Four-Pattern Cardi

Four-Pattern Cardi



We're into multiple pattern stitches in the same cardi, but Gloria Tracy's Four-Pattern Cardi focuses on more classic stitches including a broken 1 x 5 rib, a faux cable, cable, and eyelet.

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 (39 1/2, 44, 47 1/2, 52, 55 1/2)"/91.5 (100.5, 112, 120.5, 132, 141)cm

Length: 21 (22, 23 1/2, 24 1/2, 26, 27)"/53.5 (56, 59.5, 62, 66, 68.5)cm

MATERIALS

Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 3.5oz/100g, 215yd/198m)

6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) hanks #6283 Lavender Mix

Size 7 US (4.5mm) knitting needles

5 buttons, 3/4"/19mm diameter

Stitch markers

Stich holders

GAUGE

30 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm in Cable patt

To save time, take time to check gauge.

DESIGNER NOTES

Back, Left Front, and Right Front are knit separately from the bottom up. After shoulders are joined using 3-Needle Bind-Off, sleeves are picked up at the armhole and knit from the shoulder down.

STITCH GLOSSARY

W3sts (Wrap 3 stitches): Wyib, slip next 3 sts onto RH needle. Bring yarn to front of work and slip same 3 sts back onto LH needle. Bring yarn around front of these 3 sts and to back of work, kl, yo, k2togtbl over same 3 sts.

2/1 LC (2 over 1 Left Cross): Sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to front, k1, then k2 from cn.

s2kp: Sl next 2 sts together as if to knit, k1, then pass the slipped stitches over.

s2pp: Sl next 2 sts together as if to purl, p1, then pass the slipped stitches over.

PATTERN STITCHES

Broken 1x5 Rib (multiple of 6 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: P1, *k5, p1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Broken 1x5 Rib.

Faux Cable Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, W3sts, p1, k1; rep from * across.

Row 2: P1, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * across.

Row 3: K1, *p1, k3, p1, k1; rep from * across.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Faux Cable patt.

Cable Pattern (multiple of 6 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *pl, 2/1 LC, p1, k1; rep from * across.

Row 2: P1, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Cable patt.

Eyelet Pattern (beg over multiple of 3 sts + 2; increases to multiple of 5 sts + 2)

Notes:

When working a yarn over (yo) between a knit and a purl stitch, work as follows: yam forward then around needle (yfm). When working a yam over (yo) between a purl and a knit stitch, work as follows: yarn over needle (yon).

Row 1 (RS): P2, *yo, k1, yo, p2; rep from * across.

Row 2: K2, *p3, k2; rep from * across.

Row 3: P2, *k3, p2; rep from * across.

Row 4: K2, *p3tog, k2; rep from * across.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Eyelet patt.

Techniques

3-Needle Bind-Off

Place sts from each stitch holder onto separate needles, points parallel and facing the same direction. Hold these with RS tog. Insert a 3rd needle into first st on front needle and first st on back needle, and knit these 2 sts tog (one st on RH needle). * Insert 3rd needle into first st on front needle and first st on back needle, and knit these 2 sts tog, pass first st from RH needle over 2nd st to BO; rep from * until 1 st rem. Fasten off.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

CO 121 (133, 149, 161, 177, 189) sts.

Begin Broken 1x5 Rib

Set up row (WS): Knit 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, pm, p1, *k5, p1; rep from * to last k 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, pm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Broken 1x5 Rib to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 2 of Broken 1x5 Rib to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9)"/10 (12.5, 15, 18, 20.5, 23) cm from beg; end with a RS row.

Begin Faux Cable Pattern

Set up row (WS): K to marker, sm, p1, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Faux Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work next row of Faux Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Rep last row until piece measures about 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13)"/20.5 (23, 25.5, 28, 30.5, 33)cm from beg; end with Row 4 of Faux Cable patt.

Begin Cable Pattern

Next Row (RS): K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 2 of Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18)"/33 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5)cm from beg; end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Row 1 (RS): BO first 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts removing first marker, p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1, pm, [p1, 2/1 LC, s2pp, 2/1 LC, p1, k1] 8(9, 10, 11, 12, 13) times, pm, p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1, sm, k to end of row—99 (109, 121, 131, 143, 153) sts.

Row 2: BO first 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts removing first marker, k1, p3, k1, sm, *p1, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1—93 (103, 113, 123, 133, 143) sts.

Row 3: K1, p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1, sm, *p1, 2/1LC, p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1.

Row 4: P1, k1, p3, k1, sm, *p1, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 until armhole measures 8 (8, 8 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, 9)"/20.5 (20.5, 21.5, 21.5, 23, 23)cm; end with a WS row.

Place first 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48) sts on holder for right shoulder, place next 27 (31, 35, 39, 43, 47) sts on separate holder for back neck, and place rem 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48) sts on separate holder for left shoulder.

LEFT FRONT

CO 64 (70, 78, 84, 92, 98) sts.

Begin Broken 1x5 Rib

Set up row (WS): K1, p1, k1, pm, p1, *k5, p1; rep from * to last k 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, pm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Broken 1x5 Rib to next marker, sm, p1, k1, p1.

Next row: K1, p1, k1, sm, work Row 2 of Broken 1x5 Rib to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9)"/10 (12.5, 15, 18, 20.5, 23) cm from beg; end with a RS row.

Begin Faux Cable Pattern

Set up row (WS): K1, p1, k1, sm, p1, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Faux Cable patt to marker, sm, p1, k1, p1.

Next row: K1, p1, k1, sm, work next row of Faux Cable patt to marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work next row of Faux Cable patt to marker, sm, p1, k1, p1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13)"/20.5 (23, 25.5, 28, 30.5, 33)cm from beg; end with Row 4 of Faux Cable patt.

Begin Cable Pattern

Next Row (RS): K to marker, sm, work Row 1 of Cable patt to next marker, sm, p1, k1, p1.

Next row: K1, p1, k1, sm, work Row 2 of Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18)"/33 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5)cm from beg; end with a WS row.

Shape Armholes

Row 1 (RS): BO 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts removing first marker, [p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1] 1 (2, 1, 2, 1, 2) times, pm, [p1, 2/1 LC, s2pp, 2/1 LC, p1, k1] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, sm, p1, k1, p1—50 (56, 60, 66, 70, 76) sts.

Row 2: K1, p1, k1, sm, *p1, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, *p1, k1, p3, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 3: K1, *p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1; rep from * to marker, sm, *p1, 2/1 LC, p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, p1, k1, p1.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until armhole measures 4 1/2"/11.5cm; end with a RS row.

Shape Neckline

Next Row (WS): BO first 4 sts removing first marker, work in patt as established to end of row—46 (52, 56, 62, 66, 72) sts.

Continue in patt as established and dec 1 st at neckline edge every row 13 (16, 17, 20, 21, 24) times—33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48) sts.

Continue in patt as established until armhole measures same as Back. Place all sts on holder.

RIGHT FRONT

CO 64 (70, 78, 84, 92, 98) sts.

Begin Broken 1x5 Rib

Set up row (WS): K6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, pm, p1, *k5, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, pm, k1, p1, k1.

Next row: P1, k1, p1, sm, work Row 1 of Broken 1x5 Rib to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 2 of Broken 1x5 Rib to next marker, sm, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9)"/10 (12.5, 15, 18, 20.5, 23) cm from beg; end with a RS row.

Begin Faux Cable Pattern

Set up row (WS): K to marker, sm, p1, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k1, p1, k1.

Next row: P1, k1, p1, sm, work Row 1 of Faux Cable patt to marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work next row of Faux Cable patt to marker, sm, k1, p1, k1.

Next row: P1, k1, p1, sm, work next row of Faux Cable patt to marker, sm, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13)"/20.5 (23, 25.5, 28, 30.5, 33)cm from beg; end with Row 4 of Faux Cable patt.

Begin Cable Pattern

Next Row (RS): P1, k1, p1, sm, work Row 1 of Cable patt to next marker, sm, k to end of row.

Next row: K to marker, sm, work Row 2 of Cable patt to next marker, sm, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18)"/33(35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5)cm from beg; end with a RS row.

Shape Armholes

Row 1 (WS): BO 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts removing first marker, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k1, p1, k1—58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88) sts.

Row 2: P1, k1, p1, sm, [p1, 2/1 LC, s2pp, 2/1 LC, p1, k1] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, pm, [p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1] 1 (2, 1, 2, 1, 2) times, p1-50 (56, 60, 66, 70, 76) sts.

Row 3: K1, *p1, k1, p3, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, *p1, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, k1, p1, k1.

Row 4: P1, k1, p1, sm, *p1, 2/1 LC, p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1; rep from * to next marker, sm, *p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 until armhole measures 4.5"/11.5cm; end with a WS row.

Shape Neckline

Next row: BO first 4 sts removing first marker, work in patt as established to end of row—46 (52, 56, 62, 66, 72) sts.

Continue in patt as established and dec 1 st at neckline edge every row 13(16, 17, 20, 21, 24) times—33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48) sts.

Continue in patt as established until armhole measures same as Back. Place all sts on holder.

SLEEVE (make 2)

Use 3 Needle Bind-Off to join shoulders. With RS facing, pick up and knit 77 (77, 83, 83, 89, 89) sts evenly along one armhole. Knit 1 row.

Begin Eyelet Patt

Work Rows 1-4 of Eyelet patt. Knit 1 row.

Begin Broken 1x5 Rib

Row 1 (WS): *K5, p1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 2: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more time(s). Place a marker at end of last row worked.

Note: Section of sleeve from beg to marker will be sewn to underarm BO.

Dec row (WS): Work in established patt, dec 1 st at each end of row—75 (75, 81, 81, 87, 87) sts.

Next row (WS): K4, p1, *k5, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows until a total of 24 rib rows have been worked, end with a RS row.

Begin Faux Cable Patt

Row 1 (WS): K4, p1, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2: K5, *p1, W3sts, p1, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: K5, *p1, k3, p1, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Rep last 4 rows 7 more times. Rep Rows 1-3.

Begin Cable Patt

Row 1 (RS): K5, *p1, 2/1 LC, p1, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2: K4, p1, *k1, p3, k1, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Rep last 2 rows 8 more times.

Dec row (RS): K3, s2kp, *2/1 LC, s2kp; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3—51 (51, 55, 55, 59, 59) sts.

Knit 1 row, dec 1 (1, 2, 2, 0, 0) sts evenly spaced across row—50 (50, 53, 53, 59, 59) sts.

Work Rows 1-4 of Eyelet patt. Knit 1 row.

BO all sts. Join underarm bound-off sts to marked-off portions at each side of sleeve top.

FINISHING

Right Front Band

With RS of Right Front facing and starting at lower edge, pick up and knit 80 (83, 89,95, 101, 104) sts. Knit 1 row.

Work Rows 1-4 of Eyelet patt. Knit 1 row. BO all sts.

Left Front Band

With RS of Left Front facing and starting at neck edge, pick up and knit 80 (83, 89, 95, 101, 104) sts. Knit 1 row.

Work Rows 1-4 of Eyelet patt. Knit 1 row. BO all sts.

Neck Band

With RS of Right Front facing, pick up and knit 7 sts across top of Right Front band, pick up and knit 21 (22, 23, 27, 28, 29) sts along Right Front neck, knit 27 (31, 35, 39, 43, 47) back neck sts from holder, pick up and knit 21 (22, 23, 27, 28, 29) sts along Left Front neck, pick up and knit 7 sts across top of Left Front band—83 (89, 95, 107, 113, 119) sts.

Knit 1 row. Work 1 rep of Cable Pattern. Knit 1 row. BO all sts.

Sew BO sts at armhole to first 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) rows at each side of sleeve top. Sew Sleeve and side seams.

Using the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th eyelets from the top on Right Front band as buttonholes, sew buttons opposite eyelets on Left Front band.

Weave in ends.