Garnet Longline Cardigan

This simple open cardigan is lightweight and comfortable. With a ruffled decrease detail around the waist and elbow it features a beautiful and effortless silhouette that flatters all body types.

Time: 2 Week Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50,54, 58)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Llamerino (50% Baby Llama, 50% Merino Wool; 291 yards [267 meters]/100 grams): Henna (6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls).

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” straight or circular, US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular or double pointed needles.

Notions: Stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Pattern Notes

The body is worked flat from the bottom up.

The sleeves are worked in the round.

Pattern

Body

CO 240 (276, 312, 348, 384, 420, 456) sts.

Starting with a RS Row, work in St st for 16 (16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22)”, ending with a WS row.

Dec Row: K12 (16, 17, 11, 16, 12, 22) *k3tog, k1, sssk, k12 (10, 9, 9, 8, 8, 7); rep from * until 19 (22, 23, 17, 23, 18, 28) sts rem, k3tog, k1, sssk, k12 (15, 16, 10, 16, 11, 21). 192 (216, 240, 264, 288, 312, 336) sts.

Starting with a WS row, work St st for 7.5 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)” ending with a WS row.

The body is now divided for the arm holes.

Front Right

Set Up Row: K48 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 84), turn.

Work St st for 7.5 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)”, ending with a WS row.

Row 1: K2tog, knit to end. (1 st dec’d)

Row 2: Purl across.

Rep Rows 1-2 a total of 8 (10, 10, 13, 13, 16, 16) times.

Put these 40 (44, 50, 53, 59, 62, 68) sts on a stitch holder and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Move back to remaining sts to begin the Back section.

Back

Set Up Row: K96 (108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168), turn.

Work St st for 9.5 (10, 10.5, 11.5, 12, 13.5, 14)”, ending with a WS row.

K40 (44, 50, 53, 59, 62, 68), BO 16 (20, 20, 26, 26, 32, 32), k40 (44, 50, 53, 59, 62, 68).

Put each set of 40 (44, 50, 53, 59, 62, 68) sts on a stitch holder and cut yarn leaving a long tail. Move back to remaining sts to begin the Front Left section.

Front Left

Set Up Row: K48 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 84), turn.

Work St st for 7.5 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) inches ending with a WS row.

Row 1: Knit to last 2 sts, ssk. (1 st dec’d)

Row 2: Purl across.

Rep Rows 1-2 a total of 8 (10, 10, 13, 13, 16, 16) times.

Put remaining sts on a stitch holder and cut yarn leaving a long tail.

Sleeves (both sleeves are identical)

CO 110 (120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170) sts and join in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Work St st for 5.5 (5.5, 5.5, 6, 6, 6.5, 6.5)”.

Dec Rnd: *K3tog, k1, sssk, k3; rep from * until end of rnd. (4 sts dec’d; 66 (72, 78, 84, 90, 96, 102) sts)

*Knit 7 (7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) rnds.

Next Rnd: K1, kfb, knit to last st, kfb.

Rep last 8 (8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10) rows 9 times.

BO.

Finishing

Using Kitchener stitch attach the front and back sections to create the shoulders.

Seam sleeves to body with the row of increases meeting at the bottom of the armhole.

Weave in ends and block to schematic measurements.

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