Woven Cobalt Cardi

This pattern has a beautiful balance of texture, a basketweave pattern on the body and stockinette stitch at the hems, waistline and sleeves. Featuring a button closure and a deep v-neck, this cardigan is perfect to throw over any outfit to add instant warmth this fall.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size = 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm; 2″ / 5 cm positive ease recommended; Shown in size 34″ / 86.5 cm

Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Basketweave Pattern; 13 sts x 24 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in St st with larger needle, after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool (100% wool; 140 yards [128 meters]/60 grams): #7765 Deep Lake (9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) hanks)
Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 32″ circular and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles, US size 7 (4.5 mm) 32″ and 40″ circular and set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles, US size 9 (5.5 mm) 32″ circular needles
Notions: Markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, waste yarn and size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast on, tapestry needle, two 1″ / 2.5 cm buttons

Abbreviations

RLI (Right Lifted Increase): Use RH needle to pick up the st below the next st on the LH needle, then knit into it (1 st increased)
LLI (Left Lifted Increase): Use LH needle to pick up the st 2 sts below the last st on the RH needle, then knit into it (1 st increased)

Special Stitches

Provisional Cast-on Method: With waste yarn, beg with slipknot on crochet hook. *Wrap yarn around knitting needle counter-clockwise, then use crochet hook to draw yarn through loop on hook; rep from * for desired number of sts. Fasten off.

Basketweave Pattern (multiple of 4 sts)

(Note: The first row of this pattern is a WS row.)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): K3, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: P3, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 4 (RS): K3, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: P3, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.
Repeat Rows 1-6 for pattern.

3-Stitch One-Row Buttonhole

With RS facing, bring yarn to front, sl 1 st purlwise, return yarn to the back, *sl 1 st purlwise, pass the first slipped st over the second slipped st as if to BO; rep from * 2 more times. Slip the st on the right-hand needle back to the left-hand needle and turn so WS is facing. **With yarn in back, insert right hand needle between the first 2 sts on the left-hand needle, draw through a loop and place it on the left-hand needle; rep from ** 3 more times then turn so RS is facing. With yarn in back, sl 1 st from left-hand needle to right-hand needle and pass the last CO st over that st to close the buttonhole.

Wrap and Turn

Knit row: Wyib, slip next st purlwise onto RH needle, bring yarn to front of work, return slipped st to LH needle, bring yarn to back of work, then turn work.
Purl row: Wyif slip next st purlwise onto RH needle, bring yarn to back of work, return slipped st to LH needle, bring yarn to front of work, then turn work.

Hide Wraps

Knit row: Pick up the wrap from the front with the RH needle and knit together with the st it wraps.
Purl row: Pick up the wrap through back of loop with RH needle and purl together with the st it wraps.
Three Needle Bind Off Method: Slip the sts from holders onto each of 2 needles; with the RS of garment pcs together (to form ridge on inside of garment), hold the needles parallel. With a third needle knit the first st of front and back needles together, *knit next st from each needle together, (2 sts on RH needle), BO 1 st; rep from * until all sts are BO.

Pattern Notes

The body is worked as one piece from the bottom up, divided at the underarms for back and front, then the shoulders are joined with a three-needle BO. Sleeve sts are picked up around the armholes and knit down to the cuff, working some short-rows to shape the sleeve cap.
Circular needle is suggested on the body to accommodate large number of sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

Pattern

Body – Hem

With smallest (US size 6) circular needle, use a provisional method to CO 128 (144, 160, 176, 192, 208, 224) sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.
Beg with a RS row, work in St st until piece meas 2½” / 6.5 cm from beg, ending after a RS row.
Turning Row (WS): Knit.
Change to medium (US 7) circular needle and cont working in St st until piece meas 2½” / 6.5 cm from turning row, ending after a WS row.
Joining Row (RS): Carefully remove waste yarn from provisional CO and place 128 (144, 160, 176, 192, 208, 224) sts onto smaller circular needle. Holding the 2 circular needles parallel with the provisional sts in the back, k2tog (1 st from each needle) across joining the sts from both needles together. (128 (144, 160, 176, 192, 208, 224) sts)
Knit 2 rows, ending after a RS row.
Change to largest (US 9) circular needle.

Begin Basketweave Patt

Next Row (WS): Working in Basketweave Patt, work 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts for left front, pm for side, work 60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts for back, pm for side, work 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts to end for right front.

Shape Waist

Dec Row (RS): *Work as est to 2 sts before m, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, sl m, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt; rep from * once more, work to end as est. (4 sts dec’d)
Work 17 rows even in Basketweave Patt.
Rep the last 18 rows 2 more times, then rep dec row once more. (112 (128, 144, 160, 176, 192, 208) sts rem; 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) sts each front, 52 (60, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100) sts for back)
Cont working even in Basketweave Patt until piece meas approx 12½” / 32 cm from turning row of hem, ending after WS Row 3 of Basketweave Patt.

Waistband

Knit 3 rows, ending after a RS row.
Purl 1 WS row.
Buttonhole Row (RS): K3, work 3-St-One-Row Buttonhole, knit to end.
Work 5 rows even in St st, ending after a WS row.
Rep buttonhole row.
Purl 1 WS row.
Knit 3 rows, ending after a RS row.

Shape Bust and Neckline

Work in Basketweave Patt for 3 rows, ending after a WS row.
Dec Neck Row (RS): K1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work as est to last 3 sts, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Work in Basketweave Patt for 3 rows, ending after a WS row.
Inc Bust and Dec Neck Row (RS): K1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, *work as est to m, LLI or LLPI keeping in patt, sl m, RLI or RLPI keeping in patt; rep from * once more, work as est to last 3 sts, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1. (2 sts inc’d)
Rep the last 8 rows 3 more times. (112 (128, 144, 160, 176, 192, 208) sts; 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50) sts each front, 60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts for back)
Work in Basketweave Patt for 3 rows, ending after a WS row.
Rep Dec Neck Row. (110 (126, 142, 158, 174, 190, 206) sts rem; 25 (29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49) sts each front, 60 (68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108) sts for back)
Work 1 WS row in Basketweave Patt.

Divide Back and Fronts at Underarms

Next Row (RS): Work as est to 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts before m, place these 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41) sts onto st holder or waste yarn for right front, BO 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts removing m, work as est to 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts before m, place these 56 (62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92) sts onto st holder or waste yarn for back, BO 4 (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) sts removing m, work to end as est. (23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41) sts rem for left front)
Cont working left front sts only.

Left Front – Shape Neck and Armhole

Work 1 WS row.
Dec Neck and Armhole Row (RS): K1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work as est to last 3 sts, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Work 1 WS row.
Dec Armhole Row (RS): K1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work as est to end. (1 st dec’d)
Rep the last 4 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times. (17 (20, 20, 23, 23, 26, 26) sts rem)

Sizes – (34, -, 42, -, 50, -)” / – (86.5, -, 106.5, -, 127, -) cm Only
Work 1 WS row.
Rep Dec Neck and Armhole Row. (17 (18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26) sts rem)

All Sizes
Work in Basketweave Patt for 3 rows, ending after a WS row.

Dec Neck Row (RS): Work in Basketweave Patt as est to last 3 sts, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1. (1 st dec’d)
[Work 5 rows even, then rep dec neck row] 4 (3, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5) times. (12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20) sts rem)
Cont working even until armhole meas 6¾ (7¼, 7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 9¼, 9¾)” / 17 (18.5, 19.5, 21, 22, 23.5, 25) cm from divide, ending after a RS row.

Shape Shoulder with Short-Rows

Short Row 1 (WS): Work to last 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing, work to end.
Short Row 2 (WS): Work to last 8 (10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14) sts, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing, work to end.
Next Row (WS): Purl to end, working wraps together with their sts as they appear.
Break yarn and place all sts onto st holder or waste yarn.

Back

Return 56 (62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92) held back sts to largest needle and join yarn preparing to work a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Work 1 WS row even.
Dec Row (RS): K1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work to last 3 sts, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Rep the last 2 rows 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) more times. (48 (52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) sts rem)
Cont working even in patt until armhole meas 5½ (6, 6½, 7, 7½, 8, 8½)” / 14 (15, 16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): Work 15 (17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts, join a second ball of yarn and BO next 18 (18, 20, 22, 24, 24, 26) sts, work to end. (15 (17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts rem on each side)
Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, work 1 WS row even.
Dec Row (RS): Work to 3 sts before neck edge, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1; on other side, k1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work to end. (1 st dec’d on each side
Rep the last 2 rows 2 more times. (12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20) sts rem each side)
Cont working even in patt until armhole meas 6¾ (7¼, 7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 9¼, 9¾)” / 17 (18.5, 19.5, 21, 22, 23.5, 25) cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape Shoulders with Short-Rows

Short-Row 1 (RS): Work to neck edge; on other side work to last 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, wrap next st and turn so WS is facing; (WS) work to neck edge; on other side, work to last 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing.
Short-Row 2 (RS): Work to neck edge; on other side, work to last 8 (10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14) sts, wrap next st and turn so WS is facing; (WS) work to neck edge; on other side, work to last 8 (10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14) sts, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing.
Next Row (RS): Work to neck edge; on other side, knit to end working wraps together with their sts as they appear.
Next Row (WS): Return 12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20) held left front sts to a dpn, then join them to the left back sts using the three-needle bind-off method; on other side, purl to end working wraps together with their sts as they appear, then place these sts onto st holder or waste yarn.
Break yarn.

Right Front

Return 23 (26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41) held right front sts to largest needle and join yarn preparing to work a WS row.

Shape Neck and Armhole

Work 1 WS row.
Dec Neck and Armhole Row (RS): K1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work as est to last 3 sts, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1. (2 sts dec’d)
Work 1 WS row.
Dec Armhole Row (RS): Work as est to last 3 sts ssk or ssp keeping in patt, k1. (1 st dec’d)
Rep the last 4 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times. (17 (20, 20, 23, 23, 26, 26) sts rem)

Sizes – (34, -, 42, -, 50, -)” Only
Work 1 WS row.
Rep Dec Neck and Armhole Row. (17 (18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26) sts rem)

All Sizes
Work in Basketweave Patt for 3 rows, ending after a WS row.
Dec Neck Row (RS): K1, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work in Basketweave Patt as est to end. (1 st dec’d)
[Work 5 rows even, then rep dec neck row] 4 (3, 4, 4, 5, 4, 5) times. (12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20) sts rem)

Cont working even until armhole meas 6¾ (7¼, 7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 9¼, 9¾)” / 17 (18.5, 19.5, 21, 22, 23.5, 25) cm from divide, ending after a WS row.

Shape Shoulder with Short-Rows

Short Row 1 (RS): Work to last 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing, work to end.
Short Row 2 (RS): Work to last 8 (10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 14) sts, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing, work to end.
Next Row (RS): Knit to end, working wraps together with their sts as they appear.
Join Shoulders: Return 12 (14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20) held right back sts to a dpn, then join them to the right front sts using the three-needle bind-off method.

Sleeves

With larger (US 7) dpns, beg at center of CO sts at one underarm, pick up and knit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts across half of the underarm CO sts, then 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) sts evenly along armhole edge to top of shoulder, pm, pick up and knit 21 (22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)  sts evenly along armhole edge to the rem underarm CO sts, then pick up and knit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts across the rem underarm CO sts. (46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70) sts)
Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd.

Shape Cap with Short-Rows

Short Row 1: Knit to m, remove m, k5, wrap next st and turn so WS is facing; (WS) p10, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing—17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29) sts rem unwrapped at each side.
Short Row 2 (RS): Knit to wrapped st from previous row, knit wrap together with the st it wraps, k1, wrap next st and turn so WS is facing; (WS) purl to wrapped st from previous row, purl wrap together with the st it wraps, p1, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing.
Rep the last Short-Row 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times. (13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19) sts rem unwrapped at each side)
Short Row 3 (RS): Knit to wrapped st from previous row, knit wrap together with the st it wraps, wrap next st and turn so WS is facing; (WS) purl to wrapped st from previous row, purl wrap together with the st it wraps, wrap next st and turn so RS is facing.
Rep the last Short-Row 10 (11, 10, 11, 10, 11, 10) more times. (2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) sts rem unwrapped at each side)
Next 2 Rnds (RS): Knit to end, working wrap together with the st it wraps as it appears.
Cont working in St st (knit all sts, every rnd) until piece meas 1″ from pick-up rnd, measuring at beg of rnd.

Shape Sleeve

Dec Rnd: K2, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, ssk, k2. (2 sts dec’d)
Knit 13 (9, 7, 5, 5, 5, 3) rnds.
Rep the last 14 (10, 8, 6, 6, 6, 4) rnds 4 (4, 1, 0, 8, 12, 4) more times. (36 (40, 50, 56, 44, 40, 60) sts rem)
[Rep dec rnd, then knit 15 (11, 9, 7, 7, 7, 5) rnds] 1 (3, 7, 10, 4, 1, 11) times. (34 (34, 36, 36, 36, 38, 38) sts rem)
Cont working in St st in the rnd until piece meas 16″ / 47 cm from underarm.
Purl 1 rnd. (This rnd is used as a guide for where to join the hem)
Cont working in St st for 2½” / 6.5 cm from purl rnd.
Change to smaller (US 6) dpns.
Turning Rnd: Purl.
Cont working in St st for 2½” / 6.5 cm from turning rnd.
Joining Rnd: Push sleeve fabric through the hole at the center of the dpns to fold at the turning rnd, then *insert left needle through the corresponding st just below the first purl rnd and knit it together with the next st on the needle; rep from * around and BO at the same time.
Make second sleeve the same as the first.

Finishing

Block piece to measurements.
With 40″ / 100 cm circular needle and RS facing, beg at lower edge of right front, pick up and knit (through both layers of hem), 3 sts for every 4 rows evenly along the right front edge to the shoulder and down the back neck, then 1 st in each BO st of the back neck, then 3 sts for every 4 rows evenly along the left edge.
BO all sts knitwise with WS facing.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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