Monday, November 8, 2010

New Pattern

Here's the newest pattern.  It's a cardigan made from Noro's lovely Kureyon yarn that I found at one of my LYSs,   (Find Noro here:  Hope you like the cardigan!  As usual, feel free to use the pattern but please remember to reference me as the designer when posting pictures of it.  As with all my creations I'd love to see your finished projects so send me pictures of them and I'll post them here. Apologies for the photos being at the end of the pattern but I had a little difficulty getting them on the blog.  Thanks for looking and good luck!

If you have any questions, or run into any problems with the pattern, please email me and I'll do my best to help.

Noro Cardigan with Mistake Rib 
4.5 sts to 1”
7 balls Noro Kureyon colourway 217  (If you want your cardigan or sleeves longer, or if you just worry about running out of yarn, purchase another skein.  There were only 7 skeins of the colourway that I liked at my LYS.  I ended up having about 3 yards left when I finished.)
size 7 24” circulars 
size 5 24” circulars
size H crochet hook
4 stitch markers in colour A, 2 stitch markers in colour B
3 buttons
The neck of this cardigan is shaped with short row shaping so the collar will lay flat. This is a top down cardigan, perfect for beginning knitters who are comfortable with increasing and decreasing and a quick and easy knit for experienced knitters.  You will be increasing during the short row shaping so be sure and read through the pattern before beginning the cardigan to familiarize yourself with what you will be doing.   I made it 36” around to fit a 34” bust.  Because of the wide neckline and the customizable button bands you can easily make it a bit larger or smaller just by working a few more or fewer increase rows.  Just remember to do this after the short rows have been worked. 

Body:  cast on 16 sts, pm, cast on 8 sts, pm, cast on 38 sts, pm, cast on 8 sts, pm, cast on 16 sts, pm
Purl 1 row
Begin short row shaping: 
row 1: knit across 59 sts, w & t
row 2: purl across 35 sts, w & t
row 3: knit across 38 sts, w & t
row 4: purl across 40 sts, w & t
row 5: knit 2, kfb, sm, kfb, knit across 36 sts, kfb, sm, kfb, knit 1, w & t
row 6: purl across 49 sts, w & t
row 7: knit 4 sts, kfb, sm,  kfb, knit across 38 sts, kfb, sm, kfb, knit 3 sts, w & t
row 8: purl across 54 sts, w & t
row 9: knit 6, kfb, sm, kfb, knit across 40 sts, kfb, sm, kfb, knit to end
row 10: purl to end
row 11: knit across 15 sts, kfb, sm, kfb, knit 9, kfb, sm, kfb, knit across 42 sts, kfb,sm, kfb, knit across 9 sts, kfb, kfb, knit to end          
row 12: purl
This ends the short row shaping for the cardigan.  From here on you will increase before and after the markers as normal by knitting the front and back of each st.  All wrong side rows will be purled.
row 13:  knit to 1st marker, kfb, sm, kfb, repeat 3 more times, knit to end
row 14: purl
Repeat these two rows 15 more times
There will be 31 sts for each front, 43 sts for each sleeve, and 76 sts for back
Divide for body and sleeves:
knit across front sts, remove markers, place 43 sleeve sts on scrap yarn, sm, knit across back sts, remove marker, place 43 sleeve sts on scrap yarn, sm, knit to end
(142 sts left on needles)
*please note all waist shaping for this cardigan will take place at back darts
Starting with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st
Set up row for back darts: knit across front to side markers, sm, knit 15 sts, pm, knit across 46 sts, pm, knit to end
purl 1 row
Decrease row: knit to 1st back dart marker, sm, ssk, knit to 2 sts before 2nd dart marker, k2tog, knit to end
row 2: purl
row 3: knit
row 4: purl
Repeat these 4 rows 8 more times  (124 sts left)
work 10 rows in st st
Increase row: knit to 1st back dart marker, sm, k1, m1, knit to 1 st before 2nd back dart marker, k1, m1, sm, knit to end
row 2: purl
row 3: knit
row 4: purl 
Repeat these 4 rows 6 more times, ending with a RS row
Change to smaller needles
WS: sl1, p2, k2 across row to last st, sl1
RS: knit across row
Repeat these 2 rows until the ribbing measures 3”
Bind off
Transfer sts from first sleeve to larger size needles
Pick up 2 at underarm (45 sts)
Work in st st for 14”, increasing 1 st on last row
Change to smaller needles and knit 1 RS row
WS: sl1, p2, k2 across row to last st, sl1
RS: knit
Repeat these 2 rows until ribbing measures 1.5”
Bind off
Repeat for second sleeve
Finishing: using size 5 circular needles, pick up 92 around neck edge with the wrong side of work facing you.
Work in broken rib for 5’
*Please note*  Because of the way the collar will lie, the Rs will be the side facing you when the wrong side of the cardigan is facing you.  The collar is meant to fold back over the neck and shoulders.
Rs: knit
Ws: p2, k2
Button and buttonhole bands:  with size H hook and the right side of work facing you work 64 scs along side A, turn and sc to end, fasten off.
Repeat for side B.
Button loops:  first decide where you would like your buttons to be placed on the cardigan.  I started about an inch from the top edge, and then place the next two buttons at three inch intervals.  Sew buttons on.  Leaving a three inch tail, chain 10 with size H hook.  Using a tapestry needle, pull tail through sc band.  Fasten off chain, leave a three inch tail, and pull this through sc band, next to where you placed the first tail.  Secure, then using tapestry needle, wrap tail several times around the base of buttonloop to form a decorative detail.  Repeat this two more times, placing loops opposite the buttons.  Try on and enjoy!
Front view of cardigan 

Back neck.  Short rows help the collar to curve properly.

Back view of cardigan 

Front collar detail.  This also shows placement of the buttons. 


  1. Thanks for sharing, it's lovely :)

  2. Thank you Jabbashed! I've decided to try and post a new pattern each week this year so please come back and see what is new on Mondays.