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Tessuto Cardigan

Get the perfect spring look with the charming Tessuto Cardigan. This short sleeved cardigan is a great choice when layering. The textured look of the cardigan will add a bit of depth to your outfit without overwhelming the eye. Knitters will be pleasantly challenged by the basket weave pattern. Since the texture is created using only knit and purl stitches, this is a great sweater for those wanting to take a break from lace or colorwork patterns.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Materials:

  • Yarn: Yarn 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks Kollage Yarns Riveting, 95% cotton – 5% recycled fibers, 100g/350yds per hank in #7902 Dusk Denim
  • Needles: Size 4/3.5mm circular knitting needle 24”/60cm long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 3/3.25mm circular knitting needle 24”/60cm long
  • Notions: 7 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8) buttons ½” diameter
  • Stitch holders


Size: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Directions are for Women’s size X-Small. Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large are in parentheses. Shown in size XS.

 

Finished Measurements:
Bust 35 (37¾, 40½, 43¼, 46, 49)”
Length 22 (22½, 23, 23½, 24, 24½)”


Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm over Basketweave pattern before machine washing and drying; 26 sts and 38 rows = 4”/10 cm over Basketweave pattern after machine washing and drying. To save time and ensure proper fit, take time to check gauge.


Abbreviations:
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
p - purl
p2tog - purl 2 stitches together
RS - right side
ssk - slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, knit 2
slipped sts together through back loops
st(s) - stitch(es)
WS - wrong side
yo - yarn over


Note:

  • This yarn can be machine washed and dried. In our tests, we found that our stitch gauge (width) stayed the same, but our row gauge (length) shrank about 12%. This pattern takes the shrinkage into account. The instructions will tell you to knit the piece longer than the finished length to allow for shrinkage when you wash your sweater.
  • The sweater is worked in one piece to the armholes, then the stitches are divided for the front and back.
  • While shaping neck and armholes, work decreases at beginning of RS rows as k1, ssk. Work decreases at end of RS rows as k2tog, k1.

 

Instructions:

Basketweave Stitch Chart

Cardigan Diagram


Body:
With larger needle, cast on 228 (246, 264, 282, 300, 318) sts.
Row 1 (WS) P2, *k2, p4, [k2, p2] 3 times; repeat from * to last 10 sts, k2, p4, k2, p2.
Row 2 (RS) K2 *p2, k4, [p2, k2] 3 times; repeat from * to last 10 sts, p2, k4, p2, k2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 3½", ending with a WS row.


Begin Working from Chart:
Work even in Basketweave pattern until piece measures 16½ (16½, 17, 17, 17½, 17½)", ending with a WS row.

 

Divide for Armholes:
Next row (RS) Maintaining pattern as established, work 52 (56, 59, 62, 66, 69) sts and put on holder for right front, bind off next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) sts for right armhole, work 104 (110, 118, 126, 132, 140) sts and put on holder for back, bind off next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) sts for left armhole, work in pattern to end.


Left Front:
Continue on remaining 52 (56, 59, 62, 66, 69) sts only.


Shape Armhole and Front Neck:
Decrease 1 st at beginning of every RS row 10 (11, 13, 16, 17, 20) times. AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 2", bind off 10 sts at beginning of next WS row for neck. Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next WS row. Bind off 2 sts at beginning of following WS row. Decrease 1 st at end of every RS row 6 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) times—21 (23, 23, 24, 25, 26) sts remain.
Work even until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8, 8½, 8½, 9)" ending with a WS row.


Shape Shoulder:
Bind off 7 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts at beginning of next RS row, then bind off 7 (8, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts at beginning of following RS row.
Bind off remaining 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts.


Back:
Return 104 (110, 118, 126, 132, 140) Back sts to needle and join yarn at left armhole.
Maintaining pattern as established, work 1 WS row.


Shape Armholes:
Decrease 1 st at beginning and end of every RS row 10 (11, 13, 16, 17, 20) times—84 (88, 92, 94, 98, 100) sts. Work even until same length as Left Front to shoulder, ending with a WS row.


Shape Back Neck and Shoulders:
Next row (RS) Bind off 7 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts, work 17 (18, 18, 19, 19, 20) sts in pattern, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 36 (36, 40, 40, 42, 42) sts, work in pattern to end.
Next row (WS) Bind off 7 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts, work to end of row, working each shoulder with its own ball of yarn.
Working both sides at once, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge. AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 7 (8, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Bind off remaining 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts on each side


Right Front:
Return 52 (56, 59, 62, 66, 69) Right Front sts to needle and join yarn at armhole edge.
Maintaining pattern as established, work 1 WS row.


Shape Armhole and Front Neck:
Decrease 1 st at end of every RS row 10 (11, 13, 16, 17, 20) times. AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 2", bind off 10 sts at beginning of next RS row for neck. Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next RS row. Bind off 2 sts at beginning of following RS row. Decrease 1 st at beginning of every RS row 6 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) times—21 (23, 2 3, 24, 25, 26) sts remain.
Work even until same length as Left Front to shoulder, ending with a RS row.


Shape Shoulder:
Bind off 7 (8, 8, 8, 9, 9) sts at beginning of next WS row, then bind off 7 (8, 8, 8, 8, 9) sts at beginning of following WS row. Bind off remaining 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) sts.


Sleeves:
With smaller needle, cast on 84 (84, 84, 102, 102, 102) sts.
Row 1 (WS) P2, *k2, p4, [k2, p2] 3 times; repeat from * to last 10 sts, k2, p4, k2, p2.
Row 2 (RS) K2 *p2, k4, [p2, k2] 3 times; repeat from * to last 10 sts, p2, k4, p2, k2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 2¼", ending with a WS row.
Change to larger needles and begin working from chart.
Increase 1 st at beginning and end of every 6th row 0 (4, 7, 1, 4, 6) times, incorporating new stitches into Basketweave pattern—84 (92, 98, 104, 110, 114) sts.
Work even until piece measures 7 (7, 7½, 7, 8, 8)”, ending with a WS row.


Shape Cap:
Maintaining pattern, bind off 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Decrease 1 st at beginning and end of every RS row 17 (19, 20, 21, 22, 22) times—38 (40, 42, 44, 46, 48) sts. Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Bind off 4 sts at beginning of following 2 rows. Bind off remaining 26 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36) sts.


Finishing:
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams. Sew sleeves into armholes, easing in any fullness around cap.

 

Button Band:
With RS facing, using smaller needle, beginning at neck edge, pick up and knit 104 (104, 108, 108, 112, 112) sts along Left Front edge.
Row 1 (WS) P1, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 2 (RS) K1, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k3.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 three times more. Bind off in rib.
Mark placement of 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) buttons along band, with bottom button 1" from lower edge and top button 1¾" from neck edge (final button will be placed in
neckband). Space remaining buttons evenly in between.


Buttonhole Band:
Work same as for button band, but begin picking up stitches at lower edge of Right Front and, in Row 4, make buttonholes to correspond with marked button placement as follows: yo, k2tog at each buttonhole position.


Neckband:
With RS facing, using smaller needle, pick up and knit 52 (54, 54, 56, 57, 59) sts along Right neck edge, 48 (48, 52, 52, 54, 54) sts along Back neck edge, and 52( 54, 54, 56, 57, 59) sts
along Left neck edge – 152 (156, 160, 164, 168, 172) sts.
Row 1 (WS) P1, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 2 (RS) K1, *k2, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k3.
Row 3 Repeat Row 1
Row 4 (buttonhole row) K3, p2tog, yo, work as established to end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice more. Bind off in rib.


Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.
Machine wash and dry garment to shrink to desired finished length. Finish by pressing lightly with a warm iron if needed.

 

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Best of the West STITCHES ShowYou can find this project, as well as many other exciting knitting patterns, in our new free eBook, Best of the West STITCHES Show 7 Knit Tops, Free Shawl Patterns and More, Vol. 3Download your own free copy today!


Read more at http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Valentines-Day-Knits/Be-Mine-Heart-Garland-Jimmy-Beans-Wool-STITCHES-West#a0bw8aKZIwQUkhbF.99
 

Best of the West STITCHES ShowYou can find this project, as well as many other exciting knitting patterns, in our new free eBook, Best of the West STITCHES Show 7 Knit Tops, Free Shawl Patterns and More, Vol. 3Download your own free copy today!


Read more at http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Valentines-Day-Knits/Be-Mine-Heart-Garland-Jimmy-Beans-Wool-STITCHES-West#a0bw8aKZIwQUkhbF.99

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This pattern is perfect for the warmer weather. The basketweave pattern is not difficult and gives a nice detail to the sweater. I prefer the solid color since it shows off the detail. I also like that the body is knit in one piece. The detail of the pattern will like it fall nicely. This is going on my list. It is wonderful being able to make pieces that you won't see in the stores, and if you do, it will be at an outrageous price to get the same look and design. Thank you.

someone tell me how to read the basketweave pattern

If you are still looking for the pattern download, it is in the Best of the West STITCHES e book shown on the web page.

where do I find the pattern to download it

Where is the pattern?????

By the way, I would really like to make this - could someone fix this please?

There is no pattern, nor any link to find one! Someone's asleep at the switch...

It's in the Best of the West STITCHES e book

cannot get pattern that is supposedly free

Love the new website so much more inviting and easy to look around. No problem down loading either. Thanks a heap for a great service, sereb

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