Passport Cardigan

Passport Cardigan



Short and sweet - and so versatile - the Passport Cardi will work for just about any event whether day, dinner or dancing. Nazanin Fard's design, in TSC Tahki Yarn's Cotton Classic Lite, is knitted in the round with the sleeves added as you knit. The eyelet borders are knitted up to where the sleeves are added, changing to stockinette to the neck.

DESIGNED BY: Nazanin S. Fard

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

YARN WEIGHT: #2

SIZES

Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X):

To Fit Bust: 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)"/81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137)cm

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 36 (42 1/2, 45 1/2, 48 1/2, 52, 58)"/91.5(108, 115.5, 123, 132, 147.5)cm, including front bands

Length: 16 1/2 (17 1/2, 18, 19, 19 1/2, 20)"/42 (44.5, 45.5, 48.5, 49.5, 51)cm

MATERIALS

Tahki Yarn Cotton Classic Lite (100% mercerized cotton; 1.75oz/50g; 146yd/134m) 5 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) hanks Magenta #4420

Size 6 US (4mm) 29"/75cm long circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Stitch holders

GAUGE

24 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm in St st

To save time, take time to check gauge.

DESIGNER NOTES

Cardigan is worked in one piece beginning at lower edge. Sleeves are worked separately and joined at the underarm for raglan yoke.

PATTERN STITCHES

1x1 Rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across. 

Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts.

Rep last row for 1x1 Rib.

Lace Pattern (multiple of 19 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): *P1, yo, k3, ssk, p8, k2tog, k3, yo; rep from * to last st, p1. 

Row 2 and all even-numbered rows: Knit the knits and purl the purls and yam overs. 

Row 3: *P1, k1, yo, k3, ssk, p6, k2tog, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, p1. 

Row 5: *P1, k2, yo, k3, ssk, p4, k2tog, k3, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, p1. 

Row 7: *P1, k3, yo, k3, ssk, p2, k2tog, k3, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, p1. 

Row 9: *P1, k4, yo, k3, ssk, k2tog, k3, yo, k4; rep from * to last st, p1. 

Row 10: Knit the knits and purl the purls and yam overs.

Rep Rows 1-10 for Lace pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS

BODY

CO 210 (248, 267, 286, 305, 343) sts.

Work in Garter st for 4 rows.

Work in Lace patt until piece measures about 7"/18 cm from beg; end with Row 10 of Lace patt.

Divide for Armholes

Next Row (RS): K47 (57, 61, 65, 69, 79) sts, BO next 10 (10, 12, 14, 14, 14) sts for armhole, k96 (114, 121, 128, 139, 157) sts, BO next 10 (10, 12, 14, 14, 14) sts for 2nd armhole, k47 (57, 61, 65, 69, 79) sts.

Place all sts on holder.

SLEEVE (make 2)

CO 77 (77, 77, 96, 96, 96) sts.

Work in Garter st for 4 rows.

Work in Lace patt and inc 1 st each side every 10 rows 3 times, working new sts in St st—83 (83, 83, 102, 102, 102) sts.Work even in Lace patt keeping increased sts in St st until piece measures about 6"/15cm from beg; end with Row 10 of Lace patt.

Change to St St.

BO 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—73 (73, 71, 88, 88, 88) sts. Place all sts on holder.

YOKE

With RS facing, move sts in the following order onto the circular needle:

Move 47 (57, 61, 65, 69, 79) Right Front sts, place marker (pm), 73 (73, 71, 88, 88, 88) Sleeve sts, pm, 96 (114, 121, 128, 139, 157) Back sts, pm, 73 (73, 71, 88, 88, 88) Sleeve sts, pm, and 47 (57, 61, 65, 69, 79) Left Front sts—336 (374, 385, 434, 453, 491) sts.

Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.

Work even in St st for 172.5 cm; end with a WS row.

Shape Raglans

Row 1 (RS): *Work to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, slip marker (sm), k1, ssk; rep from * 3 more times, knit to end of row—328 (366, 377, 426, 445, 483) sts. 

Row 2: Purl.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 96 (102, 105, 114, 117, 139) sts rem on needle; end with a RS row.

Next row (WS): Dec 1 (1, 0, 1, 0, 10) sts evenly spaced across row—95 (101, 105, 113, 117, 129) sts.

Neckband

Remove markers.

Work in 1x1 Rib for 10 rows.

BO loosely in patt.

FINISHING

Front Band (make 2)

With RS facing, pick up and k83 (89, 90, 97, 99, 102) sts along front edge. Work in Garter st for 10 rows.

BO loosely. Rep across other front edge. Sew Sleeve and underarm seams.

Weave in all ends. Block Cardigan to size.