Buttoned cardigan worked from centre bands out on front with lace motif.
Buttoned cardigan worked from centre bands out on front with lace motif.
Line drawing schematic of sweater pattern with detailed measurements in both inches and cm.

Philodendron

$9 CAD

The perfect cardigan for autumn in the park. Leafy lace on the front panels are worked side to side while the back and sleeves are worked bottom up.

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Size Inclusive

Size inclusive to fit a 64.25” / 163 cm finished chest measurement.

Construction

This cardigan is worked in pieces, then sewn together after blocking. The back is worked bottom up. The fronts are worked sideways from the front band to the armhole edge, with short-row shaping to shape the waist. The sleeves are worked from the bottom up. Stitches are left on hold for the Sleeve caps and a portion of the front armholes; these held stitches are then grafted together using Kitchener stitch. If you prefer, you may bind off the stitches, then sew the pieces together. The front armholes are worked to a longer depth than the back for an English-tailored shoulder.

What's Included

This knitting pattern includes written directions, charts only for lace patterns, front and back images, a schematic with measurements, and thoughtful details.

Sizes + Finished Measurements

Sizes to fit: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)” / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm chest.
Finished chest circumference, buttoned: 31 ¾ (36 ¼, 40 ¼, 43 ½, 48 ¼, 52 ¼, 56 ¼, 59 ½, 64 ¼)” / 80.5 (92, 102, 110.5, 122.5, 132.5, 143, 151, 163) cm.
Length: 21 (22, 23, 23, 23 ½, 24, 24, 24, 24)” / 53.5 (56, 58.5, 58.5, 59.5, 61, 61, 61, 61) cm.
Upper arm circumference: 11 (11 ¾, 13, 14 ¼, 15 ½, 17 ¼, 18 ½, 19, 19)” / 28 (30, 33, 36, 39.5, 44, 47, 48.5, 48.5) cm.
Intended to be worn with approximately 2–4″ / 5–10 cm ease; shown in size 36 ¼” / 92 cm.

Yarn

Worsted weight yarn; 1023 (1178, 1332, 1452, 1626, 1792, 1930, 2050, 2181) yd / 936 (1078, 1218, 1327, 1487, 1639, 1765, 1874, 1994) m.

Shown in SweetGeorgia Yarns Trinity Worsted (70% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Silk; 200 yd / 185 m per 4 oz / 115 g) in Pistachio, 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins.

Substitution Notes

The original yarn is a worsted weight merino/cashmere/silk blend that works up at 4.5-5 sts per inch (2.5 cm) on 4.5-5.5 mm (US 7-9) needles. Look for a worsted weight yarn that will give you the same gauge. Most smooth wools, blends, acrylics and plant fibres should work. As always, swatching is the only real way to know if you can get gauge and if you like the resulting fabric.

Gauge

19 sts and 27 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch, using larger needles.

Needles + Notions

3.75 & 4 mm (US 5 & 6) Needles;
Stitch Markers;
Stitch Holders or Scrap Yarn;
Cable Needle;
Yarn Needle;
8 (8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9) buttons ¾” / 19 mm diameter.

Skills

Increases/decreases, cabled decreases (optional), working lace from charts or written instructions, short rows, set-in sleeve sweater construction, English tailored shoulders, worked flat, bottom up, side to side, seamed, grafting, buttonholes and sewing on buttons.

Related Tutorials

Japanese Short Rows
Raised Increases Photo Tutorial
Raised Increases Video Tutorial
SSK & SSP Decreases
Cabled Decreases

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