Monday, September 30, 2013

Knitting pattern: Summer Sunset Cardigan

Update:  This blog has transformed from a knitting/writing blog to a writing blog.

This is a perfect beginner project. No picking up stitches. Just knit three pieces, attach the sleeves, sew the seams and you're done.




Finished measurements:
Chest:  36 (40, 48) inches
Length:  20 (20, 24) inches
Sleeves length:  12 inches

Materials
Yarn:  Worsted weight yarn:  approximately 400 (931/1,1330) yards 
365 (851/ 10360) meters
(122 meters/133 yards) per ball

Knitting needles:  4.50mm / 7 US / 7 UK / 7 Canadian or size to obtain tension

Gauge (tension):  5 stitches x 8 rows = 1 inches worked over seed stitch

seed stitch (over an even number of stitches))
Row 1:  knit one, purl one--repeat to end of row
Row 2:  purl one, knit one--repeat to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

1 x 1 rib stitch (over an even number of stitches)
Row 1:  knit one, purl one--repeat to end of row
Row 2:  purl one, knit one--repeat to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

Notes:  1)Body of cardigan is worked in one piece, horizontally.
2)Front is worked in two panels using two balls of yarn.

Body:
Back:
Cast on 90 (100, 120) stitches
Work in seed stitch for 20 (20, 24) inches or to desired length
51 (51, 61) centimeters
Front:
Divide into right front and left front:  work 45 (50, 60) stitches in pattern. Join second ball of yarn and work to end of row. 
Work each front separately, continue in seed stitch until front measures 20 (20, 24) inches.
51 (51, 61) centimeters
Cast off.
Sleeves (make 2)
Cast on 75 (86, 90) stitches
Work in seed stitch for 10 inches (25.4 centimeters)
This row:  reduce number of stitches by 38 ((42, 44) stitches evenly across row. 37 (44, 46) stitches remaining.
Work in 1 x 1 rib stitch for 2 inches. (5 centimeters)
Cast off.
Finishing:
Sew on sleeves. Sew side seams. Weave in ends.

During the designing process, I consulted Standards & Guidelines for Crochet and Knitting

Questions, comments, suggestions, please leave a comment.
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2 comments:

Laurie Buchanan said...

Leanne - I appreciate the way you make it seem painless and easy!

Leanne Dyck said...

Thank you, Laurie. All of the over 40 patterns I've shared thus far are fast, easy and fun to knit. Back in the day, when I was a knitwear designer, that was my specialty. : )