Scenic Route Cardigan

What is summer without long drives with the windows down? This raglan cardigan will be the perfect attire for such a trip, thanks to its relaxed shape and delightful trellis-like lace pattern. It is knit from the top down using long circular needles.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32 (35½, 39, 42¾, 48, 51½, 53¼, 58¾, 62¼)” to fit bust 28 (31½, 35, 38¾, 44, 47½, 49¼, 54¾, 58¼)”

4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 35½

Gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Valley Yarns Southwick (52% Pima Cotton, 48% Bamboo Viscose; 105 yards [96 meters]/50 grams): 04 Blue Lapis, 9 (9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 14, 16, 17) balls

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular

Notions: Markers; waste yarn for holding sleeve sts

Abbreviations

M1PR: Make 1 purl right

M1PL: Make 1 purl left

pm: place marker

sm: slip marker

Special Stitches

Treillis Pattern

Row 1: K3, *(yo, k2tog) 3 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, k2tog, k3.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K3, *yo, k2tog, k6; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, k2tog, k3.

Row 4: Purl end.

Rows 5-16: Rep Row 3-4.

Rep Rows 1-16 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat from the top down. Stitches are picked up along the neckline and front band opening, and a Garter St border is added.

Pattern

Raglan

CO 86 (88, 88, 92, 88, 90, 90, 90, 90) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P13 (14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19) Left Front sts, pm, p17 (16, 14, 14, 12, 11, 11, 9, 7) Left Sleeve sts, pm, p26 (28, 30, 32, 32, 34, 34, 36, 38) Back sts, pm, p17 (16, 14, 14, 12, 11, 11, 9, 7) Right Sleeve sts, pm, p13 (14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19) Right Front sts.

 

Sizes – (35½, 39, 42¾, 48, 51½, 53¼, 58¾, 62¼)” only

Row 2 (RS): *K to 1 st before marker, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L; rep from * to end – 8 sts inc’d.

Row 3: *P to 1 st before marker, m1PR, p1, sm, p1, m1PL; rep from * to end – 8 sts inc’d.

Rep Rows 2-3, – (0, 0, 2, 5, 8, 7, 10, 11) more times – – (104, 104, 140, 184, 234, 218, 266, 282) sts.

 

All Sizes

Row 4: *K to 1 st before marker, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L; rep from * to end – 8 sts inc’d.

Row 5: Purl.

Rep Rows 4-5, 20 (21, 23, 22, 21, 18, 21, 19, 20) more times – 254 (280, 296, 324, 360, 386, 394, 426, 450) sts.

 

Separate Sleeves from Body

Next Row: K34 (38, 41, 45, 50, 54, 55, 60, 64) Right Front sts, place following 59 (64, 66, 72, 80, 85, 87, 93, 97) sts on waste yarn for Right Sleeve, CO 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 12, 12) underarm sts, k68 (76, 82, 90, 100, 108, 110, 120, 128) Back sts, place following 59 (64, 66, 72, 80, 85, 87, 93, 97) sts on waste yarn for Left Sleeve, CO 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 12, 12) underarm sts, k34 (38, 41, 45, 50, 54, 55, 60, 64) Left Front sts.

Next Row: Purl.

Body

Work Rows 1-16 of Treillis Pattern 5 times.

Work Rows 1-2 of Treillis Pattern once more.

Garter Border Row: Knit.

Rep Garter Border Row 5 more times.

BO all sts knitwise.

Sleeves

Put your sts back on a circular needle and reattach yarn at underarm.

Set-up Rnd: Pick up and k2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) underarm sts, pm, pick up and k2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) more underarm sts, k to end – 63 (68, 72, 78, 88, 93, 97, 105, 109) sts.

 

Sizes – (-, -, -, 48, 51½, 53¼, 58¾, 62¼)” only

Rows 1-2: Knit.

Row 3: Ssk, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog.

Rep Rows 1-3, – (-, -, -, 10, 15, 24, 32, 33) more times – – (-, -, -, 66, 61, 47, 39, 41) sts.

 

Sizes – (35½, 39, 42¾, 48, 51½, 53¼, -, -)” only

Rows 4-6: Knit.

Row 7: Ssk, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog.

Rep Rows 4-7, – (0, 10, 22, 15, 12, 4, -, -) more times – – (66, 50, 32, 34, 35, 37, -, -) sts.

 

Sizes 32 (35½, 39, -, -, -, -, -, -)” only

Rows 8-11: Knit.

Row 12: Ssk, k to 2 sts before end, k2tog.

Rep Rows 8-12, 17 (17, 9, -, -, -, -, -, -) more times – 27 (30, 30, -, -, -, -, -, -) sts.

 

All Sizes

Next Row: Knit.

Rep last row 7 (3, 3, 8, 3, 3, 8, 7, 4) more times.

Garter Stitch Border Row 1: Purl.

Garter Stitch Border Row 2: Knit.

Rep Garter Stitch Border Rows 1-2 twice more.

BO all sts knitwise.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Finishing

Neckline

With RS facing, pick up and k86 (88, 94, 98, 100, 112, 110, 114, 120) sts on CO edge.

Garter border row: Knit.

Rep Garter Border Row 5 more times.

BO all sts loosely knitwise on WS.

 

Front Bands

With RS facing, pick up and k91 (94, 96, 98, 100, 100, 103, 105, 107) sts.

Garter Border Row: Sl1, k to end.

Rep Garter Border Row 4 more times.

BO all sts knitwise on RS.

Weave in all ends. Wash and block to dimensions. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Lorraine

    This looks like a lovely cardigan, cannot wait today knit this. Thank you.

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