Iceberg Cardigan

Get ready to take on the winter in style with this cozy cardigan featuring blue and white triangles reminiscent of iceberg peaks in icy blue waters. This classic, waterfall cardigan boasts a stranded back and contrast pockets that make this a staple piece you’ll wear all season long.  

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Textured pattern using US Size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, blocked.

28 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in rib using US Size 5 (3.5 mm) needles, blocked.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) to fit bust 30 (34, 37¾, 41¾, 45½, 49½)” / [76 (86, 96, 106, 116, 126) cm]

Positive ease 0-1½” / [0-4 cm]

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/ 100 grams): 1946 Light gray (MC), 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins; 871 White (CC1), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins; 1910 Summer Sky Heather (CC2), 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): straight, circulars, and DPNs; US size 5 (3.5 mm): straight, circulars and DPNs.

Notions: Stitch markers (2); stitch holders (4); tapestry needle; waste yarn

Abbreviations

st(s) – stitch(es)
k – knit
p – purl
CO – cast on
BO – bind off
MC – main color
CC – contrast color
ssk – slip, slip, knit (1 st decreased)
k2tog – knit next two sts together
kfb – knit into front or back of st
W&T – bring working yarn to front of work, slip next st on RN, bring working yarn to back, “wrapping” this slipped stitch, slip stitch from RN back to LN, turn work
“wrapped st” – a stitch, that has been slipped and “wrapped” when you did W&T
sl1 – slip next st from LN to RN without working it
wyif – with yarn in front of work
wyib – with yarn to the back of work
St st – stockinette stitch
RN – right needle
LN – left needle
rnd(s) – round(s)

Special Stitches

Tubular Bind-Off Method (knit 1, purl 1 Bind Off)

Cut a thread 4 times longer than the edge you have to bind off, pull it through tapestry needle and go on as follows (next st should be a knit st):

Insert the tapestry needle into first st as if to purl (from left to right) and pull the thread through behind the first st and leave the st on the needle (don’t pull it too tight or too loose). Insert tapestry needle from behind the knit stitch into 2nd st (purl) as if to knit, pull the thread through, leave sts on the LN.
Insert the tapestry needle into first (knit) st on LN as if to knit and drop this st off LN, pull the thread through (don’t pull it too tight or too loose). *Insert the tapestry needle into next knit st as if to knit, skipping the purl st, pull the thread through. Insert the tapestry needle into first purl st as if to knit and off this st from LN, pull the thread through. Rep from * until 1 st remain on LN. Insert tapestry needle in st as if to purl and pull the thread through to secure.

Pattern

Back

*Hem (Tubular Cast-on)

With smaller needles and waste yarn, CO 54 (62, 68, 75, 82, 89) sts.

With MC, purl 1 row.

Next Row (Inc): *K1, pick up a thread between st just worked and next st on LN from back to front and place it on LN, purl it without twisting the leg; rep from * to last st, k1 – 107 (123, 135, 149, 163, 177) sts.

Tubular Row 1 (RS): K1, *k1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Tubular Row 2 (WS): K1, *sl1 wyif, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

Rib Row 1 (RS): K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rib Row 2 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 2 rows 5 times more.

Switch to larger needles and CC1.

Set-up Row (Dec): (Ssk, k2) 24 (30, 32, 36, 40, 44) times, k to end – 83 (93, 103, 113, 123, 133) sts.

Purl 1 row**.

Beg working stranded pattern Chart A as folls:

Next Row (RS): K1, work Chart A to last st, p1.

Note: Keep all strands to the back of work. On RS, knit MC, CC1 and CC2. On WS, purl MC and CC1, and knit CC2.

Work straight in pattern, repeating last row, until Chart A is worked 10 times total.

Armholes

Working in patt as est, at the same time, BO3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 77 (85, 95, 103, 113, 123) sts.

Next Row (Dec): Ssk, work in patt as est to last 2 sts, k2tog – 2 sts dec’d; 75 (83, 93, 101, 111, 121) sts.

Rep Dec Row every row twice more, then every other row 1 (1, 2, 3, 4, 4) times, then every 4th row 0 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3) times – 69 (75, 83, 87, 95, 103) sts.

Work straight until Chart A have been worked 4 times total after armholes.

Cut CC1 and CC2.

Work further with MC only in St st until armhole measures 7½ (7¾, 8¼, 8½, 9, 9½)” / [19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shoulders Shaping

Knit 1 row.

Short Row 1 (WS): P to last 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, W&T.
Short Row 2 (RS): K to last 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, W&T.
Short Row 3: P to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before wrapped st, W&T.
Short Row 4: K to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before wrapped st, W&T.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Purl 1 row.

BO in patt.

Left Front

Work as for Back from * to **

Beg working Chart B, as folls:

Next Row: K1, work Chart B to last st, p1.

Work straight, repeating last row, until Chart B is worked 10 times total***.

Armholes

Working in patt as est, at the same time, shape armholes and neckline as folls:

Next Row (RS): BO3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts, work in patt as est until there are 43 (46, 49, 52, 56, 58) sts on RN. Place unworked sts on waste yarn and work further across remaining sts.

Dec Row (WS): BO 6 sts, work in patt to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 – 7 sts dec’d; 36 (39, 42, 45, 49, 51) sts.

Work further in patt, decreasing at armhole every row twice more, then every other row 1 (1, 2, 3, 4, 4) times, then every 4th row 0 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3) times, AT THE SAME TIME, BO at neckline every WS row 5 sts once, 4 sts once, 2 sts once, then 1 st 5 times – 17 (19, 21, 22, 25, 26) sts.

Work straight until Chart B have been worked 4 times total after armholes.

Cut CC1.

Work further with MC only in St st until armhole measures 7½ (7¾, 8¼, 8½, 9, ½)” / [19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) cm], ending with a RS row.

Shoulder Shaping

Short Row 1 (WS): P to last 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, W&T.
Short Row 2 (RS): K to end.
Short Row 3: P to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before wrapped st, W&T.
Short Row 4: K to end.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Purl 1 row.

BO in patt.

Right Front

Work as Left Front to***.

Armholes

Cut CC1.

Place first 37 (43, 50, 54, 61, 70) sts on waste yarn and work further across remaining sts.

Working in patt as est, at the same time, shape armholes and neckline as folls:

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt as est to end.
Row 2 (WS): BO 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) sts, work in patt to end – 43 (46, 49, 52, 56, 58) sts.
Row 3 (RS): BO 6 sts, work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 7 sts dec’d.

Work further in patt, decreasing at armhole every row twice more, then every other row 1 (1, 2, 3, 4, 4) times, then every 4th row 0 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3) times, AT THE SAME TIME, BO at neckline every WS row 5 sts once, 4 sts once, 2 sts once, then 1 st 5 times – 17 (19, 21, 22, 25, 26) sts.

Work straight until Chart B have been worked 4 times total after armholes.

Cut CC1.

Work further with MC only in St st until armhole measures 7½ (7¾, 8¼, 8½, 9, 9½)” / [19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) cm], ending with a WS row.

Shoulder Shaping

Short Row 1 (RS): K to last 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts, W&T.
Short Row 2 (WS): P to end.
Short Row 3: K to 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts before wrapped st, W&T.
Short Row 4: P to end.

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Knit to end.

BO in patt.

Join shoulder and side seams.

Sleeves

With larger needles and beg at center underarm, pick up and k32 (34, 38, 41, 43, 45) sts to shoulder seam, PM, pick up and k32 (34, 38, 41, 43, 45) sts along the armhole to center underarm, PM for beg rnd – 64 (68, 76, 82, 86, 90) sts.

Rnd 1: K to M, k7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts, W&T.
Rnd 2: P to M, remove M, p7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts.

Short Row 1 (RS): K to wrapped st, k wrap tog with a wrapped st, W&T.
Short Row 2 (WS): P to wrapped st, p wrap tog with a wrapped st, W&T.

Rep last 2 rows until 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) sts to center underarm M remain unwrapped.

Next Row (RS): K to m, knitting wrap tog with a wrapped st when you meet one.

Work in St st for 5 rnds.

Dec Rnd: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 62 (66, 74, 80, 84, 88) sts.

Work in St st, rep Dec Rnd every 6th rnd 0 (0, 0, 12, 12, 17) times, then 8th rnd 10 (2, 13, 3, 4, 0) times, then every 10th rnd 2 (9, 0, 0, 0, 0) times – 38 (44, 48, 50, 52, 54) sts.

Work straight until Sleeve measures 16½ (17¼, 17¼, 17¼, 17¼, 17¼)” / [42 (44, 44, 44, 44, 44) cm] from underarm.

Switch to smaller needles.

Inc Rnd: (K2, kfb) 12 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18) times, k to end – 50 (58, 64, 66, 68, 72) sts.

Rib Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end rnd.

Rep last row until Cuff measures 2” / [5 cm].

Next Rnd 1: *K1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to end.
Next Rnd 2: *Sl1 wyib, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

BO all sts using Tubular Bind-Off Method.

Rep for second sleeve.

Front Bands

With smaller needles and MC, RS facing, pick up and k103 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2 (RS): K1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Rep last 2 rows once more, then Row 1 once more.

Next Row 1: K1, *k1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.
Next Row 2: K1, *sl1 wyib, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1 wyib, p1.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

BO all sts using Tubular Bind-Off Method.

Rep for second band.

Neckline Binding

With smaller needles and MC, RS facing, transfer Right Front live sts to LN, rejoin MC, k across sts on LN, pick up and k40 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts along left front neckline to left shoulder seam, k35 (37, 41, 43, 45, 51) sts along back neckline to right shoulder seam, k40 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts along right front neckline to sts on hold, place live sts on LN, k sts from LN to end – 189 (211, 233, 247, 267, 295) sts.

Row 1 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 2 (RS): K1, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.

Rep last 2 rows twice more, then Row 1 once more.

Next Row 1: K1, *k1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.
Next Row 2: K1, *sl1 wyib, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl1 wyib, p1.

Rep last 2 rows once more.

BO all sts using Tubular Bind-Off Method.

Finishing

Wet-block to measurements. Press carefully stranded knitting if necessary. Weave-in the ends.yarn ball

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