How to Knit Cardigan

Cardigan

This Cardigan is perfect for balmy summer nights. Knit your piece of it yourself. We can help you.

Size: S-M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

The abbreviations at a glance

Material

  • Garnstudio DROPS COTTON LIGHT, 550-600-650-750-800-900 gr.No 07, bright lilac
  • DROPS NEEDLE NO.5 – knitting tension: 20 STS x 26 rows in stocking St = 10 x 10 cm
  • DROPS NEEDLE NO.4 – knitting tension: 20 STS x 38 rows in garter St = 10 x 10 cm.

GARTER St (back and forth):

1 garter St = 2 garter STS.
PATENT (back and forth):
1 row (= front): 1 garter St, * 1 K2, 1 yo, 1 STS psso *, from *-* total 7 x, with K1. and complete 1 garter St.
2nd row (= WS): 1 garter St, * 1 yo, 1 stocking li. withdraw the yo and the slipped St re. knit together *, from *-* withdraw totally 7 x, 1 yo, 1 STS, 1 garter St.
3rd row (= front): 1 garter St, * Yo and the slipped St re. together knit 1 yo, 1 M. l. withdraw *, from *-* 7 x, the envelope and the upscale off STS. together knit 1 garter St.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd series.
SHORTENED ROWS:
Short rows are knitted for the bow.
1 pattern repeat (= 28-30-32-34-36-40 series) as follows:
1st/2nd row: knit over all STS, turn and work return row.
3rd and 4th row: knit until 2 STS remain, turn piece and knit back.
5th/6th row: knit until 4 STS remain, turn piece and knit back.
So go ahead and always 2 less STS, until only the rib and 2 remain garter STS towards mid front (= 19 STS.). Now garter STS knit 2 row over the STS in the patent and 2.
This pattern, total 3 times x knit.

The back part of the Cardigan is knitted in 2 parts. First, to knit a rib edge. Then, taking stitches along the edge and knit the back piece in garter St.

Lower back piece:

The work is knitted back and forth. Cast on 20 STS on needle size 4. The 1st row as follows from RS: 2 garter STS, PATENT – see above. -over the next 17 STS and 1 RandmKrausrippe. Continue the pattern until piece measures 42-46-50-55-61-67 cm. After a round 2 in the patent pattern locking. Work next row as follows from RS: 3 garter STS, * Yo and the slipped St re. together P1 row *, from *-* 7 x, the envelope and the upscale off STS. along garter STS, 1 St. and 1 edge St in garter St. LOOSE re. about re. and p over p when The edge is CA. 12 cm high and about 43-47-51-56-62-68 cm long.

Back piece:

The work is knitted back and forth. From the edge of the part knitted in English rib on needle size 4 82-90-98-108-120-132 STS, incl 1 edge St each side. The 3 result garter St on the other side so the bottom edge. Work garter St – see above. Remember the knitting tension! 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm on both sides at the beginning of every row as follows for Armhole cast: 1 x 3 M., 1-2-3-5-7-9 x 2 M. and 2-3-4-4-5-6 x 1 STS = 68-70-72-74-76-78 STS. 64-66-68-70-72-74 cm (16-17-18-19-20-21 cm from the first take on the Armhole) the Middle 18-20-22-24-26-28 STS for neckline cast off. In R. nights 1 more piece for neck = 24 STS. After 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm cast off.

Right front piece:

The work is knitted back and forth. Cast on 45-47-49-51-53-57 STS on needle size 4 mm (includes 1 edge St at the side and 2 garter STS towards mid front). 1 garter STS. on the back, then from the RS as follows: 2 garter STS, patent over the next 17 STS, Garter St over the last 26-28-30-32-34-38 STS. So continue. At the same time work shortened rows – see above. Total of 3 repeats with turns. Continuing with the patent and garter St on all STS. 48-49-50-51-52-53 cm (adjust the backrest). On the side as on back piece for the Armlochabk. At the same time, in addition to the 19 STS towards mid front (= 2 STS of Garter STS + the patent) for neck Dec by one 2 STS. together, knits, total 14-13-12-10-7-6 times every 1-1-1½-1½-2½-3 cm. After all Dec are 24 STS on the needle. With the patent and the Garter St continue until piece (measured from the first Dec for Armhole)
measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm (after a 2nd row in English rib). The next row as follows from RS: 3 garter STS, * Yo and the slipped St re. together P1 row *, from *-* 7 x, the envelope and the upscale off STS. together, knit, knit remaining STS as before. On next row all STS. about re. and p over p when The piece measures approx 66-68-70-72-74-76 cm.

Left front piece:

Like right front piece, but mirrored.

Sleeve:

The work is knitted back and forth. Cast on 46-48-50-52-54-56 STS (incl 1 edge each side) on needle size 4. Work 3 rounds garter St. Change to needle size 4.5 mm and knit in stocking STS. 8 cm Inc 1 St each side 8-10-11-13-14-16 x every 5-4-3½-3-2½-2 cm = 62-68-72-78-82-88 STS Inc. 48-48-47-47-45-44 cm (because of wider shoulder sleeves at the grossenGrössen are shorter) on both sides, at the beginning of the round for the Armkugelabk.: 1 x 3, 2 x 2 M., 6-8-9-10-13-16 x 1 M. Then on each side 2 STS. until the piece measures 56-57-57-58-58-59 cm. Then on each side 1 x 3 STS. and then all STS. The piece measures approx 57-58-58-59-59-60 cm.

Assembly: SEW

Sew the shoulder seams. The sleeves and close the side and sleeve seams.

The video for cardigan knitting tutorial is posted on COSYCARDIGAN.