Current Cardi

The Current Cardi is perfect for those summer days when you need a little something extra. The interlacing cables resemble the overlapping waves flowing with the current that are oh-so soothing.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” to fit bust 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”

4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38”

Gauge: 30 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): Dove Heather (10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22) balls)

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 24” circular; US size 8 (5.0 mm) 24” circular; US size 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs; US size 8 (5.0 mm) DPNs

Notions: Markers, stitch holders, cable needle (CN), tapestry needle

Abbreviations

C10F (Cable 10 stitches in the front) – Sl next 5 sts to cable needle and hold in the front, k5 from LH needle, k5 from CN.

C10B (Cable 10 stitches in the back) Sl next 5 sts to cable needle and hold in the back, k5 from LH needle, k5 from CN.

Special Stitches

K1, P1 Rib

Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat from the bottom up. The sleeves are worked in the round.

Pattern

With smaller circular needles, CO 214 (244, 274, 304, 334, 364, 394) sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 2”.

Switch to larger needles.

Set Up Row 1: K2, pm, knit to last 2 sts, pm, k2.

Set Up Row 2: Purl.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K2, sm, *C10F, k5; rep from * to 2nd m, sm, k2.

Row 4: Purl.

Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.

Row 9: K2, sm, *k5, C10B; rep from * to 2nd m, sm, k2.

Row 10: Purl.

Rows 11-12: Rep Rows 1-2.Rep Rows 1-12 until piece meas 17”, or desired length, ending on WS.

Separate for Fronts and Back

Front Right

Row 1 (RS): K2, sm, work in patt as est for 30 (45, 45, 60, 60, 75, 75) sts, pm, k11 (4, 11, 4, 11, 4, 11) sts. Turn work. (43 (51, 58, 66, 73, 81, 88) sts)
Row 2: BO 2 (2, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, purl to end. (41 (49, 54, 62, 68, 76, 82) sts)

Sizes 34 (38)”

Cont to work in patt as est for 7.5 (8)” from separation.

Sizes 42 (46, 50, 54, 58)”

At shoulder side, BO 1 st every 7 (4, 2, 1, 1) rows until there are 49 (52, 52, 52, 56) sts.

Cont working in patt for 8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” from separation.

All sizes

Transfer 41 (49, 49, 52, 52, 52, 56) sts to scrap yarn.

Front Left

Row 1 (RS): BO 2 (2, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts, k11 (4, 11, 4, 11, 4, 11) sts, pm, work in patt as est for 30 (45, 45, 60, 60, 75, 75) sts, sm, k2. (41 (49, 54, 62, 68, 76, 82) sts)
Row 2: Purl.

Sizes 34 (38)”

Cont to work in patt as est for 7.5 (8)” from separation.

Sizes 42 (46, 50, 54, 58)”

At shoulder side, BO 1 st every 7 (4, 2, 1, 1) rows until there are 49 (52, 52, 52, 56) sts.

Cont working in patt for 8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” from separation.

All sizes

Transfer 41 (49, 49, 52, 52, 52, 56) sts to scrap yarn.

Back

Row 1 (RS): BO 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3), k1 (1, 1, 1, 12, 8, 16), pm, work in patt as est to last 4 (11, 4, 11, 19, 11, 19) sts. (127 (141, 156, 170, 186, 200, 215) sts)

Row 2 (WS): BO 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3), purl across. (126 (140, 154, 168, 182, 196, 212) sts)

Sizes 34 (38)”

Cont to work in patt as est for 6.5 (7)” from separation.

Sizes 42 (46, 50, 54, 58)”

At shoulder side, BO 1 st every 6 (4, 2, 2, 1) rows until there are 148 (158, 167, 173, 186) sts. Cont working in patt for 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)” from separation.

Transfer 41 (49, 49, 52, 52, 52, 56) sts to scrap yarn, BO 44 (42, 50, 54, 63, 69, 74), transfer remaining sts to scrap yarn.

Sleeves

With smaller needles, CO 82 (82, 90, 98, 108, 124, 136). PM and join to work in the rnd.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 2”.

Switch to larger needles.

Sizes 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” only

Setup Row: K1, (m1, k3) 11 (3, 7, 11, 14) times, (m1, k2) 7 (31, 23, 15, 5) times, (m1, k3) 11 (3, 7, 11, 14) times, m1, k1. (112 (120, 128, 136 142) sts)

Size 54” only

Setup Row: K2, (m1, k5) 10 times, (m1, k4) 5 times, (m1, k5) 10 times, m1, k2. (150 sts)

Size 58” only

Setup Row: K8, (m1, k5) 3 times, (m1, k6) 15 times, (m1, k5) 4 times, k3. (158 sts)

All Sizes

Rnds 1-2: Knit.

Rnd 3: K3 (0, 4, 1, 3, 0, 4), sm, *C10F, k5; rep from * to last 4 (0, 4, 0, 4, 0, 4) sts, k4 (0, 4, 0, 4, 0, 4).

Rnds 4-8: Knit.

Rnd 9: K3 (0, 4, 1, 3, 0, 4), sm, *k5, C10B; rep from * to last 4 (0, 4, 0, 4, 0, 4) sts, k4 (0, 4, 0, 4, 0, 4).

Rnds 10-12: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-12 until piece meas 6” from CO edge.

BO all sts.

Collar

With smaller circular needles, CO 24 sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib until piece meas 49 (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55)” from CO edge.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Line up the 41 (49, 49, 52, 52, 52, 56) sts for Front and Back, Left and Right Shoulders.

Using the Kitchener Stitch, seam the shoulders together.

Using the Mattress Stitch and beginning at the bottom left hem, attach the collar around the edge of the cardigan.

Using the Mattress Stitch, seam the Sleeves onto the shoulders.

Block to finished dimensions.

Tags: , , ,

Comments

Leave a Reply