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Violet Anemone Spring Cardigan

Violet Anemone Spring Cardigan

So, you want to keep knitting for spring but can't find any pattern light enough? Try this Violet Anemone Spring Cardigan, with short sleeves so you can enjoy the warm spring breeze and still do what you love. The rich, deep purple color makes this knit cardigan pattern regal and lovely, especially on those with cool-toned skin. While free knitting patterns like this aren't suited for those who are just beginning knitting, intermediate knitters will find this a wonderful challenge. Ring in the spring with this beautiful cardi.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, 6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Willow Yarns™ Everest (50% fine merino/50% micro fiber; 50g/126yd) 730003-0007 Violet - 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13) balls
  • US size 6 (4mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 4 (3.5mm) 36" circular needle
  • Yarn needle

 

Measurements:

Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X)

Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)" [81 (91, 102, 112, 122, 132) cm]

Length: 24½ (25, 25½, 25½, 26, 26)" [62 (64, 65, 65, 66, 66) cm]

 

Abbreviations:

Knitting abbreviations here.

 

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st using larger needle. Save time, check your gauge.

 

Stitch Guide:

w&t (wrap and turn): Wyib, sl next st p-wise, bring yarn to front, sl st back to left-hand needle p-wise, bring yarn to back, turn work.

 

2 x 2 Rib

(multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end

Row 2 (WS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end

Rep Rows 1-2 for 2 x 2 Rib.

 

Twisted Rib

(multiple of 2 sts + 3 )

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyib, p1, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, k1, *p1 tbl, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

 

Pattern Note:

When picking up sts for the front band, you will be picking them up while looking at the RS of the sweater, so the seam is in the inside. However, the following row will be called the RS row of the band because the band folds over when worn and the inside becomes the visible side of the band.

 

Instructions

 

Back

With smaller needle, CO 90 (102, 114, 122, 134, 146) sts.

Beg with a WS row, work 2 x 2 Rib for 2" (5.1cm). Switch to larger needle, work even in St st for 3" (7.6cm).

 

Waist Shaping

Dec Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows 3 more times—82 (94, 106, 114, 126, 138) sts.

Work even for 2" (5.1cm).

Inc Row: K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2—2 sts inc’d.

Rep Inc Row every 4 rows 3 more times—90 (102, 114, 122, 134, 146) sts.

Work even until back measures 17 (17, 17, 16½, 16½, 16)" [43 (43, 43, 42, 42, 41) cm] from CO edge.

 

Waist Shaping

Dec Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows 3 more times—82 (94, 106, 114, 126, 138) sts.

Work even for 2" (5.1cm).

Inc Row: K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2—2 sts inc’d.

Rep Inc Row every 4 rows 3 more times—90 (102, 114, 122, 134, 146) sts.

Work even until back measures 17 (17, 17, 16½, 16½, 16)" [43 (43, 43, 42, 42, 41) cm] from CO edge.

 

Armhole Shaping

BO 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

Sk the following rows if the instructions for your size list 0 sts.

BO 0 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

BO 0 (0, 0, 2, 3, 3) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

Dec Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 4) more times—78 (86, 92, 94, 100, 108) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9)" [16.5 (17.8, 19.1, 20.3, 21.6, 22.9) cm].

 

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): K to last 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Row 2: P to last 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Row 3: K to last 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14) sts, W&T.

Row 4: P to last 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14) sts, W&T.

Row 5: K to last 15 (16, 18, 18, 19, 21) sts, W&T.

Row 6: P to last 15 (16, 18, 18, 19, 21) sts, W&T.

Row 7: K to end, hiding wraps as you go.

Row 8: P to end, hiding wraps as you go. BO.

 

Right Front

With smaller needle, CO 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46) sts.

Beg with a WS row, work 2 x 2 Rib for 2" (5.1cm).

Switch to larger needle, work even in St st for 3" (7.6cm).

 

Waist Shaping

Dec Row: K to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—1 st dec.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows 3 more times—22 (26, 30, 34, 38, 42) sts.

Work even for 2" (5.1cm).

Inc Row: K to last 2 sts, M1, k2—1 st inc’d.

Rep Inc Row every 4 rows 3 more times—26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46) sts.

Work even until front measures 17 (17, 17, 16½, 16½, 16)" [43 (43, 43, 42, 42, 41) cm] from CO edge.

 

Armhole Shaping

BO 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at the beg of the next WS row.

Sk the following rows if the instructions for your size list 0 sts.

BO 0 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at the beg of the next WS rows.

BO 0 (0, 0, 2, 3, 3) sts at the beg of the next WS rows.

Dec Row: K to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—1 st dec.

Rep Dec Row every 2 rows 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times—19 (21, 23, 23, 25, 27) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9)" [16.5 (17.8, 19.1, 20.3, 21.6, 22.9)cm].

 

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): K to last 5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts, W&T.

Row 2: P.

Row 3: K to last 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14) sts, W&T.

Row 4: P.

Row 5: K to last 15 (16, 18, 18, 19, 21) sts, W&T.

Row 6: P.

Row 7: K to end, hiding wraps as you go.

Row 8: P. BO.

 

Left Front

Work as for right front, reversing shaping.

 

Sleeves

With smaller needle, CO 69 (75, 75, 83, 91, 93) sts.

Work in Twisted Rib for 6 rows beg with a WS row.

Switch to larger needle and beg working in St st.

P 1 row.

BO 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

Sk the following rows if the instructions for your size list 0 sts.

BO 0 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

BO 0 (0, 0, 2, 3, 3) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows—61 (63, 59, 61, 65, 65) sts rem.

Dec Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d.

Rep Dec Row every 4 rows 0 (0, 3, 3, 3, 4) more times.

Rep Dec Row every 2 rows 8 (8, 5, 4, 6, 4) more times—43 (45, 41, 45, 45, 47) sts rem.

BO 6 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

BO 8 (9, 7, 8, 8, 9) sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

BO rem 15 (15, 15, 17, 17, 17) sts.

 

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams and side seams. Ease in sleeves and sew sleeve seam.

 

Band

With smaller needle, pick up 135 (141, 140, 147, 146, 144) sts along the right front, 41 (45, 47, 49, 51, 55) sts along the back neck, 135 (141, 140, 147, 146, 144) sts along the left front—311 (327, 327, 343, 343, 343) sts.

Beg with a RS row, work 5" (12.7 cm) in Twisted Rib.

Work Band Chart once, repeating red outlined section as many times as necessary across row.

Work in Twisted Rib until band measures 8" (20.3 cm).

BO loosely in pat and weave in ends. Block finished sweater.

Violet Anemone Spring Cardigan Diagram

 

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I would like to make that with buttons down the front to wear as a sweater, wouldn't that look nice? I think that would be easy enough to do once I get it in my head how to space them. I might make the sleeves a little longer if I do that. If it works, I'll make another one in a different color!

I really like how the collar on this sweater looks nice from both sides. The pattern looks very well written but I'm in the middle of a pattern right now that is driving me nuts--I didn't get it from allfree knitting. Has anyone tried this pattern? I would like to know if it is as pleasant to knit as it looks. Thanks

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