Treat Yourself Cardigan

The body is knit from the bottom up, without waist shaping so the lace pattern is easy. Treat yourself to a new cardigan this summer.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Size: Finished Bust Size 34.5 (37, 39.5, 41.75, 44.25, 46.5, 49, 51.5, 53.75, 56.25, 58.5, 61)” [87.5 (94, 100.5, 106, 112.5, 118, 124.5, 131, 136.5, 143, 148.5, 155) cm], to fit bust 32 (34.5, 37, 39.25, 41.75, 44, 46.5, 49, 51.25, 53.75, 56, 59.5)” [81.5 (87.5, 94, 99.5, 106, 112, 118, 124.5, 130, 136.5, 142, 148.5) cm]

2.5″ [6.5 cm] positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 39.5″ [100.5 cm]

Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Eyelet Peak Pattern after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Light Weight Yarn Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen (35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #2232 Magenta, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm): 32” circular and double-pointed

Notions: Stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; seven 5/8″ [1.5 cm] buttons

Special Stitches

K2, P2 Ribbing, worked in rows (multiple of 4 sts)

Row 1 (WS): P1, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 2 (RS): K3, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

K2, P2 Ribbing, worked in rounds (multiple of 4 sts)

Rnd 1: *K1, p2, k1; repeat from * to end.

Repeat Rnds 1 for pattern.

Eyelet Peak Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 5)

(also, see chart)

Row 1 (RS): P5, *yo, p2tog, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): K5, *p1, k5; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: P5, *k1, p5; repeat from * to end.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: P2, yo, p2tog, *p4, yo, p2tog; repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 6: K2, p1, *k5, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7: P2, k1, *p5, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 8: Repeat Row 6.

Repeat Rows 1–8 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

The body is knit from the bottom up in one piece to the underarms. The right front sleeve stitches are cast on, then the right front is knit to the shoulders. The right back sleeve stitches are picked up from the cast-on of the right front sleeve, then the left back sleeve stitches are cast on. The back is worked to the shoulders, then the right shoulder is joined using the three needle bind-off. The left front sleeve stitches are picked up from the left back sleeve cast-on stitches, then the left front is knit to the shoulder where it is joined to the back with the three-needle bind off. The neckband and buttonbands are picked up and knit in k2, p2 ribbing.

Pattern

Body

With circular needle, CO 168 (180, 192, 204, 216, 228, 240, 252, 264, 276, 288, 300). Do not join; work back and forth in rows.
Work 6 rows in K2, P2 Ribbing, ending after a RS row.

Decrease Row (WS): P1, p2tog, purl to end — 167 (179, 191, 203, 215, 227, 239, 251, 263, 275, 287, 299) sts remain.

Work in Eyelet Peak Pattern until piece measures 14″ [35.5 cm] from beg, ending after WS Row 2 or 6 of pattern.

Right Front

Next Row (RS): Work 41 (44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71, 74) sts in Eyelet Peak Pattern, work into the next st but keep the st on the left needle (it is used for both the right front and the back), place that st and the remaining 125 (134, 143, 152, 161, 170, 179, 188, 197, 206, 215, 224) sts onto st holder or waste yarn for back and left front — 42 (45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 69, 72, 75) sts remain for right front.

Continue working back and forth on right front sts only as follows:

Shape Sleeve

Use the Cable Cast-on Method to CO 11 (8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8) sts — 53 (53, 59, 59, 65, 65, 71, 71, 77, 77, 83, 83) sts.

Work in Eyelet Peak Pattern until piece measures 2¾ (3, 3¼, 3¼, 3½, 3¾, 4, 4, 4¼, 4½, 4¼, 4½)” [7 (7.5, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10, 11, 11.5, 11, 11.5) cm] from sleeve CO, ending after a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): BO 6 sts, work to end — 47 (47, 53, 53, 59, 59, 65, 65, 71, 71, 77, 77) sts rem.

Work 1 row even as est.

Dec Row (RS): P1, p2tog, work to end as est — 1 st dec’d.

Rep the last 2 rows 11 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14) more times — 35 (35, 40, 40, 46, 46, 51, 51, 57, 57, 62, 62) sts rem.

Continue working in Eyelet Peak Pattern until piece measures 6½ (6¾, 7, 7¼, 7½, 7¾, 8, 8¼, 8½, 8¾, 9, 9¼)” [16.5 (17, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 23, 23.5) cm] from sleeve CO, ending after a WS row. (Take note of the last row of Eyelet Peak Pattern worked.)

Place sts onto a st holder or waste yarn. Break yarn and set aside.

Back

Return 85 (91, 97, 103, 109, 115, 121, 127, 133, 139, 145, 151) held sts from center of body onto circular needle. Keep the last st from the back on the holder with the rem 41 (44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, 68, 71, 74) sts for left front (it is used for both the back and the left front).

Shape Sleeves

Beg at the right sleeve cuff, pick up and knit 11 (8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8) sts evenly along CO edge of sleeve (1 st in each CO st), work as est across back sts, then use the Cable Cast-On Method to CO 11 (8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8) sts for left sleeve — 107 (107, 119, 119, 131, 131, 143, 143, 155, 155, 167, 167) sts.

Continue working in Eyelet Peak Pattern until piece meas 5 (5¼, 5½, 5¾, 6, 6¼, 6½, 6¾, 7, 7¼, 7½, 7¾)” [12.5 (13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 16, 16.5, 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 19) cm] from sleeve CO, ending after the same WS row of Eyelet Peak Pattern as for right front.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): Work 39 (39, 44, 44, 50, 50, 55, 55, 61, 61, 66, 66) sts, join a second ball of yarn, BO next 29 (29, 31, 31, 31, 31, 33, 33, 33, 33, 35, 35) sts, work 39 (39, 44, 44, 50, 50, 55, 55, 61, 61, 66, 66) sts to end.

Continue working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, as follows:

Work 1 WS row even as est.

Dec Row (RS): Work to 3 sts before neck edge, p2tog, p1; on other side, p1, p2tog, purl to end — 1 st decreased on each side.

Repeat the last 2 rows 3 more times — 35 (35, 40, 40, 46, 46, 51, 51, 57, 57, 62, 62) sts remain on each side.

Continue working in Eyelet Peak Pattern until piece meas 6½ (6¾, 7, 7¼, 7½, 7¾, 8, 8¼, 8½, 8¾, 9, 9¼)” [16.5 (17, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 23, 23.5) cm] from sleeve CO, ending after the same WS row of Eyelet Peak Pattern as for right front.

Join Right Shoulder

Place the 35 (35, 40, 40, 46, 46, 51, 51, 57, 57, 62, 62) held right front sts onto an empty needle. Holding the right sides together, use the three-needle BO to join the right front and Back sts together. Break yarn.

Place sts for left back onto a st holder or waste yarn. Break yarn and set aside.

Left Front

Return 42 (45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66, 69, 72, 75) held left front sts onto circular needle.

Shape Sleeve

Beg at left sleeve cuff, pick up and knit 11 (8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8, 11, 8) sts evenly along CO edge of sleeve (1 st in each CO st), then work across left front sts as est — 53 (53, 59, 59, 65, 65, 71, 71, 77, 77, 83, 83) sts.

Work in Eyelet Peak Pattern until piece measures 2¾ (3, 3¼, 3¼, 3½, 3¾, 4, 4, 4¼, 4½, 4¼, 4½)” [7 (7.5, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10, 11, 11.5, 11, 11.5) cm] from sleeve CO, ending after a RS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (WS): BO 6 sts, work to end — 47 (47, 53, 53, 59, 59, 65, 65, 71, 71, 77, 77) sts rem.

Dec Row (RS): Work as est to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 — 1 st dec’d.

Work 1 row even as est.

Rep the last 2 rows 11 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14) more times — 35 (35, 40, 40, 46, 46, 51, 51, 57, 57, 62, 62) sts rem.

Continue working in Eyelet Peak Pattern until piece measures 6½ (6¾, 7, 7¼, 7½, 7¾, 8, 8¼, 8½, 8¾, 9, 9¼)” [16.5 (17, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 23, 23.5) cm] from sleeve CO, ending after a WS row. (Take note of the last row of Eyelet Peak Pattern worked.)

Place sts onto a st holder or waste yarn. Break yarn and set aside.

Join Left Shoulder

Place the 35 (35, 40, 40, 46, 46, 51, 51, 57, 57, 62, 62) held left back sts onto an empty needle. Holding the right sides together, use the three-needle BO to join the left front and back sts together. Break yarn.

Finishing

Block piece to measurements.

Sleeve Cuffs

With dpns, beg at underarm of one sleeve, pick up and knit 32 (34, 36, 36, 38, 40, 40, 42, 42, 44, 46, 48) sts evenly to shoulder, then 32 (34, 36, 36, 38, 40, 40, 42, 42, 44, 46, 48) sts evenly along the other side — 64 (68, 72, 72, 76, 80, 80, 84, 84, 88, 92, 96) sts.

Pm for beg of rnd and divide sts evenly over 3 or 4 dpns.

Work 7 rnds in K2, P2 Ribbing.

BO all sts loosely.

Repeat for second sleeve.

Neckband

With circular needle and RS facing, beg at right front neck edge, pick up and knit 6 sts evenly along front neck BO edge, 18 (18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 22, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23) sts along side of neck to shoulder, 44 (44, 46, 46, 46, 46, 48, 48, 48, 48, 50, 50) sts along back neck, 18 (18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 22, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23) sts along side of left front neck, then 6 sts along front neck BO edge — 92 (92, 96, 96, 96, 96, 104, 104, 104, 104, 108, 108) sts.

Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

Work 7 rows in K2, P2 Ribbing, ending after a WS row.

BO all sts loosely.

Buttonband

With circular needle and RS facing, beg at neck edge of left front, pick up and knit 88 (88, 88, 88, 92, 92, 92, 92, 96, 96, 96, 96) sts evenly along neckband and left front edge. Do not join, work back and forth in rows.

Work 7 rows in K2, P2 Ribbing, ending after a WS row.

BO all sts loosely.

Buttonhole Band

With circular needle and RS facing, beg at lower edge of Right Front, pick up and knit 88 (88, 88, 88, 92, 92, 92, 92, 96, 96, 96, 96) sts evenly along right front and neckband edges. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

Work 3 rows in K2, P2 Ribbing, ending after a WS row.

Buttonhole Row (RS): Work 5 (5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 7, 7, 7, 7) sts, yo, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, *work 11 (11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) sts, yo, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt; rep from * 6 more times, work 3 sts to end.

Work 3 rows in K2, P2 Ribbing, ending after a WS row.

BO all sts loosely.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends. Block again if desired.yarn ball

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