Teal We Meet Again Cardigan

This easy-to-wear cardigan is a flattering piece with twisted bias lines. You’ll want to make one in several different colors!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements Bust 34½ (38½, 42¾, 47, 51¼, 55¼)”

Shown in Medium size

Gauge: 23 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Diagonals Right or Left patt after wet blocking using larger needle.

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Fibra Natura Dona (100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino; 126 yards [115 meters]/50 grams): 127 Real Teal, 11 (13, 14, 16, 18, 20) balls.

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm): straight; US 7 (4.5 mm): straight

Notions: Markers; tapestry needle; cable needle (cn)

Pattern Notes

This cardigan is worked in pieces and seamed.

Stitch Guide

1x2x1 RC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k1, sl second 2 sts from cn back to left needle and knit, k1 from cn.

1x2x1 LC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k1, sl second 2 sts from cn back to left needle and knit, k1 from cn.

RT: K2tog but do not slip sts from needle, knit first st again, sl both sts from needle.

LT: Knit second st on left needle tbl, knit first st through the front leg, sl both sts from needle.

Diagonals Left (multiple of 3 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): *LT, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2, 4, and 6 (WS): Purl.
Row 3: *K1, LT; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: K2, *LT, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Rows 1-6 for patt.

Diagonals Right (multiple of 3 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *k1, RT; rep from * to end.
Rows 2, 4, and 6 (WS): Purl.
Row 3: K1, *RT, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 5: K2, *k1, RT; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Rows 1-6 for patt.

Collar (worked over 16 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P1, 1x2x1 RC, p1, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1 tbl, p1, 1x2x1 RC, p1.
Row 2 (WS): K1, p4, k1, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, k1, p4, k1.
Row 3: P1, k1 tbl, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, p1.
Row 4: K1, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, k1.
Row 5: P1, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1 tbl, p1, 1x2x1 LC, p1, k1 tbl, yo, ssk, k1 tbl, p1.
Row 6: K1, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, k1, p4, k1, p1 tbl, p2, p1 tbl, k1.
Rows 7-8: Rep Rows 3-4.

Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

Pattern

Back

With smaller needle, CO 99 (111, 123, 135, 147, 159) sts.

Hem

Row 1 (RS): K1, (p2, k1 tbl) 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) times, pm, p1, pm, (k1 tbl, p2] 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) times, k1.
Row 2 (WS): P1, (k2, p1 tbl) to m, k1, (p1 tbl, k2) to last st, p1.

Cont in rib as est’d for 6 more rows.

Establish Pattern

Switch to larger needle.

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Diagonals Right patt to m, p1, work Row 1 of Diagonals Left patt to end.
Row 2 (WS): Work Row 2 of Diagonals Left patt to m, k1, work Row 2 of Diagonals Right patt to end.

Cont in patt as est’d until piece meas 16” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row. Place removable m each edge of piece to indicate beg of armholes.

Cont in patt until piece meas 6 (6½, 7, 7½, 8, 8¼)” from removable markers, ending with WS row.

Shape Neck

Row 1 (RS): Work in patt over 36 (41, 46, 51, 56, 61) Back Right Shoulder sts, attach new ball of yarn, BO center 27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37) sts, work in patt over rem 36 (41, 46, 51, 56, 61) Back Left Shoulder sts. Place Back Right Shoulder sts on holder.

Row 2 (WS): Work even in patt to end.

Next Row: K1, k2tog, work in patt to end – 1 st dec’d at Neck edge.

Next Row: Purl.

Rep last 2 rows, 3 more times – 32 (37, 42, 47, 52, 57) sts rem.

Work even in patt until Armhole meas 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 9¾)”, ending with WS row.

BO all sts.

Return Back Right Shoulder sts to needle. Work a WS row even.

Next Row (RS): Work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 1 st dec’d at Neck Edge.

Rep these 2 rows, 3 more times – 32 (37, 42, 47, 52, 57) sts rem.

Work even in patt, if necessary until Armhole meas 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 9¾)”, ending with WS row. BO all sts.

Left Front

With smaller needle, CO 19 sts, pm, CO 49 (55, 61, 67, 73, 79) sts – 68 (74, 80, 86, 92, 98) sts.

Hem

Row 1 (RS): K1, (p2, k1 tbl) 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) times, sl m, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K4, p1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl, k1, sl m, (p1 tbl, k2) to last st, p1.

Cont in rib as est’d for 6 more rows.

Establish Pattern

Switch to larger needle.

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Diagonals Right patt to m, work Row 1 of Collar to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Row 2 of Collar to m, work Row 2 of Diagonals Right patt to end.

Cont in patt as est’d until piece meas 15” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row.

Shape Neck

Note: When piece meas 16” from cast-on edge, place removable marker at right hand side of piece to indicate Armhole edge.

Dec Row (RS): Work in patt to 2 sts bef m, k2tog, work in patt to end – 1 st dec’d; 67 (73, 79, 85, 91, 97) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows, 11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 14) more times, then rep Dec Row every 2 rows, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) times – 51 (56, 61, 66, 71, 76) sts rem; 32 (37, 42, 47, 52, 57) sts rem in Diagonals Right section.

Bind off Shoulder

Next Row (RS): BO31 (36, 41, 46, 51, 56, work in patt to end – 20 (20, 20, 20, 20, 20) sts.

Next Row (WS): Work in patt to m, p1.

Cont in patt over 19 Collar sts and 1 edge st until piece meas 4½ (4¾, 4¾, 5, 5¼, 5½)” from Shoulder bind off, ending with WS row.

BO all sts.

Right Front

With smaller needle, cast on 49 (55, 61, 67, 73, 79) sts, pm, 19 sts – 68 (74, 80, 86, 92, 98) sts.

Hem

Row 1 (RS): K3, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl, p1, sl m, k1, (p2, k1 tbl) 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) times.
Row 2 (WS): P1, (k2, p1 tbl) to m, sl m, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl, k4.

Cont in rib as est’d for 6 more rows.

Establish Pattern

Switch to larger needle.

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Collar to m, work Row 1 of Diagonals Left patt to end.
Row 2 (WS): Work Row 2 of Diagonals Left patt to m, work Row 2 of Collar to last 3 sts, k3.

Cont in patt as est’d until piece meas 15” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row.

Shape Neck

Note: When piece meas 16” from cast-on edge, place removable marker at right hand side of piece to indicate Armhole edge.

Dec Row (RS): Work in patt to m, sl m, ssk, work in patt to end – 1 st dec’d; 67 (73, 79, 85, 91, 97) sts.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows, 11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 14) more times, then rep Dec Row every 2 rows, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) times, ending with WS row – 51 (56, 61, 66, 71, 76) sts rem; 32 (37, 42, 47, 52, 57) sts rem in Diagonals Left section.

Bind off Shoulder

Next Row (WS): BO31 (36, 41, 46, 51, 56, work in patt to end – 20 (20, 20, 20, 20, 20) sts.

Cont in patt over 19 Collar sts and 1 edge st until piece meas 4½ (4¾, 4¾, 5, 5¼, 5½)” from Shoulder bind off, ending with WS row.

BO all sts.

Sleeves

With smaller needle, CO 51 (51, 51, 51, 57, 57) sts.

Cuff

Row 1 (RS): K1, (p2, k1 tbl) 8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) times, pm, p1, pm, (k1 tbl, p2) 8 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) times, k1.

Row 2 (WS): P1, (k2, p1 tbl) to m, k1, (p1 tbl, k2) to last st, p1.

Cont in rib as est’d for 6 more rows.

Establish Pattern

Switch to larger needle.

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Diagonals Right patt to m, p1, work Row 1 of Diagonals Left patt to end.
Row 2 (WS): Work Row 2 of Diagonals Left patt to m, k1, work Row 2 of Diagonals Right patt to end.

Cont in patt for 4 more rows.

Increase Section

Inc Row (RS): K1, m1, work in patt to last st, m1, k1 – 2 sts inc’d; 53 (53, 53, 53, 59, 59) sts

Rep Inc Row every 6 (6, 4, 4, 4, 4) rows, 9 (16, 8, 14, 14, 20) more times, then rep Inc Row every 8 (-, 6, 6, 6, 6) rows, 5 (-, 11, 7, 7, 3) times – 81 (85, 91, 95, 101, 105) sts. Work even in patt until Sleeve meas 17” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row. Bind off all sts.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew Shoulder seams. Sew Collar to Back Neck. Sew ends of Collar tog. Center bind-off edge of Sleeve to Shoulder seam, placing Sleeve between removable armhole markers. Seam Sleeve to Body. Sew Sleeve and side seams. Steam seams.yarn ball

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