO 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts, p to end. (16 (18, 18, 18, 18) sts)

Row 5: K2, ssk, k to end. (15 (17, 17, 17, 17) sts)

Row 6: Same as Row 4. (10 (12, 12, 11, 11) sts)

Row 7: Same as Row 3.

Row 8: BO 5 (6, 6, 6, 6) sts, p to end. (5 (6, 6, 5, 5) sts)

Row 9: K2, ssk, k to end. (4 (5, 5, 4, 4) sts)

Row 10: BO rem sts. 

Right Sleeve

Row 1 (RS): BO 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. (22 (24, 24, 25, 25) sts)

Row 2 (WS): P to end.

Row 3: BO 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts, k to end. (16 (18, 18, 18, 18) sts)

Row 4: Same as Row 2.

Row 5: Same as Row 1. (10 (12, 12, 11, 11) sts)

Row 6: Same as Row 2.

Row 7: BO 6 (7, 7, 7, 7) sts, k to end. (4 (5, 5, 4, 4) sts)

Row 8: Same as Row 2.

Row 10: BO rem sts.

Back Yoke

The Back is worked top-down to armholes.

With US 9 (5.5 mm) needles, CO 46 (46, 46, 64, 64) sts.

K 1 row.

Note: Now you will follow Charts in a required order. Please, be careful not to mess up a sequence. 

Section 1

Note: Beg working charts with Row 9.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Work Chart A (Row 9), PM, (work Chart B, PM, work Chart C, PM) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, work Chart D (Row 9). (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, work Chart A.

Next Row1 (RS): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row2 (WS): Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) times, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D.

Section 2

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, kfb. (2 sts inc’d).

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, PM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, PM, k1.

Next Row 1 (RS): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row 2 (WS): Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D.

Section 3

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times, kfb. (2 sts inc’d).

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, PM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times, PM, k1.

Next Row1 (RS): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row2 (WS): Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D.

Section 4

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, kfb. (2 sts inc’d).

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, PM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, PM, k1.

Next Row1 (RS): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row2 (WS): Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D.

Section 5

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times, kfb. (2 sts inc’d).

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, PM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times, PM, k1. 

Sizes – (S, M, L, XL) only

Next Row 1 (RS): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row 2 (WS): Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows to last row – (1, 3, 5, 7) times, ending with Row 2 (6, 10, 14, 18) of Charts A and D. (112 (116, 120, 142, 146) sts) on the needles.

Place open sts on a stitch holder and put aside. Cut the yarn. 

Right Front

With US size 9 (5.5 mm) needles, CO 13 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, (K1, p1) 5 times, k1, p1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece meas 9 (9.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11)” / [23 (24, 24, 27, 28) cm], ending with RS row.

Next Row (WS): Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, CO 1 st. (14 sts) 

Section 1

Set-up Row 1 (RS): (Kfb, PM) twice, work as est to end. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work as est to M, SM, k1, p1tbl, SM, p1tbl, k1.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3, AT THE SAME TIME, go on working neckline binding as was established.

Row 1: Work Chart A, SM, work Chart D, SM, work as est to end. (2 sts inc’d)

Row 2: Work as est to M, SM, work Chart D, SM, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D. 

Section 2

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, PM, work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, PM, kfb, SM, work as est to end. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work as est to M, SM, k1, p1tbl, SM, work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM, p1tbl, k1

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row: Work Chart A, SM, work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM, work Chart D, SM, work as est to end. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, work Chart D, SM, work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM, work Chart A

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D. 

Sizes – (-, -, L, XL) only

Section 3

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, PM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, kfb, PM, work as est to end. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work as est to M, SM, k1, p1tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, p1tbl, k1

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row: Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart D, SM, work as est to M. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D.

Section 4

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, PM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, kfb, PM, work as est to end. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work as est to M, SM, k1, p1tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 times, p1tbl, k1.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row (Buttonhole): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, k1tbl, kfb, SM, work Buttonhole Row 1 (RS). (1 st inc’d, 3 sts bound off)

Next Row (Buttonhole): Work Buttonhole Row 2 (WS), SM, k1, p2tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 times, work Chart A.

Note: From here, work Buttonholes every 36th row twice more.

Next Row: Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, k2tbl, p1, SM, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, p1. (1 st inc’d)

Next Row: Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, (k1, p1) 5 times, SM, k1, p2tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 times, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows – (-, -, 4, 6) times, ending with row – (-, -, 14, 18) of Chart A. (- (-, -, 76, 78) sts) 

Sizes XS (S, M, -, -) only

Section 3

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, PM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, kfb, PM, work as est to end. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work as est to M, SM, k1, p1tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, p1tbl, k1.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row (Buttonhole): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, k1tbl, kfb, SM, work Buttonhole Row 1 (RS). (1 st inc’d, 3 sts bound off)

Next Row (Buttonhole): Work Buttonhole Row 2 (WS), SM, k1, p2tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart A.

Note: From here, work Buttonholes every 36th row twice more.

Next Row: Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, k2tbl, p1, SM, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, p1. (1 st inc’d)

Next Row 4: Sl1 wyib, sl1 wyif, (k1, p1) 5 times, SM, k1, p2tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 6, -, -) times more, ending with Row 18 of Chart A. 

Section 4

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Kfb, PM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart B, SM, k2tbl, p1, SM, work as est to end. (1 st inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Work as est to M, SM, k1, p2tbl, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart B, SM, p1tbl, k1.

Sizes – (S, M, -, -) only

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row 1 (RS): Work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart B, SM, k2tbl, p1, SM, work as est to end. (1 st inc’d)

Next Row 2 (WS): Work as est to M, SM, k1, p2tbl, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart B, SM, work Chart A.

Rep last 2 rows – (1, 3, -, -) times more. (- (64, 66, -, -) sts)

Cut the yarn. 

Left Front

With US size 9 (5.5 mm), CO 13 sts.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyib, k1, (p1, k1) 5 times, p1.

Row 2 (WS): (K1, p1) 5 times, k1, sl1 wyif, p1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece meas 9 (9.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11)” / [23 (24, 24, 27, 28) cm], ending with RS row.

Next Row: CO 1 st, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, sl1 wyif, p1. (14 sts) 

Section 1

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyib, k1, (p1, k1) 5 times, p1, (PM, kfb) twice. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1tbl, SM, p1tbl, k1, SM, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, sl1 wyif, p1.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3, AT THE SAME TIME, go on working neckline binding as was established.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, work Chart D, SM. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, work Chart A, SM, work as est to end.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D.

Section 2

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Work as est to M, SM, kfb, PM, work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, PM, kfb. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1tbl, SM, work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM, p1tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM, work Chart D, SM. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM, work Chart A, SM, work as est to end.

e+p last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of charts A and D.

Sizes – (-, -, L, XL) only

Section 3

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Work as est to M, SM, kfb, PM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, kfb. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, p1tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, work Chart A, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart A, SM, work as est to end.

Rep last 2 rows to last row (Row 18) of Charts A and D.

Section 4

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Work as est to M, SM, kfb, PM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, kfb. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 times, p1tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, pfb, k1tbl, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 times, p2tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, p1, k2tbl, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, work Chart D. (1 st inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, p2tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Rep last 2 rows – (-, -, 4, 6) times more, ending with row – (-, -, 14, 18) of Chart A. (- (-, -, 76, 78) sts)

Sizes XS (S, M, -, -) only

Section 3

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Work as est to M, SM, kfb, PM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, kfb. (2 sts inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, p1tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, pfb, k1tbl, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart D. (2 sts inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, p2tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, p1, k2tbl, SM, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) twice, work Chart D. (1 st inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, p2tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 6, -, -) times more, ending with row 18 of Chart A.

Section 4

Set-up Row 1 (RS): Work as est to M, SM, p1, k2tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart C, PM, kfb. (1 st inc’d)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): K1, p1tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart C, SM, p2tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Sizes – (S, M, -, -) only

Note: Beg working Charts with Row 3.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, p1, k2tbl, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart C, SM, work Chart D. (1 st inc’d)

Next Row: Work Chart D, SM, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) twice, work Chart C, SM, p2tbl, k1, SM, work as est to end.

Rep last 2 rows – (1, 3, -, -) times more, ending with Row – (6, 10, -, -) of Chart D. Don’t cut the yarn. (- (64, 66, -, -) sts) 

Body

Note: All pieces must end with the same Chart row. You will keep pattern correct when incorporating new sts into work. Now you will join all body pieces.

Sizes XS (S, M, -, XL) only

Set-up Row 1 (RS): (Work as est to M, SM) twice, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 2 (2, 2, -, 3) times, work Chart C once, work next row Chart D, CO 8 (8, 10, -, 12) sts, work next row Chart A, (Work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 6 (6, 6, -, 7) times, work Chart D, CO 8 (8, 10, -, 12) sts, work Chart A, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 2 (2, 2, -, 3) times, work Chart B once, SM, work as est to M, work as est to end. (256 (264, 276, -, 330) sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): (Work as est to M, SM) twice, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 2 times, work Chart B once, SM, work Chart C 0 (1, 1, -, 0) time, p1tbl to 9 sts before next M, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 7 times, p1tbl to 9 sts before next M, work Chart B 0 (1, 1, -, 0) time, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 2 times, work Chart C once, SM, work as est to M, work as est to end.

Sizes – (-, -, L, -) only

Set-up Row 1 (RS): (Work as est to M, SM) twice, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, work next row Chart D, CO – (-, -, 10, -) sts, work next row Chart A, (Work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 7 times, work Chart D, CO – (-, -, 10, -) sts, work Chart A, (work Chart B, SM, work Chart C, SM) 3 times, SM, work as est to M, work as est to end. (- (-, -, 318, -) sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): (Work as est to M, SM) twice, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 times, work Chart C once, SM, p1tbl to 9 sts before next M, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 8 times, p1tbl to 9 sts before next M, work Chart B once, (work Chart C, SM, work Chart B, SM) 3 times, SM, work as est to M, work as est to end.

All Sizes

Note: Instead of working Charts B and C, keep working Charts E and F, beg with corresponding row (check Charts B and C for last row worked). If there is not enough sts to work full 18-st repeat of Charts E or F, work corresponding Charts B or C. If there is not enough sts to work 9-st repeat of Charts B or C, work remaining sts as k1tbl.

Row 1 (RS): (Work as est to M, SM) twice, work in pattern as est to 2nd M from end, SM, work as est to M, SM, work as est to end.

Work as est until piece meas 15.75-17” / [40-43 cm], measuring from underarm, ending with Row 18 of Charts.

Switch to US size 6 (4.0 mm) needles.

Next Row: Work as est to M, SM, work in k1, p1 rib to last M, work as est to end.

Rep last row for 4” / [10 cm].

BO all sts using preferred method.

Finishing

Sew raglan seams.

Sew neckline binding.

Sew buttons.

Weave in the ends.

Steam the garment lightly.

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