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The Eyelet Cardigan is sure to become one of your favorite garments. This light sweater can be worn in any season, and in almost any setting. If the office temperature runs cold, throwing this light cardigan over your outfit is an easy way to stay warm and stylish. The loose fit of the garment makes it flattering for most figures, and the eyelet lace pattern is easy to master. Knitters of all skill levels will enjoy working on this practical and engaging project.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Yarn: Baby Boom (90% Extrafine Merino, 10% Nylon; 4 oz/440 yds.) 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins.
    • The color shown is Misty Morning.
  • Needles: Size 5 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Notions: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders; Hook & Eye Closure, Tapestry Needle

 

Size: S (M, L, XL) instructions are for smallest size with other sizes in parenthesis.

 

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 38 (40, 44, 48)”
Length to Armholes: 16½ (17, 17½, 18)”
Armhole: 8 (8½, 9, 9½)”
Overall Length: 24½ (25½, 26½, 27½)”
Sleeve Length to Armhole: 1½”


Gauge: 22 sts X 25 rows – 4” square in St st on size 5 needles or size to obtain gauge.


Stitch Patterns:
Rib Pattern: (Multiple 4 + 2)
Row 1: k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end
Repeat row 1


Seed St: (Multiple 2 + 1)
Row 1: k1, *p1, k1; rep to end
Repeat row 1

 

Eyelet Pattern: (Multiple 4 + 3)
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: *k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts; k3
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl
Row 7: k2tog, yo; *k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1
Row 8: purl

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cardigan Diagram - Front, Back, Sleeves


Back:
With size 5 needles CO 115 (123, 135, 143) sts
Rows1 – 5: k1, *p1, k1; rep from* to end
Row 6: purl
Row 7: knit
Row 8: purl
Row 9: *k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3
Row 10: purl
Row 11: knit
Row 12: purl
Row 13: k2tog, yo; *k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1


Rep rows 6 thru 13 until back measures 9 (9½, 10, 10½)” from beg.

Next work 4 rows of seed st, decreasing 5 sts evenly across last row – 110 (118, 130, 138) sts rem. Then work k2, p2 rib. Starting with the 6 (6. 9. 10) row of rib, dec 1 st each side, every 6 (6, 8, 10) rows 2 times, next work even for 14 (14, 16, 18) rows. Then inc 1 st ea side, every 6 (6, 8, 8) row 2 times, followed by 5 more rows of rib, increasing 1 st in center of last rib row – 111 (119, 131, 139) sts rem. Next work 4 rows of seed sts, then return to eyelet pattern and work 6 (8, 8, 10) rows.


Shape Armhole:
Cont in eyelet patt, BO 8 (8, 8, 9) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows (NOTE PM in center of 1st row of BO); next BO 5 (5, 6, 7) sts at the beg of the foll 2 rows; then dec 1 st ea side every other row 5 (5, 7, 7) times – 75 (83, 89, 93) sts rem; then work even until back measures 8 (8½, 9, 9½)” from PM;


Shape Neck:
BO 7 (8, 9, 11) sts at the beg of the next 4 rows foll by 6 (6, 9, 9) sts at the beg of the foll 2 rows; return to seed sts and dec 1 st ea side of the next 3 rows; then BO all sts in patt.


Left Front:
With size 5 needles CO 59 (63, 71, 79) sts
Work the same as for back only now after the 1st 5 rows work 4 seed sts at the end of ea RS row and the beg of ea WS row, work until front measures 9 (9½, 10, 10½)” from beg.


Shape Waist:
Row 1: dec 1 st, 4 seed sts, eyelet pattern to last 4 sts, 4 seed sts
Row 2: 4 seed sts, eyelet to last 8 sts, 8 seed sts
Row 3: 12 seed sts, eyelet to last 4 sts, 4 seed sts
Row 4: 4 seed sts, eyelet to last 16 sts, 16 seed sts
Row 5: k2, p2; 16 seed sts, eyelet to last 4 seed sts
Row 6: 4 seed sts, eyelet to last 24 sts, 16 seed sts; k2, p2 rib to end
Row 7: 12 rib sts, 16 seed sts, eyelet to last 4 sts, 4 seed sts
Row 8: 4 seed sts; 22 (26, 34, 42) eyelet sts; 16 seed sts, 16 rib sts
Row 9: 20 rib sts, 16 seed sts; 18 (22, 30, 38) eyelet, 4 seed
Row 10: 4 seed, 14 (18, 26, 34) eyelet, 16 seed, rib to end
Row 11: k2tog; rib to last 30 (34, 42, 50) sts; 16 seed sts, 10 (14, 22, 30) eyelet, 4 seed st
Row 12: 4 seed; 6 (10, 18, 26) eyelet, 16 seed, rib to end
Row 13: rib to last 22 (26, 34, 42) sts, 16 seed; 2 (6, 14, 22) eyelet, 4 seed
Row 14: 4 seed, 0 (2, 10, 18) eyelet, 14 (16, 16, 16) seed sts, rib to end
Row 15: 43 rib, 10 (14, 16, 16) seed sts, 0 (), 6, 14) eyelet sts, 4 seed sts
Row 16: 4 seed sts; 0 (0, 2, 10) eyelet sts, 6 (10, 14, 16) seed sts, rib to end
Row 17: k2tog, rib to last 6 (10, 14, 22) sts, 2 (6, 10, 16) seed; 0 (0, 0, 2) eyelet sts; 4 seed
Row 18: 4 seed sts; 0 (2, 6, 12) seed sts, rib to end


S & M Only:
Row 19: rib to last 4 sts 4 seed sts
Row 20: 4 seed sts; rib to end
Rep rows 19 & 20 four more times

L Only:
Row 19: Rib to last 6 sts, seed to end
Row 20: 4 seed sts, 2 seed sts, rib to end
Row 21: Rep row 19 of S & M
Row 22: Rep row 20 of S & M
Rep rows 21 & 22 four more times


XL Only:
Row 19: rib to last 12 sts, seed to end
Row 20: 4 seed sts, 8 seeds sts; rib to end
Row 21: rib to last 8 sts, 8 seed sts
Row 22: rep row 20 of S & M
Row 23: rep row 19 of S & M
Rep rows 22 & 23 four more times


Once all even rows are completed reverse process beg with next WS row; rep row 18, next RS row inc 1 st at the beg of row and then rep row 17 and so on increasing instead of decreasing where call for; once you have returned to all eyelet pattern rows as before rib for 8 (8, 8, 10) rows, however before you beg work on these rows beg to shape front:


Shape Front Opening:
Work the seed sts as before only between the seed sts and the eyelet pattern dec 1 st every 4th row until 24 (27, 31, 35) sts rem.


Shape Armhole:
(Note remember to PM in center of 1st BO row) BO 8 (8, 8, 9) sts at the beg of the next RS row followed by 5 (5, 6, 7) sts at the beg of the foll RS row, then dec 1 st at the beg of ea RS row 5 (5, 7, 7) times. Cont to dec at the front opening and work until 24 (27, 31, 35) sts rem and armhole measures 8 (8½, 9, 9½)” from PM


Shape Neck:
BO 7 (8, 9, 11) sts at the beg of the next 2 RS rows, foll by 6 (6, 9, 9) sts at the beg of the foll RS row, then BO the rem 4 seed sts.


Right Front:
Works the same as for the LF only reversed with the 4 seed sts at the beg of the RS row and the end of ea WS row.


Sleeves:
CO 79 (87, 95, 103) sts (Make 2)
Rows 1 thru 14 work the same as for the back


SHAPE ARMHOLE:

BO 8 (8, 8, 9) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, then BO 5 (5, 6, 7) sts at the beg of the foll 2 rows; next dec 1 st ea side every other row 5 (5, 7, 7) times. Work even for 8 (8, 10, 10) rows, next dec 1 st ea side every 4th row 4 (5, 5, 6) times, then dec 1 st ea side every other row 3 (4, 5, 6) times; then every row 7 (9, 9, 9) times, next BO 4 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows, then BO all rem sts.


Ties:
CO 10 sts (Make 2)
Rows 1 – 5: seed sts
Row 6: 3 seed sts, purl to last 3 sts, 3 seed sts
Row 7: 3 seed sts, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, 3 seed sts
Row 8: rep row 6
Row 9: 3 seed sts, M1, k to last 3 sts, M1, 3 seed sts
Row 10: rep row 6
Row 11: 3 seed sts, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, 3 seed sts
Row 12: rep row 6
Row 13: rep row 9
Row 14: rep row 6
Cont to work eyelet patt between 3 seed sts at ea end, rep inc row 9 every 4th row until 30 sts are on needle; then work row 9 every 8th row until there are 24 rows of eyelet; then work 4 rows of seed st, next BO all sts in patt.


Assembly:
Sew shoulder seams, sew the 4 border seed sts to the back seed sts; attach sleeves, sew side and sleeve seams. Next attach ties the 3rd knit row of rib from opening. Finally weave in all loose ends. Optional: Sew Hook and Eye under where tie comes together.

 

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The yarn is actually the fingering weight version of this yarn, according to the fiber content listed with it.

This eyelet cardigan in fiesta yarn is fittingly the style I prefer. Flattering flow in which it appears is how I prefer knitted garments to appear.

Where does it tell you how many skeins for each size?

Hello kkonapelsky 504556 9, that information can be found in the materials list and it depends on what size you're making. Small and medium call for 3 skeins and large and x-large call for 4 skeins. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I love the color choice, looks like a great sweater for cool summer days!

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