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Rylan Oversized Cardigan

Oversized but soft and gauzy, this super fluffy cardigan is perfect for throwing on when the temperature plummets. Easy to knit and easy to wear, the hardest part is picking the colors!

Time: 1 Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 46.5 (48.5, 52.5, 56.5, 60.5) (64.5, 68.5, 72.5, 76.5)” to fit bust 30 (32, 36, 40, 44) (48, 52, 56, 60)” / XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

16” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 52.5”

Gauge: 11 sts and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st, with yarn held double

Materials

Lace weight yarnYarn: Yarn & Colors Elegant (25% mohair, 25% wool, 50% acrylic; 218 yards [200 meters]/20 grams): 101 Rose (MC, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) (3, 3, 3, 4) balls), 089 Gold (CC1, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) (4, 4, 4, 5) balls), 006 Taupe (CC2, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 3, 3) balls), 096 Shark Grey (CC3, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 3, 3) balls), 092 Pea Green (CC4, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 3, 3) balls)

Needles: US size 11 (8.0 mm) 60” circular needles

Notions: Stitch holder, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked using two strands of yarn held together throughout. First, the body is knitted in one piece to the underarms, then in panels to the shoulders. The sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up. Then the cardigan is seamed at the shoulders and the sleeves are sewn in. The neckband is picked up and knitted at the end.

Pattern

Back

With MC, CO 116 (122, 132, 144, 154) (166, 176, 188, 198) using the Long Tail CO.

Rows 1 (RS)-6 (6, 6, 6, 8) (8, 8, 8, 8): *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Break MC and join CC1.

Next rows: Work in St st for 14 (14, 15, 16, 16) (18, 19, 19, 19) rows.

Break CC1 and join CC2.

Next rows: Work in St st for 14 (14, 15, 16, 17) (17, 18, 19, 19) rows.

Break CC2 and join CC3.

Next rows: Work in St st for 14 (15, 15, 16, 16) (18, 19, 19, 20) rows.

Break CC3 and join CC4.

Next rows: Work in St st for 14 (15, 15, 16, 17) (17, 18, 19, 20) rows.

Divide sts with RS facing as follows:

Leave first 26 (27, 30, 33, 35) (38, 41, 44, 46) sts on needle for left front, place next 64 (68, 72, 78, 84) (90, 94, 100, 106) sts on hold for back, and place last 26 (27, 30, 33, 35) (38, 41, 44, 46) sts on hold for right front.

Shape Left Front

Work first 14 (15, 15, 16, 16) (17, 18, 19, 20) rows in CC1 and then change to MC to work last 15 (15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20) rows for a total of 29 (30, 30, 31, 33) (34, 36, 38, 40) rows.

With RS facing, join CC1 to left front edge.

Sizes L (XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) only:

Row 1 (RS): K1, ssk, k to end of row. (1 st decreased at neck edge)

Row 2: P across.

Rep [Rows 1-2] 4 (4, 6, 7, 12, 11) more times. (28 (30, 31, 33, 31, 34) sts rem)

All Sizes:

*Row 1 (1, 1, 11, 11) (15, 17, 27, 25) (RS) (dec): K1, ssk, k to end of row. (1 st decreased at neck edge)

Next 2 rows: Work in St st.

Next row (WS) (dec): P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1. (1 st decreased at neck edge)

Next 2 rows: Work in St st.

Rep from * until 17 (18, 20, 21, 23) (24, 26, 27, 29) sts rem.

Work 4 (5, 2, 2, 4) (1, 1, 2, 3) more row(s) in St st. BO all sts.

Back Panel:

Place held back sts back onto needle.

With RS facing, join CC1 to right edge of back sts.

Work in St st for 14 (15, 15, 16, 16) (17, 18, 19, 20) rows.

Change to MC.

Work in St st for 15 (15, 15, 15, 17) (17, 18, 19, 20) rows. BO all sts.

Shape Right Front

Place held right front sts back onto needle.

Work first 14 (15, 15, 16, 16) (17, 18, 19, 20) rows in CC1 and then change to MC to work last 15 (15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20) rows for a total of 29 (30, 30, 31, 33) (34, 36, 38, 40) rows.

With RS facing, join CC1 to right edge of right front sts.

Sizes L (XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Only:

Row 1: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (1 st decreased at neck edge)

Row 2: P across.

Rep [Rows 1-2] 4 (4, 6, 7, 12, 11) more times. (28 (30, 31, 33, 31, 34) sts rem)

All Sizes:

**Row 1 (1, 1, 11, 11) (15, 17, 27, 25) (RS) (dec): K to last 3 sts. k2tog, k1. (1 st decreased at neck edge)

Next 2 rows: Work in St st.

Next row (WS) (dec): P1, ssp, p to end of row. (1 st decreased at neck edge)

Next 2 rows: Work in St st.

Rep from ** until 17 (18, 20, 21, 23) (24, 26, 27, 29) sts rem.

Work 4 (5, 2, 2, 4) (1, 1, 2, 3) more row(s) in St st. BO all sts.

Sleeve (make 2)

Cuff

With MC, CO 22 (24, 24, 26, 28) (28, 30, 32, 34) using the Long Tail CO, pm and join to work in the round.

Rnds 1-5 (5, 5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 6, 6): *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Inc rnd: *K1, M1L; rep from * to last 3 (2, 4, 3, 2) (4, 3, 1, 0) st(s), then [M1R, k1, M1L] 3 (2, 4, 3, 2) (4, 3, 1, 0) time(s). (47 (50, 52, 55, 58) (60, 63, 65, 68) sts)

Sleeve

Break MC and join CC2.

Next rnds: K for 14 (15, 15, 16, 17) (18, 18, 19, 19) rnds.

Break CC2 and join CC3.

Next rnds: K for 15 (15, 16, 17, 17) (18, 19, 19, 19) rnds.

Break CC3 and join CC4.

Next rnds: K for 15 (15, 16, 17, 18) (18, 19, 19, 20) rnds.

Break CC4 and join CC1.

Next rnds: K for 15 (15, 16, 17, 18) (18, 19, 19, 20) rnds. BO all sts.

Finishing

With WS facing and MC, sew shoulder seams.

Match up center of top of sleeve with shoulder seam, and using CC4, sew sleeve to body.

Weave in all ends.

Neckband

With RS facing, join MC to bottom front right corner, pick up and knit 73 (76, 77, 81, 85) (89, 94, 97, 100) sts up front edge to shoulder seam, 16 (16, 17, 20, 20) (24, 24, 28, 28) sts across back neckline, and 73 (76, 77, 81, 85) (89, 94, 97, 100) sts down left front edge to bottom corner. (162 (168, 171, 182, 190) (202, 212, 222, 228) sts)

Rows 1 (WS)-5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 7) (7, 7, 7, 7): *K1, P 1; rep from * to end.

With RS facing, BO all sts.

Weave in ends.

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