Riverside Cardi

Inspired by a bold feminine silhouette, the Riverside Cardi uses textured patterning at the waist and hips to create a casually elegant garment. The body uses strong waist shaping along with the textures and a wide v-neck to keep in the spirit of classic cardigans. Tiny, two-stitch cables can be worked with, or without, cable needles keeping this piece interesting for knitters of almost all skill levels.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 30.25 (33.5, 40.75, 42.25, 46.25, 49.5)” / [76.75 (85, 103.5, 107.25, 117.5, 125.75) cm].

1” positive ease recommended.

Jacket is shown in 40.75”.

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% Merino wool, 30% Mulberry Silk; 307.5 yards [281.25 meters]/100 grams): 179 Peacock Blue (3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins).

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular; US size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs

Notions: Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, 12 #2 eye-hooks (optional).

Special Stitches

1/1 LC –  Sl 1 st to cable needle and hold in front. K1 from left needle, k1 from cn.

1/1 LPC – Sl 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, P1 from left needle, k1 from cn.

1/1 RC – Sl 1 st to cable needle and hold in back. K1 from left needle, k1 from cn.

1/1 RPC –  Sl 1 st to cable needle and hold in back. K1, from left needle, p1 from cn.

Edge Texture

Row 1 (RS): P5, 1/1 RC, p5.

Row 2 (WS): K5, p2, k5.

Row 3: P4, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, p4.

Row 4: K4, p4, k4.

Row 5: P3, 1/1 RC, k2, 1/1 LC, p3.

Row 6: K3, p6, k3.

Row 7: P2, 1/1 RC, k4, 1/1 LC, p2.

Row 8: K2, p8, k2.

Row 9: P1, 1/1 RC, k6, 1/1 LC, p1.

Row 10: K1, p10, k1.

Row 11: 1/1 RC, k8, 1/1 LC.

Row 12: P12.

Waist Texture

Row 1 (RS): 1/1 LPC, k8, 1/1 RPC.

Row 2 (WS): K1, p10, k1.

Row 3: P1, 1/1 LPC, k6, 1/1 RPC, p1.

Row 4: K2, p8, k2.

Row 5: P2, 1/1 LPC, k4, 1/1 RPC, p2.

Row 6: K3, p6, k3.

Row 7: P3, 1/1 LPC, k2, 1/1 RPC, p3.

Row 8: K4, p4, k4.

Row 9: P4, 1/1 LPC, 1/1 RPC, p4.

Row 10: K5, p2, k5.

Row 11: P5, 1/1 RPC, p5.

Row 12: K12.

Row 13: P12.

Row 14: K12.

Row 15: P5, 1/1 RC, p5.

Row 16: K5, p2, k5.

Row 17: P4, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, p4.

Row 18: K4, p4, k4.

Row 19: P3, 1/1 RC, k2, 1/1 LC, p3.

Row 20: K3, p6, k3.

Row 21: P2, 1/1 RC, k4, 1/1 LC, p2.

Row 22: K2, p8, k2.

Row 23: P1, 1/1 RC, k6, 1/1 LC, p1.

Row 24: K1, p10, k1.

Row 25: 1/1 RC, k8, 1/1 LC.

Row 26: P12.

Pattern Notes

Piece is worked back and forth from the bottom edge to the underarm, then divided before being seamed together at the shoulders using three-needle bind off. Sleeves are picked up at the shoulder edge and worked flat and in the round.

Pattern

Body

CO 152 (164, 188, 200, 224, 236) sts.

Purl 1 row.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 3 pwise wyib, p to end.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 3 wise wyif, k to end.

Row 3: Sl 3 pwise wyib, p1, work Edge Texture over next 144 (156, 180, 192, 216, 228) sts, p to end.

Row 4: Sl 3 pwise wyif, work in Edge Texture patt to 4 sts from end, k to end.

Cont in patt until Row 12 of Edge Texture is completed.

Setup Row (RS): Sl 3 pwise wyib, p1, k35 (38, 44, 47, 53, 56) sts in Edge Texture patt, pm, k74 (80, 92, 98, 110, 116), pm, k35 (38, 44, 47, 53, 56), p1, k to end.

Work 1 WS row even.

Dec Row (RS): *Work in patt to 3 sts from m, ssk, k1, sm, k1 k2tog; rep from * once more. (4 sts dec’d; 148 (160, 184, 196, 220, 232) sts)

Rep Dec Row every 6 row 6 (5, 5, 4, 4, 3) more times. (124 (140, 164, 180, 204, 220) sts)
Work 1 WS row even.

Next Row: Sl 3 pwise wyib, p1, k4 (0, 0, 2, 2, 4), work Body Texture over next 108 (132, 156, 168, 192, 204) sts, k4 (0, 0, 2, 2, 4), p1, k to end.

Cont in patt until Row 26 of Body Texture is completed.

Work even in St st until piece meas 13 (13, 13, 13, 14, 14)” / [33 (33, 33, 33, 35.5, 35.5) cm] from CO edge, ending on a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): *Work in patt to 1 st from m, M1R, k1, sm, k1, M1L; rep from * once more. (4 sts inc’d; 128 (144, 168, 184, 208, 224) sts)

Rep Inc Row every 6 row 4 (4, 4, 4, 3, 3) times. (144 (160, 184, 200, 220, 236) sts)

Work even until piece meas 18” / [45.75) cm] from CO edge, ending on a WS row.

Divide for Fronts and Back

Right Front

Next Row (RS): Work 37 (41, 47, 51, 56, 58) Right Front sts, place 70 (78, 90, 98, 108, 112) sts on holder for Back and 37 (41, 47, 51, 56, 58) sts on holder for Left Front. (37 (41, 47, 51, 56, 58) sts for Right Front)

Next Row (WS): BO2 (3, 4, 4, 6, 6), work in patt to end. (35 (38, 43, 47, 50, 52) sts)

Work 1 RS row even.

Next Row: BO1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), work in patt to end. (34 (36, 40, 43, 45, 46) sts)

Neck and Armhole

Dec Row (RS): Sl 3 pwise wyib, p1, ssk, k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 32 (34, 38, 41, 43, 44) sts)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times. (30 (30, 32, 35, 35, 36) sts)

Work 1 WS row.

Neck Dec Row (RS): Sl 3 pwise wyib, p1, ssk, k to end. (1 st dec’d; 29 (29, 31, 34, 34, 35) sts)

Rep Neck Dec Row every RS row 13 (12, 12, 12, 12, 12) more times. (16 (17, 19, 22, 22, 23) sts)

Work even in patt until piece meas 8 (8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 10, 10.5)” / [20.25 (21.5, 22.25, 23.5, 25.5, 26.75) cm] form Underarm edge, ending on WS row.

Break yarn leaving a long tail and place sts on holder.

Left Front

Carefully return 37 (41, 47, 51, 56, 58) Left Front sts of holder, with RS facing rejoin yarn.

Next Row (RS): BO2 (3, 4, 4, 6, 6), work in patt to end. (35 (38, 43, 47, 50, 52) sts)

Work 1 WS row even.

Next Row: BO1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), work in patt to end. (34 (36, 40, 43, 45, 46) sts)

Work 1 WS row even.

Neck and Armhole

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, k to 6 sts from end, k2tog, work in patt to end k1. (2 sts dec’d; 32 (34, 38, 41, 43, 44) sts)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times. (30 (30, 32, 35, 35, 36) sts)

Work 1 WS row.

Neck Dec Row (RS): K to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d; 29 (29, 31, 34, 34, 35) sts)

Rep Neck Dec Row every RS row 13 (12, 12, 12, 12, 12) more times. (16 (17, 19, 22, 22, 23) sts)

Work even in patt until piece meas 8 (8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 10, 10.5)” / [20.25 (21.5, 22.25, 23.5, 25.5, 26.75) cm] form Underarm edge, ending on WS row.

Break yarn leaving a long tail and place sts on holder.

Back

Carefully return 70 (78, 90, 98, 108, 112) Back sts to needles, with RS facing rejoin yarn.

BO2 (3, 4, 4, 6, 6) at the beg of next 2 rows. (66 (72, 82, 90, 96, 100) sts)

BO1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 4) at the beg of the 2 rows. (64 (68, 76, 82, 86, 92) sts) 

Armhole

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 62 (66, 74, 80, 84, 90) sts)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 1 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) more times. (60 (62, 68, 74, 76, 80) sts)

Work even in patt until piece meas 5 (5.5, 5.75, 6.25, 7, 7.5)” / [12.75 (14, 14.5, 15.75, 17.75, 19) cm] form Underarm edge, ending on WS row.

Break yarn leaving a long tail and place sts on holder.

Join Shoulders

Next Row (RS): Removing m as you come to them, sl 3 pwise wyib, p1, break yarn leaving a long tail, place rem 12 (13, 15, 18, 18, 19) Right Front shoulder sts on DPN, then place 12 (13, 15, 18, 18, 19) back sts on another DPN. Join shoulders together using three-needle BO. Rejoin yarn and k28 (28, 30, 30, 32, 34) Back Neck sts, break yarn leaving long tail, place rem 12 (13, 15, 18, 18, 19) Back sts on DPN, then place 12 (13, 15, 18, 18, 19) Left Front shoulder sts on another DPN. Join shoulders together using three-needle BO. Rejoin yarn, p1, k3.

Work 1 WS row even.

Next Row: BO sts using I-cord bind off as foll: *K3, p2tog, sl 4 sts back to left needle; rep until 7 sts rem, k2, k2tog, knit to end. (6 sts rem)

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

Sleeves

With RS facing beg at center underarm, pick up and k48 (50, 54, 60, 66, 76) evenly around armhole. PM and join for working in the round.

Shape Cap with Short-rows

Short Row 1 (RS): K32 (33, 36, 39, 42, 48) sts, wrap next st, turn.

Short Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyif, p15 (15, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19) sts, wrap next sts, turn.

Short Row 3 (RS): Sl 1 pwise wyib, knit to wrapped st, work wrap tog with next st, wrap next st, turn.

Short Row 4 (WS): Sl 1 pwise wyif, purl to wrapped st, work wrap tog with next st, wrap next st, turn.

Rep last 2 Short Rows 15 (17, 19, 21, 25, 29, 32) times, 1 st on each side of underarm rem unworked.

Resume working in the rnd, working wraps to with wrapped sts when you get to them, work even in St st until sleeve meas 1 (1,1.5, 1.5, 2, 2)” / [2.5 (2.5, 3.75, 3.75, 5, 5) cm] from Underarm.

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. (2 sts dec’d; 46 (48, 52, 58, 64, 74) sts)

Rep Dec Rnd every 11 (11, 10, 9, 8, 7) rnd 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 10) more times. (36 (38, 40, 44, 48, 54) sts)

Work even until Sleeve meas 10 (10.5, 11.5, 12, 13, 14)” / [25.5 (26.75, 29.25, 30.5, 33, 35.5) cm] from Underarm.

Purl 3 rnds.

BO pwise.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Block to schematic measurements.

Sew eye-hooks along the under edge of I-cord at even intervals.

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