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Midnight Rose Short Sleeve Cardi

Perfect for variable autumn weather, the Midnight Rose Short Sleeve Cardi is a lovely layering piece full of style and charm. This flattering knit cardigan pattern features wonderfully textured yarn and a flirty silhouette. Featuring three sweet buttons on the yoke and a subtle lace design, this cardigan is sure to turn heads and drop jaws. The Midnight Rose Short Sleeve Cardi is worked from the top down, so you'll be sure to get the perfect fit for your body every time.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge13 stitches, 20 rows, 4 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Boutique Changes® (Art. E771 available in 3.5 oz (100 g), 187 yd (171 m) balls) : 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) balls in 9598 Tourmaline
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 6mm [US 10] and 6.5mm [US 10.5] – 24”(61 cm)
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5]
  • 10 Stitch markers
  • three 1” (3 cm) buttons
  • yarn needle

 

GAUGE: 13 sts = 4” (10 cm); 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with larger needle.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

Abbreviations:
ch = chain; K = knit; mm = millimeters; P = purl; pm = place marker; psso = pass the slipped st over; St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows.); st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

 

Directions are for size small; changes for sizes medium, large, X-large, and XX-large are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements
Bust: 35 (37, 39, 43, 46½)”, [89 (94, 99, 109, 118) cm]
Length: 26 (26½, 26½, 27, 27½)”, [66 (67, 67, 69, 70) cm]

 

Special Abbreviation
seed 5 = [k1, p1] twice, k1.

 


NOTE: Cardigan is worked in one piece from neck to lower edge.

 

CARDIGAN

Bodice

With smaller needle, cast on 67 (75, 77, 81, 83) sts.
Rows 1-4: K1, * p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 5 (Right Side): Seed 5, pm, k4 (6, 6, 7, 7), pm, k2, pm, k8 (10, 11, 11, 12), pm, k2, pm, k25 (25, 25, 27, 27), pm, k2, pm, k8 (10, 11, 11, 12), pm, k2, pm, k4 (6, 6, 7, 7), pm, seed 5.
Slip markers every row.
Row 6 and all Wrong Side Rows: Seed 5, purl to last marker, seed 5.
Row 7: Seed 5, [knit to next marker, yo, slip marker, k2, skip marker, yo] 4 times, knit to last marker, seed 5 – 75 (83, 85, 89, 91) sts.
Repeat Rows 6 and 7 a total of 16 (16, 17, 18, 20) times more, end working Row 7 AND change to larger needles when piece is 3” (8 cm) from beginning – 203 (211, 221, 233, 251) sts.


Shape Armhole
Next Row (Wrong Side): Seed 5, k21 (23, 24, 26, 28) sts for right front, bind off 46 (48, 51, 53, 58) sts for armhole, k59 (59, 61, 65, 69) sts for back, bind off 46 (48, 51, 53, 58) sts for armhole, k21 (23, 24, 26, 28) sts for left front, seed 5.
Next 3 Rows: Seed 5, knit to last 5 sts, seed 5 over 111 (115, 119, 127, 135) sts.
Next Row (Right Side): Seed 5, k1 (2, 1, 0, 1), [yo, k2tog, k1] 33 (34, 36, 39, 41) times, k1 (1, 0, 0, 1), seed 5.
Next 3 Rows: Seed 5, knit to last 5 sts, seed 5.


Body
Next Row (Right Side): Seed 5, knit increasing 1 (2, 2, 3, 4) sts evenly across each front and 2 (2, 4, 6, 8) sts evenly across back, seed 5 – 115 (121, 127, 139, 151) sts.
Next Row: Seed 5, purl to last 5 sts, seed 5.


Begin Lace Pattern
Row 1 (Right Side): Seed 5, [yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3] 17 (18, 19, 21, 23) times, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, seed 5.
Row 2: Seed 5, purl to last 5 sts, seed 5.
Repeat last 2 rows until 8 (8, 8½, 9, 9½)” [20 (22, 23, 24) cm] from armhole bind-off, end wrong side row.
Next Row: Seed 5, [yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, knit into front and back of next st, k1] 17 (18, 19, 21, 23) times, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, seed 5 – 132 (139, 146, 160, 174) sts.
Next Row: Seed 5, purl to last 5 sts, seed 5.
Next Row: Seed 5, [yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4] 17 (18, 19, 21, 23) times, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, seed 5.
Repeat last 2 rows for lace pattern until 23 (23½, 23½, 24, 24½)” [58 (60, 60, 61, 62) cm] from shoulder, end wrong side row.
Next Row: Seed 5, knit to last 5 sts, seed 5.
Next Row: Seed 5, purl to last 5 sts, seed 5.
Repeat last 2 rows for 2” (5 cm), end wrong side row.
Next Row: Knit all sts.
Next Row: Purl all sts.
Repeat last 2 rows for 1” (3 cm). Bind off loosely.


Finishing

Note that edges will roll at armhole and lower edge.


Button Loops
Using photo as guide, place markers for 3 buttons on left front of bodice.
With crochet hook and smooth part of yarn, work button loops opposite each marker: join yarn to right front bodice opposite marker, ch 4, slip st to bodice about ½” (1.2 cm) above joining to form loop. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew 3 buttons along left front opposite button loops.

 

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I like the look of this vest and would knit it in cotton with two strands of yarn.Best of all it in one price, no seams.

Could you clarify the armhole instructions. Do you separate balls of wool fot front and left sides?

UNDER ARMHOLE INSTRUCTION - ANYONE ELSE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH ..... Next 3 Rows Seed 5, knit to last 5 sts, seed 5 over 111 (115, 119, 127, 135) sts. ? THANKS

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