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Sara's Silk Cardigan

By: Patons

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A simple 4-stitch repeat pattern yields a beautiful result in Sara's Silk Cardigan. This lovely, open and air knit cardigan pattern features a steel blue color and a charming eyelet lace design. Long, clean lines and a modern fit make this cardigan a must-have for any season of the year. This gorgeous, lacy knit cardigan pattern is one you'll love being able to say you made.

Sara's Silk Cardigan
Sara's Silk Cardigan
This image courtesy of patonsyarns.com

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size: 4 or 3.5 mm, 6 or 4 mm

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

Materials:

  • Patons Silk Bamboo (65 g/2.2 oz;93 m/102 yds)
  • Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • 3 st holders
  • 1 button

 

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Eyelet Pat with larger needles

 

MEASUREMENTS


Bust measurement
XS 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
S 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
M 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
L 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-46" [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra Large 48-54" [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra Large 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
 

Finished bust
XS 35" [89 cm]
S 35" [89 cm]
M 39" [99 cm]
L 43" [109 cm]
XL 48" [122 cm]
2/3 Extra Large 54" [137 cm]
4/5 Extra Large 62" [157.5 cm]

 

Yarn Chart

 

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

 

Sara's Silk Cardigan Charts

 

Back
With smaller needles, cast on 99 (107-119-131-147-167) sts.
1st row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing twice more, dec 5 sts evenly across last row. 94 (102-114-126-142-162) sts.


Change to larger needles and proceed in Eyelet Pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K2tog. (yo) twice. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: P1. *P2. K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. P1.


Rep last 2 rows of Eyelet Pat until work from beg measures 13” [33 cm], ending with a 2nd row of pat.


Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 5 (6-7-8-10-15) sts beg next 2 rows. 84 (90-100-110-122-132) sts rem.
Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: P1. P2togtbl. Pat to last 3 sts. P2tog. P1.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-1-2-2-4) time(s) more. 76 (82-92-98-110-112) sts rem.


Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat. Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-5-5-5-5) times more. 70 (74-80-86-98-100) sts rem.


Cont even in pat until armhole measures 7 3/4 (8-8 1/2-8 3/4-9-9 1/2)" [19.5 (20.5-21.5-22-23-24) cm], ending with a WS row.


Shape shoulders: Cast off 8 (9-10-10-9-9) sts beg next 2 rows, then 9 (10-10-11-9-9) sts beg following 2 rows. 36 (36-40-44-62-64) sts rem.


Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Cast off (9-10) sts beg following 2 rows.


All sizes: Leave rem 36 (36-40-44-44-44) sts on a st holder.


Left Front
With smaller needles, cast on 51 (59-63-67-75-87) sts.
1st row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K1. P4.
2nd row: Sl1P. K3. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing and reverse stocking st for front border once more, then 1st row once.


Next row: (WS -dec row). Sl1P. K3. [Pat across 16 (18-20-22-24-26) sts. K2tog] twice. Pat to end of row. 49 (57-61-65-73-85) sts.


Change to larger needles and proceed in Eyelet Pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1. *K2tog. (yo) twice. ssk. Rep from * to last 4 sts. P4.
2nd row: Sl1P. K3. *P2. K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Rep last 2 rows of Eyelet Pat and reverse stocking st for front border until work from beg measures 13" [33 cm], ending with a 2nd row of pat.


Shape armhole: 1st row: (RS). Cast off 5 (6-7-8-10-15) sts. Pat to end of row. 44 (51-54-57-63-70) sts rem.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: K1. K2tog. Pat to end of row.
4th row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2tog. P1.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-1-2-2-4) time(s) more. 40 (47-50-51-57-60) sts rem.


Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Work even in pat. Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-5-5-5-5) times more. 37 (43-44-45-51-54) sts rem.


Cont even in pat until armhole measures 4 3/4 (5-5 1/2-5 3/4-6-6 1/2)" [12 (12.5-14-14.5-15-16.5) cm], ending with a WS row.


Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Pat to last 10 (14-14-14-14-16) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
2nd row: Work even in pat.
3rd row: Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
4th row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
Rep 3rd and 4th rows once more. 23 (25-26-27-33-34) sts rem.


Next row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat. Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 17 (19-20-21-27-28) sts rem.


Cont even in pat until Front measures same length as Back before shoulder shaping, ending with a WS row.


Shape shoulder: Cast off 8 (9-10-10-9-9) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off 9 (10-10-11-9-9) sts.


Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Work 1 row even. Cast off rem (9-10) sts.


Right Front
With smaller needles, cast on 51 (59-63-67-75-87) sts.
1st row: Sl1P. P3. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P1. K4.
Rep last 2 rows of (K1. P1) ribbing and reverse stocking st for front border once more, then 1st row once.


Next row: (WS -dec row). [Pat across 16 (18-20-22-24-26) sts. K2tog] twice. Pat to last 4 sts. K4. 49 (57-61-65-73-85) sts.


Change to larger needle and proceed in Eyelet Pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Sl1P. P3. *K2tog. (yo) twice. ssk. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: P1. *P2. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.


Rep last 2 rows of Eyelet Pat and reverse stocking st for front border until work from beg measures 13" [33 cm], ending with a 1st row of pat.


Shape armhole: Next row: (WS). Cast off 5 (6-7-8-10-15) sts beg next row. Pat to end of row. 44 (51-54-57-63-70) sts rem.
Next row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: P1. P2togtbl. Pat to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-1-2-2-4) time(s) more. 40 (47-50-51-57-60) sts rem.


Next row: (RS). Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat. Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-5-5-5-5) times more. 37 (43-44-45-51-54) sts rem.


Cont even in pat until armhole measures 4 3/4 (5-5 1/2-5 3/4-6-6 1/2)" [12 (12.5-14-14.5-15-16.5) cm], ending with a RS row.


Shape neck: 1st row: (WS). Pat to last 10 (14-14-14-14-16) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a st holder.
2nd row: K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
3rd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1. Rep 2nd and 3rd rows once more. 23 (25-26-27-33-34) sts rem.


Next row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Work even in pat. Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 17 (19-20-21-27-28) sts rem.


Cont even in pat until Front measures same length as Back before shoulder shaping, ending with a RS row.


Shape shoulder: Cast off 8 (9-10-10-9-9) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off 9 (10-10-11-9-9) sts.


Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Work 1 row even. Cast off rem (9-10) sts.


SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 61 (65-73-81-89-97) sts. Work 6 rows in (K1. P1) ribbing as given for Back, dec 3 sts evenly across last row. 58 (62-70-78-86-94) sts.


Change to larger needles and work in Eyelet Pat as given for Back, inc 1 st each end of 5th and every following 10th row until there are 66 (70-78-86-94-102) sts.


Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 12" [30.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape top: Cast off 3 (4-4-5-6-8) sts beg next 2 rows. 60 (62-70-76-82-86) sts rem.
Work 2 rows even in pat.


Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1. 58 (60-68-74-80-84) sts rem.
Work 3 rows even in pat.


Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows 9 (11-10-10-10-10) times more. 38 (36-46-52-58-62) sts rem.


Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. ssk. K1.
Next row: P1. P2togtbl. Pat to last 3 sts. P2tog. P1. Rep last 2 rows 5 (4-6-7-8-9) times more.
Cast off rem 14 (16-18-20-22-22) sts.


FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.


Neck edging: Sew shoulder seams. With RS facing and smaller needles, [K1. P3tog. K6 (10-10-10-10-12)] from Right Front st holder. Pick up and knit 22 sts up right front neck edge. K36 (36-40-42-42-44) from Back st holder, dec 1 st at center. Pick up and knit 22 sts down Left Front neck edge. [K6 (10-10-10-10-12). P3tog. K1] from Left Front st holder. 95 (103-107-109-109-115) sts.
Next row: (WS). P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Next row: (Buttonhole row). K1. P1. K1. Cast off 2 sts. Rib to end of row.
Next row: Work in ribbing, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Work 2 rows in ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.


Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew button to correspond to buttonhole.


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again elegance and style in a deceptively simple design this is on my spring 2017 birthday list for a young lady who is as elegant as the cardigan a perfect match

Re Sara's Silk Cardigan This pattern shows 7 sizes from XS to 4/5 Extra Large, and I am a size Medium, but the instructions are for 6 sizes, 99 (107-119-131-147-167). I don't know which of these are for the medium size. If it shows 7 sizes shouldn't there be instructions for 7 sizes not 6? I just bought all my yarn and now I don't know what to do. Please help.

If you read the actual sizing info, it states that the xs s have the same cast on and the same finished measurements are the same according to the chart provided. I agree that they should have provided the cast on info for each size but since they haven't you can always look at the gauge to determine what to do. The gauge here is 21 stitches per 4 inches, so the cast on for medium is 107 stitches, the formula is this add up the cast on stitch amounts for each piece in your size, divide by the gauge stitches per inch , so in this case 225 divided by 21 equals 10.71 multiply by 4 equals 42 inches, the finished bust indicated medium will be 39 inches, so this accounts for the different stitch pattern from gauge to garment and finishing. I know this is late, hope it helps someone, Happy knitting

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