Short cardigan knitting pattern

Cardigan knitting patternSIZES

To fit: 81-86[91-97:102-107:112-117]cm (32-34[36-38:40-42:44-46]in)

Actual measurement: 86[91:96:101]cm (34[38:42:46]in)

Length to shoulder: 38[40:44:46]cm (15[15.75:17.25:18]in)

Sleeve length: 43cm (17in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED

Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK 100% Merino wool (approx 120m per 50g)

11[12:13:13] x 50g balls 2502 Burnt Sienna

1 pair each 3.75mm and 4mm needles

Cable needle

5 buttons

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

45 sts (2 patt reps) to 19cm over Butterfly Patt using 4mm needles.

14 rows to 5cm (at deepest point) over Butterfly Patt using 4mm needles.

22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Butterfly Patt using 4mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

ABBREVIATIONS

cluster = sl given number of sts with yarn at back, bring yarn to front, sl same no of sts back onto LH needle, take yarn to back, sl same sts again with yarn at back.

PATTERN NOTES

The stitch count varies during the pattern so when casting off in Butterfly St you may need to adjust the number to suit the first line of the pattern.

Butterfly Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K1, [yo, (k1tbl, p3) x 5, k1tbl, yo, k1] to end.

Row 2 (WS): [P3, (k3, p1) x 4, k3, p2] to last st, p1.

Row 3: K1, [yo, k1tbl, yo, (k1tbl, p3) x 5, (k1tbl, yo) twice, k1] to end.

Row 4: [P5, (k3, p1) x 4, k3, p4] to last st, p1.

Row 5: K1, *yo, k1tbl, yo, skpo yo, (k1tbl, p2tog, p1) 5 times, k1tbl, yo, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, k1, rep from * to end.

Row 6: [P7, (k2, p1) x 4, k2, p6] to last st, p1.

Row 7: K1, *k1tbl, (yo, skpo) twice, yo, (k1tbl, p2) 5 times, k1tbl, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1tbl, k1, rep from * to end.

Row 8: [P8, (k2, p1) x 4 times, k2, p7] to last st, p1.

Row 9: K1, *k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k1tbl, yo, (k1tbl, p2tog) x 5, (k1tbl, yo) twice, (skpo yo) twice, k2.

Row 10: [P10, (k1, p1) x 4, k1, p9] to last st, p1.

Row 11: Skpo, *(yo, k2tog) 3 times, k1tbl, yo, (k1tbl, p1) x 5, k1tbl, yo, k1tbl, (skpo, yo) x 3, s2kpo, rep from * ending last rep k2tog instead of s2kpo.

Row 12: As Row 10.

Row 13: K1, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k2tog, k1, k1tbl, yo, (skpo) twice, sk2po, (k2tog) twice, yo, k1tbl, k1, skpo, (yo, skpo) twice, k1, rep from * to end.

Row 14: Cluster 2, [p7, Cluster 5, p7, Cluster 3] to end, ending last rep Cluster 2.

These 14 rows form patt and are rep.

BACK

Using 3.75mm needles cast on 125[137:149:161] sts.

Knit 5 rows in g-st.

Change to 4mm needles and work in patt as folls:

Row 1 (RS): K7[13:19:25] sts in g-st, work Row 1 of Butterfly Patt 5 times, k7[13:19:25] sts in g-st.

Row 2: K7[13:19:25] in g-st, work Row 2 of Butterfly Patt 5 times, k7[13:19:25] in g-st.

These 2 rows set position of patt with g-st edging. Cont in patt until work meas 13[15:17:19]cm (5[6:6.75:7.5]in) ending on a WS row.

Shape sleeves

Cont in patt cast off 4 sts at the beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row and 2 foll alt rows. 111[123:135:147] sts.

Cont in patt until work meas 36[38:42:44]cm 14.25[15:16.5:17.25]in) from cast-on edge ending on a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 15[16:17:18] sts at beg of next 4 rows, leave rem sts on a holder until required for neckband.

LEFT FRONT

Using 3.75mm needles cast on 52[58:64:70] sts.

Knit 5 rows in g-st.

Change to 4mm needles.

Row 1 (RS): K7[13:19:25] sts in g-st, work Row 1 of Butterfly Patt twice.

Row 2 (WS): Work Row 2 of Butterfly Patt twice, k7[13:19:25] sts in g-st.

These 2 rows set patt.

Work in patt as given for Back for 13[15:17:19]cm (5[6:6.75:7.5]in) ending with RS of work facing (WS on Right Front).

Ensure g-st edging is at inside seam (same side as Sleeve shaping).

Shape sleeve

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next row.

Dec 1 st at beg (underarm edge) of next 3 alt rows. 45[51:57:63] sts.

Cont in patt until work meas 30[32:34:36]cm (11.75[12.5:13.5:14.25]in) from cast-on edge ending with WS of work facing (RS on Right Front).

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next row.

Dec 1 st at neck edge of every row until 30[32:34:36] sts rem ending at outside (shoulder) edge.

Cast off 15[16:17:18] sts at beg of next row and foll alt row.

RIGHT FRONT

Using 3.75mm needles cast on 52[58:64:70] sts.

Knit 5 rows in g-st.

Change to 4mm needles.

Row 1 (RS): Work Row 1 of Butterfly Patt twice, k7[13:19:25] sts in g-st.

Row 2 (WS): K7[13:19:25] sts in g-st, work Row 2 of Butterfly Patt twice.

These 2 rows set patt.

Cont as for Left Front noting alterations in brackets, thus reversing shaping.

BELL SLEEVES

Using 3.75mm needles cast on 111[111:133:133] sts.

Knit 5 rows in g-st.

Change to 4mm needles and work in Butterfly Patt for 7 full reps.

Next row (RS): P1, (p2tog, p3[3:4:4]) to end. 89[89:111:111] sts.

Cont in patt working from Row 2, there will now be one less pattern rep until work meas 43cm (17in) from cast-on edge.

Shape sleevehead

Cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Dec 6[6:8:8] sts at beg of next 10 rows.

Cast off rem sts.

NECKBAND

Join shoulder seams.

With RS facing using size 3.25mm needles pick up and k25[26:27:28] sts from Right Front neck, 51[55:59:63] sts from back neck and 25[26:27:28] sts from Left Front neck.

Work in k1, p1 for 2.5cm (1in).

Cast off in rib.

BUTTONHOLE BAND

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 9 sts.

Work 4 rows in k1, p1 rib.

*Buttonhole Row 1: Rib 3, cast off 3, rib to end.

Buttonhole Row 2: Rib 3, cast on 3, rib to end.

Work 20[20:22:22] rows in k1, p1 rib.*

Rep from * to * 3 times more, then work 2 buttonhole rows again. (5 buttonholes in total). Rib 4 rows.

Cast off.

BUTTON BAND

Work as buttonhole band, omitting buttonholes.

TO FINISH OFF

Press very gently on WS with a steam iron.

Set in Sleeves. Join Sleeve and side seams. Attach button bands using a flat st.

Sew on buttons. 

Chart and Schematic

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